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Theatre Commander to troops: Let’s wrap up the war and go home, warns commanders against starving soldiers

August 26, 2019 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Army said it was deploying new strategies to counter resurgence of Boko Haram insurgency in some communities within Borno state. While urging the troops to take the war to the enemies and traitors alike and wrap it up, it also warned commanders against starving the troops of food and water by providing same where and when needed promptly.   Read More

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Breaking: Troops battle ISWAP in Baga, Benishiek

July 31, 2019 Admin III 0

Islamic State militants popularly known as ISWAP have been engaged by the Nigerian troop in Baga and Benishiek, in Borno state. However, it is unclear the casualties recorded so far on both sides. Even ISWAP was unsure about the damage it claimed it inflicted. Reuters said ISWAP claimed on its Amaq news agency that it killed or wounded more than Read More

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Troops rescue 8 women, 6 children from terrorists’ den

June 28, 2019 Admin III 0

Troops of 152 Task Force, 21 Special Armoured Brigade in the ongoing Operation HALAKA DODO in the North east, have rescued eight women and six children held captive by Boko haram terrorists, during a clearance operation in Nbaga and Gero villages of Borno state. Army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa said this in a statement Thursday. He said the troops had “continued Read More

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Harbin Kunama III: Troops nautralise scores of bandits, arrest informants in Sokoto

June 25, 2019 Admin III 0

Troops of Operation HARBIN KUNAMA III have killed scores of bandits during a fierce battle  while to people  complain about activities of bandits in Magira village of Sokoto state. Army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa said this in a statement. “The troops pursued the bandits to their hideouts killing scores, while several others escaped with gunshot injuries. Unfortunately, one soldier paid the Read More

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Breaking: Buratai disowns ‘troops lack commitment’ reports

June 24, 2019 Admin III 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has said he never hinted that troops fighting Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists in the North-east lack commitment as being reported in some section of the media. Burataii made the denial Monday while responding to question from Journalists during his courtesy visit to Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, Read More

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Buratai to troops: Be proud of your patriotic role to your fatherland

June 24, 2019 Admin III 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has implored officers and men of the NA to feel proud of their noble/patriotic roles in their struggles to protecting the nation’s sovereignty and integrity. He gave the charge while speaking at the closing ceremony of the Army Headquarters Transformational Leadership Workshop 2019.  “The Nigerian Army is already working Read More

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MJTF troops kill 47 ISWAP terrorists in Lake Chad Island, military base

June 22, 2019 Admin III 0

Troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) in collaboration with national forces have killed 42 Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists during a clearance operation in Dogo Naira, an Island in Lake Chad. They also killed five ISWAP terrorists while one was captured when the terrorists tried attempted to attack MNJTF troops in Sector 1 Foward Operation Base (FOB) Read More

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Again, troops ‘block’ Nyanya-Abuja highway, inflict pains on residents

May 31, 2019 Admin III 0

Motorists plying the Keffi-Abuja highway into the Abuja city centre had a hectic time on Friday as troops took positions at different areas of the road, conducting checks. The troops deployed in Mararaba junction and Checkpoint, the boundary between the FCT and Nasarawa State, as well as Nyanya, Kugbo and AyA overhead bridge, subjected the motorists to checks. The check Read More

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Troops kill 2 bandits, avert ethnic clashes in Benue, Taraba

April 21, 2019 Admin III 0

Troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE deployed to conduct anti-banditry operations in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states have neutralized two armed bandits in a recent encounter with the men of the under-world. Defence Headquarters spokesperson, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu said the incident happened on Friday. He said the troops were on a fighting patrol along Nagi-Ucheki- Audu- Enger- Adudu axis in Gwer Read More

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Troops neutralise 39 terrorists along Lake Chad region

April 18, 2019 Admin III 0

Troops of Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Sector 2 in the Republic of Chad and Sector 3 in Nigeria have neutralised 39 Boko haram terrorists during a clearance operation in Cross Kauwa village in the Lake Chad region. Twenty soldiers were also wounded during the encounter that took place on Tuesday April 16, 2019, and had been evacuated for Read More

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Troops crush several terrorist in Yobe, Borno

March 13, 2019 Admin III 0

Troops of 152 Battalion have crushed several Boko haram terrorists during a fierce battle in Bula, Yobe state, and Banki in Borno state. The battle ensued at about 7pm on Monday when the terrorists attempted to infiltrate the troops’ locations in both communities, according to a statement on Wednesday by Col. Ado Isa, Spokesperson of Theater Command Operation Lafiya Dole. Read More

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Troops neutralise armed thugs in Rivers, lose officer

