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The Reversed Victory

Story of Nigerian Military Intervention in Sierra Leone

by R.A. Adeshina

An eye-witness account of the Nigerian military intervention in the Sierra Leone crisis, with a focus on the activities of the Nigeria forces, and cost of the operation to Nigeria.

ISBN 9789781294211 | 264 pages | 234 x 156 mm | 2002 | HEBN Publishers, Nigeria | Paperback



'The Reversed Victory is therefore a veritable and breath- taking tour-de-force from one of Nigeria’s military intellectuals. By firing the first salvo in what promises to be a lively intellectual debate about why we were in Sierra Leone (that is, the policy rationale of intervention) and what eventually went wrong (that is, the operational question of how a defeated band of rebels eventually reorganised and almost drove a professional outfit into the sea) the author provides the Nigerian public a rare insight into the country’s foreign policy making process.'

Celestine O. Bassey, University of Calabar (UNICAL), Calabar, Nigeria



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