Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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    ‘Over 20’ soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush 

‘Over 20’ soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush 

The Nigerian Army has reportedly lost more than 20 soldiers in an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state. Sources told TheCable that the deceased soldiers were attached to 25 task force brigade, Damboa in Borno. The soldiers were attacked along the Maiduguri-Damboa road as they were returning from a five-day clearance operation, on Tuesday. “At the last count, we had more [...]

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    ‘7 Boko Haram insurgents killed’ as troops repel attack in Borno

‘7 Boko Haram insurgents killed’ as troops repel attack in Borno

Seven Boko Haram insurgents have been killed by troops of the Nigerian army in Damasak, Mobbar local government area of Borno state, sources have told TheCable.  The insurgents were said to have moved into the town on Thursday in about 13 gun trucks, and  attempted an attack on the military base.  The soldiers, however, foiled their plan and the insurgents fled.   A five-year-old [...]

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    Army: How our convoy killed 75-year-old man in Katsina 

Army: How our convoy killed 75-year-old man in Katsina 

The Nigerian army says Salisu Ibrahim, a 75-year-old man, was killed by one of the vehicles in a convoy going to pick up W.B Idris, the army’s 17 brigade commander, in Katsina state.  Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, on Monday, paid a visit to the state.  The accident, witnesses said, occurred around Mani House Junction in Katsina. Ibrahim was said to be [...]

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    Buratai: We won’t rest until Nigeria is safe for everyone

Buratai: We won’t rest until Nigeria is safe for everyone

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the Nigerian army will remain on its feet in the battle against insecurity until the country becomes safe for everyone. Buratai, represented by Lamidi Adeosun, a lieutenant-general, said this during the passing out parade of the 79 regular recruit intake (79 RRI) in Zaria, on Saturday. The army chief lamented that Nigeria is facing numerous [...]

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    Student files N1b lawsuit against army over ‘shooting, amputation of leg’

Student files N1b lawsuit against army over ‘shooting, amputation of leg’

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    Army court martial sacks major-general for ‘N400m’ theft

Army court martial sacks major-general for ‘N400m’ theft

The Nigerian army court martial prosecuting Hakeem Otiki, a major-general and former general officer commanding (GOC), for N400 million theft, has found him guilty. At its sitting at the army headquarters garrison in Abuja on Monday night, the court martial found him guilty on all the five-count charges against him and subsequently dismissed him from service "with disgrace and dishonour". A part [...]

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    ‘We’ll punish those behind these killings’ — army reacts to Borno, Katsina attacks

‘We’ll punish those behind these killings’ — army reacts to Borno, Katsina attacks

The Nigerian Army says it is saddened by the attack on Faduma Koloram village in Gubio local government area of Borno state.  Over 70 people were killed Tuesday when Boko Haram insurgents attacked the village. While visiting the scene of the attack, Babagana Zulum, governor of the state called on the military to intensify efforts in its fight against the insurgents. Sagir Musa, [...]

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    How army rescued aid workers abducted by insurgents

How army rescued aid workers abducted by insurgents

The Nigerian army special forces, on Monday, rescued four persons, including two aid workers, who were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents along Maiduguri-Monguno road in Borno state. TheCable learnt that insurgents had on Monday mounted a road block and abducted the victims. The attacks are said to have become a frequent occurrence, with insurgents robbing motorists of their valuables, while passengers carrying [...]

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    Lawyer threatens N1bn suit against army over ‘shooting of student by soldier’

Lawyer threatens N1bn suit against army over ‘shooting of student by soldier’

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    Troops kill 20 Boko Haram insurgents in Borno 

Troops kill 20 Boko Haram insurgents in Borno 

The defence headquarters says troops killed 20 Boko Haram insurgents in Baga, Kukawa local government area of Borno state, on Sunday. John Enenche, the coordinator of defence media operations in a statement, said the troops encountered the insurgents as they tried to attack neighbouring villages around Baga.  According to him, none of the soldiers got killed, but nine sustained wounds and have [...]

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    Army spokesman: Nine insurgents were killed in gun battle with soldiers

Army spokesman: Nine insurgents were killed in gun battle with soldiers

The Nigerian Army says its troops have killed nine Boko Haram insurgents in Mainok, Borno state.  TheCable had reported how the troops engaged in a gun battle with the insurgents on Wednesday.  Sagir Musa, army’s spokesperson, in a statement said gun trucks were also recovered from the insurgents, and two soldiers were slightly injured.   “Troops of Sector 1, Operation LAFIYA DOLE have successfully [...]

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    PHOTOS: Troops recover weapons after battle with Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe

PHOTOS: Troops recover weapons after battle with Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe

The Nigerian army says its troops killed over 100 Boko Haram insurgents in Buni Gari, Gujba local government area of Yobe state on Saturday. The army also said the troops recovered a cache of arms and ammunition from the insurgents. See pictures below. [...]

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    ‘There’s no better time than now’ — Buratai asks his men to destroy Boko Haram

‘There’s no better time than now’ — Buratai asks his men to destroy Boko Haram

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has called on troops fighting Boko Haram insurgents not to give room for cowardice.  The call came days after the army chief said he had relocated to the north-east to lead his men to war.  For 10 years, soldiers have been fighting the insurgents who have killed thousands and displaced millions.  In a message to the troops [...]

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    Buratai ‘relocates to north-east’, promises to lead his men to war

Buratai ‘relocates to north-east’, promises to lead his men to war

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has relocated to the north-east to join soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents, according to the army.  In 2015, following President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive, the military command centre was relocated to Maiduguri in Borno state, and the army created operation Lafiya Dole to fight the insurgents.  But days after President Idriss Déby of Chad led soldiers to capture Boko [...]

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    TRENDING: Sacked army commander complaining about poor equipment against Boko Haram

TRENDING: Sacked army commander complaining about poor equipment against Boko Haram

Barely seven months as theatre commander of operation Lafiya Dole, the Nigerian Army on Tuesday announced a replacement for Olusegun Adeniyi, a major-general.  Known to have commanded a couple of army’s brigades in the fight against Boko Haram, Adeniyi would now live a less combatant life as he is to resume at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), Abuja. Faruk Yahaya, general [...]

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    Shake-up in Boko Haram war, top military commanders replaced

Shake-up in Boko Haram war, top military commanders replaced

The Nigerian Army has deployed Faruk Yahaya as the new theatre commander Operation Lafiya Dole, the army's operation fighting Boko Haram insurgency in the north-east. Yahaya, a major-general, who was until the deployment, general officer commanding (GOC) of the army’s 1 division in Kaduna, is replacing Olusegun Adeniyi who had been in charge of the operation since August.   In the major redeployment [...]

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