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Nigeria vs Tunisia: You’ll find soldiers playing against Super Eagles in Garoua – Aissa Laidoun
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Nigeria vs Tunisia: You’ll find soldiers playing against Super Eagles in Garoua – Aissa Laidoun

Tunisia midfielder, Aissa Laidouni has insisted that football fans will find soldiers playing against Nigeria when both teams contest in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, Round of 16 tie on Sunday night in Garoua. Laidouni said that Tunisia would do its best to beat the Super Eagles in the 2021 AFCON last-16 tie. He noted that Tunisia had corrected their mistakes in their previous matches in the group stage ahead of the Nigeria clash. “We all play for the team. We just focus on the competition and how to work. “We don’t think of the problems. Our focus is the game, and we will do our best to win. “We were not good enough against Gambia and were punished at the end. We took the lesson and will correct our mistakes and give our best. This is past now and our focus is wh...
COAS urges new recruits to discharge duties effectively
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COAS urges new recruits to discharge duties effectively

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya has charged 4,000 newly-recruited soldiers of the Nigerian Army to put national interest over their personal interests as they discharge their duties effectively Onyema Nwachukwu, Brigadier General Director Army Public Relations, in a statement Saturday, said the COAS gave the charge during the Passing Out Parade (POP) of 81 Regular Recruits Intake at the Depot Nigerian Army in Zaria, Kaduna state. He said the COAS who was the Special Guest of Honour and Reviewing Officer of the POP further Congratulated the young soldiers for the successful completion of their training. He said the training of recruits into the Nigerian Army (NA) is in fulfilment of Army Headquarters Training Directives in line with his vision to have ”A Professi...
I hate men who beat their wives. If a man beats you, call a Soldier – Comedian Efe Warri Boy Advises Women
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I hate men who beat their wives. If a man beats you, call a Soldier – Comedian Efe Warri Boy Advises Women

Comedian Efe Warri Boy has advised women with violent husbands to invite soldiers to help deal with such men. In a post shared on Instagram, Efe expressed his displeasure at men who beat their wives. He said flogging a child of a certain age isn't acceptable let alone beating up a woman. He advised that women who have violent husbands should invite a soldier to deal with them, then afterwards take their leave. See what he posted below
There is no ‘March for Peace’ Without Justice. He is still trying to deny the Massacre that happened – Falz calls out Governor Sanwo-Olu
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There is no ‘March for Peace’ Without Justice. He is still trying to deny the Massacre that happened – Falz calls out Governor Sanwo-Olu

Rapper Falz has called out Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in reaction to an invitation to join a ''march for peace'' in Lagos state. The rapper who insisted that there is no 'march for peace' without justice, accused the Governor of trying to deny that a massacre at Lekki toll gate happened following a white paper released by a panel setup by the state government over a report released by a judicial panel, backing reports of a massacre during an #EndSARS protest at Lekki toll gate in 2020. The Lagos State Government in its White Papers, rejected claims of nine people dying at Lekki Toll Gate Plaza in 2020.  The government also flayed some claims in the reports, maintaining that it was full of discrepancies, irregularities and inaccuracies with claims of deaths of victims, even when so...
Lekki Shooting: Amnesty Int’l Reacts To Lagos Judicial Panel Report
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Lekki Shooting: Amnesty Int’l Reacts To Lagos Judicial Panel Report

Amnesty International has maintained that Nigerian soldiers killed innocent protesters at Lekki tollgate. AI was reacting to the report released by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and other matters. The panel in its report disclosed that not less than eleven people were killed at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020. Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel disclosed this in its report submitted to the Lagos State Government on Monday. The panel in the report titled, ‘Report of Lekki Incident Investigation Of 20th October 2020’, noted at least 48 protesters were either shot dead, injured with bullet wounds or assaulted by soldiers. Reacting to the development, the human rights group said the panel report has confirmed its ...
ISWAP attacks Borno Deputy Speaker’s hometown
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ISWAP attacks Borno Deputy Speaker’s hometown

Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) members struck again in Borno on Wednesday. The insurgents attacked the hometown of Abddullahi Musa Askira, Deputy Speaker of State House of Assembly. They shot sporadically once they invaded Chan Chan Dana community in Askira Uba. An intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the terrorists first disguised themselves as visitors before launching the attack. “After realising that soldiers were not within the vicinity, they started shooting in the air, destroying structures on sight”, the source said. Houses and a block of classrooms were among properties destroyed. The military has deployed troops to the area. This week, ISWAP abducted Mohammed Askira and two brothers. The trio are brothers to the Emir of Askira, Abdullahi Mohamm...
Nigerian Army Reacts to Video of Soldiers Shooting at Homes
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Nigerian Army Reacts to Video of Soldiers Shooting at Homes

