A cousin of Gabriel Olonisakin, the chief of defence staff, was one of the soldiers killed in a Boko Haram attack on the army in Kangarwa, Borno state, on July 12, it has been revealed. On 25 Jun 16 at about 1700hrs, own troops at ZABARMARI in conjunction with CJTF conducted clearing operation at MASU YIWA, LADIN BUTA, FAZAKA, KESA GALA, TABLA, FAHINDE, SHIRORI, GIZINA, MASKA ARIBE and MASKA LAWANTI in MAFA LGA.
BEVERLY HILLS, JULY 21, (THEWILL) - Nigerian Troops have arrested a suspected supplier of fuel to Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State. This was contained in a statement by Army spokesman Col. Sani Usman who revealed that the suspect was arrested at about 8am Tuesday at Molai check point on the outskirt of Maiduguri, with a truck loaded with 25 kegs of petrol and other goods.
Similarly, another patrol team also carried out a raid on a armed bandits and cattle rustlers camp at Gobirawan Kwacha where they killed 2 armed bandits and recovered a machete.
Nigerian troops have gunned down a suspected Boko Haram spy trying to invade the military territory in the north-eastern part of Nigeria. The Acting Director Army Public Relations has given an update on the progress of the Nigerian troops in the Boko Haram insurgency battle. The patrol team of 157 Task Force Battalion, 7 Brigade, on Monday ambushed and killed a Boko Haram terrorists spy at Barwati village, Kukawa Local Government Area.
Nigerian troops on Monday averted attack by sucide female Boko Haram terrorists. According to a statement by Army Headquarters, at about 6.15am, 3 female Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers attempted to attack innocent Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fetching water at a borehole located about 3 kilometres, outskirt of Monguno town along Marte road.
AS part of the continuous efforts of making parts of the north western geo-political region of Nigeria free of the menace of cattle rustling, armed banditry and other criminal activities such as kidnapping, today, troops of 223 Battalion, 1 Division Nigerian Army, deployed at Bena, raided and destroyed suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits camps in Zamfara 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. According Usman, the troops "carried out massive clearance operations of suspected hideouts in Kursori, Bashirari, Malatari, Goneri, Kajimari, Lawan Kolori and Yale villages within Konduga Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State".
The Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre (JMCC), Col. Ado Isa, in a statement yesterday, said the suspects planted dynamites beneath the pipeline location in a swamp before the troops discovered it. 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. During the operation, the troops encountered pockets of the Boko Haram terrorists in which they killed 4 of them while few others fled leaving behind 4 women and a child.
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. Supporters of the Indigenous People of Biafra gathered in the city of Onitsha and surrounding communities late last month to commemorate the date when southeastern Nigeria seceded and became the short-lived Republic of Biafra.
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. The military has deployed dozens of gunboats in the Delta swamps to search a cluster of villages that are home to a former militant leader whom officials link to the previously unknown group, residents said.