Saturday, November 17, 2018

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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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    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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