The Nigerian Army has broken its silence after a video of Nigerian soldiers shooting at homes of villagers surfaced online. It is alleged the tragic incident happened in Enugu. The Army said any officer found wanting will face the law. The army also confirmed it raided Mgbowo in Enugu state on Monday looking for members of the Indigeneous People of Biafra (IPOB). According to the Army, the operation at the Eastern Security Network (ESN) camp was carried out Monday night in Mgbowo under Agwu Local Government Area. In a statement on Tuesday, Major Abubakar Abdullahi, acting Deputy Director of Army Public Relations said two IPOB ESN ring leaders were arrested. “They are currently undergoing interrogation with a security agency”, the spokesman added. Abdullahi said there w...
Gor Mahia should get ready for a physical game against Ulinzi Stars – Harrison
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Gor Mahia should get ready for a physical game against Ulinzi Stars – Harrison

  The 60-year-old tactician warns his players to anticipate a tough game when the face the Soldiers in a top-flight fixture on Wednesday   Gor Mahia coach Mark Harrison has cautioned his players to prepare for a physical game when they take on Ulinzi Stars in an FKF Premier League fixture on Wednesday. The former league champions are in a good run of four straight wins in the top-flight but they will come up against a side that has often proved difficult for them to beat in previous matches. Last season, it was Gor Mahia who won the first meeting 1-0 but the Soldiers recovered to avenge in the second-round meeting with a 1-0 victory of their own.
IPOB, ESN behind attacks in south-east – Nigerian Army
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IPOB, ESN behind attacks in south-east – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has alleged that the Eastern Security Network, an outfit of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is behind the recent attacks in the south-east region. Onyema Nwachukwu, Army spokesman, said this on Monday, November 1, while briefing journalists on the ongoing military operation in the south-east. According to him, Chukwunonso Iherue, leader of a gang allegedly behind the attacks on police stations in Imo state, was behind the recent violence in Izombe community of the state. He said Iherue was one of the convicts who escaped when gunmen attacked Imo prison in April. In May and August, police stations in Orsu and Oguta LGAs were attacked by gunmen who also killed officers on duty. Nwachukwu said Iherue and his gang members were seen parading...
Reno Omokri blames Igbos for the treatment meted out on Chiwetalu Agu
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Reno Omokri blames Igbos for the treatment meted out on Chiwetalu Agu

Reno Omokri has blamed Igbos for the treatment men of the Nigerian Army meted out on veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu. Agu was arrested on Thursday, October 7 in Anambra state for wearing an outfit with a Biafran flag on it. In a post shared on his Instagram page, Reno compared the treatment meted on repentant Boko Haram members with that meted on Chiwetalu. He wrote; ''Compare the treatment meted out to Boko Haram members, who have killed both soldiers and civilians, and that meted out to Chiwetalu Agu. What I am about to say is very bitter. Please don’t read if you are sensitive. While this is obviously a case of double standards, I will still blame some Igbos. Sadly, a critical mass of Igbos will fight their friends. That is why these types of things keep happening to them ...
You have a right to stand for what you believe in – Filmmaker, Ernest Obi reacts to Chiwetalu Agu’s arrest by soldiers for wearing an outfit made with the Biafran flag
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You have a right to stand for what you believe in – Filmmaker, Ernest Obi reacts to Chiwetalu Agu’s arrest by soldiers for wearing an outfit made with the Biafran flag

Nollywood filmmaker and actor, Ernest Obi has reacted after the arrest of veteran actor Chiwetalu Agu by Nigerian soldiers for wearing an outfit made with the Biafran flag. The veteran actor was arrested at Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra state yesterday October 7, with the Nigerian Army later releasing a statement, where it was confirmed that he was picked up for allegedly soliciting support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Reacting on Instagram, Ernest declared his support for his senior colleague, while insisting that the veteran actor as the 'right to stand for what he believes in. He wrote: High Chief CHIWETALU AGU. I stand with You And Your Right To Have A Right To Stand For What You Believe In. I Asked. Were You Armed? Were You Leading A MOB? A...
Authorities in Nigeria are so senselessly pushing people to the wall with their so glaring double standard – Actor Ugezu Ugezu condemns arrest of Chinwetalu Agu by soldiers
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Authorities in Nigeria are so senselessly pushing people to the wall with their so glaring double standard – Actor Ugezu Ugezu condemns arrest of Chinwetalu Agu by soldiers

