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Soldier, Four Civilians Killed Near Military Checkpoint In Borno


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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Boko Haram’s Chief Bomb Maker Killed By Shekau’s Bodyguard, Replacement Goes Blind – Army


The Nigerian Army on Monday said Boko Haram’s “chief bomb maker” has been shot dead. The Army said the chief bomb maker, whose name was not given, was shot dead on Monday by one of the body guards to the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, as he was about to …

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Troops Foil Attempt By Suicide Bomber To Attack Maiduguri Mosque | Graphic Image

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The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said troops of 7 Division Garrison and dedicated Civilian JTF averted an attempt by Boko Haram to unleash a suicide bomber on “peaceful” residents of Sulaimanti community, outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State. The Army said the troops and Civilian JTF were maintaining security and vigilance …

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Boko Haram Terrorists Abandon Huts As Troops Advance Deeper Into Sambisa Forest – Army Spokesman


Troops of the 21 Brigade, 7 Division, Nigerian Army have sustained their offensive operations against Boko Haram terrorists still hiding in the Sambisa forest, the army headquarters said Monday. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said in a statement that more camps were cleared as troops ventured deeper …

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Starvation: Three Boko Haram Kingpins, 13 Others Surrender To Troops In Borno

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Sixteen suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Balazala and Ahamdaga Makaranta villages in Dure district of Borno State, have surrendered to troops of the Nigerian Army. They include three ameers (leaders) in the sect hierarchy: Hamidu Buba (ameer of tailors), Musa Buba (ameer of mechanics), and Ali Idrissa (ameer of carpenters), …

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Nigerian Army Inaugurates Special Court Martial To Try Two Major-Generals

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The Nigerian Army on Thursday inaugurated a Special Court Martial to try two of its officers for undisclosed offences. The Judge Advocate, Ibrahim Musa, a colonel, administered the oath on the president of the Special Court Martial, James Gbum, an Air Vice-Marshal, and three others. Mr. Musa said the purpose …

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Army Arrests Suspected Killers Of Gen. Shuwa In Kano

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The Nigerian Army yesterday paraded the suspected killers of Gen. Mohammed Shuwa (retd), a hero of the Nigerian Civil War. Shuwa, who was the first General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division, which he also commanded during the war, was shot dead at his residence in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital …

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Why Troops’ Allowances Were Delayed – Army

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The Nigerian Army has explained the reasons behind the delay of operations allowance to soldiers, which was said to be affecting the fight against insurgency in the North East. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, in a statement on Thursday, said the delay was due to “minor” …

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Fleeing Terrorists Plant Landmines On Farmlands As Troops Kill Boko Haram Kingpin, 6 Others In Borno


Troops of the 7 Brigade, 8 Task Force Division of the Nigerian Army, who were on clearance operation around Gratte in Kukawa LGA of Borno State yesterday killed seven Boko Haram militants including a notorious kingpin popularly known as the Albani of Monguno, the army said. The army spokesman, Col. …

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Boko Haram Now Have New Uniforms – Army | Photos

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The Nigerian Army on Tuesday alerted the general public to the existence of new uniforms used by Boko Haram Terrorists. The Army, in a statement by its spokesperson, Sani Usman, said troops of 22 Brigade Garrison and elements of 3 Battalion that went out on long range fighting patrol on …

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Zaria Clash: We Handed Over ‘Few’, Not 347 Dead Bodies To Kaduna Govt For Mass Burial – Army


The Nigerian Army has refuted the claim that it handed over to the Kaduna State Government 347 dead bodies of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi’ites, for mass burial. The bodies were those of victims of the December 12-14, 2015 clash between soldiers of …

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Troops Ambush ‘Relocating’ Boko Haram Insurgents In Borno

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Gallant troops of the 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion, 25 Brigade yesterday ambushed suspected Boko Haram militants escaping from the Sambisa forest to Fulawani village in Borno State, the Nigerian Army said. A statement issued by the army spokesman, Sani Usman, said the militants were trying to link …

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Dusk To Dawn Curfew Still In Force In Maiduguri – Army


The Nigerian Army said on Friday that the curfew imposed on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital between 9pm and 6am was still in force. This is contained in a statement issued in Maiduguri by Mustpaha Anka, the deputy director, Army Public Relations. The Army warned that drastic action would be …

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[photos] Troops Make ‘Unprecedented Catch’ With Arrest Of Four Boko Haram Kingpins

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The Nigerian Army has announced that troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Task Force Brigade on Friday made an “unprecedented catch” with the arrest of four key strategists for the extremist Boko Haram sect. A statement by the spokesperson for the Army, Sani Usman, said the Boko Haram kingpins were arrested …

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Troops On Clearance Operations Kill 10 Boko Haram Members At Bulari


Troops of the 21 Brigade, Nigerian Army, on clearance operations at Bulari, Tori 1, 2 and 3 in Borno State on Thursday, successfully cleared the general area of remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists. A statement issued by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said during the operation, 10 …

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Nigerian Army Dissociates From Planned Solidarity Rallies For Success Over Boko Haram

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The Nigerian Army has dissociated itself from a proposed solidarity rally being organised by some civil groups to celebrate the “successes” being achieved over Boko Haram in the ongoing counter-insurgency operations in the Northeastern part of the country. The Army was reacting to the recent disclosure by a group – …

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Boko Haram Ambush GOC’s Convoy In Maiduguri – Army

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The Nigerian Army said Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday ambushed the convoy of the Acting General Officer Commanding, GOC, 7 Division, Maiduguri, Brig.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu. The Army in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Sani Usman, said that “the leading elements of the Acting General Officer Commanding, GOC, 7 Division …

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Shi’ites Made Life Unbearable For Zaria Residents For 20 Years, Says ZEDA


The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the Kaduna State Government into the December 12 clash in between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, and soldiers of the Nigerian Army yesterday heard how members of the movement had been making life unbearable for residents of Zaria. The …

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Troops Recover Large Cache Of Arms, Ammunition In Borno, Engage Boko Haram In Fierce Battle


The Nigerian Army Monday announced that troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and some Civilian JTF on a clearance patrol to Brogozo-Alagarno general area, discovered large cache of arms and ammunition concealed by Boko Haram Terrorists. The discovery, the Army said, was based on a tip off. In a statement by …

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22 Boko Haram Terrorists Killed, Three Sect Commanders Arrested In Borno – Army

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The Army headquarters on Tuesday said that the ongoing clearance operations by the military in Borno State has continued to yield positive results with the killing of 22 Boko Haram terrorists and the capture of three commanders of the sect in the state. This was contained in a statement signed …

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