Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "Army"

    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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    Army ‘reunites’ rescued children with parents in Borno

Army ‘reunites’ rescued children with parents in Borno

The army says it has reunited some children who were abducted by Boko Haram two years ago, with their parents.In a statement, Texas Chukwu, director army public relations, said troops of 22 brigade rescued four children - two boys and two girls - at Maima village in Ngala local government area of Borno state during an operation.Chukwu said the children [...]

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    Senate probes report accusing soldiers of rape

Senate probes report accusing soldiers of rape

The senate has set up an ad hoc committee to look into the allegations Amnesty International (AI) levelled against the army.The decision to look into the allegations was sequel to a motion sponsored by Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central.AI had accused soldiers and members of the civilian joint task force of abusing people, especially women, in internally displaced persons [...]

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    Borno IDPs: Soldiers raped us in camps but we were forced to deny it

Borno IDPs: Soldiers raped us in camps but we were forced to deny it

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-east say they are being suppressed from opening up on the alleged sexual abuse ongoing in their camps.They have also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to send an independent investigative panel to the camps regarding the issue.Amnesty International released a report alleging that soldiers and members of civilian joint task force (JTF) demanded sex [...]

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    FG ‘yet to take action’ against soldiers implicated in killing of Shi’ites

FG ‘yet to take action’ against soldiers implicated in killing of Shi’ites

The International Religious Freedom Report for 2017 says the federal government has not held soldiers who were implicated in the killing of over 300 Shi'ites accountable.The report was released by the US department of state’s bureau of democracy, human rights and labour.In 2015, soldiers and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) clashed in Zaria, Kaduna state.The clash [...]

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    Army: We’ve just rescued over 1,000 Boko Haram captives

Army: We’ve just rescued over 1,000 Boko Haram captives

The army says it has rescued over 1,000 people who were captured by the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.Texas Chukwu, spokesman of the army, said this in a statement on Monday.He said the victims, comprising women and children were set free from Malamkari, Amchaka, Walasa and Gora villages of Bama local government area of Borno.Chukwu said the men captured were forced to [...]

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    ICYMI: Sambisa forest ‘ll be turned into a tourist centre, says Buratai

ICYMI: Sambisa forest ‘ll be turned into a tourist centre, says Buratai

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the Nigerian army is working towards turning Sambisa forest into a tourist centre and a training ground for the army.Sambisa forest, which is in Borno state, is a stronghold of the Boko Haram sect. Located in the south-western part of Chad Basin national park, it is about 60 kilometer south-east of Maiduguri, Borno [...]

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    Army declares five persons wanted over Taraba killings

Army declares five persons wanted over Taraba killings

The Nigerian army on Wednesday declared five persons wanted in Taraba for their alleged roles in killings in Takum local government area and other parts of the state.They are Tanko Adiku Dantayi, Kurusi Danladi, Chindo, Big Olumba and Chairman Poko.Jude Chukwu, army spokesman, in a statement appealed to the people of Taraba to give useful information to the security agencies [...]

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    US army trains Nigerian troops on fighting Boko Haram

US army trains Nigerian troops on fighting Boko Haram

US soldiers, not less than 12, have trained Nigerian troops on a six-week advice-and-assist mission in Jaji, Kaduna State, Pentagon has said.The US department of defence said Nigerian army’s 26th infantry battalion might be the next to deploy to north-east to confront Boko Haram.The department, while documenting some accounts of the US soldiers during the training, said it was important [...]

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    Five Boko Haram insurgents killed in Adamawa, says army

Five Boko Haram insurgents killed in Adamawa, says army

The Nigerian army says its troops on Friday killed five Boko Haram insurgents at Barkin-Dutse area of Adamawa state.Jude Chukwu, director, army public relations, said the soldiers engaged the insurgents in a gun battle after being alerted by hunters in the area.“The terrorists on sighting the troops opened fire which resulted in exchange of fire,” the statement read.“Five Boko Haram [...]

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    3, 729 soldiers involved in Boko Haram war get special promotion

3, 729 soldiers involved in Boko Haram war get special promotion

The Nigerian army on Thursday approved special promotion for 3, 729 soldiers engaged in the counter-insurgency campaign in north-east.Jude Chukwu, director, army public relations, said in a statement that the promotions were approved by Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff."The chief of army staff, Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has approved the release of special promotion for 3, 729 troops of operation [...]

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    Army kills 21 bandits but loses two soldiers in Zamfara

Army kills 21 bandits but loses two soldiers in Zamfara

TheNigerian army says its troops killed 21 armed bandits in Tunga Daji, Anka local government area of Zamfara state.In recent times, suspected bandits have killed scores of people in Zamfara.In a statement on Thursday, Texas Chukwu, spokesman of the army, said the troops recovered weapons but lost two soldiers in the process.Chukwu said the soldiers encountered the bandits while on [...]

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    Shake-up in army after Buhari’s warning to service chiefs

Shake-up in army after Buhari’s warning to service chiefs

An overhaul in the Nigerian army on Friday has led to the appointment of a new director of military intelligence and acting provost marshal.The development is coming a day after President Muhammadu Buhari issued a warning to service chiefs to guard against attacks on schools while receiving the released Dapchi schoolgirls.Following the shake-up, SA Adebayo will replace Abubakar Tarfa as DMI, [...]

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    Ortom: Over one million cows invaded Benue — despite ongoing army operation

Ortom: Over one million cows invaded Benue — despite ongoing army operation

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says despite the presence of the military in Benue, “over one million” cows have flooded the state.Ortom said this on Monday when he led Paul Enenche, senior pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, to the cemetery of the 73 persons killed in the state in January.The military recently launched Ayem Akpatuma exercise in seven states, [...]

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    Army places N3m bounty on Shekau

Army places N3m bounty on Shekau

The Nigerian army has placed a bounty of N3 million on Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect.In a statement on Thursday, Sani Usman, army spokesman, encouraged anyone with credible information that could lead to the arrest of Shekau to speak out.“Anybody with such credible information can either contact the military command and control centre, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, any military [...]

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    Army: Boko Haram fighters return to places we’ve captured

Army: Boko Haram fighters return to places we’ve captured

Rogers Nicholas, theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, says Boko Haram insurgents return to occupy places the army formerly captured and cleared.He said this on Wednesday, during a press conference in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.Nicholas said the army has been pursuing members of the sect around the forest.In December 2016, Lucky Irabor, ex-theatre commander of the pperation, had presented the flag of Boko [...]

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