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    In active service: An encounter with Buratai by Abdul Kareem

    An encounter with Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, evokes memory of the legendary swashbuckling army general; the ramrod soldier, what one could describe as a soldier’s soldier. This soldier characteristically carries a soft mien; he is friendly and quite unassuming  Brewing with passion as he reels out facts and figures

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    Boko Haram militants ambush and kill 7 new army recruits, abducts female soldier

    Boko Haram insurgents ambushed a convoy of new recruits in northeast Nigeria, killing seven troops and abducting a female soldier, the Nigerian military and a self-defense commander said Friday. Nineteen soldiers were wounded. Thursday evening’s ambush occurred near the town of Mafa, 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Maiduguri. The city in northeastern Nigeria is

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    Boko Haram Member’s Hand And Leg Chopped Off By Insurgents (Photos)

    Muhammad Abubakar, a 31 year-old Boko Haram insurgent on Thursday said his hand and leg were chopped off because he was planing to surrender and quit the battle in Sambisa forest. Abubakar disclosed this to newsmen in Maiduguri during briefing organised by Major-General Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, to update journalists on

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    Troops, Nigerian warship head for Gambia to sack Jammeh

    Nigeria soldiers will, on Wednesday (today), arrive at a base of the Economic Community of West African States troops in Senegal to ensure that President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia steps down on Thursday, January 19. Nigerian warship, NNS UNITY, is also heading for the coast of The Gambia to join the operation. The PUNCH

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    Nigerian Army releases 257 Boko Haram detainees

    At least 257 suspected Boko Haram detainees have regained their freedom, The Nigerian Army said at the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Maiduguri on Sunday, January 15, The Punch reports. Receiving the rescued persons from the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Leo Irabor, Governor Kashim Shettima said that the military has

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    GAMBIA: We are not planning to attack any country – Nigerian Army

    The Nigerian Army has reacted to reports that it has raised an Army battalion that would be deployed in troubled Gambia to forcefully remove President Yahya Jammeh from power, if he fails to step down on January 19. Recall that Premium Times had quoted military insiders as saying that the battalion called ECOMOG NIBATT 1

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    Army strategises against Bakassi militants

    The Director of Training and Operations at the Defence Headquarters, Maj-Gen. A. Mohammed, has held a strategic meeting with troops of Sector Four of the Operation Delta Safe on ways of bringing an end to militant operations in Bakassi and Akpabuyo local government areas of Cross River State. Southern City News learnt on Sunday that

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    B’Haram bombers now attacking private residences — Army

    The Nigerian Army has raised the alarm over the new tactic of Boko Haram suicide bombers, which is to visit private residences, and detonate the Improvised Explosive Devices, when the occupants come out. The army authorities said Nigerians, particularly those in the North-East, must watch out for strange visitors “knocking on their doors.”  The Deputy

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    Army arrests “big supporter” of sect in Borno

    A major supporter of Boko Haram has been arrested by the Nigerian Army in Borno state. The suspect has been identified as Alhaji Shettima Lawan, chairman of the Mafa Local Government Area of the state. The announcement was made on Thursday, January 5, by the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor

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    War against terrorists is over – Military

    The Nigerian military has said that the war against terrorist sect, Boko Haram has been won. The comment was made by Acting Director, Defence Headquarters, Brig. Gen. Abubakar Rabe during an interview. “The war on Boko Haram insurgency is over, I can assure you of that. We have won the war against the terrorists, but

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