Friday, January 18, 2019

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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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    Buhari visits troops in Maiduguri

Buhari visits troops in Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari is in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, to celebrate the 57th independence anniversary with troops.A source at the presidency confirmed this on Sunday.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, also confirmed that the president was on his way to Maiduguri.In his independence day message earlier in the day, the president praised the military [...]

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    Buratai tells troops to go into bushes, forests to clear out Boko Haram insurgents

Buratai tells troops to go into bushes, forests to clear out Boko Haram insurgents

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has charged troops to move deep into the bushes to engage and clear remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists from the north-east region.Buratai gave the charge on Tuesday in Bama, after he decorated two officers and 63 soldiers with gallantry medals for their exceptional performances in the clearance operation."You must take this fight to their [...]

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    It’s not yet time to rest, Buratai tells troops fighting Boko Haram

It’s not yet time to rest, Buratai tells troops fighting Boko Haram

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has charged Nigerian troops in the north-east to always be alert as there was no time to rest yet.According to him, there are more tasks to be done in the effort to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.Buratai gave the charge while addressing troops of the 3 division tactical command in Damaturu on [...]

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    Soldier dies as troops repel attack by Boko Haram ‘mercenaries’

Soldier dies as troops repel attack by Boko Haram ‘mercenaries’

The Nigerian army said a soldier died on Monday when troops neutralised a number of mercenaries hired by the Mamman Nur faction of the Boko Haram terrorist group at Gulumba Gana in Bama local government area of Borno.Sani Usman, the army spokesperson, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.He said that the terrorists’ mercenaries met their Waterloo on Monday [...]

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    Taraba crisis: Militiamen withdraw as troops close in

Taraba crisis: Militiamen withdraw as troops close in

Following the recent attack on residents in some areas of Taraba state, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo ordered the deployment of more military men to restore peace to the affected areas.The deployment seems to be yielding positive results as the militiamen are reportedly withdrawing from the villages they attacked in Sardauna local government area of the state.A fresh outbreak of crisis [...]

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