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DEFENCE MINISTER SCORES NIGERIAN NAVY HIGH ON MARITIME SECURITY

NNS Siri P181, a 58 metre Combattante III missile Fast Attack Craft on patrol NIGERIAN TRIBUNE 19 Jul, 2014 Calabar The Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has said that constant patrol by the Nigerian Navy on the … Continue reading

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NIGERIA’S ‘WAR ON TERROR’ : MOLES SABOTAGING FIGHT AGAINST INSURGENTS – MILITARY SOURCE ; OTHER EXTENUATING FACTORS ALSO LISTED

Colonel (rtd) Sambo Dasuki, Nigeria’s National Security Adviser DAILY TIMES 19 July, 2014 Reacting to comments made by the chairman of the newly inaugurated Committee on Victim Support Fund, General Theophilus Danjuma (Rtd.) to the effect that the war against … Continue reading

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TERRORISM: PRESIDENT JONATHAN APPROVES ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR ‘HUGE ACQUISITIONS’ OF MILITARY HARDWARE

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria PM NEWS Published on July 18, 2014 President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the release of additional funds for the purchase of military hardware, the Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, said. Obanikoro said … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT JONATHAN SEEKS LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL TO BORROW US$1 BILLION FOR MILITARY HARDWARE ACQUISITION ; IMMEDIATE CONCURRENCE EXPECTED

President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo(in the background). President Jonathan appears determined, and most commendably so, to have the defence and security forces retooled in a manner which has not been experienced for over thirty years VANGUARD 16 … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN TROOPS SAY CORRUPTION SAPS WILL TO FIGHT ISLAMISTS

Nigerian mortar crews and a Toyota Landcruiser gun truck BLOOMBERG By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz and Dulue Mbachu July 16, 2014 When Islamist militants raided the northeastern Nigerian village of Izghe, killing 90 people, some government troops dropped their weapons, stripped off … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN ARMY TAKING DELIVERY OF CRITICAL COUNTERINSURGENCY ASSETS ; PHASED DELIVERY OF ‘NIGHT-FIGHTING ATTACK HELICOPTERS’ (MI-35M) UNDERWAY

The Nigerian Air Force have almost certainly taken delivery of two of the six units of advanced all-weather Mi-35M attack helicopters. A statement issued by the Budget Office of the Federation and archived online shows that the 2014 defence appropriation … Continue reading

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IN CAMEROON, BOKO HARAM FIGHTERS’ BODIES QUICKLY DISAPPEAR

VOICE OF AMERICA July 14, 2014 by Moki Edwin Kindzeka Cameroon’s military says Nigerian Boko Haram militants attacked a military post,sparking a gun battle with soldiers. Local residents note that each time Boko Haram battles Cameroon’s military, the bodies of … Continue reading

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CAMEROONIAN MILITARY CLASH WITH BOKO HARAM

Cameroonian troops and Toyota Landcruiser gun trucks armed with Chinese-made twin 14.5mm anti-aircraft machine guns. LEADERSHIP by Kareem Haruna July 14, 2014 The security pact between Nigeria and Cameroun has begun yielding results: the Camerounian soldiers clashed with the insurgents … Continue reading

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MEKAHOG (NIGERIA) AND DCD PROTECTED MOBILITY (SOUTH AFRICA) PLAN TO MANUFACTURE IKRI MINE PROTECTED VEHICLES IN NIGERIA ; ARMOURED VEHICLE MAINTENANCE FACILITY ALSO TO BE ESTABLISHED

Helmoed-Römer Heitman Pretoria – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly 09 July 2014 The South African company DCD Protected Mobility has unveiled a new type of mine-protected patrol vehicle that it says will be built for the Nigerian Police Force’s (NPF’s) paramilitary … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN FORCES DISCOVER HUGE ARMOURY BELONGING TO TERRORISTS IN BALMO FOREST OPERATIONS; OVER 80 GENERAL PURPOSE MACHINE GUNS, RPGs AND RIFLES SEIZED

DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS NIGERIA (Press Release) 11 July, 2014 The mopping up operations in Balmo forest is yielding more discoveries of arms stockpiled in underground cells in the forest. Troops who have been excavating various sites in the forest in search … Continue reading

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