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Four Soldiers, Commanding Officer Who Went Missing After Boko Haram Ambush, Rescued

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Five soldiers, including a unit commanding officer, earlier declared missing after running into an ambush laid by Boko Haram Terrorists at Guro Gongon, Alargamo area of Borno State, have been rescued, the Nigerian Army said on Saturday. The Army yesterday said 16 soldiers and three officers were missing after an …

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Nigerian Army Released 249 Suspected Boko Haram Insurgents Borno

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The Nigerian Army has freed 249 captured suspected Boko Haram terrorists and accomplices after being cleared by the Chief of Army Staff in Maiduguri on Sunday. Those cleared and released include 169 males, 46 women and 34 children. Further breakdown shows that 203 of them were from 18 Local Government …

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Troops Kill 11 Suspected Bandits In Zamfara – Army

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No fewer than 11 suspected armed bandits were killed in a gun battle with soldiers as troops of the 223 Battalion, Nigerian Army, raided their hideouts in Zamfara state on Saturday. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said the troops, who carried out the raids were on “live …

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Army/Shiite Clash: El-Rufai Vows Action As Panel Submits Report

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Friday vowed that anyone indicted by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the state government to look into the December 2015 clash between members of the Shiite sect and soldiers in Zaria, would be appropriately sanctioned. El-Rufai said this while receiving …

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Gallant Nigerian Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack In Kangarwa – Army

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An attack by suspected Boko Haram gunmen on Tuesday evening was successfully repelled by troops of 119 Task Force Battalion stationed in Kangarwa, northern Borno State, the Nigerian Army has said. A statement on Wednesday from army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, said the attack, which started at about 6.30pm, was …

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Troops Kill Two Female Suicide Bombers In Borno

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What could have been a tragedy was averted by vigilant troops early hours of Monday as they shot and killed two Boko Haram female suicide bombers attempting to attack Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Monguno, Borno State. The third female suicide bomber, who took a different route, detonated her explosives …

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We’ve Been Able To Tame Pipeline Vandals Around Lagos, Says Army Commander

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The nefarious activities of pipeline vandals around Lagos State have been drastically reduced and the hoodlums decimated, the Nigerian Army has said. Outgone Commander, 9 Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Bulama Biu stated this while handing over to his successor, Brig.-Gen. Sani Mohammed at the command’s headquarters on Thursday. Gen. Biu noted that despite …

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Army Probes ‘Cash-For-Soldiers-Escort’ Along Borno Highways

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Allegations of bribery leveled against soldiers on counter-insurgency operations in the North-East are currently being investigated, the Nigerian Army has said. Some soldiers have been accused of demanding financial gratification from civilians before escorting them on highways in Borno State. During the height of Boko Haram insurgency, the highway leading …

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5,000 Hostages Rescued From Boko Haram – Army

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The Nigerian Army on Saturday said about 5,000 people were rescued from the Boko Haram sect by soldiers and members of the vigilante, Civilian JTF. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, however, said a member of the Civilian JTF was killed on Saturday during the battles with the …

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Nigerian Army, Police To Investigate Shootout By Officers Over Rice In Borno

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The Nigerian Army and the Police have issued a joint statement condemning the shootout by their personnel in the Borno State Government House on Thursday during a feud over distribution of rice by the government to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs. We earlier reported here that the shootout occurred when policemen …

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Army Denies Coup Plot, Reaffirms Unalloyed Loyalty To Buhari

Tukur Buratai

The Nigerian Army has dismissed as false, claims by the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDLF) that some senior officers were plotting to overthrow the government of the day. The JNDLF, a consolidated group of militants, had in a statement yesterday alerted President Muhammadu Buhari to an alleged coup plot …

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Troops Intercept Members Of Boko Haram Families Fleeing Sambisa Forest

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The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said troops in the early hours of today sighted a group of persons at Liwanti village, along Damboa-Bulabulin road in Borno State. The troops, who were drawn from the 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion deployed at an observation post, received and treated the …

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Alleged Illegal Deduction Of Soldiers’ Salaries Unfounded – Army

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The Nigerian Army has denied reports that the salaries of soldiers in 1 Mechanized Division, Kawo, Kaduna State, had been illegally deducted. It described the report as false and unfounded. In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Abdul Usman, a colonel, on Thursday, the 1 Mechanized Division explained that the soldiers’ …

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Army Uncovers Boko Haram’s New Tactics Of Evading Surveillance

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The Nigerian Army on Thursday said it has uncovered how Boko Haram terrorists have been evading drones and surveillance aircraft. It said the terrorists concealed themselves by hiding in makeshift camps covered with shrubs. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, who revealed this new tactic in a statement …

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Air Force Deploys Additional Personnel To Northeast Today – Air Chief

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The Nigerian Air Force is set to deploy more personnel to the Northeast to swell the ranks of the Nigerian Army in the fight against insurgency in the region, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has said. The Air Chief, who made the disclosure Thursday in Kano …

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Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack In Borno State

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Soldiers of the Nigerian army have repelled a daring attack by the terrorist group, Boko Haram in Pulka Village, Borno state. Six Boko Haram fighters were killed in the attack on Sunday as men of the 121 Task Force if the 7 Division Nigerian Army stationed in the Gwoza Local …

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Army Decries Public Sentiments Over Retirement Of 38 Officers

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Amid unconfirmed reports in a section of the media that over 200 officers, mostly of southern origin and perceived loyalists of the immediate past administration were retired, the Nigerian Army has come out to deny the reports. A particular online medium stoked ethnic and religious sentiments over the retirement when …

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Soldiers Must Remain Loyal To The Federal Government – Buratai

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has advised officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army to embrace the tenets of professionalism and loyalty to the Federal government as core principles of their duties. Lt.-Gen. Buratai made the call at the Nigerian Army School of Artillery, Kachia, in …

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Troops Kill 3 Boko Haram Insurgents, Recover Over 300 Vehicles In Borno

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Troops of the Nigerian Army have in the last 48 hours carried out raids of various Boko Haram camps in Borno State, during which three insurgents were reportedly killed as soldiers rescued dozens of abducted civilians. The clearance operations, which took place mostly in the northern flank of Borno, led …

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We’ll Observe Ceasefire Despite Militants’ Sustained Attacks On Pipelines – Army

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The Nigerian Army on Wednesday reaffirmed its commitment to the two-week ceasefire declared by the Federal Government despite the continued attacks on oil installations by militants in the Niger Delta region. The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu, Ibrahim Attahiru, said this on Wednesday, while …

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