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7 Militants In Bakassi Killed By Troops

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Nigerian army troops on Friday killed seven militants in Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State. According to a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer (APRO) of the 13 brigade, Nigerian army, Calabar, Captain Kayode Owolabi, the militants were killed after a failed attack on the position of the …

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Troops Kill 7 Suspected Militants In Cross-River

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Troops from the 13 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Calabar, on Friday killed seven armed militants at Efut Esighi in Bakassi local government area of Cross River State. The Army Public Relations Officer, Capt. Kayode Owolabi, who disclosed this to journalists in Calabar, said the militants attacked the army post in Efut …

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Troops Kill 9 Boko Haram Members In Borno

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The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, killed nine suspected terrorists at Bulabulin, Borno. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said in a statement that the troops had also wounded several others in the fight, which lasted for about an hour. “The troops’ hand …

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Nigerian Army Launches Campaign To Rescue Boko Haram Abductees

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“Operation Rescue Final” will be launched soon by the Nigerian Army to rescue all Boko Haram abductees, it has been said. Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai made this known on Wednesday when he was paid a visit by the House of Representatives Committee on Army which was led by its Chairman, …

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Army Debunks Claims Of Boko Haram Hoisting Flag In Villages

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  The Nigerian army has debunked claims that Boko Haram insurgents hoisted their flag in three villages in Borno state. Earlier reports had claimed that the Islamist militants overran villages of Kubirivour, Boftari and Kuburmbalah and killed at least eight people during their raid. Reports also claimed that the militants retook …

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Why Shekau Must Release Chibok Schoolgirls Unconditionally – Army

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The Nigerian Army has demanded the immediate and unconditional release of over 200 abducted Chibok School girls by disputed Boko Haram leader, Abubabar Shekau. The Army made the call in response to the video released yesterday by Shekau, in which he reiterated the terrorist group’s demand for a swap deal. …

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Boko Haram IED Kills 4 Soldiers, Injures 16 Others In Borno – Army

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Three soldiers and an officer of the Nigerian Army have died after the vehicle they were riding in ran into an Improvised Explosive Device and ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State. The Army, in a statement by its spokesperson, Sani Usman, early Monday morning, said troops of Operation …

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Troops Repel Boko Haram Attacks In Borno, Kill 15 Insurgents

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Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole Task Force Battle Group and Multinational Joint Task Force in Abadam village in Borno State dealt decisively with suspected members of Boko Haram that attempted to attack their location. In a statement by the Nigerian Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the attack, was launched …

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Edo Election: Nigerian Army To Deploy Drones To Monitor Activities

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The Nigeria Army has said it would deploy drones to monitor activities of hoodlums during the September 28 governorship election in Edo State. It said the use of drones would be to ensure a free and fair election. Commander of the 4 Brigade Nigeria Army, Brigadier-General Raji Benbela, who displayed …

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Army Rescues 43 Persons, Recover 500 Cows From Boko Haram In Borno

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The Nigerian Army troops on Sunday morning said it rescued 43 kidnapped persons and recovered 500 cows from fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in Mafa, Borno State. This is contained in a statement by the Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, he said that eight suspected Boko Haram insurgents abducted some cattle …

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Troops Arrest Another Militant Kingpin, “Abuja Daddy” In Cross River

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The Nigerian Army has confirmed the arrest of Victory Benjamin (aka Abuja Daddy and G3), said to be a “high ranking militant kingpin” in Cross River State. The Army said the militant kingpin was arrested by troops from 13 Brigade, 82 Division, Enugu. In a statement issued by its spokesman, …

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Demoted Army Officer To Appeal Court Martial’s Verdict

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A Major General in the Nigerian Army, Patrick Adebayo Falola, who was demoted to the rank of Brigadier-General by a military court martial last Friday, has vowed to appeal the verdict. A Special Court Martial headed by Air Vice Marshal James Gbum, found him guilty of unlawfully admitting foreign students …

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Troops Kill Female Suicide Bomber In Borno

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Troops of the Nigerian Army on Sunday shot dead a suspected female suicide bomber in a failed attack in Dikwa Local government Area of Borno State. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, stated this in a statement on Monday. According to the statement, the suspect’s planned attacked was …

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Soldiers Arrest Suspected Kidnapper Of 3-Year-Old Girl In Abia

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Three persons have been apprehended by the troops attached to the 144 Battalion, Asa, Ukwa West council area of Abia State, over the attempted kidnap of a 3-year- old baby at Abayi Umuokoroato community, Obingwa council area The suspects identified as Chimeremeze Nwauzo, Chinatu Nwauzo and Chinedu Appolos were said …

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Troops Kill 7 Kidnappers, Destroy Camps In Bauchi

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Troops of 33 Brigade Nigerian Army on fighting patrol on Friday, encountered suspected kidnappers at Lame Burra forest near Dutsen Ganye, Gunduru and Kati Layin villages, Bauchi State. A statement from Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman on Saturday, said during a heavy exchange of fire, the troops killed 7 of the …

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Special Court Martial Demotes Major General To Brigadier General

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A Special Court Martial of the Nigerian Army has demoted the Director, 68 Reference Hospital, Yaba, in Lagos State, Major General Patrick Falola, to the rank of Brigadier General. The demotion follows the conviction of the Major General who was accused of unlawfully admitting students for clinical training without due …

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I Wasn’t Arrested By Security Agents – Salkida

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Ahmed Salkida, the Dubai-based Nigerian citizen journalist with close ties to the leadership of the Boko Haram sect, has denied reports that he was arrested. Salkida, who was declared wanted alongside two others last month by the Nigerian Army following his release of a Boko Haram video showing some of …

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Troops Arrest Wanted Boko Haram Terrorist, Two Others

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A Boko Haram suspect, who is number 105 on the wanted list of the Nigerian Army, has been arrested by troops in Yobe State. The suspect, Muhammed Bulama, was arrested yesterday alongside two other suspected Boko Haram terrorists, Ardo Abba Muhammed and Muhammadu Kaigama. A statement issued by the Acting …

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Troops Arrest Suspected Niger Delta Avengers’ Kingpin, Ex-Militant Leader

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The Nigerian Army has said troops of 4 Brigade, Benin, have arrested one Mr. Gabriel Ogbudje (an ex-militant leader) and the alleged leader of the ‘Outgas Fire Force’, a militant group threatening to attack Utorogu Gas Plant in Delta State. The Army spokesman, Sani Usman, in a statement on Wednesday, …

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DHQ Denies Knowledge Of Salkida’s Arrest

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Monday denied knowledge of the whereabouts of a citizen journalist, Ahmed Salkida, declared wanted by the Nigerian Army over alleged ties with Boko Haram. Mr. Salkida, a Nigerian based in Dubai, who has extensively covered the Boko Haram insurgency and believed to have access to …

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