Monday, September 10, 2018

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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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    Dear Buhari, your soldiers are Stalinist, they lack humanity

Dear Buhari, your soldiers are Stalinist, they lack humanity

On Wednesday, I watched a video in which some soldiers unleashed the crudest terror on some alleged members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).The Stalinist soldiers forced their hapless torture objects to lie face down in a pool of muddy water while they played ping-pong with whips on their backs. These victims of dehumanisation have not been convicted of [...]

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    Fruitless hunt for Boko Haram

Fruitless hunt for Boko Haram

It’s about time we admitted that we’ve lost the Boko Haram war. The battle that started eight years ago is ending in victory for the terrorists. Has Nigeria not become a failed state?The massacre and kidnap of oil finders last Tuesday in Borno State and the federal government’s suspension of the project in the Chad Basin should convince doubters that [...]

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    Soldiers hold Borno dep gov to ransom, threaten to kill him

Soldiers hold Borno dep gov to ransom, threaten to kill him

Some aggrieved soldiers held Usman Durkwa, deputy governor of Borno state, to ransom at a military checkpoint in Yobe state on Sunday.A source who witnessed the incident which occurred in Buni Gari town in Gujiba local government area of Yobe, told TheCable that the security personnel threatened to kill Durkwa.Durkwa was returning from Adamawa state, where he had attended the [...]

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    Troops foil attack on Maiduguri, kill Boko Haram fighters

Troops foil attack on Maiduguri, kill Boko Haram fighters

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Thursday repelled Boko Haram insurgents who tried to invade Maiduguri, through Aloa Dam, a village, five kilometers from Borno capital.Dan Hajia, a witness, told TheCable that many of the insurgents were killed.Hajia said the attackers shot sporadically to scare residents, made use of motorcycles."We were fishing at Aloa Dam when we started hearing gunshots from Boko [...]

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    Pirates kill two soldiers in Bayelsa

Pirates kill two soldiers in Bayelsa

Two soldiers attached to the joint military force in the Niger Delta, Operation Delta Safe, died in a gun duel with sea pirates in Bayelsa state on Wednesday.The soldiers were part of a team dispatched in response to a distress call on an attack by pirates operating in Southern Ijaw local government area of the state.Abubakar Abdulahi, spokesman of the [...]

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    Soldiers accused of killing 17 herdsmen in southern Kaduna

Soldiers accused of killing 17 herdsmen in southern Kaduna

Haruna Usman, chairman of the Kaduna state chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has alleged that soldiers killed 17 herdsmen in Daile Alkariyo village in Jama'a local government area of Kaduna state, on Monday.Usman said many herdsmen sustained injuries, while some were arrested.He alleged that over 47 houses belonging to the cattle owners were torched, [...]

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    Soldiers warned against uploading sensitive information on social media

Soldiers warned against uploading sensitive information on social media

Peter Dauke, general officer commanding (GOC), division 3 of the Nigerian army, Jos, has cautioned soldiers on the use of the social media.Speaking at the graduation ceremony of 58 officers of the 63 regular course from Jaji, Kaduna state, Dauke told the troops to make sure that they do not display information that may implicate national security.The officers just completed [...]

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    FG compensates families of 218 deceased soldiers

FG compensates families of 218 deceased soldiers

The federal government on Monday presented cheques for insurance claims to families of 218 deceased officers and men of the armed forces who died in the line of duty.Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, who presented the cheques, also promised that the welfare of the serving military personnel would be given priority.Dan-Ali also said that government owed both serving personnel and families [...]

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    US asks Buhari to release Zakzaky, punish soldiers who killed Shi’ites

US asks Buhari to release Zakzaky, punish soldiers who killed Shi’ites

The United States wants the Nigerian government to expedite action on the recommendation of the white paper on last year’s clashes in Zaria, Kaduna state.John Kirby, assistant secretary and department spokesperson of the Bureau of Public Affairs, said the US government had fully agreed with the recommendations in the White Paper.“On December 5th, the Kaduna state government in Nigeria issued a long-awaited white paper on [...]

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