News - The Nigerian Army

60 Soldiers Are To Be Tried For Mutiny Today

4 years ago /
Security 

Another set of 60 soldiers are to be arraigned before a General Court Martial by military authorities in Abuja on Tuesday (today)   for mutiny. The soldiers allegedly committed mutiny on August 4, 2014 by refusing to join troops in Maiduguri for “an operation.” Their arraignment which is to take place at the...

Former President of Nigeria, Obasanjo Goes Back To School Again

4 years ago /
Education 

Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria is set to go back to school for a higher degree in Christian Theology. Mr. Obasanjo will on Tuesday formally enrol as a graduate student at the headquarters of the National Open University of Nigeria in Lagos. Having obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in 2009, Mr....

Nigerian Troops Rout Terrorists In Benisheikh And Konduga

4 years ago /
Security 

Troops from the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri have recorded yet another decisive victory over Boko Haram insurgents attempting to seize Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. It was learnt that soldiers stationed in Konduga yesterday repelled an attack by Boko Haram fighters who tried once again to capture...

$9.3m Arms Deal Made Us Laughing Stock Of The World - Fashola

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Governor of Lagos State Babatunde Fashola, said yesterday that the alleged $9.3 million cash seized by the South African government has made the country a laughing stock worldwide. Fashola also added that the federal government had not been consistent with information on the abducted Chibok girls and the attack on...

Mutiny: Nigerian Senate Justifies Death Sentence On 12 Convicted Soldiers

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has announced that it would not plead with the Nigerian Army to spare the lives of the 12 Maiduguri soldiers who were convicted for mutiny and sentenced to death for opening fire on their own commander. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, Senator George Sekibo, disclosed this in Abuja yesterday, after a...

Mutiny: NLC Pleads For Lighter Sentence On The 12 Condemned Soldiers

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Abuja on Tuesday pleaded with the leadership of the Armed Forces to commute the death sentences on 12 soldiers found guilty of mutiny to lighter punishments. The acting President of the congress, Chief Promise Adewusi, said this yesterday while addressing a press conference. He warned...

50 Boko Haram Suspects Arrested In Biu

4 years ago /
Security 

Military operatives in Biu local government area of Borno state have arrested 50 fleeing members of the Boko Haram fighters who were hidden under a truck heading towards Gombe. security sources told journalists that the arrested men are currently in the custody of the Nigerian Army and might have been detained...

 

Nigerian Troops Capture Boko Haram Commander In Konduga Victory

5 years ago /
Security 

The defence headquarters has said that it captured a high ranking leader terrorists who was seriously wounded and is being treated in a Military medical facility after he was captured in the OP. The statement was released by the military high command on its official twitter account @DefenceInfoNG He was among those captured yesterday....

15 Soldiers Court-Martialed, Get 4 Years Imprisonment For Refusing To Fight Boko Haram

5 years ago /
Nation 

No fewer than 15 soldiers were court-martialed and each sentenced to four years’ jail term following their refusal to report to the war front in the northern parts of Adamawa State. This is barely two days after the Nigerian Army sentenced 12 of its personnel to death by firing squad...

Mutiny: Nigeria Military Retires GOC Attacked By Convicted Soldiers

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria Military authorities have retired the former General Officer Commanding the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, Maj. Gen. Abubakar Mohammed, who was attacked by soldiers at their barracks in Maiduguri on May 14th. The soldiers have since been sentenced to death for that action by a military...

Mutiny: Army Sentences 12 Soldiers To Death For Attack On GOC

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army has sentenced 12 of the 18 soldiers charged with Court-Martial to death by firing squad, while one was sentenced to 28 days with Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL). Five others were set free. According to the sentence delivered by the President of the General Court Martial trying the...

Borno: Boko Haram Have Surrounded Maiduguri Says Elders

5 years ago /
Security 

Boko Haram fighters have surrounded the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri and are preparing an imminent takeover, an influential regional group claimed on Thursday, calling for military reinforcements. "They have completely surrounded the city of Maiduguri," said the Borno Elders Forum, which is made up of retired senior civilian and military...

Stephen Davies' Accusations are Baseless - Former COAS

5 years ago /
Nation 

Lt-Gen Azubuike Ihejirika, the former Chief of Army Staff who was recently accused by Australian negotiator, Stephen Davies of being one of the sponsors of Boko Haram yesterday warned stakeholders not to be deceived by what he described as frivolous and baseless accusations aimed at diverting attention from the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency efforts.

Nigerian Army Will Be Reorganised - COAS

5 years ago /
Security 

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah has stated that the Nigerian Army will soon be reorganised to enable it effectively carry out the task of protecting the territorial integrity of the nation.

Policemen Attempted To Shoot NSCDC Commandant General - Emma Okeh

5 years ago /
Security 

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, on Friday, alleged that a policeman attempted to shoot its Commandant-General, Dr. Ade Abolurin and other security officers and officials from the Attorney-General office while on inspection tour of items seized from oil pipeline vandals at Ikorodu, Lagos.

NHRC Kicks Against Federal High Court Ruling On Apo Killings

5 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the chairman of its governing council Chidi Odinkalu has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to set aside its order stopping the execution of the commission’s decision on the killing of eight squatters at the national assembly quarters in Apo.

We Need Nigerians To Be Patient - Army Chief

5 years ago /
Security 

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah says the Nigerian army is getting new equipment and material to enable it fight terrorism and insurgency.  

Nigerian Army To Court-Martial 18 Soldiers For Attempted Murder and Mutiny

5 years ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army has court martialed 18 soldiers for their involvement in the attempted murder and mutiny in Maimalari military cantonment in Maiduguri.

Court Orders Stay Of Execution On Reports Indicting DSS And Nigerian Army For Apo Killings

5 years ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered a stay of execution of the report compiled by the National Human Rights Commission which indicted the Nigerian Army and the Directorate of State Security (DSS) for the killing of 8 squatters alleged to have been members of Boko Haram sect in Apo in 2013.

Breaking News: Bomb Blast Rocks Maiduguri Market

5 years ago /
Security 

A bomb has exploded at the busy Monday Market in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State. Unconfirmed reports say that the blast occured this morning during the busy morning activities at the market.