Buratai ‘leads battle to flush out Boko Haram in North East’

April 11, 2020 NAN 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has relocated to the North East to oversee and direct the overall operation in the theatre and other army operations across the country. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, disclosed this in a statement on Friday. He said that Buratai disclosed this while addressing the troops of Special Super Read More

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Boko Haram invades Borno community overnight, kills dozens, abduct women, children; cars burnt

February 10, 2020 Editor 0

Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 30 people and abducted many women and children in a raid in Borno state, a regional government spokesman said on Monday. The attack Sunday evening targeted the village of Auno on a key highway linking to regional capital Maiduguri. The jihadists stormed in on trucks mounted with heavy weapons, killing, burning and looting before kidnapping Read More

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Police to wipe out kidnappers, bandits from hideouts – IG

February 8, 2020 Editor 0

Following the successes recorded in the fight against Ansarul terrorists in Birnin Gwari area where 250 kidnappers and bandits were neutralised, the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar Adamu has assured that the police would tackle other kidnappers terrorising Nigeria.  Speaking when he visited the troops injured from last Wednesday’s attack, the IGP said police have woken up from its Read More

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Fear of Boko Haram attack sends residents away as Chad troops leave Nigeria

January 5, 2020 Editor 0

News of the Chad troops pullout from the fight against Boko Haram, coupled with a local report of Nigerian troops also leaving the vicinity, sparked concern among local people in Gajiganna, Borno State hundreds of whom promptly fled the area citing their fear of further attacks. Chad has ended a months-long mission fighting Boko Haram in neighbouring Nigeria and withdrawn Read More

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Troops kill armed bandit, rescue 3 on Kaduna-Abuja highway

October 18, 2019 Editor 0

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Operation Thunder Strike have killed one armed bandit, suspected to be a kidnapper on Kaduna-Abuja highway. The troops in the operation rescued three villagers abducted from their farms on Wednesday in Maro village along the highway. Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 1 Division Nigerian Army Kaduna, Col. Ezindu Idimah, disclosed this to newsmen in Read More

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MJTF, Nigerian troops kill 7 Boko haram, lSWAP commanders

September 20, 2019 Editor 0

The Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Ndjamena, Chad, and trooops of the Nigerian military have killed seven Boko haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) “key commanders” during an encounter with troops at Tumbus of Lake Chad region. Army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa said this Friday in a statement. According to him, the name of the commanders are: Abba Read More

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Troops kill Boko Haram terrorists, inflict injuries on many

September 1, 2019 Editor 0

Troops of Sector 3, Operation LAFIYA DOLE attached to Super Camp Monguno killed several Boko haram terrorists during patrol along Monguno-Mairari-Gajiram axis in Northern part of Borno state. Army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa said the incident happened on Friday. He said: “The patrol team came in contact with the terrorists and engaged them with heavy volume of fire that neutralized countless Read More

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Theatre Commander to troops: Let’s wrap up the war and go home, warns commanders against starving soldiers

August 26, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigerian Army said it was deploying new strategies to counter resurgence of Boko Haram insurgency in some communities within Borno state. While urging the troops to take the war to the enemies and traitors alike and wrap it up, it also warned commanders against starving the troops of food and water by providing same where and when needed promptly.   Read More

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Breaking: Troops battle ISWAP in Baga, Benishiek

July 31, 2019 Editor 0

Islamic State militants popularly known as ISWAP have been engaged by the Nigerian troop in Baga and Benishiek, in Borno state. However, it is unclear the casualties recorded so far on both sides. Even ISWAP was unsure about the damage it claimed it inflicted. Reuters said ISWAP claimed on its Amaq news agency that it killed or wounded more than Read More

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Troops rescue 8 women, 6 children from terrorists’ den

June 28, 2019 Editor 0

Troops of 152 Task Force, 21 Special Armoured Brigade in the ongoing Operation HALAKA DODO in the North east, have rescued eight women and six children held captive by Boko haram terrorists, during a clearance operation in Nbaga and Gero villages of Borno state. Army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa said this in a statement Thursday. He said the troops had “continued Read More

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Harbin Kunama III: Troops nautralise scores of bandits, arrest informants in Sokoto

