Tag Archives: Nigerian Army

In Response To Massacre In Birnin Gwari – Kaduna, Buhari Approves Military Battalion, Police Command

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of a new Battalion of the Nigerian Army, as well as a new Police Area Command, in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, as part of measures to scale up the security response to the banditry affecting the area, the presidency said in a statement on…

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Nigerian Army Are Arresting Our People In Place Of Our Killers, Taraba Residents Cry Out

Residents of Taraba state have accused the Nigerian army of arresting fellow indigenes to replace militia group who are attacking and killings people in the state. The residents also revealed that the army has withdrawn all of its soldiers from various checkpoints in Takum Local Government Area. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Texas…

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FEC Approves University For Nigerian Army

A new university has been approved for the Nigerian Army by the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The approval follows the presentation of a memo by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, at the seven-hour FEC meeting in the State House presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Adamu announced the approval while briefing State House correspondents…

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Army Nabs Boko Haram’s Bomb Specialist

Mr. Adamu Hassan, a Boko Haram insurgent specialised in making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) has been nabbed by the Nigerian army. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, said the military apprehended the suspect in Kaltungo town of Gombe state. The suspect was arrested during a joint operation with Department…

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Military Responds As Danjuma Accuses Armed Forces Of Conniving With Killers

The Nigerian Army have dismissed allegations by a retired military general that security forces are conniving with deadly attackers across Nigeria, saying such calls are inflammatory and should be disregarded. Retired Lt. General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, a former Chief of Army Staff from 1976-1979, had on Saturday, accused the armed forces of collusion with bandits…

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Army Replaces Sani Usman As Spokesman

Sani Usman, a Brigadier-General, has been replaced as spokesman of the Nigerian Army. In his stead, Jude Chukwu, also a Brigadier-General, has been appointed with a formal handover ceremony slated for Monday. Usman is currently attending a senior executive course at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, while Chukwu is…

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Nigerian Army To Begin Operation Cat Race To Tackle Herdsmen Killings

The Nigerian Army said on Wednesday that it will conduct a special exercise tagged: “Ayem Akpatuma’’ – “Cat Race” to tackle recurring herdsmen/farmers clashes and criminal activities in Benue, Taraba, and four other states. The other states are: Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger and Kaduna states. The exercise, according to Maj.-Gen. David Ahmadu, the Chief of Training and…

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Troops Dislodge Gunmen Along Benue-Nasarawa Border, Kill One

The Nigerian Army has dislodged a group of unidentified gunmen during an attack that took place along the Benue-Nassarawa state border during which one of the gunmen was killed. The force in a statement signed by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, said they were alerted to the presence of the…

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