Category Archives: BORDER SECURITY

NIGERIAN NAVY TO RECEIVE TWO EX-UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AND UNITED STATES NAVY SHIPS IN 2014, ‘USNS JOHN MCDONNELL’ AND ‘USCGC GALLATIN’ NETTED – CNS; NIGERIAN NAVY ANNOUNCE PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR 57TH ANNIVERSARY (NAVY WEEK 2013)

The USCGC Gallatin is a 115 metre 3,250 ton Hamilton-class ship. She is a sister ship to the NNS Thunder F90 which was transferred to the Nigerian Navy on May 13, 2011 and entered Nigerian service on January 23, 2012. … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION, BORDER SECURITY, BUNKERING, DEFENCE INDUSTRIES & PRODUCTION, GULF OF GUINEA, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN NAVY, PIRACY, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 96 Comments

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

Posted in AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ANSAR DINE, ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, BORDER SECURITY, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE, MALI, MOVEMENT FOR ONENESS AND JUSTICE IN WEST AFRICA, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN PARAMILITARY FORCES, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, STATE SECURITY SERVICE, TERRORISM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

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

Posted in AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ALGERIA, ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, BORDER SECURITY, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE, MAURITANIA, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN PARAMILITARY FORCES, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, STATE SECURITY SERVICE, TERRORISM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

UNITED STATES, BUHARI BACK AMNESTY FOR BOKO HARAM

DAILY PUNCH Thursday 11 April, 2013 The United States of America on Wednesday said it backed the Federal Government’s plan to grant amnesty to members of the violent Islamic sect,Boko Haram. The Political Counsellor at the Embassy of the USA, … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION, ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, BORDER SECURITY, BUNKERING, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, INFRASTRUCTURE, JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, NIGER DELTA CONFLICT, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, OIL & GAS, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, STATE SECURITY SERVICE, TERRORISM, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

FG PLAN MILITARY BASES IN BAKASSI; ARMY FOB PLANNED FO IKANG, NAVAL FOB TO BE SET UP ON DAYSPRING 1 ISLAND

Nigerian Army Amphibious Forces Suncraft landing craft exits Cameroon’s Bakassi Peninsula, Aug.2008 Marine base of Cameroon’s Rapid Intervention Battalion in the Bakassi Peninsula(Photo: XINHUA) DAILY PUNCH 2013-04-10 There are indications that the Federal Government is concluding arrangements to set up … Continue reading

Posted in BORDER SECURITY, CAMEROON, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, RISK ANALYSIS, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

NPA ACQUISITIONS FOR NIGERIAN NAVY BEING CONSTRUCTED IN FRANCE, SOUTH AFRICA: 32 METRE OCEA FPB 98 MK.II PATROL CRAFT CHRISTENED ‘DORINA’, 17 METRE LITTORAL INTERCEPTORS CHRISTENED ‘AGADE’ AND ‘OVIE’

An Algerian-owned 30mm cannon-armed FPB 98 Mk.II Coastal Patrol Craft PHOTO CREDIT: MER ET MARINE OCEA-BUILT FPB 98 MK.I 32m Coaastal Patrol Craft of the Benin Navy NPA moves to secure installations, orders three patrol vessels THE GUARDIAN 5 April, … Continue reading

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, BORDER SECURITY, BUNKERING, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, DEFENCE INDUSTRIES & PRODUCTION, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN NAVY, OIL & GAS, PIRACY, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

EQUATORIAL GUINEA NAVY FLAGSHIP, THE BULGARIAN-BUILT 1,360 TON OPV-88, ‘BATA’

Well, it turns out that the said 2,500 ton frigate which was inducted last year, is actually a 1,360 ton OPV. Kudos to the neighbours regardless. Do note however, that a heavily armed 2,350 ton Barroso class light frigate and … Continue reading

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