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    Army calls activist ‘criminal’ over fundraising campaign for Nigerian soldiers

Army calls activist ‘criminal’ over fundraising campaign for Nigerian soldiers

The army says it is working with the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) to declare Perry Brimah, a Nigerian activist in diaspora, wanted for alleged fraud.Brimah, a columnist, has consistently spoken on the plight of the soldiers combating Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east.He launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to provide food for the soldiers in that part [...]

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    TheCable as an enemy of the Nigerian Army

TheCable as an enemy of the Nigerian Army

In May 2015, shortly after Candidate Muhammadu Buhari won the 2015 presidential election, there was a renewed effort by the Nigerian Army to crush Boko Haram. The army, which was said to have gotten new arms and South African mercenary for the war, was making great progress. The media recorded many headlines chronicling the progress the army was making at the [...]

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    Army warns Nigerians of danger posed by fleeing insurgents

Army warns Nigerians of danger posed by fleeing insurgents

The army has called on Nigerians to look out for Boko Haram escapees among them and report such to security agencies.In a statement on Sunday, Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, said the "fleeing terrorists" would want to take cover in communities.He said the insurgents in their bid to remain relevant may resort to suicide bombing to inflict terror on [...]

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    ‘Frustrated’ soldier guns self down in Yobe

‘Frustrated’ soldier guns self down in Yobe

In what came as a surprise, a soldier identified as Samaila Gabriel, recently shot himself dead in Yobe state.The deceased with service number 09NA/63/2867 was said to have taken his life out of frustration.One of Gabriel's  colleagues told TheCable that he got frustrated as a result of the refusal of the authorities to transfer him out of the north-east [...]

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    THE LIST: Army, air force promote 186 senior officers

THE LIST: Army, air force promote 186 senior officers

The Nigerian army and Nigerian air force have announced the promotion of 186 senior officers to higher ranks.This was confirmed in separate statements issued by the air force and army.In the air force, 22 air commodores and 28 group captains were elevated, while 45 brigadier generals and 92 colonels were promoted in the army.Below are the lists:AIR FORCEAir commodore to [...]

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    Soldier writes Buhari: We borrow money from civilians to feed

Soldier writes Buhari: We borrow money from civilians to feed

A soldier who refused to disclose his identity has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari to complain about the alleged corruption in the army.The officer on the frontline of the war against insurgency wrote the letter in reaction to the army's dismissal of the complaints of Abdulrauf Aliyu, a private of the Nigerian army.Aliyu had complained that he was [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘commander’ captured in Ondo

Boko Haram ‘commander’ captured in Ondo

The military authorities have announced the arrest of Idris Babawo, a suspected top commander of the Boko Haram sect.According to Sani Usman, army spokesman, the Ondo police command captured Babawo in the state.Usman said Babawo, who also goes by the name Idoko or Nagada, is number 156 on the list of wanted Boko Haram members released by the army.“The Ondo state [...]

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    Army: We’ll launch ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ in south-west

Army: We’ll launch ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ in south-west

The Nigerian army says it will soon launch 'Operation Crocodile Smile II', in the south-west and south-south.Sani Usman, army spokesman, said this in an interview with Signature TV, an online platform.Although there are controversies surrounding operation Python Dance in the south-east, Usman said the army has been getting “encouraging feedback”.“Look, this is the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Nigerian military [...]

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    We’ve killed Shekau’s deputies, says army

We’ve killed Shekau’s deputies, says army

The Nigeria army says it has killed two Boko Haram commanders and deputies of Abubakar Shekau, a factional leader of the sect.Sani Usman, army spokesman, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, said the commanders - Afdu Kawuri and Abubakar Benishek - were killed in a successful military operation at Alafa in Borno.“This is in addition to Ba’Abba Ibrahim [...]

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    We almost captured Shekau, says army as it extends deadline indefinitely

We almost captured Shekau, says army as it extends deadline indefinitely

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has commended Ibrahim Attahiru, theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, for “coming very close” to achieving the directive to capture Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect.On July 21, Buratai asked Attahiru to lead the operation to capture Shekau dead or alive within 40 days.But from then until August 30 when the deadline [...]

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    Borno ambush: Army confirms losing nine personnel, says many insurgents were also killed

Borno ambush: Army confirms losing nine personnel, says many insurgents were also killed

The Nigerian army has confirmed losing eight soldiers and an officer in a Boko Haram ambush in Borno state.TheCable had earlier reported how the nine security personnel were killed in Magumeri local government area of the state, on Tuesday.The deceased provided security for a team of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) returning from oil exploration at Barno Yasu in [...]

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    Explosion kills four soldiers in Borno

Explosion kills four soldiers in Borno

The army has confirmed that it lost an officer and three soldiers in Borno state on Thursday when their patrol vehicle encountered IED buried on the road between Kangarwa and Alagarno village.Sani Usman, army spokesman, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday.He said three other soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries, while the patrol vehicle was completely damaged.Usman, however, [...]

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    FULL LIST: All the 147 officers redeployed in the north-east

FULL LIST: All the 147 officers redeployed in the north-east

The Nigeria army has redeployed 147 officers in the north-eastern part of the country.Sani Usman, army spokesman, who announced this in a statement on Wednesday, said it was part of the need for the force to restrategise.TheCable had earlier reported that top military commanders involved in the anti-insurgency war, were replaced.Lucky Irabor, who achieved some success while he led the [...]

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    Tension as soldiers invade Borno JAMB office ‘to register girlfriends’

Tension as soldiers invade Borno JAMB office ‘to register girlfriends’

Some soldiers invaded the office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, on Friday, to assist some young ladies register for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).The officers who were unruly threatened to beat up anyone who did not follow their orders.Since the commencement of registration last week, hundreds of applicants have been trooping [...]

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    Army denies involvement of its men in Ogijo killing, demands apology

Army denies involvement of its men in Ogijo killing, demands apology

The Nigeria Army has denied the reports that its men were involved in the death of a man simply identified as George in the Ogijo area of Ogun state.One Kenny Adesanya had tweeted that the man died after he was assaulted by troops of 174 battalion in Ikorodu, Lagos.Adesanya had claimed that the landlady of the deceased invited soldiers to [...]

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    Don’t drag us into your propaganda, army warns herdsmen

Don’t drag us into your propaganda, army warns herdsmen

The Nigerian Army has denied the allegation that soldiers killed 17 cattle breeders in southern Kaduna, warning herdsmen from dragging it into any propagandaHaruna Usman, chairman of the Kaduna state chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), had alleged that the attack happened in Daile Alkariyo village in Jama’a local government area of Kaduna state, on [...]

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