Monday, September 23, 2019

Tag "Nigerian Army"

    Army sacks 3 soldiers for ‘kidnapping’ in Borno

Army sacks 3 soldiers for ‘kidnapping’ in Borno

The Nigerian army has sacked three soldiers for alleged kidnapping in Borno state.Olusegun Adeniyi, the theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, made this known while handing over the dismissed soldiers to the police in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Sunday.He said the soldiers were arrested with 22 other suspects by a joint patrol team at a building on the outskirts [...]

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    ‘Soldiers using Soviet-era weapons to fight well-equipped Boko Haram’

‘Soldiers using Soviet-era weapons to fight well-equipped Boko Haram’

Some military commanders engaged in the fight against Boko Haram say the Nigerian army uses outdated weapons to fight the insurgents who often deploy sophisticated weapons during battle.The weapons used by the troops are said to be from the Soviet Union era, and some were procured during the era of former president Shehu Shagari, which was between 1979 and 1983.In [...]

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    Army shuts down NGO in north-east for ‘giving Boko Haram food’

Army shuts down NGO in north-east for ‘giving Boko Haram food’

Some soldiers on Thursday laid siege to the office of Action Against Hunger, an international non governmental organisation (NGO) in Damaturu, Yobe state capital.An aide worker in the town who does not want to be named told TheCable they got a message earlier in the week that soldiers were coming after some NGOs operating in the north-east.According to him, soldiers [...]

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    A’Ibom is Nigeria’s investment hub, says Osinbajo

A’Ibom is Nigeria’s investment hub, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has declared Akwa Ibom state as one of the "forward looking" investment hubs in the country.Osinbajo made the declaration during the inauguration of Kings Flour mill at Onna as part of programmes to mark the 32nd anniversary of the state's creation.The vice-president said in September 2017, he was in the state to inaugurate the Jubilee Syringe factory, [...]

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    Army: Boko Haram insurgents now running for their lives

Army: Boko Haram insurgents now running for their lives

The Nigerian army says hundreds of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents are being flushed out of their hideouts.Sagir Musa, army’s spokesperson, said this in a statement issued on Thursday.He said artillery and aerial bombardments of Boko Haram settlements have forced the insurgents to flee to north and central Africa sub-regions.“This mass movement for their [...]

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    Army: We’ll destroy Boko Haram if they come to Maiduguri

Army: We’ll destroy Boko Haram if they come to Maiduguri

The Nigerian army has dismissed the speculation that Boko Haram insurgents are planning to attack Maiduguri, Borno state capital.Over the months, there has been apprehension following the frequent exchange of gunfire between the insurgents and the troops in areas close to the city. But the army said the planned attack is a rumour.Ado Isa, a deputy spokesperson of the army, [...]

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    ICYMI: Drama at court martial trying army general over N400m ‘theft’

ICYMI: Drama at court martial trying army general over N400m ‘theft’

Hakeem Otiki, a major-general standing trial over the alleged theft of millions of naira, has asked Lamidi Adeosun, a lieutenant-general, not to preside over the case.Five soldiers were declared wanted by the Nigerian army after they absconded with a large amount of cash allegedly on the orders of Otiki who was the general officer commanding of the army’s 8 [...]

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    Report: Soldiers hide in homes as ‘stronger’ Boko Haram now uses drones

Report: Soldiers hide in homes as ‘stronger’ Boko Haram now uses drones

Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram in Borno are losing motivation and struggling to match the insurgents’ might, according to the New York Times.The NYTimes said in a new report that contrary to the claims of the Nigerian government and the military that Boko Haram has been degraded, the insurgents’ power is growing in parts of the north-east.They are said to [...]

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    Security operatives rescue seven kidnap victims in Kaduna

Security operatives rescue seven kidnap victims in Kaduna

Security operatives have rescued seven persons kidnapped on Kaduna-Abuja expressway on Sunday.The victims were travelling from Offa, Kwara state to Kaduna state when they were abducted.They, however, regained freedom on the third day in captivity.Commenting on their rescue, Ibrahim Gambari, force commander, Operation Thunder Strike, a joint military outfit, said his men freed the captives at Rijana village along the [...]

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    Army arrests four Boko Haram ‘logistics suppliers’ in Borno

Army arrests four Boko Haram ‘logistics suppliers’ in Borno

The Nigerian army says it has arrested four persons who supply Boko Haram insurgents with commodities in Borno state.Olusegun Adeniyi, theater commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this during the destruction of four vehicles and essential commodities seized from the insurgents in Maiduguri, the state capital.He said the move was part of a renewed campaign to stifle the insurgents' economy.Adeniyi said [...]

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    ‘Boko Haram has not been defeated’ — Borno residents write Buhari 

‘Boko Haram has not been defeated’ — Borno residents write Buhari 

Residents of Borno say they have lost confidence in the military over the lingering Boko Haram crisis. In an open letter signed by Hassan Boguma, a traditional ruler, the residents accused the military of not doing enough, saying Boko Haram now attacks without any countermeasure. The letter comes after Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, blamed the military over recent attacks on Gubio and [...]

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    Captain behind Taraba police killings ‘had good upbringing’

Captain behind Taraba police killings ‘had good upbringing’

Not much was known about Tijjani Balarabe, a captain with the Nigerian army, until the news broke of how he ordered the killing of some of the policemen who had gone to arrest Bala Hamisu, a kidnap suspect better known as Wadume.Balarabe, operation commander of the troops who shot the policemen, is alleged to have had 191 phone conversations with [...]

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    Army sets four fish trucks on fire to cut off Boko Haram’s ‘source of fund’

Army sets four fish trucks on fire to cut off Boko Haram’s ‘source of fund’

Olusegun Adeniyi, a major-general and theatre commander, operation Lafiya Dole, says Boko Haram insurgents are making money from selling fish. He said this on Friday when four trucks loaded with smoked fish allegedly belonging to the insurgents were intercepted by security operatives on the outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno state. The general said one of the military’s strategies is to cripple the insurgents’ [...]

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    One killed as army repels attacks on Borno towns

One killed as army repels attacks on Borno towns

The Nigerian army says it repelled attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on communities in Gubio and Magumeri in Borno state.The insurgents had invaded Gubio around 5pm on Wednesday, setting ablaze the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other buildings.Ado Isa, a deputy director of army public relations at the 7 division, in a statement on Thursday [...]

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    Army calls for application into direct short service

Army calls for application into direct short service

The Nigerian army has called for application into its short service commission (SSC 46/2020) and direct short service commission (DSSC 25/2020).The army announced this in a tweet on Wednesday.“The general public is hereby informed that the e-application portal for Short Service Commission (SSC 46/2020) & Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC 25/2020) is now open,” it wrote.“Interested candidates are kindly [...]

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    When soldiers do police work: Disaster

When soldiers do police work: Disaster

If anyone is looking for a perfect illustration and confirmation of the “coming anarchy” in Nigeria, that person needs not look farther than the on-going conflict and crisis of mutual distrust between the Nigeria Police and the Nigerian Army. Turn away, for a moment, from Boko Haram (Nigeria is still unable to find a solution to the menace of terrorism), [...]

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