• Troops destroy Boko Haram market, kill 11 suspects

    Troops destroy Boko Haram market, kill 11 suspects

    Troops of the Nigerian Army have killed at least 11 Boko Haram suspects in northern Borno State, after destroying their market, according to a online medium.

    The online news medium said troops also injured an unconfirmed number of fighters in Yale, about eight kilometres south of Bama.

    The report quoted sources as saying: “Officers and men of the 103 battalion, in conjunction with their counterparts from 21 Brigade, 202 Battalion and 151 Task Force Battalion arrived the market at about 7:30 am […]

  • Troops dismantle militant camps in Bayelsa and Cross River

    Troops dismantle militant camps in Bayelsa and Cross River

    Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS), has dislodged unrepentant militants from their various camps in the creeks of Bayelsa and Cross River states.

    The troops, it was gathered, stormed many creeks in the Niger Delta region, destroying illegal refineries and clamping down on suspected oil thieves in a widened onslaught against oil-related crimes.

    The troops were said to have discovered and destroyed an active militant camp at the creeks of Isunkiri in Bayelsa.

    They reportedly recovered items such as […]

  • Nigerian troops in massive manhunt for Niger Delta militants

    Nigerian troops in massive manhunt for Niger Delta militants

    Nigerian troops have been massively deployed in the creeks of the Niger Delta to hunt down militants disturbing the peace of the region and bombing oil installations despite ongoing dialogue.

    It was gathered that the deployment was by the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS), following concerns that militants were still attacking oil pipelines despite peace talks between stakeholders of the region and the federal government.

    The troops, it was learnt, were asked to identify and dismantle all the active […]

  • Troops kill 13 insurgents in Borno

    Troops kill 13 insurgents in Borno

    According to reports, the troops of the Nigerian Army have killed 13 members of the Boko Haram Sect during a shootout at Kangarwa in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.

    The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Tuesday that the troops of the 119 Task Force Battalion killed the insurgents during a clearance operation in the area on Monday.

    He said that a soldier died in the attack while three others were wounded in […]

  • Boko Haram: Troops rescue 85 women, children held hostage in Borno

    Boko Haram: Troops rescue 85 women, children held hostage in Borno

    Troops of 7 Division Nigerian Army, Operation Lafiya Dole, have rescued 85 people, mostly women and children held hostage by insurgents in Borno north, bordering southern fringes of the Lake Chad.

    A statement by the army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman on Sunday, said the hostages were rescued when the troops conducted a decisive clearance operation into the remnants of Boko Haram strategic town of Chukungudu.

    Usman said the operation was led by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 7 Division, Brig-Gen. […]

  • Troops rescue women, children from Boko Haram in ‘Operation Hard Knock’

    Troops rescue women, children from Boko Haram in ‘Operation Hard Knock’

    It was gathered that the troops of eight Task Force Division on Tuesday rescued women and children in an operation code-named ‘Operation Hard Knock’ in Borno State launched to clear pockets of Boko Haram terrorists hiding in remote areas.

    The captives – 19 women and 19 children – were rescued in northern Borno State, along Nigeria-Niger borders.

    As the operation progresses, troops cleared pockets of insurgents from their hideouts in Momo and Tunshe villages around Marte general area Borno State.

    The women and […]

  • Troops invade shrine of Niger Delta militants, ‘arrest chief priest’

    Troops invade shrine of Niger Delta militants, ‘arrest chief priest’

    Troops of Operation DELTA SAFE, a military outfit in the Niger Delta, have arrested the chief priest of Bayelsa Strike Force, a militant group in Cross River state.

    Olaolu Daudu, spokesman of the outfit, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday.

    He said the shrine located in Ikot Offing Ambai in Akpabuyo local government area of the state, was destroyed.

    Daudu said a militant was also killed, while ammunition were recovered.

    “Troops deployed at Ikang border patrolled Ikot Offing Ambai in Akpabuyo local […]

  • Nine soldiers, Civilian JTF killed as Boko Haram ambushes troops

    Nine soldiers, Civilian JTF killed as Boko Haram ambushes troops

    Operation LAFIYA DOLE troops carrying out clearance operations on suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts in Talala and Ajigin, southern part of Borno State, were ambushed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Ugundiri village, Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State, while returning to base after clearance operations on Sunday.

    This information was contained in a statement by the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Sani Usman.

    During the ambush, five soldiers, three vigilantes and one Civilian JTF lost their lives.

    Nineteen other soldiers and […]

  • Troops nab Boko Haram drugs, fuel suppliers

    Troops nab Boko Haram drugs, fuel suppliers

    Troops on patrol have arrested two suspected terrorists in Borno State on Sunday who supplied Boko Haram with drugs, logistics and fuel.

    In a statement on Sunday, the Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, named the drugs’ supplier as Kadiri Umate, 35, and the fuel supplier as Fantoma Lasani.

    Usman said Umate was nabbed at Firgi and Zawan axis in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State, a suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ crossing point, while trying to cross into Sambisa forest.

    He said: “The […]

  • Troops discover 25 human skulls, skeleton in militant shrines

    Troops discover 25 human skulls, skeleton in militant shrines

    Gory and grim sight confronted troops of Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS) at four militant shrines tucked inside the creeks of Akpabuyo and Bakassi local government areas, Cross River State.

    The troops found 25 human skulls at various decomposing stages.

    The discovery, it was gathered, raised concerns that the militants were engaged in human sacrifice, perhaps, to fortify themselves for their devilish operations.

    The shrines, which were discovered at Ikot Ene Idam. Abakpa and Ikang creeks of the councils belonged […]

  • Troops arrest 21 suspected terrorists in Borno

    Troops arrest 21 suspected terrorists in Borno

    Troops have arrested 21 suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Borno, according to statement by Col. Sani Usman, the Army Spokesman.

    Usman stated that the suspects were arrested in connection with alleged aiding and abetting of cattle rustling.

    He said “preliminary investigation and profiling of the suspects have commenced.”

    He noted that troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, in conjunction with other security agencies arrested the suspects as part of measures to stop the menace.

    He added that the crime served as another means of funding […]