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NIGERIAN ARMY CHIEF AND MISSION-RELEVANT BRASSHATS ON PRE-DEPARTURE INSPECTION OF MALI-BOUND TROOPS AT JAJI

L-R: Major General Kenneth Osuji, Ag. Commander, Nigerian Army Corps of Infantry, Major General John Zaruwa, Commandant Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre and Lieutenant General Onyeabo Ihejirika, Chief of Army Staff, 17 January 2013. PHOTO CREDIT: ASSOCIATED PRESS

Posted in GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, LIBERIA, MALI, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, Uncategorized, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

NIGERIAN MILITARY AIRLIFT OPERATIONS INTO MALI

A Nigerian Air Force C130-H30 on the tarmac at Kaduna prepares to depart for Mali A Nigerian Air Force C130 Hercules(fore) and a French military transport plane at Bamako Airport

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 ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

MALI EXPEDITION: “EVERYONE WILL FIGHT” – ECOWAS MILITARY ADVISER; NIGERIA’S STABILITY TIED TO MALI SECURITY SITUATION – PRESIDENT JONATHAN

President Goodluck Jonathan REUTERS 22 January, 2013 excerpts In an interview with Reuters in Geneva, Jonathan said Nigeria had a direct interest in intervening in Mali, pointing out links between the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram and al Qaeda’s north … Continue reading

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CHADIAN TROOPS, ARMOURED COLUMN MOVE TOWARD NIGER’S MALI BORDER TO FACE ISLAMISTS

REUTERS ABDOULAYE MASSALATCHI and BATE FELIX January 22, 2013 NIAMEY/BAMAKO An armored column of Chadian troops in Niger moved towards the Malian border on Tuesday, part of an African military force that is gradually deploying to support French operations against … Continue reading

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COMPARATIVE STUDY: ON THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS SEEN, WHAT DID THEY SAY ABOUT ‘KIT’ ??

FRENCH TROOPS DEPLOYED TO MALI NIGERIAN TROOPS DEPLOY TO MALI Mali-bound troops conduct final checks in the shadow of a Nigerian Air Force C130-H30 at Kaduna

Posted in AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ANSAR DINE, ARMED CONFLICT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, MALI, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, MOVEMENT FOR ONENESS AND JUSTICE IN WEST AFRICA, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

ISLAMIST GROUP, ANSARU, CLAIM ATTACK ON MALI-BOUND NIGERIAN TROOPS

REUTERS 20 JANUARY, 2013 An Islamist group blamed for abducting Westerners claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on Nigerian troops heading to Mali on Sunday, according to the local “Desert Herald”, which often publishes their claims. Suspected Islamist gunmen opened … Continue reading

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN ARMY, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, STATE SECURITY SERVICE, TERRORISM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

NIGERIAN TROOPS ARRIVE IN MALI; COMMENCE LIGHT FOOT PATROLS

Nigerian soldier on foot patrol in Mali Nigerian troops in Mali

Posted in AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ANSAR DINE, ARMED CONFLICT, 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, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, Uncategorized, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments