Amnesty highlights sex-for-food claims in Boko Haram-hit Nigeria
Amnesty International on Thursday urged Nigeria to act on claims soldiers and members of the civilian militia have raped women and girls in remote camps for people displaced by Boko Haram but the government said the rights monitor was repeating false accusations.
Appreciating the Nigerian Military
At its height, the Boko Haram insurgency not only threatens to decimate Nigeria as we know it; it also seeks to bring large swathes of land under the absolute control of a bloodthirsty sect. Boko Haram declared a caliphate that spanned 11 local councils in states such as Borno, Yobe and Adamawa and reigned with…
LG polls: Support claims with evidence, army tells PDP
The Nigerian Army has challenged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to provide evidence its leadership was complicit in the just concluded local council elections in Kaduna State.The PDP had alleged that the General Officer Commanding (GOC), Division 1, Nigerian Army (NA), Major General Mohammed, tinkered with the elections.
Army neutralises 2 female bombers
The Nigerian Army says it nutrialised two female suicide bombers, who attempted to infiltrate troops in Kawuri, in Konduga Local Government Area on Friday.
Taraba Killings: Army says Danjuma’s allegations baseless
The Nigerian Army on Friday said allegations against it by retired Gen. T.Y Danjuma that it colluded with militia in Taraba and refused to protect the people were untrue. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, made this known at a news conference in Abuja where he gave details of the findings of the…
Army commissions projects in Taraba
The Nigerian Army will be commissioning projects executed under its Exercise Ayem Akpatuma in Taraba State tomorrow. The projects, which include the renovation of a primary health care facility and construction of a solar powered water project at Ibi Local Council, “have been inspected and certified for commissioning”. In a statement, yesterday, signed by the…
Army kill 8 bandits in Zamfara
Eight bandits have been killed by troops of the One Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Gusau in an exchange of gunfire in Maru Local Government area of Zamfara. This is contained in a press release signed by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Major Clement Abiade and made available to the News Agency of…
Army parades three armed herders in Benue
The 72 Special Forces Battalion of the Nigerian Army, Makurdi at the weekend paraded three armed herdsmen it arrested after a gun battle at Tormatar community in Guma Local Council of Benue State.
Army begins special operation in North East May 1
The Nigerian Army says it is formally launching Operation Last Hold in the North East come of May 1 this year. Consequently, the force has set up a media centre for the effectiveness of the exercise.