Tag Archives: LIBERIAN CIVIL WAR

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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THE ECOMOG YEARS: NIGERIAN TROOPS IN LIBERIA (PHOTO CREDIT: CORBIS/PATRICK ROBERT)

Major General Joshua Nimyel Dogonyaro, pioneer Nigerian Field Commander of ECOMOG who was famous for his effective blood-and-thunder style, which turned back the rebels when they were already within one mile of State House, and pushed them out of Monrovia, … 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)

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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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BLOG EXCLUSIVE: ECOMOG AIR OPERATIONS DURING THE LIBERIAN CIVIL WAR..AN OFFICIAL OVERVIEW OF THE EARLY PHASES; 1,000 SORTIES FLOWN OCTOBER 1992-JULY 1993

A Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet deployed for ECOMOG operations at the Lungi Airport,Sierra Leone 1999 Nigerian ECOMOG troop reinforcements disembark from a NAF C130 at Lungi, Sierra Leone, 28 May 1997 (culled from the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna, Defence … Continue reading

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ECOMOG WAR STORIES: NIGERIAN MILITARY TAKE FREETOWN..PLUS OTHER ENGAGEMENTS

Panhard VBL recce vehicle and Pinzgauer All Terrain Vehicle on ECOMOG operations in Freetown, Sierra Leone. 1999 WSWS.org By Bill Vann 21 February 1998 Following a nine-day offensive and a bombardment of the city of Freetown,Nigerian military forces succeeded in … Continue reading

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CHRONICLE OF NIGERIAN MILITARY ENGAGEMENTS: 1959 – 2011

Nigerian Army Amphibious Forces in the Niger Delta Nigerian Army Amphibious Forces in the Niger Delta Panhard VBL of Nigeria’s ECOMOG Contingent in Freetown Sierra Leone, January, 1999 Alpha Jet of Nigeria’s ECOMOG Contingent at Lungi Airport near Freetown Sierra … Continue reading

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