Sunday, February 16, 2020

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    El-Rufai: N3.5m NOT only for Zakzaky’s food

El-Rufai: N3.5m NOT only for Zakzaky’s food

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the N3.5 million the federal government spends every month to feed Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also covers the security around him. Last week, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, had said the federal government spends N3.5 million every month to feed El-Zakzaky. The statement had generated a controversy, with many [...]

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    Buratai: Army to start producing combat vehicles in 2025

Buratai: Army to start producing combat vehicles in 2025

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, on Saturday said the Nigerian army will begin the production of combat vehicles in 2025. Buratai made this known at the 77 Regular Recruits Intake Passing-Out Parade at the Nigerian Army Depot in Zaria, Kaduna state. He said through research, the depot had already produced five patrol vehicles named 'TYB'. The army chief said: “Let me at [...]

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    Women, children shot dead as gunmen raid Plateau villages

Women, children shot dead as gunmen raid Plateau villages

Suspected herdsmen have killed 19 people in an attack on Ariri village in Bassa local government area of Plateau state. According to witnesses, the attackers invaded the village on Wednesday night. Women, young children and local farmers were said to have been shot to death in their sleep. Earlier on Tuesday, 14 people were killed at Jol village in Riyom local government area [...]

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    Buratai: Boko Haram no longer in control of any territory in Nigeria

Buratai: Boko Haram no longer in control of any territory in Nigeria

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the Boko Haram sect is no longer in control of any territory in the country. He said this on Tuesday during the graduation of 55 soldiers from Advance Water Markship Training in Jaji, Kaduna state. He said the insurgents have suffered high degradation since 2015 till date. He added that the 55 soldiers would be included [...]

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    It’s safe to return home, Buratai assures Borno IDPs

It’s safe to return home, Buratai assures Borno IDPs

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has called on internally displaced people (IDPs) in Borno north to return home. Speaking on Saturday at the inauguration of nine gunboats for the task force detachment at Baga, he told the IDPs their communities are now safe and secured. He urged residents in the area to leverage on the deployment of ‘Operation Last Hold’ to [...]

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    Bandits kill 10 in Birnin Gwari —  72 hours after inauguration of military base

Bandits kill 10 in Birnin Gwari — 72 hours after inauguration of military base

Armed bandits have killed at least 10 people in five villages in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state. The bandits were said to have struck around 5pm on Thursday, shooting and burning down house in the process. The incident happened less than three days after Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, gave his men a three-week ultimatum to "flush out" [...]

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    ‘Your days are numbered’ — Buratai tells ‘defeated’ Boko Haram fighters

‘Your days are numbered’ — Buratai tells ‘defeated’ Boko Haram fighters

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the days of the rump of Boko Haram inurgents are numbered, in spite of occasional attacks of Nigerian targets. Buratai gave the assurance while addressing troops of the 8 Division at Monguno, headquarters of Monguno local government area of Borno state. He, therefore, charged the troops to be determined in the efforts to stablilise their [...]

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    Army moves to root out ‘disloyal’ personnel

Army moves to root out ‘disloyal’ personnel

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has warned that any act of disloyalty, disobedience to constituted authority and insubordination by personnel of the Nigerian army would henceforth be decisively dealt with. Speaking at the passing out parade and commissioning for 205 officer cadets of 'Executive Commission Course VII' of Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Buratai said defaulters would be shown the [...]

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    Buhari inaugurates first set of Nigerian army pilots

Buhari inaugurates first set of Nigerian army pilots

President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned the first set of Nigerian Army Pilots trained by the Nigerian Army Aviation School. The ceremony was one of the series of focal events lined up for the on-going 2017 chief of army staff (COAS) annual conference in Ibadan, Oyo state capital. Performing the commissioning, Buhari commended the feat achieved by the army saying it is evident [...]

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    Buratai: Soldiers pursued truck loaded with weapons into Kanu’s home

Buratai: Soldiers pursued truck loaded with weapons into Kanu’s home

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says soldiers pursued a truck loaded with weapons into the family home of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in Abia. In September, several people were said to have been injured after soldiers and members of IPOB clashed in Kanu's family home. The army later raided the house and since then, Kanu's [...]

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    You’ll get your allowances this week, Buratai assures soldiers

You’ll get your allowances this week, Buratai assures soldiers

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the two months' allowances owed soldiers involved in Operation Lafiya Dole, would be paid this week. In a statement issued on his behalf by Sani Usman, army spokesman, Buratai said the release of funds by the ministry of defence would facilitate the payment. He made the promise less than 24 hours after TheCable published the [...]

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    Buratai, Ortom attend burial of Malu, ex-chief of army staff

Buratai, Ortom attend burial of Malu, ex-chief of army staff

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, and Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, were among the dignitaries who witnessed the burial of Victor Malu, former chief of army staff, on Saturday. Malu, who died on October 9, was buried around 12:23p.m on Saturday at his country home, Tongov, Katsina-Ala local government area of Benue. He died in Cairo, Egypt, after a protracted illness. Speaking at the [...]

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    Operation Crocodile Smile begins in Lagos

Operation Crocodile Smile begins in Lagos

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, launched Operation Crocodile Smile, a military exercise, at Takwa Bay Island in Lagos state, on Friday. He said the increase in crimes in coastal areas compelled the army to step up training and operations in the amphibious environment. According to him, the ‘order of battle’ 2016 provides for amphibious battalion on the island to keep the coastal area of [...]

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    Kanu’s lawyer asks court to order Buratai to produce him

Kanu’s lawyer asks court to order Buratai to produce him

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has asked a federal high court in Abuja to order Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, to reveal the whereabouts of his client.  Last week, Ejiofor filed a suit at the court asking it to vacate its order proscribing the group. The military had declared IPOB a terrorist [...]

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We didn’t declare IPOB a terrorist organisation, says Buratai

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the defence headquarters (DHQ) did not declare the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist organisation. He said the DHQ only pronounced the group as a terrorist organisation. Last Friday, the DHQ declared IPOB a "militant terrorist" organisation, alleging that it attacked soldiers with sticks, stones and petrol bombs in Abia state. South-east governors subsequently [...]

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    We are not under any pressure because of IPOB, says Buratai

We are not under any pressure because of IPOB, says Buratai

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the Nigerian army is not under any pressure because of the issue of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). IPOB was recently declared a terrorist organisation by the defence headquarters -- a move that has been criticised by some Nigerians, including Senate President Bukola Saraki. But Buratai said the military did not go against the [...]

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