Saturday, April 13, 2019

Tag "Nigerian Army"

    This is just the beginning, Shekau says in new video of insurgents sacking military post

This is just the beginning, Shekau says in new video of insurgents sacking military post

Abubakar Shekau, factional leader of the Boko Haram sect, has released a video showing how insurgents sacked a military post at the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno state.The insurgents' operation was carried out before advancing into Jiddari community on Wednesday evening.The 33-minute video seen by TheCable showed Shekau displaying ammunition and camouflage amongst other items seized from the fleeing soldiers."This is just [...]

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    Female IDPs accuse soldiers of demanding sex in exchange for favours

Female IDPs accuse soldiers of demanding sex in exchange for favours

Some victims of the conflict in the north-east have accused soldiers and members of the civilian joint task force of raping women and girls in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps and a hospital in Borno state.In a petition seen by TheCable, the victims under the Knifar Movement, a body advocating the rights of displaced persons, called on the national assembly [...]

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    Sultan faults opening of NYSC orientation camps during Ramadan

Sultan faults opening of NYSC orientation camps during Ramadan

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), led by Abubakar Sa’ad, sultan of Sokoto, has criticised the decision of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to open its orientation camps during Ramadan.The JNI, in a statement, "condemned in strongest terms" the ongoing orientation exercise which it says will prevent Muslim corps members from catering to the demands of their faith as a result [...]

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    Troops ‘gun down 13 Boko Haram suspects’ in 72 hours

Troops ‘gun down 13 Boko Haram suspects’ in 72 hours

Troops of 8 task force division have gunned down 13 suspected Boko Haram insurgents around the Lake Chad area.In a statement on Sunday, Timothy Antigha, deputy director public relations of the division, said the troops recovered three AK 47, one pump action rifle, assorted rifle magazines, 306 rounds of ammunition, a tool box, deep freezer and a Toyota gun truck.He [...]

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    Troops gun down ’15 Boko Haram fighters’ in Sambisa

Troops gun down ’15 Boko Haram fighters’ in Sambisa

Troops on clearance operations in Sambisa forest, Borno State, on Thursday killed 15 Boko Haram insurgents and injured several others.Kingsley Samuel, deputy director, army public relations, 7 division made this known in a statement.He said the troops also retrieved “large cache of weapons” from the insurgents during the encounter.Victor Ezugwu, acting general officer commanding (GOC) 7 Division of the Nigerian [...]

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    Nigerian army arrests three Chadian Boko Haram insurgents

Nigerian army arrests three Chadian Boko Haram insurgents

The Nigerian army has arrested three Chadians in connection with terrorism in the north-east.A statement by Akinloye Badare, the army spokesperson of the 28 Task Force Brigade, Mubi, noted that the Chadians were arrested in a foiled terrorist attack between Borno and Adamawa states’ border.He noted that the troops foiled the attacks of insurgents on Madagali town in Adamawa; and [...]

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    Buratai: Southern Kaduna situation out of control? God forbid!

Buratai: Southern Kaduna situation out of control? God forbid!

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has launched a new operation in the southern part of Kaduna, saying God forbid that the situation in the region gets out of control.Speaking at the event in Kafanchan on Wednesday, Buratai said the army is determined to ensure that there is peace in the area.He expressed confidence in the officers deployed in the [...]

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    Army clears 593 Boko Haram suspects, hands them over to Borno govt

Army clears 593 Boko Haram suspects, hands them over to Borno govt

The Nigerian army on Monday handed over 593 cleared Boko Haram suspects to the Borno state government.Speaking at a ceremony where they were transferred to Borno authorities, Lucky Irabor, theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, said innocent people arrested in the course of the war against insurgency "will not stay a minute more than necessary".Represented by Abdulrahman Kuluya, a senior [...]

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    Army denies alleged Boko Haram kidnap of 22 girls, women

Army denies alleged Boko Haram kidnap of 22 girls, women

The Nigeria Army has said Boko Haram insurgents did not abduct 22 women and children from Pulka and Dumba in Borno state.According to a report by The Guardian, 18 girls were abducted in Pulka while four women were reportedly seized in Dumba.The attackers were said to belong to the Boko Haram faction headed by Abu Musab Al-Barnawi, the son of Boko Haram founder [...]

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    MURIC: Buhari’s visit to B’Haram strongholds should be shrouded in secrecy

MURIC: Buhari’s visit to B’Haram strongholds should be shrouded in secrecy

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says the decision of the Nigerian Army to announce President Muhammadu Buhari's proposed trip to Sambisa forest was ill-advised.In a statement signed by Ishaq Akintola, its director, the group said it would not be good to play with the life of the nation's number one citzen."The Nigerian army last week disclosed the proposed visit of President [...]

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    Amnesty: It’s good that army has decided to probe abuse of human rights

Amnesty: It’s good that army has decided to probe abuse of human rights

Amnesty International has commended the army for setting up a panel of inquiry to look into alleged human rights violation by its officers.Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, who established the panel, mandated it to investigate all allegations of extra-judicial execution, arbitrary arrests, detention as well as enforced disappearance of Boko Haram insurgents.In a statement, Makmid Kamara, Amnesty International Nigeria’s [...]

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    Nigerian troops ‘destroy 80 illegal refineries’ in Niger Delta creeks

Nigerian troops ‘destroy 80 illegal refineries’ in Niger Delta creeks

The Nigerian army says it has destroyed 80 illegal refineries in creeks in Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers states.The raid was conducted through the Operation Delta Safe, spokesperson for the operation, Abubakar Abdullahi, said on Monday.Abdullahi noted that three suspects were arrested in Obhoyohan and Ngiri creeks in Nembe local government area of Bayelsa."The troops discovered and destroyed seven illegal refineries containing [...]

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    Army accuses AI of publishing unsubstantiated report

Army accuses AI of publishing unsubstantiated report

The Nigerian army has described the report by Amnesty International alleging that security operatives killed some pro-Biafran agitators in the south-east as "yet another in its series of spurious fabrication" aimed at tarnishing its image.In a report on Wednesday, Amnesty International, said at least 150 protesters have been killed by security operatives and many others held incommunicado.“In south-east Nigeria, security forces [...]

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    Army to soldiers: If you’re not satisfied, apply for discharge

Army to soldiers: If you’re not satisfied, apply for discharge

Any soldier that is dissatisfied with the operations and "professional drive" of the army can apply for voluntarily discharge, Sani Usman director, army public relations, has said.In a statement released on Saturday, Sani said the army cannot afford to have disloyal or disgruntled elements within its ranks.The army spokesperson said there would be no room for "rumour mongering and outright [...]

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    Army demotes, jails soldiers who brutalised physically-challenged man

Army demotes, jails soldiers who brutalised physically-challenged man

The Nigerian army says it has demoted and imprisoned  two soldiers who brutalised a physically- challenged man in Onitsha, Anambra state.A video clip where the soldiers beat up the man for wearing camouflage has since gone viral.In a statement made available to TheCable on Friday, Sani Usman, director of army public relations, said the officers would forfeit 21 days pay."Sequel to [...]

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    We’re not here to take sides, Buratai says as army sets up base in southern Kaduna

We’re not here to take sides, Buratai says as army sets up base in southern Kaduna

The Nigerian army has laid the foundation for the establishment of a military base in Jema'a local government area of Kaduna state.The establishment of the base was in response to the recent escalation of killings in the southern part of Kaduna.Speaking at the ceremony, Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, said the army is committed to the peace in the [...]

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