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Four military vehicles missing after Boko Haram attack

The Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram were on Thursday put on high alert after four military vehicles went missing during a raid on an army post in the restive northeast. A message sent to all military bases across the region called for “all units and troops to remain at alert …

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Nigerian Army suffers Boko Haram attack – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has also lamented on the loss incurred by the Nigerian Army in trying to fight the Boko Haram sect in Nigeria, he said the Nigerian army has also suffered “tragic human loss. ” Buratai said this on Sunday in his remarks …

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Nigerian Army placed on red alert against Boko Haram threat attack on Abuja

There are strong indications that the Nigerian Army will deploy more troops in the major highways in the FCT, anytime from now to forestall any attack during the Yuletide. Although, the army has not officially made a statement, Saturday PUNCH learnt from sources that the army had placed its troops, …

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Nigeria Army replaces Operation Lafiya Dole Commander

The officer leading the Army troops fighting Boko Haram, has been replaced by the Nigerian army on Thursday, after a recent surge in deadly attacks in the country’s remote northeast. “A new commander has been appointed for Operation Lafiya Dole,” army spokesman Brigadier General Sani Usman said in a statement, …

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Nigerian Army capture three Boko Haram terrorists

The Nigerian Army said on Saturday that its troops killed three Boko Haram insurgents at Gajibo village in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State. Onyema Nwachukwu, the deputy director, Army Public Relations, Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri. Mr. Nwachukwu, a colonel, …

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Nigerian troops kill 14 Boko Haram terrorists, rescue 30 civilians

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday killed 14 Boko Haram insurgents in clearance operations in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. This was confirmed by Brig.- Gen. Sani Kukasheka, Director Army Public Relations, said this in a statement issued in Maiduguri. Kukasheka said that the troops also rescued …

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Boko Haram kills three army officials in Borno

Three  soldiers of the Nigerian Army have been confirmed dead after facing off in a fight with Boko Haram members after the insurgents invaded an army base and Magumeri community in Borno State. An army spokesperson, Timothy Antigha, said the attack occurred on Saturday evening, with six other soldiers injured …

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Nigerian Army gives Soldiers ultimatum to learn Nigeria’s major languages before 2019

Officials of the Nigerian Army have been ordered to be proficient in Nigeria’s three major languages before 2019. This was confirmed in a statement by its spokesperson, Brigadier General Sani Usman, on Wednesday directed the soldiers to immediately commence the learning of Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba as part of the …

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Nigerian Army assault electronics dealer in Ikorodu

Some officials of the Nigerian Army look to have ended the vision of an electronics dealer in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, identified as Lukman Lambo, the injury was allegedly inflicted on him by soldiers, who also dragged him on the street. It was said that the girlfriend of …

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Nigerian Army promotes 136 officers to generals

The Nigerian Army has promoted 136 senior officers to generals, those promoted include 45 brigadier generals who were promoted to major generals. Also, 92 colonels were promoted to brigadier generals. A statement from the army spokesperson, Sani Usman, confirmed the promotions. Read the full statement from Mr. Usman, a brigadier …

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Nigeria troops to receive outstanding allowances this week – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday, assured troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole that their two months outstanding operational allowances would be paid this week. Buratai said that the Ministry of Defence had released funds for the payment of the troops’ outstanding logistics and operational allowances …

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Brave Soldier writes President Buhari over the state of Nigerian Military

A letter attached to the Operation Lafiya Dole, the military anti-insurgency operation in the North-East, to President Muhammadu Buhari, has gone viral on the social media. The anonymous soldier, who claimed to be a private writing from Damaturu, Yobe State, alleged that the soldiers in the frontline were being poorly …

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President Buhari approves public fund for Nigeria’s fallen heroes

Nigerian veterans and fallen heroes received support from President Muhammadu Buhari after he lauched the 2018 Emblem and Appeal Fund in Abuja. The president was accompanied to the event of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, top government officials, service chiefs and the Inspector General of …

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Boko Haram sect intercepted by Nigeria troops in Borno

Nigerian troops intercepted a Boko Haram suicide bomb squad on Friday and killed five terrorists at different locations in Borno north, the Army said on Saturday. Sani Usman, brigadier general and army spokesman, in a statement, said the intercepted bomb at Ngalle village where one terrorist was killed “could have …

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123 officers promoted by the Nigerian Army

Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman the Director of Army Public Relations confirms the promotion of 123 officers. In a statement from his office, ‘pursuant to the powers conferred on the Army Council by virtue of sections 10 (1) and 11(b) of the Armed Forces Act CAP A20 Laws of the …

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Soldier and Youth clash, two persons confirmed dead

Two persons were said to have been shot during a clash between soldiers and some youths in Sopp Village, in the Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State. Although details were still sketchy as of press time, our correspondent learnt that the youths were protesting against alleged poisoning of a …

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Boko Haram kill three (3 ) soldiers in latest ambush

Boko Haram ambushed a military convoy in Damboa, Borno State, on Thursday, killing at least three soldiers. The attack would be the second against the military within a week as last Friday, one soldier was killed while nine others were injured when the terrorists overran a military base in Marte, …

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Nigerian Army take over Borno State from Boko Haram

The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, a counter insurgency operation in North-east Nigeria, Ibrahim Attahiru has confirmed that the Nigerian Army have taken over every local government area in Borno State. Mr. Attahiru, a major general, said the activities of the troops under his command have brought “despondency” on …

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Nigerian Army crush down 40 Boko Haram members

The Nigerian Army said it had killed a total of 40 Boko Haram insurgents, arrested 18 and rescued about 230 victims during combat in Sambisa forest in the last one month. The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, on Wednesday, told a press conference at the Command …

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Nigerian Soldier died in an accident, one day to her birthday

It was a day of mourning for the Nigerian Army after it was confirmed that a Soldier was killed in an accident involving her bike at Ebele, Port Harcourt yesterday, while heading out to buy items for a birthday today. Source: ( Instablog 9ja )

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