February 24, 2019 Admin III 0

Troops of 6 Division of the Nigerian Army have neutralised six armed thugs after a gun duel in Abonnema, Akuku Toro local government of Rivers state. In a statement, Army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa, said: “the troops were on a legitimate duty of protecting lives and properties of law abiding citizens and ensuring a conducive environment for peaceful conduct of Read More

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We are fighting ISIS, ISWAP elements not B/Haram – FG

February 8, 2019 Admin III 0

The federal government has said the nation’s military currently engages fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as well as those of Islamic State’s West African Province. Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed said this Thursday at the launch of the national campaign in support of the military’s fight against insurgency in the North-east. The minister said: Read More

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Troops unleash heavy blow on Boko Haram as Buhari heads to Yobe

January 21, 2019 Admin III 0

The Troops of the 27 Task Force Brigade and Nigerian Army SpecialForces School in Buni Yadi, Yobe state says, it has successfullydefeated Boko Haram terrorists that launched attack on its base onSunday. This was disclosed to newsmen in a press statement made available byMajor Nureni Alimi, the Assistant Director Army Public Relation of the27 Task Force Bridge. “The terrorists came Read More

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Troops unleash heavy defeat on Boko Haram, rescue 2 Women

January 20, 2019 Admin III 0

Troops of 112 Task Force Battalion conducting clearance operation in the general area of Zaza, Kajeri Maye, and Kajeri Mai Burem villages of Mafa Local Government Area of Borno state, have killed two Boko Haram terrorists in an encounter that ensued on Saturday. A statement by Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Army Public Relations Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, indicated Read More

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Insurgency: Troops reclaim Kukawa, Zare, Gudumbali, Kross Kauwa

January 11, 2019 Admin III 0

The gallant troops of the newly formed Nigerian Army Special Forces Command (NASFC) of Operation Lafiya Dole, have dealt a deadly blow on terrorists in Baga and other captured towns in Borno state. The Boko Haram elements, now operating under the notorious Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), had in the last two weeks or thereabout, been occupying Baga Read More

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Troops repel terrorists attack in Borno

July 30, 2018 Admin III 0

Troops of 22 Brigade deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole repelled Boko Haram terrorists attack on Dikwa, Borno state. The terrorists attempted to infiltrate Dikwa last Friday through the Eastern flank of the town but were intercepted by the troops on duty, according to Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, the army spokesperson. Chukwu said in a statement that some of the terrorists Read More

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Troops arrest 3 herdsmen, recover weapons

April 28, 2018 Admin III 0

  Troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade have arrested three militia herdsmen with weapons at Tormatar village in Guma local government area of Benue state. Assistant Director Army Public Relations, 707 Special Forces Brigade, Makurdi, Major Olabisi Olalekan Ayeni, in a statement yesterday in Makurdi, said the arrest took place on Thursday when troops of the Brigade conducted a fighting Read More

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February 18, 2018 Admin III 0

In his bid to further boost troops morale and see things for himself, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General TY Buratai along with some Principal Staff Officers of the Army Headquarters and Commanders, undertook operational visits to troops locations in the north east with specific emphasis on Sambisa forest on Saturday 17th February 2018. Brigadier General Read More

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Troops crush fleeing insurgents in Yobe

February 12, 2018 Admin III 0

Maiduguri Desperate Boko Haram terrorists, who attempted to escape Operation Lafia Dole theatre through a blocking position in Goniri, Gujba local government area of Yobe state, were on Friday severely dealt with. Assistant Director, Army Public Relations 27 Task Force Brigade, Nigerian Army, Major Nureni Alimi, said in a statement yesterday that the terrorists in attempt to penetrate through the Read More

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Don’t harbour terrorists, Borno residents warned

January 11, 2018 Admin III 0

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja The Nigerian Army has again warned residents of the North-east to desist from habouring remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in their areas. Army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman gave the warning in a statement yesterday. He said: “Credible intelligence has revealed that several of the criminal Boko Haram terrorists have resorted to taking refuge in Read More

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Troops avert major suicide bomb attack in Borno

January 10, 2018 Admin III 0

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed around Gamboru Ngala have successfully averted what would have been a major devastating suicide attack carried out by three female Boko Haram terrorists against innocent citizens in Gamboru town in Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State in the early hours of Tuesday. A statement issued Wednesday by  Onyema Nwachukwu , Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command, Read More

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Buratai Celebrates Christmas With Nigerian Troops in Gwoza, Shehu of Borno Urges Urges Continued Prayer for Peace

December 27, 2017 Admin III 0

The Chief of Army  Staff, COAS, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai Wednesday celebrated 2017 Christmas with the Nigerian troops at the war front in Gwoza town of Gwoza LGA of Borno State, Northeast Nigeria, the former Caliphate of the Boko  Haram Militants in 2014. The COAS  visit was part of the  efforts of the Nigerian Army to boost the morale Read More