Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tag "Army"

    Boko Haram ‘inflicts heavy casualty’ on army

Boko Haram ‘inflicts heavy casualty’ on army

Boko Haram insurgents have inflicted heavy casualties on troops of the Nigerian army, BBC is reporting.The insurgents were said to have stormed the base of the soldiers in Kareto village in Borno state in large numbers.Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, had earlier confirmed the attack, but refused to go into details.The BBC quoted a soldier as saying the militants [...]

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    Troops uncover Boko Haram’s food bank

Troops uncover Boko Haram’s food bank

The Nigeria army says its troops have uncovered an underground facility used by Boko Haram to store food.Sani Usman, army spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.Usman also said that the troops uncovered well-concealed observation posts used by the insurgents to monitor the movement of government forces.“On Saturday 16 April 2016, troops of seven division strike group team b [...]

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    Army: Insurgents are cowards… they are fleeing!

Army: Insurgents are cowards… they are fleeing!

The Nigeria army has branded Boko Haram insurgents as "cowards", saying they are fleeing Sambisa forest in huge numbers.Sani Usman, army spokesman, released a statement on Tuesday to warn citizens to be vigilant as the insurgents might mix with the civil population to launch attacks.“This is to inform the public that due to aerial bombardment and concerted efforts of the [...]

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    Army: We freed 11,595 captives in 1 month

Army: We freed 11,595 captives in 1 month

The Nigeria army on Wednesday said its troops rescued have 11, 595 Boko Haram captives within a space of one month.Sani Usman, army spokesman, who disclosed this in a statement, said some of the captives were rescued in operations to clear the northeast of insurgents while some were received from Cameroon.“In continuation of the clearance and mopping up operations of [...]

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    Woman ‘gives birth’ after freedom from B’Haram

Woman ‘gives birth’ after freedom from B’Haram

The Nigeria army on Monday said that its troops rescued 275 persons among whom was a woman who gave birth to a boy shortly after her liberation from Boko Haram.Sani Usman, army spokesman, said in a statement that the troops also killed 15 insurgents, and recovered weapons from them.“Troops of 152 task force battalion in conjunction with troops of sector [...]

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    After 3 yrs, army re-opens Maimalari cantonment market

After 3 yrs, army re-opens Maimalari cantonment market

After three years of closing down the Maimalari Cantonment Mammy Market in Maiduguri due to insurgency, the Nigerian army announced its re-opening on Saturday.Victor Ezugwu, general officer commanding (GOC), 7 division of the Nigerian army, Maiduguri, made the announcement at the launch of the chief of army staff (COAS) investment initiatives for barracks community in Maiduguri.Ezugwu said re-opening the market [...]

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    Troops destroy ‘ready-to-explode’ bomb factory

Troops destroy ‘ready-to-explode’ bomb factory

The Nigeria army says its troops have destroyed a Boko Haram bomb factory at a village in Borno state, where two empty artillery shells and other cartridges with IED and batteries were "ready to explode".According to Sani Usman, army spokesman, the troops also killed nine members of the sect in an operation to clear the village of insurgents.“The troops of 155 [...]

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    Kidnapped army officer found dead, decomposed

Kidnapped army officer found dead, decomposed

Samaila Inusa, the army officer kidnapped in Kaduna on Sunday, is dead.A statement signed by Sani Usman, acting director of the army public relations department of the army, confirmed the death and described it as "regrettable".“The Nigerian army wishes to regrettably inform the public that Colonel Samaila Inusa who was kidnapped on Sunday 27th March 2016, was found dead today at [...]

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    OBITUARY: Yusha’u Abubakar, Boko Haram’s archenemy in the army, dies in car crash

OBITUARY: Yusha’u Abubakar, Boko Haram’s archenemy in the army, dies in car crash

Yushau Mahmood Abubakar, major-general and chief of training and operations of officer of the Nigeria army, has died.Abubakar, who was the commander of Operation Lafiya Dole in the northeast, which spearheaded the war against Boko Haram, died in a car crash on the  Maiduguri-Damaturu road on Tuesday.Abubakar was appointed head of Operation Lafiya Dole in August 2015, and he handed over [...]

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    EFCC ‘to investigate’ 9 army officers for corruption

EFCC ‘to investigate’ 9 army officers for corruption

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will investigate nine army officers indicted by a military panel set up to probe the complicity of soldiers in gross malfeasance in the 2015 general election.According to Sani Usman, army spokesman, the panel recommended two officers for compulsory retirement, and one officer for prosecution for receiving bribe.The Nigeria army had set up a [...]

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    Buratai reverses death sentence on soldiers

Buratai reverses death sentence on soldiers

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    Army foils multiple suicide attacks in Borno

Army foils multiple suicide attacks in Borno

Four suspected female suicide bombers were intercepted by soldiers and members of the civilian joint task force (JTF) near a checkpoint at Mafa, on the outskirts of Maiduguri in Borno state, on Wednesday.According to Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, the attackers were trying to bypass a military checkpoint through "before they were ordered to take the right road”.“However, few metres short of [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘ambushes’ soldiers in Borno

Boko Haram ‘ambushes’ soldiers in Borno

Some soldiers conveying foodstuff to troops were ambushed around Bama-Ngurosoye in Borno state by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Thursday, Sani Usman, army spokesman, has said.Usman explained that "a search and rescue team that was sent to 'Bokos' general area recovered corpses of a soldier and a civilian JTF, and as well six burnt AK-47 rifles."The team has also intensified [...]

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    Boko Haram insurgents now surrendering, says army

Boko Haram insurgents now surrendering, says army

The Nigeria army says members of Boko Haram are now surrendering to it.Sani Usman, army spokesman, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said the new strategy of the army was yielding results; hence the surrendering of some of the insurgents."The new strategies being employed by the military have started yielding positive results with scores of terrorists surrendering to [...]

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    Mutiny trial of 60 soldiers resumes Wednesday

Mutiny trial of 60 soldiers resumes Wednesday

The Nigerian army will arraign 60 out of the 97 soldiers facing the general military court martial at the Mogadishu cantonment, Abuja, on Wednesday.The general court martial, headed by Musa Yusuf, a brigadier-general, was inaugurated on October 2, 2014. However, it adjourned to October 15 for proceedings to commence. It did not try any case after the inauguration.The soldiers are being [...]

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    6 things you do that annoy a policeman on ‘stop and search’

6 things you do that annoy a policeman on ‘stop and search’

“Police is your friend,” an officer would proudly say.“Go tell that to the marines,” is the likely reply he would get anywhere outside a police station.We are now outside a station, specifically at Maryland junction, where the men-in-black/blue/camouflage/orange are going about their 'duties'.Some are controlling traffic but our ‘specimen’ for experiment are those flagging down vehicles and asking for their particulars [...]

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