Tag: Troops

Nigerian Army Owe Troops Fighting Boko Haram Two Months’ Allowances

Troops involved in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State have alleged that they are being owed two months’ allowances by the Nigerian Army and have called on the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, to intervene. Some of the aggrieved soldiers claimed that they have[Read More…]

“Boko Haram Now Has An Army” – Niger’s Defence Minister, Hassoumi Messaoudou Warns

Niger’s defence minister, Hassoumi Messaoudou, told Radio France International on Friday that regional leaders needed to “rethink Boko Haram” and called on regional forces to defeat the group in Nigeria. “We thought they were reduced to making suicide attacks,” he said. “Now they have rebuilt their military forces. We are[Read More…]

Troops Ambush Fleeing Terrorists At Sambisa-Alagarno Axis

Press Releases At the early hours of today, Sunday 24th April 2016, troops of 81 Battalion and some elements of 251 Task Force Battalion, 25 Brigade, ambushed suspected Boko Haram terrorists escaping from Sambisa forest to Fulawani village. The ambushed terrorists were trying to link up with other terrorists or[Read More…]

Buratai Says Army Will Adjust Deployment Of Troops To End The Killings In Agatu

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says the Army will adjust deployment of troops as part of measures to end the killings in Agatu communities in Benue. Buratai, who said this during his visit to a military tactical operational base, near Otukpo in Benue, expressed confidence that the[Read More…]

Military Says Troops, Sea Pirates Exchanged Fire In Rivers That Led To The Death Of Soldiers

ATTACK ON TROOPS OF 2 BRIGADE At about 11am today, Thursday 17 March 2016, Troops on Patrol in Abonemma, Akilu torus LGA of Rivers State had a fierce encounter with a group of unknown gunmen suspected to be sea pirates. Our men displayed extraordinary gallantry during the encounter. Unfortunately, an[Read More…]

Nigerian Troops Making Tremendous Progress In The Fight Against Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army troops in the various sectors of the fight against terrorism and insurgency in the north east are making tremendous progress. On Friday, a patrol team from 5 Brigade, traversing Dogon Gida and New Marte stepped on an undetected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) buried by suspected Boko Haram[Read More…]

Nigerian Military Intensifies Battle Against Boko Haram, Over 600 Terrorists Killed

Nigerian Military Intensifies Battle against Terrorism … Over 600 Terrorists Killed in One Month Even as there is little information flowing from the military about their ongoing operations against terrorism in the North-Eastern parts of the country, several sources have confirmed to PRNigeria that over 600 terrorists must have been[Read More…]

Gunman Opens Fire In Nigerian High School, Yobe State, Injures 6 Students

A gunman opened fire on students after walking into a high school in Potiskum in northeast Nigeria, critically injuring six, witnesses and a humanitarian aid worker said, Reuters News Agency. It was not immediately possible to ascertain whether the gunman, accompanied by a second attacker, was from Islamist jihadi group[Read More…]

Over 2, 000 Boko Haram Terrorists Force Soldiers To Flee Lake Chad, Capture Town

by Musa Abdullahi Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have forced hundreds of soldiers to flee Marte, a border town along the shores of the Lake Chad, a local official and witnesses said Friday. “The terrorists, numbering over 2,000, appeared from various directions on Thursday and engaged the soldiers in Kirenowa town[Read More…]

As Cordon & Search Continues In Gwoza, Women & Elderly Found Locked Up Rescued; Another Bomb Factory Found

by Musa Abdullahi A number of women, the elderly and children who were locked up by fleeing terrorists in Gwoza have been freed by troops as cordon and search along with mopping up operations continue in the town. In a statement issued by Chris Olukolade, Major General, Director Defence Information says the freed[Read More…]