News - military authorities

Nigeria Army Takes Delivery Of Armoured Vehicle Engines

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army says it has taken delivery of several engines for armoured combat vehicles.

247 People Killed In Military Plane Crash In Algeria

3 months ago /
International News 

At least 247 people have died after a military plane crashed in Algeria.

Military Denies Alleged Withdrawal Of Troops Aided Terrorists Attack On Dapchi

4 months ago /
Nation 

Nigerian military authorities have condemned claims credited to the Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam, alleging that the withdrawal of the military was responsible for the recent suspected Boko Haram terrorists' attack and abduction of students from Government Girls’ College in Dapchi.

Air Force Boss Task Service Men To Sustain Fight Against Boko Haram

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has tasked servicemen engaged in counter-insurgency operation to demonstrate high sense of professionalism in discharging their duties. This is an effort by the Federal Government in ensuring that the remnants of Boko Haram terrorist in the northeast are wiped out. Air Marshal Abubakar...

Boko Haram Has Been Completely Defeated – Nigerian Army

5 months 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...

BREAKING: More Boko Haram Members Surrender

5 months ago /
Nation 

Twenty-six Boko Haram members have surrendered to the military authorities in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State. The ‘repentant’ terrorists were paraded on Friday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital after being quizzed by the military. They were said to have surrendered last week and turned over arms and ammunition including...

Saraki Seeks Better Welfare For Military, Ex-Servicemen

6 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Senate President,  Bukola Saraki, has called on the Federal Government and military authorities to prioritize the welfare of both their serving and retired personnel. According to him, this was necessary considering the enormous sacrifices they render to sustain the peace and security of the country – a statement from his...

Military Begins Investigation Into Chibok Shooting

8 months 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

8 months 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

10 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

10 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

11 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

1 year 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

3 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...


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