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Army Ambush Update

1 month ago /

The Nigerian army has described the incident of 25th July 2017 where some boko haram terrorists ambushed troops including members of the civilian joint task force escorting some staff of Nigerian national petroleum corporation as well as those of the university of Maiduguri on oil exploration in Borno Yesu district of...

Senate Passes The Nigerian Peace Corps Bill

2 months ago /

The Senate on Tuesday finally passed the Bill Establishing the Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC), an organisation that would provide employment for the youths, facilitate peace, volunteerism, community services and nation building. The Bill, sponsored by Sen. Bayero Nafada (APC-Gombe) was passed in a unanimous voice vote after the Chairman, Committee on...

Escaped Boko Haram Suspect Arrested In Abuja

2 months ago /

A suspected member of the Boko Haram terrorist group who escaped from Sambisa forest has been arrested in the federal capital territory, Abuja. The FCT commissioner of police Musa Kumo who paraded the suspect says he was arrested following tip-off from members of Gwako community in Gwagwalada area council of the...

Nigerian Air Force Sanctions Airman In Uni-Osun Fracas

2 months ago /

The Nigerian Air Force Board of Inquiry set up to investigate the fracas between its personnel and students of the University of Osun, which occurred on May 24, 2017, has submitted its report.  The board’s report indicted an Airman, who was allegedly fraternizing with cultists within the university, and was part...

ARMY CHIEF GIVES 40 DAY ULTIMATUM TO CAPTURE ABUBAKAR SHEKAU

2 months ago /

The Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has directed the Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, to capture Abubakar Shekau, the so-called and self-styled leader of Boko Haram terrorists group, dead or alive. The Army Chief says the Theatre Cimmander has 40 days...

Rann Bombing Report: Airstrike Caused By Error

2 months ago /

The Nigeria defence headquarters has released reports of the investigation board set up to examine the accidental air strike on the IDP camp in Rann, Borno state. The accidental bombing by Nigerian air force fighter jet led to the death of several IDPS and some humanitarian aid workers. Presenting the report in...

Maritime Security: “Operation Tsare Teku” Extended Till January 2018

2 months ago /

The Nigerian navy has extended the duration of the ongoing anti-piracy operation, tagged “operation Tsare Teku”, till January 2018. The operation was activated in April 2016 in response to the surge in illegalities in the nation’s waters and mandated to contain these illegalities.  Against this background and the need to sustain the...

Nigerian Troops Rehabilitate Roads In Borno

2 months ago /

Troops of formations under 7-Division in Operation Lafiya Dole have commenced massive filling of pot holes and extensive clearing of vegetation to ensure security of persons, goods and services along routes within their Area of Responsibility in Borno State. Routes affected include the Bule Road, from Yobe to Darajamel, Banki...

Borno: Containerized Police Stations Delivered To IDP Camps

2 months ago /

Nine containerized police stations have been delivered to the Borno State command for use in internally displaced persons' camps. The donation is coming under the Nigerian policing Programme being undertaken by the UK government's security and justice reform programme. Representative of the donor agency, Kemi Okenyodo, explains that the containerized police stations...

Elders Of Askira-Uba Margi Complain Over Silence On The Abduction Of 14 Women And Girls

2 months ago /

Some concerned elders of Askira-uba Margi community in Borno state are complaining over what they describe as, seeming silence, by the authorities, over the abduction of 14 women and girls, all indigenes of Askira-Uba local government area, by Boko haram insurgents, recently. They have therefore resolved to take their complaint to...

House Of Reps Takes Concrete Steps To Strengthen Maritime Laws

2 months ago /

Stiffer penalties for those engaged in piracy and other forms of criminal activities on Nigerian waterways are coming soon The House of Representatives is already taking concrete steps to strengthen the nation’s maritime laws and its full enforcement. This indication emerged as the house joint committee on maritime safety and navy began...

Women Abducted From Police Convoy Speak In New Boko Haram Video

2 months ago /

A video has surfaced showing the women believed to have been kidnapped from a police convoy in Borno state on June 21. Boko Haram insurgents had attacked the convoy conveying a corpse of a deceased policewoman to Adamawa state. A number of officers were reported missing. In a recent video, Abubakar Shekau, leader...

 

Governor Wike Pledge His Support To The Nigerian Military

2 months ago /

The Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, has pledged his support to the Nigerian military's efforts to rid the state and the South-South region in general of its peculiar security challenges. Wike said this in Port-Harcourt during the series of events to mark the operationalization of the Nigerian Army 6-Division,with headquarters in...

Nigerian Army Identifies New Boko Haram Base, Set To Launch Attack

2 months ago /

The Nigerian Army said on Sunday that it will soon launch an attack on a remote Island in Lake Chad where Boko Haram fighters now use as their new operational base. This was disclosed by the Acting General Officer Commanding, GOC 8 Task Force Division, Stevenson Olabanji, when he visited troops...

Kidnappers Of 5 Delta Students Nabbed

2 months ago /

The leader of a four-man kidnap gang, Austine, alias Lion, that recently abducted five secondary school students at Ughelli, Delta State, has blamed the devil for his action. The kidnappers, identified as Joseph, Onos, Omojevbe, Tina and Stella, were arrested by the Committee on Peace and Security, Delta State House of...

Female Suicide Bomber Kills 10 In Maiduguri Mosque

2 months ago /

A female suicide bomber struck early Monday morning, killing 10 worshippers who came for prayers at London Ciki mosque in Maiduguri, Borno state, TheCable has learnt. Two others also lost their lives in separate attacks at Mamanti area of the ancient city, but details are still sketchy. This is the latest in...

UNIMAID Attacks: Borno Governor Addresses University Senate

2 months ago /

Governor Kashim Shettima on Wednesday addressed the Senate, the highest academic organ) at the University of Maiduguri ‎with his remarks focusing on measures by taking by the Borno State Government to forestall serial suicide attacks on the eastern portion of the University by Boko Haram insurgents. The Governor was invited...

Nigerian Air Force Acquires 5 New Super Mushshak Trainer Air Craft

2 months ago /

The Nigerian Air Force has taken delivery of the first batch of five out of ten Super Mushshak aircraft being expected from Pakistan. The first batch of the trainer aircraft, which is for the primary flying training of Air Force pilots at 401 Flying Training School, Kaduna, was received on...

New Army Division Established In Port-Harcourt

2 months ago /

The Nigerian Army has established a new division, named the 6-Division, in  the Niger Delta region, with headquarters in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state. The new division's area of responsibility covers Rivers, Delta, Akwa-Ibom and Bayelsa states.The creation of 6-Division is part of recommendations from the 2016 review of the Army Order of Battle...

Army Opens Water Treatment Plant In Enugu

2 months ago /

The Nigerian Army has constructed a mini water treatment plant in Abakpa, Enugu state. The water plant is to serve members of the Abakpa Cantonment barracks as well as well as members of the host community. Construction of the water treatment plant came after years of water challenges for military...


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