Nigerian troops have carried out massive clearance operations against Boko Haram terrorists in Konduga town in Borno State. The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Thursday that 103 Battalion, 7 Division, carried out the clearance operations in conjunction with Civilian JTF based in Konduga.
Nigerian Army said its troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion deployed at an observation post in Boro State early on Wednesday intercepted 69 persons it claimed were members of families of Boko Haram adherents made up of seven men, 18 women, seven grown up boys and 37 children fleeing from Sambisa forest where the military is engaged in operations to flush out the insurgent group.
The Nigerian troops have again recorded another major breakthrough in the northern part of the country. This is just as gallant troops of 223 Battalion, 1 Brigade, Nigerian Army have sacked cattle rustlers, robbers and kidnappers from Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State. According to him, "the troops killed 9 of them, while a few escaped with gun shot wounds. The team recovered 3 AK-47 rifles, 4 AK-47 rifle magazines, 5 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, a machete and 24 motorcycles after a thorough combing of the general area."
Isa said the troops deployed in Ogbia Local Government Area of the state carried out anti-illegal oil bunkering patrol and cordon-and-search operation around Ebelebiri and Agba communities. Isa said: "On same day, OPS troops, in continuation of its raid on suspected pipeline vandals' camps, carried out cordon-and-search operation in Oporoma Community of Delta State.
NIGERIAN troops of the 155 Task Force Battalion, on Wednesday, June 15, carried out a swift clearance operation at Kircha Dungus village and surrounding environment, yesterday evening. The villages are; Mulfuta, Baibawa, Jenere, Bembem, Maksamari, Bula Kafie and Bula Bodi. Similarly, troops of 242 Battalion deployed at FOB Gajiganna along with 2 Civilian JTF, went on patrol to Goni Kanuburi village.
Members of the emergent militant group, Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have warned other militant groups in the Niger Delta to desist from attacking soldiers and targeting aircraft with anti-aircraft missiles, reports Daily Sun. "The Niger Delta Avengers high command will pass the message round that it's not time to engage in gun battle.
(VOA) Amnesty International says Nigerian soldiers killed at least 17 people during a recent gathering of Biafran separatists in the country's southeast. Makmid Kamara, project coordinator for Amnesty International, says the shooting victims were unarmed. IPOB said at least 50 of its members were killed in the incident. The arrest of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu last October further inflamed tensions.
The Nigerian army has swept into villages in the southern swamplands in an operation to crush the Niger Delta Avengers group, but allegations by residents of brutal tactics and rapes by some of its soldiers risk stoking anger in the region. Activists say several students who also had no connection to the Avengers remained in custody. Security officials say villagers have been hiding militants like Tompolo.
Amnesty International said Nigerian security forces gunned down unarmed protesters last month during demonstrations to mark the anniversary of the failed declaration of the independent Biafra Republic in 1967. The London-based human rights group urged the authorities to investigate the shootings in the city of Onitsha that killed as many as 17 people and wounded almost 50, according to an e-mailed statement Friday. Rabe Abubakar, a military spokesman, didn't answer three calls seeking comment.
The communities include Kircha Goniye, Wujjah Alkelu, Kita Jiddum, Jameri, Geri Gana, Gere Kura and Jabe. "Other villages cleared by the troops were Hasana Jere and Chachile," said the military spokesman. "Troops of 117 Task Force Battalion of 28 Task Force Brigade conveyed 40 Internally Displaced Persons from Madagali to Burnt Bricks IDP camp for proper rehabilitation after thorough screening and profiling. "Similarly, early Wednesday morning troops of 114 Task Force Battalion, intercepted and rescued another 15 IDPs suspected to have come from Madube.
LAGOS, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Troops are making progress in the ongoing clearance operations across the northeast, the Nigerian Army said Thursday. According to him, troops of 26 Battalion, 151 Task Force Battalion, 155 Task Force Battalion and some elements of 21 Brigade have carried out a joint clearance operations.
Troops will vacate Niger Delta communities but remain on the waterways, governors from region and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo agreed at a marathon meeting on Tuesday. Militants operating under different aegis have been attacking oil and gas pipelines in the Niger Delta, drastically reducing oil explore and plunging the nation into darkness. Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state, briefed the media after the meeting.