Category Archives: MAURITANIA

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

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?

Posted in AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, CHINA-AFRICA RELATIONS, CONSERVATION, ETHIOPIA, GHANA, ISRAELI-NIGERIAN RELATIONS, LIBERIA, MAURITANIA, MILITARY EXERCISES, NEWS & REPORTS, NIGER, NIGER DELTA CONFLICT, NIGERIAN AIR FORCE, NIGERIAN HISTORY, NIGERIAN PARAMILITARY FORCES, PIRACY, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, VETERANS AFFAIRS, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | 6 Comments

JSTF KILL TWO SUSPECTED GUNMEN, ARREST FOUR OTHERS IN BOTCHED ATTACK ON A KANO CHECKPOINT

An Otokar Cobra APC on urban counterterrorism counterinsurgency patrols NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA February 24, 2013 Kano The Joint Security Task Force (JTF) on Saturday shot dead two suspected gunmen and arrested four others in the Kano metropolis. An eyewitness … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 NIGERIA POLLS, ALGERIA, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, CHINA-AFRICA RELATIONS, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, HUMAN ANGLE STORIES, HYDROELECTRIC POWER, JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE, LIBERIA, MAURITANIA, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, MINING AND MINERALS, NATURAL RESOURCES, NIGER DELTA CONFLICT, NIGERIA, NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE, NIGERIA POLICE FORCE, NIGERIA PRISONS SERVICE, NIGERIA SECURITY AND CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, PIRACY, POLICE FORCES, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, SPECIAL TASK FORCE, STATE SECURITY SERVICE, SUDAN, TERRORISM, VETERANS AFFAIRS, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NORTH AFRICA IS CENTRAL FOCUS IN TERROR WAR, OFFICIALS SAY • NIGERIA, SAHELIAN NEIGHBOURS, SOMALIA UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT

US AFRICOM Commander, General Carter F. Ham David Lerman ©2012 Bloomberg News Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 The Obama administration no longer sees the greatest terrorist threats in Afghanistan or Pakistan. Instead, U.S. counterterrorism officials are increasingly focused on a … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION, AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, AL SHABAAB, AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ANSAR DINE, ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, CHAD, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE, MALI, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MAURITANIA, MILITARY PHOTOS, MOVEMENT FOR ONENESS AND JUSTICE IN WEST AFRICA, NIGER, NIGERIA, NIGERIA POLICE FORCE, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN PARAMILITARY FORCES, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, OIL & GAS, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, SEPARATISM, TERRORISM, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND, UGANDA, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | 6 Comments

BOKO HARAM THREATEN ‘BLOODIEST-EVER MONTH’ : SAY MOVED 300 SUICIDE BOMBERS INTO SOUTHERN KADUNA AND PLATEAU STATE •SEND SUICIDE ATTACKERS AND ‘IED TECHNICIANS’ TO SOMALIA, MAURITANIA FOR TRAINING • THREATEN TO SEIZE GOVT. BUILDINGS • PLAN MAJOR ATTACK ON ABUJA

Imam Abubakar Mohammed Shekau, Boko Haram leader DAILY INDEPENDENT 20 June,2012 excerpts The extremist Islamic sect, Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad, otherwise known as Boko Haram, has again spoken of plans to launch further devastating attacks on churches and government … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION, AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, BORDER SECURITY, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE, MAURITANIA, NIGERIA, NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE, NIGERIA POLICE FORCE, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN PARAMILITARY FORCES, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, SPECIAL TASK FORCE, STATE SECURITY SERVICE, TERRORISM, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments