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2017 small arms championship to take place at Sambisa Forest – Army

The dreaded Sambisa Forest as been announced by the Nigerian Army as the venue where the 2017 small arms competition will take place this year. According to the Army’s chief of training and operations, David Ahmdu, a major general, said despite the defeat of Boko Haram and recapture of the …

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Teenage boy allegedly sodomised by Soldier

A 15-year-old boy, James Usar is said to have been sodomised by an official of the Nigerian Army, Corporal Bashir, serving with 72 Battalion, Makurdi, Benue State. Usar, who happens to be a mechanic apprentice,  lives in the Yagba area of North Bank, a suburb of Makurdi.  According to the …

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Over 900 Arms Destroyed by the Nigerian Army Discovered During Amnesty Programme

The Nigerian Army has destroyed over 900 arms and ammunition after a 60-day disarmament exercise carried out by the Rivers state government.  The weapons, including explosives, were recovered during the state government’s amnesty programme which was concluded in November 2016. Thousands of cultists and their gang leaders from Ikwere and Obio …

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Nigerian Army locates Boko Haram hide out in Borno State

The members of Magumeri town, in Magumeri local government area of Borno State,have been accused by the Nigerian Army for collaborating and harboring some Boko Haram members in their community. In a statement released today, the Director Army Public Relation, Brig. General Sani Usman, says preliminary investigations into the attack …

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Nigerian Army to name Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies, NAITES, to a military university

The Nigerian military has disclosed plans to change the Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studiesm, NAITES, to a military university. The school will now be known as the Nigerian Army University of Technologyand Environmental Studies, NAUTES, when the plan is fully implemented, making it the second military university …

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Male Boko Haram Member Disguised As A Girl Killed By Troops (Graphic Photos)

The troops of the Nigerian Army on Monday shot dead a Boko Haram male suicide bomber who disguised as a girl in order to cause atrocity in Borno State. According to Muazu Alhaji Misiya, a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force in the state who confirmed the development, said the terrorist …

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Explosive Kills Soldiers, Two Others In Niger

A hand-held grenade exploded on Saturday at Bari village, Bangi Local Government Area of Niger, killing a soldier and two villagers. According to Bala Elkalla, spokesman of the Niger State Police Command, the explosive also injured four other villagers. Mr. Elkalla said the soldier, who is serving in Maiduguri, obtained …

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Scores Killed As Troops Battle Boko Haram In Maiduguri

There were reported bomb explosions and heavy gunfire around Maiduguri City late Thursday evening as Boko Haram terrorists battle to take over the city. The explosions which sent shivers down the residents occurred as the heavily armed insurgents attempted to attack the city through the newly constructed Customs House where IDPs …

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Meet Aisha, Former Antelope Hunter Turns Boko Haram Hunter

As seven abducted women and four children were being taken deeper into Sambisa forest, Aisha Bakari Gombi received a call. The voice was familiar: an army commander asking her to assemble a group of hunters to track them down. The seven had vanished earlier that day after a group of …

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Hoodlums Destroy Structure For Army Base In Southern Kaduna

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has decried the destruction of the foundation and structure laid for the proposed Nigerian Army Battalion in Southern Kaduna. The structure was laid last week by the Nigeria Army in readiness for the establishment of the Battalion to tackle the lingering problem of insecurity …

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Army Demotes, Imprison 2 Soldiers For Assaulting Physically Challenged Man

The Nigerian Army has demoted two soldiers, Cpl. Bature Samuel and Cpl. Abdulazeez Usman of 82 Provost Company in Onitsha, Anambra, to Private for manhandling a physically challenged Nigerian, Chijioke Orakwu. The Nigerian Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Friday. Usman said …

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7 Recruits Killed, 20 Others Injured As Army Battles Boko Haram In Borno

  At least seven newly recruited soldiers were killed while 20 others injured in a battle on Thursday night when members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists ambushed convoy of the Nigerian Army in Borno State. The gunfire which started at about 7:30 pm occurred along the Maiduguri-Dikwa road as military …

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Troops Intercept 2 Female Suicide Bombers In Borno, Kill One

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday intercepted two female suicide bombers near a NNPC mega filling station in Maiduguri, Borno State, while attempting to carry out an attack. One of the girls was shot dead while trying to escape while the other surrendered, Victor Isuku, State Police Public Relations …

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Boko Haram Cut Off My Limbs Because I Renounce Membership – Repentant Terrrorist

A 31-year-old repentant Boko Haram terrorist, Muhammad Abubakar, on Thursday narrates how his hand and leg were cut off and left to die because he was planing to surrender and renounce membership of the dreaded insurgency group. Abubakar disclosed this to newsmen in Maiduguri during briefing organised by Major-General Lucky Irabor, the …

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Army Arrests 3 Suspected Boko Haram Foreign Terrorists In Borno

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said it had arrested three Chadians in Borno State as part of its ongoing anti terrorism war in the North-East. The Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, revealed this in a statement while briefing newsmen in Maiduguri. “On Jan.26, at about 1745 hours …

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Boko Haram Kill 7 Travelers, Injure Escort Soldiers In Borno

At least seven passengers were killed and many others, including an escort team of soldiers, injured when gunmen believed to be Boko Haram insurgents attacked a convoy of motorists along the newly opened Maiduguri-Biu highway, witnesses said. The Maiduguri-Biu highway, which passes through Damboa Village, was one of the most …

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Many Feared Dead As Troops Repel Boko Haram’s Attempt To Capture Military Base In Yobe

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday night prevented an heavy onslaught on the military base in Yobe State by members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist, who attempted to take over the location, the PREMIUM TIMES has reported. The terrorist, it was gathered stormed the base in Kamuya at about 5:30 …

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Zamfara Emir Hands Over 3 Boko Haram Suspects To Army

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said it had taken into custody three suspected Boko Haram terrorists handed over to it by Zurmi Emirate Council in Zamfara State. Col. Abdullahi Adamu, the Commanding Officer, 223 Light Tank Battalion of Tactical Operation Unit, Gusau said the suspects were apprehended by the local vigilante in the …

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UBA To Install ATM In Barracks For Troops Fighting Boko Haram

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) says it will to deploy Automated Teller Machine (ATM) to the Maimalari Barracks in Maiduguri to provide service to troops fighting insurgency. Malam Salihu Ngulde, the UBA North-East Regional Director, disclosed this to newsmen shortly after he visited the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur …

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Troops Kill 15 Boko Haram Terrorists, Capture Foreign Member

A Boko Haram terrorist suspected to be a foreigner has been captured by Nigerian troops in Rann, Borno State. The suspect not yet identified by Nigerian military authorities, was among the ban of terrorists that staged an attack on Rann, the location of the Internally Displaced Persons Camp, that was …

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