Tuesday , 30 August 2016

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Troops Raid Bunkerer Hide-out In Delta As ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ Continues


As part of the day 4 training exercise of the ongoing “Operation Crocodile Smile” in the Niger Delta, 4 Brigade troops of the Nigerian Army raided a suspected oil bunkerer and militant camps at Afiagbene in Burutu Local Government Area of DeltaState. but nobody was found. This is contained in a …

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Boko Haram: Army Usurped Police, SSS Statutory Powers By Declaring Civilians ‘Wanted’, Says Falana


Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, has faulted the decision by the Nigerian Army to declare three persons ‘wanted’ in connection with the war against Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast. The Army had over two weeks ago declared a citizen journalist, Ahmad Salkida; lawyer …

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Photos: Army Establishes School For the IDPs In Borno

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Troops of the 21 Brigade, 7 Division of the Nigerian Army has established a temporary school for children at the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in Bama, Borno State. A statement by the Acting Army spokesman, Sani Usman, said the project was aimed at enhancing “civil-military relations.” According to the …

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Troops Kill 5 N/Delta Militants, Arrest 23 In Military Operation


The Nigerian Army on Saturday said five suspected militants were killed when they attacked troops in operation “Crocodile Smile”, while numerous others were injured and 23 suspects arrested. Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, who disclosed this in a statement, also said the 133 Special Forces Battalion …

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New Boko Haram Base In Bauchi Dismantled By Army- Senator Isa Hamma

Isa Misau

The new Boko Haram base in Bauchi State, has been dismantled by the Nigerian Army, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isa Hamma Misau, has disclosed. Misau, who is the All Progressives Congress Senator representing Bauchi Central, had recently raised an alarm that Boko Haram militants were migrating …

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Abubakar Shekau Was ‘fatally Injured’ In Airstrike – Nigerian Army

Abubakar Shekau

The Nigerian army has said that several top Boko Haram fighters were killed in airstrikes carried out in Nigeria’s Northeastern region. Its most serious assertion was that factional leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau was ‘fatally wounded’ iin the airstrike. There have been false claims in the past of the …

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Another Illegal Oil Well Discovered In Lagos


The Nigerian Army and officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC have uncovered another illegal oil well in Lagos State. This came barely two weeks after the police and other security agencies discovered about 10 houses on Ibadan and Abeokuta streets in Ilasamaja axis of the state, …

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Army Launches Operation To End Insurgency In Bauchi


The Nigerian Army has launched an operation to flush out all insurgents and other criminal elements in Bauchi State forests. According to the Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade Bauchi, Brigadier General Abraham Dusu, the Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Yusuf Buratai, had directed the Brigade to carry out the operations after a …

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Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack, Kill 16


The Nigerian Army troops of Operation Lafiya Dole at harbour in Kangarwa, Borno State, at about 5:30pm on Sunday, repelled attacks from the Boko Haram terrorist groups, killing sixteen and injuring others. “The troops received an alert and rose to the occasion. They dealt a decisive on the insurgents, killing …

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I’ll Be In Nigeria In The Next Few Days – Salkida


Ahmad Salkida, a journalist people declared wanted by the Nigerian Army after the release of a video showing the abducted Chibok girls by Boko Haram, has said he is already preparing to return to the country to honour the invitation. SEE: New Boko Haram Video Shows Missing Chibok Girls Salkida released a …

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I Wasn’t Contacted By The Army Before Declaring Me Wanted – Ahmed Umar Bolori


The Nigerian Army declared three people wanted after terrorist group Boko Haram released a video on Sunday showing the abducted Chibok Girls. One of the people declared wanted has said that he was not contacted by the Army before he was declared wanted. Ambassador Ahmed Umar Bolori  wrote on his Facebook …

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Why We Declared Journalist, Two Others Wanted – Nigerian Army


The Nigerian Army has declared three persons wanted in connection with the Boko Haram insurgency and abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls. The wanted persons are Ahmed Salkida, a journalist also known as “Ambassador”, Ahmed Umar Bolori and the only female among them, Aisha Wakil. The Army declared them wanted following the …

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Arms Procurement Panel Traces N2bn To Ex-Army Chief’s Children

Azubuike Ihejirika-Kenneth Minimah

An investigation by the Presidential Committee on Audit of Defence Equipment Procurement from 2007 to 2015 (CADEP) has traced about N2billion, meant for the purchase of vehicles for the Nigerian Army, to the accounts of five children of a former Chief of Army Staff. The accounts, as at the time …

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Insurgents Planting Explosives On Troops’ Main Supply Route Arrested – Army

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Troops on operation Layifa Dole in Borno State have arrested four fleeing Boko Haram members discovered to be planting bombs on troops supply route, the Nigerian Army said on Friday. In a statement issued by its spokesperson, Sani Usman, the Nigerian Army said the arrest was possible following credible information …

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Islamic Movement Rejects Kaduna Judicial Panel Report

Nasir El-Rufai and Justice Mohammed Lawal Garba

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, (IMN) also known as Shi’ites, has rejected the report of the Justice Mohammed Lawal Garba-led Judicial Commission of Inquiry, set up by the Kaduna State Government to probe the December 12-14 clash between members of the movement and soldiers of the Nigerian Army in Zaria. …

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Four Officers,16 Soldiers Face Court Martial


Four officers and sixteen other ranks of the Nigerian Army are facing Court Martial over offences committed in the theatre of the Operation Lafiya Dole. Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Major General Victor Ezugwu inaugurated the Court Martial on Wednesday following a directive from the Army Headquarters. According to …

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Four Officers, 16 Soldiers Court-Martialed For Gun-Running In Maiduguri

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Four officers and 16 soldiers of the Nigerian Army have been arraigned before a court martial on charges of gun-running and murder. They were arraigned before the military court on Wednesday. The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Maiduguri, Brig.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu, while inaugurating the court martial at the …

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Report On Boko Haram Attacks In Imo, FCT, 7 Other States False – Army


A letter purportedly emanating from the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, warning of impending Boko Haram attacks in some states, has been dismissed as a hoax by the Nigerian Army. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, said yesterday that the letter did not come …

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Chibok School To Re-Open For Academic Activities September – Army


The Nigerian Army has expressed optimism that the Government Secondary School (GSS), Chibok, in Borno State will re-open for academic activities in September. The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu, who made this assumption on Saturday while briefing newsmen in Maiduguri, said this …

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Troops Thwart Boko Haram Attempted Attack On Borno Village

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The Nigerian Army announced on Monday that troops accompanied by members of the Civilian JTF blocked an attempt by Boko Haram terrorists to attack a village in the North Eastern state of Borno. The Acting Army Public Relations Officer, Colonel Sani, made the announcement in a statement yesterday. He said: …

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