Army to hold 2nd quarter security workshop in Kaduna

The Nigerian Army said on Friday that it would conduct the second quarter Office Management and Document Security Workshop at 1 Division Headquarters from April 19 to April 17, in Kaduna. Col. Kingsley Umoh, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Officer, 1 Division Kaduna, announced this in a statement made available to the News Agency of……

JAMB, Army strike deal security for UTME

Ahead of the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has reached a deal with the Nigerian Army to secure the the Computer Based Tests (CBT) centres with a view to having a hitch free examination. A statement issued on Thursday by the spokesperson of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin,…

Next Week Nigerian Army Set To Conduct “Operation Harbin Kunama II’’

The Nigerian Army will between April 18 and April 22 conduct operation “Harbin Kunama II – Scorpion Sting’’ in the North-Central and North-West to further checkmate criminal activities and security challenges in the sub-regions Maj.-Gen. David Ahmadu, the Army’s Chief of Training and Operations, announced this on Thursday at a news conference. Ahmadu said that…

Army, Police clash in Damaturu, socio-economic activities paralyzed

Sporadic shoot-out in a conflict between army and policemen in Damaturu on Wednesday led to a halt in socio ecomic activities in the metropolis for several hours. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that business premises were shut as men of the two security agencies took positions at strategic locations in the state capital….

Gov. Ganduje Donates 16 New Vehicles To Nigerian Army

Kano State Government has donated 16 Toyota Hilux double cabin vehicles, worth about N260 million to the Nigerian Army in the state. The government also provided customized paint and canopy for them at the cost of N11 million and refurbished other 12 vehicles for them at the cost of N19 million. The state governor, Dr.……

Army releases 593 Boko Haram detainees

The Nigerian Army has released 593 Boko Haram detainees after they were cleared of having links with terrorist group. Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, handed over the detainees to officials of the Borno Government at a ceremony in Maiduguri on Monday. Irabor who was represented by Brig.-Gen. Abdulrahman Kuluya, said they…

Army competition aims at improving leadership traits of officers – GOC

The 2 Division of the Nigerian Army on Monday in Benin commenced the Force Annual Corporal and Below Competition. The General Officer Commanding (GOC) Maj.-Gen Chukwunudum Abraham, while declaring the competition open, said it was expected to last for three days. He added that it was aimed at improving leadership traits of officers and help……

Biafra: Army displays weapons made by Biafran engineers in Owerri [PHOTOS]

The Consultant to the Federal Ministry of Defence, Professor Bala Jack Yakubu, yesterday, re-enacted memories of the Nigeria/Biafra war in Owerri, the Imo State capital when he displayed some deadly weapons manufactured by Biafran engineers. Professor Yakubu told journalists during the exercise that, “all the weapons were recovered from the war theatres in parts of…

Nigeria needs assistance of UN, others to demine Sambisa – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has called for deliberate effort to remove mines from the Sambisa after the sack of the terrorists from the forest. The Chief of Army Staff, who made the call in an interview in Maiduguri on Sunday, said that this effort will require the assistance of the United……

Chief of Army Staff Buratai Warns GOC’s To Be on Red Alert

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has charged the GOC, 8 Task Force Division, Maj.-Gen. Ali Nani, to beef up security against attacks by remnants of terrorists. Buratai gave the charge on Saturday at Gubio in Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno. He specifically charged the GOC to ensure that terrorists do not…

Boko Haram top member surrenders – Army

A high ranking member of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Mr Bulama Kailani Mohammed Metele has surrendered to 145 Task Force Battalion, 5 Brigade troops at Damasak. Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, Army spokesman made this known in a statement on Saturday in Maiduguri. Usman said that Metele, from Tumbun Bera in Borno, belonged to Mamman Nur’s……

Boko Haram terrorist surrenders, two spies arrested – Army

The Nigerian army has said a confessed Boko Haram terrorist belonging to Mamman Nur’s faction of the terrorists’ group, Bulama Kailani, has surrendered himself to troops of 145 Task Force Battalion, 5 Brigade, at Damasak. This was disclosed in a statement by Director of Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen Sani Kukasheka Usman. According to Usman, the…

