Tag: Nigerian troops

Chinedu OkaforMay 22, 2020

#BHTMustEnd: Nigerians on Twitter rally behind troops to end terrorism

Once upon a time, ‘war on terrorism’ was a phrase synonymous with foreign media only. Extremist groups taking up arms, ...

Omoleye OmoruyiMay 26, 2018

Obasanjo and Buhari’s ‘exchange’, Amnesty International accuses Nigerian troops of raping ‘rescued’ women and other stories that made headlines this week

These are the top ten stories that drove conversation this week. The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) said two principal suspects ...

Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 19, 2017

18 killed, several others injured as troops repel Boko Haram attack

Troops of 26 and 28 Task Force Brigades repelled an early morning attack by fleeing Boko Haram terrorists on military ...

Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 1, 2017

“There is no resurgence of Boko Haram” – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the activities of the  insurgent group, Boko Haram, has not increased ...

Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 5, 2017

Army Chief, Buratai begins training with troops in Yobe

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, yesterday met with troops of 27 Task Force Brigade, Buni/Yadi, Yobe ...

Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 19, 2017

Buhari sent troops to Gambia without approval – Senator

A Senator representing Enugu, Chukwuka Utazi said President Muhammadu Buhari went out of line by sending Nigerian troops to Gambia. ...

Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 15, 2017

B’Haram attack military base, kill 3 soldiers

An attack on a military base by Boko Haram insurgents has left three soldiers died. The insurgents attacked the Nigerian ...

Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 13, 2016

Tinubu urges military to bring an end to Boko Haram

National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called on the military to continue its ...

Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 26, 2016

BREAKING: 5 soldiers injured as troops encounter IED explosion in Borno

Troops of the Nigerian Army engaged in the war against terrorist group Boko Haram in North-East on Saturday morning encountered an explosion triggered by ...

Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 15, 2016

BREAKING: Boko Haram kills another Lieutenant Colonel in ambush

Boko Haram insurgents have killed another senior officer of the Nigerian Army in an ambush, Premium Times reports. Lieutenant Colonel B.U. ...

Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 8, 2016

Troops kill 13 terrorists in Borno

Troops of 119 Task Force Battalion, 8 Division Nigerian Army, deployed at Kangarwa, Kukawa Local Government Area of Northern Borno ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 15, 2016

Troops kill 16 terrorists in Borno

Nigerian troops on Sunday killed 16 Boko Haram terrorists at Kangarwa, Borno State. In a statement issued on Monday by the Acting ...

AzeezJuly 22, 2016

19 soldiers wounded, others missing during Boko Haram clearance mission

The Nigerian Army has said its troops, early Friday morning, successfully cleared Guro Gongon village of Boko Haram remnants who ...

Mallam YeroJune 16, 2016

How 17 Boko Haram insurgents surrendered to Civilian JTF

17 Boko Haram insurgents have been arrested by members of the Civilian JTF in Borno State. Their capture was made ...

YWriterMay 20, 2016

YNaija Editorial: Chibok girls’ rescue vindicates Oby Ezekwesili’s unending campaign

She has been described by many as a rabble-rouser. Her repeated calls to the government to ensure the return of ...

James SamboApril 18, 2016

Nigerian troops engage Boko Haram insurgents in ‘fierce battle’

Troops of the Nigerian Army are currently involved in a ‘fierce battle’ with Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state. Colonel ...

James SamboApril 16, 2016

Captured ‘Boko Haram spy’ leads Nigerian troops to rescue 455 captives, kill 27 insurgents

The capture of a Boko Haram spy on Friday, April 15, helped the Nigerian troops to clear 12 of the ...

Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 15, 2015

Nigerian troops rescue women, children from Boko Haram camp (See Photos)

Troops of the Nigerian Army reportedly cleared 4 Boko Haram camps along the Banki, Kumshe and Bama axis of Borno, ...

Kolapo OlapojuMay 18, 2015

Nigerian troops seize 10 Sambisa forest camps from Boko Haram

by Panshak Ibrahim It’s been reported that an additional 10 camps used by Boko Haram were seized by the Nigerian ...

Kolapo OlapojuMay 5, 2015

15-year-old girl rescued from Boko Haram reunites with family (See Photos)

by Chinwe Okafor One of the girls rescued by Nigerian troops from Sambisa forest has been reunited with her family. The ...

Kolapo OlapojuApril 4, 2015

Nigerian troops will comb Sambisa forest for Chibok girls today

by Kolapo Olapoju It appears Nigerian troops will head to Sambisa Forest, in Borno state on Saturday, April 4. According ...

Kolapo OlapojuMarch 15, 2015

“Fashola’s skewed accusation, Nigerian troops on a winning streak” – See our Winners and Losers of the week

by Kolapo Olapoju Winners & Losers is a roundup of the week’s major happenings, where we spotlight the ‘winners’ and ...

Kolapo OlapojuMarch 2, 2015

Nigerian troops recover more towns from Boko Haram

by Panshak Ibrahim The Defence Headquarters says Nigerian troops were controlling operations in Kukawa, Geri, Gujba in Yobe to wipe ...

Kolapo OlapojuFebruary 26, 2015

#BokoHaramNeverAgain: Doyin Okupe creates victory hashtag against terrorism

by Kolapo Olapoju The Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe has created a ...

Kolapo OlapojuFebruary 22, 2015

Nigerian troops ‘ordered to capture Shekau alive’

by James Sambo Following the spate of recent successes recorded by troops against Boko Haram insurgents in the north eastern ...

Kolapo OlapojuJanuary 25, 2015

Nigerian troops engage Boko Haram in Borno

by James Sambo According to PR Nigeria, the nation’s troops are engaged in a firefight with Boko Haram insurgents. The ...

Kolapo OlapojuJanuary 10, 2015

200 insurgents killed as Nigerian troops engage Boko Haram in firefight

by James Sambo   Nigerian troops have killed not less than 200 Boko Haram insurgents at Askira Uba. The firefight ...

Kolapo OlapojuDecember 11, 2014

Operation flush out: Army hunts for #BokoHaram in Michika

by James Sambo The army is carrying out an operation to flush out the remaining Boko Haram insurgents in Michika and ...

Kolapo OlapojuDecember 9, 2014

Nigerian troops kill over 20 insurgents, retrieve Boko Haram “attack list” in latest operation

by James Sambo   In its latest offensive against Boko Haram insurgents, the Nigerian military has revealed that it has ...

Kolapo OlapojuNovember 24, 2014

Boko Haram insurgents attack market in Borno

by James Sambo   Boko Haram insurgents disguised as traders, have attacked Damasak town, a farming and fishing community in Borno ...

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