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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...
Gunmen Storm Military Camp In Niger State, Kill Soldiers, Kidnap 10, Burn Cars
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Gunmen Storm Military Camp In Niger State, Kill Soldiers, Kidnap 10, Burn Cars

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have reportedly invaded the camp of the Joint Security Task Force comprising of the Army, Police, Civil Defence and Vigilantes at Allawa and opened fire on them, killing an undisclosed number of soldiers in the process in Niger State. An officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was also killed in the attack while many security personnel sustained injuries. They also abducted over 10 persons, stole seven motorcycles and burnt down military vehicles in attacks that happened on Wednesday and in the early hours of Thursday. The communities attacked by the bandits are Allawa, Manta, Gurmana, Bassa and Kokki in Shiroro council. Eyewitnesses said the bandits attacked Manta, Gurmana and Bassa villages on Wednesday, where they ki...
EndSARS: No Evidence That Soldiers Killed Anyone At Lekki Toll Gate – US
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EndSARS: No Evidence That Soldiers Killed Anyone At Lekki Toll Gate – US

Amid overwhelming reports and claims by various bodies and media organisations, including Amnesty International and the U.S.-based Cable News Network, the United States government says it does not believe soldiers shot at protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate. The U.S. view is contained in its newly-released ‘2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Nigeria.’ It said, “On October 20, members of the security forces enforced curfew by firing shots into the air to disperse protesters, who had gathered at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos to protest abusive practices by the Nigerian Police Force’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). “Accurate information on fatalities resulting from the shooting was not available at year’s end. Amnesty International reported 10 persons died during th...
Soldiers Protest Over Unpaid Allowances, Obsolete Equipment In Borno
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Soldiers Protest Over Unpaid Allowances, Obsolete Equipment In Borno

Some Nigerian soldiers on Thursday protested against the non-payment of allowances and poor equipment, Channel TV reported. The aggrieved troops, according to sources at the Maimalari barracks, besieged the headquarters of the Theatre Command in Borno State, shooting sporadically into the air on Thursday night. Sources said the troops of an unidentified battalion in Operation Lafiya Dole, protest after they were posted to a location in the Theatre of Operation. Some of the soldiers who spoke under anonymity recalled how a whole unit that went for reinforcement when Marte was captured last month, perished under superior firepower of insurgents. This protest came when kidnapping has been a big threat to Nigeria’s security, especially in northern region of the country. Sinc...
Ikpeazu Commends Soldiers Over Killing Of “Unknown Gunmen” In Abia State
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Ikpeazu Commends Soldiers Over Killing Of “Unknown Gunmen” In Abia State

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has commended Nigerian soldiers for their gallantry in killing some gunmen that attacked them, pledging its commitment to the protection of lives and properties. The State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, who stated this, warned youths of the state not to put themselves in harm’s way by attacking security agents under any guise. “It is a good development; we welcome every necessary measure to protect the good people of Abia state. We call on our young men and women not to put themselves in harm’s way by attacking security agents under any guise. We also urge them not to allow themselves to be used by politicians for any reason to cause insecurity. Abia state government will do everything possible to protect law-abiding cit...
One Killed In Southern Kaduna As Soldiers Shoot At Protesting Women
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One Killed In Southern Kaduna As Soldiers Shoot At Protesting Women

Soldiers Open Fire On Women Protesting Against Indiscriminate Arrest Of Southern Kaduna Youths, Kill One, Injure Many Others. At least one person was killed when operatives of the Nigerian Army opened fire on women demontrating against incessant arrest of their children by the military in Southern Kaduna, SaharaReporters has gathered. The deceased was identified as Naomi John. A source told SaharaReporters that the soldiers have been ransacking homes from Goran Sagwaza, Goran Bafai and Goran Gan communities, arresting innocent youths defending the communities from Fulani herdsmen. “Of late, you know the killings have not really stopped in Southern Kaduna, yesterday, the women from Southern Kaduna staged a protest against the indiscriminate arrest of young persons in Goran S...
DHQ Reacts To Report Of Soldiers Arrested By Sunday Igboho
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DHQ Reacts To Report Of Soldiers Arrested By Sunday Igboho

RE – SUNDAY IGBOHO APPREHENDS ALLEGED SOLDIERS, ACCUSES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SPYING ON HIM 1. The attention of the Defence Headquarters has been drawn to a trending video clip on the Social Media, and some other media reports with the above headline, alleging that some Nigerian Military personnel were on a spying mission to the residence of one Sunday Adeyemo otherwise known as “Sunday Igboho” before they were apprehended. 2. In the viral video which was released on Friday 19 March 2021, the alleged “soldiers” were seen being accused of having been sent by the Government to do a ‘survey’ of Sunday Igboho’s Soka residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The self acclaimed ‘Yoruba activist’ also alleged that the action of the so-called “soldiers” was orchestrated by the Federal Gov...
Doyin Okupe apologizes to the Igbos for saying an “Igbo presidency cannot evolve until the north forgives the Igbos for killing Sardauna of Sokoto”
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Doyin Okupe apologizes to the Igbos for saying an “Igbo presidency cannot evolve until the north forgives the Igbos for killing Sardauna of Sokoto”

Former Presidential aide, Doyin Okupe has apologized for the incendiary statement he made about an Igbo Presidency. He had tweeted: "A national consensus for Igbo Presidency cannot evolve until the core north forgives the Igbos for the killing of Sardauna of Sokoto by nigerian soldiers of igbo extraction in the 1966 Coup." He was slammed for his statement,  making him trend on Twitter. Hours after, he returned to Twitter to apologise. He wrote: "OPEN APPOLOGY TO THE IGBOS. I tender my unreserved appology 2 d Igbos & other nigerians who felt offended by my post on igbo presidency and the north.I never intended to hurt or demean the Igbos.Instead I wanted 2 help actualise d dream. I regret d said post, & I am  truly sorry."
3 Soldiers Killed In A Shootout With Bandits In Kabasa, Zamfara
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3 Soldiers Killed In A Shootout With Bandits In Kabasa, Zamfara

At least three soldiers were killed in a shootout with armed bandits in Kabasa village of Magami District in Gusau local government area of Zamfara State. Residents told Daily Trust that armed men arrived at the community on motorcycles on Tuesday, firing at people. A resident said apart from the soldiers, seven other persons were killed in the incident. “The whole community was thrown into pandemonium as several other residents trying to escape the attack were injured. Seven people were confirmed dead in the attack,” a resident identified Saminu Usman told Daily Trust. Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle through the commissioner of information Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, said he received with shock the report of an attack by some “recalcitrant bandits” who unleashed mayhem on inn...
Army Recalls 149 Soldiers Dismissed For Fleeing Over Lack Of Equipment To Fight
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Army Recalls 149 Soldiers Dismissed For Fleeing Over Lack Of Equipment To Fight

The Nigerian Army has recalled about 149 soldiers of the 153 Infantry Battalion, Marte accused of abandoning the Boko Haram insurgency fight and fleeing over alleged inadequate provision of arms and ammunition. SaharaReporters gathered that the soldiers absconded from duty after insurgents attacked their camps, leaving scores of their colleagues dead. The insurgents had on Monday, February 15 overrun Marte. While most of the villagers ran away for safety, some were held by the insurgents. SaharaReporters gathered that the gunmen came with heavy machine guns and trucks, and took possession of the military formation in the community, including high profile fighting equipment and vehicles. At least 10 soldiers were killed during the incident. The gunmen also set ablaze t...
Boko Haram Releases Pictures Of 16 Soldiers Killed In An Ambush In Borno, Counters Nigerian Army
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Boko Haram Releases Pictures Of 16 Soldiers Killed In An Ambush In Borno, Counters Nigerian Army

Militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād, have released pictures of 15 soldiers killed by the group during an ambush on Nigerian soldiers in Monguno, Borno state. This is contrary to a statement by the Nigerian army that four soldiers died in the attack. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima had on Monday said the encounters, which took place on the Tumbus of Lake Chad’s fringes, led to the destruction of the terrorists’ gun trucks and recovery of a large cache of arms and ammunition. He added that the combined troops of Sector 2 advanced and cleared Daban Massara and Ali Sherifti villages among other settlements before t...
Commanding Officer, 14 Soldiers Killed In Borno Ambush Attack
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Commanding Officer, 14 Soldiers Killed In Borno Ambush Attack

