News - Nigerian Army

Court Adjourns Army Retirement Suit Until March15

3 days ago /
Nation  Security 

The court of appeal Abuja division has adjourned hearing in the appeal challenging the alleged illegal retirement of major general Ibrahim Sani by the Nigerian army. The three-man panel of justices led by Justice Datti Yahaya on Wednesday adjourned the suit to march 15,2018 to enable Sani’s new counsel, Magaji Mahmoud...

North East: Army To Reorganise Deployment Of Troop, Says Buratai

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), the Lieutenant -General Tukur Buratai, has revealed plans by the Nigerian Army to reorganise the deployment of troops to the troubled north-east. Buratai made this disclosure on Tuesday while receiving the House of Representative Committee on Army at the Army Headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s...

We Won’t Return, Abducted ‘Chibok Girls’ Declare In Boko Haram Video

5 days ago /
Nation 

Islamist militants,  Boko Haram on Monday released a new video purporting to show at least 14 of the schoolgirls abducted from the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok in April 2014. At least three of the group were seen carrying babies. One of the students said: “We are the Chibok girls…. By...

Nigeria Honours Fallen Heroes In Armed Forces Remembrance Day

6 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria is marking the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, an annual event to honour members of the military who fought and are still fighting in various theatres of conflict within Nigeria and across the world. It is also to celebrate the living among the Armed Forces who have suffered deprivations owing to...

Change Of Baton At TRADOC As Gen. Salihu Takes Over

6 days ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army has appointed major General Adeku Salihu as the commander, training and doctrine command in Minna, Niger state. Addressing officers of the command, major general salihu urged them to remain committed to their duties and responsibilities. Unitil his appointment, General Salihu was the chief of defence communications at the defence...

The Counter-Terrorism Mobile Strike Teams

1 week ago /
Security 

As the military continues clearance operations in the Northeast, keeping areas around highways and other roads safe for civilian movement across Northeast Nigeria has become an important part of the campaign against Boko-haram.The Mobile Strike Teams (MST) were therefore created by the Army to provide an elite, swift and efficient...

Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes Receiving ‘Highest Level’ Of Attention – FG

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government says the clashes between farmers and herdsmen have become a major national concern which is determined to holistically address. This is according to the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, who addressed State House correspondents on Wednesday shortly after the Federal Executive Council meeting. “The government is...

Killings: Army Deploys Special Troops To Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army has deployed Special Forces to Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states amid tensions of attacks on communities in the states. The Presidency announce this on Wednesday, hours after President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja. The deployment of the troops, which comes as part of...

Nigeria Troops Neutralize Terrorists

1 week ago /
Security 

The Nigerian army says its troops conducting intensive clearance operations along the northern Borno and Lake Chad Basin region have neutralized over 100 terrorists The troops engaged the insurgents in Tumbon-Ndjamena and Metele villages, where high caliber arms and ammunitions were recovered along with stockpiles of foodstuff Three soldiers however died in...

Nigerian Military Warns Residents, To Desist From Harbouring Remnants Of Boko Haram Terrorists

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

Nigerian military is warning residents, especially those in the North East to desist from harbouring remnants of Boko Haram terrorists trying to flee. A statement issued by the Director, Army Public Relations,  Brigadier General Sani Usman says, intelligence reports have revealed that in order to evade attacks from air and ground...

Wike Wants Death Sentence For Cultists, Kidnappers

1 week ago /
Nation 

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Government will amend the State Anti-kidnapping Law to prescribe death sentence for those involved in cultism, robbery and kidnapping. Wike made this known during a broadcast in Port Harcourt following the killing of Johnson Igwedibia, popularly known as Don Waney by the security...

 

Football For Peace In The Northeast

1 week ago /
Sports  

Riverside FC of Damasak, have emerged overall champions of a Tournament organised for youths in Northern Borno. The tournament is a project of the the Nigerian Army Eight Division, Monguno.  It commenced in September 2017 with 16 Teams participating, and aims at keeping youths in the region occupied, motivated and unavailable for...

New Director Of Defence Information

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

A new Director Defence Information has been appointed and resumed duties at the Defence Headquarters.  He is Brigadier General John Agim. He replaces Major General John Enenche, who is now Commandant Army War College, Nigeria. Until his appointment as the new Defence Spokesman, Brigadier General Agim was Commandant, Nigerian Army School of...

Troops Kill 20 Boko Haram Members, Recover Weapons

1 month ago /
Nation 

Troops serving under the Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno State have killed 20 Boko Haram members and uncovered deadly weapons from them. A statement from the Deputy Director Public Relations, Colonel Timothy Antigha, on Wednesday, said the soldiers were able to arrest 17 of the sect members while rescuing over 100...

Boko Haram Ambush May Limit Supply To Insurgency Victims – UN

1 month ago /
Nation 

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon has said that the attack on its food envoy by insurgents put many lives at risk as it may cause limitations on the delivery of life-saving supplies to victims of the insurgency. The World Food Programme (WFP) an agency of the UN...

Army Denies Reported Death Of Four UN Staff In Boko Haran Ambush

1 month ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian army has denied reports making the rounds in a section of the media that four United Nations staff had been killed and four trucks conveying food for internally displaced persons were carted away. A statement by the deputy director public relations, theatre command, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu said that, contrary...

Military Court Martial Sentences Soldier To Death

1 month ago /
Security 

A soldier serving in the military counter-insurgency operation “Lafiya Dole” in north-east Nigeria, has been sentenced to death for murder, by a general court martial, sitting in Maiduguri, Borno state. Other soldiers also bagged jail sentences for various offences, ranging from manslaughter to illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. Lance Corporal John...

Soldier Sentenced To Death For Killing Five Rescued Civilians In Borno

1 month ago /
Nation 

The General Court Martial (GOC) sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State has sentenced a soldier serving in Operation Lafiya Dole to death for murder. Deputy Director 7 Division Army Public Relations, Colonel Kingsley Samuel in a statement on Friday said the soldier, Lance Corporal John Godwin, was charged with murder for killing...

Court Of Appeal Halts Demotion Of General Ibrahim Sani

1 month ago /
Nation 

The court of appeal in Abuja has asked the Nigerian army to maintain status quo in the appeal brought before it by one Major Ibrahim Sani who was court martialed by the Nigerian Army and found guilty. In the motion for stay of execution of  judgement of the special court martial  filed by...

Nigeria Appoints New Chief To Head Boko Haram Fight

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigeria has replaced the officer leading troops fighting Boko Haram, the Army said on Thursday, after a recent surge in deadly attacks in the country’s remote northeast. “A new commander has been appointed for Operation Lafiya Dole,” Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman said in a statement, identifying him as former...


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