Monthly Archives: July 2013

FORCE MULTIPLIER OPTIONS FOR THE NIGERIAN NAVY ; THE EX-ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY FREMANTLE 41 METRE HIGH ENDURANCE PATROL CRAFT REVISITED

HMAS Gladstone – decommissioned in 2007, spotted in this sparkling form as of 2010. PHOTOS : WIKIMEDIA Gentlemen, since we never tire to posit in the national interest and with a keen eye on both observed and stated requirements alike, … Continue reading

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NIGERIA BEGINS WITHDRAWAL OF TROOPS FROM MALI

Nigerian MISMA troops in a Landcruiser gun-truck in Mali LEADERSHIP July 31, 2013 The Defence Headquarters has stated that it will begin the withdrawal of some Nigerian troops from the Peace Support Operations in Mali as from tomorrow. The Director … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN SECURITY AND CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS HELMSMAN SEEKS DATA BANK TO AID FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM

A K9 team of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps demonstrate their skills VOICE OF NIGERIA 29 July, 2013 Calabar The Nigerian government has been urged to develop a comprehensive data bank of citizens and foreigners in the country, … Continue reading

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JTF – OP PULO SHIELD PRESENT 2013 HALF-YEAR REPORT; 24 SEAGOING VESSELS, 133 BARGES AND 861 ‘COTONOU’ BOATS SEIZED IN 594 RAIDS…608 SUSPECTED OIL THIEVES ARRESTED, 748 ILLEGAL REFINERIES SCUTTLED

Seized bunkering vessel(aka ‘Cotonou boat’) used for conveying barrels by oil racketeers VANGUARD Wednesday July 31st, 2013 The Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta code-named ‘Operation Pulo Shield’, said it has arrested 608 suspected oil thieves in 594 raids … Continue reading

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MNJTF QUICK REACTION UNITS RESTORE CALM TO DAWASHI NEAR BAGA IN NIGERIA’S FAR NORTHEAST

Medical personnel of the MNJTF treating some of the injured civilians at Baga PHOTO CREDIT: VOICE OF NIGERIA VOICE OF NIGERIA 29 July, 2013 Heavily armed Quick Reaction military forces have been deployed in Baga area of Borno state, where … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN ARMY PARADE 42 BOKO HARAM SUSPECTS IN LAGOS

PHOTO CREDIT: VOICE OF NIGERIA VOICE OF NIGERIA 29 July, 2013 The Nigerian Army has paraded 42 suspected Boko Haram members in Lagos State arrested in Ogun and Lagos states. The General Officer Commanding 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, … Continue reading

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11 PERSONS FEARED KILLED IN TERROR ATTACKS ON SABON GARI, KANO

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau(centre) flanked by three terrorists on either side PHOTO CREDIT: AFP KANO, Nigeria July 30 (Xinhua) At least six people have been confirmed dead and six others injured Monday in multiple explosions at a bar in … Continue reading

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NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE SET TO GRADUATE PARTICIPANTS FROM 11 FOREIGN ARMED FORCES, 120 NIGERIANS ; 2014 INTAKE TO INCLUDE OFFICERS FROM 18 FOREIGN COUNTRIES INCLUDING INDIA, PAKISTAN AND BANGLADESH

L-R: Mrs Olusola Obada, Minister of State(Defence), Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim and the Commandant National Defence College, Rear Admiral Thomas Jonah Lokoson (PHOTO CREDIT: NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA) PAN AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY Abuja, Nigeria 26 July, … Continue reading

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FIVE PERSONS KILLED, THREE INJURED AS GUNMEN ATTACK WASE , CENTRAL NIGERIA ; SPECIAL TASK FORCE TROOPS REPEL ATTACK, KILL 5 GUNMEN

A STF Otokar Cobra APC near the scene of a suicide bomb attack on St Finbarr’s Church, Jos 11/3/2012 THE GUARDIAN 28 July, 2013 AT LEAST five people were killed and three others injured Saturday when a group of armed … Continue reading

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REMINISCENCES: A NIGERIAN AIR FORCE ECOMOG VETERAN’S NARRATIVE ON THE TAKEOVER OF SIERRA LEONE’S STRATEGIC LUNGI AIRPORT

Nigerian ECOMOG troop reinforcements arrive at Lungi International Airport in Freetown on May 28, 1997 in a Nigerian Air Force Hercules cargo plane shuttling troops, ammunition and supplies following the military coup in Sierra Leone ECOMOG REMINISCENCES: ‘I outwitted coup … Continue reading

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