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Chad orders Ara 2 armoured vehicles from Proforce

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Nigeria’s Proforce has secured its first export order for its Ara 2 armoured personnel carriers, from Chad. Interest in the vehicles was sparked during a...

Guns fired during Abuja protest

Police fired guns and teargas in a clash with a protesting Shi’ite Muslim group in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, Reuters witnesses said. Two Reuters witnesses heard...

Nigeria Parliament lockdown

Nigeria’s National Assembly was on lockdown after shots were fired outside during clashes between police and Shi’ite Muslim protesters. Both sides blamed the other for...

Boko Haram ambush leaves five dead

Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram ambushed Nigerian soldiers in the north-east of the country, killing at least five and injuring more than a dozen,...

Chinese kidnapped in Nigeria

Unknown gunmen kidnapped two Chinese workers and killed a policeman in the southern Nigerian state Edo, a police spokesman said. The abductions happened last Wednesday...

Proforce delivering improved Ara APCs to Nigeria

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Nigeria’s Proforce is delivering improved Ara armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to the Nigerian Army, while export customers have requested 20 of the type. The latest...

ISS: Dialogue with Boko Haram back on the agenda?

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There is a hurting stalemate in the Lake Chad Basin. Countries under the mandate of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) are locked in...

Islamist rampage leaves 20 dead

Islamist insurgents killed at least 20 civilians in a north-east Nigerian village, a government-allied vigilante, a government and a security source said. The attack comes...

Nigerian Air Force reactivates L-39s, locally overhauls C-130

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has officially taken into service three L-39ZA aircraft that were made serviceable again by Aero Vodochody with assistance from...

Paramount providing dog training to Nigerian Air Force

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Paramount K9 Solutions has started training personnel from the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), who will graduate as specialised Canine Unit operatives. Paramount said the training,...

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Raw deal for defence in SONA

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Last week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, also Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), sadly did...