Monthly Archives: January 2012

ANALYSTS: DIFFICULT DIALOGUE WITH NIGERIA’S VIOLENT BOKO HARAM ESSENTIAL

VOICE OF AMERICA (31 Jan) Even though Islamic radicals in northern Nigeria continue attacks and are so far resisting offers of dialogue, analysts closely following the violence say negotiations will be essential in any solution. With deadly violence involving radicals … Continue reading

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GLOBAL DEFENCE AND SECURITY BRIEFS(IN PICTURES)

NNS Thunder F90 Good people, Beegeagle’s Blog, by deliberate design, opted to concentrate on the poorly-reported Nigerian defence,security and intelligence circuit PRIMARILY and the wider subregional and continental scenes in general. However, the fact of having subscribers to this blog … Continue reading

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NIGERIA ISLAMIST SECT DRAWING INCREASED SCRUTINY – WASHINGTON TIMES

Imam Abubakar Mohammed Shekau, Boko Haram leader THE WASHINGTON TIMES 29 January, 2012 The scene in Nigeria’s northern city of Kano unfolded like a script that could only have been written by al Qaeda: Several explosives-laden cars driven by suicide … Continue reading

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GUNMEN ATTACK POLICE STATION IN KANO…BEATEN BACK

January 29, 2012 Kano – (AFP) Gunmen attacked a police station on Sunday in Nigeria’s flashpoint city of Kano sparking a shootout with police, witnesses and police said. The attack followed the January 20 assault by the Islamist group Boko … Continue reading

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US WEIGHS RESPONSE AS EXTREMIST GROUP EXPANDS REACH ACROSS NIGERIA

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria By John Vandiver Stars and Stripes Published: January 29, 2012 STUTTGART, Germany A series of high-profile attacks in Nigeria in recent weeks that claimed scores of lives appear to be focused on fueling instability and … Continue reading

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KENYA DEFENCE FORCE IN SOMALIA (II)

Kenya Army HMVV Kenya Army soldier mans a machine gun Kenyan troops under the shadow of a Kenya Air Force Mi-171e helicopter

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NIGERIA: TALES OF THE EXPECTED – OSHKOSH SANDCAT MINE-PROTECTED LIGHT PATROL VEHICLE(M-LPV)

Oshkosh SandCat Oshkosh SandCat

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NIGERIAN TROOPS KILL 11 BOKO HARAM INSURGENTS IN GUNFIGHT

Saturday, January 28, 2012 Agence France-Presse LAGOS Nigerian troops killed 11 Boko Haram Islamists during a shootout Saturday in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, a stronghold of the group blamed for more than 200 deaths this year, the army said. … Continue reading

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FALTERING AL QAEDA TURNS TO BOKO HARAM

Boko Haram militants, screenshot from a 2010 video 2012-01-27 http://www.magharebia.com/cocoon/awi/xhtml1/en_GB/features/awi/reportage/2012/01/27/reportage-01 * 7 Boko Haram insurgents captured in Niger enroute Mali to deliver explosive materiel to AQIM Under pressure from Sahel states, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is turning to regional … Continue reading

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PROCUREMENT NEWS: NIGERIA EXPECTING ULTRAMODERN OSHKOSH SANDCAT MINE-PROTECTED LIGHT PATROL VEHICLES(M-LPV)

Oshkosh Sandcat M-LPVs EXCERPTS: http://www.oshkoshdefense.com/news/347/oshkosh-defense-introduces-sandcat-tactical-protector-vehicle-in-latin-america-at-laad-2011- The SandCat TPV, part of Oshkosh’s light-payload vehicle portfolio, offers a protected, highly maneuverable vehicle for use in law enforcement, border patrol and security operations, among others. “The SandCat TPV can provide security forces with … Continue reading

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