Tag Archives: ECOMOG

PHOTO NEWSREEL : NIGERIAN ECOMOG TROOPS IN LIBERIA

One of six security checkpoints on the 36 mile road leading from Roberts International Airport to Monrovia, Liberia. The checkpoint was manned by Nigerian ECOMOG troops. At the time, the airport was being used by the United States Military during … Continue reading

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REMINISCENCES: A NIGERIAN AIR FORCE ECOMOG VETERAN’S NARRATIVE ON THE TAKEOVER OF SIERRA LEONE’S STRATEGIC LUNGI AIRPORT

Nigerian ECOMOG troop reinforcements arrive at Lungi International Airport in Freetown on May 28, 1997 in a Nigerian Air Force Hercules cargo plane shuttling troops, ammunition and supplies following the military coup in Sierra Leone ECOMOG REMINISCENCES: ‘I outwitted coup … Continue reading

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“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

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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

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NIGERIAN ECOMOG ARTILLERYMEN

Nigerian ECOMOG artillerymen prepare to swing into action during the Battle of Freetown II, 10 January 1999 (photo credit: NEW YORK TIMES)

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, Uncategorized, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

RECOMMENDED READING (NIGERIAN ECOMOG OPERATIONS): ” FROM SAS TO BLOOD DIAMOND WARS” BY HAMISH ROSS AND FRED MARAFONO – REVIEWED BY PECCAVI

Nigerian ECOMOG artillerymen dismount for action during the Battle of Freetown II, 10 Jan 1999 HIGHLIGHTS * Tells a story about a British Special Forces mercenary and the Sierra Leonean Deputy Minister of Defence(Chief Sam Hinga-Norman) * Arguably the best … Continue reading

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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

ECOMOG OPERATIONS: OFFICER ALECHENU AT WAR IN SIERRA LEONE

Today’s Lt.Colonel Alechenu as a warrior Lieutenant in Sierra Leone, fifteen years ago The photo above, taken during the Battle of Mammy Yoko Hotel in Freetown(May 1997) shows a young Lieutenant Alechenu in the heat of battle, sans flak jacket … 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

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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

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