News - The Nigerian Army

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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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.

Over 70 Boko Haram Members Killed By Nigerian Military In Air Raid

4 years ago /
Nation  Security 

Over 70 Boko Haram Terrorists have been killed in an air raid with the support from the 7th Division troops of the Nigerian Army. 

Female Suicide Bomber Attacks Military CheckPoint In Gombe

5 years ago /
Security 

A female suicide bomber on a motorcycle on Sunday detonated a bomb at a military checkpoint in Gombe the Gombe state capital.

Nigerian Army Claims It is Winning War Against Insurgency

5 years ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army says it is succeeding in the fight against terror in the northeast.  

Soldiers Open Fire On Their Commender In Maiduguri

5 years ago /
Nation  Security 

Soldiers in seven-division have opened fire on their commander in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, Borno state.

Nigerian Army To Audit Equipments

5 years ago /
Security 

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah has directed all segments of the Nigerian Army to undertake equipment and materiel audit in order to effectively prosecute the war against insurgents.  

Senate questions the capability of the Nigerian Army

5 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The upsurge of attacks including the recent abduction of female students of government secondary school Chibok in Borno state has continues to raise questions on the Nigerian military’s capability to combat the insurgent’s activities.