Sunday, November 18, 2018

Tag "Army"

    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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    Reps probe ‘plan’ to halt admission of female cadets into NDA

Reps probe ‘plan’ to halt admission of female cadets into NDA

The house of representatives has started a probe on the alleged move to halt admission of female cadets into the combatant course of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).The lower legislative chamber also asked the armed forces council to increase the number of female cadets admitted into NDA.A PUNCH report quoted by TheCable had said northern Muslim leaders were lobbying the council to [...]

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    Zimbabwe crisis: Presidential seat of power cordoned off as UK, US react to military takeover

Zimbabwe crisis: Presidential seat of power cordoned off as UK, US react to military takeover

The Zimbabwean army has cordoned off the presidential seat of power and parliament building after the military announced it had taken control of all government institutions.The Zimbabwe police were not visible in the streets as soldiers controlled traffic movement while unconfirmed reports say a number of cabinet ministers and some top ruling Zanu-PF officials have been arrested.Soldiers were said to [...]

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    Tragedy in Chibok as soldier commits suicide after killing captain

Tragedy in Chibok as soldier commits suicide after killing captain

There was confusion in the Chibok local government area of Borno state on Sunday after a staff sergeant identified as Silas Ninyo killed one K. Mani, his superior, and injured four residents of the area.Ninyo also took his own life after wreaking the havoc.Mani was reportedly killed in the process of disarming the sergeant who was said to be drunk.A [...]

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    Troops dislodge Boko Haram fighters, seize arms

Troops dislodge Boko Haram fighters, seize arms

Troops carrying out mop-up operations in the north-east recorded yet another massive success when they cleared insurgents from hideouts in areas such as Talata, Ajigin, Mangzum, Abagajiri, Kafa, Dusula, Buk, Malumti and Abulam, all in Borno state.The troops also recovered a large cache of ammunition and a tank in one of the villages.Though the ammunition were immediately taken away, the [...]

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    Two army officers remanded for ‘theft’ of N339m pension funds

Two army officers remanded for ‘theft’ of N339m pension funds

A high court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) ordered the remand of four people over their alleged roles in the stealing of N339 million military pension funds.The suspects are Ishaka Yakubu (wing commander), Akinbamidele Odunsi (lieutenant commander), Abidemi Aderemi Kolade and Violet Ofoegbunam.The suspects are said to have collected monies meant for payment of death benefits to deceased army [...]

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    Defence minister says $1.4m contract ‘in order’ — but new documents raise more questions

Defence minister says $1.4m contract ‘in order’ — but new documents raise more questions

Tukur Gusau, spokesman of Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, says there is no fraud in the award of the contract for the relocation and refurbishment of Nigeria's UN Level 2 Military Hospital under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).The project has been completed and awaiting inspection by the ministry, Gusau also said in a press statement [...]

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    Four suicide bombers killed, six farmers injured in Maiduguri

Four suicide bombers killed, six farmers injured in Maiduguri

Six farmers sustained injuries while four female suicide bombers were killed in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, on Tuesday.Victor Isuku, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, disclosed the incident to NAN in a telephone interview.Isuku said it happened around about 8:30am in Tomsu Ngamdu community on the outskirts of Maiduguri.He said one of the suicide bombers detonated her explosive near [...]

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    NUJ demands disciplinary action against soldiers who ‘assaulted’ journalist

NUJ demands disciplinary action against soldiers who ‘assaulted’ journalist

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abuja, wants disciplinary action to be taken against the soldiers who allegedly assaulted Ikechukwu Ibe, a photojournalist with Daily Trust.Ibe was said to have taken pictures of a vehicle that ran into a restaurant, resulting in the anger of the soldiers.His camera was collected and the memory card, destroyed.In a statement on Monday, Rafat [...]

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    Crocodile Smile: Army arrests 399 suspects in Lagos, Ogun

Crocodile Smile: Army arrests 399 suspects in Lagos, Ogun

The Nigerian army on Saturday announced that at least 399 suspects were arrested for various offences in Lagos and Ogun states during the Crocodile Smile 2 exercise.Bassey Adonkie, 35 artillery brigade commander, disclosed this while giving an appraisal of the exercise during the closing ceremony of the Crocodile Smile 2 at 192 Battalion, Ajilete, Ogun state.He said the operation was aimed [...]

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    Army: We treated over 1,700 people in Rivers LGA… aged woman regained sight

Army: We treated over 1,700 people in Rivers LGA… aged woman regained sight

The Nigerian army says its ongoing medical outreach is on popular demand despite rumours that it is being used to spread the monkeypox virus.Shortly after the army started the programme in some parts of the country, there were reports that soldiers were using it to allegedly spread the virus.Although the army denied the allegations, many schools were shut some states including Abia [...]

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