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Rights Violations: Army Court-Martial sentences 13 soldiers to death, life imprisonment

Molly Kilete  The General Court-Martial (GCM) set up by the Nigerian Army has sentenced 13 soldiers to death and life imprisonment over various human rights violations offences ranging from manslaughter, murder, torture to assault and arson. This is even as the army has reiterated its commitment in the fight against terrorism in the

Plateau killings:Military task force denies allegation of connivance with assailants

 •Video alleging wrongdoing of troops intended to pitch masses against OPSH  Jude Johnson  The military task force in Plateau State, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), has denied allegation that it aided and abated recent attacks in some villages in Plateau State, which claimed many lives. An allegation of military connivance with killer herdsmen and

Boko Haram Attacks: Military admits “soldiers” wounded, Buratai visits war front

Jude Johnson The Nigerian military has after series of denials, admitted that not only one but "soldiers" were wounded in a surprise Boko Haram attacks in the North East. To this end, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS),  Lt-Gen.Tukur Buratai and his team have been in the Theatre in last 48hours to

IPPIS: Nigeria sets July 30 deadline for  military personnel enrolment

•SGF urges public officers to participate in IPPIS Verification  Jude Johnson The government of Nigeria set the July 30, 2018 deadline  to begin the enrolment of all military personnel on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) scheme. The Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Ahmed Idris, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday at

Denial of landing permit to southern leaders’ chartered flight, not political- NAF

Jude Johnson The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has explained that decision to deny a landing permit to the chartered flight carrying Southern leaders to Middle Belt Conference in Makurdi, Benue State, was not influenced by political consideration. The Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, on Tuesday,

Boko Haram Attacks: Hundreds of Nigerian troops still missing or killed- Ahmad Salkida

•Says Army lying, trying to "cover-up" in its denials Jude Johnson  The controversial investigative journalist, Ahmad Salkida has called the Nigerian military out for trying to "cover up" the alleged killing of several soldiers with hundreds missing when Boko Haram attacked or overran their bases in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, North

Boko Haram Attacks:  Army debunks reports about hundreds of missing, dead soldiers

•Claims of 600 missing soldiers in Yobe, untrue •Reported killing of five soldiers in Adamawa, a lie •Says only one officer, soldier injured in Borno •22 terrorists killed by Nigerian troops   Jude Johnson The  Nigerian Army has in three separate statements denied reports about the killing and missing of hundreds of soldiers in a renewed

Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers missing after boko haram ambush

Hundreds of Nigerian troops are missing after Boko Haram jihadists overran a military base in the remote northeast, security sources said on Sunday, in the second major assault on the armed forces in two days. The militants invaded a base holding more than 700 soldiers in Yobe state -- where they

Army kills five Boko Haram terrorists, nab fuel supplier

•Arrests illicit drug peddlers in Bauchi Jude Johnson The troops of operation Lafiya Dole have killed five Boko Haram terrorists while on clearance operation at Kwari village, Monguno Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State following a tip off . This is even as the troops arrested suspected terrorists’ fuel suppliers and drug

Nigeria, Africa is the Jihad’s next battleground-The Economist

•The fight against Islamic State is moving to Africa •Violent Islamist groups are gaining strength in the Sahel. A report from Nigeria and Niger. THEIR hair tightly braided, two young girls sleep head-to-toe in matching pink dresses with gold trim—a sight to gladden the heart were it not for the startling white