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Nigerian troops kill 17 bandits, arrest 67

The Operation Wild Stroke of the Nigerian Army operating in Nasarawa, Benue and Taraba States says it has killed 17 bandits and arrested 67 others in the last eight months of its operation. The Commander of the operation, Maj.Gen. Adeyemi Yekini, made the disclosure while addressing newsmen in Lafia on Wednesday. The commander also

US deploys troops to DR Congo amid fear of violence

The United States (US)military has deployed soldiers to Gabon amid fears of violent protests in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after its presidential election. US President Donald Trump told US Congress on Friday that the first of about 80 troops had arrived in Gabon on Wednesday to protect US citizens and diplomatic facilities

Nigerian Troops better trained, equipped than Boko Haram – Army

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Army has debunked reports that the ragtag Boko Haram fighters are better equipped than Nigerian soldiers, dismissing them as propaganda and psychological warfare against troops. This was contained in a statement on Thursday by the Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, addressing various issues

Nigerian Army declares man wanted for raising funds to feed troops

The Nigerian Army says it is working with Interpol to declare Dr. Perry Brimah, a Nigerian in Diaspora wanted over alleged fraudulent global fundraising effort to provide food for troops in the North East. It said its attention was drawn to the “fraudulent and criminal’’ venture by Brimah, tagged “Global campaign

Nigerian troops kill three female suicide bombers in Borno

Godsgift Onyedinefu The troops of the Nigerian Army on Sunday neutralised three female suicide bombers, while on patrol around Kubtara village in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno. A statement by Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole on Monday said the troops also recovered

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army announces plan to relocate Baga residents

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Army has annonced that it is working towards relocating the residents of Baga, to safer locations in view of the ongoing military operations in the area. The Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole, Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. He informed that

Naval personnel killed as troops repel Boko Haram attack at MNJTF base

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Army has confirmed that a Naval personnel was killed when troops repelled boko haram terrorists attack on the Headquarters of the 7 Brigade Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), at Baga in Borno State, North East Nigeria. The army spokesman, Sani Usman, who confirmed this in a statement

13 soldiers, police officer killed in boko haram ambush in yobe

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Army said it's troops of troops of 1 Division on escort duty along Damaturu Maiduguri road on Monday engaged boko haram terrorists in a fire fight to wade off an ambush staged by the insurgents. The Army in a statement by the Deputy Director, Public Relations, col. Onyema Nwachukwu,

Gunmen kill 25 in zamfara village raids

At least 25 people were killed when armed men raided two villages in a northern Nigerian state wracked by cattle rustling and kidnapping for ransom, witnesses and the police said on Friday. Two Nigerian soldiers killed in mine blasts Gunmen on motorcycles on Wednesday invaded the villages of Gidan Halilu and