Tag: Army

The army has no right to declare any citizen wanted; Court rules

A federal high court in Abuja has ruled that the Nigerian army has no powers to declare any citizen wanted. Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge, delivered the ruling in a case marked FHC/ABJ/CS/267/2019 between one Issa Perry Brimah, a Nigerian activist in diaspora and the Nigerian Army. In January 2019, the[Read More…]

Life has been difficult for me: army captain injured in herdsmen attack cries out

A Captain in the Nigerian Army, Mr. Zakari Sani, who was fatally injured after an attack by herdsmen in Benue State, has appealed to the Nigerian military to come to his aid financially. Captain Sani said that his health condition is fast deteriorating few months after he returned from a[Read More…]

Nigerian Army Gets More Tanks, Artillery & Armaments

The Nigerian Army says that it is optimistic that the procurement of new tanks and artillery armaments will further strengthen its fight against insurgency. Lt.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, the Army’s Chief of Policy and Plans, said this at the Apapa Ports where he received the equipment. He said that the government[Read More…]

Coronavirus: Nigerian Military to enforce restriction – this is what we know

The Nigerian Military is to embark on an operation with a multidimensional approach, which includes enforcing the restriction of movement and compulsorily moving sick people to hospitals, PREMIUM TIMES revealed. According to the story, the Operation, tagged ‘Op-Second Eleven’, has been sanctioned by the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai. The Operation[Read More…]

Troops Intensify Clearance Operations, Nigerian Army And Contemporary Challenges

TROOPS INTENSIFY CLEARANCE OPERATIONS As part of the clearance operations of remnants and fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in the north east, troops have continuously been carrying out raids, patrols and cordon operations. It is in that regards that troops of 112 Task Force Battalion, 22 Brigade, Nigerian Army on Operation[Read More…]

We Contested The Rivers Re-run Elections Against Army, INEC, FG, APC – PDP Says

The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led Peoples Democratic Party has declared Saturday’s rerun elections in Rivers State as a rape of democracy. It also said that the party contested against many government institutions during the polls. It listed the institutions to include the Nigerian Army, the Independent National Electoral Commission and the[Read More…]

“Nigerian Military Carrying Out Ethnic Cleansing of People of the Southeast” – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and its Directorate of State, DOS, yesterday, alleged that the military is involved in ethnic cleansing against the people of South-East and Biafrans in general in the name of maintaining security. The group wondered why the military will be killing non-violent agitators who do[Read More…]

Defence Chief Launches New Lists of Wanted Boko Haram

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin has released a banner containing photographs and names of 55 Boko Haram wanted for various attacks and terror activities in the northeast where the military currently prosecute war against the insurgents. “I urged all to facilitate in tracking them down for[Read More…]

11 Soldiers Killed In Niger State According To The Nigerian Army

PRESS RELEASE GUN RUNNERS AND ARMED BANDITS ATTACKED TROOPS IN BOSSO LGA Following covert surveillance and intelligence reports on the activities of some gun runners and armed bandits in Kopa, Dagma and Gagaw villages of Bosso Local Government Area, Niger State, troops of 31 Artillery Brigade, 1 Division Nigerian Army,[Read More…]

Ekiti Government Cries Out Over Alleged Invasion of State By 20 Policemen To Arrest Its Officials

The Ekiti State Government has raised the alarm over an alleged planned invasion of the State by Policemen, to begin indiscriminate arrest of top officials of the government, leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as well as members of the State House of Assembly on Monday based on frivolous petitions orchestrated by the[Read More…]