Actor Ugezu Ugezu has condemned the arrest of veteran actor Chinwetalu Agu by soldiers at Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra state. Reacting to the viral video, Ugezu claimed that Nigerian authorities are senselessly pushing people to the wall with their so glaring double standard in the application of rule of justice. He further stated that "guns do kill but guns are not everything". The actor wrote; The authorities in Nigeria are so senselessly pushing people to the wall with their so glaring double standard in the application of the rules of Justice. Guns do kill, but guns are not everything.
What I’m wearing is a civil dress and not a Biafran regalia or linked to ESN – Actor Chinwetalu Agu speaks at Army division he was taken to after being arrested by soldiers
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What I’m wearing is a civil dress and not a Biafran regalia or linked to ESN – Actor Chinwetalu Agu speaks at Army division he was taken to after being arrested by soldiers

Actor Chinwetalu Agu has countered claim of campaigning for proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra and Eastern Security Network before being arrested by soldiers at Upper Iweka in Anambra state. The veteran actor who spoke at the army division he was taken to after the arrest, insisted that what he wore is a civil dress and not a Biafran regalia. He also stated that he was sharing bread to people and was not campaigning for IPOB or ESN when he was arrested. Watch the video below...................
Veteran actor, Chinwetalu Agu brutalized by soldiers for wearing a Biafran flag outfit
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Veteran actor, Chinwetalu Agu brutalized by soldiers for wearing a Biafran flag outfit

Veteran actor, Chinwetalu Agu has been brutalized by soldiers for wearing a Biafran flag outfit. At some point in the video, the actor was spotted out of his car which had the inscription “Chinwetalu Films”. The car was then searched by the security operatives before he was manhandled by the soldiers who fired some shots to scare off the crowd which gathered. The incident reportedly occurred today October 7, at Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra state. Watch the videos below........................
Soldiers rescue young man from being set ablaze by mob for stealing clothes
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Soldiers rescue young man from being set ablaze by mob for stealing clothes

Soldiers have rescued a suspected thief from being lynched by an angry mob in Malawi. The incident happened in Mzuzu, the capital of Malawi's Northern Region on Monday, October 4. According to online report, the young man was caught stealing clothes and was about to be set ablaze when soldiers from Moyale Barracks arrived the scene and rescued him.
Nigerian troops neutralise 85 terrorists
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Nigerian troops neutralise 85 terrorists

Troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) have neutralised no fewer than 85 Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the North East. Also, the soldiers arrested 2,043 of the terrorists’ informants and logistics suppliers in the region, especially Zamfara State. Briefing newsmen on the sustained operational tempo in land and air offensives against terrorists and other criminal elements in the North East theatre of war, Defence Media Operations spokesman, Brig-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, noted that between September 2 and 30, 2021, the Armed Forces of Nigeria (SFN) sustained the upscale in the rate of operational efforts across various theatres in the country. He noted that the heightened activities yielded significant results in the various theatres. Acc...
22-year-old soldier killed after motivating school pupils in North-East while on national duty with Nigerian Air Force
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22-year-old soldier killed after motivating school pupils in North-East while on national duty with Nigerian Air Force

A 22-year-old soldier identified as Amos Adorable Sobosu Royal has been killed while on national duty with the Nigerian Air Force. Amos was killed just after motivating school pupils in North-East region of the country. The burial ceremony of the deceased who is from Egbebiri-Biseni in Yenegoa local government area of Bayelsa, is scheduled for September 25. Friends, family and loved ones have all taken to social media to pen down tributes to him.
Army sergeant allegedly shoots police inspector dead in Lagos
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Army sergeant allegedly shoots police inspector dead in Lagos

An Army sergeant, John Ocheme, is currently being investigated for allegedly shooting and killing a police inspector Inah Ubi last Wednesday. The Nation reports that late Ubi was attached to the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), CMS Jetty, Lagos Island and was allegedly killed by Ocheme near the premises of a dredging firm, Batare Nigeria Ltd in the Sangotedo area of Ajah, Lagos State. A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, to the publication; “We left here on a flying boat at about 9am. We got to the Sangotedo area of Okun Ajah and got off the boat. There were many dredging companies there.” The eyewitness claimed that as the NIWA team drew close to shore, they were sighted by persons suspected to be carrying out illegal dredging operations. The suspects fled...
Drug Kingpin Excretes 87 Pellets of Cocaine at Abuja airport
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Drug Kingpin Excretes 87 Pellets of Cocaine at Abuja airport

A narcotrafficker, Ibeh Kenneth Ejike has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for ingesting 87 wraps of cocaine. Director, Media & Advocacy of NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, August 29, said the 41-year-old suspect was arrested on Wednesday, 25th August, 2021, upon his arrival on board an Ethiopian Airline flight 911 from Kigali via Addis Ababa. "He was taken in for secondary check during which he tested positive to ingestion of illicit substance. While under observation, he excreted 87 pellets of cocaine weighing 1.884 kilograms. Ibeh who imports cloths for sale hails from Owerrizikeala village in Orumba Local Government Area of Anambra state," th...
Barack Obama Reacts to Afghanistan Terror Attacks That Killed US Soldiers
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Barack Obama Reacts to Afghanistan Terror Attacks That Killed US Soldiers

