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16 Female Suicide Bombers Arrested along with Boko Haram Master Trainer

A person who is regarded as the master trainer of female suicide bombers of Boko Haram was arrested by the Joint Task Force in Kano. He was arrested with 16 females who were reportedly training for suicide operations. According to This [...]

August 12, 2014 Environmental issues, General, Military

Female suicide bomber photo goes viral, heats up controversy on missing Chibok girls

An image comparison of the female suicide bomber juxtaposed with among the missing Chibok girls has provided credence to the reports making rounds that Boko Haram may possibly indeed use a few of the missing Chibok girls as suicide bombers. [...]

August 6, 2014 Government and politics, Military

Nigerian Military Cut Throats of Detainees

The Nigerian military and civilian militias of “extensive human rights violations” was accused by Amnesty International in their battle against extremists within the northeast of the country. The global rights watchdog said gruesome video footage, images and witness testimonies collected [...]

August 5, 2014 Government and politics, Military

Nigeria Still Powerful In Peacekeeping, According to Military

Despite the security challenge confronting the nation, Nigerian military authorities have got asserted the international community continue to looks up to Nigeria being a peacekeeping giant in global system. The Nigerian armed forces therefore insisted that Nigeria would not relent [...]

August 2, 2014 Government and politics, Military

FG Floats Support N30bn Fund for Victims of B’Haram

President Jonathan declared the other day that the federal government has worked out plans to float a N30 billion assistance fund for Boko Haram victims attack throughout the country. It was gathered that, while the victims support fund got the [...]

July 10, 2014 Government and politics, Military

Boko Haram burns churches near Chibok kills 48

There are attacks on Sunday on 3 villages close to Chibok throughout Borno State, setting on fire 5 churches as well as killing no less than 48. In the offensive, which was said to have lasted for about four hours, [...]

June 29, 2014 Environmental issues, Military

Militants claim sabotage on Nigerian oil terminal

Niger Delta militants claim scuba divers Thursday further sabotaged a pipeline where leaks have forced Shell Nigeria to halt exports from its Forcados terminal since March 4. A statement purporting to come from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta said they [...]

March 29, 2014 Military

Turkish Airlines denies carrying arms into Nigeria

Turkish Airlines has denied  reports linking  it  with  the shipment of arms to unknown groups in Nigeria. A statement issued and signed by the airline’s general manager in Kano, Mr. Ahmet Can Akbuga said the carriage of arms and military [...]

March 20, 2014 Government and politics, Military

U.S. Takes Training Role in Africa as Threats Grow and Budgets Shrink

Across Africa, affiliates of Al Qaeda and other Islamist militants are proving resilient and in some cases expanding their influence, from Nigeria to Libya to Somalia, Western and African counterterrorism officials say. So it is not surprising that the authorities [...]

March 5, 2014 Government and politics, Military

Nigeria Police promotes 5,115 inspectors to ASPs

The Police Service Commission, PSC, on Thursday announced the promotion of 5,115 Inspectors to the ranks of Assistant Superintendent of Police II. This is contained in a statement issued by Ferdinand Ekpe, Assistant Director, Press and Public Relations in the [...]

March 1, 2014 Military

Nigeria village hit by Boko Haram targeted again

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on Sunday returned to a village in northeast Nigeria where 106 people were killed last week, torching homes, shooting and setting off explosives, a local official said.   The latest attack in Izghe, Borno state, happened [...]

February 24, 2014 Government and politics, Military
JTF Raids Insurgents Hideout, Kills Two, Recovers Weapons of War

JTF Raids Insurgents Hideout, Kills Two, Recovers Weapons of War

The Joint Military Taskforce Tuesday morning conducted a raid on the insurgent hideout located at Gayawa village , Ungogo local Government area of Kano State culminating in the death of two suspected gunmen. The combat operation which lasted about one [...]

November 20, 2013 Military
SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR DSSC 212013 SELECTION INTERVIEW

SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR DSSC 21/2013 SELECTION INTERVIEW

  SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR DSSC 21/2013 SELECTION INTERVIEW ABIA STATE Serial Application No   Name   Gender (a) (b)   (c)   (d) 1. DSSC/2013/31137 Agomoh Chidinka Obichi Male 2. DSSC/2013/1503 Anyim Emmanuel Chukwunonso Male 3. DSSC/2013/20919 Chukwu Miriam Orji [...]

October 18, 2013 Military
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Nigerian Army Promises To End Insecurity

The Nigerian Army has  assured Nigerians that  the spate of kidnappings, armed robbery and even the  Boko Haram menace  will soon be a thing of the past in the country.   Declaring open the 9th training conference for the Nigerian [...]

September 13, 2013 Military
New army division’ll have enhanced logistics

New army division’ll have enhanced logistics – COAS

THE army authorities have assured that the newly formed 7 Division will be given enhanced fire power backed by adequate logistics to facilitate its task of tackling terrorism in the North East as well establish an enduring security in its [...]

