Category Archives: JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA

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

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

Posted in AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION, AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, BUNKERING, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, OIL & GAS, PIRACY, 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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

JTF(OP PULO SHIELD) ARREST ILLEGAL BUNKERING VESSEL AND BARGE IN THE NIGER DELTA…INTERCEPT AND DESTROY 61 BOATS; 76 OIL THIEVES ALSO ARRESTED

JTF amphibious forces in a battle-scarred gunboat soldier on in the Niger Delta regardless YENAGOA, Nigeria April 28 (Xinhua) Nigerian troops operating in the oil-rich Niger Delta region arrested 76 suspects and seized a marine vessel and barge used for … 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

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, NIGER DELTA CONFLICT, NIGERIA POLICE FORCE, NIGERIA SECURITY AND CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN PARAMILITARY FORCES, OIL & GAS, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 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

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

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, BUNKERING, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, NIGER DELTA CONFLICT, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, OIL & GAS, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 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

MEND DECLARE “HURRICANE EXODUS” STARTING 5 APRIL,2013…IMPLY DISENCHANTMENT WITH HENRY OKAH’S IMPRISONMENT, PROSPECTS OF AMNESTY FOR BOKO HARAM; JTF SAY “NIGER DELTANS NEED DEVELOPMENT, NOT ARMED STRUGGLE”, REDEPLOY TROOPS TO MEET EXIGENCIES

A MEND-affiliated faction of Niger Delta militants hand in their weapons 22-8-2009 BEEGEAGLE’S BLOG 3 April, 2013 The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta have given notice of a return to full-blown hostilities with effect from 00:00hrs on … Continue reading

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, BUNKERING, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MILITARY HARDWARE, NIGER DELTA CONFLICT, NIGERIA, NIGERIA POLICE FORCE, NIGERIA SECURITY AND CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, OIL & GAS, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

OIL THEFT DROPS TO 23,000 BARRELS PER DAY – DHQ CHIEF OF TRAINING AND OPERATIONS; JTF(NIGER DELTA) TO RECEIVE FURTHER DELIVERIES OF GUNBOATS

JTF gunboat on patrol in the Niger Delta VANGUARD March 31, 2013 Defence Headquarters has said that crude oil theft has dropped from 60,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 23,000. The Chief of Training and Operations, Maj.-Gen.Lawrence Ngubane, announced this … Continue reading

Posted in BUNKERING, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, OIL & GAS, PIRACY, RISK ANALYSIS, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment