Category Archives: GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS

MULTINATIONAL JOINT TASK FORCE, BOKO HARAM IN MASSIVE GUNBATTLE IN THE FAR NORTHEAST; 185 PERSONS DEAD IN THE FRONTIER TOWN OF BAGA..TROOPS IN CONTROL

BY HARUNA UMAR ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGA, Nigeria 21 April, 2013 Fighting between Nigeria’s military and Islamic extremists killed at least 185 people in a fishing community in the nation’s far northeast, officials said Sunday, an attack that saw insurgents fire … Continue reading

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UNLESS BOKO HARAM CHANGE THEIR IDEOLOGICAL PERCEPTION, AMNESTY IS BOUND TO FAIL; “BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY IS A RELIGIOUS PROBLEM” – NORTHERN ACTIVIST

Imam Abubakar Mohammed Shekau, Boko Haram leader VANGUARD April 11, 2013 A NORTHERN-based human rights activist, Mr. Musa Reef has faulted the proposed amnesty for members of Boko Haram Islamic sect by the Federal Government, saying that unless the sect … Continue reading

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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

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BOKO HARAM AMNESTY CAN’T BE FUNDED WITH NIGER DELTA RESOURCES – DR EKIYOR

VANGUARD April 10, 2013 By SIMON EBEGBULEM BENIN FORMER President of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Dr. Chris Ekiyor, has said that any plan by the Federal Government to grant amnesty to members of Boko Haram sect will be a fraud, … Continue reading

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SOUTH AFRICA ‘DOWNPLAYED’ CASUALTIES IN C.A.R FIGHTING…EYEWITNESS TO EVACUATION CLAIMS ‘COUNTED OVER 50 BODYBAGS WITH MORE BEING BROUGHT IN’ ; TROOPS WERE DEPLOYED TO SAFEGUARD MINING INTERESTS – FRANCE24 REPORT

FRANCE24 4/4/2013 Many more South African troops died during a rebel offensive in the Central African Republic than Pretoria has admitted, local sources have told RFI.The same sources said the soldiers were fighting to protect South African mining and oil … Continue reading

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MEND CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE KILLING OF 15 COPS IN NIGER DELTA CREEKS; CLAIM DOUBTFUL…NEW MILITIA GROUP ALSO CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY; BAYELSA COMPOL CONFIRMS 2 INSPECTORS, 4 NCOs AND 6 RANK-AND-FILE COPS MISSING

Niger Delta rebels VANGUARD April 8, 2013 By Samuel Oyadongha Yenagoa Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, yesterday, claimed responsibility for the Azuzuama attack in the creek of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State,during which … Continue reading

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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

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SPOTLIGHT ON THE SUKHOI SU-25 FROGFOOT

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WE’LL CONTINUE TO APPLY FORCE ON TERRORISTS – CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF

THE NATION April 3, 2013 UNTIL terrorists sheath their swords, the use of force would be applied on members of the Boko Haram sect, the Chief of Army Staff (CAS), Lt. General Azubuike Onyeabo Ihejirika said yesterday. Gen. Ihejirika said … Continue reading

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HUGE EXPLOSION HITS KANO..NO CASUALTIES RECORDED

Scene of an earlier suicide bomb attack in Kano KANO, Nigeria April 4 (Xinhua) A huge explosion hit northwest Nigeria’s Kano State on Thursday night, police said, adding no death or injury was caused. A bomb exploded along Dangi roundabout … Continue reading

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