Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Nigerian Army"

    ‘Shekau’ releases new video, says ‘I’m still alive’

‘Shekau’ releases new video, says ‘I’m still alive’

Leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has dismissed the news of his death, AFP is reporting.The news agency said it was in the possession of a 36-minute video footage released by Shekau, who said: "Here I am, alive. I will only die the day Allah takes my breath. I am running our... Islamic caliphate and administering sharia punishments.”The new 36-minute video showed Shekau, [...]

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    Military vows to end insurgency

Military vows to end insurgency

Director of defence information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, has assured Nigerians that the military would defend the territorial integrity of the country and also end the ongoing insurgency in the northeast.Olukolade urged Nigerians to remain steadfast and support the military, saying the present security situation has not only affected the reputation of the military but also the nation.“In the light of the current challenges in [...]

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    Military says it’s not afraid to fight Boko Haram

Military says it’s not afraid to fight Boko Haram

The defence headquarters has described the report that soldiers are not adequately equipped to tackle the ongoing insurgency in the north-eastern part of the country as untrue.Reacting to a BBC report that an anonymous soldier said about 40 of his colleagues have vowed to resist any attempt to deploy them to strongholds of Boko Haram, the army refuted the claim, stating that its [...]

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    Army to court-martial erant soldiers

Army to court-martial erant soldiers

Major-General Emmanuel Abejirin, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2nd Division of the Nigerian Army, Ibadan, has inaugurated a general court martial to try erring personnel within the division.Speaking at the inauguration of the court on Wednesday, Abejirin explained that establishing the court marshal became necessary to dismiss some disciplinary cases which could not be tried summarily by the provisions of military law [...]

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    Olukolade: Soldiers firming up to retake Damboa

Olukolade: Soldiers firming up to retake Damboa

The Nigerian Army says it is fully prepared to exterminate members of the Boko Haram sect from Damboa local government area of Borno State, and also restore normalcy to an area that has come under heavy attack in the last few weeks.As reported by the BBC, the sect had taken advantage of the absence of soldiers — they reportedly fled the area after suffering heavy [...]

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    Soldiers torch BRT buses over killed colleague

Soldiers torch BRT buses over killed colleague

There was pandemonium at the Palmgroove axis of Ikorodu Road in Lagos on Friday, when soldiers trooped to the streets to vandalise Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) buses and molest passersby in order to avenge the death of a colleague who was hit by a BRT bus.Eyewitnesses who spoke to TheCable said the soldier was only injured, but the Army subsequently issued a statement to [...]

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    Army begins special training for Boko Haram

Army begins special training for Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army on Friday commenced a nationwide special training programme on combating insurgency for its officers and men.According to commandant of the Infantry Corps, Armed Forces Command and Staff College of the Nigerian Army, Jaji, Major-General Mohammed Abubakar, who was speaking at the inauguration of 1 Division Nigerian Army Headquarters Training School, the training would improve the basic knowledge and skills of [...]

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    Boko Haram raids 6 Borno villages, kills 30

Boko Haram raids 6 Borno villages, kills 30

Boko Haram on Tuesday raided six villages in Borno State, killing no fewer than 30 persons, injuring several others and destroying houses.This is thought to be a revenge attack following the losses they suffered on Sunday in shoot-outs with Nigerian soldiers.Some of the villages attacked are Attagara, Amuda and Ngoshe, all in Gwoza local government area.Nine Boko Haram militants were killed on [...]

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    Army recruits more men to fight Boko Haram

Army recruits more men to fight Boko Haram

In a bid to effectively confront the country's terrorism challenge, the Nigerian Army has commenced the recruitment of qualified able men into the service.Addressing a news conference in Abuja, Director of Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen Olajide Laleye said those recruited will be deployed to contain the insurrection in the north-east after their training.Laleye complained about reports in some sections of the media [...]

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    Military to probe Maiduguri mutiny

Military to probe Maiduguri mutiny

Soldiers drafted to restore peace and normalcy in the crisis-ridden Maiduguri, Borno State, on Wednesday allegedly shot at their commander, Maj-Gen Ahmed Mohammed.The soldiers were said to be taking a pound of flesh on him for allegedly masterminding the death of four of their colleagues in an ambush by the Boko Haram militants.Mohammed, who escaped unhurt,was attacked as he was entering [...]

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    Military says politicians are behind Boko Haram

Military says politicians are behind Boko Haram

Defence spokesman Major Gen. Chris Olukolade has alleged the complicity of some politicians in the ongoing insurgency in three north-east states where a state of emergency has been declared.He made this claim on Tuesday in an interview by African Independent Television (AIT).Olukolade advised Nigerians to support security agencies in tackling the security challenges that the country is facing, adding that [...]

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    US prepares Nigerian soldiers for marine war

US prepares Nigerian soldiers for marine war

A three-week training in amphibious and riverine warfare by the US Marine Corps Africa for 100 Nigerian soldiers has ended.At the training — it held between April 17, 2014, and May 9, 2014 at the Amphibious Training School (ATS), Calabar — the soldiers were drilled on fire team formation, use of micro terrain, preparation for combat, mission planning, shooting position, and [...]

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