The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said that troops have commenced advancing into Sambisa Forest, one of the major enclaves of Boko Haram terrorists.
Buratai disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja while unveiling packs of bottle water provided through private initiative in appreciation of troops fighting the terrorists in the region.
According to the Army Chief, the advancement is an onslaught to finally flush out remnants of insurgents from the forest and rescue all those abducted in that area.
Troops of the Nigerian army, on Friday killed seven militants in Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State, after a failed attack on its position by unrepentant militant group, the Bakassi Strike Force.
This was contained in a press statement issued by the Public Relations Officer (APRO) of the 13 brigade, Nigerian army, Calabar, Captain Kayode Owolabi.
According to the statement, the foiled operation was led by wanted leader of the militant group, Benjamin Ene, alias G1.
Several items including 250 rounds […]
Military authorities on Saturday said troops of the 133 Special Forces of the Nigerian Army killed five militants and arrested 23 others in an operation in the Niger Delta. According to a statement by Col. Sani Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, this happened when the troops carried out precursor operation to exercise `Crocodile Smile’ in Rivers.
“The operation which was conducted on Aug. 26, 2016, was carried out by the Special Forces at the militants’ camps. “Items recovered from the […]
Nigerian soldiers carrying out clearance operations against Boko Haram terrorists in the North east, have arrested five terrorists who specialize in planting landmines, IEDS and other explosives along routes used by troops.
Several soldiiers while embarking on patrol duties have been killed by such explosives as so many vehicles including armoured tanks, patrol vans and logisrics equipment have been destroyed by such IEDS.
A statement from Army headquarters signed by Col Sani Usman detailing the arrests also noted that five women and […]
Search for Niger Delta militants began, Tuesday, as stern-looking and war-kitted troops barricaded some creeks and waterways of Bayelsa State.
The operation commenced following the declaration by the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS) that it would go “on the offensive” to fish out all the militants and killers of soldiers at a military checkpoint in Nembe on Monday morning.
Militants dared the military on Monday when they ambushed the checkpoint, killed three soldiers on duty and carted away gunboats, […]
Nigerian troops deployed in Borno State killed some Boko Haram fighters during an encounter with the terrorists in a rural area yesterday According to the source that shared the photos, the troops also captured one terrorist alive and also confiscated their weapons and equipments.
Nigerian troops deployed in Borno State killed some Boko Haram fighters during an encounter with the terrorists in a rural area yesterday According to the source that shared the photos, […]
Nigerian troops on Friday discovered a Boko Haram factory bomb making factory, an official has said.
The spokesperson of the Defence Headquarters, Sani Usman, said soldiers from the 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade, discovered the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) factory in Ngala town, North East Nigeria.
Mr. Usman, a Colonel, said the insurgents continued to use IEDs to attack civilians and soldiers despite being losing the battle.
“Despite ongoing clearance of the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists, they persistently hid the IED-manufacturing factories […]
Nigerian Troops hit Boko Camp as the Terrorists were preparing meals earlier today … See more photos
The Nigerian Gallant troops, though encountering resistance from terrorists manning a number of small posts, seems moving closer to the main camp of the Boko Haram sect in Sambisa Forest.
Our soldiers are unrelenting, as they are taking out the fringes and other noticeable obstacles. See more photos of where A transmitter, a cylinder, wires, kegs, arms and ammunitions, dane guns, knives, cutlasses, mattresses, pillows, among others could be seen. Interestingly, the troops hit the camp as the terrorists were preparing […]
Seems like the renewed zeal, following the release of the poster containing photographs of 100 suspected Boko Haram terrorists, has been yielding the desired result as the Borno State Command of Department of State Services (DSS) on Saturday, arrested another suspected high profile Boko Haram terrorist, Danladi Abdullahi at Moduganari area of Maiduguri metropolis.
Although he is still being investigated, it has been positively established that he is suspect number 26 on the list of the declared suspected Boko Haram terrorists […]
According to Report, Troops, Friday morning repelled an attack by Boko Haram fighters in the Gwoza area. The sect members suspected to have come from Sambisa Forest opened fire on troops at about 4am.
Report also gathered that in the ensuing battle that lasted about 3 hours, many fighters were killed as the fire power of the troops sent them scampering. Many arms and ammunition were recovered. Normalcy has returned to Gwoza. Gwoza is one of the territories recovered recently by […]
According to Report, Vigilant troops of 23 Brigade Special Battalion on Monday, nabbed another most wanted suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Ishaku Wardifen, at a check point in Maiha, Adamawa State.
Also, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, preliminary interrogation revealed that the suspected terrorist is a Cameroonian citizen.
“Visual matching with photographs on the poster of the 100 declared suspected Boko Haram terrorists wanted list released by the Nigerian last month, shows that he clearly resemble the suspect on serial […]