Atiku: To defeat terrorism, we need to arm our military and motivate them with good working conditions

Atiku: To defeat terrorism, we need to arm our military and motivate them with good working conditions

PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar wrote a lenghty piece as a guest columnist for Thisday titled, ‘To Win the War on Terror, We Need Opportunities and Jobs’. In the article, Atiku said, ‘to defeat terrorism, we need to arm our military & motivate them with good working conditions, especially the lower ranks who face the greatest risks & are the least paid. We need to demonstrate that when you fight for Nigeria, Nigeria will fight…

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Leave Nigerian Army out of politics and fake news

Leave Nigerian Army out of politics and fake news

Read the statement as shared on their website below. The Nigerian Army has noted with great concern the deliberate and concerted efforts to mislead the public by some people through misinformation. Thus creating erroneous impression of the Nigerian Army through inaccurate and false publication of casualty figures on the unfortunate attacks on some of its locations in the North East. The latest of this worrisome development was the attack on our troops location at Metele,…

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‘All over the world, the military does not or rarely disclose the figure of its casualties’ – Femi Adesina

‘All over the world, the military does not or rarely disclose the figure of its casualties’ – Femi Adesina

President Buhari’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, Femi Adesina was a guest on Channels TV last night where he addressed a couple of issues including the recent murder of Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram. According to him, ‘all over the world, the military does not or rarely disclose the figure of its casualties’. He also spoke about 2019 elections saying, ‘President Buhari is likely to win by a wider margin than he did in…

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Plateau killings: Group calls for the withdrawal of military

Plateau killings: Group calls for the withdrawal of military

Sequel to the resurgence of violence in some communities of Plateau State, a group under the aegis of Plateau Indigenous Christian Ministers’ Forum (PIMFO), has called for the withdrawal of military in the state and be replaced by an International Peace Team. The group equally called for the prosecution of those arrested in connection with the attacks. PIMFO through its Chairman, Rev. Tongsmangs T. Dasbak said, “Justice for all is a human right issue and…

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Nigerian soldiers found guilty of abduction, get jail terms

Nigerian soldiers found guilty of abduction, get jail terms

The Nigerian Army General Court Martial sitting in Maiduguri has sentenced two soldiers, Sgt. Aliyu Hassan and Cpl. Bello Nasiru, to five years imprisonment for abduction. This is contained in a statement issued by Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, the Director, Army Public Relations, on Friday in Maiduguri. President of the Court, Brig. Gen. Olusegun Adesina, said the soldiers were found guilty of the three-count of civil offences bordering on attempt to commit abduction and extortion….

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Buratai reveals those sponsoring armed militia in Jos

Buratai reveals those sponsoring armed militia in Jos

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai has revealed those sponsoring armed ethnic militia groups in Jos, the capital of Plateau state. Buratai said the armed ethnic militia groups in Plateau State were supported and sponsored by elites or elders of the state. Buratai disclosed this on Wednesday during the burial of three soldiers who were killed during the violence that rocked the state’s troubled Barkin Ladi Local Government Area at the Maxwell Khobe…

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Alkali: Group blasts CUPS for trying to pitch Army against Plateau people by declaring missing general dead

Alkali: Group blasts CUPS for trying to pitch Army against Plateau people by declaring missing general dead

The Plateau Peace and Justice Forum has called on the Nigerian Army to ignore attempts by some mischief makers to cause confusion in the state of Plateau over the missing Major General Idris Alkali (retired). Alkali, a former Chief of Administration, Army Headquarters, Abuja, was declared missing on the 3rd of September. During the weekend, the Nigerian Army discovered Major Alkali’s vehicle in at a pond in Lafendeg Du, Plateau State. Speaking on the development,…

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Boko Haram: Insurgents suffer heavy casualty in Borno

Boko Haram: Insurgents suffer heavy casualty in Borno

The Nigerian Army said it inflicted heavy casualty on Boko Haram when they attacked Garshigar community of Mobar Local Government Area in Borno on Wendnesday. Texas Chukwu, Army Director of Public Relations, disclosed this in a statement released on Thursday in Maiduguri. Chukwu stated that the insurgents, who were in nine gun trucks, were repelled by troops of 145 Battalion deployed for Operation Lafiya Dole following superior power of the vigilant troops. He added that…

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Boko Haram: Nigerian troops kill 7 insurgents, rescue 73 persons in Borno

Boko Haram: Nigerian troops kill 7 insurgents, rescue 73 persons in Borno

The Nigerian Army on Monday killed seven insurgents and rescued 73 persons in two separate clearance in operations Sirdawala and Valley of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno. Brigadier General Texas Chukwu disclosed this in a statement released in Maiduguri. Chukwu said the operations were conducted by the troops of 121 Battalion after they were tipped through intelligence information that the insurgents were hibernating around Pulka area. He explained that the troops, in rare display…

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Boko Haram: Army reveals plan to end insurgency

Boko Haram: Army reveals plan to end insurgency

The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Abba Dikko, has charged troops to redouble their efforts in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists. He also stated that, troops of the Rapid Development Force (RDF) will soon arrive Kinnasara Cantonment Mongono for deployment. The TC made the call at Monguno while addressing troops of Sector 3 conducting Operation ‘Last Hold’ within the theatre. The TC stated that success recorded during the counter-attack in Damasak where…

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