DSS arrests 6 over murder of Colonel

DSS operatives Men of the Department of State Services (DSS) and soldiers of the Nigerian Army, Ibadan, have arrested six persons alleged to have participated in the murder of the Commandant, Command Secondary School, Apata, Ibadan. Col. Anthony Okeyim. The Deputy Director, Public Relations, 2 Division, Col Timothy Antigha, who disclosed this at a news…

Army kills 13 Boko Haram suspects in clearance operations

Nigerian soldiers The Nigerian Army on Sunday said soldiers killed 13 suspected Boko Haram members during clearance operations in Bomboshe and Sinbaya in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno. Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations, said in a statement in Maiduguri that the operations were carried out on Thursday and Friday. According…

Nigerian soldiers arrest fleeing Boko Haram terrorists with 100 motorcycles

Nigerian soldiers have arrested four fleeing members of the Boko Haram sect with 100 motorcycles. Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen Sani Usman who disclosed this in a statement, said the fleeing terrorists were arrested on Wednesday afternoon at Madaki village in Biu Local Government Area, Borno State by troops of 27 Task Force Brigade stationed in Bara….

Nigerian Army, Premium Times tango over reports

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai The Nigerian Army and popular online medium, Premium Times, are currently engaged in a war of words over reports published by the latter on the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai and operations of the army in the Northeast. Both have threatened to drag each…

Corpses of Lt. Col, 15 soldiers killed by Boko Haram recovered

Nigerian soldiers 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…

Boko Haram strikes again, kills army captain, 4 soldiers

Boko Haram insurgents Reports reaching PMNEWS revealed that fleeing members of Boko Haram have ambushed some Nigeria soldiers attached to 27 Task Force Brigade of the Nigerian Army Buni Yadi, killing an army captain and four soldiers. The attack took place in Buni Yadi, Yobe State on Saturday evening. Hospital sources disclosed that the bodies…

Army kill three female suicide bombers in Borno

Major_General Leo Irabor, Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it had killed three female suicide bombers when they tried to ram into troops along Dutse area in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno. The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.- Gen. Lucky Irabor, confirmed the incident to newsmen in…

Rivers Rerun Election: Army recovers weapons, uniforms of slain policemen

Soldiers on patrol The Nigerian Army says it has recovered one AK47 assault rifle and uniforms belonging to DSP Mohammed Alkali and his police orderly allegedly beheaded by cultists. The policemen were killed by suspected cultists at Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers during the Dec. 10 re-run legislative elections. Maj.-Gen. Kasimu Abdulkarim, the…

Breaking: 15 Boko Haram insurgents killed in fierce encounter with soldiers

Nigerian soldiers Despite claims by the Nigerian military that the Boko Haram insurgents had been crushed, fighters of the murderous sect on Friday engaged Nigerian soldiers in a fierce fighting in Borno State. During the encounter, at least 15 Boko Haram fighters were killed. The leader of the sect Abubakar Shekau had on Thursday in…

Shekau video mere terrorists propaganda – Army

Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader The Nigerian Army has described the video purportedly released by the Boko Haram showing its leader as “mere terrorists propaganda.” A statement by Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman in Abuja on Thursday said the attention of the Nigerian Army had been drawn to the video clip released by the group from an…

Army turns captured Sambisa forest into training ground

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai The Sambisa forest, beginning from 2017 will serve as training ground for personnel of the Nigerian Army, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, has announced in Damasak. Buratai was in Damasak to celebrate the Christmas with troops of 145 Battalion after the road leading to…

Hurray! Nigerian Army finally crushes Boko Haram, Sambisa forest falls

Nigerian soldiers President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Abuja commended the troops of the Nigerian Army for crushing Boko Haram terrorists in their last enclave in Sambisa forest. In a goodwill message to troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole on the successful capture of the Boko Haram enclave in Sambisa forest, Buhari expressed delight, saying…