The Nigerian Air Force said it has intensified air operations in support of OPERATION RESCUE FINALE, with a view to creating the enabling environment for ground troops to undertake final onslaught against the remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists in the Sambisa Forest. Operation Rescue Finale has been described as the final operation to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.
Nigerian forces battling the Islamist terror group Boko Haram have killed a man suspected of acting as the group's leader, Nigeria's Defense Ministry said. "In the course of those encounters, one Mohammed Bashir who has been acting or posing on videos as the deceased Abubakar Shekau, the eccentric character known as leader of the group, died," it said.
"The scheme involves branding 50cl bottle water with the image of the Nigerian soldier. According to him, the initiative seeks to appreciate the efforts of Nigerian troops actively engaged in the defence of our dear nation. "This will no doubt go a long way in boosting the morale of the troops to show that their labour is being recognized and applauded by Nigerians.
Nigerian troops have commenced advancing into Sambisa Forest, one of the major enclaves of Boko Haram terrorists. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said in Abuja on Tuesday the advancement was an onslaught to finally flush out remnants of insurgents from the forest and rescue all those abducted in that area.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said in Abuja on Tuesday the advancement was an onslaught to finally flush out remnants of insurgents from the forest and rescue all those abducted in that area. "This will no doubt go a long way in boosting the morale of the troops to show that their labour is being recognized and applauded by Nigerians. "This initiative is quite timely, coming at a critical stage of the operations, when the troops have embarked on `Operation Rescue Finale.'
"That is what we do every day. We only go out in our armoured vehicles called Mambas. We wear bullet proof vests all day. This is the most difficult battle in the world today," an officer, who pleaded for anonymity, said. Since the team arrived in Somalia on January 6, no allowance has been paid to any of its members.
Troops of the Nigerian Army engaged in the war against terrorist group Boko Haram in North-East on Saturday morning encountered an explosion triggered by an improvised explosive device planted by the sect. Five soldiers suffered fatal injuries during the explosion which happened at about 9:10am between Banki junction and Bama as they conducted escort patrol from Pulka to Maiduguri, reports Premium Times.
(BBC) Nigeria's security forces have killed more than 150 peaceful Biafra protesters since August 2015, a human rights group has claimed. Among the allegations contained in the report are what Amnesty called "extrajudicial executions", when 60 people were shot and killed in south-eastern Onitsha city, in the two days surrounding Biafra Remembrance Day in May 2016.
The Nigerian Military said on Wednesday that it deployed Naval troops to Borno as part of its renewed efforts to end the Boko Haram terrorism in the North-East. The Theater Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, told newsmen in Maiduguri that the troop were inducted into the theater as the Maritime Component to strengthen its operation.
Ten kidnapped victims, including a nine year-old boy, were rescued from a criminal gang which specialized in robbing, raping and kidnapping innocent residents in an early morning raid at the mountainous forest of Darka and Huni-Gade villages in Kuje Area Council of the FCT on Monday, November 21. The rescue operation was conducted by a combined team of 250 personnel of the Police Mobile Force, the Command Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad, Department of State Security (DSS), Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Abdullahi Baffa, executive secretary of the agency, who made the donation at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja, said the gesture was to appreciate the "gallantry" of troops. "The management and staff of the fund are very much in tune with what the Nigerian Army is doing, the efforts being put in place and the success that has been recorded," he said.
Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency says troops have gunned down a suicide bomber at a transit camp for refugees from Boko Haram in the northeastern city of Maiduguri. The Saturday attack is the sixth in three weeks in the Nigerian city that was the birthplace of the Islamic extremist uprising that has killed more than 20 000 people in seven years.