We need army to tackle security challenges – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday that the attention of the Army would always be required to tackle numerous security challenges across the country. Speaking at the closing of the 2017 Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship at Sambia, the president urged troops to use the skills they acquired in the competition to improve their performance.……

Southern Kaduna: Troops never killed 17 Fulani herdsmen – Army

The 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, has debunked reports that its troops killed 17 herdsmen in Southern Kaduna. Describing the report as false and irresponsible, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Kingsley Umoh, said the mandate of the army in the area was to restore peace and ensure mutual coexistence among the…

Army under fire for announcing Buhari’s proposed visit to Sambisa

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has lambasted the Nigerian Army for poorly managing information about President Muhammadu Buhari’s proposed trip to Sambisa forest. Nigerian Army last week disclosed the proposed visit of the President to Sambisa forest, Borno State, to declare open this year’s Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship. MURIC Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, in…

Woman gets 7 months imprisonment for parading as Army Major

A Karu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Tuesday sentenced one Rose John of Bwari, Abuja, to seven months imprisonment for impersonation as an Army Major. She was convicted on a two-count charge bordering on wearing a dress meant for public servants, offences she admitted committing. The prosecution alleged that John had been parading herself……

NASAC competition inside Sambisa signifies end of Boko Haram – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday declared that the conduct of the 2017 Nigerian‐Army Small Arms Championship, (NASAC) inside the notorious Sambisa forest, former enclave for the Boko Haram insurgents, has signified the end of the terrorist group. President Buhari made the declaration, while declaring open the five-day NASAC 2017‐championship in Sambisa forest, Bama local government…

Army Releases Statement On Alleged Killing Of Businessman In Ogun State

The Nigerian Army has issued a statement denying allegations circulating in the media that a soldier attached to the 147 Battalion in Ikorodu, Lagos, beat a businessman to death in Ogun State. The deceased identified as Adeola Oyekan, 40, was reported by his family to have died on Friday after he was assaulted by soldiers……

Army General Court Martial jails soldier, denotes others

The General Court Marshal (GCM) of 7 Division, Nigerian Army sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State has sentenced a soldier serving with Operation LAFIYA DOLE to two years imprisonment for assault while another lost seniority for prejudice to military discipline. The soldier (name withheld) alleged to have committed the offence on a minor was found guilty…

Abuja Master Plan Caters For Armed Forces. – FCT Minister, Musa Bello

The FCT Administration has made adequate provisions in the Abuja Master Plan to cater for the land requirements of all arms of the Nigerian Armed Forces. The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello gave this assurance while receiving a delegation of the Nigerian Air Force Properties Limited led by its Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Air…

Why we stopped armed vigilantes from using NYSC camp in Jos – Army

The Commander of Military Special Task Force (STF) in Jos, Major General Rogers Ibe Nicholas, has explained why his team intercepted 213 vehicles of armed vigilantes heading to the NYSC orientation camp in Mangu for training. According to him, the vigilante groups which came from various states of the country entered Plateau state without due…

Don’t drag us into your propaganda – Army warns herdsmen

The Nigerian Army has warned herdsmen to desist from dragging it into any propaganda. It denied allegations that soldiers killed 17 cattle rearers in Southern Kaduna. Chairman of the Kaduna State Chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Haruna Usman, had alleged that the attack happened in Daile Alkariyo village in…

Southern Kaduna: Army denies killing 17 cattle breeders

The Nigerian Army has denied the allegation that soldiers killed 17 cattle breeders in southern Kaduna. They further warned the breeders from dragging it into any propaganda. Haruna Usman, chairman of the Kaduna state chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), had alleged that the attack happened in Daile Alkariyo village……

Army denies molesting women in Ogoni, Rivers state

The Nigerian Army has dismissed reports of molestation of women by its officers deployed in Ogoniland. The 6 Division of the Nigerian Army was reacting to reports that its officers who were recently deployed in the affected areas are in the habit of molesting women. In a statement issued by the Spokesman of the 6…

It’s a lie! We did not assault Rivers women – Army authorities

The Nigerian Army has denied allegations that its troops assaulted some women during the ongoing operations in Gokana, Khana and Tai Local Government Areas of Rivers State. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 6 Division, Port Harcourt, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, refuted the claims while reacting to an online report which accused troops from the Division……

