Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tag "Nigerian Army"

    Buhari’s WAEC ‘certificate’ and the show of shame at Aso Rock

Buhari’s WAEC ‘certificate’ and the show of shame at Aso Rock

I thought I was never going to recover from the shock of what played out at Aso Rock on Friday when President Muhammadu Buhari was presented with the West African Examination Council (WAEC) “attestation result. The Nigerian seat of power was agog with jubilation and near pomp as cabinet members flocked around the president to rejoice with him over the [...]

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    Army ‘justifies’ killing of Shi’ites with Trump’s ‘consider stones as rifles’ comment

Army ‘justifies’ killing of Shi’ites with Trump’s ‘consider stones as rifles’ comment

The Nigerian army has again commented on the killing of some members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).The army on Friday referenced a directive given by US President Donald Trump to his country's military. He said they should consider stones thrown at them by asylum-seeking migrants as rifles.IMN members, better known as Shi'ites, had clashed with soldiers in some parts [...]

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    Shi’ite crisis: Nigeria is playing with fire

Shi’ite crisis: Nigeria is playing with fire

No matter what the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force say in the aftermath of the latest face-off with members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, this country cannot justify the measure of force its agents have continued to unleash on this religious group.But this incident, in which an unclarified number of people lost their lives, is indicative of [...]

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    ‘We are still suffering’ — soldiers contradict Lai

‘We are still suffering’ — soldiers contradict Lai

Soldiers deployed to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east say the report that their poor welfare has been looked into is untrue.TheCable had published an investigation on how soldiers beg “enemies” for food and wear slippers to the battlefield.After the report, President Muhammadu Buhari promised to look into the matter, saying he remains committed to the well-being of soldiers and [...]

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    Army: Shi’ites attacked soldiers, police before they were repelled

Army: Shi’ites attacked soldiers, police before they were repelled

The Nigerian army says three members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) were killed after they attacked troops deployed to a checkpoint at Kugbo/Karu bridge in Abuja.The army said four soldiers were wounded in the altercation which took place on Monday.The IMN members were conducting the Arbaeen Trek when the fracas occurred.The army, in a Facebook post, said the troops [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu: How I was smuggled out of Nigeria during Operation Python Dance

Nnamdi Kanu: How I was smuggled out of Nigeria during Operation Python Dance

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has revealed how he escaped during the military clamp down on the secessionist group.In an interview with Israeli TV Channel 1, Kanu said he was "smuggled out" of the country with the help of relatives.IPOB was the target of a Nigerian army operation code-named Operation Python Dance, launched in the [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: How soldiers clashed with Shi’ites in Abuja

TRENDING VIDEO: How soldiers clashed with Shi’ites in Abuja

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi'ites, clashed with soldiers of the Nigerian army on Saturday in Abuja.The confrontation, on Zuba highway, reportedly claimed the lives of five persons, but the Nigerian army insists only three died in the incident.Here's a video from the scene of the clash.[...]

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    Buratai: Army to start producing combat vehicles in 2025

Buratai: Army to start producing combat vehicles in 2025

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, on Saturday said the Nigerian army will begin the production of combat vehicles in 2025.Buratai made this known at the 77 Regular Recruits Intake Passing-Out Parade at the Nigerian Army Depot in Zaria, Kaduna state.He said through research, the depot had already produced five patrol vehicles named 'TYB'.The army chief said: “Let me at [...]

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    Army: Why we deployed troops around national assembly

Army: Why we deployed troops around national assembly

The Nigerian army says it deployed troops to the three arms zone area of the federal capital territory, where the National Assembly Complex, presidential villa as well as law courts, are located, to prevent an invasion by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).On Thursday, there was an unusual number of soldiers in the zone.In a statement, HT Tagwai, assistant [...]

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    ‘Scores of insurgents’ killed in foiled Boko Haram attack in Borno

‘Scores of insurgents’ killed in foiled Boko Haram attack in Borno

The Nigerian army says scores of insurgents were killed in a foiled Boko Haram attack in Arege area of Borno state.Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, said the insurgents ambushed troops in the area on Friday.He said the attack was repelled and some of the insurgents escaped with various degrees of injury.“Unfortunately, six soldiers sustained various degrees of injury and are currently [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: How soldiers fighting Boko Haram beg for food and sleep in classrooms

INVESTIGATION: How soldiers fighting Boko Haram beg for food and sleep in classrooms

______________________________________________________________________________STORY HIGHLIGHTSSoldiers deployed in the special force unit do not have barracks, they sleep in classrooms Many soldiers in Maimalari barracks construct zinc houses for themselves Poor feeding of soldiers across the barracks in Maiduguri and the units in the bushes Soldiers on the frontline are owed operational allowance and do not get hazard/danger allowance______________________________________________________________________________Gandoki, a corporal with the [...]

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    Borno resident: How Boko Haram fighters took our food after attacking soldiers

Borno resident: How Boko Haram fighters took our food after attacking soldiers

Musa Ishaq, a resident of Gudumbali in Guzamala local government area of Borno state, has narrated how Boko Haram insurgents seized food items and animals after attacking a military base in the town.Ishaq said many soldiers fled the community during the attack, leaving residents at the mercy of the insurgents.He said no member of the community was killed because the [...]

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    Army hands over 23 minors ‘linked with Boko Haram’ to UNICEF

Army hands over 23 minors ‘linked with Boko Haram’ to UNICEF

The Nigerian army has handed over 23 children suspected of ties with Boko Haram to the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF).Abbah Dikko, theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, who disclosed this in Maiduguri, said the exercise was in conformity with international best practice.This brings the number of children released from administrative custody this year to 207.Dikko said the gesture [...]

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    Army uncovers Boko Haram recruitment link on social media

Army uncovers Boko Haram recruitment link on social media

The Nigerian army says it has uncovered social media accounts used by a faction of the Boko Haram group to recruit new members.According to NAN, Murtala Usman, artillery commander of operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this while speaking at the ongoing Nigerian army combat support training week in Maiduguri.Usman said insurgents from the Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram group were [...]

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    Shake-up in army, top military commanders redeployed

Shake-up in army, top military commanders redeployed

The Nigerian army has announced a major shake-up with redeployment of top military commanders and senior officers.The redeployment, which was announced on Friday, affects principal staff officers both at the defence and army headquarters as well as general officers commanding (GOCs).Texas Chukwu, director of army public relations, said the postings and appointments are to take effect from 1 August this [...]

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    Army: 22 insurgents killed in Boko Haram ambush — no soldier missing 

Army: 22 insurgents killed in Boko Haram ambush — no soldier missing 

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