Tag Archives: Nigerian Army

Nigerian Soldier Goes Rogue, Injures Four, Kills Colleague & Commits Suicide

A sergeant of the Nigerian Army, identified as Adegor Okpako went rogue. He attacked four of his colleagues, murdered another and commited suicide at the 192 Battalion in the Gwoza area of Borno State. According to PUNCH Metro, the incident occurred around 3pm on Wednesday, 19th of September, during what was referred to as in-theatre training…

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Insurgency! Buratai Tells Troops To Be Aggressive & Decisive With Armed Bandits, Criminal Elements

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has charged troops of `Operation Safe Haven’ to be aggressive and decisive in dealing with armed bandits and other criminal elements operating in Plateau State. Buratai said a situation whereby innocent citizens were waylaid, abducted and killed indiscriminately should no longer be tolerated. He charged at a demonstration…

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Civilians & Soldiers Take Refuge In Gubio As Boko Haram Recaptures Gudumbali

Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday, 8th of September, stormed and recaptured Gudumbali town, of Guzamala Local Government Area in the northern part of Borno State. The insurgents attacked the hundreds of displaced residents who had just returned since few weeks ago after fleeing their homes in Gudumbali on Friday night, 7th of September. A source…

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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 The residents also revealed that the army has withdrawn all of its soldiers from various checkpoints in Takum Local Government Area.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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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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