No plans to train regular recruits in Sambisa forest – Army

The Nigerian Army has refuted report that it will be training the 76 Regular Recruits Intake (76RRI) in the Sambisa forest. The Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, in a statement on Saturday urged the public to disregard message on the social media purportedly emanating from the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, to that…

Civilians who wear military camouflage will be jailed – Army

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, has warned civilians against wearing military camouflage. Usman stated this in a recent interview with Punch. He said such offence attracted a one-month prison term. “It is an offence. I expected journalists to have done their homework very well. The Penal Code is there. And I…

Boko Haram: Troops nab ‘deaf and dumb’ spy, fuel supplier

Troops have arrested a 45-year-old suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Makinta Ibrahim, said to be the supplier of petrol and other items to the insurgents. The suspect was arrested at Bay emeritus village in Yobe State. Brigadier General Sani Usman, the army spokesman, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Thursday, said the suspect hailed…

Boko Haram: Some North East residents helping terrorists – Army

The Nigerian Army has noted that members of some villages in the North East are helping the Boko Haram insurgents achieve their aim. The claim was made by the Director of Public Relation of the army, Brigadier Sani Usman, while reacting to Wednesday evening’s attack on Magumeri, Borno state. He noted that the attack was…

Nigerian Army Release Statement Over Brutalized Ikorodu Lady

The Nigerian Army has issued a statement in reaction to the alleged assault case involving a Nigerian lady identified as Ruth Orji. Recall tha Ruth Orji was allegedly assaulted by men of the Nigerian Army attached to the 174 Battalion, Ikorodu, around 8:30pm on Sunday. Ruth Orji who sustained severe injuries from the attack carried……

Boko Haram: Insurgents trying to remain relevant at all cost – Army

The Nigerian Army has said that the Boko Haram insurgents are trying to remain relevant at all cost. This Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Onyema Nwanchukwu disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri on Wednesday. Nwanchukwu, while reacting to the suicide attack in Maiduguri earlier on Wednesday, said the insurgents were after soft targets…

Army says it’s clearing remnants of Boko Haram insurgents (Photos)

In its continuous efforts to end Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast, the Nigerian Army says it is now on a clearance operation aimed at chasing Boko Haram terrorists out of their hiding places. A statement signed Thursday by Brigadier General Sani Usman, Director Army Public Relations, said troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have been…

We suffered casualties at Tula Udah Forest operations – Army

The Army has confirmed that one soldier died, two missing and 13 others are wounded in an ongoing operations to rid remnants of terrorists from their hideouts in Borno and North east generally. Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman made this known in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. He said that the operation involved ambushes, cordon and…

Boko Haram: Army issues security alert on national assets, Abuja top hotels

The Nigerian Army has issued security alert on hotels among other high-class places in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The development follows intelligence report which has revealed a fresh plan by Boko Haram to launch another attack on the nation’s capital. Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, spoke yesterday when he received Managing…

Photos Of Fake Army Officer Nabbed In Port Harcourt Goes Viral

A man who has reportedly paraded himself as an army officer has been nabbed by men of the Nigerian army and members of the public today. The man who is yet to be identified was according to report arrested at Garrison junction in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state. The man who has since been handed over to……

Buratai says Niger Delta now witnesses less oil theft, illegal bunkering

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai says contrary to notion in some quarters, illegal bunkering, refinery and oil theft in the Niger Delta had reduced. Fielding questions from journalists in Uyo, on Tueswday, Buratai said with the establishment of new army formations in the region, illegal activities were being checkmated. The army chief……

Defence HQ To Amnesty International: Stop Meddling Into Security Issues

Nigerian Military has warned International Non-Governmental Organisations operating in the country such as Amnesty International (AI) and their affiliates to desist from meddling into security issues of the nation which is inimical to national interest, cohesion and unity. The Defence Headquarters  said that the activities of AI in the country have shown that it never…

BREAKING: Army arrests Spokesman of PDP, 50 others in Rivers rerun

Some Chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have been arrested by Military officials at Etche Local Government Area of Rivers state where INEC is holding a supplementary rerun election. The Chieftains were arrested alongside more than 50 other armed youths in Ulakwo community in Etche. State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Samuel Wonosike is…

