Friday, September 20, 2019

Tag "Military"

    Report: Boko Haram hits harder as 200,000 north-east residents are abandoned

Report: Boko Haram hits harder as 200,000 north-east residents are abandoned

At least 220,000 residents of the north-east have reportedly been abandoned as a result of a new strategy the military adopted in the war against Boko Haram.Reuters is reporting that the strategy tagged: "Super Camps", has also made humanitarian agencies unable to reach an estimated 100,000 residents.The Nigerian military recently set up about 20 super camps to curtail the activities [...]

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    Aisha Buhari: Women in military are psychologically oppressed

Aisha Buhari: Women in military are psychologically oppressed

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, says the Nigerian armed forces has psychologically oppressed military women by limiting their participation in the fight against insecurity.She said this during the opening ceremony of the defence headquarters maiden annual conference on women peace and security at the National Defence College, Abuja, on Thursday.She said some of the challenges being faced by [...]

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    ‘We watched soldiers carrying corpses of our mates’ — children recount ordeal in detention

‘We watched soldiers carrying corpses of our mates’ — children recount ordeal in detention

Children reportedly detained by the Nigerian military in recent years have recounted how the security agencies kept them in horrible condition.In a recent report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW), the children spoke of how they were maltreated and some of their peers lost their lives.The report, a copy of which was obtained by TheCable, detailed how about 3,600 of [...]

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    Report: Military detained 3,600 children in the north-east

Report: Military detained 3,600 children in the north-east

The Nigerian military has detained at least 3,600 children in the north-east where the Boko Haram war is being fought, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).In a new report released on Tuesday, HRW said most of the children including 1,617 girls, are being detained at Giwa military barracks in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.The international human rights organisation said the military [...]

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    ‘Boko Haram has not been defeated’ — Borno residents write Buhari 

‘Boko Haram has not been defeated’ — Borno residents write Buhari 

Residents of Borno say they have lost confidence in the military over the lingering Boko Haram crisis. In an open letter signed by Hassan Boguma, a traditional ruler, the residents accused the military of not doing enough, saying Boko Haram now attacks without any countermeasure. The letter comes after Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, blamed the military over recent attacks on Gubio and [...]

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    Buhari to military: Eliminate bandits wherever you find them

Buhari to military: Eliminate bandits wherever you find them

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the military to hunt bandits and eliminate them wherever they find them.A statement from Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as giving the directive while addressing officers of the 17th Army Brigade and Nigerian Air Force 213 operational base in Katsina on Saturday.There have been reports of deaths in recent months mostly as a result [...]

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    Those accused of sexual violence ‘must face justice’

Those accused of sexual violence ‘must face justice’

 Denis Mukwege, Nobel Peace laureate, has called for the investigation of military officers accused of sexual violence.Mukwege made the call while speaking at a programme on sexual and gender-based violence organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Abuja on Thursday.Soldiers in the north-east have at various times been accused of sexual violence against victims of the Boko [...]

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    Atiku to Buhari: Order the military to produce your credentials if they truly exist

Atiku to Buhari: Order the military to produce your credentials if they truly exist

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to produce his academic records.In his submission at the presidential election tribunal, Abubakar told the tribunal that the president can direct the military to make available the credentials if they exist as he claims.Buhari had failed to submit his academic records ahead of the presidential [...]

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    Falana to Buhari: You obeyed court orders during military rule… why not now?

Falana to Buhari: You obeyed court orders during military rule… why not now?

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has tackled President Muhammadu Buhari for "obeying court orders when he was a military head of state but doing the opposite in a democratic government".Speaking at a public lecture to mark the 30th anniversary of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said he is writing the [...]

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    Galadima: APC used military to rig presidential poll

Galadima: APC used military to rig presidential poll

Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of using the military to rig the 2019 presidential election.Galadima spoke when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television.According to him, the military used its Operation Python Dance launched across all states of the federation "effectively to intimidate voters, to harass voters, [...]

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    We are bound to obey Buhari, Buratai replies Atiku

We are bound to obey Buhari, Buratai replies Atiku

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the army is bound to obey orders from constituted authorities, dismissing Atiku Abubakar’s call for the military not to obey President Muhammadu Buhari.On Monday, Buhari directed security operatives to deal ruthlessly with those who might want to snatch ballot boxes during the elections.Reacting, however, Atiku, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in [...]

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    FG launches campaign in support of military

FG launches campaign in support of military

The federal government has launched a campaign in support of the military.Speaking at the launch of the campaign on Thursday in Abuja, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the campaign is important because the men and women in the military are risking their lives to protect the country.Mohammed said those who do not know the sacrifices the soldiers make have [...]

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    OBITUARY: Waku, the senator who wanted military to seize power from Obasanjo

OBITUARY: Waku, the senator who wanted military to seize power from Obasanjo

"And by the time I am gone, that is what I want to be remembered for," were the words of blunt and assertive Joseph Waku, a former Nigerian senator, while extolling the courage and legacy of John McCain, ex-US Republican senator. McCain was an American politician and military officer who served as a senator from Arizona. So principled, the US lawmaker [...]

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    Daily Trust editor freed by army

Daily Trust editor freed by army

Uthman Abubakar, north-east regional editor of Daily Trust Newspaper, has been released.Mannir Dan-Ali, editor-in-chief of the newspaper, announced the release after receiving Abubakar who was brought into the Maiduguri office by an army officer.On Sunday, soldiers invaded the head office of the newspaper in Abuja and its regional offices in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, and Lagos.The soldiers barricaded the gate [...]

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    Lai: The biggest opposition military has is probably social media – not Boko Haram

Lai: The biggest opposition military has is probably social media – not Boko Haram

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the biggest problem the military has is probably the social media and not Boko Haram.Segun Adeyemi, media aide to the minister, quoted Mohammed as saying this at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday.The minister said the federal government is planning to launch a national campaign to rally support for the military.Everyone, he said, [...]

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    Military needs ‘N9bn annually’ for shoes, boots

Military needs ‘N9bn annually’ for shoes, boots

Jumo Osahor, director-general of the Defence Research and Development Bureau, says the military needs N9 billion to provide boots for soldiers annually.Osahor said this on Thursday while delivering a paper at a conference organised by the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists of Nigeria (SLTCN).The conference held at the Nigerian Institute of Leather Science and Technology (NILEST), Samaru, Zaria, Kaduna [...]

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