Tag: troops

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AzeezFebruary 9, 2017

ECOWAS troops to stay in Gambia for 3 additional months

West African troops will stay in Gambia for three more months as President Adama Barrow continues reforms in the army. ...

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AzeezFebruary 2, 2017

Troops arrest over 3000 Boko Haram suspects in 3 weeks

The Nigerian Army said it has 3,332 Boko Haram suspects within three weeks. This was disclosed by Theatre Commander of ...

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AzeezFebruary 2, 2017

Troops arrest 3 Chadians suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said it has arrested 3 Chadians suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists in Borno. Theatre ...

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AzeezFebruary 2, 2017

The Big 5: These are the stories you should be monitoring today

These are the top five stories you should monitor today. FG to increase VAT on luxury items The Federal Government ...

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AzeezFebruary 2, 2017

3 soldiers, several terrorists killed as troops clash with Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army has lost three soldiers during battles with Boko Haram insurgents. Army Spokesman, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman in ...

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AzeezJanuary 22, 2017

ECOWAS troops enter Gambia ahead of Adama Barrow’s arrival

ECOWAS troops have entered The Gambia to secure the tiny West African country ahead of President Adama Barrow’s arrival. This ...

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AzeezJanuary 22, 2017

‘How troops killed 30 IDPs days before accidental bombing of IDPs camp’ – Report

About 30 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) had been mistakenly killed by troops some days before the accidental bombing of an ...

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AzeezJanuary 19, 2017

‘We won’t engage ECOWAS troops’, Gambia’s army chief

Senegalese and Nigerian troops are already at the border of The Gambia as President Yahya Jammeh has refused to vacate ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 15, 2017

Pres. Buhari speaks with troops in Sambisa via video-call

As part of celebrations to mark the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, President Muhammadu Buhari held a video-call with troops ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 15, 2017

Troops kill 13 terrorists, rescue 58 persons

In furtherance of its clearance operations in the North East, troops have intensified raids, patrols and cordon operations. In a statement ...

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AzeezJanuary 14, 2017

Boko Haram: Troops repel attack in Borno, kill 10

The Nigerian Army on Friday repelled an attack by Boko Haram terrorists in the northern part of Borno State, leading ...

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AzeezJanuary 13, 2017

Troops arrest 4 fleeing Boko Haram insurgents

The Nigerian Army said troops of operation Lafiya Dole have arrested 4 fleeing members of terrorist group, Boko Haram in ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 12, 2017

We have no plans to invade Gambia – Army

The Nigerian Army has denied as untrue claims by an online news platform (not YNaija) that it planned to send ...

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AzeezJanuary 9, 2017

Troops arrest ex-militant leader, others in Delta

Soldiers have reportedly arrested a top ex-militant leader, Bounanawei Smith also known as King of the forest in Warri South-West ...

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AzeezJanuary 5, 2017

JUST IN: Troops rescue another Chibok girl in Borno

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have rescued another Chibok girl in the Alargano forest, Borno State. Army Spokesperson, Brig.Gen. Sani ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 4, 2017

Army deploys troops to Southern Kaduna

The Nigerian Army says it has deployed troops to Southern Kaduna to bring to an end to the killings in that ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 31, 2016

President Buhari preaches unity in New Year message (READ)

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for unity aong all Nigerians. Buhari stated this on Saturday in a statement to mark ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 30, 2016

The Late 5: These are the stories that drove conversations today

These are the top five stories that drove conversations today. 1. Over 15 Boko Haram insurgents killed in gun battle with ...

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AzeezDecember 26, 2016

Troops are close to rescuing Chibok girls in Sambisa – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters on Sunday said troops of the Nigerian Army who are in Sambisa forest were close to rescuing ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 25, 2016

Our priority is to alleviate poverty, Buhari tells Nigerians in Christmas message

President Muhammadu Buhari says the priority of his administration is to alleviate poverty in the country. Buhari, who said this in ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 15, 2016

Army intercepts female suicide bomber in Borno

The Nigerian Army on Thursday intercepted a female suicide bomber in Borno. According to Premium Times, the incident which occurred ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 4, 2016

Crush Boko Haram by December, Buratai urges troops

Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has urged troops of the Nigerian Army to completely wipe out all ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 17, 2016

Boko Haram kill 4 in Monguno attack – Army

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said only four persons were killed by attacks on two villages by Boko Haram insurgents, Premium ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 6, 2016

Army kills 5 terrorists, rescue 85 persons

The Nigerian Army has killed 5 Boko Haram terrorists in its latest clear out operation. The operation which was led ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 6, 2016

Troops kill 37 insurgents, rescue female sex slave

Troops of the Nigerian Army have killed 37 Boko Haram terrorists, rescuing a female sex slave in the process. In ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 4, 2016

Troops kill female suicide bomber, lose soldier in Borno

The Nigerian Army have killed a female suicide bomber and four other members of the Boko Haram sect in Borno. ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 3, 2016

Troops intercept Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

The Nigerian Army has intercepted suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Borno. In a statement issued by Army spokesman Col. Sani Usman, ...

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AzeezOctober 31, 2016

Troops arrest Boko Haram drug supplier

The Nigerian Army has arrested a drug supplier for the Boko Haram sect. This is according to a statement issued ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaOctober 27, 2016

25 skulls, skeleton found by troops in militants shrines

Troops of the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS) discovered 25 human skulls at four militant shrines tucked ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaOctober 26, 2016

The Late 5: These are the stories that drove conversation today

These are the top five stories that drove the conversation today. 1. BREAKING: Returning IDPs hit by landmine explosion Some Internally ...

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