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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 »

Army To Begin Proficiency Drill, Ammunition Inspections On April 20 In Port Harcourt


The Nigerian Army will begin series of proficiency drills and special ammunition inspections in Port Harcourt, an official said. This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday by Capt. Nsima Essien, the Army Public Relations Officer of 2 Brigade Army, Port Harcourt. The statement quoted Essien as saying that ... Read More »

Boko Haram Slaughters 12 During Army Rescue Operation in Borno

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Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members on Friday reportedly killed 12 persons near Gwoza, in Borno State. A witness, whose parents were killed in the attack, said the gunmen struck after the soldiers had moved one set of people from the hills around Gwoza, where they had been taking ... Read More »

Guber Polls: Army Charges Personnel To Focus On Safety Of Electorate


The Nigerian Army has ordered soldiers, who will be on election duties today for the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections to focus on the safety of the electorate. It also directed all formations and units to remain vigilant and to act within the law to forestall any attempt ... Read More »

Troops kill dozens of Boko Haram terrorists in Borno


Troops from the Seventh Division of the Nigerian Army have killed dozens of Boko Haram insurgents in Alagarno village and neighboring communities in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State. Alagarno is 45 kilometres from Maiduguri and has been a major stronghold of the terror sect. This came following a ... Read More »

Polls: Oshiomhole Denounces Brigade Commander Over Minister’s Vehicles’ Gift To Army

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Edo Sate Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday faulted the Brigade Commander, 4th Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Benin City, Brig.-Gen.Olajide Laleye, for allegedly soliciting and receiving from the Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, 14 Toyota Hilux vehicles, for the purpose of elections monitoring. The governor, who frowned at the ... Read More »

Tinubu Secures Court Injunction Against Possible Arrest, Intimidation By Military


A former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, secured an interim injunction of a Federal High Court in Lagos, shielding him from possible arrest and detention by the Nigerian Army. Justice John Tsoho, who granted the order, specifically barred the ... Read More »

‘Never Again’ Will Nigerian Army Be Humiliated By Terrorists, Minimah Vows


The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah, has vowed that never again, will the Nigerian Army be subjected to humiliation as had been done in the battle to contain insurgency in the Northeastern part of the country. Minimah said the challenges faced by the Nigerian Army only highlighted ... Read More »

Appeal Court Stops Execution Of Soldiers Sentenced Over Mutiny


The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has granted stay of execution of the death sentence on two of the twelve Nigerian soldiers who were convicted last year by a Military Court Martial over their alleged complicity in acts of mutiny. The soldiers who were part of the Nigerian ... Read More »

Boko Haram Will Not Defeat Nigerian Armed Forces, Says GOC 7 Division


Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, has said that in spite of challenges, terrorism will not defeat the Nigerian Armed Forces. Mr. Adeosun, who spoke when he received a team of newsmen on tour of communities recently recaptured from the Boko Haram insurgents ... Read More »

No More Parking Of Campaign Vehicles Outside Political Parties’ Offices In Borno – Army


The Nigerian Army on Monday warned politicians and political parties in Borno State against parking their campaign vehicles outside their party offices. In a statement by the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, politicians were warned that any such vehicles seen parked outside the ... Read More »

Nigerian Military Retakes Monguno, Other Communities From Boko Haram


The Nigerian Army have completely secured Monguno, Marte and other communities in the North of Borno State from Boko Haram occupation. It would be recalled that Boko Haram fighters had launched an offensive on Monguno from different directions and eventually captured the town on January 25, 2015. A statement issued ... Read More »

Obasanjo Defends Buhari Over Certificate Controversy

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has weighed in on the secondary school certificate scandal involving the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), saying at the time the former head of state joined the military, nobody in the Nigerian Army could have been admitted without a ... Read More »

Nigerian Troop Successfully Repel Boko Haram Attack On Damboa, Kill Scores


The Nigerian Army on Sunday dealt a heavy blow on Boko Haram as scores of the insurgents were reportedly killed in an attempt to attack Damboa town, the headquarters of Damaboa Local Government of Borno State, local residents and a member of the Civilian JTF have said. Damboa is 87km ... Read More »

Army Denies Report Of Plan For Interim Govt. If Buhari Wins Polls


The Nigerian Army has described as baseless, reports that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, was planning to head an interim government in case the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) wins the February 14 presidential elections. A statement yesterday by the acting Director, ... Read More »

Army Reviews Training Curriculum To Tackle Boko Haram – Minimah

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Kenneth Minimah, on Friday in Zaria, Kaduna State, said the Nigerian Army has reviewed the training curriculum of the Depot, Nigerian Army, to effectively tackle insurgency in the Northeast. He made this known during the Passing Out Parade (POP) of the 71 Regular Recruits ... Read More »