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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 AIR FORCE PILOTS DEPLOY TO NIGER AHEAD OF MALI OPERATIONS

Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet pilots receive a pre-flight briefing from Air Component Commander, Air Vice Marshal Tayo Oguntonyibo (2nd right) prepare to take off to Niger from Abuja

Posted in AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ANSAR DINE, 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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 39 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

NIGERIAN TROOPS ARRIVE IN MALI

The detachment commander of Nigerian troops is greeted by an official on arrival at Bamako Nigerian troops at Bamako Airport, Mali Nigerian troops board vehicles 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 ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 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

Posted in AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ANSAR DINE, ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, NIGER, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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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NIGERIAN TROOPS: OFF TO THE WARFRONT IN MALI

Nigerian troops in boisterous mood prior to being airlifted to Mali Photo Credit: NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA

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 PHOTOS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments