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Mossad: The Raid on Entebbe (“Operation Thunderbolt”)

This is probably the greatest or most famous hostage rescue in history. This is the story of the June 1976 Mossad rescue of Israeli hostages whose Air France plane was hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and taken to Idi Amin’s Uganda in 1976. The hostages were rescued from Entebbe after a spectacular Mossad operation during which Lt-Colonel Yonatan “Yoni” Netanyahu (older brother of Israel’s current Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu) was killed.

This is gripping viewing. Watch on…..

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Nigerian Army – Postings



Air Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin Chief of Defence Staff
Lt-General Chikadibia Isaac Obiakor UN Military Adviser for Peacekeeping Operations, UN Headquarters – New York
Lt-General Onyeabo Azubuike Ihejirika Chief of Army Staff
Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Dikko Umar Chief of Air Staff
Rear-Admiral Ola Sahad Ibrahim Chief of Naval Staff
Major-General Joseph Shoboiki General Officer Commanding, 1 Division, Kaduna
Brigadier-General M.D. Abubakar General Officer Commanding, 2 Division, Ibadan
Major-General S.O. Idoko General Officer Commanding, 3 Division, Jos
Brigadier-General Kenneth Minima General Officer Commanding 81 Division, Lagos
Major-General Sarkin Yakin Bello General Officer Commanding, 82 Division, Enugu
Major-General Moses Obi Chief of Operations at Army Headquarters
Rear-Admiral G J Jonah Commandant, National Defence College – Abuja
Air Vice Marshal Sunday Ali Leks Commandant, Command and Staff College – Jaji
Major-General Chukwuemeka Onwuamaegbu Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy – Kaduna
Major-General Aminu Maitama Deputy Commandant of the National Defence College, Abuja
Major-General Babagana Monguno Chief of Defence Intelligence*
Major-General TI Oliomogbe Commandant, Army College of Logistics
Major General BC Azurunwa Chief of Logistics at Army Headquarters
Major General J O Okunbor Commandant, Training and Doctrine Command
Major General BS Usara Chief of Administration, Army Headquarters
Brigadier General U Buzugbe Military Secretary – Army
Major-General S.U. Abdulkadir Chief of Army Standards and Evaluation (CASE
Major-General O Akinyemi Director, Peacekeeping at Defence Headquarters
Major-General US Ussien Chief of Training and Operations (CTOP)
Major General SU Abdukadir Chief of Research and Development
Major-General EE Bassey Director of Administration, Defence Headquarters
Major-General Bala Usara Director of Sports at Defence Headquarters
Brigadier General MA Nasamu Commander – Army Headquarters Garrison, Abuja
Major-General JA Okunbor Director of Policy at Army Headquarters
Major General AA Olaniyi Commandant, Nigerian Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (NAEME)
Major-General G.G. Umoh Commandant, Nigerian Army Signal Corps
Brigadier General SY Audu Director of Military Intelligence
Major-General AK Amao Commandant, Special Vehicle Plant (SVP), Bauchi
Colonel EJ Atewe Commander, Guards Brigade, Abuja
Brigadier-General AB Marwa Commander, 22 Brigade, Ilorin
Brigadier General PT Boroh Commandant, Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre, Jaji,
Brigadier-General KTJ Minimah Commander One Brigade, Nigerian Army, Sokoto
Brigadier-General OM Sho-Silva Director of Physical Training
Brigadier-General BM Badewole Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Military Police
Brigadier-General OO Oshinowo Commandant, Nigeria Army School of Artillery
Brigadier-General Yusuf Bomoi Commandant, Nigeria Army School of Engineering
Brigadier General G Bauka Director Foreign Liaison, Defence Intelligence Agency
Major-General YD Pyeng Provost Marshal
Brigadier-General AK Kwaskebe Director of Training at Army headquarters
Brigadier-General JS Kwabe Director of Operations at Army Headquarters
Brigadier-General Labaran Director of the Defence Industries Corporation
Brigadier-General Audu Defence Attache in New York
Brigadier-General Chima Commander, 4 Brigade, Benin
Brigadier-General AC Olukolade Director, Army Public Relations
Colonel Mohammed Yerima Director of Defence Information

*Son of Alhaji Shettima Monguno – Nigeria’s first Petroleum Minister

Major General Moses Obi – Force Commander, United Nations Mission in Sudan

Major General CO Omoregie – Commander, Joint Task Force (“Operation Restore Hope”), Niger Delta

Major General OA Akinyemi – Chief of Policy and Plans, Army Headquarters

Major General Cecil Esekhaigbe – Defence Adviser, Nigerian High Commission, United Kingdom

Brigadier General AB Marwa – Commandant, Nigerian Army Armoured Corps

Brigadier General AI Muraina – Commandant, Corps of Finance