Monthly Archives: February 2014

DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS COMMENCES SPECIAL OPERATION TO FLUSH OUT INSURGENTS

A Nigerian Army Special Forces commando leads CTCOIN troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force on patrol in the Far Northeast district of Baga bordering on the Lake Chad NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA 27 February, 2014 Abuja The Defence Headquarters … Continue reading

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SUSPECTED ISLAMIST GUNMEN ATTACK MICHIKA TOWN NEAR CAMEROON USING ROCKET LAUNCHERS AND EXPLOSIVES

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE 27 February, 2014 Scores of suspected Boko Haram Islamists armed with grenade launchers and explosives razed a town in Nigeria’s embattled northeast, killing two people, including a child, witnesses told AFP on Thursday. Residents in Michika, in … Continue reading

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BOKO HARAM: “YOUR STRUGGLE IS OUR STRUGGLE” – FRENCH PRESIDENT TELLS NIGERIA

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE ABUJA 27 February, 2014 French President Francois Hollande promised Nigeria support on Thursday in the battle against Islamist group Boko Haram, saying France would always be ready to help combat extremism in defence of democracy. “Your struggle … Continue reading

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INSURGENTS KILL 29 STUDENTS IN YOBE COLLEGE ATTACK

An operative of the Police Counter Terrorist Unit stands in front of a Landcruiser truck NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA Buni-Yadi (Yobe) Feb. 25, 2014 The authority of the Federal Government College, Buni-Yadi, in Yobe, on Tuesday confirmed that 29 of … Continue reading

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MADE IN NIGERIA MODANT MARINE MM90E RIVER GUNBOATS

Made-in-Nigeria Modant Marine MM90E river gunboats of the Joint Task Force Army Component. These units are armed with the Singapore Technologies Kinetics 12.7mm heavy machine guns. PHOTO CREDIT : LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPERS

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NIGERIAN MILITARY CLOSE ADAMAWA STRETCH OF BORDER WITH CAMEROON ; BORNO, YOBE STRETCHES OF BORDERS WITH CAMEROON, CHAD AND NIGER REMAIN OPEN

Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff DAILY TIMES 23 February, 2014 Yola Nigeria’s military says it has closed hundreds of miles (kilometres) of its northeastern border with Cameroon to stop Islamic extremists using the country as … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN ARMY, AIR FORCE CHIEFS END 3-DAY OPERATIONAL VISIT TO THE NORTHEASTERN FRONTLINES ; ARMY CHIEF PLEDGES TO PRIORITISE TRAINING AND HARDWARE

Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah, Chief of Army Staff PHOTO CREDIT: PM NEWS PAN AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY 21/02/2014 Abuja, Nigeria The Nigerian Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Kenneth Minimah, and his Air Force counterpart, Air Marshal Adekunle Amosu, Thursday ended … Continue reading

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