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BOKO HARAM’S EVOLVING TACTICS AND ALLIANCES IN NIGERIA

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau(centre) flanked by three terrorists on either side PHOTO CREDIT: AFP Combating Terrorism Center at West Point http://ctc.usma.edu/posts/boko-harams-evolving-tactics-and-alliances-in-nigeria Jun 25, 2013 Author: Jacob Zenn Since Boko Haram’s[1] first attack on Bauchi prison in September 2010, the … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT JONATHAN APPROVES PROSCRIPTION OF BOKO HARAM, ANSARU

President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo(in the background) VOICE OF NIGERIA Rebecca Mu’azu and agency reports 4 June, 2013 President Goodluck Jonathan has formally approved the proscription of Boko Haram and authorised the gazetting of an order declaring … Continue reading

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U.S GOVT PLACE US$23 MILLION REWARD ON FIVE BOKO HARAM, AQIM AND MUJAO TERROR KINGPINS; BOKO HARAM’S SHEKAU EMERGES AS TOPMOST TARGET WITH A US$7 MILLION BOUNTY ON HIS HEAD

USA-NIGERIA SOLIDARITY June 3, 2013 WASHINGTON (AFP) In an unprecedented move, the United States on Monday posted up to $23 million in rewards to help track down five leaders of militant groups accused of spreading terror in west Africa. The … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN ARMY: SHADES OF DESERT CAMOUFLAGE IN FOCUS

Nigerian UNAMID troops in Darfur, Sudan The first pattern of desert camouflage used by the Nigerian Army, it was first used for AMIS operations in The Sudan. During the July 2009 uprising by Boko Haram which was put down by … Continue reading

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BOKO HARAM’S INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS – JACOB ZENN (WEST POINT COMBATING TERRORISM CENTRE/JAMESTOWN FOUNDATION)

Colonel(rtd)Sambo Dasuki, National Security Adviser Combating Terrorism Center at West Point Jan 14, 2013 Author: Jacob Zenn Since carrying out its first attack under Abubakar Shekau’s leadership in September 2010, Boko Haram has unleashed a wave of violence in northern … Continue reading

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HASTY INTERVENTION IN MALI WOULD FAIL – U.S AFRICOM COMMANDER; SAYS AQIM AIDING BOKO HARAM..FINANCIAL-IED TECHNOLOGY-TRAINING LINKAGES POSES GREATEST THREAT TO THE REGION

US AFRICOM Commander, General Carter F. Ham Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 3 December, 2012 The top US military commander in Africa warned Monday against any premature military action in Mali, even as he said that al-Qaida linked extremists have strengthened … Continue reading

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NIGERIA, NIGER SIGN JOINT BORDER PATROL DEAL TO CURB BOKO HARAM, OTHERS * TO HELP MALI REGAIN TERRITORY

President Goodluck Jonathan WORLDSTAGE By Victor Iluyemi October 18, 2012 Niamey, Niger Nigeria and the Republic of Niger on Thursday in Niamey , Niger Republic, agreed to a immediate take off of the joint border patrols along the border between … Continue reading

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WEST AFRICA TROOPS TO SUPPORT MALI ‘ON THE GROUND’…NIGERIAN AIR FORCE TO PROVIDE AIRFRAMES

A mutinous Malian soldier atop a BTR 60 APC near the Presidential Palace in Bamako (AFP) BAMAKO, Mali 24 September, 2012 West African troops will support the Malian army “on the ground” to retake the Islamist-occupied north of the country, … Continue reading

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MALI, ECOWAS AGREE ON TROOP DEPLOYMENT

Malian terrorists onboard a gun-truck(aka ‘technical’) 23/09/2012 BAMAKO (AFP) Mali and a West African regional bloc preparing to send troops to help Bamako reclaim the Islamist-seized north have made progress in talks over conditions for the deployment, officials said Sunday. … Continue reading

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MALI CRISIS: WEST AFRICAN DEFENCE AND FOREIGN MINISTER MEET TODAY

Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin(l) with Ivorian Gen.S.Bakayoko AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE 16 September, 2012 West African defence and foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting Monday in the Ivorian capital Abidjan on the political and … Continue reading

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