June 25, 2019 Editor 0

Troops of Operation HARBIN KUNAMA III have killed scores of bandits during a fierce battle  while to people  complain about activities of bandits in Magira village of Sokoto state. Army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa said this in a statement. “The troops pursued the bandits to their hideouts killing scores, while several others escaped with gunshot injuries. Unfortunately, one soldier paid the Read More

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Breaking: Buratai disowns ‘troops lack commitment’ reports

June 24, 2019 Editor 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has said he never hinted that troops fighting Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists in the North-east lack commitment as being reported in some section of the media. Burataii made the denial Monday while responding to question from Journalists during his courtesy visit to Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, Read More

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Buratai to troops: Be proud of your patriotic role to your fatherland

June 24, 2019 Editor 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has implored officers and men of the NA to feel proud of their noble/patriotic roles in their struggles to protecting the nation’s sovereignty and integrity. He gave the charge while speaking at the closing ceremony of the Army Headquarters Transformational Leadership Workshop 2019.  “The Nigerian Army is already working Read More

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MJTF troops kill 47 ISWAP terrorists in Lake Chad Island, military base

June 22, 2019 Editor 0

Troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) in collaboration with national forces have killed 42 Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists during a clearance operation in Dogo Naira, an Island in Lake Chad. They also killed five ISWAP terrorists while one was captured when the terrorists tried attempted to attack MNJTF troops in Sector 1 Foward Operation Base (FOB) Read More

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Again, troops ‘block’ Nyanya-Abuja highway, inflict pains on residents

May 31, 2019 Editor 0

Motorists plying the Keffi-Abuja highway into the Abuja city centre had a hectic time on Friday as troops took positions at different areas of the road, conducting checks. The troops deployed in Mararaba junction and Checkpoint, the boundary between the FCT and Nasarawa State, as well as Nyanya, Kugbo and AyA overhead bridge, subjected the motorists to checks. The check Read More

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Troops kill 2 bandits, avert ethnic clashes in Benue, Taraba

April 21, 2019 Editor 0

Troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE deployed to conduct anti-banditry operations in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states have neutralized two armed bandits in a recent encounter with the men of the under-world. Defence Headquarters spokesperson, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu said the incident happened on Friday. He said the troops were on a fighting patrol along Nagi-Ucheki- Audu- Enger- Adudu axis in Gwer Read More

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Troops neutralise 39 terrorists along Lake Chad region

April 18, 2019 Editor 0

Troops of Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Sector 2 in the Republic of Chad and Sector 3 in Nigeria have neutralised 39 Boko haram terrorists during a clearance operation in Cross Kauwa village in the Lake Chad region. Twenty soldiers were also wounded during the encounter that took place on Tuesday April 16, 2019, and had been evacuated for Read More

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Troops crush several terrorist in Yobe, Borno

March 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Troops of 152 Battalion have crushed several Boko haram terrorists during a fierce battle in Bula, Yobe state, and Banki in Borno state. The battle ensued at about 7pm on Monday when the terrorists attempted to infiltrate the troops’ locations in both communities, according to a statement on Wednesday by Col. Ado Isa, Spokesperson of Theater Command Operation Lafiya Dole. Read More

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Troops neutralise armed thugs in Rivers, lose officer

February 24, 2019 Editor 0

Troops of 6 Division of the Nigerian Army have neutralised six armed thugs after a gun duel in Abonnema, Akuku Toro local government of Rivers state. In a statement, Army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa, said: “the troops were on a legitimate duty of protecting lives and properties of law abiding citizens and ensuring a conducive environment for peaceful conduct of Read More

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We are fighting ISIS, ISWAP elements not B/Haram – FG

February 8, 2019 Editor 0

The federal government has said the nation’s military currently engages fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as well as those of Islamic State’s West African Province. Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed said this Thursday at the launch of the national campaign in support of the military’s fight against insurgency in the North-east. The minister said: Read More

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Troops unleash heavy blow on Boko Haram as Buhari heads to Yobe

January 21, 2019 Editor 0

The Troops of the 27 Task Force Brigade and Nigerian Army SpecialForces School in Buni Yadi, Yobe state says, it has successfullydefeated Boko Haram terrorists that launched attack on its base onSunday. This was disclosed to newsmen in a press statement made available byMajor Nureni Alimi, the Assistant Director Army Public Relation of the27 Task Force Bridge. “The terrorists came Read More