Friday, January 18, 2019

Tag "Nigerian Army"

    Army ‘arrests’ 963 Boko Haram suspects within 6 days

Army ‘arrests’ 963 Boko Haram suspects within 6 days

The Nigerian army says it has arrested about 963 persons suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists during an operation between January 4 and January 9.Lucky Irabor, theatre commander of operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this at the weekly review of the Operation Rescue Final at Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri."On January 3 at about 1240hrs, 4 women and 13 children were apprehended by [...]

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    Finally, Buhari breaks silence on southern Kaduna killings… orders IGP to take ‘strong actions’

Finally, Buhari breaks silence on southern Kaduna killings… orders IGP to take ‘strong actions’

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of the police (IGP), to take "strong actions" in putting a stop to acts of violence in the southern part of Kaduna state.Before this directive was given, Buhari was criticised for not taking action to end the crisis.But According to a statement on Thursday by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari also directed the IDP to personally [...]

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    Army arrests Borno LG chairman, says he’s a ‘big supporter’ of Boko Haram

Army arrests Borno LG chairman, says he’s a ‘big supporter’ of Boko Haram

The Nigerian army has confirmed the arrest of Shettima Lawan, chairman of Mafa local government area of Borno state, describing him as a big supporter of Boko Haram.Lucky Irabor, theatre commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, said this at a news conference in Maiduguri, on Wednesday.He accused Lawan and his father of providing moral support for the sect.“All I can say is [...]

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    Army to dismantle some road blocks in south-east during Yuletide

Army to dismantle some road blocks in south-east during Yuletide

The 'Operation Python Dance' of the Nigerian army says some of its road blocks in the south-east will be dismantled to facilitate free flow of traffic during the Yuletide.Musa Sagir, deputy director, public relations of 82 Division Nigerian Army, Enugu, disclosed this while on patrol with journalists at the River Niger bridge head, Onitsha and Awka, on Sunday.Sagir said that [...]

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    Army: We didn’t kill defenceless agitators but averted threats to national security

Army: We didn’t kill defenceless agitators but averted threats to national security

The Nigerian Army has denied killing peaceful pro-Biafra activists, as alleged by Amnesty International (AI).The human rights group had released a report on Wednesday, accusing the army of killing 150 pro-Biafra protesters in the southeast of Nigeria.An analysis of 87 videos, 122 photographs, and 146 eyewitness testimonies, AI said, suggest that the army fired live ammunition at demonstrators between August [...]

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    TETFund donates N10m to Nigerian army

TETFund donates N10m to Nigerian army

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund)  has donated N10 million to the Nigerian Army.Abdullahi Baffa, executive secretary of the agency, who made the donation at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja,  said the gesture was to appreciate the "gallantry" of troops."This is in order to appreciate the gallantry of the armed forces in tackling security challenges in the country," he said."The N10 [...]

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    Again, army declares ‘fatally wounded’ Shekau wanted

Again, army declares ‘fatally wounded’ Shekau wanted

The Nigerian army has declared Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, and 54 insurgents, wanted for various "terror acts".The development comes two months after Sani Usman, army spokesman, claimed Shekau was "fatally wounded" during a raid on Sambisa forest.But speaking at the headquarters of the theatre command of Operation Lafiya Dole on Monday, Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence [...]

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    Threats will not deter us from practising our faith, say Shi’ites

Threats will not deter us from practising our faith, say Shi’ites

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as the Shi'ia sect, says threats will not deter it from practising its faith.Nasir Mansur, coordinator of the procession, which was disrupted by security operatives on Monday, said this while alleging that there were plans by the Nigerian army to scuttle the "Arbeen trek" in Yobe state.The Arbeen trek is one of [...]

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    Troops chase Boko Haram fighters ‘into Lake Chad’

Troops chase Boko Haram fighters ‘into Lake Chad’

Sani Usman, army spokesman, on Sunday said superior firepower of the military forced some Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state to run into the Lake Chad water.He said the sect lost five of its men in the "fierce encounter", and that 85 captives were set free.In a statement issued on Sunday, Usman said the operation, which was led by Victor [...]

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    ‘I’m fine now’, Shekau tells army in first video since ‘fatal injury’

‘I’m fine now’, Shekau tells army in first video since ‘fatal injury’

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram, has released a new video claiming he is "fine now" after being struck by the Nigerian army in an air raid.On August 23, the army had claimed that Shekau was "fatally injured on his shoulder" in the air raid."In what one could describe as the most unprecedented and spectacular air raid, we have just confirmed [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘Fatal’ injury to Shekau sparks grammar war among Nigerians

EXTRA: ‘Fatal’ injury to Shekau sparks grammar war among Nigerians

The Nigerian army's announcement that Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader, was "fatally wounded" in a "spectacular and unprecedented air raid" has sparked a grammar war among Nigerians.Sani Kukasheka Usman, a colonel and acting director of army public relations, made the claim in a statement he released very early on Tuesday morning.“In what one could describe as the most unprecedented and spectacular [...]

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    Salkida: If the army sends me air ticket, I’ll be in Nigeria soon

Salkida: If the army sends me air ticket, I’ll be in Nigeria soon

Ahmad Salkida, the Nigerian journalist declared wanted by the Nigerian army, says he will be in the country soon if the authorities send him an air ticket. In his response to the military, Salkida said his allegiance lies with Nigeria and his professional journalism work. "My attention has been drawn to a public notice put out by the Nigerian Army and signed [...]

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    11 soldiers ‘killed’ by bandits in Niger state

11 soldiers ‘killed’ by bandits in Niger state

The Nigerian army says 11 soldiers have lost their lives in Niger state in a raid by gunrunners and armed bandits.In a statement released on Saturday, Sani Kukasheka Usman, the army spokesman, said the soldiers went on a search following surveillance and intelligence reports on the activities of some gunrunners and armed bandits in Kopa, Dagma and Gagaw villages of [...]

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    Share images of the Arepo militants you ‘wasted’, Avengers dare air force

Share images of the Arepo militants you ‘wasted’, Avengers dare air force

Niger Delta Avengers, the militant group responsible for most of the attacks on oil installations, says it is not intimidated by the claim of the Nigerian air force that it conducted air strikes on militants' hideout in Arepo.On Monday, the Nigerian air force released the footage of what was described as a raid on the base of militants in the Arepo area of [...]

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    Army’s ‘tigers’ kill 42 insurgents, rescues 80 civilians

Army’s ‘tigers’ kill 42 insurgents, rescues 80 civilians

A fighting and clearance patrol of the Nigerian army code-named 'Operation TIGER CLAW' on Tuesday killed 42 Boko Haram insurgents and rescued 80 captives.Sani Usman, a colonel and acting director of army public relations,  disclosed this in a statement.Usman said the captives were freed following a clearance operation which led to the dislodging of insurgents from Gangere village, Borno state."Following [...]

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    Army releases 249 innocent Boko Haram detainees

Army releases 249 innocent Boko Haram detainees

The Nigeria army says it has released 249 detainees who are not members of Boko Haram.In a statement on Monday,  Sani Usman, army spokesman, said that those released were 169 men, 46 women and 34 children."Today, a total of 249 cleared suspected Boko Haram terrorists and accomplices were released by the Joint Interrogation as approved by the Chief of Army [...]

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