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NAF airlifts rescued hostages from Sambisa forest

By Miss Umar Bologi Abuja Following the recaptured of Boko Haram terrorists’ tactical headquarters in Camp Zairo, Sambisa forest, through the efforts of the Nigerian Air Force and the Nigerian Army, the Air Force had airlifted rescued hostages for treatment in Maiduguri, Born state. Camp Zairo WA earlier captured by the military in December 2016, […]

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Grief as Cameroon military holds Nigerian community hostage

If any observer say the second name of Danare community in central Cross River state, is grief, the observer may stating the obvious. This is because the story of Danare is that of grief and total neglect. Danare, about 263km from Calabar, the state capital, is a border community between Nigeria and Cameroon and has […]

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Bayelsa youths demand General Boroh’s Sack

Protesting youths in Bayelsa State Tuesday interrupted  activities around Yenagoa and Opokuma  Yenagoa Local Government Councils asking for the removal of the Chairman of the Amnesty Implementation Committee, Brig.Gen. Paul Boroh over alleged non-performance and diversion of funds meant for the proper implementation of the programme. While scores of youths gathered at the Igbogene Area […]

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INFIGHTING CAUSES NORTHEAST GOVERNORS TO SHUN MAIDUGURI TOWN HALL SECURITY MEETING

The Northeast Special Town Hall security meetings which were held last Monday in Maiduguri was deserted, as none of the governors in the zone attended the meeting, leaving the host Governor Kashim Shettima only in attendance. The meeting which was considered as timely and important was centered on the security challenges which have been bedeviling […]

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Again, Troops Clear Camp Zairo in Sambisa Forest, Theater Commander says

The Theatre commander of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Nicolas Rogers has disclosed that the Nigerian Army and their Cameroonian Defence Force have successfully cleared  Zairo Camp at the dreaded Sambisa forest. The Theatre Commander made this known Tuesday when he led a delegation of Cameroonian Defence Forces and other commanders of the Operation Lafiya Dole […]

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26 MORE BOKO HARAM INSURGENTS SURRENDER TO OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE

Following ongoing onslaught by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole conducting Operations DEEP PUNCH 2 in the Sambisa forest,  additional 26 insurgents have surrendered to troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE.The insurgents who surrendered from the Damboa general area of southern Borno also submitted their weapons to the troops. Parading the surrendered insurgents before  international and local […]

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THEATRE COMMANDER INDUCTS CAMEROONIAN DEFENCE FORCES INTO OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE

The Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Rogers Nicholas Sunday led a joint team of Field Commanders from Operation LAFIYA DOLE and Cameroonian Defence Forces to formally receive and induct Cameroonian troops who arrived Gwoza to join in the ongoing counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations in the north eastern Nigeria and the borders […]

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Nigeria, Cameroon harmonise strategies against terrorists

A delegation of Field Commanders from the Cameroon Defence Forces on Saturday arrived Maiduguri, the Capital of Borno State and the epicentre of the fight against terrorism and insurgency in north eastern Nigeria. Army spokesperson, Brig-Gen. Sani Usman said the 14 member delegation led by Brig. Gen. Djonkeb Fredrick together with his Nigerian counterpart to […]

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Boko Haram completely defeated – Army

Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas has maintained that the Nigerian Army has completely defeated the Boko Haram insurgents. Nicholas stated this during the inauguration of the Nigeria-Cameroun Military Joint Mission on Saturday in Maiduguri. He disclosed that his troops under the operation DEEP PUNCH II had on Friday dislodged and occupied the […]

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Military rescues 84, calls on Boko Haram members to surrender

The Nigerian Army says it has rescued 84 people held hostage by Boko Haram at Camp Zairo during an operation in the area. It also said it has recovered heavy military weapons from the terrorists in the same area. Thetare Commander Operation Lafiya Dole Maj. Gen. Rogers Nicholas disclosed this to journalaists in Maiduguri, Borno […]

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NAF graduates 1,544 trainees in Kaduna

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has graduated 1,544 recruits, who have just successfully completed the Basic Military Training Course (BMTC) 38/2017 at the NAF’s Military Training Centre (MTC), Kaduna. The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, who was the Reviewing Officer and Guest of Honour during the Passing Out Parade (POP) […]

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Army to conduct more exercises to tackle insecurity

