Category Archives: AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM)

FOCUS ON KEY AREAS AND SCOPE OF US-NIGERIA MILITARY COOPERATION; NIGERIAN NAVY SLATED TO INSPECT ANOTHER NAVAL VESSEL EARMARKED FOR TRANSFER

Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service commandos simulate board and search operations on the NNS Thunder F90 under the watchful eyes of a US trainer PHOTO CREDIT: Nigerian Navy THE GUARDIAN 13 May 2013 For long, Nigeria and United States have … Continue reading

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VETERANS OF MALI WAR FLOCK INTO NIGERIA

Mr Rilwan Bala Musa, Comptroller General of Immigration SUNDAY TRIBUNE Written by Olawale Rasheed Abuja Sunday, 05 May 2013 THERE are strong indications that veterans of Mali Islamist war are already finding their way into Nigeria’s northern borders, just as … Continue reading

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WHY WE TAKE FOREIGN HOSTAGES – ANSARU

ANSARU terrorists PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES VANGUARD April 26, 2013 ABUJA Ansaru,a breakaway militant group from Boko Haram which kidnapped seven foreign construction workers in Bauchi has explained why the group abduct foreign hostages, saying it was meant to send a … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN ARMY PROCURE 35 DESERT TERRAIN VEHICLES FOR MALI OPERATIONS; TO BE DEPLOYED AFTER APPROPRIATE MODIFICATIONS BY ARMY ENGINEERS

Nigerian soldiers exit a Nigerian Air Force C130 Hercules THISDAY By Senator Iroegbu 12 March, 2013 The Nigerian Army has procured 35 desert terrain vehicles to be deployed to the troops in support of the African-led International Support Mission to … Continue reading

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WORLD EXCLUSIVE: AN UNFAMILIAR PATROL CRAFT(P2000 WATERCRAFT?) OF THE NIGERIAN NAVY…POSSIBLY ONE OF SIX PLATFORMS REFURBISHED BY TP MARINE

What make of patrol craft, most likely refurbished, is this?

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NIGERIAN AIR FORCE PERSONNEL EXIT NIGERIA FOR AFISMA OPERATIONS

Tavor rifle-wielding ground troops of the Nigerian Air Force board a G222 plane enroute Niamey AVM Tayo Oguntoyinbo(c), AFISMA Air Component Commander flanked by very senior NAF officers

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U.S-NIGERIA MILITARY COOPERATION: ON TERROR’S NEW FRONTLINE, MISTRUST BLUNTS U.S. STRATEGY

US AFRICOM Commander, General Carter F. Ham WALL STREET JOURNAL By DREW HINSHAW and ADAM ENTOUS —Devlin Barrett and Musa Ibrahim contributed to this article. 26 February, 2013 KUMBOTSO, Nigeria The shooting clattered on for 30 minutes, residents of this … Continue reading

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