There were strong indications over the weekend that the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) may have lost a Commanding Officer (CO) and at least 14 of its gallant troops during an ambush attack by suspected terrorist elements within the Gudumbali general area of Borno State. Investigation by New Telegraph revealed that the CO was a Major, who gallantly remained a ‘reference point’. It was gathered that the terrorists, who were said to be of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) extraction, suffered worse casualty, with scores reportedly taken out. Military sources, who spoke in confidence with this newspaper, said the development formed part of the briefings the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, alongside other Service Chiefs, received during an operation...
Soldiers Arrest 5 Fulani Suspects With Vehicle Load Of Rifles In Abuja
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Soldiers Arrest 5 Fulani Suspects With Vehicle Load Of Rifles In Abuja

Troops of the Nigerian Army have arrested five suspected Fulani armed robbers in the Kuje area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with two vehicles containing locally made guns. SaharaReporters learnt that the Fulani suspects were nabbed by troops of 176 Battalion, Gwagwalada, during a stop and search operation at the entrance of Kuje Area council on Thursday. It was gathered that the men were arrested inside two Golf cars with the weapons, after credible intelligence was given to the troops on duty. A source said the suspects were still undergoing interrogation after which they would be handed over to the police for prosecution. “The Fulani men were rounded up by troops of 176 Battalion during the routine stop-and-search in the Kuje area. They hid several locally mad...
Bandits Attack Military Outpost In Marina, Katsina, Many Soldiers Feared Killed
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Bandits Attack Military Outpost In Marina, Katsina, Many Soldiers Feared Killed

An unspecified number of soldiers were feared killed as gunmen laid ambush and launched an attack Thursday afternoon on a military outpost in Marina, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State. The attack was carried out around 1pm on Thursday, according to eyewitness’ account. It was not clear the casualties suffered on either side, but some soldiers were feared killed. The soldiers were said to be returning from a military operation from nearby forests when they were ambushed. A resident of the area, who spoke under condition of anonymity, said: “Unknown to the soldiers, the bandits had laid ambush in their outpost. The bandits opened fire immediately the soldiers returned to the posts”. “It is unfortunate because the soldiers were just returning from another operat...
Army Declares 101 Soldiers Wanted, Freezes Bank Accounts
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Army Declares 101 Soldiers Wanted, Freezes Bank Accounts

At least three majors, three captains and six lieutenants were among those declared wanted for fleeing the insurgents last month in Borno. The Nigerian Army has ordered the immediate arrest of officers accused of deserting their posts during the Boko Haram on New Marte and Dikwa towns of Maidiguri. Military documents obtained by Peoples Gazette carried a list of 101 names, ranks and bank details of errant soldiers. Theatre Command Headquarters of “Operation Lafiya Dole” in Maiduguri requested that the Defence Headquarters freeze the listed accounts and apprehend the alleged deserters if found. “You are requested to declare the named officers and soldiers deserters WEF 19 Feb 21,” the document said. A spokesman for the Nigerian Army did not immediately return a request seek...
386 Soldiers Resigned From the Nigerian Army in one year – House of Representatives
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386 Soldiers Resigned From the Nigerian Army in one year – House of Representatives

About 386 soldiers voluntarily disengaged from the army due to medical and other reasons in the second quarter of 2020 as confirmed by the House of Representatives Committee on Army. Abdulrazaq Namdas, Chairman of the committee revealed this while presenting a report to the house yesterday March 2. Namdazs said 356 soldiers left the army after losing interest, 24 left to take up traditional titles; while six were discharged on medical grounds. He also revealed that records also indicated that 6,752 soldiers were discharged from the service in the last five years; while 25,655 soldiers had got enlisted within the same period. The Chairman of the house  committee added that documents show that all the voluntarily discharged soldiers were Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO), ranging ...
DSS, Police, Soldiers Attempt To Arrest Sunday Igboho — FFK
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DSS, Police, Soldiers Attempt To Arrest Sunday Igboho — FFK

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode says there was an attempt by security forces to arrest activist Sunday Adeyemo alias Sunday Igboho on Friday. “I just spoke to my brother Sunday Igboho. He told me there was a violent attempt to arrest him this afternoon by a joint team of soldiers, DSS operatives & policemen numbering about 40 on the Ibadan/Lagos Expressway whilst he was on his way to see Baba Ayo Adebanjo in Lagos,” he tweeted. Mr Fani-Kayode condemned the alleged attempt to arrest the activist. “I condemn this attempt to ambush& abduct him. It is not only reckless but also very dangerous. If the security agencies want to see him all they need to do is to invite him to their office. I am not aware of any crime that he has committed & I urge restraint on all...
20 IPOB Members Arrested In Orlu Over Attacks On Soldiers
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20 IPOB Members Arrested In Orlu Over Attacks On Soldiers

