Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tag "Nigerian Army"

    15 insurgents killed as army rescues 49 hostages

15 insurgents killed as army rescues 49 hostages

The Nigerian army says it has killed 15 Boko Haram insurgents and rescued 49 persons held hostage by the group.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director, public relations, operation Lafiya Dole, said this occurred in separate encounters between the insurgents and troops in the Lake Chad basin.In a statement on Thursday, Nwachukwu said some of the insurgents were killed on Tuesday in villages [...]

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    18 of 23 LGAs in Benue are under attack, says Ortom

18 of 23 LGAs in Benue are under attack, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says 18 of the 23 local government areas in the state are under attack by “herdsmen.”He lamented the “continued onslaught” against the state by the herdsmen, calling for vigilance from the people.Ortom was speaking in Makurdi on Monday while interacting with journalists after his return from China.The governor said President Muhammadu Buhari was working [...]

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    Troops arrest five members of ‘militia’ group in Nasarawa

Troops arrest five members of ‘militia’ group in Nasarawa

Troops of the 177 guards battalion of the Nigerian army arrested five suspected militias at Ugyi town in Toto local government area of Nasarawa state and recovered some arms from them during a raid.A statement issued by Jude Chukwu, the army spokesman, listed items from them as one Daihatsu SUV jeep, seven motorcycles, six dane guns and one locally made [...]

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    Troops kill four ‘militia herdsmen’ in Benue, recover AK-47 rifles

Troops kill four ‘militia herdsmen’ in Benue, recover AK-47 rifles

The Nigerian army says its soldiers on Monday killed four militia herdsmen in Guma local government area of Benue state.In a statement on Tuesday, Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, said this followed a gun battle between the soldiers and the herdsmen.He said troops of 72 special forces battalion had intercepted 20 militia herdsmen while on patrol at Teguma village in Guma.“Four [...]

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    2019: Buratai threatens to deal with soldiers hobnobbing with politicians

2019: Buratai threatens to deal with soldiers hobnobbing with politicians

The Nigerian army has disclosed its plan to set up a special court-martial to try partisan army personnel.Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, said this on Tuesday when he declared open the 2018 chief of army staff first quarter conference.He warned the personnel to remain apolitical and professionally responsive in the discharge of their constitutional duties.“I have directed for a [...]

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    Army tackles Danjuma over ‘unfortunate’ call to arms

Army tackles Danjuma over ‘unfortunate’ call to arms

The Nigerian army says a statement credited to Theophilus Danjuma, a former minister of defence, is unfortunate.On Saturday, Danjuma, a retired general and former chief of army staff, called on Nigerians to defend themselves against killers because the army has failed to protect the citizens.The former minister also accused the army of bias and colluding with killers to attack Nigerians.But [...]

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    Danjuma asks Nigerians to defend themselves against killers, says ‘armed forces not neutral’

Danjuma asks Nigerians to defend themselves against killers, says ‘armed forces not neutral’

Theophilus Danjuma, a former minister of defence, has asked Nigerians to defend themselves against killers.Danajuma said this on Saturday while speaking at the maiden convocation of Taraba State University.He said the army and other security agencies colluded with killers to attack Nigerians.The retired general accused the army of "bias", saying it has failed in its responsibility of securing the country [...]

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    Army reopens Maiduguri-Bama highway 30 months after closure

Army reopens Maiduguri-Bama highway 30 months after closure

The Nigerian army has reopened the Maiduguri-Bama-Banki international highway in Borno state. Rogers Nicholas, the theatre commander, operation Lafiya Dole, announced this on Saturday at the inauguration of the highway in Maiduguri.Nicholas said the road was certified safe for public use following the successes recorded in the ongoing clearance operation in the war against insurgency.He said: “Today marks another remarkable event [...]

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    Army arrests ‘high profile’ Boko Haram insurgent in Adamawa

Army arrests ‘high profile’ Boko Haram insurgent in Adamawa

The army says it has arrested a high profile Boko Haram insurgent, Bubayi Isa, in Adamawa.NAN reports that Texas Chukwu, the director, army public relations, said Isa was arrested alongside three other suspects.Chukwu listed the names of other suspects as Muhammad Buba, Yakubu Abubakar and Yakubu Abdullahi, adding that Isa was number 37 on the list of Boko Haram insurgents [...]

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    Army to Gaidam: Your comment on Dapchi misleading… we handed over to the police

Army to Gaidam: Your comment on Dapchi misleading… we handed over to the police

The Nigerian army has described as "misleading and unfortunate", the comment of Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of Yobe, that the military is to be blamed for the attack on Government Girls’ Science Technical College, Dapchi.A total of 110 girls were abducted from the school when the insurgents struck on Monday, last week.Gaidam had said: “Before then, Dapchi has been peaceful, there was [...]

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    Ezekwesili asks Buhari: Are you aware of Boko Haram attack in Yobe school?

Ezekwesili asks Buhari: Are you aware of Boko Haram attack in Yobe school?

Oby Ezekwesili, co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for “keeping Nigerians in suspense” over the Yobe school attack on Monday.A total of 94 students of Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School, Dapchi, in Yobe, are said to be missing after Boko Haram insurgents attacked the school on Monday.But Abdumaliki Sunmonu, Yobe police [...]

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    Nigeria’s pythons and 36 million naira

Nigeria’s pythons and 36 million naira

In Nigeria, we live in a fairytale land. There is no story we will not and cannot  hear. Most of the stories shared here are very disturbing and mental health induced. Many Nigerians suffer mental health related diseases. Not by choice. Our government and its officials daily supply the drama and enough inducement which trigger the disease. Ours is a [...]

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    Army: Boko Haram insurgents killed while trying to infiltrate Yobe community

Army: Boko Haram insurgents killed while trying to infiltrate Yobe community

The Nigerian army says its troops killed some Boko Haram insurgents at Goniri community in Gubio local government area of Yobe state.In a statement on Sunday, Nureni Alimi, assistant director, army public relations, 27 task force brigade, said the operation took place on Friday.Alimi said two soldiers sustained injuries in the incident and are currently receiving treatment.He said the insurgents [...]

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    FILE: Each time army claims victory over Boko Haram, the militants inflict more terror

FILE: Each time army claims victory over Boko Haram, the militants inflict more terror

On Saturday, Rogers Nicholas, theatre commander of operation Lafiya Dole, announced that the Nigerian army had completely defeated Boko Haram insurgents.On Sunday, the insurgents -- in what now appears to be routine attacks any time army makes such a statement -- struck at Kala, a village in Borno state.Nicholas is not the first army officer to make the controversial statement in [...]

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    Boko Haram burns down Borno village, kills two

Boko Haram burns down Borno village, kills two

Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed two persons and injured one in an attack carried out in Kofa village near Alau, Borno state.A source told TheCable that the insurgents who came on motorcycles set the village on fire."Two people were burnt to aches while one person was hit by a stray bullet during the attack," the source said.A security source [...]

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    Army warns Nigerians of danger posed by fleeing insurgents

Army warns Nigerians of danger posed by fleeing insurgents

The army has called on Nigerians to look out for Boko Haram escapees among them and report such to security agencies.In a statement on Sunday, Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, said the "fleeing terrorists" would want to take cover in communities.He said the insurgents in their bid to remain relevant may resort to suicide bombing to inflict terror on [...]

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