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    Army ‘rescues’ six abducted students in Kaduna

Army ‘rescues’ six abducted students in Kaduna

The Nigerian army says troops of operation thunder strike have rescued six students from kidnappers in Kaduna state.Ezindu Idimah, spokesman of the army in Kaduna, said the victims, who are students of Government Day Secondary School in Chikun local government area of the state, were kidnapped on their way to school on Thursday morning.Idimah also said three "motor boys" were rescued while [...]

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    Army ‘kills’ seven Boko Haram commanders

Army ‘kills’ seven Boko Haram commanders

The Nigerian army says its troops in collaboration with the multinational joint task force (MNJTF) have eliminated seven commanders of Boko Haram in Tumbus of Lake Chad region.Sagir Musa, the acting director of army public relations, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, on Friday.Musa said the neutralised commanders were Abba Mainok, Bukar Dunokaube, Abu kololo, and Abor Kime, who [...]

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MNJTF kills ’20 Boko Haram members’, destroys ammunition

Troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) say it has neutralised 20 members of the Boko Haram sect in the ongoing offensive operations against the Islamic State (IS) from the Lake Chad region.Timothy Antigha, the MNJTF’s chief of military public information, confirmed this in a statement on Monday.According to the statement, the insurgents were killed by troops operating around [...]

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    Troops arrest LGA vice chairman in Zamfara over ‘links to bandits’

Troops arrest LGA vice chairman in Zamfara over ‘links to bandits’

Troops of the operation Sharan Daji of the Nigerian army have arrested Yahuza Wuya, vice chairman of Anka local government area of Zamfara state, over alleged link to suspected bandits.Clement Abiade, acting information officer of the operation, confirmed the arrest of Wuya in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, on Thursday.Abiade said the council vice chairman was picked up [...]

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    Democracy: The Nigerian army and sanctity of constitutional orders

Democracy: The Nigerian army and sanctity of constitutional orders

BY RICHARD MURPHYI trust Lt. Gen, TY Buratai, the COAS and leader of Nigeria’s counter-insurgency operations. He is a man worth the trust. He first earned my trust when he punished scores of solders who played undemocratic roles in the 2014 governorship elections in Ekiti state. They were punished for professional misconduct and acts inimical to the striving of democracy [...]

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    Atiku tackles Buhari: Is securing second term more important than Nigeria’s security?

Atiku tackles Buhari: Is securing second term more important than Nigeria’s security?

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari has failed lift the morale of soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents.In a statement on Wednesday, Abubakar criticised Buhari over his absence at the funeral of five air force officers who died in a helicopter crash while providing support to troops in the north-east.They were buried at [...]

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    Air force unveils identities of personnel killed in Borno crash

Air force unveils identities of personnel killed in Borno crash

The Nigerian air force (NAF) has confirmed that five of its troops died in the helicopter crash which occurred at Damasak in Borno state on Wednesday.The aircraft crashed while providing support to troops of 145 battalion during an operation against Boko Haram insurgents.According to a statement by Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, the victims included two pilots and three [...]

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    Soldiers currently engaging Boko Haram fighters in Borno

Soldiers currently engaging Boko Haram fighters in Borno

Troops from 7 brigade of the Nigerian army are currently battling with Boko Haram insurgents in Baga, Kukawa local government area of Borno state.The army, in a tweet, said the insurgents tried to infiltrate the area where the troops are.“Gallant Troops of 7 Brigade Baga are currently engaging and neutralizing BHTs who attempted to infiltrate their location in Baga,” the [...]

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    Army: Shi’ites attacked soldiers, police before they were repelled

Army: Shi’ites attacked soldiers, police before they were repelled

The Nigerian army says three members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) were killed after they attacked troops deployed to a checkpoint at Kugbo/Karu bridge in Abuja.The army said four soldiers were wounded in the altercation which took place on Monday.The IMN members were conducting the Arbaeen Trek when the fracas occurred.The army, in a Facebook post, said the troops [...]

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    Army denies ‘killing of 30 soldiers’ by Boko Haram (updated)

Army denies ‘killing of 30 soldiers’ by Boko Haram (updated)

At least 30 soldiers were reportedly killed when Boko Haram insurgents attacked a military base in Zari, Borno state.They were said to have stormed the area in trucks on Thursday, overrunning the military base and sacking the entire village.Twenty soldiers were injured in the incident, sources told Daily Trust.The soldiers were said to have withdrawn following the heavy assault while [...]

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    Buhari asks troops to be ruthless with bandits

Buhari asks troops to be ruthless with bandits

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged military personnel saddled with the task of fighting bandits in Zamfara to be "as ruthless as humanly possible" in carrying out their assignment.The president gave the charge when he addressed the 1000-strong military force at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport, Katsina, on Saturday.The federal government had, on July 29, assembled military personnel, comprising the [...]

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    ‘Many soldiers missing’ in fresh Boko Haram ambush

‘Many soldiers missing’ in fresh Boko Haram ambush

The Nigerian army reportedly suffered casualties in an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state on Friday.Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of the sect, said “many” were either killed, injured or missing in the attack.Writing via his Twitter handle on Saturday, Salkida said the soldiers were ambushed while trying to launch an attack [...]

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    PHOTO: Soldiers hold Easter service inside Sambisa forest

PHOTO: Soldiers hold Easter service inside Sambisa forest

A picture of troops of the Nigerian army holding an Easter service in Sambisa forest has surfaced on social media.The forest is the stronghold of the Boko Haram sect in Borno state. It is referred to as the headquarters of the sect.All men, with no wives, children around them, the soldiers — a family of necessity — gathered under a tree [...]

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    Troops capture ‘Boko Haram commander’, kill five insurgents

Troops capture ‘Boko Haram commander’, kill five insurgents

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno have killed five Boko Haram insurgents and captured a top commander of the group in the ongoing operation in Sambisa forest and the Lake Chad basin.Onyeama Nwachukwu, deputy director, army public relations of the operation, in a statement, said the troops also rescued three civilians and recovered vehicles and high calibre ammunition in the [...]

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Troops ‘kill seven’ Boko Haram insurgents in Sambisa

Troops of the Nigerian army have killed seven Boko Haram fighters in Sambisa forest in an operation supported by the air force.Sani Usman, the director of army public relations, said the troops also destroyed 11 gun trucks and 12 Hilux vehicles.Usman said other terrorists’ equipment destroyed were make-shift accommodation around Camp Zairo, improvised explosives devices (IEDs), booby traps and other [...]

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    Troops ‘kill 11 Boko Haram insurgents, rescue 85 abductees’

Troops ‘kill 11 Boko Haram insurgents, rescue 85 abductees’

The Nigerian army says eighty-five persons in Boko Haram captivity were rescued on Tuesday during a military operation in Borno state.In a statement, Sani Usman, army spokesman, said the operation was coordinated by troops of 3 battalion, 22 brigade as well as personnel of the Nigerian air force.He said 11 Boko Haram fighters were killed during the attack launched under [...]

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