Nigerian security operatives in an operation involving the Army, Air force and the Police in Orlu community of Imo State have arrested 20 members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, according to PRNigeria. According to the website, the arrest of members of the secessionist group followed recent attacks on soldiers and civilians in Orlu town. IPOB members who were using Orlu as their base had reportedly ambushed and killed our soldiers who were on the escort of the Director Civil Affairs, Brigadier General HE Nzan and his team on inspection of the Civil-Military Project at a nearby Nkwerre community, PR Nigeria reported quoting an unnamed intelligence source. The IPOB militias also allegedly took away weapons and a vehicle belonging to the troops. “Since the...
ISWAP Suicide Bomber Kills Soldiers In Yobe
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ISWAP Suicide Bomber Kills Soldiers In Yobe

Many Nigerian soldiers were on Monday killed when a Boko Haram terrorist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into them during a clash in Yobe State, a military source said. The bomber, believed to be a member of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction of the group, targeted the military convoy in Goniri, a border community between Yobe and Borno states. SaharaReporters gathered that the insurgents also engaged the Nigerian troops in a shootout. “There was an SVBIED (Suicide Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device) attack at Goniri yesterday, so many soldiers were killed and injured. The number of casualties is currently unknown,” a military source said. On Sunday, the group killed five Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno State. SaharaReporters gath...
Stop Tagging Soldiers As Muslims, Christians – Shehu Sani Replies Gumi
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Stop Tagging Soldiers As Muslims, Christians – Shehu Sani Replies Gumi

Former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani, has urged Nigerians to stop referring to soldiers as Muslims or Christians. Sen. Sani in a Twitter post warned that such would lead to the sowing of religious seeds in the minds of the troop. It would be recalled that controversial cleric, Sheik Gumi recently made some religious divisive statements on the Nigerian Army. “What I want you people to understand is, soldiers that are involved in most of the criminalities are not Muslims. You know, soldiers have Muslims and none-Muslims. The non-Muslims are the ones causing confusion just to ignite crisis,” Gumi said. Sani in his post condemned the act of referencing soldiers with their faith. Referencing our soldiers as Muslims or Christians is a condemnable ...
Outrage As Police Detain Six Protesters In Lagos
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Outrage As Police Detain Six Protesters In Lagos

Condemnations have trailed the detention of six protesters who held a procession to mark the 120th day that soldiers fired live ammunition at #EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate. During the shooting, some protesters reportedly died while others secured varying degrees of injuries. The PUNCH gathered that those arrested on Saturday are Victoria Oniru, Tokunbo, Tunde Abass, Leon, Omolara Alagbala, and Adekunle. It was learnt that the protesters had converged on Victoria Island when police officers from Maroko Police Station arrested them. It was also learnt that the protesters were later transferred to Adeniji Adele Police Station before being detained at Panti. In a statement, Eti-Osa Bar Forum Legal Aid Clinic and Situation Room for #OccupyLekki demanded the immediate ...
Boko Haram Allegedly Hoist Flags in Some Parts of Borno
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Boko Haram Allegedly Hoist Flags in Some Parts of Borno

Some suspected members of Boko Haram have reportedly hoisted their flag in parts of Marte local government in Borno State. Military sources told Channels Television that the insurgents attacked the local government within the week and neighbouring Dikwa local government on Friday February 19. They were however repelled in Dikwa by a combined effort of the air component and ground forces of Operation Lafiya Dole in a battle that lasted hours. It was gathered that the attack dislodged many residents of Dikwa who fled into bushes to take refuge. The insurgents also laid an ambush for the reinforcements deployed from the theatre command headquarters located in Maiduguri. While the casualty figure for the attack is still unknown, it is however coming barely two months after the ...
Why I Invited Soldiers To Orlu – Uzodimma
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Why I Invited Soldiers To Orlu – Uzodimma

Following the ongoing military action in some parts of Orlu Senatorial District of Imo State, the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has insisted that his administration would not yield to pressure from those calling for withdrawal of soldiers from the crisis-ridden area. The governor stated that he invited soldiers in Orlu to restore calm in the area after members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), killed several policemen and innocent citizens in the area. Uzodimma, who gave the explanation through the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Cyprain Akaolisa, at a press briefing in Owerri, said the narrative that innocent people were being killed by the military was intended to shift attention from the despicable activities of IPOB in Or...
Singer, Ric Hassani Says he Was Robbed at Gunpoint by Men Posing as Soldiers
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Singer, Ric Hassani Says he Was Robbed at Gunpoint by Men Posing as Soldiers

