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Something else that could come up during Buhari's visit are the human rights violations by the Nigerian military in its campaign against Boko Haram. The violations stopped the Obama administration from fully committing to Nigerian military support. In fact, the lowest point in US-Nigeria relations came in ...
“It has become expedient for the Nigerian Army to change operating tactics, techniques and procedures in the northeast region. Accordingly, the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) 2018 will be commemorated with the conducting of an operation tagged Operation LAST HOLD in Northern Borno ...

The Nigerian Army has explained what led to the burning down of a Benue community by its troops on Wednesday, saying the attack followed the killing of one soldier by some residents. The soldier was allegedly buried in a shallow grave a day before, but the apparent reprisal by the army resulted in the ...
Nigerian military plans to produce helicopters locally ... JOHANNESBURG – The Nigerian army says it is working with some of its indigenous and foreign partners in the defence industry to produce ... The post Buratai says army to produce own helicopter soon appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
... of 12 U.S. soldiers fulfilling a six-week advise-and-assist mission in a remote military compound located about 145 miles north of Abuja, Nigeria's capital. ... The Nigerian army's 26th Infantry Battalion may be next to deploy northeast to confront the notorious and violent extremist organization, Boko Haram.
Gen. Idada Ikponmwen (ret.), a former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army, was elected Edo State Chairman of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) last weekend. .... Our duty in PANDEF is to improve the lot of our people in the Niger Delta in the scheme of things in Nigeria. At the same time having at ...

Turkey and Nigeria have continued to develop political and economic ties. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Complex in Ankara last November, where the two leaders discussed bilateral and international issues ranging from ...
Boko Haram's nearly nine-year fight to establish a hardline Islamic state in northeast Nigeria has claimed at least 20,000 lives and displaced more than two million people. Hundreds of thousands are holed up in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, where they are living in camps or with host families.
The Nigerian Army has extended the duration of the military operation code-named Ayem Akpatuma, meaning Cat Race. Chief of Training and Operations, Major General David Ahmadu during the launch of the operation in February 2018 had said it will run from February 15 to March 31. The military in a ...
He is not a frivolous man; he would not speak without having concrete proof and evidence. I don't like the way Nigerian military have been behaving for quite some time now and I am not happy about it. “They react to certain things that need not to react to. If the military is owned by Nigeria and Nigerians are ...
As General Officer Commanding[GOC] Third Division, Nigeria Army, he led troops into Chad after a Chadian division under Idris Deby seized Nigerian villages on April 18, 1983. It was so disastrous for the invaders whose capital,Ndjamena, would have been captured before President Shehu Shagari ...
Politics Presidency Finally Relies TY Danjuma Over His Speech Condemning Nigerian Army - Premium Times. Discussion in 'Political News' started by Samguine, Today at 3:50 PM . Views count: 699 ?Share. Tags: buhari and ty danjuma · nigeria news today 310318 · premium times news · ty danjuma ...
Eleven soldiers of the Nigerian Army killed in an ambush attack by bandits at Birnin Gwari area of Kaduna State on March 20 were buried at a very solemn occasion on Thursday. The soldiers, identified as Bamidele Adekunle, Christian Oguchukwu, Adam Muhammad, Sulaiman Mubarak, Bashir Sani, ...
The Nigerian Army has advised Boko haram terrorist group to accept Federal Government's amnesty offer by laying down their arms. ... “While further efforts are being made to secure the release of every abducted citizen in Nigeria, Government is ever ready to accept the unconditional laying down of arms ...
Brigadier General John Agim, a spokesperson for Nigerian defense authorities explained in a television program on Friday that it will be impossible for the military to guarantee the security of every inch of the country's territory in North East Nigeria. Agim said on Sunrise, a breakfast program on Channels ...
Nigerian military authorities have faulted claims by Amnesty International that security forces failed to act on information that a convoy of Boko Haram ... outright falsehood about the ongoing war against terror in Nigeria in “a calculated attempt to whip up sentiments and mislead unsuspecting Nigerians, ...
It handed over Dapchi's security to the Nigeria Police division in the town, the army spokesman said. Responding to the report Monday, Nigerian army spokesman John Agim told CNN Amnesty's allegations were not true. "Which of the military base did the residents inform of the impending attack? We were ...

