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Nigeria’s DICON resumes ammunition production as it continues expansion

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The Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) has resumed the production of ammunition and delivered four million rounds to the Nigerian Army last month...

Nigerian Army acquires Tares armoured vehicles

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The Nigerian Army is now operating Tares armoured vehicles after having just taken delivery of the new type from Saudi Arabia’s ERAF Industrial Company. In...

Nigeria moves ahead with Cayuse Warrior acquisition

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MD Helicopters is moving ahead with the production of 12 MD 530F Cayuse Warriors for the Nigerian Army, with deliveries from the end of...

Production of Nigerian Cayuse Warrior helicopters underway

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MD Helicopters is currently busy with the manufacture of the first three of 12 Cayuse Warrior Plus helicopters for the Nigerian Army. The company made...

Nigerian Army getting Cayuse Warrior helicopters

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The Nigerian Army has awarded MD Helicopters a contract to supply 12 Cayuse Warrior Plus scout/attack helicopters to assist in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations...

HAL signs deal with Nigerian Army for further helicopter training

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India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed a contract with the Nigerian Army for further helicopter pilot training. This marks the continuation of a contract...

CS/VP3 and Mengshi APCs delivered to Nigeria

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The Nigerian military has taken delivery of dozens of new armoured personnel carriers (APCs) from China, including CS/VP3 vehicles from Poly Technologies and Mengshi...

Nigerian army says Islamic State West Africa’s new leader killed in...

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Nigeria's army said on Thursday it had killed the new leader of insurgent group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in a military operation...

Nigeria confirmed to be operating Type 89 IFVs

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The Nigerian Army is confirmed to be operating Type 89 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) acquired from China’s Norinco, months after they were first rumoured...

Nigerian Army may have acquired more CS/VP3 APCs and Type 89...

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The Nigerian Army may have acquired 100 additional CS/VP3 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) from China’s Poly Technologies and Type 89 tracked infantry fighting vehicles...

Nigerian Chief of Army Staff visits Proforce as company highlights growth

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Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, the Nigerian Army’s Chief of Staff, has paid a visit to Proforce’s facilities as part of growing collaboration between the...

India’s HAL training Nigerian Army pilots

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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has started flying training for Nigerian Army Aviation pilots, who have joined the Indian company’s Rotary Wing Academy. HAL said six...

Nigeria’s president appoints new army chief after predecessor’s death

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Nigeria’s president has appointed a new army chief, the ministry of defence said in a statement on Thursday, following the death of the military...

Nigerian Army orders locally made Ezugwu armoured vehicles

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The Nigerian Army has ordered 28 Ezugwu armoured personnel carriers for counter-terrorism/insurgency missions, a month after the vehicle was unveiled by the Defence Industries...

Nigeria unveils new APC

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The Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) has unveiled a new locally developed armoured personnel carrier, the Ezugwu. It is named after Major General Victor...

Nigerian Army commissions more Ara armoured vehicles

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The Nigerian Army has commissioned into service another batch of Ara armoured personnel carriers manufactured by Nigeria’s Proforce. The Nigerian Army took four vehicles into...

New Nigerian military equipment revealed

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The Nigerian Air Force and Army have revealed new acquisitions and plans to acquire additional equipment, including domestically built armoured vehicles. During a firepower demonstration...

Nigerian army to deploy troops in areas marked by land clashes

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The Nigerian army on Wednesday said it will deploy troops to improve security in central states where a spate of communal violence...

Innoson to produce vehicles for Nigerian military

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Nigerian vehicle manufacturer Innoson has signed an agreement to produce armoured vehicles for the Nigerian Army, with 100 to be supplied immediately. Innoson...

Nigerian Army unveils new locally made weapons, equipment

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The Nigerian Army has unveiled a wide range of locally-made weapons and equipment which includes an Infantry Patrol Vehicle (IPV), a Combat...

British soldiers training Nigerian forces

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Soldiers from A (Norfolk) Company, 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, are on a four month deployment in Africa. The presence of ...

Three militants arrested by Nigerian Army

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The Nigerian army has arrested three militants suspected of having been involved in the killing of four soldiers and seized a large...

Three militants arrested by Nigerian Army

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The Nigerian army has arrested three militants suspected of having been involved in the killing of four soldiers and seized a large...

Military sweep in Nigeria’s Delta risks fuelling more dissent

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The Nigerian army has swept into villages in the southern swamplands in an operation to crush the Niger Delta Avengers group, but...

Recent Nigerian military acquisitions

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Nigeria's military is acquiring new and second-hand hardware for all three branches of service as it battles Boko Haram insurgents on land...

Nigeria army says retakes village of abducted girls from insurgents

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The Nigerian army has driven out Boko Haram insurgents from Chibok, the home of over 200 schoolgirls who were abducted by militants...

Nigerian army, hunters and vigilantes retake towns from Boko Haram

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The Nigerian army, aided by local hunters and civilian vigilantes, has recaptured two northeastern towns that had been overrun by Islamist insurgents,...

New camo for Nigerian armed forces

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The Nigerian Army says the service will soon get a new camouflage which will make the troops look 'smarter' and more distinguishable...

Islamist insurgents attack north Nigerian barracks

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Soldiers fought off Islamist insurgents who attempted to free captured comrades from a military barracks in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri...

Nigerian army wants 500 suspects tried for terrorism

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Nigeria's army said on Wednesday it had identified more than 500 suspected Islamist militants - including members of the security forces who...

Nigeria refurbishes 35mm anti-aircraft guns as military looks to revive local...

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The Nigerian Army has re-commissioned several 35 mm anti-aircraft guns, after they were refurbished by the army's 31 Artillery Brigade. The weapons are...

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...

Nigerian Armed Forces

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Nigerian Armed Forces Index 1. Order of battle 2. Overview 3. Defence economics 4. Nigeria threat report 5. External deployments 1. Order of Battle ...

Nigeria to unveil indigenous armoured personnel carrier

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The Nigerian Army will unveil Nigeria's first locally produced armoured personnel carrier (APC), the Proforce Pf1, during this week's Army Week celebrations. Lieutenant...

Nigerian army graduates 200 officers in counter-terrorism; police to get 280...

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The Nigerian Army School of Infantry has graduated 216 officer cadets specialising in counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency tactics as Nigeria expands its security...

Nigeria takes delivery of security vessels

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The Nigerian Army has taken delivery of eight K-38 catamaran assault craft and eight refurbished Fast Attack Craft in an effort to...

2000 Nigerian soldiers undergoing counterterrorism training

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Approximately 2 000 Nigerian soldiers are being trained to deal with terrorists and other security threats as Nigeria attempts to combat Boko...

Nigeria seeks modern army to maintain influence

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Nigerian Vice President Goodluck Jonathan, who has taken over ceremonial duties for an ailing president, called for the modernization of the country's...

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