Army jails soldier for assaulting Nollywood actress

The Nigerian Army has jailed one Pvt. Suleiman Olamilekan to 28 days with hard labour for allegedly assaulting a Nollywood actress, Ebere Ohakwe. Col. Aminu Iliyasu, the Army’s spokesman, 6 Division in Port Harcourt said on Thursday that the soldier would also forfeit his one month salary to the Federal Government. He said the unprofessional……

Army jails personnel for molesting lady in Port Harcourt

The Nigerian Army says it has jailed one of its personnel for man-handling a civilian in Rivers State. Deputy Director, Army Public Relations of the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Bori camp, Port Harcourt, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu disclosed this in a statement issued in Port Harcourt. The un-named jailed military personnel was said to…

Private Suleiman Sentenced To 28 Days Imprisonment For Maltreating a Woman

Aminu Iliyasu, Abuja: In accordance with the Nigerian Army’s policy of zero tolerance to unprofessional conduct as well as its uncompromising stance on discipline and commitment to the rule of law, 6 Division Nigerian Army has charged, tried and found Private Suleiman Olamilekan of 6 Division Garrison, Port Harcourt guilty of the maltreatment of Miss…

Nigerian Army Parades Boko Haram, Kidnappers in Kogi

The Nigeria Army on Wednesday paraded 17 suspects arrested during a military operation launched on Boko Haram cells and hideouts of kidnappers existing within the Kogi Central senatorial district.The Commander, Army Records Lokoja, Brig. Gen. Henry Ayamasowei, who paraded the suspects at the Chari Maigumeri Barracks, Lokoja, said the operation launched by the army in…

Donald Trump Names New National Security Adviser

United States President, Donald Trump has named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser to replace Micheal Flynn who resigned over contacts with Russia. Trump is said to have chosen a military officer known for speaking his mind and challenging his superiors. McMaster is a highly regarded military tactician and strategic…

Army’s denial of killing our members is ‘cowardly’ – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has described the Nigerian Army as “cowards” for denying the killing of its members during the recent solidarity rally in honour of the United States President, Donald Trump in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. IPOB had claimed that 11 people were shot dead by men of the Nigerian Army during…

Army denies killing IPOB supporters in Port Harcourt

The Nigerian Army on Sunday denied that its troops shot 11 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to death during Jan. 20 solidarity rally in Port Harcourt. Col. Aminu Iliyasu, the Army’s spokesman, 6 Division in Port Harcourt said that the army adhered strictly to rules of engagement in spite of provocation from……

Buratai urges soldiers to sustain peace as army celebrate WASA in Lagos

The Chief of Army Staff, (COAS), Lt.-Gen.Tukur Buratai, has urged army officers and men to remain committed in the discharge of their duties to ensure peace and stability in the country. Buratai made the appeal at the 2017 West Africa Social Activities (WASA) celebration which ended on Saturday in Apapa, Lagos. The News Agency of……

Nigerian Army Warns Fifth Columnist

The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a campaign of calumny on social media platforms by some individuals or group of persons. The faceless persons have been making spurious and unfounded allegations bordering on payment of troops operations allowances, rotation in the North East and comparing troops’ pay to what obtains in…

Boko Haram: Any soldier not satisfied with his welfare can leave – Army

The Nigerian Army has warned any soldier who is not satisfied with what he is getting, to “do himself a world of good by voluntarily discharging from the Nigerian Army”. It also warned social media users in the country, against “making spurious and unfounded allegations bordering on payment of troops’ operations allowances”. This followed a…

JUST IN: Nigerian Army kills six suicide bombers in Maiduguri

The Nigeria Army, has killed six suspected suicide bombers in Maiduguri, Borno State. DAILY POST gathered that the suicide bombers were killed while attempting to enter into the town at the Mafa checkpoint, 9 kilometres away from Maiduguri. The deceased militants were said to have arrived the spot with three other suicide bombers who detonated…

Why we invaded Agatu community – Army Commander

Brigade Commander 707 Special Forces, Brig. Gen. Clemet Apeere, has said that his men invaded communities in Agatu, Benue State, so they could recover the body of a slain soldier. Apeere stated this while addressing a press conference on Wednesday, at the temporary office of the Force in Hoodko Quarters, Makurdi. He also said their…

