News - nigerian troops

Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack In Gwoza

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

Nigerian troops have repelled a Boko Haram attack at their base in Yamteke axis of Gwoza, Borno state.                            Confirming the incident in a statement, army spokesman brigadier general Sani Usman, said the terrorists had attempted to infiltrate the military base with vehicles and persons-borne improvised explosive devices on Tuesday night. He said...

No Isis Operations In Nigeria - Army

1 week ago /
Security 

  The Nigeria Military has denied reports that 30 Nigerian soldiers were ambushed and executed by the ISIS terror group. The report had been published online by Amardanews.com, and credited to one Chris Tomson. A statement from the Theatre Command, Operation LAfiya Dole, signed by Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, says that there was...

Nigeria At 57: President Buhari Visits Nigerian Troops In Maiduguri  

2 weeks ago /
Security 

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Nigerian troops for their gallantry and service in defending the nation from Boko-Haram terrorism. The President, who paid a visit to Maiduguri, Borno state, to celebrate the 57th independence day anniversary with the troops, said theirs was the highest form of service that could be...

Shekau Arrest Ultimatum Fails

1 month ago /
Security 

Nigerian troops have failed to arrest Boko-Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, after the forty-day ultimatum given to apprehend the terror kingpin elapsed. The chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai had on July twenty-one ordered the commander of operation Lafiya Dole and his troops to arrest Abubakar Shekau at all costs. At...

Nigerian Troops Rehabilitate Roads In Borno

3 months ago /
Security 

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...

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

3 months ago /
Security 

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...

Nigerian Troops Kill Boko Haram Terrorists In Jarawa

4 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army says its troops along with members of the civilian joint task force have eliminated several Boko haram terrorists converging around Jarawa village, in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State. Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman said in a statement that those killed include the notorious...

Defence Minister Seeks Stronger Ties With Sudan

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali has called for greater cooperation between Nigeria and Sudan. Dan-Ali made the call during a courtesy visit to his Sudanese counterpart, Gen. Ahmad Ibn Auf in Khartoum, according to a statement by his spokesperson, Col. Tukur Gusau. The minister, who was in Sudan on a...

Troops Carry Out Clearance Operations In Borno

7 months ago /
Nation 

Troops of  the 212 Battalion and 233 Battalion, 29 Task Force Brigade, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, in conjunction with elements of Civilian JTF have successfully carried out clearance operations in some towns in Borno. The operations were carried out at Lawanti, Musari, Bori and Gonizalari towns in Magumeri Local Government Area of the...

Nigerian Troops Head For Gambia

9 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria has confirmed that a warship is heading towards The Gambia as a "training" exercise as regional countries prepared for a possible military intervention, the Associated Press new agency reports. President-elect Adama Barrow, currently in Senegal, is due to be sworn in tomorrow, but President Yahya Jammeh wants the results of...

Russia, Pakistan to Sell Warplanes to Nigeria

10 months ago /
Security 

Nigeria has bought warplanes and helicopters from Russia and Pakistan following the refusal of the US to sell arms, the Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, has said.  The purchase was aimed at boosting the military in its efforts to end the insurgency by militant Islamists in the north and oil...

Two Soldiers Feared Killed, Eight Injured In Fresh Explosion

11 months ago /
Nation 

At least two soldiers are feared dead after a bomb explosion along Banki – Usmanari – Kumshe road in Borno State. About eight soldiers of the 152 TF Battalion of the Nigerian Army were also injured in the explosion, which occurred at about 8:10 a.m. One canter truck was destroyed in the explosion...

President Buhari: Niger Delta Crisis Will Soon Be Over

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Niger Delta crisis will soon be resolved, President Muhammadu Buhari has said in New York. He told US President Barack Obama, that Nigeria is making steady progress towards resolving the crisis, which had led to economic sabotage on a grand scale. Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and...

Nigerian Troops Kill 42 Terrorists, Rescue 90 Hostages in Kukawa, Borno State

1 year ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of 42 Boko Haram insurgents during a clearance operation at Garere village in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman. Usman also said that 80 hostages comprising 38...

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...

Nigerian Armed Forces organize disease training for troops

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

Outbreak of diseases among members of Nigerian troops or their families can be disastrous for military operations as their health status is a critical index for achieving combat efficiency. With emerging new diseases in Nigeria and Africa, coupled with the troop’s involvement in security operations, the Ministry of Defence says it...

Three suicide bombers were intercepted in Maiduguri

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

Suicide bombing attacks were averted in Maiduguri as three suicide bombers were intercepted by the military just a kilometre into the troubled town.  The deputy commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, the counter-insurgency operation in the Northeast, Brigadier General Lucky Irabor, said the three suicide bombers were intercepted while trying to get...

Boko Haram: Military repels insurgents in Dikwa as IDPs return to Ngala LGA

1 year ago /
Security 

Nigerian Troops situated in Dikwa town of Dikwa local government area of Borno state have repelled attempt by desperate members of the Boko Haram insurgents to take over the local government. It was reported that, the people of the area are impressed with the show of force and reactiveness exhibited by...

Boko haram kills 6, injures 8 in Adamawa attack

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

Boko Haram insurgents have killed six residents of Madagali Local Government of Adamawa State during a midnight attack while eight others escaped with injuries, residents of the area have disclosed. A fleeing resident, Musa Tela, said that the insurgents came to area at about 12:30am on Sunday and launched attack on...

The Nigerian Army Versus Shiite Islamic Movement

1 year ago /
Nation  Religion  Security 

It was reported that the leader of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim Elzakzaky, has been arrested by Nigerian troops during a siege on his Zaria residence, following a supposed threat by the Sect to assassinate the Nigeria’s Chief of Staff, Tukur Buratai. Several members of the Shiite sect were...


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