• Soldiers seal Niger bridge, Igbo’s say its a Jihad against them

    Soldiers seal Niger bridge, Igbo’s say its a Jihad against them

    Human and pro-democracy activists have faulted the blockade of the Niger Bridge by the Nigerian Army under the guise of  ‘Operation Python Dance’ to harass and intimidate citizens in the south-east zone.

    Emeka Umeagbalasi, Chairman of International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety), ,  described the actions of the soldiers as a declaration of Jihad against the zone.

    He urged the Federal Government and the Army authorities to immediately dismantle the road blocks.

    According to him, the army’s internal […]

  • Soldiers arrested for supplying arms to militants in FESTAC, Lagos

    Soldiers arrested for supplying arms to militants in FESTAC, Lagos

    It was gathered that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP, Fatai Owoseni, on Monday disclosed that the Command arrested two Nigerian soldiers who allegedly supplied arms to militants.

    The CP told newsmen the arrest was made after residents of Sixth Avenue in FESTAC Town alerted the police.

    While displaying the recovered items before newsmen at the police headquarters, Owoseni said it would have been disastrous if the weapons had been used.

    He said, “After the discovery, the police arrested Warrant Officer (WO) […]

  • CLO protests soldiers’ invasion of Bayelsa community

    CLO protests soldiers’ invasion of Bayelsa community

    According to report, the Civil Liberties Organisation, Bayelsa State, has protested the alleged invasion and destruction of Sand-Sand community in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State by troops of the Operation Delta Safe.

    To this end, the CLO has petitioned the Federal Government and the National Assembly to probe the invasion to ascertain the true position.

    Aggrieved indigenes of the community had on Friday cried out over alleged invasion by armed soldiers in search of suspected members of a militant group, […]

  • Soldiers rescue kidnap victims, impound hard drugs

    Soldiers rescue kidnap victims, impound hard drugs

    Troops of the Operation Delta Safe in the Niger Delta have freed nine kidnap victims, impounded 56 bags of Indian hemp, and arrested two suspected drug dealers during an operation.

    Lt.-Col. Olaolu Daudu, the Coordinator of the Joint Media Campaign Centre of Operation Delta Safe, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Yenagoa on Saturday that measures had been put in place to restore peace in the region.

    “Troops in Delta foiled an armed robbery attempt and rescued six civilians returning from […]

  • Soldiers kill three female suicide bombers in Borno

    Soldiers kill three female suicide bombers in Borno

    Soldiers in the early hours of Friday shot three women strapped with explosive device on their bodies while attempting to invade Maiduguri, an official said.

    Explosions reverberated across the city as two of the bombs went off on the women, killing three of them.

    The police spokesperson in the state, Victor Isuku, a deputy superintendent of police, confirmed the incident in a text message sent via his office’s WhatsApp handle.

    “This morning at about 0530hrs, three (3) female suicide bombers with IED strapped […]

  • 14 killed as Boko Haram attacks Nigerian soldiers in fresh battle

    14 killed as Boko Haram attacks Nigerian soldiers in fresh battle

    One Nigerian soldier was on Monday night confirmed dead after a Boko Haram attack.

    Thirteen of the insurgents were also killed after the attackers were repelled, the army said.

    Three other soldiers were injured in the attack on ground troops at Kangarwa Village in northern Borno State. The attack was repelled by a combination of Nigeria Air Force aircraft and Nigerian Army officials.

    Monday’s attack came at about the time the Nigeria military was burying five soldiers including Abu Ali, a lieutenant colonel […]

  • 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 […]

  • Buhari consoles Ali’s dad on phone, praises fallen soldiers

    Buhari consoles Ali’s dad on phone, praises fallen soldiers

    President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a high powered delegation to be led by the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, to represent him at the funeral of late Col. Abu Ali and others on Monday.

    Other members of the delegation include the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, and the Minister of State Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bawa Bwari.

    In a condolence message, Buhari said that the sacrifices of fallen officers and men in the war against terrorism in Nigeria will […]

  • Tension in Lagos as soldiers, custom officers clash

    Tension in Lagos as soldiers, custom officers clash

    There was tension at the Nigerian Army Shopping Arena, Bolade, in the Oshodi area of Lagos State on Thursday as some officers of the Nigeria Customs Service clashed with soldiers in the market.

    It was gathered that trouble started when the customs officers traced six missing containers, suspected to have carried contraband, to the market and moved to impound them.

    It was also learnt that soldiers at the market prevented the customs officers from impounding the containers, which were driven into the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Army confirms return of missing soldiers in Borno

    Army confirms return of missing soldiers in Borno

    It was gathered that the Nigerian Army said on Wednesday that a sizeable number of the 39 soldiers declared missing after last week suspected Boko Haram insurgents’ attack in the border town of Gashigar in Borno, had returned.

    Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Theater Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, stated this while briefing newsmen in Maiduguri.

    “It is true that about 39 soldiers were declared missing.

    “I want to inform you that a sizeable number of our soldiers had returned to base,” Irabor said.

    He, […]