Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tag "Nigerian Army"

    Gunmen kill 2 soldiers in Rivers

Gunmen kill 2 soldiers in Rivers

Two soldiers were on Thursday killed during an exchange of gunfire with suspected sea pirates in the Akuku-Toru local government area of Rivers state.[...]

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    Army: 1,890 freed from Boko Haram in 2 weeks

Army: 1,890 freed from Boko Haram in 2 weeks

The Nigerian army said on Friday that 1,890 Boko Haram hostages, including women and children, were rescued in the last two weeks by troops fighting insurgency in the North East Zone.In a statement, Sani Usman, the spokesman, said hostages were rescued in different locations in Borno following massive mop-up operations conducted by different units in the state.Usman said some of [...]

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    US donates used armoured vehicles to Nigeria

US donates used armoured vehicles to Nigeria

The US government has donated 24 Mine-Resistant Armour Protected (MRAP) vehicles to the Nigerian military, as part of its commitment to the fight against insurgency.The used vehicles, valued at N2.2 billion ($11 million), were officially presented to the army in Lagos on Thursday by Patrick Doyle, representative of the US government."As part of the continuing support from United States to the [...]

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    IN FIGURES: All Boko Haram attacks in 2015

IN FIGURES: All Boko Haram attacks in 2015

Three days more and Year 2015 will be a done deal. But for weeks and months to come, it will be impossible to reminisce on the year without remembering the string of Boko Haram attacks on mosques, churches, political rallies, schools and internally displaced persons' camps, which killed thousands of people.From 2009 to 2015, the insurgents put a halt to [...]

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    Troops ‘rescue’ 338 captives ‘around Sambisa’

Troops ‘rescue’ 338 captives ‘around Sambisa’

The Nigerian army says its men have rescued 138 women, 192 children and eight men from insurgents around Sambisa forest.According to Sani Usman, army spokesman, troops also killed 30 insurgents in an operation to clear some communities in Borno state of Boko Haram.‎"Troops of 28 task force brigade Nigerian army deployed at Bitta and Pridang carried out a successful raid [...]

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    Again, B’Haram releases video without Shekau

Again, B’Haram releases video without Shekau

The Boko Haram sect has released yet another video without Abubakar Shekau, its long time leader.The group re-affirmed its allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in the latest footage.The speaker, who did not identify himself, denied recent claims that some members of his group had surrendered to the army.The whereabouts of Shekau is not known [...]

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    Troops ‘kill’ 100 Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe

Troops ‘kill’ 100 Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe

The Nigeria army says its men have killed 100 Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe state.According to Sani Usman, army spokesman, seven soldiers were killed in the encounter with the insurgents while one officer and eight other soldiers sustained wounds. ‎ "The fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in a great sign of desperation and to create an impression that they remain relevant, at the early hours [...]

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    Soldiers ‘arrest’ Boko Haram’s drugs suppliers

Soldiers ‘arrest’ Boko Haram’s drugs suppliers

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    Convicted soldiers ask court to stop their execution

Convicted soldiers ask court to stop their execution

Fifty-four soldiers sentenced to death for alleged mutiny have filed a suit before the federal high court in Abuja to prevent their execution.Their suit, FHC/ABJ/CS/484/15, was filed out of fear that they could be executed at any moment despite alleged non-compliance with the procedure stipulated in the law.The chief of army staff and the Nigerian army are the first and [...]

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    Army ‘fires’ 200 soldiers for B’Haram cowardice

Army ‘fires’ 200 soldiers for B’Haram cowardice

The Nigerian army has sacked 200 soldiers from the force, following claims that the soldiers fled from the battlefront while Boko Haram advanced.According to BBC Hausa service, the soldiers were sacked this week after allegations that they fled Mubi in November 2014, while Boko Haram took the town.A military source had told TheCable that as many as 4,000 soldiers were [...]

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    Troops discover Boko Haram victims’ mass grave

Troops discover Boko Haram victims’ mass grave

Nigerien and Chadian troops have discovered a mass grave of Boko Haram victims outside the northern Nigerian town of Damasak, which was liberated from the Islamist group Boko Haram over the weekend.According to Reuters who spoke to a Niger military source, investigations were underway to establish the number of bodies while the wait continues for the arrival of Nigerian authorities [...]

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    ’14 soldiers, several terrorists’ killed in Baga

’14 soldiers, several terrorists’ killed in Baga

The Nigerian army lost 14 of its soldiers in multiple Boko Haram attacks at Baga, Borno state, last Sunday and on Wednesday, the defence headquarters (DHQ) has disclosed.DHQ revealed on its website on Saturday that 30 soldiers were also wounded in the attacks, while other soldiers who were missing in action had since rejoined their unit.It admitted that although it had [...]

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    FG terminates US training of Nigerian soldiers

FG terminates US training of Nigerian soldiers

The federal government has requested that the United States suspend the training of a Nigerian Army battalion.Prior to the request, the American experts groomed the soldiers on how to effectively tackle the security challenge facing the country.According to the US embassy in Nigeria, the federal government cited no specific reason for terminating the programme at its final phase, as two [...]

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    Confusion over military helicopter ‘crash’ in Yola

Confusion over military helicopter ‘crash’ in Yola

Another military helicopter crashed in Yola, capital of Adamawa state on Friday.Aliyu Umar, a resident of Yola, who witnessed the incident, told TheCable that the crash occurred at about 1:00pm around the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp in Damare.“It is true that, sadly, in Yola, another helicopter crash was recorded again,” he said.“I was on my way to a [...]

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    New ‘Abubakar Shekau’, new national heroes… 10 things we witnessed in Nigeria last week

New ‘Abubakar Shekau’, new national heroes… 10 things we witnessed in Nigeria last week

From the national honours award ceremony and the 54th Independence Day celebrations to the declaration of Muhammadu Buhari’s intention to contest the 2015 presidential election and the discovery of the first Ebola case in the United States, here is an overview of last week's leading headlines. CELEBRATING UNSUNG HEROESThe week kicked off on a jolly note with the national honours award [...]

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    ‘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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