News - Nigerian Army

Defence Headquarters Solicits Media Support For National Security

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian military says the country’s emerging security challenges cannot be tackled by the military alone, but with the support of other sections of the society like the media. The Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General John Agim, said this when he visited the management of DAAR Communications Plc to seek...

N3 Million Cash Reward For Information On Fugitive Boko Haram Terrorists Leader, Abubakar Shekau

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army has promised a 3 million Naira cash reward for any credible information that can lead to the arrest of Abubakar Shekau, the fugitive factional Boko Haram terrorists’ group leader. Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman said in a press statement that anybody with such credible information can either...

Nigerians Should Expect To See End Of Boko Haram – Army

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai on Wednesday said Nigerians should keep faith with the various effort of the military and keep their fingers cross for what he describes as the ‘end of Boko Haram.’He said troops of the Nigerian Army are ready to completely tackle the current...

$1billion Insurgency Fund Is Grossly Inadequate – Nigerian Army

4 days ago /
Nation 

In the midst of the ongoing war against insurgency in the North East, the Nigerian Army has said that the $1billion fund requested from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) to boost the counter-terrorism operations in the North East is ‘grossly inadequate.’Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major-General Rogers Nicholas, said...

Boko Haram’s Days Are Numbered, Says Buhari

6 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari says the era of Boko Haram terrorism is gradually drawing to an end, with the narrowing of the recruitment base of the insurgents, and renewed onslaught by the Nigerian military. Receiving the letter of credence of Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy Sea to Nigeria, Most Rev. Archbishop Antonio...

Boko Haram Releases UNIMAID Lecturers, 10 Women

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Department of State Services (DSS), has briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the release, through negotiations, of three University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) lecturers abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in Magumeri, Borno State. Also released from the Boko Haram terrorists are 10 women kidnapped in a raid by the group on a...

Killings: It Is Frankly Unfair To Insinuate That I am Sitting Doing Nothing, Buhari Tells Bishops

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the speculations that he is doing nothing to address the crisis between farmers and herdsmen in the country. The President said this on Thursday when he received a delegation of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) led by Most Reverend Ignatius Kaigama at the...

Army Reacts To Shekau Video

1 week ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army has described Boko  Haram’s latest video as one of its ploys to get the mainstream media to its extremist propaganda.

Shekau Releases New Video, Vows To Keep Fighting Against Nigeria

1 week ago /
Nation 

Boko Haram leader,  Abubakar Shekau,  has released a new video pledging to continue attacks days after Nigerian Army repeated that the group had been defeated.The factional leader said in the video which was released on Tuesday said that a recent effort to clear out Boko Haram’s stronghold of Sambisa forest...

Army Launches ‘Exercise Cat Race’ To Tackle Killings In Benue, Other States

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army has launched a new operation code-named “Ayem Akpatuma”, meaning ‘Cat Race’ to tackle the crises between herdsmen and farmers as well as cases of kidnapping in Benue and other states.Chief of Training and Operations, Major General David Ahmadu, announced this on Wednesday while briefing reporters at the...

Government Pledges Improved Support For Military Operations In Lagos

1 week ago /
Nation 

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode,  has promised to support and scale up the operations of the Nigerian Army against kidnapping and armed robbery among other security challenges in the state.The Governor said this on Wednesday when he received the new General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division of the Nigerian Army,...

Nigerian Army To Conduct Exercise Ayem-A-Kpatuma In Benue, Taraba And Other States

1 week ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army says it is to conduct an exercise in areas affected by attacks by herdsmen men, herdsmen of farmers clashes, armed militias, kidnapping, cattle rustling and other forms of armed banditry.

Ogun Community Cries Out Over Reported Herdsmen Invasion

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Residents of Ketu Local Council Development Authority are calling on the Ogun State Government and all security agencies in the state to come to their aid in the face of an alleged incessant invasion and attacks by herdsmen on their communities. In a press statement issued under the aegis of Ketu...

One Person Killed As Boko Haram Attacks Borno Village

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

One person has been reported killed after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Kala village, opposite the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Dalori, Borno State. An official of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr Bello Dambatta, confirmed the attack to reporters on Monday.Dambatta, the Head of SEMA Rapid Response Team,...

Boko Haram Has Been Completely Defeated – Nigerian Army

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Military authorities have revealed that the Nigerian Army has completely defeated Boko Haram insurgents in the country. The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Rogers Nicholas, said this on Saturday during the inauguration of the Nigeria-Cameroon military joint mission in Maiduguri, Borno State capital. According to General Nicholas, troops under...

More Crocodile Smile, Python Dance Coming–Buratai

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army will conduct more exercises in 2018 to assist civil authorities to deal with internal security challenges in parts of the country. This statement was made by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Friday. Speaking with newsmen after leading troops on a 15km Route March, Buratai said...

Defence Chief Rues Poor Funding Of Armed Forces

2 weeks ago /
Security 

The chief of Defence Staff Abayomi Olonishakin has lamented the poor release of funds to the Defence Headquarters, saying that it has continued to hamper the operations of the agency for years.

Troops Destroy Terrorist Camp In Sambisa

2 weeks ago /
Security 

The Nigerian military says its troops conducting clearance operations in Sambisa forest have successfully destroyed a camp the Boko Haram Terrorists were operating from.

Troops Recover Battle Tanks From Boko Haram

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole recovered battle tanks and other weapons from Boko Haram terrorists in their pursuit to clear the insurgents from Nigeria’s north-east region. Nigerian Army spokesman, Major General Sani Usman, disclosed this in a statement signed by him on Wednesday. According to him, the success was recorded Tuesday during...

Troops Kill Seven Boko Haram Terrorists

3 weeks ago /
Security 

Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram in northern Nigeria have killed seven members of the sect who were setting up camp in Sambisa forest.


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