Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tag "Army"

    Army sacks senior officers for ‘partisanship’ in 2015 poll

Army sacks senior officers for ‘partisanship’ in 2015 poll

The Nigeria army has compulsorily retired some of its senior officers who have been "investigated for partisanship in the 2015 general election" and for alleged corruption. ‎ ‎Sani Usman, army spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.He said some of those retired were major-generals, brigadier-generals, colonels, lieutenant-colonels‎ and a major. ‎ "The Nigeria army wishes to inform the general public  that quite a [...]

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    Troops  gun down 11 insurgents in Borno ambush

Troops gun down 11 insurgents in Borno ambush

The Nigeria army says its troops have killed 11 Boko Karam insurgents in an ambush in Borno state.Sani Usman, army spokesman, disclosed this in a statement, saying a soldier was killed in an encounter with the insurgents, while a few other soldiers sustained wounds.“The troops of 202 battalion of 21 brigade in Operation Lafiya Dole have ambushed Boko Haram elements in [...]

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    ‘N8.5bn fraud’ lands serving army general in EFCC custody

‘N8.5bn fraud’ lands serving army general in EFCC custody

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Emmanuel Atewe, a serving army general, before a federal high court, Lagos, on an 11-count charge of conspiracy, abuse of office and money laundering.According to Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, Atewe, who was a former commander of guards brigade and ex-commander of the joint military task force (Operation Pulo Shield), was charged alongside Ziakedi Akpobolokemi, [...]

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    4 killed as religious crisis breaks out in Niger town

4 killed as religious crisis breaks out in Niger town

Four persons, including personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, lost their lives in the outbreak of religious violence in Padongari, a town in Rafi local government area of Niger state. According to Njideka Agwu, spokeswoman of 31 artillery brigade of the Nigerian army, Minna, a mob killed one Methodus Emmanuel, a 24-year-old trader based in Padongari, on Sunday, [...]

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    Troops ‘recover sex enhancing drugs’ from Boko Haram

Troops ‘recover sex enhancing drugs’ from Boko Haram

The Nigeria army says it has recovered sex enhancing drugs, household items and weapons from some Boko Haram insurgents.Sani Usman, army spokesman, disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.He explained that troops ambushed the insurgents while they were trying to cross from Sambisa forest to a community in Borno state.“Following information of suspected Boko Haram elements crossing point across [...]

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    Shekau’s bodyguard ‘kills Boko Haram chief bomb maker’

Shekau’s bodyguard ‘kills Boko Haram chief bomb maker’

The Nigeria army says the chief bomb maker of Boko Haram has been killed by the bodyguard of Abubakar Shekau, the sect’s leader.Sani Usman, army spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.He said that the bomb maker was killed while he was trying to run away from the camp of his colleagues.“In what will be described as a major [...]

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    Army detains ‘self-acclaimed’ husband of rescued Chibok girl

Army detains ‘self-acclaimed’ husband of rescued Chibok girl

The Nigeria army says it has in its custody one Mohammed Hayatu who claimed to be the husband of Amina Nkeki, the rescued Chibok girl.The army in a statement issued by Sani Usman, its spokesman, on Wednesday, however, recanted on its earlier claim that the name of the girl is Falmata Mbalala.There had been confusion over the identity of the [...]

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    Boko Haram now ‘depends on unripe mangoes’ for survival

Boko Haram now ‘depends on unripe mangoes’ for survival

Some members of the Boko Haram sect, who have surrendered to the Nigeria army, say the insurgents are now surviving on roots and mangoes.According to Sani Usman, army spokesman, seven insurgents confessed that their former colleagues had run out of food.“Quite a number of Boko Haram terrorists have continued to surrender. Yesterday, out of 16 male adults that came along [...]

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    Army ‘arrests’ General Shuwa’s suspected killer

Army ‘arrests’ General Shuwa’s suspected killer

The Nigeria army says it has arrested the suspected killer of Mohammed Shuwa, a retired army major-general.Shuwa, who was the first general officer commanding the 1st division of the army, was killed in his home in Maiduguri by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on November 2, 2012.Sani Usman, army spokesman, announced the arrest of Shuwa's killer on his Facebook page on [...]

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    Buratai: An encounter with the soldiers’ soldier

Buratai: An encounter with the soldiers’ soldier

By Yushau Shuaib On December 12, 2015, my phone displayed missed calls from the army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman. Such missed calls from security spokespersons, can signify "fire on the mountain."I had been in Maiduguri the previous week on a special assignment where I encountered a team of Lt General Tukur Buratai, Nigeria’s chief of army staff. They had been regular [...]

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    Delayed payment to soldiers a minor internal issue, says army

Delayed payment to soldiers a minor internal issue, says army

The Nigeria army says the reports of late payment of allowances to soldiers is a "minor internal administrative issue", as its personnel now receive their allowances in their bank accounts.Reacting to reports that some of its soldiers had not received their allowances, Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, Sani Usman,  explained that some of its men had not received their allowances [...]

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    THE INSIDER: ‘Decomposing bodies’ of Nigerian soldiers stuck in Boko Haram’s territory

THE INSIDER: ‘Decomposing bodies’ of Nigerian soldiers stuck in Boko Haram’s territory

Bodies of Nigerian soldiers killed on April 18 in a Boko Haram ambush in Gubio, Borno state, are yet to be retrieved, a soldier on the war front has told TheCable.The soldier said Gubio, a local government, is the "nemesis" of Nigerian troops as the insurgents are still fully in control, despite the successes recorded since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power.He said only 15 bodies [...]

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    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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