Saturday, June 15, 2019

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    Boko Haram didn’t kill any of our men, says army

Boko Haram didn’t kill any of our men, says army

The Nigerian army has denied reports that 25 soldiers were killed in an attack coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.Reuters had reported how the insurgent group attacked the soldiers on Saturday morning while they were evacuating people from villages in the state.The fighters were said to have opened fire on the soldiers and the villagers who were reportedly [...]

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    Report: Boko Haram kills 25 soldiers in Borno ambush

Report: Boko Haram kills 25 soldiers in Borno ambush

The Boko Haram sect has reportedly killed 25 soldiers and scores of civilians in an ambush in Borno state.The insurgent group reportedly attacked the soldiers on Saturday morning while they were evacuating people from villages in the state.The fighters were said to have opened fire on the soldiers and the villagers who were reportedly occupying about 50 vehicles.“They ambushed [...]

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    Police arrest five soldiers ‘involved in armed robbery’ in Borno

Police arrest five soldiers ‘involved in armed robbery’ in Borno

The Borno state police command says it has arrested five soldiers and 83 other suspects for alleged armed robbery and other offences respectively.Mohammed Aliyu, commissioner of police in the state, disclosed this while he was speaking with journalists in Maiduguri on Thursday.The commissioner said the soldiers were arrested on different occasion in May.NAN quoted Aliyu as saying one Hilary Oziama [...]

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    Baba Fryo, veteran singer, ‘beaten’ to pulp by soldiers

Baba Fryo, veteran singer, ‘beaten’ to pulp by soldiers

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    Well-being of soldiers remains top priority, says Buratai

Well-being of soldiers remains top priority, says Buratai

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says he remains committed to the welfare of soldiers of the Nigerian army.Buratai spoke on Monday while inaugurating the newly-constructed soldiers' village accommodation of the 33 Artillery Brigade in Shadawanka barracks, Bauchi state.The accommodation consists of 16 blocks with 10 flats to ease accommodation challenges of the officers and soldiers in the barracks.Buratai described [...]

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    Army vows to deal with serving soldier arrested for cultism

Army vows to deal with serving soldier arrested for cultism

The Nigerian army has vowed to deal with Igbavbou Lucky, a private in the Nigerian army, who was arrested over his alleged involvement in cultism.Lucky was among the 103 suspects arrested and paraded by the Edo state police command at a press briefing.The soldier was apprehended at Ekpoma, while celebrating his birthday with other suspected cult members.He was reportedly dressed [...]

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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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