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U.S MILITARY PLANS DRONE BASE IN NIGER REPUBLIC

US AFRICOM Commander, General Carter F. Ham VOA News (29 Jan, 2013) News reports say the United States is preparing to establish a base for drones in northwest Africa to boost surveillance of Islamist extremist groups. Reports quote U.S. officials, … Continue reading

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U.S., NIGERIAN NAVY PARTNER TO BOOST MARITIME SECURITY; PERSONNEL DEPLOYED OPERATIONALLY AT THE NIGER BORDER, JOS AND MAIDUGURI – WNC OPERATIONS OFFICER

THIS DAY 29 August 2012 To boost maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea as well as build capacity for personnel, the Nigerian Navy has partnered its United States’ counterpart under the African Partnership Station (APS) initiative. It is no … Continue reading

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NNS THUNDER F90 RECORDS FIRST OPERATIONAL SUCCESS, ARRESTS OIL BUNKERING SHIP IN NIGHT-TIME PATROL

NNS Thunder F90 DAILY SUN 9 February, 2012 EXCERPTS: (…..) He (Chairman of the Joint Security Information Managers Committee on security developments in the country and Director of Defence Information (DDI), Colonel Mohammed Yerima) disclosed further that the NNS Thunder, … Continue reading

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AL QAEDA PILOTS BOKO HARAM – ANTI-TERRORISM EXPERTS

Boko Haram militants, screenshot from a 2010 video November 17, 2011 ALGIERS (AFP) Anti-terrorism experts met at an international security conference Thursday to discuss the financing of armed militant groups and to focus on north Africa’s Sahel desert region, officials … Continue reading

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SIX FEARED DEAD IN GRENADE ATTACK ON BUS IN NORTHERN KENYA

  MANDERA, Kenya Oct. 27 (Xinhua)     At least six Kenyans had been killed in a grenade and assault rifle attack on a bus in northern Kenyan town of Mandera, witnesses and police said on Thursday. Regional police commander … Continue reading

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US TO EXPAND COOPERATION WITH NIGERIA ON MILITARY AND ANTI-TERRORISM TRAINING

Nigerian Navy SBS commando (l) with visiting US Navy officer, Commander Darryl Brown(r) in Lagos Vice President Arc. Mohammed Namadi Sambo has urged the United States of America to assist Nigeria train her military and security agencies to help her … Continue reading

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LRA : OBAMA TO SEND TROOPS TO HELP LOCATE AFRICAN REBEL LEADER

LRA leader , Joseph Kony ASSOCIATED PRESS 14 October , 2011 President Barack Obama said Friday he is dispatching roughly 100 U.S. troops to central Africa to help battle the Lord’s Resistance Army, which the administration accuses of a campaign … Continue reading

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