Category Archives: North East Insurgency

Troops arrest gun supplier and bandit informants

Troops of Exercise Sahel Sanity conducting clearance operations in North West have killed two bandits, arrested a gun supplier and several bandit informants in Zamfara and Katsina states. Briefing journalists at the Special Army Super Camp IV in Faskari, acting Director Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Abuja, Brig. General Bernard Onyeuko, said the troops acted…

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Service chiefs ask to step aside

The Senate, have asked the country’s service chiefs to step aside owing to the rising insecurity in the country. The resolution followed a motion by Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno), who expressed worry over the reported voluntary retirement of over 200 army officers. The Red Chamber, accordingly, asked its joint committee on security to find…

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Nigerians can end insecurity in the country by exposing criminals living within them – Buratai

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, says that Nigerians can end the spate of insecurity in the country by exposing the criminals living within them. He said this on Monday in an interview with State House reporters after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of the army in the North-Western part of…

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NAF destroys logistics facilities used by (ISWAP) in Borno State

Nigerian Air Force has said that some structures and logistics facilities used by the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) at Bukar Meram on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno State have been destroyed by airstrikes. According to the Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement…

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President Buhari comdemns Boko Haram attack on Garkida, Adamawa State

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the Boko Haram attack on Garkida in Adamawa State, extending his sympathy to families of victims. The President assured that no part of Nigeria would be abandoned to their fate. This assurance and Buhari’s condemnation of the act was contained in a statement by Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant…

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Lawmakers to Buhari: Declare state of emergency on security

The House of Representatives has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on security. It also called for investigation into the reported low morale of frontline troops in the Northeast, the establishment of special camps by the Army and the withdrawal of soldiers from checkpoints to the camps. The lawmakers lamented the…

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Monarchs express readiness to partner Federal Government in tackling security threat

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi and the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar have expressed the readiness of traditional rulers to partner the Federal Government in tackling the security challenges in the country. They also advocated good governance as key to ending the challenges that range from killings to insurgency. The two first class monarchs…

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President Buhari asks for community leaders’ support to end insurgency

President Muhammadu Buhari has sought for community leaders’ support to end the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast. Speaking during a condolence visit to Maiduguri the President noted that community leaders’ government must cooperate with them to end the menace of the insurgency. The President wondered why the Boko Haram crisis had lasted for so…

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Families of slain soldiers cry for help

As Nigeria marks this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day, families of soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice while fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East and other security challenges across the country are crying for help. Reports that while many soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the North East have been killed in…

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Troops of the Nigerian military repel an attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Michika local gov’t

Troops of the Nigerian military have repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Michika local government area of Adamawa State. The insurgents had stormed Kopa and Wurogayadi in the outskirts of Shuwa at about 7:00 pm, resulting in a stampede and residents scamper for safety. They attempted to enter Michika causing residents to…

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