Former US president, Barack Obama has condemned terrorist attack outside the Kabul airport on Thursday. The attack killed and injured over 100 persons, including US soldiers. The statement released Friday morning, August 27 grieves with the over 90 Afghans who were killed, while he also sent his condolences to the now 13 confirmed US service members who were killed. Read the full statement: “Like so many of you, Michelle and I were heartbroken to hear about the terrorist attack outside the Kabul airport that killed and wounded so many U.S. service members, as well as Afghan men, women, and children.   "As president, nothing was more painful than grieving with the loved ones of Americans who gave their lives serving our country. As President Biden said, these service members a...
Taliban unveils its special forces unit possessing high tech equipment, armour vest, night vision; names it after war fought 1400 years ago by prophet Mohammed
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Taliban unveils its special forces unit possessing high tech equipment, armour vest, night vision; names it after war fought 1400 years ago by prophet Mohammed

The Taliban has unveiled their special force, after taking over Afghanistan. The unit is reportedly named after the Battle of Badr that is written about in the Qur’an, in which the Prophet Mohammed successfully defeated an enemy force with just 313 men some 1,400 years ago. The new special unit is well equipped with modern gears. They are names as Badri 313 soldiers. Photos released by the Taliban show the unit with military helmets and sunglasses instead of the usual turban they wear. The unit was also armed with tactical rifle, bullet proof vests over camouflage jackets and trousers instead of the typical robes, and AK-47 guns used by the Taliban foot soldiers. Military experts believe the photos were released to show the western world they should no longer b...
Chief of Army Staff decries high rate of sexual abuse in army barracks
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Chief of Army Staff decries high rate of sexual abuse in army barracks

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya, has decried the rising cases of sexual abuse in army barracks across the country. The Army Chief said this was because of the absence of soldiers at the barracks who are away on official assignment outside the barracks to protect and defend the country. The COAS said this at the 2021 Conference of Nigerian Armed Forces Catholic Chaplains in Makurdi, Benue state on Tuesday, August 3. Represented by the Commandant of the Nigeria Army School of Military Engineering, Brigadier General Mark Mamman, the Army Chief said the soldiers have always been away from their family members to protect the nation. “It is worthy to note that the Armed forces is over-stretched in all ramifications, with the various areas of restiveness ...
Troops Chase Boko Haram Terrorists Out Of Yobe Town
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Troops Chase Boko Haram Terrorists Out Of Yobe Town

An attack by Boko Haram terrorists in Geidam, a town in Yobe State was repelled by troops on Wednesday evening. The terrorists reportedly retreated after being overpowered by troops who acted on a tip-off. Governor Mai Mala Buni has now commended the security operatives for the bravery during the attack. A statement released by his media aide, Mamman Mohammed read; “It is heart warming that, although the enemy withdrew, the soldiers gallantly pursued them and cleared an ambush mounted on their way. “The government and people of Yobe state appreciate this act of bravery to secure the general area and allow the people of Geidam to continue celebrating the Sallah festivities peacefully.” Buni also called on people of the state to always volunteer useful and timely information t...
Nigerian Army Hosts Injured Officers
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Nigerian Army Hosts Injured Officers

Army, Maj.-Gen. Lawrence Fejokwu, the Genera Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division of the Nigerian on Wednesday, assured wounded officers and soldiers that the Army will take charge of their treatment. Fejokwu said this during a special luncheon to honour sick officers and soldiers of the Division at the 68 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Yaba (NARHY), to mark the Eid-el-Kabir Celebrations. The GOC said that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya had provided logistics within available resources to celebrate in the spirit of Sallah with injured and sick army personnel. “We will eat and dine with army personnel who got injured or fell sick in the spirit of Sallah celebration to boost their morale. “The Army is doing everything to facilitate their treatment to ens...
Suspected Kidnapper of military personnel arrested in Ogun
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Suspected Kidnapper of military personnel arrested in Ogun

A suspected kidnapper of a military officer was on July 17 arrested by operatives of Ogun state police command at Odo pako Ota, in Ado odo ota local government area of Ogun state. The suspect Waliu Oloyede was arrested following a distress call received by the DPO Sango ota divisional headquarters, CSP Godwin Idehai that some vigilante men were having issues with an army officer at Odo pako area of ota. Spokesperson of the state command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrest, said upon receiving the report, the DPO led his team to the scene where the suspect, who was dressed in full military camouflage uniform with the rank of W02 but could not give a satisfactory account of himself was apprehended and brought to the station. The suspect was said to have attempted to sna...
Bandits kill 13 Police Officers in Zamfara
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Bandits kill 13 Police Officers in Zamfara

