Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tag "Nigerian Army"

    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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    How Boko Haram fighters looted Adamawa towns

How Boko Haram fighters looted Adamawa towns

Residents of Michika and Madagali towns in Adamawa state have recounted how Boko Haram fighters raided their homes on Monday and carted away food items and money.Some residents of the town told TheCable that the insurgents came into the town late in the night, shooting sporadically into the air, as they scare people away from their homes.According to the locals, [...]

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    Army rejects indicting report on Rivers polls, slams INEC, police

Army rejects indicting report on Rivers polls, slams INEC, police

The Nigerian army says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is unfair with the report of its findings on the governorship and house of assembly elections in Rivers state.Following reported cases of widespread violence during the elections, INEC suspended electoral process in the state and sent a fact-finding committee on investigation.Festus Okoye, INEC’s director of information and voter education, had [...]

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    INEC: We don’t know if military rigged elections

INEC: We don’t know if military rigged elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the military intervened in the governorship and house of assembly elections in Rivers state but it could not say if the involvement was to rig.INEC had suspended the process because of widespread violence.While fielding questions on Channels TV on Monday, Festus Okoye, INEC’s director of information and voter education, said the commission went on [...]

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    Army: We are investigating invasion of Rivers commissioner’s residence

Army: We are investigating invasion of Rivers commissioner’s residence

The Nigerian army says it is investigating the invasion of the residence of Tamunosisi Gogo-Jaja, Rivers state commissioner of education.In a trending video, about five persons identified as family members of Gogo-Jaja were seen fleeing into a direction as armed soldiers barged into their GRA phase 3 home in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Wednesday.In a statement on Friday, [...]

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    ‘Soldiers will be tough this time’ — Buratai warns ‘election riggers’

‘Soldiers will be tough this time’ — Buratai warns ‘election riggers’

Ahead of the Saturday governorship and house of assembly elections, Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff, says intelligence gathered has shown that politicians have plans to disrupt the process.He made this known on Wednesday during a meeting with principal staff officers and commanders of the Nigerian army.While noting the cases of violence outbreak in some parts during the presidential [...]

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    Tension as soldiers break into nightclubs in Port Harcourt

Tension as soldiers break into nightclubs in Port Harcourt

There was tension in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Tuesday, following the raid of some nightclubs by soldiers.Among the clubs raided were Casablanca, Orange Room and Play House in the GRA part of the Garden city.The armed men where said to have carted away drinks and arrested some of the people went to unwind.The reason for the action is not clear [...]

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    Human rights group hails security agencies for their conduct during elections

Human rights group hails security agencies for their conduct during elections

The Coalition of Civil Society Organizations on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution has spoken on the role of security agencies in the Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections across the 36 states of the federation.The group said the security agencies were professional in discharge of their duties before, during and after the nationwide polls.Maxwell Gowon, executive director of the coalition, [...]

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    VIDEO: Soldiers cry unto God from battlefield

VIDEO: Soldiers cry unto God from battlefield

A video showing  some soldiers praying and worshipping their maker on the battlefield is currently trending on social mediaIn the video, the soldiers, who clutched their riffles, sang emotionally: "My song everyday, father draw me nearer, draw me nearer, nearer to thee," they sang a popular Christian song in unison.Numbering about 15, the soldiers sang repeatedly as they performed what [...]

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    Army, police probe officers who ‘endorsed Buhari’

Army, police probe officers who ‘endorsed Buhari’

The Nigerian army and the police say they have commenced investigations into pictures of soldiers and policemen seen doing the "4 + 4" signal, President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign signature.Pictures of the soldiers and policemen portraying the sign while on duty began circulating on the social media on Friday.TheCable has not been able to independently verify the authenticity of the pictures [...]

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    PDP to Buratai: Concentrate on your demanding assignment, NOT politics

PDP to Buratai: Concentrate on your demanding assignment, NOT politics

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, to concentrate on ending the Boko Haram insurgency instead of "dabbling into politics".In a statement on Wednesday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, asked Buratai to refrain himself from acts or actions that will suggest in any way that the military has become an arm of a political party.Reacting [...]

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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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    Army speaks on Buhari’s directive to deal ‘ruthlessly’ with ballot-snatchers

Army speaks on Buhari’s directive to deal ‘ruthlessly’ with ballot-snatchers

The Nigerian army says it would remain apolitical and its actions guided by the rules of engagement during the general election.President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had on Monday warned those who might want to snatch ballot boxes would do so at the expense of their lives.The president said he rarely gives the military and the [...]

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    Army: We killed 37 Zamfara bandits but lost six soldiers

Army: We killed 37 Zamfara bandits but lost six soldiers

Troops of the Nigerian army say they killed 37 bandits in an exchange of fire in Bini Maru local government area of Zamfara state.In a statement on Monday, Clement Abiade, acting information officer of operation Saharan Daji, said six soldiers were also killed while the troops rescued 80 people who have been kidnapped.“The troops have continued to dominate the Areas [...]

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    Sani Usman retires from the army, says I’m leaving highly fulfilled

Sani Usman retires from the army, says I’m leaving highly fulfilled

Sani Usman, the spokesman of the Nigerian army, has retired from the service after 36 years of active service.In a farewell message on Thursday, the brigadier general who has served at different times as the image maker of the army said he was leaving highly fulfilled.“With utmost gratitude to God, I wish to inform you, the wonderful Officers, Soldiers and [...]

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