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NIGERIAN ARMY TAKING DELIVERY OF CRITICAL COUNTERINSURGENCY ASSETS ; PHASED DELIVERY OF ‘NIGHT-FIGHTING ATTACK HELICOPTERS’ (MI-35M) UNDERWAY

The Nigerian Air Force have almost certainly taken delivery of two of the six units of advanced all-weather Mi-35M attack helicopters. A statement issued by the Budget Office of the Federation and archived online shows that the 2014 defence appropriation … Continue reading

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IN CAMEROON, BOKO HARAM FIGHTERS’ BODIES QUICKLY DISAPPEAR

VOICE OF AMERICA July 14, 2014 by Moki Edwin Kindzeka Cameroon’s military says Nigerian Boko Haram militants attacked a military post,sparking a gun battle with soldiers. Local residents note that each time Boko Haram battles Cameroon’s military, the bodies of … Continue reading

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CAMEROONIAN MILITARY CLASH WITH BOKO HARAM

Cameroonian troops and Toyota Landcruiser gun trucks armed with Chinese-made twin 14.5mm anti-aircraft machine guns. LEADERSHIP by Kareem Haruna July 14, 2014 The security pact between Nigeria and Cameroun has begun yielding results: the Camerounian soldiers clashed with the insurgents … Continue reading

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MEKAHOG (NIGERIA) AND DCD PROTECTED MOBILITY (SOUTH AFRICA) PLAN TO MANUFACTURE IKRI MINE PROTECTED VEHICLES IN NIGERIA ; ARMOURED VEHICLE MAINTENANCE FACILITY ALSO TO BE ESTABLISHED

Helmoed-Römer Heitman Pretoria – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly 09 July 2014 The South African company DCD Protected Mobility has unveiled a new type of mine-protected patrol vehicle that it says will be built for the Nigerian Police Force’s (NPF’s) paramilitary … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN FORCES DISCOVER HUGE ARMOURY BELONGING TO TERRORISTS IN BALMO FOREST OPERATIONS; OVER 80 GENERAL PURPOSE MACHINE GUNS, RPGs AND RIFLES SEIZED

DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS NIGERIA (Press Release) 11 July, 2014 The mopping up operations in Balmo forest is yielding more discoveries of arms stockpiled in underground cells in the forest. Troops who have been excavating various sites in the forest in search … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN NAVY HAND OVER HIJACKED VESSEL TO INTERPOL

Nigerian Navy SBS commandos hone their board-and-search skills in the shadow of NNS Thunder F90 LAGOS July 10, 2014 (Xinhua) The Nigerian Navy Thursday handed over a hijacked MT Gare ship with three suspects to the International Criminal Police Organization. … Continue reading

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NIGERIA, SIERRA LEONE TO RENEW MILITARY TIES

Nigerian ECOMOG artillerymen prepare to swing into action during the Battle of Freetown II, 10 January 1999 (photo credit: NEW YORK TIMES) NEWS EXPRESS (NIGERIA) 9 July, 2014 Sierra Leone has made known its intention to renew military ties with … Continue reading

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NIGERIA POLICE FOIL ATTEMPTED BOMB ATTACK ON GOMBE SCHOOL

VOICE OF NIGERIA 7 July, 2014 The Gombe State Police Command has foiled a suicide bomb attack on Government Day Secondary School Pilot, located within Gombe metropolis. The incident happened around 10:45 am local time, when graduating secondary school students … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN FORCES KILL 44 INSURGENTS AT KERENOA…LOSE 6 SOLDIERS IN VARIOUS BATTLES OVER THE WEEKEND; WIPE OUT TERRORISTS’ BASES AT BALMO FOREST

A 30mm cannon-armed Mi-35P attack helicopter deployed on combat operations somewhere in N.E Nigeria PHOTO CREDIT: FYNLINE WORLDSTAGE 8 July 2014 Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters on Monday confirmed that troops have taken the battle to Boko Haram insurgents and wiped out … Continue reading

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OVER 50 INSURGENTS KILLED IN GROUND AND AIR OFFENSIVE FOLLOWING AN ATTACK ON MILITARY AND POLICE BASES AT DAMBOA ; COLONEL, DPO,11 SOLDIERS AND 3 COPS ALSO KILLED IN BATTLE

Nigerian troops fighting in the Northeast pictured in freshly-delivered Streit Spartan Mk.III APCs. These APCs are new to the inventory as the Nigerian Army had never operated any Streit APC types before now. PHOTO CREDIT: SIRIUS BLACK VANGUARD 6 JULY, … Continue reading

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