Abdulkareem Haruna

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Nigerian Army announces rescue of 5000 Boko Haram hostages

About 5,000 people were rescued from the Boko Haram by soldiers and members of the vigilante, Civilian JTF, the Nigerian Army has said. The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, also said a member of the Civilian JTF was killed on Saturday during the battles with the Boko Haram. Mr. Usman, a…

Nigerian Army admits own chief, Buratai, owns foreign assets

The Nigeria Army has admitted that its chief, Tukur Buratai, owns assets in Dubai, United Arab Emirate. The army however described as “false and misleading” a report that Mr. Buratai, and his wives, jointly became owners of the properties following a certain “single” transaction. The army said the two Dubai…

Nigerian Army, Police condemn Borno shootout by officers over Ramadan food

The Nigerian Army and the Police have in a joint statement condemned the shooting by their personnel at the Borno government house on Thursday, during a feud over food items handed out by the government to residents. The army and the police said the incident was condemnable even as they…

Nigerian Army on duty

Nigerian soldiers, police in deadly fight for Ramadan rice, semovita; exchange gunfire

At least one person was injured Thursday at the Borno State government house when soldiers and police exchanged fire as they fought over food items distributed by the government to mark the Ramadan fast. The government has since Monday distributed large amounts of rice and Semovita to poor residents. On…

Nigerian Army to probe coup rumours

The Nigeria Army has said it will investigate and track down those behind the recent speculation that some of its officers had approached the Niger Delta militants for support to carry out a coup against the government. Denying that it is plotting to topple the democratic government, the army said…

Nigerian military scraps Niger Delta ‘Operation Pulo Shield’

The Nigerian military has scrapped its joint military task force in the restive Niger Delta. The task force, nicknamed Operation Pulo Shield, is to be replaced by “Operation Delta Safe”, the director of defense information, said in a statement. He said the new operation would be carried out under three…

Governor Kashim Shettima

Despite Boko Haram, economic crisis, I’ve not owed salaries in five years – Borno governor

Borno governor, Kashim Shettima, has said his government has not owed salaries in the last five years despite suffering from the Boko Haram insurgency, and being affected by the nation’s crushing economic crisis. The governor said Borno State managed to prioritize workers’ welfare in the last five years, despite suffering…

Nigeria bombs Boko Haram convoy, 15 terrorists killed, many wounded

The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) has carried out its first major air campaign under the recently launched ‘Operation Gama-Aiki’ mission, during which 15 Boko Haram insurgents were killed. The terrorists were killed as an Alpha Jet bombed their convoy in the northern part of Borno state, officials said. The aerial…

Boko Haram: Army condoles families of 18 slain mourners in Adamawa

The Nigeria Army on Sunday visited Kuda Community in Adamawa State to condole families of the 18 mourners shot dead by Boko Haram insurgents during the wake-keep of one of their deceased kinsmen last week. The gunmen had crept into the agrarian community and opened fire on the mourners, killing…

Boko Haram victims dying of starvation as Borno officials steal relief materials

Officials of the Borno State government in charge of administering foods and other relief materials for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are in trouble for allegedly re-bagging and diverting rice donated by philanthropic organisations and well-meaning individuals. Thousands of IDPs in over 20 camps around Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, are…

Nigerian Air Force fighter jet

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…

Nigerian Army

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…

Nigerian Army on duty

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…

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Army troops clearing Boko Haram enclaves along Bitta to Tokumbere, Sambisa Forest, Borno state

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…