Army troops kill 3 Boko Haram terrorists, recover weapons in Borno
The Nigerian Army says its troops have killed three Boko Haram insurgents while on fighting patrol in Kukawa in Baga Local Government Area in Borno on Sunday.
Army arrests wanted Boko Haram commander, kills two insurgents
Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have announced the arrest of a Boko Haram commander on its wanted list of suspects. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu, disclosed this in a statement yesterday in Maiduguri. He said the arrested suspect, Maje Lawan, was number 96 on the wanted list of the Nigerian Army.…
VP Osinbajo orders 72-hour joint operation to clear Apapa traffic gridlock
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has directed the commencement of a 72-hour joint operation to restore order around Apapa and environs, after activities of truck drivers had caused traffic gridlock and made vehicular movement around the axis near impossible over the past few days.
Army repels attack, neutralises 22 terrorists
The Army said on Monday it neutralised 22 suspected terrorists in Bama Local Government Area of Borno, while several others escaped with gunshot wounds after troops repelled an attack. The army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, who disclosed this in a statement, however, denied a report that the terrorists attacked, killed soldiers and carted away some…
Military provides free medicare to 784 patients in Taraba
The 23 Brigade, Nigeria Army, Yola, on Saturday treated more than 784 patients in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba under its Medical Outreach Programme. Speaking at the occasion in Serti, the Commander of the Brigade, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Bello, said the exercise, which was the third in the state this year, after the ones…
FG to investigate sale of donated military land – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday pledged to look into reported cases of illegal sale of land donated to the Nigeria Army by communities across the country.
Army rescues 58 women used as sex slaves by Boko Haram
The Nigerian army says it has rescued 58 women used as sex slaves, by Boko Haram in Modu Kimeri, in Bama Local Government Area of Borno state.
How courageous civilians foil suicide attack in Yobe mosque – Army
The Nigerian Army says some courageous civilians on Sunday foiled a suicide bomb attack by a suspected female Boko Haram member on a mosque in Gashua, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement released in Maiduguri. “What would…
Army in ‘final push’ to dislodge Boko Haram in Lake Chad
The Nigerian Army says it has lunched a new operation to ‘totally flush out’ the remnants of Boko Haram insurgents in the Lake Chad region. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Burutai, told a news conference in Maiduguri that Operation Last Hold had an August 31, 2018 date to dislodge the terrorists. Represented by…
Again, troops arrest, parade armed herder in Benue State
The troops of 72 Special Forces Battalion, Nigeria Army, Makurdi have again arrested and paraded an herdsman, Idi Gemu, in possession of an AK 47 rifle in Benue State.
Army arrests three militias with weapons in Benue
Troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade in Makurdi have arrested three militia herdsmen with weapons at Tormatar village in Guma Council of Benue state. Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 707 Special Forces Brigade, Makurdi, Major Olabisi Olalekan Ayeni, in a press release made available to The Guardian, yesterday in Makurdi, explained that the arrest took…