13 policemen and three others were killed in an attack carried out on Kurar Mota community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Sunday July 18. Daily Trust reported that the armed men had earlier attempted to invade Magami, a community located 50km south of Gusau, the state capital, but were repelled by soldiers. A resident identified as Kabir Dansada, said; “They withdrew after they were overpowered by the soldiers there. They then rode to a community along Magami – Dankurmi – Dangulbi road and killed one person and torched four shops. “Thereafter, they moved to Kurar Mota community and attacked the police formation near the township clinic. The criminals then dashed into the forest. “The slain officers and the injured ones were conveyed to Gusau in a conv...
Bandits Abduct Medical Worker in Sokoto
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Bandits Abduct Medical Worker in Sokoto

One of the victims abducted by bandits in Unguwar Lalle village, Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State have been identified as Garba Zolo, a medical worker. LIB reported that the gunmen attacked the village at about 2 p.m. on Thursday, killed two soldiers, wounded several others and abducted many people. A source, Musa Gobir, who spoke to Premium Times confirmed that the medical worker was among those abducted. He said the bandits stormed a primary healthcare centre in the village and whisked away Mr Zolo and two persons. "The remaining healthcare centre staff were lucky to have escaped.” he added. Gobir, however, said the gunmen were yet to make contact with the family of Mr Zolo.
Two soldiers reportedly killed during clash with ESN members in Enugu
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Two soldiers reportedly killed during clash with ESN members in Enugu

Two soldiers were killed during a clash with members of the  Eastern Security Network, the security arm of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, in Adani in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State. The suspected ESN members had stormed a checkpoint along Nsukka-Adani-Anambra Federal Highway in the early hours of Tuesday, July 13, and killed the military officers. Confirming the incident, the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said “Nigerian Army troops deployed to checkmate the activities of gunmen at Adani community of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, yesterday 13 July 2021, repelled Eastern Security Network gun attack on troops’ location at Iggah/Asaba checkpoint. Sadly, during the firefight that ensued, two ...
Soldiers Foil Attack at Bishop Oyedepo’s School in Kaduna
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Soldiers Foil Attack at Bishop Oyedepo’s School in Kaduna

Faith Academy, a secondary school owned by Living Faith Church Worldwide founded by Bishop David Oyedepo, came under attack in the early hours of Monday July 5. The attack at the school which is not far from another boarding school where many students were abducted in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State, was foiled by soldiers. Daily Trust reported that the gunmen had launched coordinated attacks on both Bethel secondary school and Faith Academy in the early hours of today. A security agent confirmed that the gunmen broke into the premises of Faith Academy through the back fence around 1am but were repelled by soldiers, with assistance from the school security team. It was also learnt that the school management had last week instructed all students to go home, except ...
Bandits abduct 13 women while on their way to a wedding ceremony
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Bandits abduct 13 women while on their way to a wedding ceremony

13 women have been abducted by bandits between Manini and Udawa town along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway. The women who were on their way to a wedding ceremony in Birnin Gwari, were abducted around 12pm on Thursday July 1. Among the victims are nursing mothers and a woman with her five daughters. A seven-year-old boy was also abducted. A community leader, Muhammed Umar told Daily Trust that the women were all from Udawa town in Chikun Local Government Area. Umar said; “All the 13 women, majority housewives, were from Udawa on their way to Birnin Gwari to attend a wedding. “Some of the women are from the same family, like Zainab Abu Jibril the senior wife of Malam Jibril Ibrahim and her five daughters were all abducted alongside others from other families with their infant....
Soldiers allegedly brutalize Civilians over a Missing phone
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Soldiers allegedly brutalize Civilians over a Missing phone

A video which has gone viral on social media has shown moment some soldiers allegedly brutalized residents of Wa in Upper West Region of Ghana over a missing phone. It was alleged that the soldiers launched the attack on civilians in the town in search of a missing phone belonging to one of them. According to one eyewitness, one of the soldiers is believed to have boarded what is referred to as “Yellow Yellow” or “Mahama Cambo” and lost his phone. The viral video show disturbing scenes of military men landing punches and kicks on victims in the full glare of the public in broad daylight. The incident is said to have started at 1:00 pm and lasted for close to an hour at Wa main traffic on Thursday afternoon, July 1. Watch the video below.........
‘Nnamdi Kanu is Not The Problem’ – Reno Omokri Reacts to Arrest of Nnamdi Kanu
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‘Nnamdi Kanu is Not The Problem’ – Reno Omokri Reacts to Arrest of Nnamdi Kanu

