TROOPS of Operation, Lafia Dole, Task Force Battle Group and Multinational Joint Task Force, MJTF, currently harbouring in Abadam village dealt decisively with elements of Boko Haram that attempted to attack on their location. These includes, 1 Gun truck, one 60mm Mortar tube, seven 60mm Mortar bomb, a General Purpose Machine (GPMG), three damaged AK 47 Rifle, four Bandoliers of Anti-Aircraft rounds of ammunition.
LAGOS, Nigeria Islamic extremists said Tuesday they killed more than 40 troops from a multinational force in an attack on a convoy in northeast Nigeria - the fourth attack in three days following a lull as Nigeria's home-grown insurgency confronts a leadership struggle. Analysts are warning that the struggle could lead to more violent attacks that will kill more people in a 7-year-old Islamic uprising started by Boko Haram that has killed more than 20,000 people, forced 2.6 million from their homes and spread to neighboring states.
Nigerian Army said its troops of 13 Brigade, 82 Division have in a coordinated operation arrested a suspected high ranking militant kingpin Mr. Victory Benjamin (aka Abuja Daddy and G3) and 3 others. Colonel Sani Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations said in a statement that the kingpin was arrested at Saint Joseph Hospital, Ikot Ene junction, Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross Rivers State while attempting to collect ransom from one of their kidnap a victim's relations.
Nigerian troops have reportedly nabbed Victory Benjamin, a high ranking militant kingpin, NAIJ.com reports. In a statement issued on Saturday, September 17, the Colonel wrote: "Troops of 13 Brigade, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, have in a coordinated operation arrested a suspected high ranking militant kingpin Mr. Victory Benjamin (aka Abuja Daddy and G3) and 3 others.
The Nigerian Army said it had recovered 55 assorted weapons from suspected criminals in the Niger Delta. The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division, Enugu, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahitu, told newsmen in Enugu on Saturday that the recoveries were made during a military exercise tagged "Operation Crocodile Smile". He said 38 camps belonging to the militants and 91 illegal refineries, including bunkering sites and underground tunnels used by the suspects, were destroyed in the 10-day exercise.
"On Sunday 11th September 2016, evening, a suspected female suicide bomber was seen approaching troops check point located at Kara Cattle market axis, towards Antul and Mukdala, Dikwa LGA, Borno. "She was challenged from afar by the vigilant duty sentry, she refused to stop claiming to be coming from Monguno to see her parents in Dikwa.
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The troops of the Nigerian army have killed an armed bandit, arrested some, cleared camps and recovered livestock in Kaduna and Zamfara states, Sani Usman, army's spokesman informed in a statement. He said that the troops of 1 Division of the military on operations aimed at dealing with the threat of livestock rustling, armed banditry and other forms of criminality "arrested a notorious cattle rustler named Isah Fulani at Mararrabar Jos, Igabi local government area of Kaduna state.
Abuja -- Nigerian troops of 21 Brigade, 7 Division of the Nigerian Army have established a temporary school for the children at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp located in Bama town, Bama Local Government Area of Borno State, using military tents. "Similarly, NEMA has delivered relief materials directly to the IDPs in the satellite camps and IDPs camps in Maiduguri, comprising of 4, 367 bags of rice, 1, 330 bags of beans; 1, 508 bags of millet, 2, 600 jerry cans of vegetable oil, 100 jerry cans of palm oil, 46 cartons of milo beverage, 150 cartons of tomato paste and 1, 850 pieces of nylon mats from March to July."
Troops on Operation LAFIYA DOLE stationed at Darul Jamel, on the fringes of Sambisa forest, northern parts of Borno State, yesterday evening successfully repelled an attempted attack on their location by remnants of Boko Haram terrorists. The terrorists attempted to storm the troops location at about 10.00pm, but paid dearly as the troops killed several of them including two senior commanders that led the attack.
Nigerian troops during a clearance operation, has recovered arms from some Fulani herdsmen in Zamfara State. This was contained in a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman. "He also promised to persuade all other known armed bandits to come out and renounce their illegal vocation."
The Director, Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, has confirmed that the troops of the Nigerian Army have rescued 200 girls and 93 women during a raid on Sambisa Forest in Borno State. However, Olukolade could not however confirm whether the rescued girls were the Chibok girls, who were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State in April last year or not.