Nigerian Air Force receives second batch of AW109 helicopters

21/01/2020 – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is about to take into service two more AW109 Power helicopters after they were delivered by air from Italy last week.

The two partially disassembled rotorcraft, along with equipment and spares, arrived at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja on board a Boeing 737-400 Cargolux Airline aircraft from Malpensa International Airport in Italy on 15 January 2020. Continuer à lire … « Nigerian Air Force receives second batch of AW109 helicopters »

War against Boko Haram has failed —EU

20/01/2020 – The European Parliament which is the legislative branch of the European Union (EU), recently suggested that the Nigerian Army and the government had not been telling citizens the whole truth about the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.

This followed the EU parliament’s claim that progress in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria has been stalled. Continuer à lire … « War against Boko Haram has failed —EU »

Nigeria -Army warns foreign agencies against backing B’Haram

20/01/2020 – The Nigerian Army on Monday warned foreign countries and agencies against meddling into issues pertaining to national security, especially the fight against Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP).

Although the Army did not give the names of the agencies, it advised both local and foreign interests to tailor their actions and utterances towards supporting the national cause with a view to restoring peace and tranquillity in the country. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria -Army warns foreign agencies against backing B’Haram »

Nigerian Navy to get 40 new vessels in 2020

06/01/2020 – The Nigerian Navy (NN) plans to take delivery of 41 new vessels in 2020, including patrol boats, interceptors and a hydrographic survey vessel.

In mid-December, the Nigerian Navy’s head of policy and plans Rear Admiral Beegroy Ibe-Enwo said it will receive new vessels from France, Malaysia, Vietnam and local manufacturers, adding to the 42 patrol boats and other vessels acquired in 2019. Continuer à lire … « Nigerian Navy to get 40 new vessels in 2020 »

Boko Haram: Presidency allays fears over Chadian troops withdrawal

06/01/2020 – The Presidency on Sunday asked Nigerians not to panic over the withdrawal of 1,200 Chadian troops from the Lake Chad Basin bordering the country.

It said the withdrawal was in line with the mandate of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), launched on July 1, 2016 and due to end on December 31, 2019.

It said Nigeria will be sending troops to Chad as part of a new concept against the Boko Haram insurgency. Continuer à lire … « Boko Haram: Presidency allays fears over Chadian troops withdrawal »

Drug Frontier: How cocaine trafficking is impacting West Africa (Special Report)

05/01/2020 – The route first became infamous between the 16th and 19th centuries when millions of West African slaves were shipped to South America through it. But the distance of approximately 2,500 kilometres (between Brazil and Dakar) has acquired a new type of notoriety since the early 2000s after Latin American drug cartels started using it to ship tonnes of narcotics into West Africa, which are later smuggled by drug mules in smaller quantities into Europe. Continuer à lire … « Drug Frontier: How cocaine trafficking is impacting West Africa (Special Report) »

Boko Haram: Why Chad withdrew troops from Nigeria

05/01/2020 – The recent decision by Chad to withdraw its troops assisting Nigerian Soldiers in the fight against Boko Haram under the aegis of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) may not be unconnected with the closure of borders by the Federal Government, The Nation has learnt. Continuer à lire … « Boko Haram: Why Chad withdrew troops from Nigeria »