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Nigerians flee armed attacks

Upwards of 65 000 people in north-eastern Nigeria fled their homes after an assault by armed groups on a border town, while apparently targeted...

The Past Week in Defence #47 (29 March – 4 April...

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As Africa’s leading defence news portal, defenceWeb aims to give you the latest updates on African defence, the South African National Defence Force and...

Eleven soldiers killed in attack in Nigeria’s Benue state

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One army officer and ten soldiers were killed in Nigeria’s Benue state in what a spokesman said was an unprovoked attack on Thursday. The army...

Nigerian Navy records substantial number of recent acquisitions

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The Nigerian Navy (NN) has made significant progress in the recapitalisation of its fleet, with dozens of vessels commissioned in 2020 and more on...

Gunmen free more than 1 800 inmates in attack on Nigerian...

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More than 1 800 prisoners are on the run in southeast Nigeria after escaping when heavily armed gunmen attacked their prison using explosives and...

ISS: Nigeria’s kidnapping crisis unites the north and south

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A holistic strategy is needed to decelerate the growth of the kidnapping economy in the country. Schools in north-western Nigeria recently reopened after a months-long...

The Past Week in Defence #46 (22 March – 28 March...

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, PT Dirgantara Indonesia hands over a CN235 maritime patrol aircraft to Senegal, the first Nigerian JF-17 Thunder...

NIMASA helicopters delivered

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The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has taken delivery of its two AW109 helicopter from Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters. They will be used...

Nigeria close to receiving patrol boats from Spain’s Aresa

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Spain’s Grup Aresa Internacional is about to deliver the first of four Aresa 1700 inshore patrol boats to the Nigerian Navy. The company last week...

First Nigerian JF-17 Thunder arrives home

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The Nigerian Air Force appears to have taken delivery of its first JF-17 Thunder fighter jet from Pakistan. Video emerged on social media showing a...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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