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906 NIGERIAN SOLDIERS CONCLUDE PRE-DEPLOYMENT TRAINING, SET TO RELIEVE COMRADES DEPLOYED IN MALI ; NIGERIAN TROOPS DEPLOYED TO THE STRATEGIC TOWN OF NARA AND RERE

A Nigerian Army desert warfare crew and Landcruiser gun-truck armed with a Browning M2 12.7mm calibre heavy machine gun in Mali NEWS24 2013-06-17 Abuja Nigeria has announced plans to deploy more than 900 soldiers to maintain peace in crisis-torn Mali. … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN TROOPS TO REMAIN IN MALI

Nigerian soldiers in the shade of a Mali-bound Nigerian Air Force C130 Hercules plane VOICE OF NIGERIA 21 May, 2013 Abuja The Nigerian troops sent to Mali for peacekeeping operations are to remain in Mali for now, contrary to speculations … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN AIR FORCE RELEASE NAMES OF NIAMEY AIR CRASH PILOTS; PHOTOS OF THE FALLEN NAF PILOTS(ALPHA JET) EMERGE

The fallen NAF officers VANGUARD May 8, 2013 By KINGSLEY OMONOBI ABUJA FORTY-eight hours after the fatal Alpha jet accident involving two Nigerian Airforce pilots, who lost their lives in Niamey, authorities of Nigeria Air Force, yesterday, gave the names … Continue reading

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CHAD COMMENCE WITHDRAWAL OF TROOPS FROM MALI AFTER 3 SOLDIERS ARE KILLED IN KIDAL SUICIDE BLAST; SAY TROOPS UNSUITED TO SHADOWY, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE

By David Lewis DAKAR Sun Apr 14, 2013(Reuters) Chad will withdraw its troops from Mali where they risk being bogged down in guerrilla war after helping to drive Islamists from northern towns,President Idriss Deby said in comments broadcast on Sunday. … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN ARMY COMMISSION FRENCH LANGUAGE LABORATORY; INTRODUCE 8-WEEK PROFICIENCY COURSE TO BOOST COMMUNICATION WITH FRANCOPHONE AFRICAN ARMIES DURING JOINT OPERATIONS

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen Onyeabo Ihejirika addresses Mali-bound Nigerian soldiers VOICE OF NIGERIA 9 April, 2013 Lagos The Nigerian Army has commissioned a standard computerized French Language lab in Lagos. This is part of the efforts to enhance communication … Continue reading

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MALI CONFLICT: 400 SENEGALESE TROOPS ARRIVE IN GAO

ITN SOURCE 1 April, 2013 Around 400 Senegalese soldiers, part of the African regional intervention force, arrive in Gao to help the Malian army assure security. Senegalese soldiers seen at a troop review with the Governor of Gao on Saturday … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN ARMY PROCURE 35 DESERT TERRAIN VEHICLES FOR MALI OPERATIONS; TO BE DEPLOYED AFTER APPROPRIATE MODIFICATIONS BY ARMY ENGINEERS

Nigerian soldiers exit a Nigerian Air Force C130 Hercules THISDAY By Senator Iroegbu 12 March, 2013 The Nigerian Army has procured 35 desert terrain vehicles to be deployed to the troops in support of the African-led International Support Mission to … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN ARMY TRAINING ANOTHER BATTALION FOR AFISMA OPERATIONS; EARMARK 2 BATTALIONS IN THE LAGOS AREA FOR ECOMIB OPERATIONS IN GUINEA BISSAU, MEDICAL UNIT FOR ONUCI OPERATIONS IN COTE D’IVOIRE

Troops of 323 Air Defence Artillery Regiment conclude pre-deployment training preparatory to deploying in Darfur. 4 January, 2013 PHOTO CREDIT: NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA PAN AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY 28 February, 2013 Nigeria has earmarked troops from two battalions in Ojo … Continue reading

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CHAD CLAIMS IT KILLED JIHADIST CHIEFS, ABOU ZEID AND MOKHTAR BELMOKHTAR; MAURITANIAN NEWS AGENCY OFFERS CONTRADICTORY ACCOUNT

Abou Zeid 02/03/2013 N’DJAMENA, Chad (AFP) Chad said its troops in northern Mali on Saturday killed the one-eyed Islamist leader who masterminded an assault on an Algerian gas plant that left 37 foreign hostages dead in January. The Chadian army, … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN AIR FORCE PERSONNEL EXIT NIGERIA FOR AFISMA OPERATIONS

Tavor rifle-wielding ground troops of the Nigerian Air Force board a G222 plane enroute Niamey AVM Tayo Oguntoyinbo(c), AFISMA Air Component Commander flanked by very senior NAF officers

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