Tag "Operation Lafiya Dole"

    Army arrests four Boko Haram ‘logistics suppliers’ in Borno

Army arrests four Boko Haram ‘logistics suppliers’ in Borno

The Nigerian army says it has arrested four persons who supply Boko Haram insurgents with commodities in Borno state.Olusegun Adeniyi, theater commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this during the destruction of four vehicles and essential commodities seized from the insurgents in Maiduguri, the state capital.He said the move was part of a renewed campaign to stifle the insurgents' economy.Adeniyi said [...]

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    Camp coordinator: Some policemen absconded from Yobe because of Christmas — not fear of Boko Haram

Camp coordinator: Some policemen absconded from Yobe because of Christmas — not fear of Boko Haram

A. S. Ishaq, a brigadier-general of and coordinator, Nigeria Police Force for Operation Lafiya Dole (NPFOLD), says some of the policemen deployed to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the north east, absconded from their training camp to celebrate Christmas.He said this while reacting to reports that some officers who were undergoing training at the Nigerian Army Special Forces Training School [...]

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    Army rejigs anti-Boko Haram war, appoints new commanders

Army rejigs anti-Boko Haram war, appoints new commanders

The Nigerian army has appointed new commanders for its brigades in operation Lafiya Dole theatre.This development, the army says, is to inject new hands in the fight against insurgency.In a statement signed on Thursday, Sani Usman, army spokesman, said the senior officers affected by the new postings include staff officers and commanders at various levels.“New Brigade Commanders have been appointed [...]

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    Soldiers killed, missing as Boko Haram overruns army battalion in Borno

Soldiers killed, missing as Boko Haram overruns army battalion in Borno

The Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) faction of Boko Haram reportedly attacked 157 task force battalion of the Nigerian army in Metele, Borno.More than 10 soldiers were killed while the insurgents carted away ammunition and other military equipment.A military source explained that the insurgents forcefully gained access into the military base around 5pm on Sunday. The source said some [...]

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    Shake-up in army as operation Lafiya Dole gets new commander

Shake-up in army as operation Lafiya Dole gets new commander

The Nigerian army has announced Benson Akinroluyo, a major general, as the new theatre commander for operation Lafiya Dole.Lafiya Dole is the military operation set up to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east.Akinroluyo is replacing Abba Dikko who had spent only three months as the theatre commander.In a statement signed on Saturday by Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, the [...]

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    ‘We are still suffering’ — soldiers contradict Lai

‘We are still suffering’ — soldiers contradict Lai

Soldiers deployed to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east say the report that their poor welfare has been looked into is untrue.TheCable had published an investigation on how soldiers beg “enemies” for food and wear slippers to the battlefield.After the report, President Muhammadu Buhari promised to look into the matter, saying he remains committed to the well-being of soldiers and [...]

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    Buhari ‘looking into’ poor welfare of soldiers fighting Boko Haram

Buhari ‘looking into’ poor welfare of soldiers fighting Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is "looking into" the poor welfare of soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east.The president's comment comes in the wake of TheCable’s investigation on how soldiers beg "enemies" for food and wear slippers to the battlefield.In his Independence Day speech, Buhari said he remains committed to the well-being of soldiers and other security operatives in the [...]

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    ‘That’s the price to pay’ — DHQ defends poor welfare of soldiers fighting Boko Haram

‘That’s the price to pay’ — DHQ defends poor welfare of soldiers fighting Boko Haram

The military says soldiers on the frontline in the war against insurgency should not expect to live in luxurious condition.John Agim, spokesman of defence headquarters said this in response to TheCable’s investigation on how soldiers in the north-east beg for food and sleep inside classrooms.Soldiers had narrated their experiences— with some of them wearing bathroom slippers to the battlefield and begging [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: How soldiers fighting Boko Haram beg for food and sleep in classrooms

INVESTIGATION: How soldiers fighting Boko Haram beg for food and sleep in classrooms

______________________________________________________________________________STORY HIGHLIGHTSSoldiers deployed in the special force unit do not have barracks, they sleep in classrooms Many soldiers in Maimalari barracks construct zinc houses for themselves Poor feeding of soldiers across the barracks in Maiduguri and the units in the bushes Soldiers on the frontline are owed operational allowance and do not get hazard/danger allowance______________________________________________________________________________Gandoki, a corporal with the [...]

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    Army: N2m recovered from Boko Haram camp as 10 insurgents die in shootout

Army: N2m recovered from Boko Haram camp as 10 insurgents die in shootout

The Nigerian army on Saturday said it killed 10 Boko Haram insurgents during an operation at Ngelkona in Ngala local government area of Borno state.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director public relations, operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement released in Maiduguri.Nwachukwu said the operation was conducted by troops of 153 task force battalion with the support of the Cameroonian defence forces [...]

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    Army: We just rescued 2,000 persons in Borno

Army: We just rescued 2,000 persons in Borno

Troops have rescued over 2, 000 people including men, women and children in the Northern fringe of Borno, bordering the Lake Chad basin on Thursday.Rogers Nicolas, theatre commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this while briefing reporters in Maiduguri.Nicolas also said 200 Boko Haram insurgents had surrendered to troops during operations around the basin and Sambisa forest general area.He said it [...]

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    ‘Only Boko Haram fighters died in Borno attack’ — Army contradicts WFP

‘Only Boko Haram fighters died in Borno attack’ — Army contradicts WFP

The Nigerian Army says six Boko Haram members were killed in an attack against the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) trucks in Ngala, Borno state.According to them, no innocent person was killed during the attack.Jane Howard, spokeswoman for WFP, had said four people, including the driver of a WFP-hired truck and a driver’s assistant, were killed in the incident.However, [...]

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    Army replaces commander in war against Boko Haram — after six months

Army replaces commander in war against Boko Haram — after six months

Attahiru Ibrahim, a major general, has been removed from his position as the theatre commander of the Lafiya Dole operation.TheCable understands that Ibrahim has been replaced by Rogers Nicholas, a major general who was formerly in charge of logistics at the army headquarters.Ibrahim is expected to resume as deputy chief of policy and plans at the army headquarters.His removal is [...]

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    Buhari: Army has crushed Boko Haram’s last enclave in Sambisa

Buhari: Army has crushed Boko Haram’s last enclave in Sambisa

President Muhammadu Buhari has praised troops of Operation Lafiya Dole for dislodging Boko Haram insurgents from the Sambisa forest in Borno state.On Friday, the army advised citizens to be more vigilant because the insurgents were fleeing the Sambisa forest to other parts of the country.The army said this was owing to the ongoing military clearance of the area.In a goodwill [...]

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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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    ‘Vigilant’ sniper stops suicide bomber from attacking Borno IDPs

‘Vigilant’ sniper stops suicide bomber from attacking Borno IDPs

The Nigerian army says an insurgent who sought to attack an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri, Borno, has been killed by an army sniper.In a statement released on Sunday, Sani Kukasheka Usman, acting director army public relations, said the "vigilant" sniper shot the male suicide bomber as he made his way to the fence of the IDP camp."At [...]

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