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Insurgency: NAF acquires 22 Aircraft – Air Chief

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar on Wednesday said the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, recently acquired 22 new aircraft to support various ongoing military operations across the country. Mr Abubakar made this disclosure while declaring open the NAF Finance Training Workshop with the theme: “Strengthening the NAF

Boko Haram: China to support Nigeria’s Armed Forces

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Peoples Republic of China on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nigeria to assist Nigeria's Armed Forces strengthen its counter insurgency measures. The Hon Minister of Defence Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali and the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria Dr  Ziyou Pingjian signed  the MOU on behalf of their

Zamfara: Gov. Yari says progress made in fight against bandits

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State on Thursday in Abuja updated President Muhammadu Buhari on security development in the state. Yari had on December 27 called on President Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Zamfara to check the persistent killing of innocent citizens by bandits across the state. “I am

Boko Haram: Intersociety cites ethno-religious biases in deployment, ‘dismissal of missing policemen’

•Faults counter-insurgency operations in Northeast Nigeria  Senator Iroegbu  The International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety), has picked holes in the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram terrorists, especially with the manner of personnel deployment to the North East Nigeria. Intersociety, faulted in particular the recent drafting

Prisoners’ feeding costs N200, not N115,000 or N14,000 daily–Interior Ministry 

•Deploys e-border patrol for effective counter-insurgency operations  Jude Johnson  The Ministry of Interior has clarified the issues of prisoners’ feeding, saying that contrary to insinuations that prisoners consumes N14,000 daily or N115,000,  the actual amount spent on each prisoners’ feeding is less than N200. This is coming as the Federal Government as part

Wild, Wild North-West: A region under siege 

Editor's note: Nextier SPD Policy Weekly provides an analysis of topical conflict, security, and development issues and proposes recommendations to address them. In this  week's publication, Nextier SPD examined the web of protracted security challenges in Nigeria's North West Geopolitical Zone.   In the last six months, Nigeria’s North-West geopolitical zone has

Policing: Army’s meddlesome internal security role fuels insurgency-2018–Intersociety

Emeka Umeagbalasi, Chidinma Udegbunam and Obianuju Igboeli Editor's note: The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety), has warned that the constant intervention and involvement of Nigerian Army in the policing of internal security challenges is a potential recruitment factor for insurgency in the country. The Nigerian Army is