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COUNTERINSURGENCY AND ANTI-POACHING OPERATIONS : GASHAKA-GUMTI PARK RANGERS GET ARMS AS NIGERIA’S NATIONAL PARK SERVICE BECOMES A PARAMILITARY OUTFIT

Colonel (rtd) Sambo Dasuki, Nigeria’s National Security Adviser PHOTO CREDIT: VANGUARD NEWSPAPERS DAILY TRUST 16 April, 2014 Jalingo About a year ago, President Goodluck Jonathan approved the classification of the National Park Service as a paramilitary organisation in order to … Continue reading

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BOKO HARAM USING SAND-AND-OIL COATING ON OPERATIONAL VEHICLES TO EVADE DETECTION BY NIGERIAN AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT

Upgraded Alpha Jet aircraft – NAF 452 and NAF 455 NIGERIAN TRIBUNE 23 April, 2013 Troops fighting insurgents in the northeastern part of the country have uncovered a trick of members of the Boko Haram group, which they use to … Continue reading

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HOW BOKO HARAM RECRUIT NIGERIEN NATIONALS FOR US$3,085 PER YOUTH

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE 23 April, 2014 YOUNG Nigeriens at the border town of Nigeria and Niger Republic, Diffa, have confessed to be recruits of the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram.A member of a gang in Niger told the British Broadcasting Corporation(BBC) … Continue reading

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STATE OF EMERGENCY LIKELY TO BE RENEWED IN 3 CONFLICT-AFFECTED NIGERIAN STATES

Nigerian troops keep watch over suspected Boko Haram terrorists captured in the wake of a gun battle in the Lake Chad border districts. PHOTO CREDIT: NIGERIAN TRIBUNE NIGERIAN TRIBUNE 23 April, 2014 (….)There are strong indications that the state of … Continue reading

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FEAR OF BOKO HARAM RECRUITMENT IN CAMEROON; TRAINING BASE IN THE MOUNTAINS IN NIGERIA INDICATED

Cameroon and Nigeria: inextricably linked NEXTDOOR neighbours MAROUA, 16 April 2014 (IRIN) Nigeria’s extremist Islamist group Boko Haram are believed to be actively recruiting fighters across the border in Cameroon’s Far North Region, according to residents and local government officials. … Continue reading

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EXERCISE OBANGAME 2014: “NIGERIAN NAVY SPECIAL FORCES WELL TRAINED, WELL EQUIPPED” – GERMAN NAVAL OFFICER ; SAYS POSSESS SKILLS SET UNAVAILABLE TO OTHER PARTICIPATING REGIONAL NAVIES

LAGOS, Nigeria (April 15, 2014) – U.S. and German service members discuss room-clearing tactics with Nigerian sailors (Special Boat Service commandos) during tactical moments drill at exercise Obangame Express 2014 (OE-14). OE-14 is a Gulf of Guinea-based multinational maritime exercise … Continue reading

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U.S MARINES, SAILORS TO CONDUCT TRAINING IN NIGERIA

JACKSONVILLE DAILY NEWS 16 April, 2014 By SP-MAGTF Africa 14 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy Approximately 20 Marines and sailors from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14 will travel in April to Nigeria to conduct a theater security cooperation … Continue reading

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MULTINATIONAL “EXERCISE OBANGAME 2014″ COMMENCES IN LAGOS, NIGERIA

FROM LEFT: Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Samuel Alade; U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, MR James Entwistle and representative of the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ameen Ikioda at the opening ceremony of EXERCISE OBANGAME EXPRESS 2014 … Continue reading

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EXERCISE OBANGAME 2014 IN PICTURES

A Ghana Navy 46.8 metre ship made by Poly Technologies of China (left) anchored beside an unclear 76mm gun-armed 58 metre Nigerian Navy ship. US Navy Capitan Nancy Lacore has organized the military excercise Nigerian Rear Admiral Samuel Alade, (Flag … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN TROOPS FREE 121 SCHOOL GIRLS ABDUCTED BY TERRORISTS AT CHIBOK

A Nigerian Army soldier in an Otokar Cobra APC in counterinsurgency operations in Borno. LEADERSHIP 16 April, 2014 A total number of 121 students of the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok have been freed this evening in the ongoing search … Continue reading

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