Tag: Army

Troops arrest fleeing bandit in possession of military kits – Army

The Nigerian Army says its troops operating along Mokwa-Jebba road, intercepted and arrested a fleeing bandit in a vehicle traveling from Zuru to Ibadan during a stop and search operation on Sunday. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. Nwachukwu[Read More…]

‘No Soldiers were killed in Ohafia’ – Nigerian Army says

The Nigerian Army has dismissed reports that troops were on revenge mission in some communities in Abia following the alleged killing of six soldiers in a clash with ESN/IPOB terrorists. The Director, Army Public Relations, Mohammed Yerima, in a statement on Monday, said contrary to reports, no soldier was killed[Read More…]

Nigerian Army announces new postings, appointments of Senior Officers

The Nigerian Army has released the list of the appointees in a statement signed on Thursday, by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General, MM Yerima. This, according to the statement is in line with the vision of the Chief of Army Staff to have a professional Nigerian Army ready[Read More…]

Just in: Army lists names of 300 successful candidates for SSCC

The Nigerian Army has released the list of successful candidates for the Short Service Combatant Course 47/2021 Selection Board. According to a statement issued on Friday, The Army authority advised the successful candidates to report for officer cadet training at the Old Site of the NDA Kaduna on Tuesday, April[Read More…]

Just In: Nigerian Army gets new spokesperson

Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima has been appointed the new Spokesperson for the Nigerian Army. A statement from the Directorate of Army Public Relations indicates that before his appointment, Brigadier general Muhammed Yerima was the Deputy Director Reserve, Defence Headquarters. Brigadier general Yerima replaced the former Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier[Read More…]

Number of COVID-19 positive Army Generals rise to 26

At least, 26 Nigerian Army Generals have tested positive to COVID-19 after 417 army personnels were tested following the death of Major-General Olu Irefin.  The acting Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sagir Musa confirmed this on Sunday.  He however did not disclose the ranks of the infected persons. [Read More…]

Nigerian Army GOC 6th Division, Major General Irefin, dies of COVID -19

The General Officer Commanding, Army GOC 6th Division, Major General Johnson Olu Irefin, has died from coronavirus-related complications. Irefim, who died in Abuja after testing positive for COVID-19, took over the command of the division in July 2020, replacing Maj.-Gen. Felix Agugo. A senior military officer from Abuja who confirmed the[Read More…]

Brigadier-General Ahmed Ibrahim Taiwo, representing the army at Lagos judicial panel, has been promoted to major-general

Ibrahim Taiwo, the officer representing the Nigerian army at the panel the Lagos state government set up to probe the Lekki shooting has been promoted from brigadier-general to a major-general, TheCable is reporting The Lagos state government had set up the judicial panel to look into allegations of rights abuses[Read More…]

Nigerian Army promises a repeat of same actions at Lekki Toll Gate #Endsars

The Nigerian Army has said that it will repeat same action it took at the Lekki Toll Gate anywhere in the country if such a situation arises again. A representative of the army, Brigadier General Ahmed Taiwo, stated this on Saturday when he appeared before the Judicial Panel of Inquiry[Read More…]

Former spokesman says Army used blank bullets in Lekki shooting; faults Amnesty International report

More than a week after shots were fired at unarmed peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos, a former Director Public Relations of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Sani Usman (rtd), has said blank ammunition was used to disperse protesters. Sani Usman said this on Thursday during an interview[Read More…]