Category Archives: SIERRA LEONE

“AGAINST ALL ODDS” – EEBEN BARLOW; EXCERPTS ON JOINT OPERATIONS INVOLVING EXECUTIVE OUTCOMES, NIGERIAN FORCES, SIERRA LEONE ARMY AND KAMAJOR MILITIAMEN

Nigerian ECOMOG artillerymen prepare to swing into action during the Battle of Freetown II, 10 January 1999 (photo credit: NEW YORK TIMES) Kabbah finally agreed that EO should locate RUF HQ that Sankoh was using and destroy it..the base was … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, ARMED CONFLICT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, SIERRA LEONE, TERRORISM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

THE REAL IMPACT OF NIGERIAN ECOMOG SOLDIERS: WHAT YOU DO NOT GET TOLD??

A Nigerian ECOMOG soldiers keeps watch over a large cache of arms surrendered by or seized from the ousted renegade AFRC junta forces and their RUF rebel allies QUOTE http://petermaass.com/articles/deadly_competition/ excerpts ” In recent years a Nigerian-led intervention force prevented … Continue reading

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, SIERRA LEONE, TERRORISM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

ECOWAS LAUDS NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES FOR REGIONAL PEACE

Nigerian ECOMIL troops arrive to a tumultous welcome in Monrovia, signposting the return of peace Joy unspeakable for war-weary Liberians: the Eagles have landed ECOWAS(press release) 10 JANUARY 2013 Abuja, Nigeria The President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency KadrĂ© … Continue reading

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, LIBERIA, MALI, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, SIERRA LEONE, TERRORISM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

LEGEND OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER: NIGERIAN ECOMOG SOLDIERS AT THE BATTLE OF MAMMY YOKO HOTEL(May 1997)

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN AIR FORCE, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN ARMY, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN NAVY, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, SIERRA LEONE, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE ADMIT 129 OFFICERS FOR COURSE 21; BRAZIL, CAMEROON, SIERRA LEONE, C.A.R OFFICERS, OTHER FOREIGNERS ALSO PARTICIPATING

A delegation of officers from the now graduated Course 20 of Nigeria’s National Defence College at the Sri Lanka Air Force HQ, 2nd May 2012 DAILY TRUST Written by Misbahu Bashir Wednesday, 12 September 2012 A total of 129 participants … Continue reading

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WORLD EXCLUSIVE: EEBEN BARLOW, AFRICAN COUNTERINSURGENCY AND EXPEDITIONARY OPERATIONS LEGEND, SPEAKS TO BEEGEAGLE’S BLOG; REVIEWS THE OTT PUMA M26-15 MINE PROTECTED VEHICLE..SHEDS LIGHT ON HIS ENGAGEMENTS AFTER ‘EXECUTIVE OUTCOMES’

OTT Puma M26-15 Mine and Blast Protected Vehicles bring up the rear of a KDF column KDF Puma M26-15 Mine and Blast Protected Vehicle(MBPV) Yesterday in the trending thread titled “BRAZILIAN OFFSHORE PATROL VESSEL..”, we mentioned the fact that Eeben … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA, AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, ARMED CONFLICT, BORDER SECURITY, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, KENYA, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, POLICE FORCES, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, SIERRA LEONE, STATE SECURITY SERVICE, TERRORISM, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 75 Comments

ECOWAS SENIOR MISSION LEADERS COURSE(ESMLC-3)10-DAY TRAINING SESSION COMMENCES AT THE NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE, ABUJA

Nigerian ECOMIL peacekeepers enter Monrovia to a hero’s wecome AUGUST 2003 Joy as Nigerian peacekeepers arrive DAILY TRUST Written by Misbahu Bashir Tuesday, 04 September 2012 Experts in peace support operations from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) … Continue reading

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BLOG EXCLUSIVE: ECOMOG AIR OPERATIONS(II) -SPOTLIGHT ON THE PHASES AND STATISTICS OF ‘OPERATION LIBERTY (1990-97)’ AND ‘OPERATION SANDSTORM(1997-98)’

A Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet deployed for ECOMOG operations at the Lungi Airport,Sierra Leone 1999 SOURCE: Board of Officers to Assess the Nigerian Air Force Participation in “OPERATION LIBERTY” and “OPERATION SANDSTORM” (reviewed 19 Feb. 2001-Feb. 2002) excerpted by … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA, AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, ARMED CONFLICT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, DEFENCE INDUSTRIES & PRODUCTION, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, LIBERIA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN AIR FORCE, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, SIERRA LEONE, TERRORISM, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

AFRICAN AIR CHIEFS PLEDGE COOPERATION, TRUST, SOLUTIONS

Air Marshal Mohammed Dikko Umar , Chief of the Air Staff 31/8/2012 by Staff Sgt. Travis Edwards U.S. Air Forces Africa Public Affairs DAKAR, Senegal (AFNS) The 2012 Regional Air Chief Conference wrapped up here Aug. 30, leaving military leaders … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION, AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, GHANA, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, MILITARY EXERCISES, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGER, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN AIR FORCE, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, SIERRA LEONE, TERRORISM, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | 3 Comments

HANGING OUT WITH ECOMOG VETERANS PT.II – A FOOT SOLDIER’S STORY.

Photo: AFP Sometime last year, BEEG EAGLE’S BLOG published details of narratives given by commissioned officers of the Nigerian Army who participated in the West African ECOMOG military interventions in the Liberian and Sierra Leonean Civil Wars. The narratives were … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA, AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, ARMED CONFLICT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN AIR FORCE, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN ARMY, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN NAVY, PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS, POLITICS, SIERRA LEONE, TERRORISM, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE, VETERANS AFFAIRS, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments