Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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    7 soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush

7 soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush

The Nigeria army on Friday said some members of  Boko Haram killed seven of its men in an ambush on Ajiri-Dikwa road in Borno state.Kingsley Samuel, deputy director, army public relations seventh division, who disclosed this in a statement, said 19 other soldiers were wounded in the attack.However, he added that troops killed many of the insurgents.“Troops of Operation Lafiya [...]

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    Ekweremadu: Buhari’s deployment of troops over Jammeh unconstitutional

Ekweremadu: Buhari’s deployment of troops over Jammeh unconstitutional

‎Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says President Muhammadu Buhari ought to have sought the approval of the national assembly before deploying troops in Senegal for an operation in the Gambia.Nigerian troops and fighter‎ jets were deployed in Senegal for the enforcement of a resolution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to remove Yahya Jammeh if he refused [...]

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    Buhari remembers fallen heroes, commends troops for their sacrifice

Buhari remembers fallen heroes, commends troops for their sacrifice

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended troops for their sacrifice to the nation.He also said those who died in the line of duty would not be forgotten.He spoke at the national arcade in Abuja on Sunday, while performing the wreath laying ceremony for the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives; and Walter [...]

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    Troops ‘rescue’ 801 from Boko Haram victims in 2 weeks

Troops ‘rescue’ 801 from Boko Haram victims in 2 weeks

The Nigeria army says it has rescued 801 people held hostage by the Boko Haram over the past two weeks.Lucky Irabor, theatre commander, Operation Lafiya Dole,made the announcement on Wednesday while briefing journalists in Maiduguri on the counter-terrorism operations in the northeast.He said that the persons were rescued between November 23 and date.“A total of 801 persons were rescued from the [...]

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    Troops nab suppliers of pain killers to Boko Haram

Troops nab suppliers of pain killers to Boko Haram

Troops on patrol have arrested two suspected terrorists in Borno who "supplied" Boko Haram with drugs, logistics and fuel.In a statement on Sunday, Sani Usman, the army spokesman, named the drugs’ supplier as Kadiri Umate, 35, and the fuel supplier as Fantoma Lasani.He said Umate was nabbed at Firgi and Zawan axis in Bama local governmnet area of Borno, a [...]

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    Troops ‘kill’ two senior Boko Haram commanders

Troops ‘kill’ two senior Boko Haram commanders

The Nigerian army say troops of operation Lafia Dole have killed two senior Boko Haram commanders and several other insurgents at Darul Jamel on the fringes of Sambisa forest in Borno.Sani Usman, acting director, army public relations, said in a statement in Abuja that this was after the troops had successfully repelled an attempted attack on their location."The terrorists attempted [...]

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    Army’s ‘tigers’ kill 42 insurgents, rescues 80 civilians

Army’s ‘tigers’ kill 42 insurgents, rescues 80 civilians

A fighting and clearance patrol of the Nigerian army code-named 'Operation TIGER CLAW' on Tuesday killed 42 Boko Haram insurgents and rescued 80 captives.Sani Usman, a colonel and acting director of army public relations,  disclosed this in a statement.Usman said the captives were freed following a clearance operation which led to the dislodging of insurgents from Gangere village, Borno state."Following [...]

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    Troops ‘kill’ 12 cattle rustlers in the north-west

Troops ‘kill’ 12 cattle rustlers in the north-west

The Nigerian army says it has killed a total of 12 cattle rustlers in Zamfara, Katsina, Kano and Kaduna states.Giving the breakdown in a statement released on its official Twitter handle on Saturday, Sani Usman, acting director army public relations, said four of the rustlers were killed in Zamfara, five in Katsina, two in Kaduna and one in Kano."Troops of Operation Sharan Daji [...]

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    Troops recover arms in Benue, Plateau, Kaduna

Troops recover arms in Benue, Plateau, Kaduna

Nigeria's Defence Headquarters on Wednesday said troops operating in the north-central and north-western parts of the country have recovered caches of arms and ammunition in the areas.Major-General Chris Olukolade, the Director of Defence Information, made this disclosure in Abuja."During a cordon and search operation at Anyibe in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State, troops seized a cache of arms [...]

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