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    Army: Our duty is on the frontline — not to expose Boko Haram sponsors

Army: Our duty is on the frontline — not to expose Boko Haram sponsors

The Nigerian Army says it is not its duty to expose sponsors of the Boko Haram insurgents. At a media briefing on Thursday, John Enenche, coordinator of defence media operations, said although the army is aware that some groups are being sponsored, its duty is to defeat "terrorism and other criminality". Enenche said it is the responsibility of the National Intelligence Agency [...]

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    Army captain kidnapped in Ondo regains freedom

Army captain kidnapped in Ondo regains freedom

An army officer who was kidnapped on Wednesday in Ondo has regained his freedom. TheCable had reported how some gunmen kidnapped the army captain identified as D Gana along Kabba-Auga Akoko expressway in Akoko north-east local government area of Ondo state. The kidnappers were said to have contacted the victim’s family, making a demand of N20 million as ransom. Speaking to journalists on [...]

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    Troops ‘kill 21’ bandits in Zamfara

Troops ‘kill 21’ bandits in Zamfara

The defence headquarters says about 21 armed bandits were killed in an encounter with troops of Operation Hadarin Daji on Monday, in Zamfara state. According to a statement by John Enenche, coordinator, defence media operations, the encounter with the bandits occurred at Zurmi in Zurmi local government area of the state. Enenche said four soldiers, however, died during the attack. "The gallant troops of Operation [...]

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    Buratai commends soldiers for ‘defeating’ Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe

Buratai commends soldiers for ‘defeating’ Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has commended troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) for reportedly defeating Boko Haram insurgents at Buni Gari village in Yobe state on Saturday. Speaking on Sunday while visiting wounded soldiers in Damaturu, the state capital, Buratai applauded the troops for their gallantry and resilience on the battlefield. Lawrence Araba, commander sector 2 OPLD, while briefing the [...]

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    EXTRA: Stop depicting us as brutal in drama skits… it affects our morale, says army

EXTRA: Stop depicting us as brutal in drama skits… it affects our morale, says army

The Nigerian army has asked Nigerians to stop producing drama skits and video clips that cast the military and the security forces in a bad light. Sagir Musa, acting director of army public relations, made the appeal in a statement on Friday. Musa said the development has created a wrong impression of Nigerian soldiers and projected the military as "an undisciplined and [...]

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    Soldiers who threatened to rape women in Warri arrested in Lagos

Soldiers who threatened to rape women in Warri arrested in Lagos

The Nigerian Army says two officers who threatened to rape women in Delta state, and infect them with HIV, have been arrested. In a video that went viral earlier on Friday, the officers had threatened the people of Warri in Delta, particularly mothers, wives and daughters, saying their planned action was in retaliation of the alleged murder of their colleague in [...]

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    Army: Troops killed 26 bandits, rescued seven kidnap victims in Zamfara

Army: Troops killed 26 bandits, rescued seven kidnap victims in Zamfara

The defence headquarters says troops of operation Hadarin Daji killed about 26 bandits in different locations in Zamfara state. Benard Onyeuko, acting director, defence media operations, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, in Abuja. Onyeuko said the troops acted on credible intelligence and killed two bandits in Bindim and Koli towns of Maru local government area of Zamfara. He said the operation [...]

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    Army: We killed 19 insurgents in Borno but lost three soldiers

Army: We killed 19 insurgents in Borno but lost three soldiers

The Nigerian army says 19 Boko Haram insurgents were killed during an exchange of gunfire on Wednesday in Damboa local government area of Borno state. In a statement on Thursday, Aminu Ilyisu, army operations media coordinator, said the insurgents attempted to infiltrate the troops' location from three different fronts in the early hours of Wednesday. He said the insurgents suffered "a crushing defeat' in [...]

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    Stay away from north-east conflict zones, Buratai tells aid organisations

Stay away from north-east conflict zones, Buratai tells aid organisations

The Nigerian army has advised international aid organisations to stay away from conflict zones in the north-east so as not to be victims of the crisis. Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, said this on Friday when he received officials of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) better known as Doctors Without Borders, at the army headquarters in Abuja. Buratai said the security [...]

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    ‘I know you can end Boko Haram without foreign support’ — Buratai writes troops

‘I know you can end Boko Haram without foreign support’ — Buratai writes troops

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says he is confident that troops in the north-east will end Boko Haram insurgency soon. In a statement issued by Sagir Musa, army spokesman, on Friday, Buratai also reminded the troops that they have done it before, and that "they will do it again without any foreign troops around". According to the statement, Buratai said this [...]

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    Amnesty: Soldiers razed Yobe, Borno villages — and claimed it was a rescue operation

Amnesty: Soldiers razed Yobe, Borno villages — and claimed it was a rescue operation

Soldiers of the Nigerian army burnt down three villages in Borno and Yobe states as a war tactic while battling Boko Haram insurgents, Amnesty International (AI) says. In a new report released on Friday, a copy of which was sent to TheCable, AI said soldiers razed Bukarti, Matiri and Ngariri villages -- all along the stretch of Maiduguri-Damaturu road -- in [...]

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    Nigeria’s oldest war veteran dies at 101

Nigeria’s oldest war veteran dies at 101

Adama Aduku, the oldest surviving retired officer of the Nigerian army, has died at the age of 101. The army authorities announced his death on Twitter on Wednesday. Aduku, a World War II veteran, was said to have died on Tuesday morning. Hs death was announced by one of his relatives on the Whatsapp platform of the director of defence information. https://twitter.com/HQNigerianArmy/status/1212361465698623488?s=19 The deceased soldier [...]

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    TRENDING PHOTOS: Soldiers fighting Boko Haram send Christmas greetings from battlefield

TRENDING PHOTOS: Soldiers fighting Boko Haram send Christmas greetings from battlefield

A photo of Nigerian soldiers celebrating Christmas on the battlefield is trending on social media. The photo, which was shared on Twitter by Akobi Daddy, a Nigerian soldier fighting insurgents in the north-east, had a message that read: "Merry Christmas from this side..May this season come with a reason to always smile and stay happy.'' The tweet which has been retweeted over [...]

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    Fresh shake-up in army, 15 brigadier-generals redeployed

Fresh shake-up in army, 15 brigadier-generals redeployed

A major shake-up in the Nigerian army has led to the redeployment of 15 brigadier-generals and 20 major generals. Sagir Musa, army spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Monday. He said Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, approved the redeployment to "reinvigorate the system for greater professional effectiveness". Musa added that the reassignment became necessary due to a recent promotion of some [...]

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    Buhari inaugurates made-in-Nigeria war vehicle

Buhari inaugurates made-in-Nigeria war vehicle

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the first-ever made in Nigeria military war vehicle. The war vehicle was inaugurated in Kaduna on Tuesday. It is to be used for military operations in the north-east. The vehicle was manufactured by Defence Industrial Corporation of Nigeria, Kaduna. Apart from the vehicle code-named ‘Ezugwu’, the president also inaugurated an ultra-modern army hospital. Speaking at the event, Buhari condoled [...]

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    Army arrests militia leader, accomplices in Abuja

Army arrests militia leader, accomplices in Abuja

The Nigeria army says its troops have arrested Shehu Jatau, a militia gang leader, and five of his accomplices at a hotel in the central area of the federal capital territory, Abuja. Aminu Iliyasu, army operations media coordinator, said Jatau and his gang members are believed to be the masterminds behind some kidnappings and robberies in the FCT. In a statement, the army [...]

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