News - nigerian troops

The Counter-Terrorism Mobile Strike Teams

1 week ago /
Security 

As the military continues clearance operations in the Northeast, keeping areas around highways and other roads safe for civilian movement across Northeast Nigeria has become an important part of the campaign against Boko-haram.The Mobile Strike Teams (MST) were therefore created by the Army to provide an elite, swift and efficient...

Nigeria Troops Neutralize Terrorists

1 week ago /
Security 

The Nigerian army says its troops conducting intensive clearance operations along the northern Borno and Lake Chad Basin region have neutralized over 100 terrorists The troops engaged the insurgents in Tumbon-Ndjamena and Metele villages, where high caliber arms and ammunitions were recovered along with stockpiles of foodstuff Three soldiers however died in...

OVER ONE HUNDRED TERRORISTS DIE IN OPERATION DEEP PUNCH 2

2 weeks ago /
Security 

The Nigerian military says its troops conducting intensive clearance operations along the Northern Borno and Lake Chad basin region have neutralized over 100 terrorists. The troops engaged the insurgents in Tumbun-Ndjamena and Metele villages, where high calibre arms and ammunitions were recovered, along with stockpiles of food stuff. Three soldiers however died...

Nigerian Military Conducts Intensive Clearance Operations Along Northern Borno

2 weeks ago /
Security 

The Nigerian military says its troops conducting intensive clearance operations along the Northern Borno and Lake Chad basin region have neutralized over 100 terrorists. The troops engaged the insurgents in Tumbun-Ndjamena and Metele villages, where high calibre arms and ammunitions were recovered, along with stockpiles of food stuff.  Three soldiers however died...

BBOG Celebrates Rescue Of Chibok Girl

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Members of the Bring Back Our Girls Group (BBOG) have been celebrating the rescue of another Chibok School Girl, Salomi Pogu by Nigerian troops The campaigners who were delighted at the news, have however cautioned the government not to relent in the rescue of the remaining 112 girls       ...

Shekau Releases New Video, Claims Festive Period Attacks

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, released a video message on Tuesday claiming a series of attacks in northeast Nigeria during the festive season. The shadowy leader released his first video message in months amid a surge in violence casting doubt on the claims by the Federal Government that the terrorist group...

Troops Kill 20 Boko Haram Members, Recover Weapons

1 month ago /
Nation 

Troops serving under the Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno State have killed 20 Boko Haram members and uncovered deadly weapons from them. A statement from the Deputy Director Public Relations, Colonel Timothy Antigha, on Wednesday, said the soldiers were able to arrest 17 of the sect members while rescuing over 100...

Buhari Wants Nigerian Troops Back From Guinea Bissau

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday told the President of ECOWAS Commission, Marcel A. de Souza, that Nigerian troops in Guinea Bissau need to be sent back home. He said this when he hosted Marcel A. de Souza at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. According to a statement by Buhari’s special adviser on...

Boko Haram Terrorist Camps Cleared By Troops

2 months ago /
Security 

Nigerian troops on Operation Lafiya Dole have cleared more Boko Haram Hideouts, following information that some of the terrorists were massing up on the fringes of the Sambisa forest.  A statement signed by the seven division spokesman, colonel Kingsley Samuel, indicated that during the operation, the troops neutralized a large number...

Operation Deep Punch: Troops Clear More Terrorist Hideouts

2 months ago /
Security 

Nigerian troops on Operation Lafiya Dole have cleared more bokoharam hideouts, following information that the some of the terrorists were massing up on the fringes of the Sambisa forest. The operation was part of clearance efforts under Operation Deep Punch, currently been conducted by Army troops in collaboration with the...

Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack In Gwoza

3 months 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

3 months 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  

3 months 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

4 months 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

6 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

6 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

7 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

9 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

10 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

1 year 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...


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