Nigerian Army

Boko Haram: Recall Retired Military Officers, Recruit Additional 100,000 Soldiers–Reps

Jude Johnson The House of Representatives has called on Nigeria’s military authorities to put more boots on ground and increase their personnel by recruiting more and recalling retired officers to form corps of reserves to tackle the Boko Haram terrorists insurgency and myriad of security challenges across the country. To this end, the legislators called…

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Boko Haram: Nigeria’s War Against Terror Enters Cyberspace as Pro- and Anti-Buratai Twitter Warriors Battle

Nigeria’s social media platforms, especially the Twitter, were set on overdrive on Thursday as some Nigerians expressed concerns over the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram terrorists and Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) in the North East. This resulted in a trending hashtag #ThankYouBuratai that polarised opinions with most active twitter…

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We have deployed new strategies against Boko Haram — Army

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said it had deployed new strategies against the resurgence of Boko Haram insurgency in some communities in Borno. Olusegun Adeniyi, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, made this known when he led a team of journalists on a visit to Magumeri, Gubio and Benisheik, headquarters of Magumeri, Gubio and Kaga…

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Metele attack: Army reportedly dismiss eight soldiers for deserting duty

The Nigerian Army has reportedly dismissed eight soldiers accused of abandoning their duty post during the Boko Haram insurgents’ fierce attack on 157 Task Force Battalion, Metele village, in the Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State. Several soldiers including army commander, Lt. Col. Ibrahim Sakaba, died in the attack, which occurred in November 2018….

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Buratai remains Army Chief despite Adeosun’s promotion to Lieutenant General

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday announced the promotion of Major General Lamidi Adeosun to the rank of Lieutenant General, same as the current Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai. The spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Sagir Musa, in a statement said President Muhammadu Buhari approved the accelerated promotion of two senior officers […]

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We are re-strategizing to tackle Shi’ites activities in Abuja –Army Commander

•Says ‘menace to be curbed in few days time’ •Commissions new projects Godsgift Onyedinefu The Commander of Guards Brigade, Nigerian Army, Brig-Gen. Umar Musa, says the Brigade is restrategising with the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) to combat what he describes as “incessant demonstrations” of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi’ites. Musa…

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‘ISIS has taken a new interest in Nigeria’, laments a soldier after 28 colleagues were reportedly killed

Jude Johnson The Nigerian soldiers are reportedly expressing concerns that ISIS which overseas the activities of Boko Haram splinter group, the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP), has shifted its major focus on Nigeria following defeats in Syria and Iraq. This revelation came consequent upon the report that mo fewer than 28 soldiers lost their…

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