Tag: Nigerian Army

‘Boko Haram, bandits are using fertilisers to make IEDs’ – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army says 200 bags of fertiliser has been seized by the headquarters of 28 Task Force Brigade, Madagali in Adamawa because Boko Haram and bandits were making use of fertilisers to make IEDs. This was disclosed in a statement on Wednesday by the Army Public Relations, Haruna Sani,[Read More…]

Nigerian Army releases 1,009 ex-Boko Haram fighters to Borno State Government

The Nigerian military on Wednesday reportedly released 1,009 ex-Boko Haram insurgents, who had been in military custody at Giwa Barracks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. According to a report by The PUNCH Newspaper, the ex- terrorists were handed over to the Borno State Government in a secret ceremony that[Read More…]

Nigerian troops kill 20 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno

The Nigerian Army has disclosed troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force North-East, Operation HADIN KAI, in conjunction with the Air Task Force took the battle to a Boko Haram Terrorists/Islamic State West Africa Province (BHT/ISWAP) camp in Lamboa forest killing over 20 fighters. The director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen.[Read More…]

Nigerian Army reiterates to crush IPOB and Boko Haram members

The Nigerian Army has reiterated its commitment to riding the country of criminal elements and has vowed to crush Boko Haram terrorists and members of the banned Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Major General Faruk Yahaya stated this on Saturday during the passing out[Read More…]

About General Ibrahim Attahiru, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, killed in a Kaduna plane crash

General Ibrahim Attahiru, the Chief of Army Staff, has died in a plane crash. In a statement, the Nigerian Air Force confirmed that there was an accident involving one of its aircraft in Kaduna but did not go into details. “An air crash involving a @NigAirForce aircraft occurred this evening[Read More…]

Just In: Nigerian Army vows to deal with its personnel caught using social media

The Nigerian Army on Saturday vowed to deal severely with any of its personnel caught using social media to engage the authorities. It said the Army has established mechanisms of responding to administrative issues and resorting to social media was not one of them. The Director of Army Public Relations,[Read More…]

Troops can’t be schooling when we’re in a war situation – Army recalls soldiers from study leave

The Nigerian Army has recalled a large number of its personnel studying in civil institutions (universities and polytechnics) across the country, according to a leaked memo by the Nigerian Army Headquarters, Department of Army Training, Abuja. In the memo dated May 11, the Nigerian Army also suspended the sponsorship of[Read More…]

DHQ dissociates itself from Coup message; warns military personnel

The Nigerian Military command has dissociated with calls for a military take over in Nigeria; saying that such undemocratic utterances would not be tolerated. In a press statement signed on Monday by the Acting Director; Defense Information, Brigadier General Onyenma Nwachukwu, the army warns it’s personnel that it is “treasonable[Read More…]

Boko Haram insurgents attacked 2 Army bases in Borno State – soldiers killed

A commanding officer and 7 others were killed when Boko Haram insurgents attacked 2 Army bases in Borno State. The terrorists have intensified attacks on army camps in recent weeks as part of a more than decade-long insurgency that has killed more than 36,000 people. AFP reports that the Islamic State[Read More…]

Nigerian Army Renames North-East’s Operation Lafiya Dole

The Nigerian Army has renamed Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) to Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) to reflect inclusiveness in the North-East geopolitical zone. The renaming, according to a press release by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima is premised on the fact that the Nigerian Army (NA) has[Read More…]