Summary THE Nigerian Army yesterday described as "absolute lies" reports that it has asked non-indigenes to vacate its land at Letmauck Barracks in Mokola, Ibadan, Oyo State. Col. Anthony Antigha of the Directorate of Army Public Relations said in a statement that rather than obey the directive requesting squatters and other illegal occupants of Nigerian Army property to vacate, they have resorted to blackmail following the expiration of an ultimatum requesting them to vacate Nigerian Army land.
Summary THE 7 Division of Nigerian Army in Borno State on Wednesday lifted the three-day vehicular restriction it placed as part of security checks during the break to mark the end of the one-month Ramadan recently observed by Muslim faithful world over. He added: "The Acting General Officer Commanding also wishes to register his profound appreciation for your support, cooperation and understanding with due regards to the proactive security measures emplaced by the Divisional headquarters to forestall the evil plans of the terrorists to carry out bombings in Maiduguri metropolis during the Sallah celebration."
Summary Maiduguri -- The 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Maiduguri the Borno State capital has lifted the ban on vehicular movement earlier imposed on Maiduguri and its environs, following intelligence report that the Boko Haram sect planned to disrupt the Eid el Fitr celebrations with multiple bomb explosions. Dole, in the statement said: "On behalf of the acting General Officer Commanding, Brigadier General Ibrahim Mohammed, I congratulate the good people of Borno State on successful completion of the Ramadan fast and the hitch-free Sallah celebrations in Maiduguri in particular and other parts of the state.
Summary The leader of the Islamic Brotherhood in Nigeria, Ibrahim Zakzaky, has accused the Nigerian military of summarily executing two of his sons after their arrests, in addition to a third son killed earlier, allegedly by soldiers. He said Friday's procession in Zaria was the 32nd the brotherhood held.
Summary In continuation of its corporate social responsibility initiatives, Diamond Bank has donated a multimillion naira office block to the Nigerian army at Bonny Camp Lagos. In his response, the chief of army staff, who was also on familiarisation tour of army formations in Lagos, described the building as "a great donation and we enlist more of that by corporate bodies as part of their CSR and to relate well to the Nigeria army.
Summary In a bid to maintain high morale amongst its personnel, the Nigerian Army (NA), yesterday said it has paid upfront the operational allowances of soldiers, therefore dispelling insinuations that allowances of soldiers were not being paid on time. Minimah also cautioned officers and men of the NA on the use of the social media to spread falsehood about the service, particularly the prosecution of the ongoing war against insurgents in parts of the country, as well as exposing the strength and perceived weaknesses of the service.