Tag: Nigerian Soldiers

Bandits have killed about seven Nigerian soldiers in Katsina State

Bandits have killed about seven Nigerien soldiers in Katsina State. The soldiers were reportedly killed at Kadobe village about 4 kilometres from Kukar Babangida village in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina, on Monday. They were said to have trailed bandits that rustled animals from Nigerien villages and crossed over[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…]

Boko Haram terrorists kill at least 30 Nigerian soldiers

Boko Haram militants have killed at least 30 Nigerian soldiers in attacks in the north-east of the country in four days, according to military and civilian sources. The Reuters News Agency, which quoted sources as confirming the story, added that the attacks had taken place since Wednesday last week. The[Read More…]

Just In: Nigerian Army Chief, Buratai Asks Generals to Launch Spiritual Warfare Against Insecurity

… Says EndSARS Activists Saw Imaginary Corpses at Lekki The Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai has enjoined Army Officers to be active in military operations and also move closer to God through spiritual warfare. Buratai who disclosed this at the decoration of 39 newly promoted major-generals, said[Read More…]

Nigerian Soldiers did not dump bodies found inside Jos pond – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters has denied media reports that four persons were killed by soldiers and their bodies dumped in a pond in Jos during a clampdown on looters of private properties in the state. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday described such reports as malicious and[Read More…]

356 soldiers in the North-East and other theatres of operations tender resignation letters, citing “loss of interest”

No fewer than 356 soldiers in the North-East and other theatres of operation have applied to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, for voluntary retirement, citing “loss of interest” as their reason for disengagement. The soldiers wrote to the army chief on July 3, 2020, under Reference[Read More…]

9 soldiers reported dead as Boko Haram ambush military escort in Maiduguri

At least nine Nigerian soldiers were reported dead Saturday as suspected Boko Haram insurgents ambushed a military van escorting travellers from Maiduguri to Damboa town, witnesses and security sources said. The incident is the first in a long time that soldiers escorting travellers along that route would suffer such an[Read More…]

38 officers of the Nigerian Army forced out of service with compulsory retirement are yet to get justice

by Human Angle Thirty-eight officers of the Nigerian Army of the ranks of lieutenant colonel to major-general were thrown under the bus in June 2016 with the announcement of their compulsory retirement from service. Not only was the action controversial, but it has also been found to be unlawful since[Read More…]

Sokoto Senator says communities now rely on soldiers from Niger Republic to protect Nigerian citizens

The All Progressives Congress member representing Sokoto East Senatorial District, Ibrahim Gobir, on Tuesday, has said the Nigerian military was no longer capable of saving his people from bandits. Gobir stated this on the floor of the Senate while seconding the motion moved by the Deputy Chief Whip, Sabi Abdullahi,[Read More…]

Defence Headquarters says Nigerian Soldiers have killed several key leaders of Boko Haram

The Defence Headquarters says troops have killed several key leaders of the Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups in Borno State. Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, confirmed this in a statement on Monday. According to him, the terrorists were killed and[Read More…]