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Part Two Of Zaria Clashes SITREP/SITAN

BismiLlahir-Rahmanir-Rahiim

The first part of this series looked at the events that occurred in Zaria from 1th December 2015 onwards. This part will be looking at the various factors that collided to create this clash, the influencers behind the scenes, and the short and long term probable effects of this clash. Continue reading “Part Two Of Zaria Clashes SITREP/SITAN”

A Situation Report And Situational Analysis On Recent Events In Zaria, Nigeria Part I

BismiLlahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim.

 

Introduction

 

On  12th December 2015, a series of events occurred in Zaria City, Kaduna State of Northwestern Nigeria, that threaten to throw this country into greater chaos than we are already in. Subsequent to those events, a lot of disinformation and misinformation was thrown into the air by the two sides involved i.e the Nigerian military and the Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria, as part of deliberate strategies to own the narrative of whatever is expected to come after this, from the very start.. This post is just an attempt to throw some clarity into what occurred, to put forward what I believe may likely occur, and to put certain things in  perspective. Continue reading “A Situation Report And Situational Analysis On Recent Events In Zaria, Nigeria Part I”

Reports Indicate Army, Suspected Terrorists Clash In Okene, Kogi State

Here and here, media reports have been pouring in that troops of the Nigerian Army clashed with Muslim/Jihadist militants in Okene, Kogi State today. The general reception of the news has been shock and alarm and of course confusion over what transpired. Continue reading “Reports Indicate Army, Suspected Terrorists Clash In Okene, Kogi State”

Boko Haram’s Provocation Strategy: The Use Of Female Suicide Bombers In The Lake Chad Region 

INTRO

To better enrich the blog, content sourced from thinkers, analysts, politicians and geopolitical watchers with an interest in Nigeria and the greater West Africa/Historic Sudan region will appear often on the blog. We will be kicking this new phase of with this piece written by George Alexander, a diplomat serving in the embassy of a Western country in Nigeria. George has been in Nigeria for quite a while and has a great interest in the Boko Haram Insurgency, and is regarded by those who know him as an authority on the Nigerian media’s coverage over the past six years of this war in the Lake Chad Region.

Though this is his first piece to appear on the blog, we look forward to seeing more of his material featured here.

Enjoy!

Continue reading “Boko Haram’s Provocation Strategy: The Use Of Female Suicide Bombers In The Lake Chad Region “

Coming Of Age: The Second Generation I

Note: I initially began this post as a one off post, but it will spill over into another post, and I hope it does not progress and then become a three part series, writing and cross checking is a tedious process.

Meanwhile, enjoy.

If ever the Nigerian State hopes to see an end to the Boko Haram insurgency, it must go back to the drawing boards, recognize that right now it has no knowledge of what is going on within the insurgency, it has no real workable plan beyond public relations exercises and piling up bodies for the photo ops, and then consult with the people who know and understand what is Boko Haram, Continue reading “Coming Of Age: The Second Generation I”

A Break Down Of Current Boko Haram/Yusufiyya Factions And Organizational Structure

Before I begin: This article will appear in parts on the blog roll. While these parts are being written and posted, I will not have time to handle any other topics, save one or two outstanding ones (including an analysis of the Shekau Caliphate video two months late, and a breakdown of forces involved in this war). So unless the Army captures Shekau, Al-Barnawi or Sheikh Bukar alive, or Boko Haram storms a Government House somewhere, I will not (If Allah Wills) digress of from this series. Continue reading “A Break Down Of Current Boko Haram/Yusufiyya Factions And Organizational Structure”