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Men In Military Uniform Drove Car That Caused Nyanya Explosion – Witness

SOME BUSES AFFECTED BY EXPLOSION AT NYANYA MOTOR PARK IN ABUJA ON MONDAY (14/4/14).

The car containing the bomb that exploded at a busy motor park in Nyanya, an Abuja suburb on Monday, was driven to the park by two men in military uniform. Head of Operations of Isiyaka Nagode Enterprises, Salisu Mukhtar, made this known in an interview with a PUNCH correspondent in ... Read More »

Abducted Students Narrate How They Escaped From Boko Haram

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Some of the abducted students of Girls Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State yesterday narrated how they escaped from the terrorists. The terrorists suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect, numbering more than 100 stormed the school wearing army uniforms and deceived the schoolgirls into thinking they ... Read More »

Apo Killings: Aturu Commends Human Rights Commission’s Indictement Of SSS, Army

RESCUE WORKERS EVACUATING REMAINS OF PEOPLE KILLED IN AN UNCOMPLETED BUILDING BY UNKNOWN GUNMEN AT APO ZONE E IN ABUJA

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Bamidele Aturu, has hailed the National Human Rights Commission for its report on public hearing which indicted the Nigerian Army and the State Security Service in the killing of eight innocent Nigerians in Apo District, Abuja. In a statement issued on Sunday, Aturu said that the ... Read More »

Boko Haram: We Shall Not Rest Until Peace Is Restored To All Affected Communities – COAS

CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, LT.- GEN.  KENNETH MINIMAH, INSPECTING A PARADE, DURING A
PARADE  IN HIS HONOUR,  AT INFANTRY CORPS IN JAJI, KADUNA, ON FRIDAY (21/3/14).

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah has declared that the Nigerian Army would not rest for one day until law and order is restored to communities affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. Minimah, who only just returned from a visit to troops and formations in the North-East ... Read More »

Nigeria Sends 700 Soldiers To Maintain Peace In Liberia

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The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Tamunomieibi Dibi, said 700 officers and soldiers would be deployed to Liberia on peace keeping mission. Dibi announced this at the graduation of the troops from Pre-deployment Training at the Nigerian Army Peace Keeping Centre (NAPKC), Jaji in ... Read More »

Army Extends Curfew In Adamawa By Four Hours

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Following renewed attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, the 23 Armoured Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Yola, Adamawa State, has announced the extension of curfew in the state by four hours. Henceforth, the curfew will be observed between 7 pm and 5am instead of between 11 pm and 5 am. ... Read More »

Nigerian Army Ranks Among The Best In The World – COAS

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, said on Friday that the Nigerian Army was among the best in the world. Minimah, who is also the reviewing officer, made the statement at the passing out parade of 70 Recruits Intake Trades Men/Women held at the Depot Nigerian Army, Zaria, ... Read More »

Security Operatives Foil Planned Attack In Kaduna, Arrest Five Boko Haram Suspects

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The Joint Security Forces has arrested five suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect in Kaduna State. A top security source, who confirmed the arrest on Thursday in Kaduna, said the operation was facilitated by the Department of State Services, DSS, in collaboration with the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police ... Read More »

Boko Haram Better Armed, Motivated Than Nigerian Security Forces – Gov. Shettima

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Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has noted that the dreaded Islamist sect, Boko Haram, are better armed and better motivated by their backers to continue to wreak havoc and unleash terror in the North East region than the Nigerian security forces. Fielding questions from State House Correspondents on Monday ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Porous Borders Responsible For Insurgency – Ihejirika

FORMER CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF, LT.-GEN.  AZUBUIKE IHEJIRIKA  (L),  WITH HIS WIFE, GIFT, DURING THEIR PULLING OUT IN ABUJA  ON THURSDAY (13/2/14).

The immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, has blamed Nigeria’s porous borders for the insurgency in the North-East. Ihejirika said this during his Valedictory Speech at a parade in his honour to mark his exit from the Nigerian Army. “We must realise that the world is passing ... Read More »

8 New GOCs, FOCs Appointed In Massive Armed Forces Shake-up

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Following the appointment of a new Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, and other service chiefs, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General KTJ Minimah and his naval counterpart, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin, have carried out a massive reorganization in their services. Consequently, the Army has redeployed 127 officers, including 36 major ... Read More »

Nigerian Army Warns Against Media Sensationalism Over Redeployment Of 107 Senior Officers

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The Nigerian Army on Wednesday in Abuja announced the redeployment of 107 senior officers, including 36 Major-Generals and 61 others. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier Gen. Olajide Laleye, who announced the postings while addressing journalists on developments in the army, stated that some of the officers affected in the ... Read More »

Army Dedicated To Curbing Terrorism, Insurgency – NDA Commandant

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The Nigerian Army on Saturday said that it was committed to curbing terrorism and insurgency in the country. The Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Maj. Gen. Mohammed Idris, said this in Jaji, Kaduna, at the graduation ceremony of the Counter Terrorism Course 4/13 at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry. Idris ... Read More »

Military Campaign Wasn’t Designed To End Boko Haram In The North — ACF

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The apex pan-northern socio-cultural organization, Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has said the military onslaught against insurgents in the North-East is not designed to end terrorism. It said it was only to reclaim territories occupied by the dreaded Islamist sect, Boko Haram. The forum said just like a former military Head of ... Read More »

Wizkid Challenges Nigerian Army: “Oya Come and Arrest Me” – Photo

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After the Nigerian Army posted the open letter to Nigerian celebrities where they warned them not to wear camouflage while performing as it abuses military, emphasizing that “camouflage is not meant for the entertainment industry.” They said that any civilian found guilty of putting on the camouflage irrespective of their social ... Read More »

Insecurity In N/East: Buhari Accuses Military Of Collecting Bribes, Genocide, Abuse Of Women

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A former Head of State and three-time presidential candidate, Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), has scored the Nigerian Army low in its fight against Boko Haram in the North-eastern part of the country. The former military ruler alleged that there were complaints involving military personnel collecting bribes at checkpoints and sexually abusing ... Read More »

Northern Elders Vow To Drag Ihejirika, Six Others Before ICC Over Bama Deaths, Extra-Judicial Killings In Borno

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The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) yesterday vowed to drag erstwhile Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika and six others before the International Criminal Court of Justice (ICCJ) in the Hague over their alleged role in last year’s carnage in Bama and Giwa Barracks, both in Borno State, during a battle between ... Read More »

Reward For Honesty: Army Gives Woman N54,000 For Returning Lost Money To Owner

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The 2 Division of Nigerian Army, Odogbo, Ibadan, Monday, rewarded Mrs Bimbola Makinde for returning a lost sum of money she found to the owner. Reports say the money belonged to a soldier in the division, Lance Corporal Mohammed Suleiman, with service number 96NA/42/6475. The General Officer Commanding (GOC) the ... Read More »

APC, PDP Supporters Clash In Sokoto Leaves Many Injured, Party Offices Torched

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There was pandemonium on Sunday in Sokoto in Dendima area of the state following a free-for-all between supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The supporters of the two parties freely used dangerous weapons on each other even as both parties’ offices were set ablaze in ... Read More »

Nigerian Army Gets New Spokesman

FORMER DIRECTOR, NIGERIAN ARMY PUBLIC RELATIONS, BRIG.-GEN. IBRAHIM ATTAHIRU (L), DECORATING HIS SUCCESSOR, BRIG.-GEN. OLAJIDE LALEYE, WITH THE BADGE OF THE DIRECTORATE DURING THE HAND-OVER CEREMONY IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (7/1/14).

The Nigerian Army has appointed Brig.-Gen. Olajide Laleye as its new Director of Public Relations. Laleye, who hails from Lagos State, was commissioned into the Nigerian Army on Sept. 23, 1989. He holds a B.Sc in Physics from the Nigerian Defence Academy and Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Ahmadu ... Read More »

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