Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tag "Army"

    Army nabs wanted Boko Haram ‘terrorist’ in Borno

Army nabs wanted Boko Haram ‘terrorist’ in Borno

The army has arrested a wanted Boko Haram suspect, Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno), at Bulabulim Ngarnam community on the outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno state.Sani Usman, army spokesman, said in a statement on Friday that Abubakar was arrested in a house where he was hiding in the community.Usman said two military ballistic helmets, a pair of military desert boot, a fragment [...]

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    Daily Trust: We’ve not been told the reason for military invasion

Daily Trust: We’ve not been told the reason for military invasion

Daily Trust says the military is yet to state the reason for invading its offices across the country.On Sunday, soldiers had arrested staff of the newspaper and carted away equipment when they raided the head office of the newspaper in Abuja, its regional offices in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, and Lagos.Among those arrested were Uthman Abubakar, regional editor, and Ibrahim [...]

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    Army to launch Operation Python Dance nationwide

Army to launch Operation Python Dance nationwide

The Nigerian Army says it will soon conduct "Egwu Eke III" also known as Operation Python Dance, across the nation. Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, announced this at a news conference in Maiduguri, Borno state, on Friday.Buratai, represented by Lamidi Adeosun, chief of training and operations, said the exercise will be conducted from January 1 to February 28, 2019.The army [...]

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    TheCable as an enemy of the Nigerian Army

TheCable as an enemy of the Nigerian Army

In May 2015, shortly after Candidate Muhammadu Buhari won the 2015 presidential election, there was a renewed effort by the Nigerian Army to crush Boko Haram. The army, which was said to have gotten new arms and South African mercenary for the war, was making great progress. The media recorded many headlines chronicling the progress the army was making at the [...]

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    Buratai asks special forces to prove they are better than Boko Haram

Buratai asks special forces to prove they are better than Boko Haram

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has challenged the special forces combating Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east to prove that they are better than the insurgents.Buratai gave the charge while addressing the special forces and army strike group deployed in the north-east in Maiduguri, on Sunday.The army chief told the soldiers that they were deployed in the north-east because they were [...]

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    Those behind reports of Buhari being cloned ‘need medical help’

Those behind reports of Buhari being cloned ‘need medical help’

Some Nigerians in the diaspora have described as mischievous, the reports that the incumbent president of Nigeria is an impostor known as Jubrin from Sudan.In a statement on Sunday, the individuals under Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG), said those behind the rumour need psychiatric attention."The claim is being bolstered with a poor rendition and understanding of scientific procedures like [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Army removes Texas Chukwu as spokesman, re-appoints Usman

EXCLUSIVE: Army removes Texas Chukwu as spokesman, re-appoints Usman

The Nigerian army has replaced Texas Chukwu as its spokesman, TheCable can report.A military source told TheCable that Chukwu's removal followed outcry from different quarters on his "inability" to manage information on the counter-insurgency campaign."Chukwu was not attune with media management and did not sustain the efforts already in place," the source said."A good public relations officer always responds to [...]

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    ‘You must defeat Boko Haram’ — Buhari charges soldiers

‘You must defeat Boko Haram’ — Buhari charges soldiers

President Muhammadu Buhari has told soldiers that the war against Boko Haram is a "must win".The president said this on Wednesday while delivering the keynote address at the 2018 edition of the the chief of army staff annual conference (COAS) in Maiduguri, Borno state.Buhari had cancelled a private visit to Daura, his hometown in Katsina state, to attend the conference which was [...]

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    Army breaks silence on fatal ambush of soldiers — but keeps mum on casualty figure

Army breaks silence on fatal ambush of soldiers — but keeps mum on casualty figure

The Nigerian army has commented on the Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian soldiers, the most recent in Metele, Borno state.The deadly attack on the 157 task force battalion stationed in Metele left scores of soldiers dead while some are still missing.Some estimates put the casualty figure at over 100, but the army while commenting on Friday, failed to divulge the death toll.The army's [...]

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    Shake-up in army as operation Lafiya Dole gets new commander

Shake-up in army as operation Lafiya Dole gets new commander

The Nigerian army has announced Benson Akinroluyo, a major general, as the new theatre commander for operation Lafiya Dole.Lafiya Dole is the military operation set up to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east.Akinroluyo is replacing Abba Dikko who had spent only three months as the theatre commander.In a statement signed on Saturday by Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, the [...]

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    US asks FG to investigate killing of Shi’ites

US asks FG to investigate killing of Shi’ites

The United States has called for a thorough investigation into the recent clashes between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and security forces.In a statement on Thursday, the US embassy in Nigeria urged the federal government to hold everyone responsible for the violence to account.The IMN members better known as Shi'ites have been clashing with policemen and soldiers [...]

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    Lai: No govt will waste too much energy on Nnamdi Kanu

Lai: No govt will waste too much energy on Nnamdi Kanu

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says no government will expend too much energy on Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Last week, the IPOB leader reappeared in Isreal after he went missing for about 12 months. He was last seen in public in September 2017 - after the army invaded his family home in Abia [...]

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    Soldiers, SARS operatives engage Boko Haram fighters in gun battle

Soldiers, SARS operatives engage Boko Haram fighters in gun battle

Officials of the Nigerian army and special anti-robbery squad (SARS) were involved in a gun duel with Boko Haram insurgents in Mairari village, Konduga local government area of Borno state, on Saturday evening.A military source, who confirmed this to TheCable, said the insurgents invaded the village around 8:45pm on Saturday, shooting sporadically.The source said this forced the security operatives to [...]

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    Army confirms killing of soldier in Edo

Army confirms killing of soldier in Edo

The Operation Delta Safe operation of the Nigerian army has confirmed the killing of a soldier by yet to be identified persons at Ajakurama community, Ovia south-west local government area of Edo.Ibrahim Abdullahi, spokesperson of the operation, confirmed the incident in an interview with NAN in Benin on Sunday.Abdullahi, who said the name and rank of the soldier cannot be [...]

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    PUNCH reporter: How soldiers searching for missing general picked me up at Jos restaurant

PUNCH reporter: How soldiers searching for missing general picked me up at Jos restaurant

Friday Olokor, a correspondent with PUNCH newspaper, has narrated his experience and that of 36 others in illegal detention.According to Olokor, they were detained by soldiers searching for Mohammed Alkali, the army general who has been missing for weeks.Alkali had been declared missing under questionable circumstances in Jos.Narrating his experience on Monday, Olokor said he had gone to a restaurant [...]

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    Amnesty asks FG to release report of ‘human rights abuse’ by military

Amnesty asks FG to release report of ‘human rights abuse’ by military

Amnesty International says the delay of the federal government to make public a report by a presidential panel on the alleged excesses of the army is an affront on citizens who are victims.In June 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari set up the Presidential Investigative Panel to Review Compliance of the Armed Forces with Human Rights Obligations and Rules of Engagement in [...]

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