Ric Hassani has disclosed that he was robbed at gunpoint by men posing as Nigerian soldiers. The singer took to Twitter to narrate the "terrible" experience. He tweeted: "I really didn’t want to have to say anything. I handled yesterday like nothing happened. I like to see these things as beneath me to be honest, Thieves are not meant to move me. I would buy another phone and move but you, you still would keep having to steal to survive. Terrible."
Youth Rep, Rinu Oduala Pulls Out Of #EndSARS Panel In Lagos
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Youth Rep, Rinu Oduala Pulls Out Of #EndSARS Panel In Lagos

Rinu Oduala, a youth representative on the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki toll gate last October has stepped down from the panel. She made the disclosure on Friday in a piece, ‘Let’s stay the course of justice, partial wins are not enough’. The activist, who faulted the planned reopening of the Lekki toll gate, maintained that justice has not been served to victims of the Lekki shootings of October 20, 2020. The PUNCH had reported that the panel, last Saturday, decided to hand over the tollgate back to its operators, Lekki Concession Company, after forensic experts submitted their report on the October 20, 2020 incident. Four members of the panel including Oduala faulted the decision of the panel...
#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Heavy Police Presence at Lekki Toll Gate
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#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Heavy Police Presence at Lekki Toll Gate

There's currently a heavy police presence at Lekki toll gate, which is the venue of the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest holding tomorrow February 13. While some #EndSARS protesters have insisted on going ahead with the protest to show their disapproval with reopening of Lekki toll gate where some peaceful protesters were allegedly shot by soldiers on October 20, 2020, the police and FG have vowed not to allow such protest. Videos and photos shared online showed there's now a heavy police presence at the venue of the scheduled protest.
Boko Haram attacks Geidam in Yobe
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Boko Haram attacks Geidam in Yobe

Report reaching DAILY POST indicates that Boko Haram elements are currently attacking residents of Geiram Local Government Area of Yobe State in the northeast Nigeria. A staff of one of the NGOs operating in Geidam, told our correspondent that the terrorists are currently attacking Gaidam town with heavy exchange of gunfire with troops. “We are at home but the sound of gunfire and heavy weapons are flying as if it would take off the rooftops on buildings,” he said. Gaidam is about 182km from Damaturu, the Yobe state capital. According to previous reports, Geidam has been attacked four times this year by Boko Haram insurgents. The attack today is coming few hours after the Chief of Army staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru visited troops formation in Ngamdu, promising that N...
Governor Sanwo-Olu is yet to turn in the camcorder Fashola found at Lekki tollgate to #EndSARS panel – Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa
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Governor Sanwo-Olu is yet to turn in the camcorder Fashola found at Lekki tollgate to #EndSARS panel – Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa

Senior Advocate of Nigeria and the representative of civil society on the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has disclosed that the camera found by Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola at Lekki tollgate is yet to be handed over to the panel by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The member of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at Lekki Tollgate, disclosed this in a dissenting opinion he delivered on an application by Lekki Concession Company to take over toll plazas one and two for insurance claims and to maintain security threat. Adegboruwa who kicked against reopening of Lekki tollgate, revealed that the Lagos State Government and the Chief Pathologist of the state are also yet to appear ...
Suspected ritual killer arrested in Rivers community while ‘attempting to sacrifice 9-year-old girl’
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Suspected ritual killer arrested in Rivers community while ‘attempting to sacrifice 9-year-old girl’

A suspected ritualist has been arrested after he allegedly attempted to sacrifice a 9-year-old girl in Ibaa community, Emuoha Local Government  Area of Rivers State.   It was gathered that the suspect identified simply as Achor, was caught after the girl’s parents had raised the alarm over her sudden disappearance and soldiers in the community embarked on a search.   According to a source in the community, the child was sent to dispose refuse in a nearby bush when the suspect dragged her into an abandoned compound where he had kept a coffin.   He tied the girl with white cloths, applied white clay on her body and was in the process of performing the ritual when the soldiers swooped in and arrested him.   Spokesperson of the State Police Command, ...
One Dead, Seven Injured as Suspected Smugglers and Customs Clash in Ogun State
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One Dead, Seven Injured as Suspected Smugglers and Customs Clash in Ogun State