Army to recruit 12,000 men – Buratai

Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai has disclosed that the Nigeria Army would recruit 12,000 men in 2017 to help fight insurgents and other uprisings across the country. Buratai was speaking during a budget defence session with the House of Representatives Committee on Army. According to him, the recruitment exercise would…

UNICEF lauds Army for supporting UN humanitarian agencies in Maiduguri

The UNICEF has commended the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri for providing a secured environment for the organisation and other humanitarian agencies to fulfill their mandate. This is contained in a statement issued by Lt.-Col. Kingsley Samuel, the Deputy Director Army Public Relations 7 Division on Sunday. Samuel said that the UNICEF……

Lagos Marathon: Team Nigerian Army Smiles Home

SK Usman, Abuja: The Nigerian Army contingent at the just concluded Access Bank Lagos City Marathon 2017, has beat its last year’s performance with improved records. In view of their wonderful feat at the event that fielded world class marathoners, and to encourage them, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has…

PHOTONEWS: Army visits cripple its men assaulted, presents him with gifts

The Nigerian Army has visited the physically challenged man, Chijioke Raphael Uraku, who was assaulted by soldiers at the New Market Road, Ontisha, in Anambra State to commiserate with him over the incident. The Army delegation led by the new 302 commander, Col. Idongesit Uko Akpan and the Deputy Director Public Relations (82 div), Col….

‘Police, Army, Customs to Blame For High Cost Of Food’ – FG

Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, yesterday blamed officers and men of the Nigeria Police, Army and the Nigeria Customs Service at road blocks in the country for the skyrocketing prices of food items. The Minister, who stated this while appearing before the National Assembly Joint Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, said the unbearable……

Army arrests soldiers who brutalized disabled man over military camouflage

The Nigerian Army has identified and arrested two soldiers who allegedly manhandled a physically challenged man in New Market Road, Ontisha, in Anambra State. A video of two soldiers brutalizing a disabled man who was clad in a military camouflage went viral on social media yesterday, thus generating nationwide condemnations. The army in a statement…

Army hails sister agencies in C/River over peace, security

The 13 Brigade, the Nigerian Army, Calabar, has commended security agencies in Cross River for their collaboration with the command in providing security and maintaining peace and order in the state. Brig.-Gen. Bulama Biu, the Brigade Commander, gave the commendation on Sunday during the celebration of the West African Social Activities (WASA) of the Nigerian……

Buratai charges troops on commitment to fight against insurgency

The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has charged troops fighting insurgency in the north east to remain committed and be focused toward routing the insurgents. Buratai gave the charge on Saturday in Jos, at the celebration of West African Social Activities (WASA), by 3 Division Nigerian Army, Rukuba, Jos. The COAS,……

Why My Boko Haram Family Attacked Me – Boko Haram Member

A repentant Boko Haram member has revealed his ordeal in the hands of the group after he countered their activities which he branded ‘unIslamic’. Speaking during his parade in Maiduguri, 31-year-old Mohammed Abubakar whose left leg and right hand were amputated by member of the terrorist group said: I once told my friend Hassan Danguduma……

Army arrest 3 foreigners suspected to be terrorists in Borno

The Nigerian Army said on Thursday that it had arrested three Chadians in Borno as part of its ongoing anti terrorism war in the North-East. Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Maiduguri. Irabor said that the suspects were arrested at a check point in Damasak. “On……

Army dismisses soldier, jails him for killing Abacha’s son

A Special Military Court Martial has dismissed and sentenced a solider, Private Hassan Adamu to seven years imprisnment for manslaughter. Adamu was accused of killing an armless civilian, one Umar Alka Abacha at the Maiduguri Monday market. He was said to have shot late Alka at the chest, claiming the deceased attempted to disarm him….

