Saturday, September 22, 2018

Tag "Nigerian Army"

    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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    Troops kill three Boko Haram fighters in Borno

Troops kill three Boko Haram fighters in Borno

The Nigerian army says its troops killed three Boko Haram insurgents in Dikwa local government area of Borno state.In a statement on Saturday, Sani Kukasheka Usman, director army public relations, said the insurgents had laid ambush for a military patrol team at the village on Friday.Usman said the troops repelled the attack, killed three insurgents and recovered ammunition from the [...]

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    Monkeypox: ‘IPOB lies led to shutdown of schools in south-east’

Monkeypox: ‘IPOB lies led to shutdown of schools in south-east’

The Igbo for Nigeria Movement (INM), a socio-political group, has accused the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) of being responsible for the reports that the army was infecting children with monkeypox.There was panic in the south-east on Wednesday, following a report that the army was forcefully vaccinating pupils with the disease through its medical outreach. and advised parents to immediately [...]

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    The mafia of Course 3

The mafia of Course 3

As Minister of Defence between 1960 and 1965, Alhaji Muhammadu Ribadu (1910-1965), from Balala in the present Adamawa state, took two major decisions—one controversial and the other non-controversial in his Nigerianisation agenda of the Nigerian Army. Let us treat the controversial one first.The last British Commandant of the Nigerian Army, then referred to as General Officer Commanding (GOC) but now [...]

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    Afenifere to military: Don’t send troops to south-west because of Badoo… OPC has tackled them

Afenifere to military: Don’t send troops to south-west because of Badoo… OPC has tackled them

Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, has warned the military against its plan to deploy soldiers in the south-west because of the menace of the Badoo gang.The cult group has been involved in several killings in Ogun and Lagos states.Sani Usman, army spokesman, had said the soldiers would tackle the menace of the gang.But speaking at the end of a meeting in [...]

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    Troops, NDLEA recover arms from ‘drug baron’ in Abia

Troops, NDLEA recover arms from ‘drug baron’ in Abia

Troops of sector 1, sub-sector 4 and operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have recovered arms from the home of one Maxi Ota Benjamin, a suspected drug baron, in Abia state.The suspect who is now at large resides in Amirima compound, Achara Ihechiowa community in Arochukwu local government area of Abia.In a statement on Sunday, Sagir Musa, deputy director [...]

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    We are not under any pressure because of IPOB, says Buratai

We are not under any pressure because of IPOB, says Buratai

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the Nigerian army is not under any pressure because of the issue of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).IPOB was recently declared a terrorist organisation by the defence headquarters -- a move that has been criticised by some Nigerians, including Senate President Bukola Saraki.But Buratai said the military did not go against the [...]

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    How ‘soldiers killed two people’ in Abia and fled with their bodies

How ‘soldiers killed two people’ in Abia and fled with their bodies

Two people suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were on Thursday morning shot dead by soldiers in Abia state, an eyewitness has told TheCable.The two men, according to the eyewitness, were shot along Bank Road, a few metres from the government house in Umuahia.Although TheCable could not establish what led to the incident, the eyewitness said: [...]

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    PANDEF warns army against replicating Boko Haram in south-east

PANDEF warns army against replicating Boko Haram in south-east

The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has warned the Nigerian army against the danger of replicating the “Boko Haram type of insurgency ” through the ongoing ‘Operation Python Dance 2’ in the south-east.The group gave the warning in reaction to clashes between soldiers and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) since the commencement of the military exercise.In a statement [...]

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    ‘One of them gave me a slap’ — how soldiers harassed journalists in Abia

‘One of them gave me a slap’ — how soldiers harassed journalists in Abia

Some journalists in Abia have recounted how they were “slapped and our phones smashed” on Tuesday by soldiers of the Nigerian army at the state's Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariat.The soldiers had invaded the NUJ office in Umuahia, the state capital, during an operation in the area.The journalists said about 20 soldiers, who were on a "show of force," [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu has been placed under house arrest, says lawyer

Nnamdi Kanu has been placed under house arrest, says lawyer

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says his client has been placed under house arrest by the Nigerian army.Soldiers surrounded Kanu’s home in Umuahia, Abia state on Tuesday, two days after they had clashed with his supporters in the area.In a statement issued shortly after the incident, Ejiofor said he got a distress [...]

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    Soldiers ‘surround’ Nnamdi Kanu’s home, attack journalists

Soldiers ‘surround’ Nnamdi Kanu’s home, attack journalists

Soldiers of the Nigerian army have reportedly surrounded the country home of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in Umuahia, Abia state.The presence of troops in Kanu's hometown is the second of such in three days as they had earlier clashed with his supporters on Sunday.The soldiers were said to have arrived on Tuesday in armoured [...]

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    South-east governors probe army-IPOB clash in Abia

South-east governors probe army-IPOB clash in Abia

The south-east governors’ forum has set-up a 7- man committee to investigate the recent clash between the Nigerian army and the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) members in Umuahia, Abia.Michael Udah, the forum’s director of media and communications, in a statement issued on Tuesday, said the committee was expected to submit its report during the forum’s meeting scheduled for September [...]

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    Kanu accuses army of harassment, says ‘Buratai and his men bringing war to us’

Kanu accuses army of harassment, says ‘Buratai and his men bringing war to us’

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has accused the Nigerian army of "bringing war" to him and his supporters.Kanu was reacting to the alleged invasion of his residence in Abia by the army on Sunday which resulted in a mild clash between his supporters and the troops.Although the army had accused IPOB members of confronting them [...]

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