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Buratai, 50 senior army officers undergo Nigerian language test

•Troops battling Boko Haram charged to be professional  Jude Johnson The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, and other senior officers of the Nigerian Army has undergone the compulsory Nigerian language test. The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu, in a statement on Wednesday, said the Nigerian Army

Troops kill 7 boko haram terrorists, repel attack

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said its troops had successfully repelled an attack coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents on a military formation at Gundari, Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno. The troops also killed seven Boko Haram terrorists while several others were wounded in the attack. Col. Onyeama Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director,

Wanted boko haram leader arrested

The Nigerian Army has announced the arrest of a wanted Boko Haram suspect, Maje Lawan, at Banki, Borno. According to a statement by Texas Chukwu, the army spokesman, the suspect is believed to be number 96 on the wanted list earlier published by the army. Mr Chukwu, a brigadier general, said Mr

Army redeploys commanders, senior officers following Boko Haram attack

•Operation Lafiya Dole re-organised, expanded •Now has three sector commands Jude Johnson and Godsgift Onyedinefu with Agency report  The Nigerian Army has in response to the recent Boko Haram,  announced redeployment of its senior officers, naming a new commander to lead counter-insurgency operations against the jihadists. Reports by the Police and Civilian JTF (local

Again, troops repel boko haram attack in borno

The Nigerian Army and Police on Thursday repelled an attack by Boko-Haram insurgents who attempted to invade Jakana town in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno. Newsmen report that dozens of the insurgents armed with sophisticated weapons, stormed the town at about 5.30 pm. Jakana is about 40km from Maiduguri, the Borno

Nigerian Army denies involvement in abduction of PDP chieftain

The Nigerian Army has denied alleged involvement of its personnel in the abduction of  a PDP Chieftain, Mr Bibi Oweifa in Bayelsa state with particular reference to a publication by Leadership Newspapers dated 24 July. Director Army Public Relations, Texas Chukwu in a statement on Thursday said that the the  report stated

El-rufai’s soldiers shot 4 shiite mourners in Zaria- IMN

•Soldiers not part of  governor's convoy- Army   Godsgift Onyedinefu      The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has claimed  that soldiers attached to the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai shot four Shiites mourning their members who were killed in previous encounter with the security forces. But the  Nigerian Army has denied the allegations