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Why We Closed Markets, Hotels, Others In FCT – Army

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The Nigerian Army has explained that some hotels and markets in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, were shut down because they failed to put in place counter-Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, measures. Following the deadly bombing of the popular Banex Plaza Abuja, which claimed scores of lives and damaged property, security ... Read More »

Army Embarks On Shooting Test For Soldiers

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The 3 Armored Division of the Nigerian Army said it will embark on firing test of its soldiers to ascertain their level of accuracy in weapon firing and handling from tomorrow. The two-day exercise is meant to test the soldiers dexterity in handling weapons. A statement by the Deputy Director, ... Read More »

Army Chief Admits Challenges In War Against Boko Haram

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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-General Kenneth Minimah has confirmed speculation that some soldiers within the rank and file of the military involved in the war against Boko Haram terrorists are displaying acts of cowardice, indiscipline and desertion of duty. According to him, the action of these constitute the ... Read More »

Battle Against Boko Haram Will Be Won – Chief Of Army Staff

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The Nigerian Army High Command yesterday declared that the battle against Boko Haram and terrorism will be won. It however urged the citizenry to be patient as the development was a new phenomenon whereas the army is a conventionally trained force. Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Kenneth Minimah ... Read More »

Army Chief Confirms Soldiers Desertion, Pleads For More Time, Citizens’ Support In War Against Insurgency

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah, on Monday said the Nigerian Army and other security agencies cannot afford to lose the war against insurgency and terrorism in the country. Speaking in Abuja at the opening ceremony of the three-day Chief of Army Staff’s Third Quarter Conference, Minimah ... Read More »

Nigerian Army Dismisses Diversion Of Peacekeeping Funds Claim

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The Nigerian Army has denied the diversion of $43m meant for the settlement of officers and men on peace-keeping missions by some army generals. The army made the clarification in reaction to an online media claim that the amount, which has been set aside for peace-keeping had been pocketed by ... Read More »

Army Exonerates Soldiers From BRT Buses Attack, Gives Soyinka Knocks

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The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said the soldier that was crushed to death by a BRT bus did not ride his power bike on Bus Rapid Transit lane as alleged. The Army was reacting to media reports that some BRT buses were vandalised by soldiers, who went on rampage on ... Read More »

Army Alerts Plateau Community On Sporadic Movement Of Personnel, Equipment

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The Nigerian Army has alerted residents of communities in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State of a scheduled training programme for officers and soldiers, which will commence on Tuesday, July 8 and end on July 23, 2014. A statement from the Army Public Relations Unit of 3 Division, in ... Read More »

Soldiers Insist On Searching Tambuwal’s Car As Other VIPs Go Unsearched In Kaduna

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal was yesterday subjected to an unnecessary search by armed men who insisted his convoy must be ransacked in Kaduna. Irked by the conduct of the men of the Nigerian Army, Tambuwal came out of the car and trekked the short distance into ... Read More »

486 Arrested Northerners: JNI’s Call For Suspects’ Release Suspicious – CAN

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The last may have not been heard of last Sunday’s arrest and detention of 486 northerners suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect by the army in Aba, Abia State as the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), yesterday, lashed out at the Ja’amatu Nasril Islam (JNI), urging security ... Read More »

Adopt New Strategies Against Boko Haram, COAS Urges Soldiers

CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, LT.- GEN.  KENNETH MINIMAH, INSPECTING A PARADE, DURING A
PARADE  IN HIS HONOUR,  AT INFANTRY CORPS IN JAJI, KADUNA, ON FRIDAY (21/3/14).

Against the backdrop of efforts to put an end to activities of the Boko Haram sect which has so far not yielded the desired results, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah yesterday charged officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army to adopt new strategies if the ... Read More »

Mutiny In Maimalari Barracks: 18 Soldiers Arrested, Flown To Abuja

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For their role in the alleged mutiny at the Maimalari Cantonment that serves as headquarters of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, Borno State on May 14 this year, 18 soldiers have been arrested, sources claimed. The soldiers, who were arrested after a military board of inquiry set up by ... Read More »

World Cup: Adamawa Govt. Bans Football Viewing Centres

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The Adamawa Government has banned the operation of football viewing centres indefinitely in the state. The state government said in a statement by Ahmad Sajoh, Director Press and Public Affairs to Gov Murtala Nyako, that the the ban was based on the advice of the Nigerian Army. The statement said ... Read More »

Lack Of Proper Military Hardware: Jonathan, Army Have Vindicated Shettima – Rep Member

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A member of the House of Representatives has said President Goodluck Jonathan and the Nigerian Army have by their recent remarks vindicated Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, who was lampooned by the Presidency for raising the alarm that the military were not properly motivated and lacked the right hardware to ... Read More »

Military Dismiss Report Claiming 10 Generals Guilty Of Arming Boko Haram

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Ten generals of the Nigerian Army and five other senior military officers have been found guilty in courts-martial of providing arms and information to Boko Haram extremists, several local newspapers said Tuesday, but the military denied the reports. This came after months of allegations from politicians and soldiers who told ... Read More »

Insurgency: Nobody Is Safe In Nigeria; We Are All Targets – Kwankwaso

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Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso said the country was unprepared for the level of violence from Boko Haram Islamists. Kwankwaso, who spoke to AFP in an interview, yesterday stated that “everyone is tired of our situation now because nobody is safe in this country.” According to him, insurgency in the ... Read More »

Men In Military Uniform Drove Car That Caused Nyanya Explosion – Witness

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The car containing the bomb that exploded at a busy motor park in Nyanya, an Abuja suburb on Monday, was driven to the park by two men in military uniform. Head of Operations of Isiyaka Nagode Enterprises, Salisu Mukhtar, made this known in an interview with a PUNCH correspondent in ... Read More »

Abducted Students Narrate How They Escaped From Boko Haram

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Some of the abducted students of Girls Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State yesterday narrated how they escaped from the terrorists. The terrorists suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect, numbering more than 100 stormed the school wearing army uniforms and deceived the schoolgirls into thinking they ... Read More »

Apo Killings: Aturu Commends Human Rights Commission’s Indictement Of SSS, Army

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Human rights lawyer, Mr. Bamidele Aturu, has hailed the National Human Rights Commission for its report on public hearing which indicted the Nigerian Army and the State Security Service in the killing of eight innocent Nigerians in Apo District, Abuja. In a statement issued on Sunday, Aturu said that the ... Read More »

Boko Haram: We Shall Not Rest Until Peace Is Restored To All Affected Communities – COAS

CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, LT.- GEN.  KENNETH MINIMAH, INSPECTING A PARADE, DURING A
PARADE  IN HIS HONOUR,  AT INFANTRY CORPS IN JAJI, KADUNA, ON FRIDAY (21/3/14).

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah has declared that the Nigerian Army would not rest for one day until law and order is restored to communities affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. Minimah, who only just returned from a visit to troops and formations in the North-East ... Read More »

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