• Troops dismantle militant camps in Bayelsa and Cross River

    Troops dismantle militant camps in Bayelsa and Cross River

    Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS), has dislodged unrepentant militants from their various camps in the creeks of Bayelsa and Cross River states.

    The troops, it was gathered, stormed many creeks in the Niger Delta region, destroying illegal refineries and clamping down on suspected oil thieves in a widened onslaught against oil-related crimes.

    The troops were said to have discovered and destroyed an active militant camp at the creeks of Isunkiri in Bayelsa.

    They reportedly recovered items such as […]

  • Boko Haram: We are treated like animals in camps – refugees

    Boko Haram: We are treated like animals in camps – refugees

    Local lawmakers in northeast Nigeria are investigating fresh allegations that officials have diverted food aid intended for people who have fled from Boko Haram.

    The allegations in Adamawa state center on officials and market traders accused of selling food items donated by Nigeria’s customs service, said Hassan Barguma, chair of a committee focused on refugees in the Adamawa state assembly.

    “Stealing food meant for starving children is beyond the pale and only adds insult to injury,” Barguma said.

    Boko Haram’s seven-year-old insurgency has […]

  • No excuse for rape, corruption in IDP camps – Saraki

    No excuse for rape, corruption in IDP camps – Saraki

    According to reports, the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said increasing social injustices like rape, diversion of food items and other corruption related cases within the Internally Displaced Persons’ camps are inexcusable.

    A statement by the Special Assistant to the Senate President on Print Media, Chuks Okocha, quoted Saraki as saying this when a delegation of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees led by Mrs. Angele Dikongue-Atangana visited him at the National Assembly, Abuja, on Tuesday.

    He also […]

  • 12 Boko Haram camps cleared by MNJTF, two soldiers killed by IED

    12 Boko Haram camps cleared by MNJTF, two soldiers killed by IED

    No fewer than 12 Boko Haram Terrorists camps have been by troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force. So also were four Boko Haram terrorists seeking to attack camps of Internally Displaced Persons arrested by the troops.

    However, two soldiers lost their lives in the process of operations, under Operation GAMA AIKI. A statement by the Chief Military Public Information Officer of the MNJTF, Colonel Muhammad Dole, said: “The effects of difficult terrains and unpredictable weather conditions continue to pose serious challenges to […]

  • Troops destroy illegal refineries, kidnappers’ camps in Niger Delta

    Troops destroy illegal refineries, kidnappers’ camps in Niger Delta

    The troops of the Nigerian Army have destroyed 74 illegal refineries and some camps belonging to kidnappers and militants in Bayelsa and Rivers States.

    The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Friday that the troops of the 2 Brigade, Port Harcourt, carried out the operation during the ongoing “Operation Crocodile Smile.”

    Usman said that the troops destroyed the illegal refineries and the kidnappers with the use of ‘swan buggy and other specialist equipment.’

    Usman also aid […]

  • Nigerian Army destroys two bandit camps in Zamfara

    Nigerian Army destroys two bandit camps in Zamfara

    Troops of the 223 Light Tank Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Gusau have destroyed two more criminal hideouts in Dumburum forest of Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

    The Commander of the battalion, Colonel Aliyu Adamu, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Gusau on Friday.

    Adamu said: “Troops from the battalion destroyed two bandits’ hideouts in Dumburum forest of Zurmi Local Government Area in the early hours of Thursday.”

    He said intelligence indicated the hideouts were headed […]

  • Borno IDPs protest poor method of feeding in camps

    Borno IDPs protest poor method of feeding in camps

    Barely 24 hours after Alhaji Aliko Dangote and a popular world musician, Mr. Paul David Hewson, popularly known as Bono, visited IDP camps in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, hundreds of aggrieved Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, from Bakassi camp, yesterday, stormed the streets in protest, barricading Maiduguri-Biu road in the metropolis.

    The IDPs alleged poor feeding and ill-treatment by government and other humanitarian agencies. The IDPs, who, though were peaceful in their protest, said they were not satisfied with a situation […]

  • No more Boko Haram camps in North-East – Nigerian Army says

    No more Boko Haram camps in North-East – Nigerian Army says

    The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sanni Usman, on Monday in Lagos said there were no longer camps of Boko Haram terrorists in the North-Eastern part of the country.

    Usman made the assertion while addressing newsmen at the inauguration of Strategic Communication Course for senior officers at the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information, Bonny Camp, Lagos.

    Usman, while assuring Nigerians that the military was winning the war against terrorism, said there were no more terrorists clustered in a […]