One person was killed while seven others sustained injuries when men of the Nigerian Customs Service clashed with suspected smugglers along Sagamu Interchange/Abeokuta expressway in Ogun State. Three Customs operatives, a military officer and three smugglers were seriously injured while a man said to be a rice trader was killed during the clash which occurred on Tuesday morning. It was gathered that the suspected smugglers who were conveying imported rice to Samagu from Abeokuta ran into Customs operatives from the Federal Operations Unit Ikeja, who intercepted the goods. There was said to be resistance from some hoodlums allegedly working with the suspected smugglers, leading to a crossfire with soldiers who were called for reinforcement . An eyewitness who spoke to the ...
Army Refuses To Release Bodies Of Soldiers Killed By Boko Haram To Families – SR
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Army Refuses To Release Bodies Of Soldiers Killed By Boko Haram To Families – SR

Baring any last-minute change, the Nigerian Army will on Tuesday give soldiers recently killed on the front in the fight against insurgency a ‘secret and undignified burial’, multiple military sources told SaharaReporters. In the last one month, Boko Haram terrorists have targeted soldiers, waiting in ambush for them. About three soldiers were killed on Friday when the insurgents engaged the military in a four-hour battle to take control of Dikwa town in Borno State. The attack happened few hours after Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai handed over to Major General Ibrahim Attahiru as the Chief of Army Staff. The gun battle, which started around 6:00pm and lasted till around 10:00pm, claimed many casualties, including soldiers. On January 22, 2021, the group ambushed and f...
Troops Arrest Suspected Kidnappers of Taraba Youths
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Troops Arrest Suspected Kidnappers of Taraba Youths

The Benue State Government said that 17 suspected criminals who kidnapped Taraba youths have been arrested. It will be recalled that 23 Takum youths were abducted along Wukari – Takum road in Taraba state last Wednesday. 19 were rescued by a combined team of soldiers and police from Benue and Taraba. Col. Paul Hemba, the Special Adviser to Governor Ortom on Security, who confirmed the latest development to journalists on Monday, February 1, said that those who abducted the youths were loyalists of the late terrorist, Terwase Akwaza aka Gana. Hemba said that the aim of the criminal elements was to trigger inter-communal crisis between the Tiv and Jukun tribes. The security adviser said that all the kidnap victims are all Jukuns from Taraba, adding that the youths were kept a...
Soldiers Dancing Over Removal Of Buratai As Chief Of Army Staff (Video)
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Soldiers Dancing Over Removal Of Buratai As Chief Of Army Staff (Video)

Nigerian soldiers on Tuesday, were seen jubilating over the removal of Tukur Buratai as the Chief of Army Staff in Maiduguri. As shared by Omoyele Sowore on Twitter. See soldiers rejoicing over the removal of Tukur Buratai as the Chief of Army staff of @HQNigerianArmy imagine what’s #Nigerians will do when his incompetent boss @MBuhari is also retired permanently from #Nigeria’s political space. imagine it! #RevolutionNow https://youtu.be/V6VE4qbNBjM
IPOB defends Eastern Security Network’s clash with soldiers in Orlu
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IPOB defends Eastern Security Network’s clash with soldiers in Orlu

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has defended the clash between its security outfit, the Eastern Security Network (ESN) and the miitary on Monday January 25 in Orlu, Imo state.   IPOB’s spokesman Emma Powerful in a statement released on Tuesday January 26, accused Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state of working with the Army to attack and flush out ESN officers from the bushes where they are operating from.   While the Nigerian Army said only one person died in the crossfire that ensued, IPOB insisted that five people were killed and several others were injured in the skirmish between ESN and soldiers drawn from the 34 Artillery Brigade in Obinze.   “ESN personnel are in the bush and forest chasing…terrorists and herdsmen who are over there terrorising o...
Orlu: Governor Uzodinma Declares Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew In 9 LGAs In Imo State
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Orlu: Governor Uzodinma Declares Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew In 9 LGAs In Imo State

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has imposed a Dusk-to-dawn Curfew in 9 Local Government Areas of the State following clashes between the Eastern Security Network and a combined team of the Nigerian Police and Soldiers in Orlu, Imo State. Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in 9 local government areas in Orlu Zone to check rising insecurity in the area, the LGs' are Orlu, Oru East, Isu, Nwangele, Njiaba, Ideato North, Ideato South, Nkwere and Orsu
Heavy Gunfire In Orlu, Imo As Soldiers And ESN Clash (Disturbing Photos)
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Heavy Gunfire In Orlu, Imo As Soldiers And ESN Clash (Disturbing Photos)