A foremost Nigerian legal practitioner, Afe Babalola, has 'absolved' President Muhammadu Buhari of culpability in the spate of killings and the state of insecurity ... “Before military took over in 1966, Nigeria was operating regional system with each region growing and developing faster at its own pace.
The Nigerian Army says its troops on Wednesday discovered 23 dead bodies in a village in Plateau State. The army said the 3 Division Garrison in Plateau discovered the bodies. The army said two soldiers from the division were also killed in the state. There have been several cases of mass killings in the ...
Abuja — THE Nigerian Defence Forces has reacted angrily to suggestions it would stage a coup against the under-pressure government of President Muhammadu Buhari. Contributing to a debate on a motion in the legislative house, Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, recently claimed the ...
The attackers arrived in pickup trucks under cover of darkness, wearing military uniforms and firing guns, pretending to be Nigerian soldiers and taking the schoolgirls into their confidence, then herding them onto vehicles and carrying them away. However, on the night of Feb. 19, some girls at the Dapchi ...
@omonye_jold, “Yes let them take over, restructure Nigeria and hand it over to you greedy politicians.” @marythesa, “Your wish right? Beht you didn't call dis same army to take over when you were in power for 16 years o!” @LAdetoun, “In fact, that's my prayer compared to this unduly expensive federal ...
A member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Olusegun Olulade (APC- Epe II), on Friday cautioned politicians against calling for military coup in the country. Olulade said in an statement made available to newsmen on Friday in Lagos, that the remark credited to Deputy Senate President, Ike ...
The Nigerian Army University, Biu in Borno State would offer admission to both military and civilian population, the implementation committee has said. ... Responding, the minister commended the Nigerian Army for the initiative and promised to give all necessary support for the actualisation of the project.
Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) The Nigerian army is vowing to recapture a Boko Haram commander freed last year in exchange for 82 girls who were kidnapped from a ... An army official told CNN that the Boko Haram commander, Shuibu Moni, would be apprehended again after he taunted the military in a new ...
“Shortly, after the transition from a military to a democratically elected government in 1999, officers of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, who were quasi-political, were honourably eased out of service. This was done to avoid indoctrination of other officers in the Military in order to enable the democratic ...
God will show him that he is a God of justice and this is a message to all those people who have caused all kinds of problem in Nigeria at different levels. The problem in Nigeria is that our democracy is receding. Who says army cannot take over? Let us not joke with our democracy that is the issue.
Abuja — Cameroonian military personnel are reportedly infiltrating refugee camps in Nigeria and abducting their compatriots fleeing persecution by the government in the Central African country. The reports come as the number of Cameroon nationals seeking refuge in Nigeria rises steadily amid alleged ...
Nigerian soldiers participate in an operation in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, March 16, 2016. (Xinhua/Wale Salau). LAGOS, March 7 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai Tuesday debunked the claims that the Boko Haram insurgents had regrouped and is ...
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday restated the army's commitment to rescuing the 110 Dapchi school girls abducted by insurgents.re. Buratai spoke at the inauguration of the newly completed office complex in the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt. He said the ...
LAGOS, March 6 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai Tuesday debunked the claims that the Boko Haram insurgents had regrouped and is controlling a large territory in the restive northeast zone. Addressing reporters in Port Harcourt, Buratai said there was nothing like ...
A mild drama occurred on Tuesday at the Ogun State Police Command Headquarters in Eleweran area of Abeokuta when a man who claimed to be a retired soldier said he resorted to dressing up as a serving officer and extorting motorists, because the Nigerian Army has failed to pay his retirement ...
He said: “The establishment of 6th Brigade in Port Harcourt, 6th Division in Port Harcourt and the 16th Brigade in Yenagoa form an important part of Mr. President's desire to have a balanced and widespread footprint of the Nigerian Army to deal with the myriads of security challenges facing the country in ...
Two major security agencies have exchanged words over their roles in the kidnap of 110 girls from their secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State. The Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force expressed opposing views as each tried to absolve itself of any responsibility in the kidnap of the girls.
