Tag: Army

‘Disregard as false’: Army, Police dismiss rumoured clash in Imo

The Nigerian Army, 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, Owerri and the police command in Imo have dismissed social media reports of a clash between personnel of the two security agencies. This is contained in a release co-signed by the Acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Capt. Joseph Akubo and the Police[Read More…]

Ethiopia’s PM, Abiy, on frontline with Army in fight against rebellious forces

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is on the frontline with the army fighting rebellious Tigrayan forces in the northeastern Afar region, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting reported on Friday. Abiy was wearing military fatigues and speaking to the television station in the Afaan Oromo and Amharic languages, according to the broadcast. Reuters[Read More…]

ISWAP fighters kill Brigadier General, 3 others in Borno

Fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) have killed one senior army personnel and three other soldiers during an attack on a military base in Borno. The troops of Joint Task Force, North East Operation Hadin Kai, however, neutralised some of the terrorists in the Saturday’s encounter[Read More…]

Al-Shabab commander surrenders to Somali army

An Al-Shabab commander surrendered to the Somali National Army (SNA) on Sunday in Wajid town in Bakool region, Southwest Somalia. Mohamed Nur, SNA army officer told reporters that Mohamed Kulow Ali who was in charge of the terror group’s operations in the southern region surrendered to the Somali army based[Read More…]

Army kills 3 gunmen who attacked police checkpoint in Enugu

Troops of Sector 5 operating under Exercise ‘Golden Dawn’ in Enugu, have neutralised three gunmen who attacked a police checkpoint along Okija-Onitsha expressway on Thursday. The Director, Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja. Nwachukwu said the gallant troops engaged and overwhelmed the[Read More…]

IPOB: Army releases Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu

The Nigerian Army has released veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, after he was arrested for wearing an attire considered to belong to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Reacting after the video of the Nollywood’s actor’s arrest went viral, the Army said; “was picked up for questioning while[Read More…]

We arrested Chinwetalu Agu for soliciting support for IPOB — Army

The Nigerian Army said on Thursday night that its troops arrested veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, for inciting members of the public and soliciting support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). A statement by Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations said, “Chinwetalu Agu who was[Read More…]

Kaduna attack: Military discovers two more dead bodies — Official

The military has discovered two more dead bodies in Kacecere village, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna state, which was attacked on September 27. The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said in a statement on Sunday that the discovery of remains of the additional victims[Read More…]

UK ready to mobilise army to help ease fuel crisis

Britain on Monday put the army on standby to help with the ongoing fuel crisis as fears over tanker driver shortages led to panic buying, leaving many of the country’s pumps dry. “Limited number of military tanker drivers to be put on a state of readiness and deployed if necessary[Read More…]

Prayers made Boko Haram members surrender – Army

Christopher Musa, theatre commander of the north-east joint task force — Operation Hadin Kai — says the prayers of Nigerians made many Boko Haram members surrender to troops.  According to NAN, Musa said this while briefing journalists on the fight against insurgency in the northern region.  He said the theatre[Read More…]