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Cameroonian Army Kill 107 Boko Haram Members As Nigeria Signs Ceasefire

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While the Nigerian Army withdrew from the battlefield following a ceasefire deal signed with Boko Haram, the Cameroonian on Friday said it killed 107 fighters of the group. According to the soldiers, who took on the insurgents in northern Cameroon, profound success was recorded. According to reports, the Cameroonian defenceministry ... Read More »

‘Politicization Of Security Matters, Poor Leadership Command To Blame For Lingering Insurgency’

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The poor leadership command provided by President Goodluck Jonathan and the politicisation of the Nigerian Army have been identified as some of the reasons responsible for the inability to bring an end to the Boko Haram insurgency. A Kaduna-based retired army officer, Capt. Abdulhakeem Adegoke Alawuje, spoke while fielding questions ... Read More »

97 Soldiers, Officers Face Court-martial

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The Nigerian Army is doing its best to instil discipline, as 97 soldiers, including four Lieutenant Colonels, a Major and four captains were, yesterday, charged before a Military Court, with offences ranging from mutiny, conduct prejudicial to good orders, assault and Absence Without Leave, AWOL, to house breaking, contrary to ... Read More »

‘Boko Haram Don’t Have More Sophisticated Weapons Than Nigerian Army’

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PARADE  IN HIS HONOUR,  AT INFANTRY CORPS IN JAJI, KADUNA,

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah yesterday, poured cold water on insinuations that the Boko Haram sect has more sophisticated weapons than the Nigerian Army. The army chief insisted that the Nigerian military is more sophisticated in terms of weapons and ammunitions than the Boko Haram ... Read More »

General Benjamin ‘Black Scorpion’ Adekunle Is Dead

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Retired General Benjamin Adekunle aka ‘Black Scorpion’ is dead. He died Saturday morning in Lagos according to his wife, Folake. Born in June 1936 in Kaduna, Adekunle served in the the Nigerian Army from 1958-1974. Famous for renaming the 3rd Infantry Division to the 3rd Marine Commando without formal approval from ... Read More »

Adamawa: Ag Gov. Visits Obasanjo’s Wounded Son As Transport Fare Increases By 400%

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Adamawa Acting Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri on Tuesday commended officers and men of the Nigerian Army for their effort in containing insurgency in the state. Mr. Fintiri lauded the armed forces when he visited Adeboye Obasanjo, son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo who was shot Monday by Boko Haram militants. The ... Read More »

10,000 Dismissed Soldiers Appeal For Reinstatement

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A group of dismissed Nigerian soldiers have appealed to the Presidency and the Nigerian Security Council to revisit their cases and recall them, having not been properly discharged from the Nigerian Army. Some of the dismissed soldiers, who spoke to newsmen in Asaba, the Delta State capital on Thursday, said ... Read More »

Soldiers’ Killing Of My Sons, 30 Members, Blessing In Disguise – El-Zakzaky

SHEIK IBRAHIM EL-ZAKZAKY (RIGHT) WITH HIS IRANIAN VISITORS DURING THE 40TH DAY PRAYER OF THE 33 KILLED MEMBERS OF ISLAMIC MOVEMENT OF NIGERIA (SHIITE) IN ZARIA THURSDAY. PHOTO BY ABDULGAFAR ALABELEWE

Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, on Thursday conducted the fortieth day prayer for the 33 members, including three of his children, who were allegedly killed by soldiers in Zaria during the Quds Day procession on July 25, 2014. Zakzaky said the killing of his sons ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Army Imposes Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew On Maiduguri

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The Nigerian Army has reviewed the curfew in Maiduguri, the capital of the Boko Haram troubled Borno State. In a press statement by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, the curfew hours imposed on the town, which was 9pm to 6am, is now 7pm to 6am daily. The ... Read More »

Storm Sambisa Forest And Bring Back Our Daughters Dead Or Alive – Chibok Parents To FG

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Parents of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls have told President Goodluck Jonathan and the Nigerian Army to go ahead and end Boko Haram, even if it endangers their children’s lives. They said they are ready to turn their daughters into sacrificial lambs as long as it will end the insurgency and ... Read More »

Police Inspector Attempted To Shoot Abolurin, Others Over Pipeline Vandals Arrest – NSCDC

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, on Friday, alleged that a policeman attempted to shoot its Commandant-General, Dr. Ade Abolurin, and other security officers and officials from the Attorney-General’s office, who were on an inspection tour of items seized from oil pipeline vandals at Ikorodu, Lagos. The NSCDC Public ... Read More »

Remove Our Names From Ekiti Election Petition, Abba, Minimah Urge Tribunal

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The Police and the Nigerian Army on Friday asked the Ekiti State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal to strike out their names from the petition filed before it by the All Progressives Congress, APC. The two security agencies also denied the allegations of being used by the PDP and the Presidency to intimidate voters and ... Read More »

Why Nigerian Army Is Yet To Defeat Boko Haram – Ex-COAS Dambazau

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A former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Abdulrahaman Dambazau, has said the Nigerian Army is yet to win the war against terrorism and the Boko Haram sect because insurgency is a new phenomenon in warfare not only in Nigeria but across the globe, and not because the soldiers ... Read More »

Army Inaugurates Court Martial To Try Erring Personnel

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Maj.-Gen Emmanuel Abejirin, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2nd Division Nigerian Army, Ibadan, on Wednesday inaugurated a general court martial to try erring personnel within the division. The GOC said at the inauguration that the Court Marshal became necessary to dispose of some disciplinary cases which by the provisions of ... Read More »

Nigerian Army To Get New Uniform

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PARADE  IN HIS HONOUR,  AT INFANTRY CORPS IN JAJI, KADUNA,

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Kenneth Minimah, has said that officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army will soon be kitted with new sets of uniforms to differentiate them from impostors. General Minimah, who made the announcement at the end of his official tour of army formations in Lagos ... Read More »

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 »

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