The international rights group had in its 2007 country report on Nigeria indicated that at least, 340 detainees arrested over suspicions of being members of Boko Haram group died in the notorious detention center of the military in Giwa Barracks, Maiduguri, Northeast Nigeria. But the Nigerian military ...
Members of the Security Assistance Training Management Organization team up with Nigerian Army Infantry School soldiers in Nigeria. ... A dozen U.S. troops just wrapped up a seven-week trip to Nigeria, where they trained local soldiers in advanced infantry tactics that, in all likelihood, they'll use to beat ...
Nigerian military officials say they rescued 76 schoolgirls and recovered the bodies of two other students who went missing after an alleged attack by Boko ... attack on the school and disappearance of dozens of girls, authorities will have to admit Boko Haram maintains at least some strongholds in Nigeria.
You wouldn't see these laudable efforts and more unless you visit the Nigerian Army Resource Center in Abuja where they were on display for the ALFS delegation. Many of the ALFS military leaders were openly in awe of what they saw. A few of them were heard wondering why Nigeria did not advertise its ...
The Nigerian Army has disowned one 'Sergeant' David Bako, who claimed in a viral message on social media over the weekend that the abduction of 110 ... He, therefore, urged Nigerians to disregard the confession of Mr. Bako who also claimed he had traveled out of Nigeria to avoid prosecution on the ...
Nigerians on Sunday took to social media to voice mixed reactions to the allegation of a former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Theophilus Danjuma (retd). General Danjuma had accused the Nigerian Armed Forces of complicity in the killings in Taraba, Benue and other “riverine states” in the ...
The troops, according to a statement by the Nigerian Air Force, through its spokesman, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, were airlifted by the NAF C-130 Hercules Aircraft included officers, soldiers and ratings from 351 Artillery Regiment of the Air Force as well as from the Special Boat Services of the ...
He was, however, silent on other civilian casualties. Also, neither the Nigeria military, the police, nor the Borno State government has spoken on the casualty 24 hours after the densely populated IDP camp was attacked. However, while Nigerian officials keep mum on the official casualty, an international aid ...
Lieutenant-Colonel AE Mamudu, one of the commanding officers of the Nigerian Army Strike Force Group, was on Thursday, killed by a vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device in Sambisa Forest. Military sources told SaharaReporters that Lieutenant-Colonel Mamudu was killed along with a young ...
Last year, a Nigerian fighter jet, searching for Boko Haram members, accidentally bombed the camp for displaced people in Rann, killing up to 170 people. At the time, a Western diplomat said that the Nigerian military had been informed that fighters were massing to attack a military post nearby but that the ...
Mr. Ihejirika, a retired lieutenant-general, arrived at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja around 11:00 a.m. Wednesday and was subsequently ushered into an interrogation room, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. Mr. Ihejirika, 62, led the Nigerian Army from September 2010 to January 2014 when he was dropped by ...
“The Yobe State Government hereby informs the public that some of the girls at Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) whose school was attacked by Boko Haram terrorists last Monday have been rescued by gallant officers and men of the Nigerian Army from the terrorists who abducted ...
In a statement on its official Facebook page, the Nigerian Army said, “The attention of the 1 Division Nigerian Army has been drawn to a Twitter message, report in mass and social media of alleged involvement of military personnel in the demolition of a politician's property by KASUPDA in Kaduna, Kaduna ...
Contrary to insinuations that personnel of the Nigerian Army were involved in the demolition of New APC Secretariat in Kaduna in the early hours of Tuesday February 20, the Army has denied involvement of its officers. A statement titled: 'RE: Army Demolish Property ln Kaduna' signed by the Deputy ...
The Nigerian Army has officially flagged off the Operation Cat Race (Ayem Akpatuma) in Benue State. Launching the exercise on Tuesday, the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, said be exercise would flush out criminal elements from Benue and its environs. According to him, the exercise would bring ...
Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group, has once again escaped from being captured by men of the Nigerian Army, according to BBC. In a recent operation by the Army, Shekau escaped his hideout in Sambisa forest, leaving behind some of his clothing, chewing stick and a pistol.


 

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