New African military profile: Nigeria

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Security is a major concern for Nigeria as it deals with threats on all fronts. Maritime piracy, illegal oil bunkering and pipeline attacks affect its seas and waterways while on land, instability and terrorism affect its neighbours. Primarily in the north, the army and air force are battling Boko Haram and other terrorist organisations. Re-equipment and expansion is underway as the West African country attempts to stay on top of its security challenges. Click here to find out more about Nigeria’s military.