Tension is rising among the top hierarchy of the Nigerian military as fears continue to spread of an imminent rebellion among the rank and file, writes Samson Folarin and Tobi Aworinde of The Sunday Punch Our correspondents, who spoke to four senior officers, including a Major General, learnt that many of the soldiers, especially those
Jude Johnson The troops of 251 Task Force Battalion Maiduguri, Borno State, North East Nigeria, have averted disaster when they arrested a female suicide bomber on Monday, Nigerian Army said via its social media accounts. Military authorities said the suicide bomber was stopped while attempting to infiltrate Maiduguri to detonate her suicide
The Nigerian Air Force says the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, has successfully destroyed some Boko Haram terrorists’ facilities and equipment at Alafa Yagayaga in Sambisa forest. According to the Air force, the task force also destroyed a suspected Boko Haram ammunition depot in Kusuma on the fringes of
As children affected by violence dream of being soldiers to exact retribution, experts call for mental health support. by Chika Oduah The field is wide and scorching under dry midday heat. Dozens of children kick up the sand underneath their sandals. Their shrieks echo as they roll their heads back in carefree laughter.
Nigeria’s army is planning a makeover for the Sambisa Forest, from being the den of Boko Haram terrorists into a tourist destination. Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, announced the plan on Wednesday. “Nigerian Army to collaborate with National Park Service and Borno State Government to turn Sambisa forest to tourist
The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said its troops killed five Boko Haram insurgents in the ongoing clearance operation in Sambisa Forest. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, said in a statement issued in Maiduguri, that the troops also cleared various enclaves of the insurgents. Nwachukwu disclosed
•Two soldiers wounded Jude Johnson The Nigerian troops of Operation Lafiya Dole currently on Operation Deep Punch II have decimated some remnants of Boko Haram terrorists within Sambisa forest and Lake Chad basin general area of the North East. The Deputy Director of Public Relations, Operations Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a
Jude Johnson The Nigerian military's Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole has denied media reports and insinuations that troops advance at the ongoing Operation Deep Punch II was deliberately halted to allow the escape of the purported factional Boko Haram terrorists group leader, Abubakar Shekau in Sambisa forest. This is not true. The Deputy