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GOOD NEWS! Nigerian Army Catch Most Wanted Boko Haram Terrorist In Borno

The Army has arrested a wanted Boko Haram member, Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno) at Bulabulim Ngarnam community on the outskirt of Maiduguri. Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, in a statement on Friday, said that Abubakar was arrested in a room in a house, where he was hiding in the community. According to Usman, two military ballistic helmets, a pair of military desert boot, a fragment jacket, a Jersey pull over, military backpack, camouflage design shorts, two voters identification cards, National identification card, amulets, camouflage T-shirts and a military jungle hat were recovered from the terrorist. “He has since been moved out of the area for further interrogation,” he said. He added that combined troops of 195 Battalion, Mobile Policemen and Civilian Joint Task Force -CJTF...

Why We Invaded Daily Trust Newspaper Offices – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian army has released a statement, revealing why it invaded Daily Trust Newspaper offices in Abuja, Borno, and Lagos State yesterday. The Nigerian army in its statement claimed that Daily Trust disclosed details of planned military operations against the Boko Haram terrorists, and such disclosure amounts to a breach of national security and runs contrary to Sections 1 and 2 of the Official Secrets Act. The statement reads in full; The Nigerian Army wishes to clarify on an alleged invasion of Media Trust Headquarters in Abuja and a regional office in Maiduguri. We would like to state that soldiers of the Nigerian Army along with elements of Nigeria Police Force and other Security Agencies were indeed at Abuja and Maiduguri offices of the publishing company to invite the staff of th...

Nigerian Soldiers Better Trained, Well-Motivated Than Boko Haram – Army

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. Army spokesman, Sani Kukasheka Usman, in a statement that addresses various issues and concerns about the ongoing counter-insurgency war in Nigeria’s north east, accused some misguided elements in the society of waging psychological warfare against it. Mr Usman, a brigadier-general, said military issues are not all comers’ affairs and lamented that the ongoing counter-terrorism operations were being trivialised and politicised for selfish reasons. “Unfortunately, the psychological attacks are not being waged against the Nigerian army by the Boko Haram terrorists alone, but also by some misguided elemen...

New Nigerian Army Uniform To Send Signals When A Soldier Is In Danger

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said it had evolved new technologies in army uniforms and application of drones in the campaign against Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast, NAN reports. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, said applications of drones and new technologies were critical in modern warfare to ensure successful implementation of the counter insurgency campaign. Mr Buratai said: “now, even the uniform is technology-based, it will be tagged wherever you are; it sends signal when you are in danger, and these issues are very important. Technology is playing important role in warfare and we are not left out; we have in place a transformation and innovation department. The department is working on research and developments not only on basic equipment but equally more scient...

Nigeria Army Neutralizes 10 Armed Suspect, Arrest Kidnapper In Kaduna

News reaching our front desk that 10 suspected armed bandits have been killed, while one kidnapper has been apprehended by the 1 Division Nigeria Army Kaduna in Chikun and Birnin Gwari Local Government Areas of Kaduna State. Col. Muhammad Dole, the Deputy Director Army Public Relations, made this development known to newsmen in Kaduna. Dole said six bandits were killed at Kidandan, along Dogon Dawa road, Unguwan Bilya, Sofa and Unguwan Nakuli villages of Birnin Gwari local government on Sept. 10 by troops. He added that four bandits were neutralized while others escaped with gun wounds when troops cleared Kidan Isa, Gidan Haruna Mobale and Kuduru. Dole Said that Operation WHIRL PUNCH under the Division was paying off as the troops were making progress in clearing the hideout of bandits and...

Nigerian Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram Protest As Army Reacts

The Nigerian Army said calm has been restored at Maiduguri Airport seized for two hours on Sunday by riotous troops, that it described as ‘unscrupulous”. In a statement on Monday, Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole Theatre Command, said the protest by the soldiers happened while the command was conducting a redeployment of soldiers at the Maiduguri Airport, following a directive to review troops’ deployment in Maiduguri metropolis, to reinvigorate the security architecture of the city. “The redeployment became expedient after a recent assessment of the security situation by the Theatre Command. Regrettably however, a few of the troops who had misunderstood the development and erroneously assumed it was going to negatively affect their rotation from th...

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