News - Nigerian Army

Court Of Appeal Halts Demotion Of General Ibrahim Sani

1 day ago /
Nation 

The court of appeal in Abuja has asked the Nigerian army to maintain status quo in the appeal brought before it by one Major Ibrahim Sani who was court martialed by the Nigerian Army and found guilty. In the motion for stay of execution of  judgement of the special court martial  filed by...

Nigeria Appoints New Chief To Head Boko Haram Fight

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria has replaced the officer leading troops fighting Boko Haram, the Army said on Thursday, after a recent surge in deadly attacks in the country’s remote northeast. “A new commander has been appointed for Operation Lafiya Dole,” Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman said in a statement, identifying him as former...

Buhari Decorates Commander Guards Brigade, Commend Professionalism Of The Army

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the guards brigade for demonstrating a high-level of discipline and professionalism expected from officers and men of the Nigerian army. Speaking on Tuesday at the decoration ceremony of the commander, guards brigade, brig-gen. Musa Yusuf as major-general, president Buhari said it was instructive that the senior...

Nigerian Army Commanders Review Boko Haram Operations

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

The northeastern part of Nigeria is still grapping with the challenge of Boko haram terrorism, the nation’s biggest security threat. To boost the military response against the group, Nigerian army commanders who have been involved in the operations in the last six years have converged in Abuja for a strategic retreat. Since...

Troops Arrest Boko Haram Commander, Rescue 212 Victims

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Troops of the Nigerian Army have arrested a Boko Haram commander and rescued 212 persons held hostage by the terrorists in Borno State. Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, this in a statement signed by him on Tuesday. He said the feat was made during a clearance operation by troops...

SARS Cannot Save You On Judgement Day, Wike Tells Public Officers

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has warned public officers against bad conducts, saying no security agency can save them from giving an account of their stewardship to the people. The governor said this on Tuesday in while inaugurating some projects at the Rivers State University in Port Harcourt, the state's capital. “Wherever...

Army Takes Decoration Of Senior Officers To Maiduguri; Calls For Govt. Intervention In Recaptured Communities

2 weeks ago /
Security 

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai says there is need for better deployment of the police and civil administration authorities in areas that have been recaptured from Boko haram in the Northeast. The Army Chief made the call at the decoration of 45 newly promoted major generals in...

Lagos To Acquire Surveillance Aircraft To Secure Creeks

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday said plans has been perfected to acquire Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform to secure creeks and riverine communities in the state. Ambode said the specialised light aircraft is aim to ensure the comfort and safety of residents and investors in Lagos state. Speaking...

Three Soldiers Die As Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack In Borno

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigerian Army on Saturday repelled an attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Magumeri town, headquarters of Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State losing three soldiers in the process. Boko Haram terrorists were said to have attempted the attack by 6:00 p.m. with the intent to attack the town and dislodge...

Exercise Wazobia Kungama: Nigerian Army Coducts Combat Training Exercise In Falgore Forest

2 weeks ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army has conducted a joint combat training exercise for its personnel in the Falgore forest, which stretches from Kano to Bauchi, Kaduna Plateau and Kaduna states. The training exercise comprised troops from the Nigerian Army school of Infantry (NASI), the Nigerian Army Depot, The Warrant Officers Academy, and the...

Buhari Sends Military After Bandits In Zamfara

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a military crackdown on bandits operating in rural communities in Zamfara State. President Buhari gave the order on Wednesday in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, following fresh attacks on some communities in Shinkafi and Maradun Local...

Nigerian Army Orders Personnel To Learn Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba

3 weeks ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army has ordered its personnel to learn the three basic Nigerian languages of Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba. In a statement on Wednesday, Sani Usman, a brigadier-general, and army spokesman, said the directive is part of the army’s new language policy aimed at fostering better communication with the populace. He said...

Troops Battle Boko Haram Terrorists In Adamawa Community

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

Troops of the Nigerian Army have reportedly engaged Boko Haram terrorists in a gun battle in Sabon Gari village, Adamawa State. The village, located between Gulak and Madagali town in the state, came under attack today (Wednesday) evening, according to the Chairman of Madagali Local Government Area, Mohammed Yusuf. Wednesday’s attack is...

Three Die In Kara Multiple Accident

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

At least three persons lost their lives on Thursday in a fatal accident which happened at the popular Kara market along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The accident, which happened in the early hours of the day, also left a number of people injured. According to eyewitnesses, about six vehicles were involved in the accident. The...

NAF Denies Open Letter To Finance Minister

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has disassociated itself, from the content of a letter in a recent publication titled “Boko Haram open letter to finance minister” which was reportedly written by one “wing commander AA Abubakar” of Minna, Niger State, said to be a retied NAF officer. NAF in a statement...

Army Investigates Chibok Shooting Incident

1 month ago /
Nation  Security 

The headquarters of 26 brigade Nigerian Army has instituted a board of inquiry to investigate a shooting incident that resulted in the death of an officer and a staff sergeant, deployed on duty at Chibok, Borno state.  Speaking on the incident, army spokesman brigadier General Sani Usman said the unit had...

Soldier Commits Suicide After Killing Colleague

1 month ago /
Nation 

The military authorities on Sunday confirmed the death of two soldiers in Borno state, North-East Nigeria. Director of Army Relations, Brig-Gen Sani Usman, in a press statement, said its 26 Brigade received a report today of the soldier, who was reported to be drunk. The statement read in part, “At about 12.50pm...

BBOG Canvasses Better Welfare For Nigerian Soldiers

1 month ago /
Nation 

Members of the bring back our girls group are cautioning the Nigerian government not to jeopardize the country’s peace and security by neglecting the welfare of the soldiers in the north-east and other parts of the country. The group at its daily sit-out in Abuja on Thursday raised concerns over the...

Falana Writes Buhari Over El-Zakzaky’s Continued Detention

1 month ago /
Nation 

Human Rights lawyer,  Mr Femi Falana, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to order the immediate release of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El Zakzaky. In a letter dated November 7 and addressed to the President, Mr Falana recalled that a Federal High Court in Abuja had...

What President Buhari Said During Presentation of 2018 Budget Proposal (Full Speech)

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday presented a proposal for a budget of N8.612 trillion for the year 2018. At the presentation of the budget before a joint session of the National Assembly, President Buhari addressed the lawmakers on the key achievements and plans of his administration as well as the...


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