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Troops Ambush Boko Haram In Borno, Seize Ammunition, Others

Boko Haram Ammunition

The Nigerian Army has said troops of 212 Tank Battalion, 29 Task Force Brigade, early on Wednesday morning laid an ambush on some Boko Haram insurgents at a major cattle market in Gwai Mainari around Mainok general area. Mainok is located in Kaga LGA of Borno State. A statement by …

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Attack On Oil Facilities: Army To Engage N/Delta Communities In Dialogue

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The Nigerian Army has said it will dialogue with communities in the Niger Delta region on the need to put an end to the bombing of oil installations in their domain whenever a disagreement ensues between them and oil companies operating in the region. The Commander, 2 Brigade, Nigerian Army, …

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Desertion: Army Resumes Court Martial Of 8 Officers

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Seven officers including a Brigadier General, two Colonels and four Lieutenant Colonels yesterday appeared before the Court Martial Board of the Nigerian Army in Lagos. The army officers that appeared at the court martial are – Gen. J.O. Komolafe, Colonels I.B. Maina and I.A. Aboi, Lieutenant Colonels N.N. Orok, C.A. …

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‘Declare Your Assets’, Buratai Orders Army Officers

Chief of Army Staff-Tukur Buratai

In a move that is set to cause disquiet in the top brass of the Nigerian Army, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai yesterday, ordered all officers under his command to declare their assets immediately. The order came on the heels of recent revelations by a presidential …

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Wike Urges Army To Shun Overtures From Politicians To Act Wrongly

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Governor of Rivers State, Barrister Nyesom Wike has advised the Nigerian Army to shun overtures from politicians to act against their constitutional responsibilities. Giving the advice yesterday at Government House, Port Harcourt, when he played host to the General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Enugu, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, Governor Wike assured …

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Buhari Orders Reinstatement Of Ex-GOC Whose Soldiers Mutinied Against Him In Maiduguri

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Nigerian Army to immediately reinstate Major General Ahmed Muhammed, the erstwhile General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7th Division of the Army, Maiduguri, Borno State. Maj.-Gen. Mohammed, it would be recalled was relieved of his command when soldiers under his command mutinied against him in 2014. Following …

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12,000 Soldiers To Be Recruited Annually For Next Eight Years – Buratai

Chief of Army Staff-Tukur Buratai

Beginning from 2016, the Nigerian Army will recruit more soldiers until its current numerical strength is doubled by year 2024, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has said. The army chief said under his command, the Nigerian Army will embark on the ambitious expansion programme to address …

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Boko Haram: Army Establishes 8th Division In Northern Borno

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has announced the establishment of the Nigerian Army 8th Division to be located in the northern part of Borno State. Buratai made this known Wednesday in a lecture at the National Defence College, Abuja, titled “Nigerian Army: Challenges and Future Perspectives”. …

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[OPINION] Army vs Shi’ites: When Lawlessness Becomes The New Law By Ayodele Daniel (2)

Islamic Movement

Concluding part of Army vs Shi’ites: When Lawlessness Becomes The New Law By Ayodele Daniel (1) Why was this so? Back then, like about 20 years ago or there about, whenever crisis was to break out in Zaria, it was always after the prayers and if memory serves me right, …

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Though Boko Haram Has Been Defeated, We’ll Continue To Maintain Vigilance – Buratai

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai has said the Nigerian Army has defeated Boko Haram. He also commended the Army for crushing insurgency in the north east. Buratai made the declaration at the weekend while laying the foundation stone for the new Brigade headquarters complex at the …

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[OPINION] Army vs Shi’ites: When Lawlessness Becomes The New Law By Ayodele Daniel (1)

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I was born in Zaria, Kaduna State over 30 years ago and have lived virtually all my life in the historic town of the Warrior Queen, therefore, when I write about your average Nigerian soldier or the Shi’ite sect for instance, I do so not from hearsay or second-hand information …

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Army Will No Longer Tolerate Reinstated Soldiers’ Acts Of Indiscipline, Unprofessional Conducts – Spokesman

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The Nigerian army has reacted angrily to allegations of mistreatment by the 3,032 soldiers pardoned last August and recently reintegrated into the army after they were dismissed, saying the claims were untrue. We reported yesterday that the soldiers, who were dismissed from service over alleged offenses committed during counter insurgency …

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Military Alert Borno Residents Over Boko Haram’s Plan To Use Beggars For Attacks

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The Theater Command of Operation Lafiya Dole of the Nigerian Army on Friday alerted Borno residents on a planned attack by Boko Haram terrorists using beggars and other strategies. Col. Mustapha Anka, the Media Coordinator of the Theater, made this known in a statement in Maiduguri. Anka said “the attention …

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We Intercepted And Destroyed Boko Haram Suicide Bombers In Maiduguri – Army

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The Nigerian Army has debunked reports that Boko Haram Terrorists last night, attacked Aladuwari village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The spokesperson of the Army’s Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Mustapha Anka, said the blasts heard were not suicide bombings but controlled explosions by anti-bomb operatives. “This …

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Troops Successfully Repel Boko Haram Attack As Two Female Suicide Bombers Attack Maiduguri

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Despite claims by the All Progressives Congress-led federal government that Boko Haram has been crushed and the war against insurgency “technically won”, the Borno State capital, Maiduguri, on Sunday came under heavy attack from the terrorists. Although soldiers of the Nigerian Army successfully repelled the terrorists, two female suicide bombers …

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7 Boko Haram Bomb Making Experts Arrested In Kaduna – Army

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The Nigerian Army on Sunday said seven suspected Boko Haram terrorists, who specialize in bomb and Improvised Explosive making Devices, have been arrested in Kaduna. The army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, in a statement said ‎”the terrorists were arrested in Kaduna after painstaking surveillance and proactive intelligence operations over period …

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Zaria Killings: Three Persons Rescued Alive After 72 Hours Under Shi’ite Headquarters Rubble

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The Kaduna State government on Friday announced that three people were rescued alive after spending three days under the rubble in the aftermath of clash between the Nigerian Army and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria in Zaria two weeks ago. It, however, said three other people were found …

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Zaria Killings: Army Warns Shi’ite Movement Against Inciting Comments

Islamic-Movement-Members-Ibraheem-Zakzaky

The Nigerian Army has warned members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, to desist from making misleading comments, capable of breaching public peace and order. This is contained in a statement issued by Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). “The Army …

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Troops Kill Maiduguri-Bound Suicide Bombers – Army

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Four would-be suicide bombers were on Wednesday killed by troops near a checkpoint on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, the Nigerian Army has said. The Nigerian Army said one of the four female bombers died when she detonated her explosive vest, while the three others were gunned …

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Shi’ites Leader, El-Zakzaky, Wife In Our Custody – Army

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky

The Nigerian Army yesterday confirmed it had arrested leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenatu. The movement on Sunday said its leader’s wife, Zeenatu, had been killed along with several others in the massive military crackdown on its headquarters. Disputing the claim in …

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