Abdulkareem Haruna

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Showdown: Nigeria Air Force deploys six fighter jets to ‘end Boko Haram insurgency’

The Nigerian Air Force on Friday launched the second phase of its counterinsurgency campaign in Northeast Nigeria by deploying six special combat Jets that are geared towards wiping out the Boko Haram insurgency in the region in a short time. The six lethal aircrafts, comprising three Alpha Jets and three…

Nigerian troops ‘arrest Boko Haram’s top commanders’ in Yobe

Troops of the Nigerian Army, in an operation with personnel of the Civilian- JTF, on Thursday, carried out an operation that led to the arrest of two key Boko Haram's commanders, an army statement said. Those arrested are Ibrahim Jagwal, 38, who is an Ameer (commander), and the insurgents’ automobile…

Nigeria troops ‘recover key Boko Haram communication gadget’

Six Boko Haram insurgents were killed Wednesday evening, while several others fled with injuries sustained from gunshots, as soldiers of the 7 Division Nigeria Army stepped up offensive in the ongoing Operation Crackdown’ counterinsurgency in parts of the volatile northeast Nigeria, officials said. The soldiers who raided about seven different…

Boko Haram kills 4, abducts women in Borno village

At least four persons were killed and several females got abducted when Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday attacked Kau-Tuva, a village in Damboa local government area of Borno state, witnesses and the military said. Security sources who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES said that the attack was carried out by angry…

Recapture of Mubi Town

Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack, ‘kill 6 insurgents’

At least six Boko Haram insurgents were shot dead on Sunday by troops of the Nigeria Army when a gang of Boko Haram insurgents attempted a daring attack on a military formation at Pulka village of Gwoza local government area of Borno State, the military said. Pulka is one of…

Buffeted by criticism, Nigerian Army explains sack of 38 top officers

The Nigerian Army on Sunday denied allegations that those affected by the recent retirement exercise it embarked upon were deliberately pooled from a section of the country to further advance a 'northern agenda', describing the reports as "unfair and unethical." The Army had come under fierce criticism following claims that…

Soldiers must be loyal to government – Army Chief, Buratai

The Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has counselled officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army to embrace professionalism and loyalty to the Federal government as core principles of their duties. Mr. Buratai made the call at the Nigerian Army School of Artillery, Kachia, in Kaduna state, where he…

Nigerian troops ‘kill 10 Boko Haram, arrest 2 in Borno’

Ten Boko Haram members were killed by troops of the Nigeria Army in a major operation in the border areas of Borno State during which two of the insurgents were captured alive, a military statement said. A woman, who was held captive alongside her suckling baby, was rescued in the…

Nigeria Army confirms sack of Generals, other top officers

At least 12 senior officers of the Nigerian Army, including Generals, have been sacked over alleged involvement in the Ekiti governorship election scandal and defence contract related offences, an official statement said Saturday. Although the Army failed to disclose names and number of the affected officers, it was on record…

Nigerian troops kill 3 Boko Haram insurgents, ‘recover over 300 vehicles’

Troops of the Nigeria Army have in the last 48 hours carried out raids of various Boko Haram camps during which three Boko Haram insurgents were reportedly killed as soldiers rescued dozens of abducted civilians. The operation, which took place mostly in the northern flank of Borno state, led to…