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Heavy gunfire, soldiers on the streets in Burkina Faso capital

Heavy gunfire, soldiers on the streets in Burkina Faso capital

Soldiers are on the streets and heavy gunfire has been heard near the main military camp and residential areas of Burkina Faso’s capital. A large blast also rang out on Friday near the presidential palace where soldiers took up positions. [...]

October 1, 2022 Military
Nigerian Army Sacks Anambra Community In Reprisal

Nigerian Army Sacks Anambra Community In Reprisal

Troops of the Nigerian Army have sacked Umunze community in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State in what appeared as a reprisal attack following the alleged killing of five soldiers and two civilians in the area on Wednesday. [...]

September 30, 2022 Military
Military apprehends 17 oil thieves, dismantles illegal activities

Military apprehends 17 oil thieves, dismantles illegal activities

Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Delta Safe have apprehended 17 oil thieves and dismantled several illegal refineries in the South-South zone in two weeks. The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Musa Danmadami, said this at the bi-weekly news [...]

September 23, 2022 Military
Tigrayan forces accuse Eritrea of launching offensive

Tigrayan forces accuse Eritrea of launching offensive

Forces in Ethiopia’s Tigray region say Eritrea has launched a full-scale offensive and heavy fighting was taking place in several areas along the border in what appears to be an escalation of last month’s renewal of fighting. The Eritreans are fighting [...]

September 22, 2022 Military
Nigerian Army Dismisses Soldier For Theft, Fraudulent Activities

Nigerian Army Dismisses Soldier For Theft, Fraudulent Activities

A Nigerian Army officer, identified as Ibrahim Abdullahi, has been dismissed from the service for engaging in theft, SaharaReporters has learnt. The officer was attached to the Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport (NASST), Ugbowo, Benin City, Edo State [...]

September 10, 2022 Military
Have faith in Nigerian military, Buhari urges citizens

Have faith in Nigerian military, Buhari urges citizens

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Lagos urged Nigerians to believe in the capability of the armed forces to safeguard and bring long-lasting peace and stability to the country. Declaring open the 12th Nigerian Navy Games, LAGOS 2022, the president assured Nigerians [...]

September 9, 2022 Military
Troops Killed Several Boko Haram Fighters In Night Ambush

Troops Killed Several Boko Haram Fighters In Night Ambush

Troops of Operation Desert Sanity in Nigeria have reportedly ambushed suspected fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), killing many of them in Yobe State. According to the Nigerian Army, the troops ambushed the terrorists and killed [...]

August 31, 2022 Military
Burundi sends troops to DRC for regional peacekeeping force

Burundi sends troops to DRC for regional peacekeeping force

Soldiers from Burundi have deployed to the troubled eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo as the first part of a recently created East African regional force to respond to crises. “As you have seen, our soldiers have been received officially. [...]

August 23, 2022 Africa, Military
Police arrest two soldiers over murder of Islamic cleric

Police arrest two soldiers over murder of Islamic cleric

The police in Yobe have arrested two soldiers over the murder of an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Goni Gashua. Mr Gashua was killed on Friday night near Jaji Maji in Karasuwa Local Government Area of Yobe State. The Police Public Relations Officer in Yobe, [...]

August 22, 2022 Military
At least 15 soldiers killed in northern Burkina Faso blasts

At least 15 soldiers killed in northern Burkina Faso blasts

At least 15 soldiers were killed in northern Burkina Faso when a transport vehicle drove over a hidden explosive, killing several troops before a second explosion killed those who rushed to their aid, the army has said in a statement. [...]

August 10, 2022 Military
Soldiers Gun Down 7 Shiites In Kaduna & Injure 40

Soldiers Gun Down 7 Shiites In Kaduna & Injure 40

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria, on Monday, said security agents killed at least six of its members and injured about 40 other followers of its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky. In a short statement, IMN stated that the incident occurred during the group’s [...]

August 10, 2022 Military
Burkina Faso army admits to killing civilians in air raid

Burkina Faso army admits to killing civilians in air raid

Burkina Faso’s army has said it accidentally killed civilians during a military operation in the country’s southeast earlier this week. The West African country has been battling an armed uprising by rebel groups, some linked to al-Qaeda and ISIL (ISIS), [...]

August 4, 2022 Military
Security Forces Have Been Given Freedom To End 'Madness' Of Terrorists

Security Forces Have Been Given Freedom To End ‘Madness’ Of Terrorists

President Muhammadu Buhari says that the nation’s security forces have been given full freedom to deal with the terrorists and bandits wreaking havoc in the country. Buhari was reacting to a series of attacks and killings by terrorists in the [...]

August 3, 2022 Military
US says it killed two al-Shabab fighters in Somalia air raid

US says it killed two al-Shabab fighters in Somalia air raid

The United States military has said it killed two fighters from the al-Shabab armed group during an air raid in a remote part of southern Somalia over the weekend. The strike took place on Sunday near Libikus, in the Lower [...]

July 20, 2022 Africa, Military
Troops eliminate 42 terrorists as 3,858 surrender in North-east – DHQ

Troops eliminate 42 terrorists as 3,858 surrender in North-east

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) have eliminated 42 Boko Haram insurgents in the past two weeks in the North-east. The DHQ said 3,858 terrorists including six top commanders and their families surrendered to troops in the [...]

