Category Archives: UNITED KINGDOM

ITALY SAY 7 FOREIGN HOSTAGES HELD BY ANSARU TERRORISTS HAVE BEEN KILLED..SAY “IT IS AN ATROCIOUS ACT OF TERRORISM”

PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES KANO, Nigeria (AP) 10 March,2013 European diplomats said Sunday that seven foreign hostages kidnapped in northern Nigeria had been killed as claimed by Islamic extremists, the worst such foreign abduction violence to hit this turbulent West African … Continue reading

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NIGERIA COMPLETE FULL TROOP DEPLOYMENT FOR AFISMA OPERATIONS..2 NAF C130 HERCULES PLANES MOVE TROOPS AND HARDWARE, ONE RAF C130 MOVES EQUIPMENT; 1, 210 ARMY AND AIR FORCE PERSONNEL ON GROUND IN MALI AND NIGER

A Nigerian Air Force C130-H30 Hercules plane in Kaduna, Nigeria waits to convey troops to Mali PAN AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY 28 February, 2013 excerpts Nigeria has deployed the full complement of 1,200 troops it pledged for the African led International … Continue reading

Posted in AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ANSAR DINE, ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, MALI, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGER, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN AIR FORCE, NIGERIAN ARMY, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND, UNITED KINGDOM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

MALI: UK PLEDGES MILITARY SUPPORT FOR NIGERIA

NAF 917 – a Nigerian Air Force C130-H30 Hercules in Kaduna, Nigeria enroute Bamako, Mali VANGUARD February 3, 2013 BY KINGSLEY OMONOBI Abuja The United Kingdom (UK) said, Sunday, that following the shift of terrorists havens from Afghanistan and Iran … Continue reading

Posted in AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ANSAR DINE, ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, MALI, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, MOVEMENT FOR ONENESS AND JUSTICE IN WEST AFRICA, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, UNITED KINGDOM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF ADVOCATES JOINT EFFORT TO CURB INSECURITY; BRITISH-ASSISTED JOINT MARITIME SECURTIY TRAINING CENTRE COMMISSION RESIDENTIAL BLOCKS..FIRST SET OF 88 TRAINEES POOLED

DAILY PUNCH September 11, 2012 Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin, on Monday called for joint effort in tackling security challenges facing the country. Petinrin made the call while inaugurating residential blocks for the personnel of the … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION, AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, BORDER SECURITY, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, PIRACY, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, STATE SECURITY SERVICE, TERRORISM, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND, UNITED KINGDOM, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

NIMASA, NIGERIAN NAVY, AIRFORCE PATROL FOIL PIRATE ATTACK ON BRITISH VESSEL

NNS Burutu P174, a 38 metre Suncraft Sea Eagle Offshore Patrol Craft WORLDSTAGE August 31, 2012 The collaborative efforts of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Nigerian Navy and the Airforce have foiled the hijack of a British … Continue reading

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CT-COIN OPERATIONS: DEFENSIVE POSITIONS AND WATCHTOWERS(contributed by a Beegeagle’s Blogger, PECCAVI – an ISAF veteran)

Watchtower: Home is best A machine-gun nest bears down on the turbulence below A mortar emplacement above..enough explosive power for COIN operations – just in case.. Fortified precincts

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIA, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, UNITED KINGDOM, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE | Tagged | 24 Comments

DEAL WITH IT, BBC AFRICA: PRESIDENT JONATHAN IS ON TIME MAGAZINE’S LIST OF 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS

Doing my pre-dawn DX-ing today, I listened as the British Broadcasting Corporation’s African Service,tried her age-old tactics of using her in-country Alsatians to take the fall for her when she tries to foist her typically insidious and biased opinions on … Continue reading

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THE NORTHERN IRELAND INSURGENCY: SOME ARMOURED VEHICLES PICTURED

British Saracen APC in Northern Ireland Ferret Scout Car in Northern Ireland Shorland Armoured Car

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, BORDER SECURITY, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, UNITED KINGDOM | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

GOING INTO IRAQ/AFGHANISTAN: BRITISH ARMY LEARNED INSURGENCY LESSONS FROM N.IRELAND WHICH AMERICANS DID NOT?

British troops at a sandbagged position in Northern Ireland ARMY LEARNED INSURGENCY LESSONS FROM NORTHERN IRELAND THE GUARDIAN(UK) Richard Norton Taylor and Owen Bowcott Tuesday 31 July 2007 Operation Banner began in August 1969.Over the subsequent years, the army learned … Continue reading

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, BORDER SECURITY, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, MILITARY PHOTOS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

NIGERIA’S SECRET POLICE SAY BRITON, ITALIAN HOSTAGES KILLED BEFORE FAILED RSECUE

By Associated Press ABUJA, Nigeria 14 March, 2012 The Briton and Italian kidnapped in Nigeria were abducted by a splinter cell of a radical Islamist sect and executed before a failed commando rescue operation, the nation’s secret police said Wednesday. … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA, AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, BORDER SECURITY, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN ARMY, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, SPECIAL TASK FORCE, STATE SECURITY SERVICE, TERRORISM, UNITED KINGDOM, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment