Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tag "Nigeria Army"

    Army ‘dislodges’ Boko Haram from hideout in Borno

Army ‘dislodges’ Boko Haram from hideout in Borno

The Nigerian army says its troops have dislodged Boko Haram insurgents from their hideout in Gamboru Ngala local government area of Borno state.Ina tweet on Friday, the army said on November 29,  the troops launched offensive on two fronts-Ngala bridge and Gamboru town- against the insurgents and successfully dislodged them from their hideout.The force said the insurgents who were preparing [...]

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    Army ‘kills’ spokesman of Boko Haram faction

Army ‘kills’ spokesman of Boko Haram faction

The Nigeria army says it has killed Ahmed Sale, spokesman of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), the Boko Haram faction which claimed responsibility for the abduction of Leah Sharibu and other schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe state.In a statement, the army said Sale was killed in an operation by troops in conjunction with personnel of the Nigerian air force."Reports [...]

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    Army uncovers ‘illegal’ security training camp in Taraba

Army uncovers ‘illegal’ security training camp in Taraba

The 20 model battalion of the Nigeria army says it has discovered an illegal security training camp located in Serti, Taraba state.Sani Adamu, commanding officer of the battalion, disclosed this on Thursday.According to NAN, the commander said Agyo Wapan, special adviser on security to Darius Ishaku, governor of the state, had been invited as part of the investigation on the issue.He [...]

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    ‘That’s the price to pay’ — DHQ defends poor welfare of soldiers fighting Boko Haram

‘That’s the price to pay’ — DHQ defends poor welfare of soldiers fighting Boko Haram

The military says soldiers on the frontline in the war against insurgency should not expect to live in luxurious condition.John Agim, spokesman of defence headquarters said this in response to TheCable’s investigation on how soldiers in the north-east beg for food and sleep inside classrooms.Soldiers had narrated their experiences— with some of them wearing bathroom slippers to the battlefield and begging [...]

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    Shi’ites hit the street as Zakzaky spends 1000 days in detention

Shi’ites hit the street as Zakzaky spends 1000 days in detention

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) staged a peaceful protest to mark 1000 days of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, its leader, in detention.The protest was staged in Abuja on Friday.Zakyzaky has been in detention since December 2015 when his followers clashed with some soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna state.The sect has held series of protests over the continued detention of its [...]

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    Boko Haram: UNICEF confirms receiving 183 children from Nigeria Army

Boko Haram: UNICEF confirms receiving 183 children from Nigeria Army

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria has confirmed receiving 183 children from Nigeria Army in Maiduguri, Borno State.According to a statement by the UN agency on Monday, the children were between the ages of seven and 18.It said the children are free from any form of connection with Boko Haram"These eight girls and 175 boys are first [...]

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    INTERVIEW: We’ll forget Biafra on one condition, says IPOB spokesman

INTERVIEW: We’ll forget Biafra on one condition, says IPOB spokesman

For some years now, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been on the forefront in the struggle for the creation of a sovereign state. With the absence of Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, during the time of Operation Python Dance, as well as the branding of the group as a terrorist organization, many believe the end is near for the group. But [...]

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    Army admits making false claims about rescue of oil experts

Army admits making false claims about rescue of oil experts

The Nigeria army says it "erroneously" gave out false information when it said all the staff of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) abducted in Magumeri local government area of Borno state had been rescued.According to the army, the misinformation is "regrettable".The NNPC staff and geologists from the University of Maiduguri who were commissioned to explore oil in Lake Chad were last week [...]

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    Army ‘loses’ 4 soldiers but ‘kills’ 22 insurgents

Army ‘loses’ 4 soldiers but ‘kills’ 22 insurgents

The Nigeria army says four soldiers and 22 insurgents lost their lives when Boko Haram attacked its men at Logomani, Borno state, on Sunday morning.A statement signed by Sani Usman, a colonel and acting director of army public relations, said the rifles of the four soldiers were lost "as a result of the effect of Boko Haram use of Rocket Propelled Grenades", [...]

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    ‘How soldiers shot defenceless Biafra protesters and loaded their corpses into vans’

‘How soldiers shot defenceless Biafra protesters and loaded their corpses into vans’

Amnesty International says an on-the-ground investigation has confirmed that the Nigeria army shot many unarmed people during last month’s planned pro-Biafran commemoration events in Onitsha, Anambra state.According to the human rights watchdog, evidence gathered from eyewitnesses, morgues and hospitals confirmed that between 29-30 May 2016, the Nigerian military opened fire on members of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB), supporters and [...]

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    Boko Haram loses butcher, 18 fighters in encounter with soldiers

Boko Haram loses butcher, 18 fighters in encounter with soldiers

The Boko Haram sect has suffered yet another setback, as Abubakar Gana, a butcher in the group, and 18 other insurgents were killed at a village in Borno state.The incident happened 24 hours after the army announced the killing of 11 insurgents in a gun battle.According to Sani Usman, army spokesman, a cache of arms was recovered during the operation.“Following [...]

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    44 female insurgents surrender to ‘gallant troops’

44 female insurgents surrender to ‘gallant troops’

The Nigeria army says 77 Boko Haram members have surrendered themselves to troops of the 117 battalion in Borno state.According to Sani Usman, army spokesman, 16 of the surrendered insurgents are women while 28 of them are girls.“Seventy-seven Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered themselves to troops of 122 task force battalion. They comprised 17 men, 16 women, 16 male children and [...]

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    Troops ‘rescue’ 370 Boko Haram captives

Troops ‘rescue’ 370 Boko Haram captives

The Nigeria army says it has rescued 370 hostages from Boko Haram.Hassan Umaru,  theatre commander of operation lafiya dole, who disclosed this at a media briefing in Maiduguri on Friday, also revealed that troops killed 63 Boko Haram insurgents and foiled some suicide bomb attacks within the week.Speaking through Lucky Irabor, the deputy commander,  Umaru said that the troops recovered [...]

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    Army sets up new division in Boko Haram’s zone

Army sets up new division in Boko Haram’s zone

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    11-year-old ‘potential suicide bomber’ arrested

11-year-old ‘potential suicide bomber’ arrested

The Nigeria army says it has arrested an 11-year-old suicide bomber at an internally-displaced-persons camp in Borno state.According Sani Usman, army spokesman, the suspect is on the list of wanted Boko Haram kingpins."Vigilant troops of 7 division garrison providing security at internally displaced persons (IDP) camp, Dalori in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, Borno state yesterday, Tuesday afternoon, apprehended an 11-year-old boy, Master Usman [...]

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    Army raises the alarm, says some of its officers plotting to sabotage Boko Haram war

Army raises the alarm, says some of its officers plotting to sabotage Boko Haram war

The Nigeria army on Monday said some of its officers are plotting to distract the fight against insurgency, which "is at a critical stage".According to Sani Usman, army spokesman, some officers in collaboration with unnamed individuals, have scheduled December to begin a media onslaught against the army.He alleged that there was a deliberate plot to ridicule leadership of the force [...]

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