Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    Daily Trust: We’ve not been told the reason for military invasion

Daily Trust: We’ve not been told the reason for military invasion

Daily Trust says the military is yet to state the reason for invading its offices across the country.On Sunday, soldiers had arrested staff of the newspaper and carted away equipment when they raided the head office of the newspaper in Abuja, its regional offices in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, and Lagos.Among those arrested were Uthman Abubakar, regional editor, and Ibrahim [...]

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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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    Soldiers exchange gunfire with Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe

Soldiers exchange gunfire with Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe

Soldiers and Boko Haram insurgents engaged in a gun battle at Buni Gari, a town in Gubja local government area of Yobe state, on Saturday.Usman Buni Yadi, a resident of the area, disclosed this to TheCable, saying the battle had been on for over two hours."We have been hearing loud explosions and sporadic gunshot from Buni Gari," Yadi said."We are [...]

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    Those behind reports of Buhari being cloned ‘need medical help’

Those behind reports of Buhari being cloned ‘need medical help’

Some Nigerians in the diaspora have described as mischievous, the reports that the incumbent president of Nigeria is an impostor known as Jubrin from Sudan.In a statement on Sunday, the individuals under Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG), said those behind the rumour need psychiatric attention."The claim is being bolstered with a poor rendition and understanding of scientific procedures like [...]

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    ‘Nigeria must be declared a nation at war’ — Okorocha speaks on killing of soldiers

‘Nigeria must be declared a nation at war’ — Okorocha speaks on killing of soldiers

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says Nigeria should be declared as a nation at war over the recent killings of soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno.Daily Trust quoted the governor to have said this when officers from the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Jaji, Kaduna, paid him a courtesy visit at the government house, Owerri, Imo state [...]

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    Buhari meets with service chiefs over killing of soldiers

Buhari meets with service chiefs over killing of soldiers

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the service chiefs and inspector-general of police for the second time in the last few days.The meeting was over the spate of attacks on Nigerian troops by Boko Haram insurgents.Over 100 soldiers are believed to have been killed in the most recent attack in Metele, Borno state.TheCable learned from a presidency source that Buhari [...]

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    Army breaks silence on fatal ambush of soldiers — but keeps mum on casualty figure

Army breaks silence on fatal ambush of soldiers — but keeps mum on casualty figure

The Nigerian army has commented on the Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian soldiers, the most recent in Metele, Borno state.The deadly attack on the 157 task force battalion stationed in Metele left scores of soldiers dead while some are still missing.Some estimates put the casualty figure at over 100, but the army while commenting on Friday, failed to divulge the death toll.The army's [...]

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    Soldiers missing as insurgents overrun military base in Borno

Soldiers missing as insurgents overrun military base in Borno

More than 10 soldiers have been reported missing following an attack on a military base in Kukawa, Borno state.The incident happened Monday evening when trucks loaded with gunmen believed to be Boko Haram insurgents moved into Kukawa, attacking a market and dislodging the troops.“It is getting serious, and the whereabouts of more than 10 soldiers is yet unknown,” a soldier [...]

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    Lai: No case of hunger among soldiers fighting Boko Haram

Lai: No case of hunger among soldiers fighting Boko Haram

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east are not hungry.The minister said this in response to a report TheCable published on the plight of soldiers.The report, with video and pictures, detailed how soldiers beg for food and sleep in classrooms because of the lack of accommodation.Soldiers had narrated their experiences— with some [...]

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    Angry soldiers ground Maiduguri airport, threaten to shoot superiors

Angry soldiers ground Maiduguri airport, threaten to shoot superiors

There is currently tension at the Maiduguri international airport in Borno state as angry soldiers are shooting indiscriminately to protest their deployment from the state capital to another local government.The aggrieved soldiers reportedly arrived at the airport at 6pm ahead of their posting to Marte local government area.But trouble started when they regrouped and refused to board the aircraft which [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ in gun battle with soldiers in Benue

‘Herdsmen’ in gun battle with soldiers in Benue

Suspected herdsmen engaged men of the 707 special forces brigade of the Nigerian Army, Makurdi, Benue state in a gun battle on Tuesday.Olabisi Ayeni, spokesman of the brigade, disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday.He said the suspects were plotting to attack a fish farm belonging to Samuel Ortom, governor of the state.Ayeni said two of the attackers had [...]

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    Soldiers on rampage as Boko Haram ‘captures colleague’ in Lake Chad

Soldiers on rampage as Boko Haram ‘captures colleague’ in Lake Chad

Members of the Boko Haram insurgent group are reportedly holding a soldier hostage along the Lake Chad Basin.Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of the sect, disclosed this, quoting a source.Lake Chad falls in the boundaries of four African countries — Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria — and is one of the major strongholds of [...]

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    Government has ‘refused to invest’ in mental care of soldiers

Government has ‘refused to invest’ in mental care of soldiers

Past and present government have refused to invest in the mental care of soldiers, a military commander has said.The senior military officer said this is partly responsible for the delay in the victory against insurgencyHe said soldiers fighting the Boko Haram war were usually depressed.On Saturday, TheCable reported the case of a soldier who killed himself out of frustration. The tragic incident came [...]

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    Tragedy in Chibok as soldier commits suicide after killing captain

Tragedy in Chibok as soldier commits suicide after killing captain

There was confusion in the Chibok local government area of Borno state on Sunday after a staff sergeant identified as Silas Ninyo killed one K. Mani, his superior, and injured four residents of the area.Ninyo also took his own life after wreaking the havoc.Mani was reportedly killed in the process of disarming the sergeant who was said to be drunk.A [...]

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    Troops dislodge Boko Haram fighters, seize arms

Troops dislodge Boko Haram fighters, seize arms

Troops carrying out mop-up operations in the north-east recorded yet another massive success when they cleared insurgents from hideouts in areas such as Talata, Ajigin, Mangzum, Abagajiri, Kafa, Dusula, Buk, Malumti and Abulam, all in Borno state.The troops also recovered a large cache of ammunition and a tank in one of the villages.Though the ammunition were immediately taken away, the [...]

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    ‘Where is Kanu?’ — whereabouts unknown four days after soldiers’ raid

‘Where is Kanu?’ — whereabouts unknown four days after soldiers’ raid

Four days after his residence in Abia state was raided by soldiers, Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has not been seen in public.Israel, Kanu’s father who is the traditional ruler of Afaraukwu Ibeku community and Ugoeze, his wife, have also not been seen since then.Israel’s palace became the headquarters of IPOB after his son regained [...]

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