Tag: Nigerian military

Defence Headquarters has said that the military has sustained onslaught against bandits

The Defence Headquarters has said that the military has sustained onslaught against bandits, kidnappers and other criminals by denying them freedom of action in the North West and North Central zones of the country. Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defence Media Operation, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja while briefing[Read More…]

Update: “There’s no one that can fight God” – Boko Haram claims responsibility in a video after shooting down an Air Force Jet

The Boko Haram sect has claimed responsibility for bringing dowm the missing Jet of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). A jet deployed against the sect in Borno State evening lost contact with radar on Wednesday evening. On Friday, Boko Haram released a video of the destroyed jet. The video showed[Read More…]

Sheikh Ahmed Gumi clarifies comment on religious bias in Nigerian Military

Popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, has clarified that religious bias existed in the Nigerian Army between 2010 and 2015. He explained that his earlier comments were misunderstood, blaming media reports for the misunderstanding. In a clip, the islamic scholar was seen telling the bandits that soldiers are divided into[Read More…]

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says bandits are gathering money made from ransom to acquire anti-aircraft missiles to repel military attack

Ahmad Gumi, a prominent Islamic cleric, says bandits are gathering money made from ransom to acquire anti-aircraft missiles to repel any attack from security forces. Gumi had met with some suspected bandits in a forest in Zamfara state. After the meeting, he asked the federal government to forgive and compensate[Read More…]

Nigerian Military decimate Boko Haram camp in Borno

The military on Saturday said it has destroyed another Boko Haram terrorist’s training camp in Borno, along with a suspected ammunition depot. The operation was carried out by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole at Nuwar in the Bama area of Borno State on January 14, according to[Read More…]

Nigerian Army approves redeployment of over 1000 senior officers across military formations

The Nigerian Army Headquarters on Saturday approved the redeployment of over 1000 senior officers across military formations in the country. The affected officers include Major Generals, Brigadier-Generals, Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, Majors, and Captains. A statement issued by Army Spokesman, Brigadier-General Sagir Musa, said the postings, which were approved by the[Read More…]

Nigerian military behind “No-fly List” containing names of #EndSARS leaders

The Nigerian military is behind a no-fly list containing names of some persons, who took active parts in the recent #EndSARS protest across the country, a source at the Nigerian Immigration Service has told SaharaReporters. A no-fly list is a register of people banned from boarding commercial aircrafts for travel[Read More…]

Breaking: Drama as Lagos state judicial panel of inquiry members arrive military hospital Ikoyi #EndSARS

There’s mild drama ongoing as members of the Lagos state judicial panel of inquiry are refused entry into the military hospital in Lagos to inspect the facility. Members of the Panel of Inquiry had made a visit to the Lekki Toll Gate, the scene of the protest where personnel of[Read More…]

Stan Chu Ilo: Nigeria, a Nation that Kills her Children

President Buhari’s address to the nation two days after the massacre of some young Nigerians who were protesting against police brutality, and the failings of his government, was shocking and painful. His speech lacked empathy; he took no responsibility; his words were not convincing and he made no connection with[Read More…]

Military Rescue Kidnapped Victims In Gwoza, Borno State

The Nigerian military on Monday said troops of Operation Lafiya Dole fighting insurgents in the North East killed nine terrorists during a clearance operation in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State. The coordinator Defence Media Operation (DMO) Major General John Enenche in a statement said acting on credible intelligence[Read More…]