• Nigerian Military launches operation to free remaining Chibok girls from Boko Haram insurgents

    Nigerian Military launches operation to free remaining Chibok girls from Boko Haram insurgents

    It was gathered that the Nigerian Army Wednesday launched an operation tagged: ‘Operation Rescue Finale’ targeted at rescuing the remaining Chibok schoolgirls from Boko Haram insurgents.

    The military revealed that the assault operation would finally free the girls abducted on April 14, 2014.

    Addressing a press conference in Maiduguri wednesday, the head of the counter-insurgency operation in the North-east (Operation Lafiya Dole), Major General Lucky Irabor said the military was more determined than ever to free the remaining Chibok girls.

    He noted that […]

  • NSCDC arrests three Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

    NSCDC arrests three Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

    It was gathered that the Borno State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Wednesday said it had arrested three suspected members of the Boko Haram sect at the Maiduguri cattle market.

    The Commandant of the NSCDC in the state, Mr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Maiduguri.

    Abdullahi said that two of the suspects were drivers of the insurgents’ groups, while one of them was their agent who was based in Maiduguri.

    He said, “You will recall […]

  • Buratai in tears as army buries soldiers killed by Boko Haram insurgents

    Buratai in tears as army buries soldiers killed by Boko Haram insurgents

    According to reports, the Chief of Army of Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, wept on Monday as he read the funeral oration at the graveside of the seven military men killed by the Boko Haram terrorists.

    Lt.-Col. Muhammad Abu-Ali, Seargents Muazu Ibrahim, Bassey Okon, Hussani Jafaru, Cpl. Chukwu Simon, Private Salisu Lawal and Seaman Patrick Paul were killed when the terrorists attempted to seize Mallam Fatori on November 4 .

    The soldiers were inducted into the Operation Lafiya Dole in 2014, designed to […]

  • Soldiers kill two Boko Haram insurgents in Borno shootout

    Soldiers kill two Boko Haram insurgents in Borno shootout

    Troops of 8 the Task Force Division of the Nigerian Army on Thursday intercepted a group of suspected Boko Haram insurgents allegedly on a mission to loot logistics supplies in surrounding villages.

    Colonel Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations Department, made the disclosure in a statement issued to newsmen in Maiduguri, Borno State.

    Usman said that the troops were patrolling the Monguno-Brimari Road when the incident occurred.

    The statement said: “On sighting the patrol, the insurgents engaged the troops in a […]

  • Military hopeful of victory over Boko Haram insurgents in North East

    Military hopeful of victory over Boko Haram insurgents in North East

    It was gathered thattThe Nigerian military says it remains confident of its victory over the Boko Haram insurgents in North-East. It also said that its six-day joint operations recaptured the Borno border town of Damasak alongside 27 other communities in July.

    The Commanding Officer, 145 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, Lt.-Col. Mustapha Jimoh, who spoke while briefing Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima at the 145 Headquarters Battalion, Damasak at the weekend, said the military would work to sustain the success recorded […]

  • 22 Boko Haram insurgents, four soldiers killed in Borno attack

    22 Boko Haram insurgents, four soldiers killed in Borno attack

    It was gathered that the Nigerian Army has said that it repelled terrorists attack at Logomani on Dikwa-Gambarou road in Borno, on Sunday and killed 22 insurgents.

    A statement by Col. Sani Usman, the acting Director, Army Public Relations, however, said four soldiers died in the attack and their riffles missing, while two others sustained injuries.

    Usman said the attack came in three waves with the terrorists, using 36 hand Grenades and Rocket Propelled Launchers.

    He said the troops recovered two AK-47 Rifles, […]

  • Time for Boko Haram insurgents to escape is almost over – NAF

    Time for Boko Haram insurgents to escape is almost over – NAF

    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Sunday said the war against the Boko Haram insurgency and other acts of terrorism remain on course, adding that its main focus is to degrade the terrorists and eventually destroy their logistic base.

    The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar at an elaborate briefing with journalists in Abuja on the recent activities of the force, took time to shed light on the fight against terrorists in the North-east part of the country, stating […]

  • We will provide air power to weaken insurgents – NAF

    We will provide air power to weaken insurgents – NAF

    The Nigerian Air Force says it will provide needed air power to weaken operational bases of insurgents and provide needed support for surface forces to operate.

    In addition to the promised air power to face the security challenges especially in the nation’s northeast, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, also expressed the belief that provision of adequate welfare facilities for officers and men would enhance effectiveness in carrying out their duties.

    The 330 Nigerian Air Force Station in Jos, […]

  • Military has defeated Boko Haram insurgents – Dambazau

    Military has defeated Boko Haram insurgents – Dambazau

    The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Wednesday said the military had defeated the Boko Haram fighters in the North-East.

    Dambazau disclosed this in Port Harcourt at a two-day seminar with the theme: “Media Engagement in Crises Situation for Military, Security and Response Agencies,” partly organised by the Centre for Crisis Communication.

    He said that the Federal Government was now focused on rebuilding and relocating the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their respective communities and homes.

    “The war in the North-East […]

  • Troops kill 12 Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

    Troops kill 12 Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

    The Nigerian Army said its troops on clearance operations in parts of Borno killed 12 Boko Haram insurgents and recovered several items.

    A statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, said the operation took place on Monday.

    The troops recovered 75 cows and 25 sheep stolen by the insurgents.

    He said the troops encountered and killed seven of the terrorists elements while clearance patrol of Warpaya, Zenteleye, Mubarka, Jadawa and Yerwa villages in Borno.

    “Yesterday troops of 7 Division […]

  • How we’ll crush insurgents – Buratai explains

    How we’ll crush insurgents – Buratai explains

    Following the renewed security and safety threats in the Niger Delta and the North-East, the Nigerian Army has adopted the “maneouvrist approach” to warfare in its bid to checkmate the groups.

    In an interview with newsmen shortly after the graduation ceremony of Junior Course 81/2016 at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, Kaduna State, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, said the army had gone a step further by inaugurating a motorcycle unit that was already […]