Suspected Boko Haram terrorists arrested in Kano – Army

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Saturday evening stormed a mosque suspected to be aBoko Haram terrorists enclave and arrested no fewer than 10 suspects. The army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, said troops of 3 Brigade, Kano arrested 13 suspected terrorists located at Filin Lazio, Hotoro, in Kano metropolis following a successful operation. According to him, the mosque was said to belong to some men from Borno State who had fled the troubled North-East due to the Boko Haram insurgency. It was learnt that the troops took away some unidentified items from…

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Army launches 1st Nigerian-made AK-47 in Kaduna

The Nigeria Army has launched its first homemade AK-47, codenamed OBJ006, by the military in Kaduna. According to reports, the guns are massively produced by the Defence Industries Corporation, (DICON), with the same capability as the real AK-47. Recall that the former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, announced in November 2020 that eight units of locally made combat vehicles Mine-Resistant, Ambush–Protected (MRAP), also called `Ezugwu’, have been inducted by the Nigerian Army into its ‘Operations Lafiya-Dole’ and ‘Sahel-Sanity”.

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Army troops sight large migrant herders on transit in Kaduna

A group of migrating personsidentified as a band of traveling herders, have been sighted by security agencies around Tafa village, in Kagarko local government area of Kaduna State, according to the State government. A press statement issued by the State’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, stated that “this followed several distress calls from citizens on movement of armed bandits in the Lambata-Kabbo area of Tafa village, in Kagarko local government area. “In response to the reports, troops and Police operatives were mobilised to the area for…

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Troops rescue 13 victims as bandits kill 2, destroy church in Kaduna village

Thirteen kidnapped persons were on Wednesday rescued by troops in Gwagwada, Chikun local government area of Kaduna State. According to reports, the victims, who hailed from Dutse, had gone to work at one Tanadi Farm, located around Bakin Kasuwa in Gwagwada suburb, in Chikun local government area, when they were abducted. The State’s Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement, explained that the victims were attacked by the armed bandits in the process. He said with credible intelligence, the troops trailed the bandits to a forest…

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Nigerian military states position on call to take over power from Buhari

…Says it remains fully committed to present administration The Defence Headquarters has responded to the advice to President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over power to the Nigerian military. Recall that a Senior Advocate of Nigeria,  Robert Clarke, (SAN) at the weekend demanded that the military should control the government temporarily and restructure Nigeria. According to a statement issued by the Army’s Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Armed Forces of Nigeria remain fully committed to the present administration and all associated democratic institutions. The spokesman noted that…

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Army renames Operation to defeat Boko Haram

…From ‘Lafiya Dole‘ to ‘Hadin Kai’ ‘Operation Lafiya Dole‘, the codename for the military operation against Boko Haram, has been renamed: ‘Operation Hadin Kai‘ by the Nigerian Army. It was gathered that ‘Operation Hadin Kai’ is the third codename the military operation has attracted since inception. Recall that the immediate-past Army Chief, Tukur Buratai, had in 2015 changed the name from ‘Operation Zaman Lafiya‘ to ‘Operation Lafiya Dole‘, saying the decision signaled his determination to attain peace by force in the North-East. ‘Lafiya Dole‘ means ‘peace by force’. However, the Army spokesperson, Mohammed Yerima, in…

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Benue: Troops arrest traditional ruler over possession of illegal weapons

Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) have reportedly arrested the District Head of Cha (Mue Ter Cha), Utambe Adzer, over alleged possession of illegal weapons. The troops were said to have stormed the palaces of two traditional rulers in Ukum local government area of Benue State on Saturday, before arresting Adzer. However, the second traditional ruler, Teran Kwanghbo, was said to have escaped through the backdoor of his palace. Military sources were quoted as saying that their troops stormed the palaces of the monarchs based on intelligence. The escaped District…

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Yobe: Troops eliminate 21 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in Gaidam

The Nigerian Army says its troops of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’, on Friday, eliminated 21 Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the border town of Gaidam, in Yobe State. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said that troops also recovered a gun truck and other assorted weapons from the encounter. He said the troops, who are currently conducting ‘Operation Tura Takaibango’ engaged the terrorist when they attacked the strategic border town on Friday, destroying three communications masts and looting some…

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Insurgency: “Don’t fear any bullet”, Defence Minister tells troops

…Says FG to begin recruitment of fresh soldiers soon The Defence Minister, Magashi Bashir, has asked the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole not to fear any bullet from the terrorists in their battles with the Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East, Speaking at the headquarters of the Theatre Command in Maiduguri when he led the Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor and other Service Chiefs on an operational visit, the Magashi said the move is part of the government’s strategy to meet up manpower shortfalls as the country battles…

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Three soldiers killed, 171 others missing as ISWAP attack military base in Yobe

Members of the ISWAP/Boko Haram terrorist groups, have attacked the Kumuya military base in Yobe State, allegedly killing three soldiers and destroying heavy equipment during the operation. The terrorists reportedly struck on Friday, when some special forces of the 27 Task Force Brigade, deployed at BunijGari had gone out on clearing patrol in the axis. It was gathered that the terrorists, aided by local informants and sympathisers, stormed the Kumuya community, attacked ‘harmless’ villagers and the military base, destroying heavy military equipment. During the attack, the terrorists were said to…

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