A Nigerian activist and ex-presidential media aide, Reno Omokri has called out the federal government over the arrest of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Reacting on Twitter, Omokri said Kanu is not the problem of Nigeria. According to him, the nepotism being displayed by President Muhammadu Buhari is what is causing serious problem in the country. See Omokri's tweet: “Nnamdi Kanu is not the problem. He is symptom of the problem. The nepotism of Buhari and his clique/cabal, is the problem. Until you address that problem, you will arrest one Nnamdi Kanu, and 10 may arise in his place. Deal with the problem. Treat Nigerians equally.”   “The only thing I fault Nnamdi Kanu on is his call on his members to kill policemen and soldiers. Other than that, he is a freedom fighter. Yes, he...
Soldiers and terrorists killed in fierce battle in Borno
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Soldiers and terrorists killed in fierce battle in Borno

A fierce battle at Bula, Yobe axis of Banki in Bama Local Government Area of Borno state has led to the death of some terrorists and soldiers. An intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the insurgents had attempted to attack a military formation, leading to a gun battle with men of 21 Armoured Brigade Bama under Operation Hadin Kai which lasted for two hours. Channels Television reported that the terrorists based in Sambisa forest stormed their target from different directions with about six gun trucks, but withdrew in disarray with a large number of them suffering fatal injuries. The source said; “The terrorists withdrew in disarray with a large number of them suffering fatal injuries, leaving behind several weapons and ammunition including anti-aircraft gun barrel, AK 47 r...
17 soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Kenya
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17 soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Kenya

Kenyan authorities have confirmed the death of 17 soldiers in a helicopter crash on Thursday, June 24. The Kenya Air Force Mi 171 E helicopter crashed at around 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) in the county of Kajiado, the military said in a statement. The victims were on a training exercise when the helicopter came down in Kajiado County outside the capital, Nairobi. Six people on board were seriously injured.   "This plane came when we were under the hill there. It started making a funny noise, not that of the propeller, it sounded like an ambulance. After 10 seconds it turned and tried to land but it couldn't. I think it hit that hill and after hitting the hill, it suddenly turned and hit the ground", said Morris Kirai Emerit, a Kajiado County resident. Emerit said he helped t...
Ooni of Ife’s wife attends naming ceremony of incarcerated Endsars protester’s child (photos)
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Ooni of Ife’s wife attends naming ceremony of incarcerated Endsars protester’s child (photos)

The naming ceremony of the son of Kemisola Ogunniyi, the #EndSARS protester who was two months pregnant at the time she was arrested by soldiers in Akure, Ondo State capital alongside three others, held today June 23.  He was named Okikoiola Freedom Erinponmile. In attendance was the wife of the Ooni of Ife, Prophetess Naomi Ogunwusi. Kemisola was arrested after the violence that erupted in the wake of the October 2020 #EndSARS protests. She was accused of being one of those that set the state secretariat of the All Progressive Congress (APC) ablaze. On June 16, she welcomed her baby boy while in prison. See more photos below...
Gunmen Kill Farmer and his Children, abduct two Others in Ondo
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Gunmen Kill Farmer and his Children, abduct two Others in Ondo

A farmer identified simply as Dele has been killed in Ajowa Akoko, Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State. The gunmen who were denied entry into the residence of a cattle herder in the community identified as Yinka Oludotun in the early hours of today June 17, stormed Dele's house, killing him and his two sons and abducting his two other children. An eyewitness said the timely intervention of soldiers foiled the attack in Oludoton's home. He also revealed that soldiers, policemen and men of the state Amotekun Corps were already combing the Ajowa Akoko forest to apprehend the criminals. The source told Daily Trust;   “It was after the bandits could not succeed in kidnapping Yinka that they left for the house of Dele to kill his two sons and kidnap his oth...
Secondary School Students Awaiting The Arrival Of Buhari
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Secondary School Students Awaiting The Arrival Of Buhari

Students of Government Technical Secondary School, Njimtilo, Borno State, were spotted patiently arranged as they wait for President Muhammadu in their school compound. President Buhari is currently in Maiduguri, Borno capital to commission different projects and address troops on the battlefront. He would also visited wounded soldiers who are currently receiving treatment. Below are pictures of the students awaiting the arrival of the president.     
Nigerian Army Deny Report of Revenge Mission in Abia
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Nigerian Army Deny Report of Revenge Mission in Abia

The Nigerian Army have denied report of engaging in a revenge mission in some communities in Ohafia Local Government Area, Abia State. Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima who also faulted an allegation that six soldiers were killed, added that the army is aware of a fake report trending on social media that the soldiers were killed in a clash with members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN)/ Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Yerima admitted that troops carried out routine clearance operations, but said they were in line with the rules of engagement and respect for fundamental human rights of the citizens aimed at restoring socio-economic activities. The statement read; “The NA wishes to debunk the allegation as a baseless fabrication aimed...
Soldier allegedly Stabs DSS Operative to Death in Ekiti
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Soldier allegedly Stabs DSS Operative to Death in Ekiti

