Monday, September 24, 2018

Tag "Army"

    Herdsmen clashes: Military launches six-week operation in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba

Herdsmen clashes: Military launches six-week operation in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba

The Nigerian army says it will launch a military operation,  “Ayem Akpatuma’’ -- meaning "cat race" in Tiv -- in Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger and Kaduna states.The operation, expected to last between February 15 and March 31, is to curb herdsmen attacks.David Ahmadu, chief training and operations, confirmed the development on Wednesday.“More so, Exercise Ayem Akpatuma has become more [...]

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    Army: Boko Haram’s tactical ground in Sambisa destroyed

Army: Boko Haram’s tactical ground in Sambisa destroyed

The Nigerian army says its troops destroyed Boko Haram’s tactical ground, camp zero, in the ongoing clearance operation to dislodge remnants of Boko Haram insurgents in Sambisa forest.Sani Kukasheka, director, army public relations, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Maiduguri on Wednesday.Kukasheka said the troops of operation Lafiya Dole, under the operation Deep Punch II, recorded tremendous success [...]

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    Army constructs road into heartland of Sambisa forest

Army constructs road into heartland of Sambisa forest

The Nigerian army says it has commenced road construction projects in Sambisa forest, Borno state.Sambisa forest is believed to be the hideout of Boko Haram terrorists and where the abducted Chibok girls are being held captive.Sani Kukasheka, director, army director, said the development is part of the on-going clearance operation to dislodge remnants of the insurgent group.Kukasheka said the army [...]

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    Army launches special operation to tackle cattle rustling

Army launches special operation to tackle cattle rustling

The Nigerian army has launched a special operation in parts of Kaduna and Niger states to tackle rising cases of kidnapping, armed robbery and cattle rustling.The operation, codenamed 'Karamin Goro', will cover Minna-Birnin Gwari-Pandogari and Minna-Sarkin Pawa general area, a statement by Muhammad Dole, the deputy director, army public relations, said on Thursday.Dole said in Kaduna that the special operation involved [...]

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    ‘Your days are numbered’ — Buratai tells ‘defeated’ Boko Haram fighters

‘Your days are numbered’ — Buratai tells ‘defeated’ Boko Haram fighters

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the days of the rump of Boko Haram inurgents are numbered, in spite of occasional attacks of Nigerian targets.Buratai gave the assurance while addressing troops of the 8 Division at Monguno, headquarters of Monguno local government area of Borno state.He, therefore, charged the troops to be determined in the efforts to stablilise their [...]

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    Suspect behind Rivers’ New Year attack shot dead

Suspect behind Rivers’ New Year attack shot dead

The Nigerian army says Don Waney, a suspected cultist alleged to have masterminded the mayhem wrecked in Rivers state, is dead.On January 1, Waney and some members of his gang allegedly killed 21 people in Omoku, a community in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni (ONELGA) local government area of the state.In a statement on Sunday, Aminu Iliyasu, deputy director, army public relations, confirmed the death [...]

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    BBOG: Parents of rescued Chibok girl are currently IDPs

BBOG: Parents of rescued Chibok girl are currently IDPs

The Bring Back Out Girls (BBOG) movement says the parents of rescued Chibok girl, Salomi Pogu, are currently internally displaced persons (IDPs).According to the BBOG, Pogu's parents reside in an IDP camp in Rumirgo village, Askira/Uba LGA of Borno state.The Nigerian army announced on Thursday that it had rescued Pogu from the militants’ custody.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director of army public relations, had said [...]

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    Army ‘rescues’ 700 Boko Haram captives in Borno

Army ‘rescues’ 700 Boko Haram captives in Borno

The military has reportedly rescued 700 persons from Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.Timothy Antigha, deputy director, army public relations, 8 division, said the women gave birth at a military holding facility in Monguno local government area of the state.Antigha said over 700 persons abducted by Boko Haram insurgents had escaped from their captors and received by the 242 battalion, [...]

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    Shake-up in army, 399 senior officers affected

Shake-up in army, 399 senior officers affected

Some principal officers from the defence and army headquarters, corps commander and general officers commanding (GOCs) have been moved in a posting and redeployment announced by the Nigerian army on Friday.According to a statement by Sani Usman, the posting and appointments affected 399 officers.He explained that it was aimed at injecting new hands to further actualise the vision of the [...]

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    General who seized power from Mugabe appointed deputy of Zimbabwe’s president

General who seized power from Mugabe appointed deputy of Zimbabwe’s president

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has appointed Constantino Chiwenga, the army chief who led the coup that ended Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule, as one of his two deputies in ZANU-PF, the ruling party.In a statement on Saturday, George Charamba, presidential press secretary, said Kembo Mohadi, long-serving state security minister, was also appointed as Mnangagwa’s deputy.The party appointment is the first step in [...]

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    Army moves to root out ‘disloyal’ personnel

Army moves to root out ‘disloyal’ personnel

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has warned that any act of disloyalty, disobedience to constituted authority and insubordination by personnel of the Nigerian army would henceforth be decisively dealt with.Speaking at the passing out parade and commissioning for 205 officer cadets of 'Executive Commission Course VII' of Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Buratai said defaulters would be shown the [...]

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    Army: 20 insurgents killed, 17 captured in two weeks

Army: 20 insurgents killed, 17 captured in two weeks

The Nigerian army says its troops have killed 20 insurgents and captured 17 others in its ongoing Deep Punch operation.Timothy Antigha, deputy director public relations, 8 division, in a statement said the operation which is part of the Lafiya Dole exercise has been ongoing for two weeks.He said 100 elderly men, women and children being held against their will were [...]

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    Army ‘captures’ 220 Boko Haram insurgents

Army ‘captures’ 220 Boko Haram insurgents

The Nigerian army on Friday said its troops had captured 220 Boko Haram insurgents in various clearance operations in the north-east region.Onyema Nwachukwu, the deputy director, army public relations, operation Lafiya Dole, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Maiduguri.Nwachukwu said troops captured 167 insurgents after raiding their enclaves in Lake Chad Basin while 53 others were captured in [...]

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    Oyo partners army to sustain peace

Oyo partners army to sustain peace

The Oyo state government has entered into an agreement with the Nigeria army to build a permanent garrison for peace and security to sustain the subsisting tempo of security in the state.Abiola Ajimobi, the state governor, disclosed this during the opening ceremony of the last quarter of the 2017 Chief of Army Staff (COAS) conference in Ibadan, the state capital.According [...]

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    Buhari inaugurates first set of Nigerian army pilots

Buhari inaugurates first set of Nigerian army pilots

President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned the first set of Nigerian Army Pilots trained by the Nigerian Army Aviation School.The ceremony was one of the series of focal events lined up for the on-going 2017 chief of army staff (COAS) annual conference in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.Performing the commissioning, Buhari commended the feat achieved by the army saying it is evident [...]

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