Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tag "Army"

    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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    Crocodile Smile II: Army arrests 40 in Lagos, Ogun

Crocodile Smile II: Army arrests 40 in Lagos, Ogun

The Nigerian army says it arrested 40 suspects for various offences within Lagos and Ogun states during the Operation Crocodile Smile II.In a statement on Tuesday, Olaolu Daudu, spokesman of the 81 division in Lagos, said troops have been carrying out routine activities associated with the exercise alongside other security agencies.“Some suspected criminals have been arrested; drug peddlers, cultists, car [...]

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    Army to begin Crocodile Smile II in south-south, south-west

Army to begin Crocodile Smile II in south-south, south-west

The Nigerian army says it is set to conduct 'Exercise Crocodile Smile II' in the south-south and south-west geopolitical zones of the country, beginning from Friday.Sani Usman, army spokesperson, said in a statement on Tuesday that the exercise was aimed at training troops in aid of civil authorities in tackling security challenges in those areas.Between November and December 2016, the [...]

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    Army again raids Kanu’s home, seizes ‘technical items’

Army again raids Kanu’s home, seizes ‘technical items’

Soldiers of the Nigerian army on Sunday raided the home of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).It is the second time Kanu's house would be raided by security operatives in less than one month. The premises was first raided in September.According to Prince Emmanuel Kanu, younger brother of the IPOB leader, the soldiers said they were [...]

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    Army begins Operation Crocodile Smile in Niger Delta

Army begins Operation Crocodile Smile in Niger Delta

The Nigerian army says it has deployed troops for the commencement of Operation Crocodile Smile in the six Niger Delta states.Enobong Udoh, general officer commanding (GOC) 6 division in Port Harcourt, said this on Saturday while addressing troops to signal the commencement of the exercise.Udoh said the operation was confidence-building patrol rather than a show of force as is being [...]

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    Army: 760 cleared Boko Haram suspects released to Borno

Army: 760 cleared Boko Haram suspects released to Borno

The army says it has released 760 suspected Boko Haram members to the Borno state government.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director, army public relations, theatre command of Operation Lafiya Dole, said this in a statement on Friday.Nwachikwu said the suspects were handed over to the government at the Bulunkutu state rehabilitation centre, Maiduguri for reintegration into the society.He said they were arrested [...]

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    Army to launch Python Dance replica in Ogun

Army to launch Python Dance replica in Ogun

To address the security challenges in Ogun and its environs, the Nigerian army said on Sunday that it had concluded plans to launch a new security initiative code-named Operation Crocodile Smile.Basil Adoke, the brigade commander of the 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, disclosed this at a reception organised by the state government as part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 57th [...]

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