TROOPS of 222 Battalion, 4 Brigade Nigerian Army involved in the field training exercise of Operation CROCODILE SMILE have also been conducting patrols and raids. Today, the troops carried out patrols through Edje-Ewu-Opere waterside and Araya communities in Ughelli South and Isoko South Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Delta State.
"Troops of 4 Brigade Nigerian Army on field training exercise nicknamed "Operation CROCODILE SMILE" have continued the military training with humanitarian activities, patrols, response to distress calls and arrest of suspected criminals in various parts of Delta State. "The troops have continued to carry out free Medical Outreach at Otonyasere Community in Sapele, Delta State, in which over 500 persons have so far attended including adults and children.
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."
ABUJA, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Nigerian troops have killed two senior commanders of Boko Haram after foiling an attack by the terrorists in the northeastern state of Borno, defense authorities said in a statement on Wednesday. Nigerian forces have recently carried out aggressive patrols and surveillance by land and air in the northeast region, including Borno, where Boko Haram has been rampant since 2009.
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.
LAGOS, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria's military said scores of terrorists were killed in an operation in Sambisa forest of the northeastern state of Borno, where intensive efforts to rout the Islamic extremist group of Boko Haram are going on. Some key leaders of the Boko Haram terrorists were killed while others were fatally wounded during the air raid on Friday, Sani Usman, a Nigerian Army spokesman, said in a statement reaching Xinhua on Tuesday.
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.
Nigerian troops on clearance operations in the North-East have rescued 88 people in Bama Local Government Area of Borno and killed three Boko Haram insurgents during an encounter. A statement signed by Col. Sani Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, in Abuja on Tuesday, said 28 of those rescued, claimed they escaped from Bula Musa village.
According to Usman, "Following information provided by an arrested suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Lawan Abbai, troops on Operation Lafiya Dole yesterday morning carried out mine and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) clearance at Gombori which was along the troops main supply route. "The troops located and recovered two heavy IEDs buried in the ground by suspected remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.
Eleven Nigerian troops have been killed in clashes with gunrunners and bandits in the violence-wracked north central region, the army said Saturday. Military spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said in a statement that the troops, comprising soldiers and airmen, came under attack from gunmen during operations to confiscate illegal weapons from the villages of Kopa, Dagma and Gagaw in Niger State.