Army confirms Boko Haram ambushed, killed troops in Borno

The Nigerian Army has confirmed that Boko Haram insurgents ambushed and killed some troops in the Damboa area of Borno State. Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor, in a chat with Punch, revealed that the insurgents escaped into the bush after the attack. A civilian was also shot dead, while two…

57 Kenya soldiers dead as al-Shabab strikes army base

Al-Shabab militants may have sent no less than 57 Kenyan soldiers to their early graves following an attack on a remote military base in the southern part of Somalia. Moments after the attack, the terror group claimed responsibility for the violence saying they killed dozens of Kenyan troops. A spokesman for the armed group said…

US Security Chief Commends Nigerian Armed Forces – Defense

The United State Director of Defence Intelligence Agency Lt Gen Vincent Steward has commended the resilience of the Nigerian Armed Force for defeating Boko Haram and chasing them out of their once safe haven Sambisa forest. Lt Gen Stewart made this remark when he visited the Nigeria Chief of Defence Staff General Gabriel Olonisakin at…

Settle out of court – Police tells Army, Premium Times

The police command of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has urged the management of the Premium Times and the Nigerian Army to resolve and settle their dispute peacefully. FCT Police Commissioner, Mohammed Mustafa, spoke yesterday in reaction to the arrest of Publisher of Premium Times, Dapo Olorunyomi and Judiciary correspondent, Evelyn Okakwu on Thursday. The…

Dismissed army officer remanded after pleading guilty to impersonation

A 39-year-old man Awolu Ado, who had been earlier dismissed from the Nigerian Army, was arraigned by an Ikeja customary court on Friday for dressing in army uniform and posing as an officer. Ado was reportedly dismissed from the army years ago but was caught by some soldiers while terrorizing residents along abattoir bus stop,…

Army parades 6 suspects over alleged murder of officer

The 2 Div. Nigerian Army, Ibadan, on Wednesday paraded six suspects who allegedly killed Col. Anthony Okeyim, former Commandant, Command Secondary School, Apata, Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the lifeless body of Okeyim was found at the premises of the school on Dec. 12, 2016. The command had earlier informed the…

Army officer’s killing: five detained suspects regain freedom in Ibadan

Five suspects detained in connection with the gruesome killing of the commandant of the Command Secondary School, Apata Ibadan, Oyo state, Col. Anthony Okeyim regained freedom Tuesday. The five suspects, including two soldiers and three civilians were granted bail at the state CID, Iyaganku, Ibadan where they were detained for a month and four days….

Nigerian troops find terrorists’ corpses, grenades

Soldiers Nigerian troops have recovered bodies of terrorists, 36 hand grenades and one 12.7 X 108mm round of ammunition concealed by terrorists in the general area of Baga, Kangarwa and Dogonchikun in Borno. Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, a Nigerian Army officer, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. He said the troops of 119 Task Force…

Army kills 13 suspected Boko Haram members in clearance operation

The Nigerian Army on Sunday disclosed that about 13 suspected Boko Haram members have been killed during clearance operations in Bomboshe and Sinbaya in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, revealed this in a statement in Maiduguri, adding that the operations were carried out on…

Army loses 3 soldiers, kill 10 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno

Nigeria army on Friday lost three soldiers to  Boko Haram insurgents and also killed 10 of the insurgents while repelling the terrorists attack in Kangarwa, Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State. The Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman disclosed this in a statement. Usman said that the operation was carried out with the assistance of…

Nigerian Army denies plan to invade Gambia

The Nigerian Army has denied news making the rounds online that it is planning to send troops into Gambia. In a statement released on Thursday by its spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the Army labelled the report as false and a figment of the medium’s imagination. The statement read: “The attention of the Nigerian Army has…

963 Boko Haram suspects arrested in 5 days-Army

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian troops parade some arrested Boko Haram militants A total of 963 suspected Boko Haram members have been arrested in the last five days, says the Nigerian Army. The army said the suspects were arrested between 4 and 9 January, 2017. The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, who…

Army recover corpses of 15 soldiers, officers declared missing in Borno

The Nigerian Army said it had recovered corpses of “one officer and 15 soldiers’’ earlier declared “Missing in Action” during an operation to dislodge the Boko Haram insurgents from Gashigar Area in Borno on Oct. 16, 2016. The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.- Gen. Lucky Irabor, disclosed this at a weekly review of…

How to identify suicide bombers, accomplices – Army

The Nigerian Army has urged residents in the northeast to be wary of fleeing terrorists. Disclosing further how to identify a suicide bomber or an accomplice, Spokesman for the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Sani Usman, told Channels TV that the terrorists, forced out of their enclaves, have taken to attacking soft targets, mostly with suicide…

