Category Archives: ANSAR DINE

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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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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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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NIGERIA COMPLETE FULL TROOP DEPLOYMENT FOR AFISMA OPERATIONS..2 NAF C130 HERCULES PLANES MOVE TROOPS AND HARDWARE, ONE RAF C130 MOVES EQUIPMENT; 1, 210 ARMY AND AIR FORCE PERSONNEL ON GROUND IN MALI AND NIGER

A Nigerian Air Force C130-H30 Hercules plane in Kaduna, Nigeria waits to convey troops to Mali PAN AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY 28 February, 2013 excerpts Nigeria has deployed the full complement of 1,200 troops it pledged for the African led International … Continue reading

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U.S MAY DEPLOY DRONES, SPY PLANES IN NIGERIA OVER BOKO HARAM; INCOMING AFRICOM COMMANDER ACCEPTS THAT BOKO HARAM NOW OPERATE IN NIGERIA, CAMEROON, CHAD, NIGER AND MALI

US AFRICOM Commander, General Carter F. Ham THE GUARDIAN 25 February, 2013 THOUGH the debate about the rightness or otherwise of the use of external forces to check the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria has simmered down, it may be … Continue reading

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HIGH-LEVEL NIGERIAN MILITARY TEAM VISIT NATIONAL SPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY; NIGERIASAT-X RELAYING AREA IMAGERY TO NIGERIAN AFISMA CONTINGENT

The US$300 million NIGCOMSAT-1R is Nigeria’s fourth orbiting satellite. Beegeagle’s Blog 23 February, 2013 A high-level military delegation led by the Chief of Communications, Defence Headquarters Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith has paid a working visit to the Director General … Continue reading

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U.S MILITARY PERSONNEL ARRIVE IN NIGER TO CONDUCT DRONE SURVEILLANCE IN MALI

US AFRICOM Commander, General Carter F. Ham WASHINGTON Fri Feb 22, 2013(Reuters) The Pentagon has deployed about 100 troops to the West African nation of Niger to conduct unmanned reconnaissance flights over Mali and share intelligence with French forces fighting … Continue reading

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THIRTEEN CHADIAN SOLDIERS, 65 REBELS KILLED IN NORTHEAST MALI

Fri Feb 22, 2013 N’DJAMENA (Reuters) Thirteen Chadian soldiers were killed in fighting in northern Mali on Friday, the heaviest casualties sustained by French and African troops since the launch of a military campaign against Islamist rebels there six weeks … Continue reading

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NIGERIA POLICE FORCE TO SEND 140-MAN FORMED POLICE UNIT TO MALI; DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE KAMAR APPOINTED HEAD OF AFISMA POLICE COMPONENT

Men of the Nigeria Police Mobile Force(MOPOL) deployed in Mogadishu, Somalia with the AMISOM Formed Police Unit stand around a Streit Spartan Mk.II APC PHOTO CREDIT: AU-UN IST PHOTO/TOBIN JONES RADIO NIGERIA 18-02-2013 A Nigerian Deputy Commissioner of Police, Subair … Continue reading

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