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NAF, Army inflict ‘heavy casualty’ on terrorists

The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole and the Army have inflicted heavy casualty on Boko Haram terrorists in their combined clearance operations of discovered terrorists locations in the sambisa general area. On the first day of the combinedclearance operations, which began on January 3, 2018, the Air Task Force conducted intensive bombardments on […]

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Boko Haram defeat not just a claim, but reality – Buratai

Stories by Musa Umar Bologi Abuja Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has said that the defeat of Boko Haram terrorists by the military is not just a claim, but a reality which can be seen from the peace that is returning to the North east. Buratai said this in Monguno, Borno state, […]

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A Christmas in Gwoza

In this report,Defence Correspondent MUSA UMAR BOLOGI writes on efforts of the military in bringing and sustaining peace in Gwoza community, former headquarters of Boko Haram terrorists, which aided a hitch-free Christmas celebration Welcome to Christmas The thunderous sound from the military rocket shock our building down its base. I woke up from my deep […]

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Boko Haram: Army dismissed us from warfront – Robbery suspects

By Bashir Mohammed   Kano   Two suspected armed robbers arrested by the police in Army camoufl age uniform have confi rmed that they were dismissed from the Nigerian Army for deserting the battle ground at the height of the Boko Haram warfare in Baga and Bama, respectively. The duo, Abubakar Ibrahim and Jaduwa Th […]

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Insurgency: Theatre commander seeks Borno police, others’ collaboration

By Sadiq Abubakar   Maiduguri Theatre Commander, Operation Lafi ya Dole, Maj.-Gen Rogers Nicholas has called for closer collaboration with the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies to fast-track successful implementation of the counterinsurgency campaign. He made the call at a familiarisation visit to the headquarters of Borno Police Command in Maiduguri yesterday, stressing […]

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2 brothers arrested in Ogun for ‘serial rape’

The police in Ogun state have arrested two brothers, Paul Jibunor and Nkoenye Jibunor, for alleged serial rape and robbery. The Command Public Relations Offi cer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects were arrested on December 31 following a complaint by one of their alleged victims at Ojodu Abiodun police division. According to the complainant, she […]

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‘Establish military outpost to curb Birnin Gwari kidnapping, robbery’

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna The Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressive Union (BEPU) has called for the location of 96 Army battalion in the community to dislodge armed bandits from the nearby Kamuku and Kuyambana forests and address the spate of kidnapping and cattle rustling in the area. In a communiqué issued at the end of the […]

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Army lauded for patronising local industries

By Ene Osang   Abuja The Nigerian Army has been commended by Nigerians especially from the SouTheastern part of the country flowing its decision to partner with local car manufacturer, Innoson Motors in the manufacture of military vehicles and other hardwares. It would be recalled that they had also partnered with shoe makers in Aba […]

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Terrorism: Why there is peace in Bauchi – Buratai

By Najib Sani Bauchi The Chief of Army Staff , Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has explained why Bauchi is peaceful amidst attacks by insurgents in other states in the Northeast, attributing it to the cooperation of residents and the collaboration of security agencies working in the state. Buratai disclosed this on Wednesday, shortly after […]

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Boko Haram abducts 30 woodcutters

By Sadiq Abubakar with agency Maiduguri Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major-General Rogers Nicholas, yesterday revealed that the joint operations of the Army, Air Force, Police, DSS, Civil Defenders and the civilian JTF, have rescued over 2000 civilians from the captivity of Boko Haram insurgents at the Lake Chad region. Briefing journalists at the Command’s […]

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Nationwide killings wicked, horrifying, PDP asks Presidency, APC to search conscience

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the recent massacre of defenseless Nigerians in Benue, Rivers, Kaduna and other states by marauders as extremely wicked, iniquitous and horrifying. The party also flayed as inexcusable, the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC Federal Government to act upon early danger signs and threats by taking cautionary measures […]

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Military Kill Scores of Boko Haram Terrorists, Arrest 200, Rescue 2000 Captives, Recovers Weapons in Borno

The Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Rogers Nicholas has Thursday said that the military in the on going   joint operations by the joint team of the  Nigerian army, air force, police , SSS, civil defence,  civilian JTF and the media have rescued over 2000 civilians as captives both men, women and children […]

