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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

Chief of Air Staff-Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar

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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Troops Kill Notorious Boko Haram Leader, 18 Others In Borno

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The Nigerian Army yesterday said troops on Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-east, killed 19 Boko Haram members including an Ameer at Chukungudu, Borno State. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said the insurgents, including the Ameer, were killed when troops of 22 Brigade Garrison and 153 Task …

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Troops Clear Boko Haram Insurgents In Borno, Recover IEDs – Army

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The Nigerian Army on Thursday said one soldier paid the supreme sacrifice when troops of the 112 Battalion on patrol from Mafa to Dikwa in Borno State, ran into an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in Ajiri village. The Army in a statement by Major NC Agwu, said although the …

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77 Boko Haram Insurgents Surrender In Borno

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Seventy seven Boko Haram insurgents have laid down their arms and surrendered to troops of the 122 Task Force Battalion on Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno State. The Nigerian Army, which made the announcement yesterday in a statement by its spokesman, Sani Usman, said the insurgents have been moved to …

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Nigerian Army Lied, None Of Our Members Arrested – Niger Delta Avengers

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The new militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, which has claimed responsibility for recent bombings of oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta, has denied the Nigerian Army’s claim that its members were arrested. The 4th Brigade, Nigerian Army, had on Sunday paraded 10 suspected militants specialised in disruption of …

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Why We Shot At Protesting MASSOB, IPOB Members – Army

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The Nigerian Army said its troops, alongside other security agencies, acted in self-defence and in defence of lives and property of peace-loving Nigerians when it shot dead at least five members of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on …

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Army Declares Curfew On Niger Community As Religious Violence Claims 4 Lives

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The Nigerian Army has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on Pandogari in Rafi local government area of Niger state, following the outbreak of religious violence in the area. The violence resulted in the killing on Sunday of a 24-year-old trader identified as Mr. Methodus Chimaije Emmanuel, who was accused …

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Soldier, Four Civilians Killed Near Military Checkpoint In Borno

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The Nigerian Army has announced the death on Sunday of a soldier and four civilians in Borno State. They were killed when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) buried close to a military checkpoint exploded along Bui-Damboa road in Borno, a statement by the Army spokesman, Sani Usman, said. Mr. Usman, …

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