Borno: Lieutenant, 6 others killed as terrorists ambush Army convoy

A military convoy, including a Lieutenant and several soldiers, have fallen victim to a deadly ambush by the Boko Haram sect along the Biu-Buratai-Buni Yadi road, a notorious hotspot for terrorist attacks linking Borno and Yobe States. The assault, occurring on Thursday evening, resulted in significant casualties, intensifying concerns over the security of the region. According to a reliable source, who spoke with newsmen, reported that the attack led to the tragic deaths of the lieutenant officer, a driver, a gunner, and four other soldiers, marking a somber moment for…

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Delta Killings: Army declares Prof., 7 others ‘wanted’ 

The Nigerian Army yesterday declared eight persons wanted in connection with the killing of 17 officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army in Okuama, Delta State. The Army, in an update posted on its official page on X, identified the suspects as Prof Ekpekpo Arthur, Reuben Baru, Alevwru Daniel, Akata Malawa David, Andaowe Deniss Bakriri, Igboli Ebi, Sinclear Oliki, and Clements Ikolo Oghenerukevwe. Recall that the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, has vowed that those behind the death of military personnel in Delta would be hunted down. This is…

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Sokoto: Army rescues 17 abducted Almajiri kids

The Nigerian Army, in collaboration with the Office of the National Security Adviser, has rescued the 17 Almajiri kids, abducted two weeks ago by terrorists in Gada local government, headquarters of Gada local government area of Sokoto State. Garrison Commander of the 8 Division of the Nigerian Army Sokoto, Gen. Amos Tawasimi, presented the rescued Almajiri kids and woman, to the Sokoto State Governor, Dr Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto. Speaking at a brief occasion to receive the rescued victims, Governor Aliyu commended the Military and the office of the National Security…

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Okuama crisis: “We’ve never lost soldiers like that; not even in B/Haram war” – Edwin Clark

Elder statesman and leader of the Ijaw Nation, Edwin Clark has condemned the recent killing of soldiers in Delta State, stressing that Nigeria has never witnessed such a tragedy before. Clark, who made this known on Tuesday, while fielding questions during a television programme, described the incident as shocking, barbaric, and wicked. He advised that the communities and the military should work together to find the murderer(s). He also appealed to soldiers to act with restraint and not take law in their own hands, noting that with modern technology they…

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Troops rescue 16 kidnapped victims in Kaduna – Army

The troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army have successfully averted a kidnap attempt by a violent extremist and insurgent group and rescued the abductees in Tantatu Community of Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State. This is contained in a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Monday, in Abuja. Nwachukwu said troops had on Sunday responded to actionable intelligence at about 10:30 pm, and swiftly tracked the insurgents, who had earlier attacked the community in numbers and abducted some of the villagers as hostages. He…

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Army raids IPOB/ESN Headquarters in Imo, kill scores  

Nigerian Troops have raided the Supreme Headquarters of the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB situated in the Mother Valley area of Imo State. In an issued statement on Thursday, Troops of the South-East Joint Task Force (OP UDOKA) neutralised several members of the group while other fled into the deeper parts of the Forest with various degrees of injuries. The statement read in part: “In continuation of the sustained operations, the JTF OPUK troops has on 7 March 2024 cleared and destroyed the notorious Supreme Headquarters of the terrorists…

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Army sacks Brigade Commander over Adamawa Police HQ invasion

The Nigerian Army has sacked the Commander, 23 Armour Brigade, Yola, Brig-Gen. Mohammed Gambo, over the midnight invasion of Adamawa Police Headquarters (HQ), where many army personnel and a Police inspector lost their lives. Recall that last month, the former Commander mobilised 12 trucks of heavily-armed soldiers to invade the headquarters. Gambo is replaced with Brig-Gen. Paul Zawaya, from Michika local government area of Adamawa State. While receiving the new Commander in Government House, Yola, yesterday, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, who looked excited, urged Zawaya to double his efforts towards reducing…

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Kaduna: ‘Army carried out airstrikes against Air Force advice’ – Angry officers

Some angry officers of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have expressed their frustration over the airstrikes on Tudun-Biri, in Igabi local government area of Kaduna State, carried out by the Nigerian Army. Recall that over 120 lives were reported dead and more than 60 injured after the army drone bombed villagers celebrating Maulud on Sunday night. The NAF officers maintained that they (air troops) have more adequate training and equipment to carry out air operations “with precision” than many other services in the military. “Every service or security agency has…

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N’East Theater Ops: COAS Lagbaja orders probe of alleged poor feeding of troops

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja has ordered an investigation into the allegation of poor feeding of frontline troops in the North-East Theatre of Operations. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, made this known in a statement yesterday in Abuja. Nwachukwu said that the welfare of troops has been given a premium by the present leadership of the Nigerian Army and was one of the vital pillars of the COAS Command Philosophy targeted at motivating the force. The army spokesman said, ”The Nigerian army therefore takes…

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Improved Security: Katsina Governor applauds Army, pledges support

Governor Dikko Radda of Katsina State has commended the Nigerian Army for the efforts of troops in tackling insecurity and restoring peace and stability in the state. Radda gave the commendation, when he paid a courtesy visit to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, on Monday in Abuja. He said that the 17 Brigade in Katsina had been supportive to his administration in managing and tackling insecurity that had affected the state. The governor said the visit was to seek for more support and discuss better ways…

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