• Another Nigerian Lieutenant Colonel ambushed, killed by Boko Haram

    Another Nigerian Lieutenant Colonel ambushed, killed by Boko Haram

    A senior Nigerian soldier was on Tuesday killed by the Boko Haram.

    B.U. Umar, a lieutenant colonel and commanding officer of 114 TF battalion of the Nigerian Army was ambushed alongside his troops on Monday morning between Bita and Piridang.

    “His vehicle stepped on an improvised explosive device, but he was not hurt,” a source told newsmen.

    “He came out to assess the damage on the vehicle and Boko Haram opened fire and killed him in the process.”

    The soldiers were said to be […]

  • Nigerian Army mourns ‘gallant, patriotic’ lieutenant colonel killed by Boko Haram

    Nigerian Army mourns ‘gallant, patriotic’ lieutenant colonel killed by Boko Haram

    Soldiers confronting Boko Haram terrorists in the North East are mourning the death of Lt. Col. Muhammad Abu Ali, described as a gallant, battle tested and trusted patriotic soldier of the Nigerian Army.

    The Theatre Command Centre of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri, said Ali, nicknamed, Sarkin Yaki [Chief Warrior], was the Commanding Officer, 272 Task Force Battalion at Mallam Fatori in Northern Borno.

    He died in confrontation with suspected Boko Haram terrorists who attacked 119 Battalion, Nigerian Army location at Mallam […]

  • Colonel Bags 7 Years Over N34.5m Land Fraud

    Colonel Bags 7 Years Over N34.5m Land Fraud

    Justice F. N. Yunusa of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu on Wednesday sentenced one Eugene Okpala, a 62-year-old retired Colonel, to seven years imprisonment.

    This was in a case of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N34.5 million brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    The matter, which was earlier slated for trial on Wednesday, took a different turn when the convict decided to change his plea from “not guilty” to “guilty”.

    Okpala allegedly […]