News - military authorities

Military Begins Investigation Into Chibok Shooting

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Military authorities have launched an investigation into a fatal shooting involving an Army captain and a non-commissioned officer deployed to Chibok, Borno State. Reports say the Army unit had received a distress call at about 12.50 pm Sunday that a staff sergeant, under the influence of alcohol, was assaulting civilians...

Soldier Commits Suicide After Killing Colleague

1 week 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...

Resurgence Of Boko Haram Raise Fears Among The Public

2 months ago /
Security 

The number of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists have risen in the last few months, and Nigerians are getting worried over the resurging danger. In this report, AIT’s Mngusuul Uji looks at the impact of the terror sect’s seeming recovery, and the challenge before the security agencies responsible for fighting them. Between...

38 Senior Army Officers Petition Buhari Over Wrongful Dismissal

3 months ago /
Nation 

Thirty-eight senior army officers have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over what they described as wrongful dismissal from the Nigerian Army and accused the Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan Ali (rtd), Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Yusuf Buratai of victimisation...

Insurgents Kill Four Villagers In Borno

3 months ago /
Nation 

No fewer than four persons were killed in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Wanori-Amarwa community of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. It was reported that the incident occurred on Saturday at about 11pm at a village along Maiduguri-Konduga Road. A witness, Idrissa Musa, said that heavily armed insurgents...

Six Soldiers Detained After Attack On Woman

8 months ago /
Security 

The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it had set up a Board of Inquiry (BOI), and detained six soldiers over the brutality of a woman in Lagos state. The incident on 12 March, according to the Division’s spokesperson, , Lt.-Col. Olaolu Daudu, happened in Odoguyan, Ikorodu area...

Army Officer Sells Arms To Boko Haram

1 year ago /
Security 

A Brigade Commander is among 16 officers and troops being court martialed for  selling arms to Boko Haram terrorists. He is facing a secret trial in Maiduguri; capital of Borno state over what happened to 21 anti-aircraft guns assigned this year to his artillery brigade. The brigade commander, not yet identified, claimed before...

Boko Haram: Issues As Leader Abubakar Shekau, 'Surrenders' In New Video

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

Video of Nigeria's most wanted terrorist and Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, urging his followers and fighters to lay down arms heavily trended yesterday in the social media space bringing excitement amongst many Nigerians. The Nigerian military authorities, however, is said to be studying the video footage.Several national newspapers had...

Pardon Detained Shiite Members, Group Begs Army

1 year ago /
Nation  Religion  Security 

The Arewa Youth Leaders' Forum has appealed to military authorities to pardon and release detained members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiite Sect as it apologised to the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai over the incident of December 2015 when his life...

Boko Haram attack: Children burnt alive in Nigeria

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

Boko Haram was alleged to have burnt some children to death when the militants overran Dalori, a village four kilometres outside Maiduguri, where about 80 residents of the community were killed on Saturday night. The Area Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency in Borno State, Mohammed Kanar, said 86 bodies were...

Bomb Explosion Kills Many In Gombi, Adamawa

1 year ago /
Nation 

Another bomb blast is reported in Gombi community, Adamawa State three days after another blast killed scores in Chibok, Borno State.A boy was said to have detonated a suicide vest at a crowded market Friday, Killing many, according to witnesses.A vigilante leader confirmed ‎the incident, saying 20 persons including the...

WATCHOUT! Terrorists now hide IEDS among vegetables – Defence

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian Armed Forces Defence headquarters have released a statement to warn Nigerians about the new tactics employed by the Boko Haram group, saying that they have resorted to disguising themselves as fruits and vegetable wheelbarrow sellers, where they detonate these bombs in crowded places. See the statement below… In continuation with...

 

Shells Hit Donetsk, Five More Ukrainian Soldiers Killed

2 years ago /
International News 

Artillery attacks on the Ukrainian city of Donetsk killed at least one civilian on Monday while Kiev's military reported that five more Ukrainian soldiers had been killed in clashes with separatists in the east in the past 24 hours. Municipal authorities in Donetsk said 15 civilians were killed over the weekend...

 

Military Confirms Sack Of Terrorists From Michika

2 years ago /
Security 

The Military authorities on Friday confirmed that its troops sacked the terrorists who had been occupying Michika and its environs in Adamawa. This is contained in a statement issued by the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade in Abuja. The statement said that extensive mop up operation and search for arms...

B’Haram Plans Attacks With Explosive-Laden Goats, Camels – FG

2 years ago /
Security 

THE Federal Government on Thursday raised the alarm that Boko Haram insurgents were planning to attack political rallies, worship centres and markets with camels, goats and donkeys laden with explosives. The government said intelligence reports indicated that the insurgents were also planning to use young men disguised as cobblers to attack...

Boko Haram Attacks Cause Chad And Niger To Withdraw Troops From MJTF

2 years ago /
Nation 

Military authorities in Niger and Chad have withdrawn their troops’ contribution to the Multinational Joint Task Force, MJTF, base as a direct result of the increased activities of the Boko Haram insurgents. The Chief of Defense Staff, Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh disclosed this today after an expanded emergency meeting at...

Mutiny: UN Intervenes To Avert The Fate Of 54 Condemned Soldiers

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has disclosed that the Office of the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Arbitrary or Summary Executions, led by Mr. Christof Heyns has stated that “appropriate action including communication to the government of President Goodluck Jonathan is being considered regarding the imminent execution of...

Boko Haram Kills 15 Near Chibok

2 years ago /
Nation 

Boko Haram has recently killed fifteen people in an attack on a remote village near chibok, Borno state. Sources said the heavily armed insurgents, numbering about 20, raided Kautikari, some 10 kilometres from Chibok town on Monday at about 8pm. “The terrorists drove into town in a Toyota Hilux vehicle and...

 

Boko Haram: Army Uncovers Plot to Invade Five States

2 years ago /
Security 

Reports gathered from Punch says The military has discovered a plan by the Boko Haram insurgents to attack 25 communities and villages spread across five states in the troubled North-East zone. A credible security source, who confided in our correspondent on Thursday, said that the Boko Haram hit list was recovered...

 

Brazil Panel Delivers Report on Regime Brutality

2 years ago /
International News 

Brazil's National Truth Commission on Wednesday delivered a damning report on the killings, disappearances and acts of torture committed by government agents during the country's 1964-1985 military dictatorship. It called for those responsible to face prosecution. The 2,000-page report was delivered to President Dilma Rousseff, a former Marxist guerrilla who endured...


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