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Nigerian Army disowns officer arrested for cultism

The 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army has denied that one Private Igbavbou Lucky allegedly arrested for cultism in Edo state is its personnel as reported. The Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Captain Mohammed Maidawa in a statement on Saturday said a preliminary investigation revealed that the said suspect is not

US Army commander seeks collaboration with Nigerian Army

The newly appointed Commanding General United State Army Africa (USARAF), Major General Roger Cloutier has sought further collaboration with the Nigerian Army in the areas of training support, procurement and logistics. Cloutier made this known on Tuesday when he paid a visit to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General

Nigerian Army commander killed by suspected bandits

Suspected bandits have killed the Garrison Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade Command, Colonel Mohammed Barack, on the Magama Gumau road in Bauchi. A top officer of the brigade command who craved anonymity confirmed the development to Channels Television. Armed bandits terrorize large swaths of northern Nigeria According to him, the incident occurred on Sunday night while

Major shake-up in Nigerian Army, 21 Generals redeployed

Jude Johnson The Nigerian Army has effected a major shakeup with approved the redeployment of no fewer than 21 General Officers Commanding, Brigade Commanders and others, saying the action is for greater efficiency. The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col Sagir Musa, in a statement on Sunday, said the redeployed

Nigerian Troops kill 55 Bandits, rescue 760 abductees in Zamfara

Troops of Operation Sharan Daji have killed 55 bandits and rescued 760 persons abducted from villages in Zamfara State. This was contained in a statement signed by Acting Force Information Officer, Clement Abiade, a major, in Gusau, the state capital on Tuesday. He said the troops also recovered weapons, ammunition and rustled

Wike vs GOC: CSOs storm Rivers on fact-finding, fault Wike on Army

*Say Gov's allegation against GOC 6 Division, a sharp departure from reality on ground Jude Johnson A Coalition of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) has blamed Governor Nyesom Wike on the current security situation in Rivers State, saying he was not helping security agencies to curb the menace of insecurity pervading the state. The group said its assessment

Army probes invasion of Rivers Commissioner’s residence by soldiers

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Army said it has began a "comprehensive forensic" investigation of the footages CCTV footages allegedly showing soldiers and other security agents invading the residence of the Rivers State Commissioner of Education, Tamunosisi Gogo-Jaja. The army, in a statement by its Acting Director Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, however

Nigerian Army approves postings, appointments of senior officers

The Nigerian Army on Thursday approved the postings and appointments of some of its senior officers. This was disclosed on a statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa. According to the statement, those affected include, Major General ECN Obi, who has been posted to Defence Headquarters as

Nigerian Army to establish zoos, parks in cantonments Nationwide

The Nigerian Army has expressed readiness to establish zoos and parks in all its cantonments nationwide for preserving the ecosystem and help to conserve the country’s natural and cultural heritage. Major General Adekunle Shodunke, the Chief of Army Standards and Evaluation said this when he paid a courtesy visit to the

Nigerian Army confirms killing of soldier, six others in Rivers

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the attack on its troops of 6 division on election duty at Abonnema, Akuku Toru Local Government Area (LGA) Rivers State by some hoodlums which led to the death of one soldier. Col. Sagir Musa, Acting Director Army Public Relations, who confirmed the incident in a