Heavy Shootout between the security operatives and some unknown Gunmen who invaded Orlu city in about 4 convoy , police station and some market have been set ablaze . EYE WITNESS REPORT There is confusion every where in Orlu LGA of Imo State, all markets deserted, I have been to International market, old market, Afo Ogidi, and Ogboshishi markets to see things for myself. The Nigerian army lost two of their officers to the ESN and have block the new Orlu Owerri road after harvesters hotel. Nobody know what will happen in the next minute. Stray bullet from the ESN made security personnel of Mawatec LTD desert their office. A vandalized Hilux van belonging to the police is seen by the road side in Ogboshishi market. As I write, there are gun shots been heard. Nigeria in gradually sl...
No More Herdsmen – Sunday Igboho Faces Soldiers, Policemen
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No More Herdsmen – Sunday Igboho Faces Soldiers, Policemen

Sunday Igboho has reiterated his position that Fulani herdsmen must leave Oyo State. The Yoruba activist made the declaration to a team of soldiers and policemen. In a video obtained on Saturday, Igboho told the security agents he would not back down on his demand. “I don’t want any herdsman in the whole land. C’est fini! (it is finished)”, he asserted. Igboho might be arrested anytime soon, going by orders given to the police by the federal and Oyo governments. On January 15, he ordered Fulanis in Igangan, a community in Ibarapa North Local Government Area, to leave the State. Igboho blamed them for the spate of murders and abductions in recent months. He stormed the area again on Friday. His comments and actions have generated diverse reactions across the country...
Boko Haram allegedly kills nine soldiers in Nasarawa
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Boko Haram allegedly kills nine soldiers in Nasarawa

Nine soldiers have reportedly been killed by Boko Haram insurgents during a rescue operation in a forest along Mararaba-Udege road in Nasarawa state linking Otukpo Oweto in Benue state.   The Nation reported that the slain soldiers who were led to the forest by an officer Felix Kura, an indigene of Benue state, were Iliya Kefas, Bati Yakubu and other young officers whose names cannot be identified immediately.   It was learnt that the soldiers from 177 Guards Battalion, Shitu Barracks in Keffi, Nasarawa state were on a mission to dislodge the Boko Haram terrorists from the forest who kidnapped many indigenes of the state and held them in captive.   They killed five Boko Haram terrorists before they were overpowered by the terrorists whose weapons were more ...
Soldiers Escort Herdsmen To Ogun Villages, Flog Residents For Rejecting Herders
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Soldiers Escort Herdsmen To Ogun Villages, Flog Residents For Rejecting Herders

Not a few residents of Ketu-speaking villages in Yewa North Local Government Area, Ogun State were brutalised by soldiers who escorted herdsmen to graze in the communities, prompting residents and monarchs to cry out to the military and state government for help, KUNLE AKINRINADE reports. Seye Mulero panted like a rat that had just escaped the claws of a ravenous cat. He could hardly acknowledge the sympathy offered by the kinsmen that surrounded him, urging him to take heart and seek medical treatment in hospital as he pulled up his shirt to show his badly hurt body at Ubeku village in Yewa North Local Government Area, Ogun State. “Sorry,” said some of the women repeatedly in Yoruba as Mulero pulled up his shirt to show the wounds from the flogging on his muscular body, urging him...
127 Soldiers Resign From Nigerian Army
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127 Soldiers Resign From Nigerian Army

A total 127 soldiers are exiting the Nigerian Army despite the worsening security challenges the military is currently combating in some parts of the country. The soldiers, drawn from various formations of the army across the country, are all of the junior cadres who are mostly at the forefront in the field. The military personnel, comprising one Master Warrant Officer, three Warrant Officers, 22 Staff Sergeants, 29 Sergeants, 64 Corporals, seven Lance Corporals and one Private, will disengage in May, according to a memo seen by PREMIUM TIMES. The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, a lieutenant general, has since approved their formal disengagement. The list of the exiting soldiers did not distinguish between those embarking on voluntary retirement and those leaving the ar...
Soldiers Destroy Boko Haram’s Gun Trucks
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Soldiers Destroy Boko Haram’s Gun Trucks

