It has been three years since President Muhammadu Buhari said Boko Haram was “technically defeated”. Yet, despite multiple declarations of victory and while significantly degraded, Boko Haram continues to slaughter … Continue reading A Resurgent Boko Haram. Who is to blame? the Nigerian Army or Air Force?
Nigeria’s military has struggled to counter ISWAP and is now looking to enhanced regional cooperation to advance its efforts. For the Nigerian army, the challenge has been multifaceted. On the … Continue reading The Nigerian and Regional Military Response
New Tactics Bring Success ISWAP’s military successes can be traced in part to some early good fortune but also, more enduringly, to its novel, flexible strategy and improved tactics. After … Continue reading ISWAP Asserts Itself: Tactics, Territory.
Immediately after the break-up, Shekau sent his troops after the dissenters, and the two factions clashed several times through the end of 2016. According to a former ISWAP member, dozens of … Continue reading Part 4: A Struggle for the Mantle of Jihad
The fracturing of Boko Haram is a story of clashing personalities, military one-upmanship and political manoeuvring. A key figure in the split was the late Mamman Nur, who first gained … Continue reading Part 3 : Anatomy of a Break-up.
Since the early 2010s, the jihadist armed group Boko Haram has wielded power and influence in north-eastern Nigeria and parts of adjoining states in the Lake Chad basin. The group clawed … Continue reading Facing the Challenge of the Islamic State in West Africa Province. Part 2
Five part series. Original Source: Crises Group Three years after Boko Haram broke apart, one faction, the Islamic State in West Africa Province, is forming a proto-state in northern Nigeria. … Continue reading Facing the Challenge of the Islamic State in West Africa Province. Part 1
The United Kingdom once had some of the world’s best defence industry. They churned out some of the best fighter jets, tanks, amoured vehicles in the world. Akin to the … Continue reading Say Hello to the Nigerian Army’s Family of Scorpion Amoured Vehicles.
The ZSU-23-3 “Shilka” radar guided self propelled anti-aircraft cannon is Nigeria’s deadliest mobile fire on the move anti-aircraft gun system for protecting tank regiments. It is one of the most … Continue reading It is one of the Most Feared Weapon in the Nigerian Army arsenal.
In the north (Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto and Zamfara states) fighting between tribal militias plus a proliferation of banditry has created a chaotic and violent atmosphere that has … Continue reading Nigeria: Different Ways To Die
Nigeria and Chad were whiskers away from an all out war that would have engulfed the entire region. What happened? APRIL 2013 As soon as Nigeria began to make a … Continue reading Nigeria and Chad came perilously close to war in 2015. Part 1
Without a dramatic spike in defence spending, and the president ordering a full mobilization of the nations resources for all out war, Nigeria may not survive the next decade. It’s … Continue reading Where the Nigerian Military is Pathetic !!