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    Protest in Warri as ‘soldier kills’ resident during lockdown

Protest in Warri as ‘soldier kills’ resident during lockdown

Joseph Pessu, a resident of Warri, Delta state, has reportedly been shot dead by a soldier enforcing the lockdown in the state. Although there is no confirmed case of COVID-19 in Delta, Ifeanyi Okowa, the governor, had ordered a lockdown across the state for 14 days, starting from April 1. A team of soldiers was said to have stopped Pessu, a father [...]

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    ‘Thanks for risking your life for us’ — tributes pour in for soldier marking birthday at war front

‘Thanks for risking your life for us’ — tributes pour in for soldier marking birthday at war front

You should probably check out @omobabafalana on Twitter; but before you do, be ready to drop a few tears as a result of the outpouring of love coming the Nigerian soldier’s way. Omobaba Falana is one of the soldiers fighting Boko Haram in the north-east. He announced on Twitter that Friday was his birthday, and Nigerians flooded his timeline with prayers and [...]

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    Nigeria’s oldest war veteran dies at 101

Nigeria’s oldest war veteran dies at 101

Adama Aduku, the oldest surviving retired officer of the Nigerian army, has died at the age of 101. The army authorities announced his death on Twitter on Wednesday. Aduku, a World War II veteran, was said to have died on Tuesday morning. Hs death was announced by one of his relatives on the Whatsapp platform of the director of defence information. https://twitter.com/HQNigerianArmy/status/1212361465698623488?s=19 The deceased soldier [...]

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    I have psychiatric disorder, says soldier ‘who raped’ Ondo student

I have psychiatric disorder, says soldier ‘who raped’ Ondo student

Sunday Awolola (pictured left), the soldier who allegedly raped a female student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, has told a magistrate's court in Akure that he has psychiatric disorder. Awolola, through his counsel, Kayode Ikotun, said the army transferred him to Akure from Maiduguri, Borno state capital, to take care of his health and family. Ikotun pleaded that the [...]

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    PDP govs describe Taraba, Abia killings as signs of inefficiency

PDP govs describe Taraba, Abia killings as signs of inefficiency

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have condemned the killing of three policemen and a civilian as well as a commercial motorcyclist. While the killings of the policemen and civilian happened in Taraba state, that of the motorcyclist took place in Abia. Soldiers were involved in all the killings. In a statement on Monday, Seriake Dickson, chairman of [...]

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    Police to arraign soldier ‘who raped’ AAUA student

Police to arraign soldier ‘who raped’ AAUA student

The Ondo state police command says Sunday Adelola, a soldier who allegedly raped a student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko, will be arraigned in court this week. Femi Joseph, the command's police public relations officer, said the victim is a 300-level student of the department of Religous and African Studies in the institution. The incident took place at a military checkpoint [...]

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    Army: The officer who killed Abia motorcyclist has been arrested

Army: The officer who killed Abia motorcyclist has been arrested

The Nigerian army has identified Ajayi Johnson, a lance corporal, as the soldier who killed Chimaobi Nwogu, a commercial motorcyclist in Abia state, earlier in the week. The commercial motorcyclist was shot dead at a military checkpoint at Ohanze, Obingwa local government area of the state. A witness had said Nwogu was killed because he refused to give N100 to somebody allegedly stationed to collect [...]

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    Abia motorcyclist shot dead ‘over N100 bribe’

Abia motorcyclist shot dead ‘over N100 bribe’

Chimaobi Nwogu, a commercial motorcyclist, has reportedly been shot dead at a military checkpoint at Ohanze, Obingwa local government area of Abia state. He was said to have been killed for refusing to part with a N100 bribe. Geoffrey Ogbonna, police public relations officer in Abia, confirmed the death of Nwogu to NAN on Thursday. He said relatives of the deceased reported the incident at [...]

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    ‘Soldier’ who assaulted Baba Fryo arrested

‘Soldier’ who assaulted Baba Fryo arrested

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    Army takes measures against Lassa fever as soldier dies in Jos cantonment

Army takes measures against Lassa fever as soldier dies in Jos cantonment

The Nigerian army has announced that one of its senior officers attached to the Maxwell Khobe Cantonment in Jos, Plateau state, may have died of Lassa fever. In a statement on Thursday, Ikechukwu Eze, acting deputy director, army public relations, said the division has taken measures to avoid the spread of the disease in the cantonment. He noted that Nuhu Angbazo, the [...]

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    Army confirms killing of soldier in Edo

Army confirms killing of soldier in Edo

The Operation Delta Safe operation of the Nigerian army has confirmed the killing of a soldier by yet to be identified persons at Ajakurama community, Ovia south-west local government area of Edo. Ibrahim Abdullahi, spokesperson of the operation, confirmed the incident in an interview with NAN in Benin on Sunday. Abdullahi, who said the name and rank of the soldier cannot be [...]

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    Confusion as soldier shoots his superior in Borno

Confusion as soldier shoots his superior in Borno

Peter Omobuwa, a corporal of the Nigerian Army, opened fire on one IF Ibiama, a captain, at Banki junction in Bama local government area of Borno state, on Sunday. A  security source told TheCable that the incident occurred around 9:13 pm. The source said the officer who suffered bullet wounds was taken to the 21 Brigade Medical Center, while the soldier was detained. The source did [...]

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    Soldier arrested for ‘hijacking fuel truck’ in Oyo

Soldier arrested for ‘hijacking fuel truck’ in Oyo

The police command in Oyo state has arrested a soldier serving at 81 Battalion, Makola, Ibadan, for allegedly hijacking a fuel-laden truck along Akobo, Iwo road. Abiodun Odunde, the commissioner of police in the state, made the disclosure in Ibadan while presenting the suspects to journalists at the command’s headquarters in Ibadan on Friday. Odunde said the soldier and three others were [...]

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    Soldier sentenced to death over ‘murder of five civilians’

Soldier sentenced to death over ‘murder of five civilians’

A general court-martial sitting in Maiduguri, Borno, has sentenced a soldier to death over alleged murder. John Godwin, a lance corporal, was said to have killed five rescued civilians in Yamteke town. Godwin was serving in the Lafiya Dole operation, Kingsley Mfon Samuel, deputy director 7 division army public relations, said in a statement on Friday. He was charged with murder, which is [...]

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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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    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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