UPDATED: South-East Governors Proscribe IPOB, Ask Buhari to Withdraw Soldiers from Region

UPDATED: South-East Governors Proscribe IPOB, Ask Buhari to Withdraw Soldiers from Region
 

The South-east Governors Forum rose from its meeting on Friday to announce the proscription of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, in all the five states of the zone. They also appealed to President Muhammad Buhari to withdraw soldiers from the zone while the police carry out their constitutional ...

Posted on Sep 16, 2017 - Last updated on Sep 16, 2017

Falana to Buhari: Call Off Soldiers From Kanu’s Home

Falana to Buhari: Call Off Soldiers From Kanu’s Home
 

Activist-lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to cal off ssoldiers from the residence of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu. “I wish to submit, without any fear of contradiction, that the deployment of armed troops in Abia state and the house arres...

Posted on Sep 14, 2017 - Last updated on Sep 14, 2017

Shootout: Injured Soldiers Are Alive – Nigerian Army

Shootout: Injured Soldiers Are Alive – Nigerian Army
 

The Nigerian Army says that the two soldiers who sustained several wounds from gunshots during a raid on criminal hideouts in Rivers are alive and responding to treatment. Aminu Iliyasu, the spokesperson of 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, disclosed this to newsmen on Thursday. Mr. Iliyasu,...

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 - Last updated on Sep 7, 2017

Boko Haram: Soldiers Invade UN House in Maiduguri

Boko Haram: Soldiers Invade UN House in Maiduguri
 

ν We suspected high value insurgents there –Military ν It’s an unauthorised search –UN   From Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri Soldiers on counter-insurgency operation in the northeast states have invaded the United Nations House in Maiduguri, Borno State in search of what the military called ...

Posted on Aug 12, 2017 - Last updated on Aug 12, 2017

Soldiers in Onitsha Drop Guns to Clean Up Environment

Soldiers in Onitsha Drop Guns to Clean Up Environment
 

From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha As part of this year’s Nigerian Army Day celebration, the rank and file of the 302 Artillery Regiment and General Support, Onitsha, embarked on a clean-up exercise at the Electrical Market, Obosi and free medical outreach at Umuoji community in Anambra State. The A...

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 - Last updated on Jul 12, 2017

Six Boko Haram Fighters Killed in Battles With Soldiers – Nigerian Army

Six Boko Haram Fighters Killed in Battles With Soldiers – Nigerian Army
 

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said six Boko Haram suspects were killed after a gun batlle with soldiers along the shores of Lake Chad. The spokesperson of the 8 Task Force Division in Borno State, Timothy Antigha, said the six suspected terrorists were killed in two separate operations carried out by...

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 - Last updated on Jul 12, 2017

4 Soldiers Killed in Borno Bomb Attack

4 Soldiers Killed in Borno Bomb Attack
 

The Army has confirmed that it lost an officer and three soldiers in Borno on Thursday when their patrol vehicle encountered IED buried on the road between Kangarwa and Alagarno village.  The Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday, while giving update...

Posted on Jul 1, 2017 - Last updated on Jul 1, 2017

Ondo Govt Donates N1.5 Million to Families of Soldiers Killed by Militants

Ondo Govt Donates N1.5 Million to Families of Soldiers Killed by Militants
 

The Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has donated N1.5 million to the families of the three soldiers killed during a clash with militants in the coastal areas of the state in May. The governor who paid a condolence visit to the 19 Battalion of the Nigeria Army, Okitipupa, Ondo State, on Thursda...

Posted on Jun 16, 2017 - Last updated on Jun 16, 2017

Insurgency: Over 100 Afghan Soldiers Killed in Gruesome Taliban Attack

Insurgency: Over 100 Afghan Soldiers Killed in Gruesome Taliban Attack
 

More than 100 Afghan soldiers has been killed with several others wounded in a Taliban attack on an army base on Friday, April 21 as a result of a fight that erupted near the city of Mazar-e Sharif in northern Balkh province of an army base in northern Afghanistan. According to the Defence ministry ...

Posted on Apr 23, 2017 - Last updated on Apr 23, 2017

Nigerian Soldiers Battle Boko Haram, Kill 21 Suspects, Rescue 1,623 Captives – Official

Nigerian Soldiers Battle Boko Haram, Kill 21 Suspects, Rescue 1,623 Captives – Official
 

Troops on clearance operations on Monday at Jarawa village in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno, rescued 1,623 captives held by remnants of Boko Haram terrorists after they neutralised 21 terrorists in a battle, an official said. According to a statement issued by the army spokesperson, Sani...

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 - Last updated on Apr 18, 2017

Sheriff, General Without Soldiers in PDP –Fayose

Sheriff, General Without Soldiers in PDP –Fayose
 

From Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, as “a general without soldiers.” Fayose challenged Sheriff to go for a popularity test with his main contender, Senator Ah...

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 - Last updated on Feb 22, 2017

Russian Airstrike Kills Three Turkish Soldiers in Syria

Russian Airstrike Kills Three Turkish Soldiers in Syria
 

Russian airstrike mistakenly killed three Turkish soldiers and injured 11 in Syria’s al-Bab town, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement on Thursday. “A Russian warplane, conducting airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria, mistakenly hit a building where Turkish soldiers wer...

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 - Last updated on Feb 10, 2017

U.S. Deploys ‘Iron Soldiers’ to Europe, Warns Russia

U.S. Deploys ‘Iron Soldiers’ to Europe, Warns Russia
 

The U.S. says its Army’s 3rd Armoured Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, is ready for any mission to protect the territorial integrity of its allies in Europe, warning Russia over its invasion in Ukraine. U.S. European Command’s Deputy Commander, Air Force Lt. Gen. Timothy Ray, gave ...

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 - Last updated on Jan 31, 2017

Soldiers Tasked to Embrace Agriculture

Soldiers Tasked to Embrace Agriculture
 

From Chuks Onuoha, Umuahia.   The new General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division of Nigerian Army (NA), Major General Adamu Abubakar has urged soldiers at Ohafia Barracks to embrace agriculture as it is the only thing that can move the economy of the country forward. He gave this advice during hi...

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 - Last updated on Jan 24, 2017

Four Soldiers Killed in Cameroon Helicopter Crash

Four Soldiers Killed in Cameroon Helicopter Crash
 

Cameroonian soldiers, including a general who was coordinating the fight against Nigerian Boko Haram Islamists, were killed Sunday in a helicopter crash, sources told AFP. “We lost four men, including the general (Jacob Kodji)” and a colonel, a senior military official who is involved in the fig...

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 - Last updated on Jan 24, 2017

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