Boko Haram suicide bombers now disguise as visitors, strangers – Army

The Nigerian Army has advised members of the public to be cautious of how they entertain strangers. It said Boko Haram suicide bombers now disguised as guests. Disclosing this in a statement on Monday, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 7 Division, Maiduguri, Borno State, Colonel Mustapha Anka, advised residents to report any suspicious person…

We don’t know whether Tompolo is dead – Army

The Acting Director of Information, Office of the Chief of Defense Staff, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar has declared that the army does not know whether Ex-militant leader, High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, Alias Tompolo is dead or alive. Brig. Gen. Abubakar made the statement during his tour of military establishments in the State. HE was…

Army to launch ‘Operation Accord’ over farmers, herdsmen clash

The Nigerian Military has confirmed it is set to launch “Operation Accord”, which is aimed at ending the clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the country. This was announced by the Director of Information, Officer of the Chief of Defence Staff, Brigadier-General Rabe Abubakar in Warri, Delta State. “Anytime from now, it will become operationalised…

Army confirms rescue of another Chibok girl

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the rescue of another Chbok Girl. According to Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE during investigation of arrested suspected Boko Haram terrorists discovered one of the abducted Chibok Schoolgirls, Rakiya Abubkar, with her six months’ old baby. He said from…

I have lost count of bikes I impounded – fake army officer

Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS in Lagos State have arrested a 51-year-old man, identified as Benjamin Okon, who has been parading himself as a soldier and snatching motorcycles from riders across the country. Okon, according to Vanguard, usually accused commercial motorcyclists of violating state laws on the restriction of motorcycles. Fully clad in…

2,000 Igbo youths have been killed by Nigerian Army – CD

The Campaign for Democacy, CD, has claimed that no fewer than 2,000 Igbo youths had been killed by the Nigerian Army under the guise of Rule-of-Engagement. The group, therefore, called on the United Nations, UN, International Criminal Court, ICC, the United States, US, other world bodies and their leaders to take note of such ‘man’s…

Boko Haram: We don’t know Shekau’s whereabouts – Army

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday stated that it does not know the whereabouts of the leader of the Boko Haramn Abubakar Shekau. Addressing a press conference in Maiduguri, the head of the nation’s counter-insurgency operation (Operation Lafiya Dole), Major General Lucky Irabor said the claim that Shekau had relocated to somewhere in Kala-Balge, in Borno…

Army parades 10 repentant Boko Haram members, confirms arrrest of LG Chairman harbouring terrorists in Maiduguri

Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Leo Irabor on Wednesday, paraded ten Boko Haram suspects, who were said to have surrendered and handed themselves to the Nigerian military. The General said, the suspects, have undergone deradicalization process,adding that, although they have committed crimes against the Nigerian state, their willingness to surrender shows that they…

Rivers: Army kills three cultists during gun-battle in ONELGA

At least, three of the suspected cultists terrorizing some parts of Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State have been killed. A team of the joint Task Force engaged the hoodlums in a shoot-out which lasted for hours last night, killing three while some escaped with bullet wounds. The operation was in response to the…

Army authorities deceived us – Soldiers speak on Sambisa rampage [VIDEO]

Some of the soldiers deployed to battle Boko Haram insurgents have revealed why they went on rampage in the Sambisa Forest. They had turned against their superior officers, protesting and shooting indiscriminately. In a video released by Premium Times on Wednesday, one of the soldiers said they had been deceived many times by the military…

Nigerian Army bans officers, men from posting operations on social media

The Nigerian Army has barred officers and soldiers on duty from uploading pictures and videos of their operation on social media. The ban takes immediate effect. General Officer Commanding (GOC), 1 Division Mechanized Army, Major-General Adeniyi Oyebade, gave the warning on Tuesday, on behalf of Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai. He spoke…

Army repels Boko Haram attack in Adamawa

Soldiers on Tuesday repelled an early morning attack by fleeing Boko Haram insurgents on Dar village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa. Chairman of Madagali Local Government, Alhaji Yusuf Mohammed, said the attack was contained by the prompt response of security operatives in the areas. He lauded the efforts of security agencies and local…