Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tag "Nigerian Army"

    Buhari promotes Lamidi Adeosun to Lt Gen — same rank with Buratai

Buhari promotes Lamidi Adeosun to Lt Gen — same rank with Buratai

For the first time in this democratic dispensation, the Nigerian army will have two lieutenant-generals.On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the promotion Lamidi Adeosun, a major general and chief of training and operations at army headquarters, to lieutenant-general -- the same rank as Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff.It is not clear if Adeosun's promotion places him in good stead [...]

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    Soldier killed as troops run into IED en route Chibok

Soldier killed as troops run into IED en route Chibok

A company of soldiers from the Nigerian army 117 task force in Chibok ran into improvised explosive device (IED) while making their way to the battalion headquarters on Thursday. A military source in the battalion told TheCable that the incident happened around 7:30 am shortly after the troops left Kwamdi to Chibok, a 12 kilometre road with part stretching through the Sambisa forest."The [...]

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    ‘Militants’ kill soldier, two NSCDC operatives in Rivers

‘Militants’ kill soldier, two NSCDC operatives in Rivers

A soldier and two operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were shot dead in a gun duel with suspected militants in Rivers state on Sunday.According to Aminu Iliyasu, spokesman of the 6 division of the Nigerian army in Port Harcourt,  they were killed while preventing militants from vandalising an oil and gas facility in Gio community, [...]

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    Boko Haram didn’t kill any of our men, says army

Boko Haram didn’t kill any of our men, says army

The Nigerian army has denied reports that 25 soldiers were killed in an attack coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.Reuters had reported how the insurgent group attacked the soldiers on Saturday morning while they were evacuating people from villages in the state.The fighters were said to have opened fire on the soldiers and the villagers who were reportedly [...]

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    Report: Boko Haram kills 25 soldiers in Borno ambush

Report: Boko Haram kills 25 soldiers in Borno ambush

The Boko Haram sect has reportedly killed 25 soldiers and scores of civilians in an ambush in Borno state.The insurgent group reportedly attacked the soldiers on Saturday morning while they were evacuating people from villages in the state.The fighters were said to have opened fire on the soldiers and the villagers who were reportedly occupying about 50 vehicles.“They ambushed [...]

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    Wike insists army commander is involved in oil theft, denies bribery allegation

Wike insists army commander is involved in oil theft, denies bribery allegation

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the bribery allegation levelled against him by Jamil Sarham, general officer commanding (GOC) 6 division of the Nigerian army, is false.Speaking in Port Harcourt, the state capital, while announcing the dissolution of his cabinet, Wike said the army commander should explain his involvement in oil bunkering instead of resorting to "unfounded allegations".On Sunday, [...]

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    ‘Soldier’ who assaulted Baba Fryo arrested

‘Soldier’ who assaulted Baba Fryo arrested

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    Baba Fryo, veteran singer, ‘beaten’ to pulp by soldiers

Baba Fryo, veteran singer, ‘beaten’ to pulp by soldiers

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    ’50 killed’ in fresh attack on Zamfara communities

’50 killed’ in fresh attack on Zamfara communities

At least 50 persons have been reportedly killed while 31 sustained injuries after suspected bandits attacked some communities in Zamfara state during the weekend.The armed men were said to have attacked communities in Maru, Gusau and Birnin Magaji local government areas of the state.The attackers came in motorcycles, overrunning Magami district in Gusau LGA and displacing residents of several communities.Clement [...]

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    ‘We killed many insurgents’ — army speaks on Borno attack

‘We killed many insurgents’ — army speaks on Borno attack

The Nigerian army says many insurgents were killed in Friday's attack at Magumeri town in Borno state.The Islamic State (IS) had claimed responsibility for the attack, saying its fighters killed 10 soldiers and burnt a military base.But in a statement on Sunday, Ezindu Idima, deputy director, army public relations, sector 3 Operation Lafiya Dole, said only five soldiers were killed.He said [...]

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    Army violated the law in appointment of new NYSC DG

Army violated the law in appointment of new NYSC DG

On Friday, the Nigerian army announced S. Ibrahim as the new director-general (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). According to the new postings disclosed by Sagir Musa, acting director of army public relations, Ibrahim from Nigerian army university, Biu, takes over from Suleiman Kazaure, the current NYSC DG, with “immediate effect”.Musa had said in a statement: “The Nigerian [...]

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    NYSC gets new DG as army approves new postings

NYSC gets new DG as army approves new postings

The Nigerian army has named S. Ibrahim from Nigerian army university Biu, as the director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), in a new posting released on Friday.A statement releasing the redeployment and signed by Sagir Musa, the army spokesman, said Ibrahim takes over from S.Z. Kazaure.Musa said Kazaure had been deployed to the Nigerian army resource centre as [...]

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    Army: How we laid ambush for Boko Haram in Yobe

Army: How we laid ambush for Boko Haram in Yobe

The Nigerian army says its troops ambushed a group of Boko Haram insurgents that attempted to attack Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, on Tuesday.Njoka Irabo, acting assistant director, army public relations, Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, in a statement issued on Tuesday night, said troops stormed Maisandari after receiving information on the planned attack.“Following credible information of planned efforts by [...]

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    Boko Haram sets Chibok village on fire

Boko Haram sets Chibok village on fire

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have again attacked a community in Chibok local government area of Borno state.The attack comes three days after the insurgents burnt houses in Gatamwarwa ward, Chibok."They came in through Sambisa forest at about 7pm and they have been setting the village on fire," a Chibok resident told TheCable.Kaumutiyahi is at least 13 kilometres away from Chibok.A military source [...]

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    Army vows to deal with serving soldier arrested for cultism

Army vows to deal with serving soldier arrested for cultism

The Nigerian army has vowed to deal with Igbavbou Lucky, a private in the Nigerian army, who was arrested over his alleged involvement in cultism.Lucky was among the 103 suspects arrested and paraded by the Edo state police command at a press briefing.The soldier was apprehended at Ekpoma, while celebrating his birthday with other suspected cult members.He was reportedly dressed [...]

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    Falana: Deployment of soldiers in Rivers elections illegal

Falana: Deployment of soldiers in Rivers elections illegal

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the deployment of army personnel for elections in Rivers state is illegal.The Nigerian army had been indicted by a fact-finding committee set up by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to investigate the suspended electoral process in the state.In a statement on Wednesday, Falana argued that the Nigerian armed forces could only [...]

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