Troops of Operation Tura Takaibango in conjunction with the Air Task Force Operation Lafiya Dole have effectively destroyed 7 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists' gun trucks and decimated several unconfirmed number of the terrorists when they attempted to attack their location at the outskirts of Marte in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State. The gallant troops, based on reliable information about the attack, had positioned themselves in an ambush site where they tactically withdrew to, and awaited the arrival of the terrorists before they opened fire which led to fierce battle that resulted in the successes recorded as indicated above. The troops are still engaged in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists for further exploitation. The Army tricked them into an "empty b...
Boko Haram: Nigerian Army To Deploy New Recruits To Sambisa Forest
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Boko Haram: Nigerian Army To Deploy New Recruits To Sambisa Forest

Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, has told new recruits that all of them will go to Sambisa forest, a stronghold of the Boko Haram terrorist sect in Borno State at the end of their training. He also informed the new recruits that there was no room for laziness and indiscipline in the Army, adding that they must make up their minds to serve Nigeria as soldiers. Buratai disclosed this during the final screening of 80 regular recruits held at Falgore forest in Tudun Wads Local Government Area of Kano State. “You must make up your mind that you’re ready to serve your country as a soldier and you should be ready,” Buratai said. “All of you will go to Sambisa at the end of your depot training. If you’re not ready to move to Sambisa and other parts of the country, a...
Soldiers & Bus Drivers Clash In Kwara Over N100, Five Feared Killed
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Soldiers & Bus Drivers Clash In Kwara Over N100, Five Feared Killed

About five persons have been reported killed when the Nigerian Army personnel clashed with bus drivers in Ilesha-Baruba motor park in the Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State. The cause of the misunderstanding was said to be over an alleged N100 bribe which the soldiers, which mounted a roadblock in the area, demanded from the bus drivers. It was learnt that the crisis started on Friday after a bus driver on Ilesha-Sinawu Road refused to part with N100 for the soldiers, and an argument ensued. SaharaReporters learnt that in the course of the argument, the soldiers slapped him and he angrily left, came back and mobilised his other colleagues from the motor park. After that, the soldiers opened fire on the drivers and five persons were feared dead, while several other...
Ghanaian Parliamentarians Exchange Blows Over who Takes the Majority side
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Ghanaian Parliamentarians Exchange Blows Over who Takes the Majority side

A chaotic scene was recorded at the Ghanaian parliament yesterday December 6, following the dissolution of the 7th parliament. In a footage which has gone viral on social media, it was gathered that the fight was between NPP and NDC members and centered on who takes the majority side in the parliament and who also produces the next Speaker of Parliament. It was however gathered that while NPP has the majority in parliament with 137 seats, the NDC has 136 seats. Soldiers were eventually sent in to restore order in the parliament.
Soldiers Arrest Grace Abdu, VOA Journalist For Interviewing Resident Of Oyigbo
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Soldiers Arrest Grace Abdu, VOA Journalist For Interviewing Resident Of Oyigbo

Grace Abdu, a journalist with Voice Of America, was on Saturday assaulted and arrested by Nigerian soldiers for ‘interviewing residents of Oyigbo in Rivers State’. We gathered that Abdu was illegally detained by the soldiers for several hours. “She went there around 11, so around 12pm, the soldiers saw her and arrested her. They also seized her equipment. She was kept at the Army Post in Oyigbo for several hours before they released her this evening,” a source told SaharaReporters. Recall that army operatives were deployed to Oyigbo amid the violence that broke out in the town after some alleged Biafran agitators clashed with security agents. The soldiers have, however, been accused of extra-judicial killings and abuse of human rights. The security agents are allegedly m...
Soldiers Flogged Me For Not Greeting Them In Lagos – Lady
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Soldiers Flogged Me For Not Greeting Them In Lagos – Lady

A Nigerian lady, Olaide Oluwo is demanding justice after she was allegedly assaulted by Nigerian Army personnel in Sangotedo, Lagos on Wednesday, November 25. According to a video shared online, Olaide said she was assaulted by the military personnel because she did not greet them ''This happened to me around 5pm. I did nothing to these people ..I didn’t even look at them until one of them flogged me ! I was walking and this guy insulted me ran after me and then flogged me with koboko! When people confronted them they said it’s cuz I didn’t greet them'' Watch The Video Below: https://youtu.be/1_sZq5KCTn8

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