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Troops Retake Gomboru Ngala From Boko Haram


The Nigerian Army says troops under Operation Lafiya Dole have retaken Gamboru Ngala in Borno State from Boko Haram terrorists, who had recaptured the town from the military after the community was initially liberated by troops. In a statement on Tuesday by Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani ... Read More »

Rivers Election Tribunal: APC Didn’t Collude With Army, DSS – Abe Replies PDP


Former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Magnus Abe, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party of making a malicious attempt to misinform President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of the Nigerian Army and the Department of State Services at the Rivers State National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal. Abe, ... Read More »

Troops Uncover Major Bomb-making Factory, Arrest Terrorist Leader, Two Others

Boko Haram

Troops of the 25 Task Force Brigade of the Nigerian Army have uncovered a major bomb-making factory and arrested a terrorist leader and two others, the Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, has said. Usman, a colonel, described the finding as “an unprecedented feat” in the fight against the extremist ... Read More »

Fake Army Major-General Terrorizing Imo Community Nabbed


One Samuel Ngozi, a native of Isiala Ngwa Local Government Area of Abia State, has been apprehended and paraded at the Imo State Police Headquarters, Owerri, for posing as a Major-General in the Nigerian Army. It was learnt that the fake army major had been a thorn in the flesh ... Read More »

Soldiers Storm Kaduna Govt House To Protest Sack


A group of sacked soldiers facing disciplinary action by the Nigerian Army for abandoning the battlefront in the Northeast, on Friday besieged the Kaduna State Government House to protest what they described as unfair treatment meted against them by the army authorities. The soldiers, who stormed the Government House at ... Read More »

Nigerian Army To Punish Soldiers Photographed Torturing Suspected Robber

Army Torture

The Nigerian Army has apprehended some soldiers who were photographed torturing a suspected armed robber at Mararaba, a suburb in Nasarawa State, near Abuja. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, in a statement on Monday, vowed that the Army would ensure that the soldiers involved were punished. ... Read More »

Nigerian Army is back, We’re Fully Back On Track, Buratai Says


The Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Tukur Buratai, said on Friday that the Nigerian Army was on track to effectively respond to emerging challenges associated with protecting the nation’s territory. Buratai said this while leading serving army personnel in Abuja to participate in the monthly ‘Route March Exercise’. He ... Read More »

Troops Rescue 178 From Boko Haram Captivity, Capture Commander Alive


The troops of 21 Brigade in conjunction with elements of 151 Task Force Battalion of 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, have rescued 178 people comprising 101 children, 67 women and 10 men, held captive by Boko Haram insurgents. Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Col Tukur Usman, ... Read More »

Nigerian Army Re-Engages Retired Officers As Consultants, Instructors

Artillery Corps

The Nigerian Army has re-engaged a number of its retired officers to serve as consultants and instructors at the Nigerian Army School of Artillery, Kachia, Kaduna state. Maj.-Gen. Lawrence Jokotola (retd.) on Friday said “This will no doubt greatly ensure the sharing of knowledge and expertise between serving and retired ... Read More »

DHQ Spokesman, Olukolade Affected In Shake-up As Army Redeploys 334 Senior Officers


The Nigerian Army has redeployed 334 senior officers. The redeployment of the senior officers was contained in a statement by acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, on Wednesday. The postings and appointments, which were approved by the Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Tukur Buratai, affected 37 Major ... Read More »

Army Arrests Errant Soldier On Shooting Spree In Yobe

TY Buratai

The authorities of the Nigerian Army have said the sporadic firing in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, on Tuesday evening was the handiwork of an errant soldier. The Army, which described the shooting as “act of indiscipline”, added that the errant soldier had been arrested. Read More »

Army, Zakzaky Group Bicker Over Alleged Attack Near Abuja

Ibrahim el-Zakzaky

The Nigerian Army yesterday debunked allegations that soldiers attacked the convoy of leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheik Ibraheem Zakzaky, along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway on Sunday. The movement had alleged in a statement credited to one Ibrahim Usman that heavily armed soldiers attacked the convoy of its leader, ... Read More »

Stop Being Defensive, Take The Battle To Boko Haram, Army Chief Charges Troops

TY Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Y. Buratai, yesterday charged officers and men of the Nigerian Army to take the fight to the dreaded Boko Haram sect and dislodge them. He said the era of waiting in defensive positions for the criminals to come and attack and run ... Read More »

Yusuf Takes Over From Omozoje As Commandant Of Guards Brigade In Abuja

Brigadier General Musa Yusuf

The Nigerian Army has appointed Brigadier General Musa Yusuf as Commandant of the elite Guards Brigade in Abuja. Brig.-Gen. Yusuf takes over from Brigadier General Anthony Omozoje, who was redeployed to command the 14th Brigade in Ohafia, Abia State. At a handing over ceremony yesterday in Abuja, the new Commandant ... Read More »

Army Special Forces Clear Damaturu-Biu Road of Land Mines

Nigerian Soldiers

The Nigerian military says it has successfully detonated land mines planted by Boko Haram insurgents along the Maiduguri-Biu Road. Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, who stated this in a statement on Sunday, declared the road safe for usage as adequate security had been provide to ensure safety ... Read More »

2015 Army Day celebration Commences Tomorrow, July 1


The Nigerian Army will mark the 2015 Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL 2015) between July 1 and July 6, 2015. This is contained in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman. Mr. Usman said the theme of this year’s Army ... Read More »

Army Present Cheques To Families Of Slain Soldiers In North-East


The Nigerian Army yesterday presented cheques to 62 families of officers and soldiers killed in counter insurgency operations in the North-East geopolitical zone of the country. The cheques were presented to families of the slain heroes at the Army Headquarters in Abuja by the Chief of Administration, Major General Adamu ... Read More »

Insurgency: Nigerian Army Collaborating With Foreign Militaries – Minimah


The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah, said the Nigerian Army is partnering with the military in Lake Chad Basin to fight terrorism. The Army Chief made this known when he visited Yola, the Adamawa State capital Wednesday, as part of the process of establishing a military command ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Minimah, Amosu Visit Maiduguri As Military Relocates Command And Control Centre

Army Chief-Air Chief

In compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive, top officials of the Nigerian Army and Air Force on Tuesday visited Maiduguri, Borno state capital, to personally assess and supervise the relocation of the Military Command and Control Centre. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah and the Chief of Air ... Read More »

Nigerian Army Denounce Fake Online Recruitment


The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said its attention had been drawn to the activities of a syndicate extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public under the guise of enlisting them into the army. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Acting Director of army Public Relations, Sani ... Read More »