Chief of Army Staff,  Lt.-General. Tukur Buratai says the Nigerian Army  will conduct more exercises this year to tackle some of the security challenges in the country. Speaking after the first quarters route march organised by the Nigerian Army  Garrison in Abuja, the army chief said there no specific exercise targeted at herdmen/clash, the army’s […]

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Commander urges synergy among security agencies

Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas has urged for synergy among security agencies in the North in order to bring a quick end to insurgency  in the region. The Commander said this during  his meeting with heads of security agencies in Borno State. According to a statement, the  meeting which is the Theatre […]

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Security Challenges: Army to conduct more exercises in 2018 – Buratai

The Army will conduct more exercises in 2018 to assist civil authorities to deal with internal security challenges in parts of the country, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said. Speaking with newsmen on Friday after leading troops on a 15km Route March, Buratai said Exercises Harbin Kunama III, Crocodile Smile III […]

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NIA DG : Group says presidency desperate, deceptive

A group, the National Patriot’s Forum, has  said   the Presidency, in its seeming desperation to cover up the fraud at the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, and defend the wrong appointment of Abubakar Rufai Ahmed as the substantive Director General has been telling unbridled lies and half-truths, using its propaganda machinery A statement by the group […]

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Borno extends curfew for effective security

The Borno State Government, has again on the strong advice of the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole announced the extension of the rescheduled curfew time earlier announced (8:00 pm to 6:00 am every day), by another one week. In other words, the prevailing curfew regime is to now last until Friday, 20th January, 2018. A […]

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Military Urges UN to Provide Landmines Detectors for Clearance of ‘Bama

Commander 21 Armored Brigade, Brigadier General G.B Audu has said that Bama town and its environs  were largely safe  for the returnee IDPs to  come back and resettle but still faced with the challenges of farmlands littered with landmines by Boko Haram insurgent’s which has made farming difficult for the local people. He also said  […]

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Don’t harbour terrorists, Borno residents warned

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja The Nigerian Army has again warned residents of the North-east to desist from habouring remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in their areas. Army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman gave the warning in a statement yesterday. He said: “Credible intelligence has revealed that several of the criminal Boko Haram terrorists have […]

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‘Herdsmen’ attack Benue police camp, kill 2

By Daniel Agbo Makurdi Two policemen drafted for peace keeping in Logo local government area of Benue state have been killed and another one severely injured, when herdsmen attacked their camp in Awashuwa village. It was gathered that an earlier attempt made by the herdsmen to attack the camp of a detachment of Mobile Policemen […]

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Troops avert major suicide bomb attack in Borno

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed around Gamboru Ngala have successfully averted what would have been a major devastating suicide attack carried out by three female Boko Haram terrorists against innocent citizens in Gamboru town in Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State in the early hours of Tuesday. A statement issued Wednesday by  Onyema Nwachukwu […]

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Troops foil terrorists’ tricks of evading air raids

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri The Boko Haram terrorists’ tricks of evading air raids have been unravelled by the Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole combating insurgency in the North East. The Boko Haram terrorists group has always perfected survival tricks to continue their nefarious activities through enticement, deceit, concealment and outright propaganda. A statement issued […]

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Military Hands Over Rescued Chibok School Girl to Shettima

Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen Rogers Nicholas has Tuesday handed over rescued Chibok girl and two others to Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno for proper registration before handing them to Federal Government. The girls were recently rescued; after four days of coordinated ground and aerial military operations to route remnants of Boko Haram insurgents from […]

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Killings: FG absolves herdsmen, says govt hasn’t protected them enough

The federal government has said that the inability of government to pay attention to herdsmen and cow farming in the country, unlike others, has largely contributed and resulted to a threat against the farmers. The government however, expressed concerns that the current trend of clashes between the herdsmen and famers was dangerous for the country. […]

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How we killed ‘mastermind’ of Rivers New Year tragedy – Army

By Iyala Adaye P/Harcourt The Nigerian Army has said the mastermind of the New Year day tragedy in Rivers was Prince Igwedibia, popularly known as Don Wani or Don Waney, was shot dead on Saturday evening. He was killed in a joint operation by the State Security Service and the Army. In a statement yesterday, […]

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Troops unravel Boko Haram tricks of evading air raids

The Boko Haram terrorists’ tricks of evading air raids have been unraveled by the Theatre Command of Operation LAFIYA DOLE combating insurgency in the North East of Nigeria. The Boko Haram terrorists group have always perfected survival tricks to continue their nefarious activities through enticement, deceit, concealment and outright propaganda. A statement issued in Maiduguri Monday by […]