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Breaking: Troops rescue another Chibok school girl

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Pulka today rescued one of the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists earlier in 2014. A statement issued Thursday by Col Onyema Nwachukwu Deputy Director Public Relations Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole said so far, preliminary investigations reveal that the young girl identified as Salomi Pagu is the […]

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Bomber kills own father, 4 others in Borno mosque

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri No fewer than five persons were killed in early morning suicide bomb attack at Gamboru town in Gamboru-Ngala local government area of Borno state yesterday. The incident occurred about 5: 00 am when a teenage male suicide bomber detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to his body in a mosque […]

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Boko Haram plans attacks on Punch, Daily Sun, Vanguard, Guardian, Nation, Tribune Newspapers

Boko haram has threatened to attack some media houses in Nigeria. This is contained in a new video released yesterday, Wednesday by Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau on YouTube.  The organisations include, Punch, Daily Sun, Vanguard, Guardian, Nation, Tribune, and National Accord. The reason for their planned attack according to the clip include, misinforming […]

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IGP charges officers to protect lives

By Our Correspondent The Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris has enjoined officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force to rededicate themselves to their constitutional duty of protecting lives and property of Nigerians and foreigners resident in the country. Idris also called for diligence among the personnel even in the face of “undue […]

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Army arrests 2 BUA employees, confiscates explosives

By Patrick Ahanor Benin City The controversy surrounding the disputed Obu Mine site in Okpilla, Edo state yesterday deepened following the arrest of two employees of BUA International Limited. The employees were arrested by a combined security team of the Nigerian Army, the Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), and Department of State […]

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Buratai expresses satisfaction on Bauchi security

By Musa Umar Bologi Bauchi Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has expressed satisfaction over security situation in Bauchi state. He said this while on operational visit to the state, and inspection of ongoing projects at the 33 Artillery Brigade and headquarters Nigerian Army Armoured Corps. Buratai also expressed satisfaction over the projects in […]

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Buhari commiserates with Ortom over Benue killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state over the reported killings, injury of several persons and wanton destruction of property in Guma and Logo local governments of the state in the New Year. While expressing immense sadness at the “wicked and callous” attacks on even innocent children, the President assured […]

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Call heldsmen to order or we go to war, Benue APC tells Buhari

The Benue state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed dissatisfaction over the killing of over 20 people in the state, allegedly papeltrated by the Fulani herdsmen as an invitation of civil War. In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, state chairman of the party Comrade Abba Yaro, described the killing […]

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Jigawa police nab kidnap kingpin

By Muhammad Aliyu Dutse Jigawa state police command has apprehended Alhaji Datti Buba, a notorious criminal from Bauchi, who is specialised in kidnapping, robbing and other nefarious activities in Dutse and environs. The police command spokesperson, SP Abdu Jijiri, who confirmed the arrest to our correspondent said, Datti, who had been on the run since […]

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Miraculous escape of 18 suicide bombing girls used by Boko Haram

The New York Times interviewed 18 girls who were captured by militants in Nigeria and sent into crowds to blow themselves up. Here are their stories. The girls didn’t want to kill anyone. They walked in silence for a while, the weight of the explosives around their waists pulling down on them as they fingered […]

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Buhari condemns religious killings

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said the present administration would investigate and bring to book all perpetrators of mayhem across the country, reiterating that no religion or civilised culture tolerates violence, especially the taking of another life. Speaking at separate meetings with with the Qadiriyya Muslim Movement in Africa and the Izalatul-Bid’a-Wa-Iqamatus-Sunnah at the […]

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APC condemns New Year massacres in Rivers, Kaduna, others

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the gruesome attacks on worshipers ushering in the New Year in Taiwo Isale area of Ilorin, Kwara state and Omoku community in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area of Rivers state, which led to several deaths and maiming. The party also condemned the killing of the Chief of Numana, in […]

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Kano police record 601 crimes, rescue 52 kidnap victims

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Kano command of the Nigeria Police Force recorded 601 major crimes in 2017, with 52 victims of abduction rescued and reunited with their families. Besides, the command recovered 35 stolen vehicles, 75 different types of arms and 273 live ammunitions during the period under review. Speaking to newsmen on their scorecard […]