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We’ve Found Clues On Boko Haram Sponsors – Army


The Nigerian Army said on Sunday that no amount of distractions would deter it from ending terrorism in Nigeria by December. Theater Commander, Operation “Lafiya Dole”, Maj.-Gen. Yushau Abubakar, gave this assurance while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri. Abubakar was reacting to recent spate of suicide ... Read More »

Maiduguri Sunday Explosions, Weapons Testing – Military

Artillery Corps

The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri on Sunday said the early morning explosion in the outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno State, emanated from routine testing of military equipment. Speaking to newsmen on Sunday, spokesman for the Division, Col. Tukur Gusau, urged residents not to panic. “It is a ... Read More »

Army To Arrest Ex-Boys Of Military Schools, Others Wearing Military Uniforms


The Nigerian Army has banned the wearing of unauthorized Army uniforms, accoutrement and kits by former students aka Ex-Boys of the Nigerian Military School Zaria in civil institutions. The illegal practice of wearing Nigerian Army uniforms and kits by Ex-Boys apart from obvious security implications, impacts negatively on the image ... Read More »

Atleast 10 Killed In Maiduguri Independence Day Suicide Attacks In Borno


The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of 14 persons, including four suicide bombers, in a bomb explosion at Sajeri area of Maiduguri in Borno. The acting Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, confirmed the incident in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on ... Read More »

80 Boko Haram Commanders, Foot Soldiers, Others Surrender To Soldiers In Borno


Eighty members of the Boko Haram sect have surrendered to the troops of the Nigerian Army in Borno State. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said on Thursday that those who surrendered, included Boko Haram commanders, foot soldiers and suppliers of logistics. The Army spokesman said in ... Read More »

Boko Haram Now Poisoning Water Sources – Army

Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday raised the alarm that the extremist Boko Haram sect has now resorted to poisoning water sources as a new war strategy following severe degradation it has suffered in the hands of Nigerian troops. The Army, in a statement on Wednesday by its Deputy Director of ... Read More »

Troops Kill Notorious Boko Haram Terrorist, Arrest Kingpin


In an offensive operation to clear Boko Haram terrorists’ enclaves around Kwatarha and Torikwaptir area of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, the Nigerian Army shot dead a notorious Boko Haram terrorist. A statement by the Nigerian Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, said the terrorist, who was notorious for ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Army Urges Nigerians To Form Vigilance Groups In Localities


The Nigerian Army on Sunday, appealed to Nigerians to team up with the military in its efforts to end the Boko Haram insurgency. Making the appeal in an interview with NAN in Maiduguri, Maj.-Gen. Yushau Abubakar, the Theater Commander, Operation “Lafiya Dole”, said one of the key roles the people ... Read More »

Army Confiscates 2.3m Litres Of Stolen Diesel From Illegal Bunker Site In Rivers


Troops of Operation Pulo Shield of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt have seized 2.3 million litres of allegedly stolen diesel worth N3.45 million from an illegal bunker site in Rivers. The petroleum product was siphoned from the pipelines belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Company. Maj.-Gen. Alani Okunlola, the Commander ... Read More »

Northeast Elite Employing Diabolical, Other Unethical Means To Prolong Boko Haram Insurgency – Army


The Nigerian Army on Friday raised alarm over plans by “some highly-placed individuals” in the North East, particularly Borno State, to scuttle military operations in the region. A statement by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said the elite were bent on having the activities of the Boko ... Read More »

Army Arrests Deserter Training Militants, Recovers Arms Cache In Rivers

Robbery suspects

The Nigerian Army has arrested a soldier who specialised in training Niger Delta militants during its arms and ammunition mop-up in Kula Community, Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State. Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Opurum, Commanding Officer of 2 Brigade Garrison of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, made this known to ... Read More »

Army Confirms Maiduguri Explosions, Says Boko Haram Desperate


As multiple explosions rocked Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Sunday night, the Nigerian Army has described the dastardly act as a sign of desperation on the part of Boko Haram. The explosions were believed to have targeted a mosque and the area outside the building, according to witnesses. Confirming ... Read More »

Eight Boko Haram Terrorists Surrender To Nigerian Troops [PHOTOS]

Boko Haram-suspects

Eight suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday surrendered themselves to troops of 21 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, the army said. The acting director, army public relations, Sani Usman, said the suspected terrorists were being investigated and screened for more information. He said the army had also apprehended another person ... Read More »

Army Nabs Biz Centre Operators Producing Fake National ID Cards For Boko Haram

Army-Gamboru Ngala-Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said that it had arrested two business center operators in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, who allegedly produced fake National Identity Cards for Boko Haram insurgents in the city. The spokesman of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, Col. Tukur Gusau, made the ... Read More »

Army To Elections Tribunal: Voting Didn’t Hold In Four Rivers LGs


Claims by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that elections held in all parts of Rivers State during the April 11 governorship poll was punctured on Thursday by the Nigerian Army, which said that elections were disrupted in Abua/Odual, Ikwerre, Gokana and Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government areas of Rivers State by hoodlums. ... Read More »

Troops Hoist Nigerian Flag In Retaken Border Town Of Gamboru Ngala

Army-Gamboru Ngala-Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army has hoisted the country’s flag in Gamboru Ngala, a border town with neighboring Cameroon, days after recapturing it from the Boko Haram sect. The sect had used the town as a stronghold to launch attacks, including kidnappings and murder in both Nigeria and Cameroon. The Chief of ... Read More »

Don’t Pay For Recruitment Into Regular Recruits Intake – Army Warns Applicants


The Nigerian Army has advised interested applicants in the recruitment for the 74 Regular Recruits Intake for trades/non-tradesmen and women to beware of the activities of fraudsters. The advice was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu on behalf of the Acting Director of ... Read More »

Army Raises Alarm Over Plot To Thwart Boko Haram War


The Nigerian Army has raised the alarm over alleged plans by some foreign media, Non-governmental and Civil Society Organizations in collaboration with some of their Nigerian collaborators and Civil Society Organizations for reasons best known to them, to start making wild claims of alleged human rights abuses by the army. ... Read More »

Buratai Reassures Troops Of Welfare, Equipment In Fight Against Boko Haram

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. -Gen. T.Y. Buratai-General Officer Commanding7 Div-Maj. -Gen. L.O .Adeosun-2015 RSM Convention

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, yesterday assured troops currently battling Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast of their welfare and provision of equipment. Speaking at the opening of the 2015 Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSM) Convention in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, Buratai said the Nigerian ... Read More »

Nigerian Army Renews Commitment To Crush Boko Haram In 3 Months


The Nigerian Army has affirmed its stand on ending terrorism in three months as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, stated this while giving an update on the counter-insurgency operation, at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday. Mr. Usman said ... Read More »