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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 »

Dismissed Soldier Apprehended For Robbery, Impersonation


A member of a suspected robbery gang that specializes in wearing military camouflage to rob unsuspecting private and commercial vehicles trapped in traffic around Mile 2, Festac, Alakija and its environs has been arrested by the police in Lagos. According to police sources, who spoke to VANGUARD, the suspect was ... Read More »

Nigerian Army Plans Boxing Competition To Strengthen Military-Civil Relations


The Commander of Onitsha Military Cantonment of the Nigerian Army, Mohammed Bello, says his command plans to revive the Onitsha Cantonment Boxing competition. According to him, this will aim at keeping youth within the barracks and environs away from involvement in crimes and other vices. Mr. Bello, a Colonel, told ... Read More »

481 Elite Troops Deployed To North-East To Fight Boko Haram – Army


About 481 elite troops drawn from the Nigerian Army, Air Force, Navy and Police Force, completed a Special Forces training before they were deployed to fight Boko Haram in the North East. The Director, Army-Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, who made this known during a monthly press conference at the ... Read More »

Presidential Inauguration: Army Alerts Public On Firing Of Artillery Guns


The Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army on Monday in Abuja alerted the public on firing of artillery guns for Presidential Inauguration and Swearing in Ceremony come May 29. This information is contained in a statement issued by Maj. Charles Ekeocha, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations in the Guards ... Read More »

Save Us From Dying, Restock ATMs With Cash, Borno Residents Cry Out To Banks


Maiduguri residents on Saturday appealed to the management of banks operating in the city to restock their Automated Teller Machines to allow more residents to access their money when in need. The residents’ appeal followed a 24-hour curfew imposed on the state capital by the 7 Division of the Nigerian ... Read More »

DHQ In Possession Of Video Recordings Of Boko Haram’s Heinous Atrocities – Olukolade


The Defence Headquarters has confirmed that troops of the Nigerian Army have recovered video recordings of the heinous acts perpetrated by Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast. It, however, refused to go into details of the crimes against humanity captured in the video clips. The Director of Defence Information, Chris ... Read More »

Army Must Document Combat Operation Against Insurgency In North-East – Ex-Gen


Retired Maj.-Gen. Emmanuel Bassey has called on the Nigerian Army to carefully document its experiences in the ongoing operations in the North-East with a view to improving on its overall combat efficiency. Bassey, who was the reviewing officer at the pulling out ceremony of 31 retired senior Army officers on Friday ... Read More »