Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tag "Nigerian Army"

    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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    Soldiers on rampage as Boko Haram ‘captures colleague’ in Lake Chad

Soldiers on rampage as Boko Haram ‘captures colleague’ in Lake Chad

Members of the Boko Haram insurgent group are reportedly holding a soldier hostage along the Lake Chad Basin.Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of the sect, disclosed this, quoting a source.Lake Chad falls in the boundaries of four African countries — Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria — and is one of the major strongholds of [...]

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    Army: We killed 107 Boko Haram fighters in Sambisa but lost four soldiers

Army: We killed 107 Boko Haram fighters in Sambisa but lost four soldiers

The army says it killed about 107 Boko Haram insurgents during two different encounters in Sambisa forest on Monday.Sani Usman, director army public relations, who disclosed this in a statement, said four soldiers lost their lives in the operation while nine others sustained injuries.He said the troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have been making tremendous progress in the ongoing 'Operation [...]

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    Army says Shekau is in a ‘terrible’ state of health

Army says Shekau is in a ‘terrible’ state of health

The Nigerian army says Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram insurgent group, is in a “terrible” state of health.The army said this a week after Shekau released a video where he taunted the military.In a statement on Monday, the army said the Boko Haram leader is “not much of a threat”.The statement issued by Sani Usman, army spokesman, said: [...]

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    Army: 1,050 Boko Haram fighters have surrendered

Army: 1,050 Boko Haram fighters have surrendered

The Nigerian army says 1,050 insurgents have surrendered to troops in the Lake Chad and Monguno area of Borno state.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director, army public relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.He also urged communities to watch out for fleeing Boko Haram insurgents as their enclaves in the Lake Chad basin has come under “intense” onslaught.Nwachukwu [...]

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    Be wary of unexploded IEDs, army warns north-east residents

Be wary of unexploded IEDs, army warns north-east residents

The Nigerian Army has warned residents in the north-east to be wary of unexploded improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and ordnances "dotted around the region".In a statement sent to TheCable on Thursday, the army also charged citizens to be more security conscious to avert attacks from the Boko Haram insurgent group.The army said while the continuous decimation of Boko Haram members by [...]

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    Army replaces commander in war against Boko Haram — after six months

Army replaces commander in war against Boko Haram — after six months

Attahiru Ibrahim, a major general, has been removed from his position as the theatre commander of the Lafiya Dole operation.TheCable understands that Ibrahim has been replaced by Rogers Nicholas, a major general who was formerly in charge of logistics at the army headquarters.Ibrahim is expected to resume as deputy chief of policy and plans at the army headquarters.His removal is [...]

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    Army: Boko Haram commander captured, 212 hostages rescued from Sambisa

Army: Boko Haram commander captured, 212 hostages rescued from Sambisa

The Nigerian army says it has rescued another 212 persons held hostage by Boko Haram fighters in Sambisa forest, Borno state.Sani Usman, army spokesman, said this in a statement on Tuesday.He said soldiers also cleared remnants of insurgents from some villages in the northern fringes of the forest.Usman said four insurgents were killed during the operation in the area while [...]

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    Army orders personnel to learn Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba

Army orders personnel to learn Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba

The Nigerian army has ordered its personnel to learn the three basic Nigerian languages of Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba.In a statement on Wednesday, Sani Usman, a brigadier-general and army spokesman, said the directive is part of the army's new language policy aimed at fostering better communication with the populace.He said the army personnel are expected to have attained basic level [...]

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    THE INSIDER: How ‘jealousy influenced action’ of soldier who killed self, superior in Chibok

THE INSIDER: How ‘jealousy influenced action’ of soldier who killed self, superior in Chibok

Silas Ninyo, the staff sergeant of the Nigerian army who killed his superior before taking his own life at Chibok in Borno state, reportedly took the tragic action as a result of jealousy.One of his colleagues, who witnessed the sad incident which occurred on Sunday, told TheCable that the soldier became jealous over the way men went to his partner’s [...]

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    Troops ‘kill 11 Boko Haram insurgents, rescue 85 abductees’

Troops ‘kill 11 Boko Haram insurgents, rescue 85 abductees’

The Nigerian army says eighty-five persons in Boko Haram captivity were rescued on Tuesday during a military operation in Borno state.In a statement, Sani Usman, army spokesman, said the operation was coordinated by troops of 3 battalion, 22 brigade as well as personnel of the Nigerian air force.He said 11 Boko Haram fighters were killed during the attack launched under [...]

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    Army promotes 123 senior officers

Army promotes 123 senior officers

The Nigeria army council has approved the promotion of 123 senior officers.The beneficiaries include 66 lieutenant colonels and 57 majors from the ranks of majors to lieutenant colonels and from lieutenant colonels to colonels.Sani Usman, army spokesman, confirmed this on Saturday.Usman said the promotion followed the recommendation of the army promotion board 3 and 4 “as reflected in the 2017 Nigerian [...]

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