July 15, 2022 Boko Haram And Terror, Military
Army Set To Recall Retired Soldiers To Fight Terrorists

Army Set To Recall Retired Soldiers To Fight Terrorists

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has disclosed that the Nigerian Army will engage the services of its retired personnel in tackling insecurity in the country. Daily Trust reports that The General said this on Tuesday night [...]

June 30, 2022 Military
Eleven military policemen killed in northern Burkina Faso

Eleven military policemen killed in northern Burkina Faso

Eleven military policemen have been killed in northern Burkina Faso after their post was attacked by armed men, the army has said. The West African country is battling armed groups, some linked to al-Qaeda and ISIL (ISIS), that are waging [...]

June 11, 2022 Africa, Military
Troops kill over 10 terrorists, seize three gun trucks in Borno

Troops kill over 10 terrorists, seize three gun trucks in Borno

The Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), Maj-Gen. Christopher Musa, has said that over a dozen Boko Haram terrorists were killed in the Lawan Minari axis, Konduga Local Council along Maiduguri/Damaturu road in Borno State. Three gun trucks were also [...]

June 9, 2022 Military
UN: Eritrean troops shelled school in north Ethiopia

UN: Eritrean troops shelled school in north Ethiopia

Eritrean forces shelled a town in northern Ethiopia over the weekend, according to internal United Nations documents and regional forces. It was a rare bombardment after two months of relative peace in a conflict which began in November 2020. Bulletins [...]

June 1, 2022 Africa, Military
How Mali’s military fell out with its French ally

How Mali’s military fell out with its French ally

For nine years, France was Mali’s staunchest ally in its fight against rebel fighters who have killed thousands of people and driven hundreds of thousands from their homes. Now, French forces are pulling out after a breakdown with the country’s [...]

May 6, 2022 Military
Nigerian Govt Mulls Creation Of New Ministry Of Defence

Nigerian Govt Mulls Creation Of New Ministry Of Defence

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, Ibrahim Kana, has said the federal government had concluded plans to create a brand new Ministry of Defence, with a view to repositioning the sector. Mr Kana gave the hint when he [...]

April 29, 2022 Military
Nigeria probes crash of military aircraft with two fatalities

Nigeria probes crash of military aircraft with two fatalities

Nigeria’s air force has said it has ordered an inquiry after a military training aircraft crashed in the northwestern state of Kaduna, claiming two lives. At least four Nigerian military aircraft have been involved in deadly crashes since last year, [...]

April 21, 2022 Incidents, Military
Navy destroys 6 kidnappers camp in Cross River

Navy destroys 6 kidnappers camp in Cross River

The Nigerian Navy Ship Victory (NNSV) said it has destroyed no fewer than six camps used by various notorious kidnap gangs in Cross River and recovered various weapons. The former Commander, NNSV, Commodore Chiedozie Okehie, during his handover ceremony in [...]

February 12, 2022 Military
As militarisation spreads, ECOWAS faces credibility crisis

As militarisation spreads, ECOWAS faces credibility crisis

Adama Cisse was among the thousands of Malians who took to the streets last month after the military government called for protests against sanctions imposed by the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) regional bloc over delayed elections. “It’s not ECOWAS [...]

February 9, 2022 Military
Rebel attacks kill more than 20 DRC soldiers

Rebel attacks kill more than 20 DRC soldiers

More than 20 Congolese soldiers have been killed in an attack by the M23 rebel group on an army position in Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) conflict-wracked east, local sources said. The attack was launched on Monday night in Nyesisi, [...]

January 27, 2022 Military
Two Senegalese soldiers killed, nine ‘missing’ in The Gambia

Two Senegalese soldiers killed, nine ‘missing’ in The Gambia

The Senegalese army says nine of its soldiers serving in a multinational peacekeeping force in The Gambia have gone “missing” and likely taken hostage by rebels from Senegal’s southern Casamance region following a clash. The announcement on Tuesday came a [...]

January 26, 2022 Military
UN urges Mali to announce ‘acceptable’ vote timetable

UN urges Mali to announce ‘acceptable’ vote timetable

The United Nations chief has called on Mali’s ruling military to announce an election timetable amid anger about its suggestion of staying in power for five years before holding a vote. “It is absolutely essential that the government of Mali present an [...]

January 14, 2022 Military
Nigerian Troops Eliminate ISWAP Fighters

Nigerian Troops Eliminate ISWAP Fighters

Nigerian troops have eliminated scores of ISWAP fighters and Boko Haram terrorists at Kawuri and Kayamla respectively in two separate operations. Both operations were carried out on Monday in communities within Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. PRNigeria gathered [...]

January 11, 2022 Military
Russian troops deploy to Mali’s Timbuktu after French exit

Russian troops deploy to Mali’s Timbuktu after French exit

Mali’s army spokesperson has said Russian soldiers have deployed to the northern city of Timbuktu to train Malian forces at a base vacated by French troops last month amid persistent insecurity in a country where large swaths of territory are out of [...]

January 7, 2022 Military
Tear gas fired at Sudan protests

Tear gas fired at Sudan protests

Sudanese security forces fired tear gas at anti-coup protesters in Khartoum chanting slogans against the military days after the resignation of the country’s civilian premier, witnesses said. Protesters on Tuesday shouted “No, no to military rule” and called for the [...]

January 5, 2022 Military