• Army to reduce presence on south-eastern roads this Yuletide season

    Army to reduce presence on south-eastern roads this Yuletide season

    The Nigerian Army has said some of its road blocks in the eastern states will be dismantled to facilitate free flow of traffic during the Yuletide.

    Deputy Director, Public Relations of 82 Division Nigerian Army, Enugu, Col. Musa Sagir, disclosed this while on patrol with newsmen and soldiers of “Operation Python Dance” at the River Niger Bridge head, Onitsha and Awka, yesterday.

    Sagir said it had become imperative to remove totally or shorten some of the checkpoints, particularly within the bridge head, […]

  • South East Caucus in Senate demand probe of army over AI reports

    South East Caucus in Senate demand probe of army over AI reports

    Senators under the umbrella of the South East Caucus in the Senate have told the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to immediately set up a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate the alleged killing of about 150 defenseless members of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB).

    Issuing a statement issued in Abuja, Enyinnaya Abaribe, Chairman of the caucus, stated that the report by the Amnesty International (AI), which painted a chilling picture of the killing of peaceful protesters allegedly by the […]

  • Army rescues thousands, recovers weapons and kills scores of Boko Haram terrorists in North-East

    Army rescues thousands, recovers weapons and kills scores of Boko Haram terrorists in North-East

    The Nigerian military has said that it has rescued 5,235 persons held hostage by Boko Haram insurgents from October to November 2016, through its “Operation Finale”, adding that it has alos recovered weapons and killed several insurgents across various locations of the North-east.

    Major General Lucky Irabor, Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this at a press briefing held at the headquarters of Operation Lafiya Dole, at Maimalari Cantonment Maiduguri, yesterday, explaining that due to the ferocity of the attack […]

  • Boko Haram: Army declares 46 soldiers dead, notifies families

    Boko Haram: Army declares 46 soldiers dead, notifies families

    The Nigerian Army authorities have formally informed the families of the 46 personnel of the fate of their loved ones and requested that their next of kin forward bank details for onward remittance of accrued payments, military sources told newsmen.

    The army officially declared one officer and 45 soldiers missing following major Boko Haram attacks five weeks ago.

    The sources said the declaration and notification were contained in a November 20 notice sent by M. Jimoh, the new Commander of the Nigerian […]

  • Nigerian Army denies killing 150 pro-Biafra protesters

    Nigerian Army denies killing 150 pro-Biafra protesters

    According to reports, the Nigerian Army yesterday said it did not kill 150 pro-Biafran protesters, as alleged in a statement by the global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI).

    It said the global rights group appeared determined to wage a campaign of calumny against Nigeria’s military, especially the Army, with a planned release of a report on the alleged mass killing of members of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Indigenous People of Biafra […]

  • Army denies killing Pastor in Rivers state

    Army denies killing Pastor in Rivers state

    The Nigerian Army has denied reports making the round in the media that it killed a pastor in one of its theatre of operations in Rivers state.

    In a statement signed by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Nigerian Army described itself as a thorough  and professional organization with clearly stipulated rules of engagement which is being followed to the letter in any given operation or exercise. Details of the statement below:

    The attention of the Nigerian Army […]

  • New Boko Haram wanted list, Army wants Nigerians to help in tracking down terrorists

    New Boko Haram wanted list, Army wants Nigerians to help in tracking down terrorists

    Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen Abayomi Olonishakin, has released a fresh list of 55 wanted Boko Haram terrorists even as he maintained the counter-insurgency operation in the North-East was succeeding.

    Prominent faces on the wanted lists is supposedly killed Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader, one of the top commanders (Amir), Mamman Nur (no 217 on the list), Abu Musab Al-Banarwi (no 192 and believed to be the first son of slain Mohammed Yusuf, Boko Haram founder), Abu Fatima (no 230), Man Chari (28) […]

  • Army releases fresh list of wanted Boko Haram suspects

    Army releases fresh list of wanted Boko Haram suspects

    Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday in Maiduguri unveiled the poster carrying photographs of 55 most wanted Boko Haram members, including their supposed leader, Abubakar Shekau.

    The poster, with the inscription, written in English, Hausa and Kanuri languages, is the third edition of such posters, it has telephone numbers which the public could easily call or send text messages to, to indicate which of the characters they know or have information on.

    Displaying the posters at the […]

  • Army begins operation crack down in Sambisa forest

    Army begins operation crack down in Sambisa forest

    Counter-insurgency operations are ongoing in the notorious Sambisa Forest in northeast Nigeria, to clear remaining Boko Haram terrorists in the area, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, said on Sunday.He says the army is not relenting in its counter-insurgency war.

    General Olonisakin gave the assurance during an operational visit to the Theatre Command and headquarters of the Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri, Borno State.

    The Chief of Defence Staff told journalists in Maiduguri that even though the “Operation Safe Corridor” […]

  • Army division promises to enhance security of lives and property

    Army division promises to enhance security of lives and property

    It was gathered that the General Officer Commanding, 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Ebenezer Oyefolu, on Saturday promised to enhance the security of lives and property within the division’s area of responsibility.

    According to a statement issued by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Lieutenant Colonel Kingsley Samuel, in Lagos, the GOC said his watchword was work hard and pray hard.

    The statement said: “The GOC who just assumed duty as the 81 Division Commander, said with God on […]

  • Nigerian Army presence prompts Niger Delta attacks – Avengers

    Nigerian Army presence prompts Niger Delta attacks – Avengers

    A Nigerian militant group said on Sunday the continued presence of the army in the southern Niger Delta energy hub has undermined peace talks and prompted attacks on oil and gas facilities in the region.

    The Niger Delta Avengers spoke out days after the oil minister urged militants to stop attacks following strikes on the Trans Forcados Pipeline, main contributor to the Forcados crude stream, the most recent of which was claimed by the NDA.

    Most groups have adhered to a ceasefire […]