Tag: Troops

Army kills 3 gunmen who attacked police checkpoint in Enugu

Troops of Sector 5 operating under Exercise ‘Golden Dawn’ in Enugu, have neutralised three gunmen who attacked a police checkpoint along Okija-Onitsha expressway on Thursday. The Director, Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja. Nwachukwu said the gallant troops engaged and overwhelmed the[Read More…]

Boko Haram Terrorists Storm Community Near Gwoza, Slit Villagers Throats

Insurgent group, Boko Haram, have reportedly slit the throats of four Nigerian villagers in revenge for the arrest of a senior member of the group, Vanguard reports. Ten gunmen on motorbikes stormed the northeastern Cameroonian border village of Hambagda near Gwoza on Thursday before kidnapping six people and killing four[Read More…]

Troops Kill 13 Terrorists in Lake-Chad, Capture their Smugglers in Monguno

In the ongoing clearance operation around the fringes of Lake Chad, troops of 8 Task Force Division have continued to hit the few remaining Boko Haram hideouts and what is left of their logistics holding. In the last 72 hours, gallant troops operating in Chikun Gudu, Tumbuma Karami and Tumbuma[Read More…]

Soldiers Killed As Troops Destroy 13 Illegal Refineries In Rivers State

Troops Destroy 13 Illegal Refineries, Lose Soldiers In continuation of its drive to accomplish its mandate, troops of Operation DELTA SAFE on patrol around Iyalama Adama axis of Rivers State, yesterday discovered and destroyed 13 illegal refineries. However, no arrest was made. Sadly, our troops deployed at Creek 6 Houseboat[Read More…]

Military Sustains Joint Operations as COAS Inaugurates Projects in Kebbi

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Gabriel Abayomi Olonisakin has maintained that the current trend in modern warfare has necessitated the need for joint operations training and planning among members of the Armed Forces. The CDS made this assertion at the opening ceremony of the Advance Joint Operations Planning[Read More…]

Army Council Approves 8th Division in Sokoto

  The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Yusuf Buratai has disclosed that the Nigerian Army Council has approved the establishment of the 8th Army Division in Sokoto. He disclosed this in Sokoto on Sunday when he paid condolence visit on the Governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal over[Read More…]

Nigerian Army Says Mercenaries No Longer Used To Fight Boko Haram, Can That Be Linked To Attack Surge

The military said yesterday that it had both the capacity and capability to defeat the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists in the North East, and so would not engage mercenaries to achieve such feat. But NewsWireNGR recalls that during the previous administration, a joint military operations in partnership with other govts was[Read More…]

Angry Boko Haram Jihadists, Raze Village Near Chibok, Kill Soldiers

Boko Haram jihadists killed two soldiers and razed a village adjoining the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok where the group kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls two years ago, residents said Sunday. The Nigerian army meanwhile said it had retaken some villages from the Islamist group in the Lake Chad region[Read More…]

Boko Haram Kill Lt. Col, 4 Soldiers in Late Night Ambush In Borno

It is an especially sad day for the Nigerian Army. It’s most efficient fighter has died in battle after surviving deadly onslaughts and dodging bullets for years. Muhammed Abu-Ali, a lieutenant colonel, died in an ambush laid for his troops by the terrorist Boko Haram sect. Fourteen Boko Haram insurgents[Read More…]

Troops Rescue 19 Women, 19 Children In Border Area

8 TASK FORCE DIVISION COMMENCE OPERATION HARD KNOCK… Rescue women and children The troops of 8 Task Force Division have commenced an Operation codenamed Operation HARDKNOCK to clear pockets Boko Haram terrorist hiding in remote areas of northern Borno State, along Nigeria-Niger borders. As the operation progresses, troops have cleared[Read More…]