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  • Defence

    Troops eliminate 11 ISWAP terrorists in Sambisa forest – Army

    Troops of the Nigerian Army deployed for special clearance operation in Sambisa Forest, have eliminated 11 Islamic States of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists. The Nigerian Army, in a statement on its official X Handle disclosed this on Saturday. It said the feat was achieved in a coordinated special clearance operations with a hybrid force on terrorists’ enclave in Jongo…

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  • Featured

    Nigerians commend military troops’ sustained onslaught against terrorists

    Nigerians have commended the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja’s sustained fight in the onslaught against terrorists and terrorism nationwide. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on assumption of office as the 39th COAS on June 22, 2023, Lagbaja expressed commitment to the decimation of terrorists and their enclaves, to restore the people’s confidence in…

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  • Defence

    Lagbaja tasks troops to remain resolute in combating terrorism

    The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja has charged troops to show greater sacrifice and dedication to end security challenges bedevilling Nigeria. He stated this on Monday during the Eid-el Kabir feast with troops of the North-East Joint Task Force Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri. Lagbaja said that, “as an army, it has been…

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  • Defence

    Troops raid IPOB/ESN camps, apprehend 25 suspects

    The Defence Headquarters has said that troops of Operation UDO KA have raided several training camps of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its Eastern Security Network (ESN) in the South East, and apprehended 25 suspects. The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, made this known while briefing newsmen on the operations of the Armed Forces of Nigeria…

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  • Defence

    Troops foil kidnap attempt in Delta, rescue passengers

    Troops of the Nigerian Army, successfully thwarted a kidnap attempt by suspected terrorist group on the  46 Km Ughelli-Patani Road in Delta on Sunday. A post on its official X Handle on Sunday, the Nigerian army said its troops’ swift response to a distress call resulted in the rescue of passengers who had been kidnapped while traveling in a commercial bus.…

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  • Crime

    Stop attacks on our troops – Group warns

    Ayudantes Empowerment Initiative (AEI), a civil society advocacy group, has called on Nigerians to stop deliberate attacks on and killing of military personnel. The Executive Director of AEI, Mr Amechi Oyema, made the call at news conference on Thursday in Abuja. Oyema extended condolences to the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Chris Musa, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Taoreed…

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  • Defence

    MNJTF: Troops eliminate 140 terrorists, arrest 57 others in Borno

    Troops of  the Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), have killed 140 Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents and arrested 57 others in Marte Local Government Area of Borno. The Force Commander, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Ali, said this at a news  conference in Maiduguri on Tuesday. Ali said the feat was recorded sequel to series of air interdiction at…

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  • Featured

    Oil theft: Army begins amphibious training of troops in N’Delta  

    The 6 Division of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt, has has began a two-day combat swimming contest for soldiers within its formations and units under the division. The competition is part of the army’s 2024 training programme aimed at enhancing the swimming proficiencies of soldiers engaged in illegal bunkering and other amphibious operations within the creeks of the Niger…

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  • Defence

    Troops apprehend Nigerian syndicate supplying fuel to Cameroonian Ambazonian rebels

    Troops of Nigerian Army have intercepted and apprehended eight members of a syndicate that specialises in smuggling fuel from Nigeria to the Ambazonian rebels in the Republic of Cameroon to facilitate terrorists’ activities. The Nigerian Army, in a post on its official X Handle on Friday, said the syndicate was nabbed in a significant covert operation driven by actionable intelligence…

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  • Defence

    Troops neutralise 7 insurgents , recover weapons, motorcycles in Kaduna

    The 1 Division Nigerian Army, said its troops have neutralised seven insurgents and recovered weapons and motorcycles in Kaduna. This is contained in a statement issued by Lt-Col. Musa Yahaya, the Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations 1 Division Nigerian Army, on Monday in Kaduna. Yahaya said, “Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army deployed at a blocking position at Udawa…

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  • NEWS

    Commander hails troops for decimating Boko Haram insurgents

    Brig.-Gen. Abubakar Haruna, the Acting General Officer Commanding, 7 Division Nigerian Army, has commended the troops for their recent victory in disloging Boko Haram insurgents in Sambisa Forest. Haruna, who is also  the Commander Sector 1 of the Nigeria Army, stated this on Sunday during a visit to the frontline trooos in the outskirts of Sambisa forest in Konduga Local…

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  • Featured

    Ukraine withdraws troops from some Kharkiv positions

    The Ukrainian army said it has been forced to withdraw soldiers from some of its positions in the north-eastern Ukrainian region. The army said that the position had been the target of a new Russian offensive in recent days. “As a result of combat and offensive actions by the enemy, our units carried out a manoeuvre at certain sections in…

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  • Defence

    MNJTF neutralises 1 terrorist, thwarts Boko Haram movement in Lake Chad

    Troops of  the Sector II Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) based in Bagasola, Chad have  neutralises one Boko Haram terrorist in an ambush in Litri Island, situated on the border between Chad and Nigeria. Lt.-Col. Abubakar Abdullahi, Chief Public Information Officer of the MNJTF in N’djamena, Chad, made this known in a statement on Wednesday. Abdullahi said that the ambush…

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  • Defence

    Troops restore normalcy to troubled Nasarawa community

    The Nigerian Army says its troops have restored law and order to Mararaba Udege in Nasarawa Local Government of Nasarawa State, following a clash between Ambu and Eki clans. The Nigerian army in a post on its official X handle on Friday, said the troops took decisive action to prevent further loss of lives. It however said five civilians were…

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  • Featured

    Buhari pleased with troops` performance in North East – Gen. Irabor

    The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, says that  President Muhammadu Buhari is happy with the troops performance in the fight against insurgents in the North East. Irabor stated this on Thursday in Maiduguri while addressing troops at the headquarters of the Joint Task Force, North East Operation Hadin Kai. “The Commander in Chief is happy with you…

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  • Crime

    Troops eliminate over 50 terrorists in 3 weeks -DHQ

     The Defence Headquarters says, troops of the armed forces eliminated more than 50 terrorists in various operations in North East and North West theatres of operation in three weeks. The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Musa Danmadami, made this known while briefing newsmen on the operations of the military across the country on Thursday in Abuja. According to the News…

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  • News

    293 women rescued from Boko Haram camps in Sambisa

    Nigerian troops rescued 200 girls and 93 women Tuesday in the Sambisa Forest, the Nigerian Armed Forces announced on its official Twitter account. The armed forces could not immediately confirm if any of the rescued girls were among the 200 schoolgirls the militant group Boko Haram kidnapped in April 2014 from the village of Chibok. Military spokesman Maj. Gen. Chris…

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