September 8, 2013 Military
U.S. urges more integrated security training for Nigerian military

U.S. urges more integrated security training for Nigerian military

THE ninth United States-Nigeria Bi-National Commission (BNC) concluded with a resolve that Nigeria should provide more security training to the military and other government services.   In a United States (U.S.) Embassy statement in Abuja yesterday, the Under Secretary of [...]

August 22, 2013 Military
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Nigeria: Ihejirika Warns Soldiers On Religious Extremism

Minna — The Chief of Army Staff Lt. General Azubuike Ihejirika has warned officers and men of the Army against religious extremism, saying the authorities will not hesitate to fire any one found wanting in that regard. Ihejirika gave the [...]

August 19, 2013 Military
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Soldiers kill two B’Haram commanders, arrest six – Military

The Military Special Operation Unit in Mubi, Adamawa State, on Tuesday said it killed two Boko Haram commanders in a gun battle.   The unit Commanding Officer, Operation, Lt. Col. Beyidi Martins, stated this in Mubi.   Martins said the [...]

August 14, 2013 Military
Army Raid Boko Haram Hideout in Sokoto

BUSTED: Army Raid Boko Haram Hideout in Sokoto

The Boko Haram shelter at Gidan-Igwai area of Sokoto was raided on Saturday, August 10, 2013, by the Nigerian Army. The operation was carried out in order to curb the influx of the extremist sect members from Borno, Yobe and [...]

August 10, 2013 Military
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Boko Haram Insurgency Would Not Expand Beyond Northeast – Lt. Gen. Ihejirika

The Nigerian Army declared that sufficient efforts are being made to prevent Boko Haram insurgency from expanding to other parts of the country. This statement has been made in Abuja by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Azubuike [...]

August 8, 2013 Military
JTF Surround Boko Haram leader, Shekau, in Garzo Hills, Borno.

JTF Surround Boko Haram leader, Shekau, in Garzo Hills, Borno.

The operatives of the Joint Task Force (JTF) have cornered the hideout of the leader of the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram, Sheikh Abubakar Shekau, around Gwoza hills, Borno State. Military sources said that the JTF intelligence located the area [...]

July 27, 2013 Military
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Nigerian Military Inaugurates Committee for Screening Captured Terrorist Suspects

The Defence Headquarters has inaugurated an 18-member committee to screen and categorise persons apprehended in connection with terrorism, in the ongoing security operations in Yobe, Adamawa and Borno States. This is contained in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja [...]

July 26, 2013 Military
Nigerian Army

“We’ll Wipe Out Boko Haram” – Army

The Army said yesterday that the death of 15 soldiers killed by members of the Boko Haram would not deter it from crushing the terrorist group.   It also declared its willingness and capability of defeating all terrorist groups which [...]

July 26, 2013 Military
FG Restores Telecommunication Services in Yobe

FG Restores Telecommunication Services in Yobe

FG Restores Telecommunication Services in Yobe – Telecommunication services have been restored in Yobe State two months after a signal blackout was imposed as part of a military strategy in the crackdown on terrorist organisations in three northern states. On [...]

July 19, 2013 Military
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Boko Haram: Let’s do what America did to Mexico — Nigerian serving in the US Army

By Gabriel Enogolase   MAJOR Wisdom Osagiede Ogbewekon-Osemwende is a Nigerian serving in the United States Army; he served in Iraq during the American/Iraqi war. A member of the Benin royal family, he is currently attached to the African Command [...]

July 14, 2013 Military
Kebbi: Petrol Tanker Loaded With Arms Intercepted by Army

Kebbi: Petrol Tanker Loaded With Arms Intercepted by Army

The Army has announced the interception of a petrol tanker loaded with arms and ammunitions in Kebbi. The Commanding Officer, 1 Battalion, Nigerian Army, Lt. Col. Sunday Ilori, told newsmen on Saturday in Birnin Kebbi that the vehicle, bearing the [...]

July 13, 2013 Military
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First African Marine University to Open in Imo State – Okorocha

The Imo State Government is embarking on the building of the first Marine University in Africa at the Ose – Motor location in Oguta Local Government Area of the State. The State Governor, Rochas Okorocha told the media in his [...]

July 5, 2013 Military
Plateau Raid

Plateau Raid: ‘We Are Still Picking Dead Bodies From The Bush’

About 32 people have been killed in three villages in Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State in an attack allegedly coordinated by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The attackers allegedly invaded Bolgang, Karkashi and Magama villages on Wednesday morning, shooting [...]

June 28, 2013 Military
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“Boko Haram Is Getting Weaker” – Nigerian Military

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Wednesday said the killings of scores of people in Borno and Yobe in the past few days are signs that the Boko Haram terrorists are losing the battle against government forces. The military said the [...]

June 20, 2013 Military
President-Goodluck-Jonathan

Jonathan writes National Assembly on emergency rule NIYI ODEBODE, OLUSOLA FABIYI AND OLALEKAN ADETAYO

THERE were indications on Thursday that President Goodluck Jonathan has forwarded details of the state of emergency proclamation to the National Assembly for ratification. Also, reports indicated that the details would be subjected to plenary debate on Tuesday next week. [...]

May 17, 2013 Military