Army commences Operation Python Dance III in Borno, Yobe (Guardian)

Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Biu, has announced the commencement of Operation Python Dance III in Borno and Yobe states to provide adequate security for next month’s general elections. He said the…

Reporting national security not for ‘all comers’, Buratai warns (Nation)

Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai yesterday emphasised that reporting of national security issues is not for “all comers”. He warned that anyone found wanting will be guilty of breaching the Official Secrets Act, 1962. The COAS spoke while…

Gbagaun…. Every day for the thief: Ambode arrests traffic offenders

Irked by the flagrant abuse of the Lagos State Traffic Laws, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday evening came down hard on some recalcitrant motorists who drove against traffic along the Muritala Mohammed Airport Road, Ikeja. Returning from Abuja where he…

Army denies closing Maiduguri-Monguno road (Guardian)

The Nigerian Army on Monday dismissed as ‘untrue’ social media reports indicating the closure of the Maiduguri-Monguno Road. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, made the clarification in a statement in Maiduguri. Nwachukwu…

Nigerian military calls for Amnesty International ban (BBC)

Nigeria’s army has called for the closure of Amnesty International’s operations in the country. In a report on Monday, the human rights group said at least 3,641 people had died in clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria since 2016.…

UNICEF: Army lifts suspension (Guardian)

Nigerian Army has lifted the suspension on the activities of the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in northeast Nigeria, less than 24 hours it imposed one on the aid agency. “Suspension lifted,” Geoffrey Njoku, UNICEF Nigeria’s communication officer told…

Army finally release casualty figures of Metele attack (Guardian)

The Nigerian Army has revealed that 23 of its personnel were killed and 31 others wounded when the Boko Haram insurgents overran the military base at Metele in Borno State. This was contained in a statement released by the Army…

Army finally release casualty figures of Metele attack (Guardian)

The Nigerian Army has revealed that 23 of its personnel were killed and 31 others wounded when the Boko Haram insurgents overran the military base at Metele in Borno state. This was contained in a statement released by the Army…

Buhari arrives Borno to meet troops (Guardian)

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Borno state to meet the troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole at the theatre command fighting insurgency in the north-east region. The President will also attend the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) conference at…

Metele attack: We have evacuated bodies of troops, says Army (Punch)

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday revealed it had evacuated the bodies of all the soldiers killed during a Boko Haram attack on three military bases in Metele, Borno State. The army stated this on its verified Twitter handle, @HQNigerianArmy, following…

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