Tag "Army"

    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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    Operation Ayem Akpatuma II: Army vows to flush out criminals in Kogi

Operation Ayem Akpatuma II: Army vows to flush out criminals in Kogi

The Nigerian Army says it will fish out criminals from their hideouts in Kogi with its field training exercise, EX Ayem Akpatuma II.Nick Ejeh, the intelligence officer for Command Army Records, said the exercise will be conducted simultaneously in Taraba, Nassarawa and Benue.Speaking at the flag-off ceremony at Irepene Super military camp in Adavi LGA, Ejeh said the exercise will [...]

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    Buratai: Operation Positive Identification won’t hinder daily activities of Nigerians

Buratai: Operation Positive Identification won’t hinder daily activities of Nigerians

Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff, says the planned Operation Positive Identification (OPI) is not different from other military operations and would not disrupt the daily lives of Nigerians.Represented by Usman Muhammed, the chief of civil-military affairs, Buratai submitted a report on the operation to members of the house of representatives committee on army in Abuja on Thursday.Buratai said [...]

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    OBITUARY: Mobolaji Johnson, the governor who developed Lagos with £10,000

OBITUARY: Mobolaji Johnson, the governor who developed Lagos with £10,000

While children of his age were pacing up and down to school, Mobolaji Johnson could not walk -- at the age of four -- owing to a diarrhoea that nearly snuffed the life out of him.By 31, he was appointed the military administrator of Lagos, and he subsequently became the first governor of the state.Johnson, at different points in his [...]

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    Buratai: Army needs more funds to fight insurgency

Buratai: Army needs more funds to fight insurgency

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has asked for improved funding for the army to tackle the challenges encountered in the fight against insurgency.Buratai made the call at the opening of the 12th biennial training conference of the Nigeria army finance corps in Uyo, on Monday.The theme of the conference was 'expanding roles of the Nigerian Army in internal security [...]

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    Bala Usman: We’ve improved NPA’s consolidated revenue from N18bn to N30bn

Bala Usman: We’ve improved NPA’s consolidated revenue from N18bn to N30bn

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), says under her watch, the authority the consolidated revenue funds (CRF) of the agency improved from N18 billion to N30 billion.In an interview with THISDAY, Usman said her goal is to make the NPA transparent and accountable in its procedures.She listed transparency and accountability in the agency among her [...]

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    Ndume: Boko Haram has killed over 840 soldiers in Borno

Ndume: Boko Haram has killed over 840 soldiers in Borno

Ali Ndume, chairman, senate committee on army, says the Boko Haram sect has killed 847 Nigerian soldiers from 2013 till date.He said the deceased officers were buried in the military cemetery located in Maiduguri, Borno capital.Ndume said the figure did not include soldiers killed by the insurgents but buried in other military cemeteries.The lawmaker addressed reporters after his committee returned [...]

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    Army ‘rescues’ four remaining students of Kaduna school

Army ‘rescues’ four remaining students of Kaduna school

The Nigerian army says its troops have rescued the remaining abducted students of Government Day Secondary School Gwagwada in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.Ezindu Idimah, the state's deputy director of army public relations, said this on Monday night.He said the students have been handed over to their parents at Gurmi village.The kidnappers had abducted 10 of the students [...]

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    Army ‘kills 39 bandits’ in Zamfara

Army ‘kills 39 bandits’ in Zamfara

The Nigeria army says it has neutralised at least 39 armed bandits in two different operations in Zamfara in the last six days.Oni Orisan, spokesman of operation Hadarin Daji, told NAN that the operations were carried out in Bakura and Anka axis of the state.According to him, 19 of the bandits were killed in an encounter with the army in [...]

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    Army releases 25 children cleared of ‘ties’ with Boko Haram

Army releases 25 children cleared of ‘ties’ with Boko Haram

The Nigerian army has released 25 children, including 23 boys and two girls, that were accused of having ties with Boko Haram insurgents.The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said it received the children on Thursday.Human Rights Watch had reported that thousands of children were detained by the military for allegedly having links with Boko Haram members.The latest release brings the [...]

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    Lawyer: Buratai never sought spiritual backing against Boko Haram

Lawyer: Buratai never sought spiritual backing against Boko Haram

Emmanuel Ugochukwu, a civil rights lawyer, has dismissed reports that Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, called for prayers to end insurgency.He said this while responding to reports that the army chief had resorted to spiritual warfare.Following a "spiritual warfare" seminar which held at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre in Abuja on Monday, there were reports that the army had [...]

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    Army shuts down Mercy Corps’ offices in north-east

Army shuts down Mercy Corps’ offices in north-east

The Nigerian army has shut down the offices of Mercy Corps, an international non-governmental organisation that operates in Borno and Yobe.This is coming five days after the army shut down the office of Action Against Hunger (AAH) in Damaturu, Yobe state capital, over allegations of providing aid to Boko Haram.“Mercy Corps is suspending operations in Borno and Yobe States, Nigeria, following [...]

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    Report: Boko Haram hits harder as 200,000 north-east residents are abandoned

Report: Boko Haram hits harder as 200,000 north-east residents are abandoned

At least 220,000 residents of the north-east have reportedly been abandoned as a result of a new strategy the military adopted in the war against Boko Haram.Reuters is reporting that the strategy tagged: "Super Camps", has also made humanitarian agencies unable to reach an estimated 100,000 residents.The Nigerian military recently set up about 20 super camps to curtail the activities [...]

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    Taraba killings: Army captain ‘had 191 phone chats’ with ‘kidnap kingpin’ in one month

Taraba killings: Army captain ‘had 191 phone chats’ with ‘kidnap kingpin’ in one month

The Nigerian army captain who allegedly ordered the killing of three policemen in Taraba state had been in touch with Hamisu Wadume, the kidnap suspect, according to Vanguard.The captain was said to have had 191 phone conversations with the suspect being held when the policemen were killed.Police authorities are said to also believe he was on the suspect’s payroll.Vanguard reported that “telephone [...]

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    Report: DHQ panel arrests two policemen ‘who leaked operation’ to Taraba kidnap kingpin

Report: DHQ panel arrests two policemen ‘who leaked operation’ to Taraba kidnap kingpin

A panel set up by the Defence Headquarters to investigate the killing of three policemen and a civilian by soldiers in Taraba state has arrested two policemen.Daily Trust reports that the two policemen working at Ibi police division "were arrested for allegedly leaking information to suspected kidnap kingpin Hamisu Wadume of plans to arrest him".TheCable could not immediately confirm the report [...]

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