Tag Archives: NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES

COUNTERINSURGENCY AND ANTI-POACHING OPERATIONS : GASHAKA-GUMTI PARK RANGERS GET ARMS AS NIGERIA’S NATIONAL PARK SERVICE BECOMES A PARAMILITARY OUTFIT

Colonel (rtd) Sambo Dasuki, Nigeria’s National Security Adviser PHOTO CREDIT: VANGUARD NEWSPAPERS DAILY TRUST 16 April, 2014 Jalingo About a year ago, President Goodluck Jonathan approved the classification of the National Park Service as a paramilitary organisation in order to … Continue reading

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HOW BOKO HARAM RECRUIT NIGERIEN NATIONALS FOR US$3,085 PER YOUTH

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE 23 April, 2014 YOUNG Nigeriens at the border town of Nigeria and Niger Republic, Diffa, have confessed to be recruits of the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram.A member of a gang in Niger told the British Broadcasting Corporation(BBC) … Continue reading

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STATE OF EMERGENCY LIKELY TO BE RENEWED IN 3 CONFLICT-AFFECTED NIGERIAN STATES

Nigerian troops keep watch over suspected Boko Haram terrorists captured in the wake of a gun battle in the Lake Chad border districts. PHOTO CREDIT: NIGERIAN TRIBUNE NIGERIAN TRIBUNE 23 April, 2014 (….)There are strong indications that the state of … Continue reading

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FEAR OF BOKO HARAM RECRUITMENT IN CAMEROON; TRAINING BASE IN THE MOUNTAINS IN NIGERIA INDICATED

Cameroon and Nigeria: inextricably linked NEXTDOOR neighbours MAROUA, 16 April 2014 (IRIN) Nigeria’s extremist Islamist group Boko Haram are believed to be actively recruiting fighters across the border in Cameroon’s Far North Region, according to residents and local government officials. … Continue reading

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EXERCISE OBANGAME 2014: “NIGERIAN NAVY SPECIAL FORCES WELL TRAINED, WELL EQUIPPED” – GERMAN NAVAL OFFICER ; SAYS POSSESS SKILLS SET UNAVAILABLE TO OTHER PARTICIPATING REGIONAL NAVIES

LAGOS, Nigeria (April 15, 2014) – U.S. and German service members discuss room-clearing tactics with Nigerian sailors (Special Boat Service commandos) during tactical moments drill at exercise Obangame Express 2014 (OE-14). OE-14 is a Gulf of Guinea-based multinational maritime exercise … Continue reading

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MULTINATIONAL “EXERCISE OBANGAME 2014″ COMMENCES IN LAGOS, NIGERIA

FROM LEFT: Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Samuel Alade; U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, MR James Entwistle and representative of the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ameen Ikioda at the opening ceremony of EXERCISE OBANGAME EXPRESS 2014 … Continue reading

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EXERCISE OBANGAME 2014: NIGERIA SET TO HOST 22 NAVIES IN SEA-BASED EXERCISE; 10 NIGERIAN WARSHIPS AND PATROL CRAFT, 2 NAVAL HELICOPTERS AND NAF ALENIA ATR 42-500 MPA-ELINT PLANES PARTICIPATING

NNS Thunder F90 PHOTO CREDIT: ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY VOICE OF NIGERIA 14 April, 2014 Written by Chiamaka Ikechukwu Lagos The Nigerian Navy is set to host multinational maritime exercise to enhance security in the maritime environment and the Gulf of … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN AIR FORCE SUPER PUMA HELICOPTER (NAF 565)

This long-term stored Super Puma, initially withdrawn from service in 1997, was refurbished and upgraded alongside NAF 567 by Eurocopter (Romania) and reintroduced into service in March 2012. At the time in March 2012 when they were reinducted into service, … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN TROOPS RECOVER WEAPONS, RUSTLED LIVESTOCK IN BATTLES AGAINST MILITIA

PM NEWS 13-4-2014 Nigeria’s military authorities said on Sunday that their assaults on camps of armed militiamen in Kaduna and Plateau States have led to the recovery of arms and some stolen livestock. In a statement issued by Nigeria Defence … Continue reading

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NYANYA SUICIDE BOMB ATTACK : AT LEAST 71 KILLED, 124 INJURED IN NIGERIA BLASTS

PHOTO CREDIT: XINHUA/NIU XIAOXI ABUJA, April 14 (Xinhua) At least 71 people were killed and 124 others sustained injuries in the morning explosion which rocked a large motor park in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja, Nigerian emergency authority and police said … Continue reading

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