Three soldiers have been accused of being involved in the death of an operative of the Department of State Services (DSS) Seye Olubodun, in a hotel in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital. It was gathered that the soldiers invaded Hossana hotel at about 7.30 pm on Friday, June 4, during which one of them allegedly stabbed the DSS operative to death. According to eyewitness report, argument ensued between the soldiers and the DSS operative after they arrested a young man suspected to be an internet fraudster inside the hostel. The deceased was said to be trying to intervene over moves by the soldiers to arrest the suspect when one of the soldiers got angry and allegedly stabbed him to death. “It was at about 7.30pm that the incident happened at a hotel along NTA Road in Ad...
“Corps Members are Part of our National Defence Policy. Where there is serious war, they can be trained” – NYSC DG says
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“Corps Members are Part of our National Defence Policy. Where there is serious war, they can be trained” – NYSC DG says

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig. Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has said corps members are part of the national defence policy of Nigeria and that where they is a serious war, they can be trained for use. The NYSC boss said this when he appeared on Channels TV. While reacting to plans by some lawmakers to scrap the NYSC scheme which is compulsory for all Nigerian students  who graduate before the age of 30, Ibrahim said;   “Corps members are on reserve. They are part of the national defence policy of this country. So, where there is serious war, our corps members are educated, they are knowledgeable and they can be trained. You see the drill and so on. “You can imagine within the short three weeks in the orientation camps, the corps members are mo...
Mali’s constitutional court names coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita as country’s transitional President
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Mali’s constitutional court names coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita as country’s transitional President

Colonel Assimi Goita, leader of the post-coup junta in Mali has been named as the country's transitional President by the constitutional court. The ruling issued late on Friday May 28, said Assimi Goita would “lead the transition process to its conclusion” and carry the title of “president of the transition, head of state”. The court said Goita who led the first coup last August, which saw the elected President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta forced out of office, was named as the transitional President due to the "vacancy in the presidency". On Monday May 24, the two men tasked with steering the country back to civilian rule, interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane were detained by soldiers. Col Goita said that both men had failed in their duties and were seeking to s...
Bandits kill two soldiers and abduct a Chinese national in Niger
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Bandits kill two soldiers and abduct a Chinese national in Niger

Two soldiers and a Chinese national were abducted during an attack carried out by bandits in Magama local government area of Niger state on Monday, May 17. According to reports, the bandits armed with weapons stormed Libale community in Nasko, Magama local government area and began shooting sporadically. This resulted in an exchange of fire between the bandits and the military who were protecting the Chinese nationals working on a construction site in the community. The state police command is yet to comment on the incident.  
“I have forgiven them” – Benue State APC Publicity Secretary narrates how he was tortured by soldiers
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“I have forgiven them” – Benue State APC Publicity Secretary narrates how he was tortured by soldiers

James Ornguga, the Acting Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Benue State, has narrated how he was allegedly tortured by soldiers. Ornguga, who disclosed this on Facebook on Friday, May 14, said that while the soldiers were beating him, they kept saying "lie down, frog jump, fuck your father, are you a big man?" "SOLDIERS TORTURED ME. M va ande sha shoja tugh kyua a FMC junction yô shoja gbidye m kpishi. "Lie down, frog jump, fuck your father, are you a big man?" etc. Didn't know there was a curfew in town or there was any problem.Nyam nyiôn mo tsô, kpa hemba ga. Ayant"  he said. "History has also recorded that I received my FIRST EVER military beating yesterday. (Thursday) We need the study of history in Benue State," he wrote. Sharing a photo...
Army Arrests Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists in Kano
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Army Arrests Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists in Kano

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists were on Saturday evening, May 8, arrested by soldiers in Hotoro North in Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano State. A resident, Malam Muhammed Amadi told Daily Trust that soldiers arrived the newly moved-in house situated at Filin Lazio of the area by 9:15 pm and whisked away some occupants of the apartment. Amadi said the arrest was made without any resistance from the suspects and no single arm was fired during the operation that ended in less than 30 minutes. Another resident told the publication that the residence where the suspects were arrested had been a centre of concern to many residents, adding that it had become a joint for migrants from the north-east especially Borno State. He said; “The flamboyant lifestyle of the people an...
Mainok: Nigerian Army Confirms Death Of Officer, Soldiers in Boko Haram Attack
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Mainok: Nigerian Army Confirms Death Of Officer, Soldiers in Boko Haram Attack

