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Army Arrests Suspected Killers Of Gen. Shuwa In Kano

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The Nigerian Army yesterday paraded the suspected killers of Gen. Mohammed Shuwa (retd), a hero of the Nigerian Civil War. Shuwa, who was the first General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division, which he also commanded during the war, was shot dead at his residence in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital …

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Why Troops’ Allowances Were Delayed – Army

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The Nigerian Army has explained the reasons behind the delay of operations allowance to soldiers, which was said to be affecting the fight against insurgency in the North East. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, in a statement on Thursday, said the delay was due to “minor” …

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Fleeing Terrorists Plant Landmines On Farmlands As Troops Kill Boko Haram Kingpin, 6 Others In Borno


Troops of the 7 Brigade, 8 Task Force Division of the Nigerian Army, who were on clearance operation around Gratte in Kukawa LGA of Borno State yesterday killed seven Boko Haram militants including a notorious kingpin popularly known as the Albani of Monguno, the army said. The army spokesman, Col. …

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Boko Haram Now Have New Uniforms – Army | Photos

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The Nigerian Army on Tuesday alerted the general public to the existence of new uniforms used by Boko Haram Terrorists. The Army, in a statement by its spokesperson, Sani Usman, said troops of 22 Brigade Garrison and elements of 3 Battalion that went out on long range fighting patrol on …

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Zaria Clash: We Handed Over ‘Few’, Not 347 Dead Bodies To Kaduna Govt For Mass Burial – Army


The Nigerian Army has refuted the claim that it handed over to the Kaduna State Government 347 dead bodies of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi’ites, for mass burial. The bodies were those of victims of the December 12-14, 2015 clash between soldiers of …

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Troops Ambush ‘Relocating’ Boko Haram Insurgents In Borno

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Gallant troops of the 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion, 25 Brigade yesterday ambushed suspected Boko Haram militants escaping from the Sambisa forest to Fulawani village in Borno State, the Nigerian Army said. A statement issued by the army spokesman, Sani Usman, said the militants were trying to link …

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Dusk To Dawn Curfew Still In Force In Maiduguri – Army


The Nigerian Army said on Friday that the curfew imposed on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital between 9pm and 6am was still in force. This is contained in a statement issued in Maiduguri by Mustpaha Anka, the deputy director, Army Public Relations. The Army warned that drastic action would be …

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[photos] Troops Make ‘Unprecedented Catch’ With Arrest Of Four Boko Haram Kingpins

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The Nigerian Army has announced that troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Task Force Brigade on Friday made an “unprecedented catch” with the arrest of four key strategists for the extremist Boko Haram sect. A statement by the spokesperson for the Army, Sani Usman, said the Boko Haram kingpins were arrested …

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Troops On Clearance Operations Kill 10 Boko Haram Members At Bulari


Troops of the 21 Brigade, Nigerian Army, on clearance operations at Bulari, Tori 1, 2 and 3 in Borno State on Thursday, successfully cleared the general area of remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists. A statement issued by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said during the operation, 10 …

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Nigerian Army Dissociates From Planned Solidarity Rallies For Success Over Boko Haram

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The Nigerian Army has dissociated itself from a proposed solidarity rally being organised by some civil groups to celebrate the “successes” being achieved over Boko Haram in the ongoing counter-insurgency operations in the Northeastern part of the country. The Army was reacting to the recent disclosure by a group – …

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Boko Haram Ambush GOC’s Convoy In Maiduguri – Army

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The Nigerian Army said Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday ambushed the convoy of the Acting General Officer Commanding, GOC, 7 Division, Maiduguri, Brig.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu. The Army in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Sani Usman, said that “the leading elements of the Acting General Officer Commanding, GOC, 7 Division …

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Shi’ites Made Life Unbearable For Zaria Residents For 20 Years, Says ZEDA


The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the Kaduna State Government into the December 12 clash in between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, and soldiers of the Nigerian Army yesterday heard how members of the movement had been making life unbearable for residents of Zaria. The …

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Troops Recover Large Cache Of Arms, Ammunition In Borno, Engage Boko Haram In Fierce Battle


The Nigerian Army Monday announced that troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and some Civilian JTF on a clearance patrol to Brogozo-Alagarno general area, discovered large cache of arms and ammunition concealed by Boko Haram Terrorists. The discovery, the Army said, was based on a tip off. In a statement by …

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22 Boko Haram Terrorists Killed, Three Sect Commanders Arrested In Borno – Army

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The Army headquarters on Tuesday said that the ongoing clearance operations by the military in Borno State has continued to yield positive results with the killing of 22 Boko Haram terrorists and the capture of three commanders of the sect in the state. This was contained in a statement signed …

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347 Shiites Killed By Soldiers In Zaria Were Given Secret Mass Burial, Says Kaduna Government

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The Kaduna State Government on Monday revealed that 347 persons were killed during the December 12 clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria also known as Shi’ite, and the Nigerian Army in Zaria. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Balarabe Lawal, disclosed this in a government submission …

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Troops Free 14 Boko Haram Hostages, Recover Weapons – Army | Photos


Troops attached to the 155 Task Force Battalion of the Nigerian Army rescued 14 persons and recovered weapons from Boko Haram insurgents, the Army headquarters said on Sunday. Those rescued were mostly women and children, the Army said. A statement signed by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sani …

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Nigerian Army Unveils First Locally Made Bomb Detonator


The Nigerian Army on Thursday recorded a major achievement with the unveiling of Nigeria’s first locally manufactured explosive detonator, known as Rechargeable Blasting. The device is a potable electrical system adaptable to wet and dry conditions. The unveiling and testing of the device formed part of the programme of the …

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Troops Intercept Boko Haram Members With 80 Bags Of Poisoned Fish

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Vigilant troops of the 3rd Brigade, Nigerian Army, Kano, yesterday intercepted and destroyed 80 bags of poisoned fish brought into the state by suspected Boko Haram Terrorists from Baga, Borno State. The spokesperson for the Brigade, Eze Ikechukwu, who disclosed this at a press briefing, said the suspected terrorists were …

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11,595 Civilians Recued From Boko Haram Captivity In Last One Month – Army

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The Nigerian Army on Wednesday disclosed that no fewer than 11, 595 civilians held at various enclaves by Boko Haram have been rescued. This is just as it said troops have stepped up efforts to clear and mop up all insurgent activities in the insurgency-ravaged northeast. The army said the …

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We Have Nothing To Do With Boko Haram, Islamic Movement In Nigeria Condemns Army’s ‘Intelligence Report’


The Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, has condemned the Nigerian Army’s alleged intelligence report linking the Shi’a sect with insurgent group, Boko Haram. A statement on Monday by the IMN’s spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, said the movement had no alliance with any militant group and had no intension to form a …

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