Defence Industries Coporation of Nigeria. How Major General Victor Ezeogwu transforned DICON from a moribund corporation into the second largest and most productive defence coporation after in Sub Saharan Africa
Major General Victor Ezegwu has been named DICONs best ever Director General. The Corporations first MRAP was names after him.
DICON Ordnance Factories Complex located in Kaduna is the production nerve centre of the Corporation. Recent products included various categories of tactical vehicles and gun trucks
Remotely controlled gun turrets for MRAPs.

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4 May

What began as a reaction to Tuareg activities in Mali steadily expanded across West Africa and the Sahel. Some 6k French troops are supposedly combating jihadists in 5 countries. Not since the colonial era has France shown this level of military commitment in Africa.
What exactly is the true intention of the powers that be in the region?

In February 2012 France began the forward deployment troops and aircrafts to Chad in what puzzled West African leaders..especially Nigeria still grapling with the Boko Haram insurgency.
Barely a week after this forward deployment of French forces, Tuareg rebels rose up in arms and expelled the national army of Mali from the north of the country. On that same day the Malian president was deposed in a palace coup.

This is where things got a little weird.
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3 May
Nigerian troops repelled a combined force of Boko Haram and ISWAP insurgents in deadly but dramatic battle.
8:40 am. Boko Haram terrorists launched a surprise attack on a Nigerian army formation - Company E in high numbers on several gun trucks and machine guns. Reconnaisance aircraft spotted large numbers of fighters converging on COMPANY E formation and relayed this information.
Outnumbered 5 to 1 the troops had ten minutes to retreat or take up defensive positions. They chose the later and radioed battalion HQ for reinforcement.

The insurgents launched their assaults on the small number of troops from multiple directions in a classic pincer tactics.
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3 May
OCTOBER 2014 the Nigeria created a tri-service Defence Space Agency. A good five years before the U.S Space Force. To put things into context, as of today 3rd of May 2021 Nigeria and the United States are the only two countries with an official Space Defence Force.
In January 2021 the Secretary to the U S Space Force Barbara Barret paid the first ever visit by a senior U.S. official to Nigeria's Defence Space Administration. She touched on security challenges in space, even though Nigeria did not, or was thinking about ASAT weapons.
She noted that the U.S. Space Force recently marked its one anniversary and and expressed America's desire for bilateral engagement with Nigeria for developing a long term vision for security cooperation in Space, to mitigate against the potential militarization of Space.
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1 May
The combined intelligence capabilities of seven powerful nations i.e United States, Britannia, Australia, Canada, France, Japan and Israel failed to rescue any of the kidnapped girls and coudnt defeat the terrorist group hiding in the forest.
This is what sparked my curiosity in the Boko Haram insurgency. It made no sense. It was just incredible that any rational thinking person will think this was remotely possible. It was just a bizzare mash of confusing contradictions and magical thinking.
Then a Professor in Calabar gave a hair raising expose..that doubled as an alarm. In his report the professor claimed Calabar was months away from an imminent invasion from France and Cameroon.
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1 May
U.S Senator Jim Inhofe exposes French continues colonialism in West Africa.
The French military and Rebel forces are bed fellows. Thats why wherever you see French force there are always rebel forces nearby. When Nigers President vocally criticised France 24 hours into his tenure there was a palace coup he narrowly escaped with his life.
When Mali's President, in an act of frustration questioned the relevance of French forces in Mali in the spate of increasing attacks, a week later the he was deposed in a coup by a handful In Bukina-faso the same phenomenon. Speak out against Paris rebel forces wil come for you
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1 May
Nigeria's JF-17 Thunder will be ready for combat operations in 14 days.
The combat proven JF-17 Thunder had its baptism of fire when 2019 Pakistan dispatched twenty five JF-17s to launch a lightning strike across the Line of Control on targets in Kashmir, in retaliation for an Indian air raid on a JeM terrorist training camp.
JF-17 is designed to employ Chinese weapons on its seven hardpoints, including the PL-5 short range air to air missile, and PL-12 radar guided missiles with a range of around fifty miles to obtain true beyond-visual range capability.
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