PRESS RELEASE MAINOK: COAS APPLAUDS TROOPS OF OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE FOR THEIR RESILIENCE AND DOGGEDNESS On Sunday 25 April 2021, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Mainok, Borno State, came under multi-directional attacks by Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists mounted on unconfirmed number of Gun Trucks as well as foot soldiers with possible intent of establishing a phantom caliphate in the town. The terrorists were held by the gallant troops of 156 Task Force Battalion until the arrival of reinforcement teams from 7 Division, Special Army Super Camp Ngamdu and Army Super Camp 4, Benesheik. During the fire fight which lasted several hours, the gallant troops tactically lured a number of the terrorists into a killing zone within their camp where the Air Task Force of Operation L...
Gunmen Kill Policemen, Custom Officers and Air Force Officers in Rivers state
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Gunmen Kill Policemen, Custom Officers and Air Force Officers in Rivers state

Gunmen who struck on Saturday evening, April 24, in Rivers state, reportedly killed 9 security operatives at different security checking points in the state. An eyewitness Chidadi who spoke to Vanguard, alleged that the invaders attacked four security checking points on the Owerri-Port Harcourt road. He said four policemen, three Nigeria Customs operatives and two soldiers, believed to be Airforce personnel in the JTF died in the attack. It was also learnt that the killers beheaded two of the security operatives killed at a Joint Task Force, JTF, a military close to the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omuagwa in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State. It was reported that the gunmen who attacked a Nigeria Customs checking point at Isiokpo Umuanwa interchange killed...
Soldiers Deployed To Stop Benue-Ebonyi Boundary Clash
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Soldiers Deployed To Stop Benue-Ebonyi Boundary Clash

Armed soldiers are presently engaging some unknown gunmen at Ebele village in Ngbo, Ohaukwu Local government area of Ebonyi State, Daily Trust has learnt. It is suspected to be in direction of Agila community in Benue state which shares a common boundary with Ngbo in Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi state. Ngbo and Agila communities have been locked in boundary dispute for decades. Many have been killed and properties destroyed in recurring clashes between both communities. Casualty figures from the ongoing engagement are not clear yet. When contacted by Daily Trust at about 12:20 noon on Monday, Ebonyi state commissioner for Internal security and Border Peace, Stanley Okoro Emegha, confirmed the attack. “We have not gotten the exact number of persons killed if...
2 Soldiers Who Tried To Capture A Boko Haram Spy Killed In Ambush
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2 Soldiers Who Tried To Capture A Boko Haram Spy Killed In Ambush

Two young Nigerian soldiers who attempted to capture a Boko Haram informant were killed by terrorists who ambushed them just as the aircraft of the Nigerian Airforce ( NAF) eliminated scores of ISWAP Boko Haram in five guntrucks in Damasak, Borno State. An intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the young soldiers were killed when they wanted to apprehend a man suspected to be a spy for terrorists. “The young soldiers suspected the unarmed man who was seen leading terrorists to some warehouses. “Suspecting that the man was on a mission, rather than shooting him, the soldiers ran after him so that he could be caught alive. Unknown to them terrorists on an ambush with guntrucks opened fire on the two soldiers and the informant. “Luckily enough, ground troops with air support...
Gov Sani Bello Condemns Killing Of Soldiers, Policeman Others In Fresh Bandits Attacks
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Gov Sani Bello Condemns Killing Of Soldiers, Policeman Others In Fresh Bandits Attacks

Niger State Government has assured communities of Bassa, Zumba and others in Shiroro and Munya Local Government Areas under siege by Bandits in Niger State that the Joint Military Taskforce Bases in the area have not been deserted. The statement by the state government is coming amidst fears that the taskforce camps were been deserted and security agents leaving the communities after the recent invasion of military base in Allawa during which six soldiers and a Mobile Policeman were killed. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, who regretted the deadly attack and killing of the security agents, urged the communities not to be apprehensive but to remain calm as the security agents have retreated to re-strategize and not left them completely. "The Military have evacuated the corpses of ...
Soldiers allegedly Kill Five Youths Returning from a Wedding in Taraba after ‘Mistaking them for Kidnappers’
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Soldiers allegedly Kill Five Youths Returning from a Wedding in Taraba after ‘Mistaking them for Kidnappers’

Two of the youths killed Soldiers have allegedly killed five youths at Bassa village in Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State. According to Daily Trust, the young men were returning from a wedding ceremony in Garin-Baka around 12 midnight on Thursday, April 1, when soldiers on patrol mistook them for kidnappers and allegedly opened fire on them. Isah Umar, a student of Taraba State University, who managed to escape, told the publication he and his friends were riding on motorcycles back to their village, Basa, when they ran into the soldiers. Umar said that on sighting the convoy of their motorcycles, the soldiers opened fire on them. He escaped into the bush but his friend Habu Yerima who conveyed him on his motorcycle was not lucky as he was allegedly hit by a b...

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