• 3 militants arrested for killing soldiers in Bayelsa

    3 militants arrested for killing soldiers in Bayelsa

    The Joint Military Task force on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of three of the suspected Niger Delta Avengers who killed four soldiers during an ambush at Nembe, Bayelsa.

    Commander of the task force, Rear Adm. Joseph Okojie, said the military also recovered a cache of arms.

    Okojie said that the raid, which was aimed at apprehending the masterminds of the attack on a military post at Nembe jetty, took place on August 13.

    He said the troops located, raided and recovered several items […]

  • Killing soldiers on duty unacceptable – Buratai

    Killing soldiers on duty unacceptable – Buratai

    The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has described the killing of some soldiers and airmen on lawful duty in Bosso, Niger State, by suspected gun runners as unacceptable.

    Speaking with newsmen on Tuesday shortly after addressing personnel at the 332 Artilery Regiment in Shendam, Buratai, however, said the incident would not deter the military from carrying out its lawful duties.

    “What happened in Bosso is highly unfortunate,’’ he said, noting that the troops were on a mission to recover arms […]