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Boko Haram: Army Uncovers Smear Campaign Plot, Arrests Two Officers

T.Y Buratai

The Nigerian Army said it has arrested two soldiers with intent to launch a smear campaign against the Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Tukur Buratai and the ongoing war against Boko Haram. The Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, said in a statement yesterday that the army is also a prime ... Read More »

Army Arrests Three More Wanted Boko Haram Kingpins In Yobe


The Nigerian Army has arrested three more Boko Haram kingpins declared among the most 100 wanted suspects. The 27 Task Force Brigade Commander, Col. Dahiru Bako, disclosed at a news conference in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital yesterday. He said one of the suspects was arrested in Jakusko while two others ... Read More »

Army, Police Arrest Two More Wanted Suspected Terrorists


Troops of 101 Task Force Battalion, 7 Division Garrison of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday arrested yet another wanted Boko Haram terrorists’ leader, the spokesperson for the Army, Sani Usman, has said. The suspect, who gave his name as Abubakar Sadiq, works as a guard to one Muhammad Daggash, and ... Read More »

Ekiti Poll: ‘How Military, DSS Operatives Harassed, Intimidated Opposition’ – APC


The All Progressives Congress Chairman in Ekiti State, Chief Olajide Awe, has said the role of the Nigerian Army during the June 22, 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State was “better imagined than experienced”. The Ekiti APC chair and 14 others yesterday appeared before the Army panel of inquiry investigating ... Read More »

Troops Arrest Another Terrorist Kingpin, Discover Boko Haram IEDs Factory In Borno


The Nigerian Army said it arrested another suspected Boko Haram terrorist kingpin, Mr John Trankil, at Kasuwar Shanu area of Maiduguri metropolis yesterday. The Media Coordinator, Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Tukur Gusau, said this in a statement in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Monday. “Troops of 7 Division Garrison ... Read More »

Pro-Biafra Protests: Army Warns IPOB, MASSOB, Others Against Secession


The Nigerian Army has warned secessionists against agitating for the country’s break-up. The General Officer Commanding, 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Hassan Umaru, gave the warning on Monday at a press conference in Maxwell Kobe Cantonment, Rukuba, Plateau State. Apart from Boko Haram insurgents in the North ... Read More »

ICC Cites Eight War Crimes Against Army, Boko Haram

Boko Haram killed

Indications emerged on Saturday that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is citing the Nigerian Army for two possible war crimes in the ongoing war against Boko Haram. Also cited for six war crimes is the terrorist sect, which has been responsible for over 10,000 deaths and displacement of million others ... Read More »

Army Leadership Lost Its Integrity The Day Minimah Said Buhari Didn’t Have WASC – Defence Minister

Muhammadu Buhari-Certificate

The newly appointed Minister of Defence, Brig.-Gen. Monsur Dan-Ali (retd.), on Friday recalled the controversy that surrounded President Muhammadu Buhari’s secondary school certificate during the political campaigns and berated the then leadership of the Nigerian Army under Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah. Dan-Ali said he could not understand how the former ... Read More »

Troops Clear IEDs Along Borno Road


The Nigerian Army has cleared Improvised Explosive Devices buried along the road linking new Marte, Dogongida and Kerenowa in Borno. This is contained in a statement issued by Tukur Gusau, the Media Coordinator of Operation Lafiya Dole, in Maiduguri on Wednesday. “The 5 Brigade of the Nigerian Army after clearing ... Read More »

Army Panel On Alleged Involvement Of Soldiers In Politics Begins Sitting In Kaduna


T​he Nigerian Army on Monday unveiled a five-man panel of inquiry to investigate and make appropriate recommendations on alleged involvement in partisan politics by some soldiers and officers during the 2015 general elections in the country. A “high powered” Board of Inquiry was set up by the Nigerian Army on ... Read More »

Counter-Insurgency Operation: Army Sets Up Media Centre In Maiduguri


As part of its drive for proper information dissemination in the counter-insurgency operation in the northeast, the Nigerian Army has established a media centre for Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The Centre, which was commissioned by GOC of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Lamidi Adeosun on behalf of ... Read More »

Troops Destroy Five More Boko Haram Camps, Kills Two [Photos]


The Nigerian Army on Wednesday night took the counter-insurgency operation in the Northeast a notch higher with the destruction of another set of 5 terrorist camps in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State. Marte was one of the LGAs Governor Kashim Shettima claimed Boko Haram was still in control ... Read More »

Troops Kill 4 Insurgents, Clear Duwabafi Primary School Camp In Borno

Nigerian Soldiers

Troops of the Nigerian Army in offensive patrols killed four Boko Haram Terrorists in a gun battle at Duwabafi village primary school in Borno State. This was contained in a statement Monday morning by army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman. According to the army spokesman, the terrorists, who were holed up ... Read More »

Troops Kill 30 Boko Haram Terrorists, Rescue 338 Captives

Boko Haram captives

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said troops at fringes of Sambisa forest have rescued about 338 people held by Boko Haram insurgents. The Army in a statement issued by its Acting Director of Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, disclosed that troops killed over 30 militants. The statement reads, “Troops ... Read More »

Troops Destroy Over “20 Well-Fortified Terrorist Camps” In Borno


The Nigerian Army on Saturday announced that troops from its 5th Brigade has “comprehensively destroy (sic) all Boko Haram camps and enclaves at the border towns of Kerenowa and Chikun Gudu as well as their contiguous villages in Borno State”. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said “during ... Read More »

Embrace Peace Now Or Risk Grave Consequences, Army Issues Final Warning To Boko Haram


The Nigerian Army on Tuesday issued what it called its third and final warning to members of the Boko Haram sect to surrender or risk grave consequences. This is in addition to the Army’s call on the international community to tell the insurgents to embrace peace and desist from terrorist ... Read More »

Army Set Up Panel To Probe Personnel’s Role In Ekiti, Osun 2014 Guber Polls


The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said it had constituted “a high powered” Board of Inquiry to probe alleged malpractices and involvement of its personnel in the 2014 Ekiti and Osun States governorship elections. Earlier this year, audio recordings and transcripts of secret meetings between some prominent chieftains of the Peoples ... Read More »

Why We Dismissed, Jailed Brigadier General Ransome-Kuti – Army

Brigadier General EA Ransome-Kuti

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the dismissal of Brigadier General EA Ransome-Kuti from the army. Ransome-Kuti was commander of the Multi-National Joint Task Force in Maiduguri, Borno State until his arrest earlier this year for reportedly withdrawing his men from Baga, on the shores of Lake Chad; a move that ... Read More »

Army Nabs 10 Suspected Boko Haram Fuel Suppliers In Jigawa

Boko Haram-suspects

The Joint Task Force (Operation Salama) in Jigawa, has arrested 10 suspected suppliers of fuel to Boko Haram members in Birniwa local government area of the state. Brig.-Gen. Hamisu Hassan of Command 3 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, in charge of Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states, made the disclosure on ... Read More »

We Didn’t Blame Navy, Army For FESTAC Town Banks Robbery – Police


The zonal command headquarters of the Nigeria Police in Lagos on Friday debunked reports that it blamed the Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Army for the successful banks’ robbery that took place in FESTAC town on Thursday. CSP Adebowale Lawal, the Zone 2 Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), made the clarification ... Read More »