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NAF: We’ve trained over 500 special forces personnel in 6 months

The Nigerian Air Force has said it trained over 500 personnel of its special forces in asymmetric warfare in the past six months.

Boko Haram: Give me Abubakar Shekau dead or alive – Genetal Buratai tells troops

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Tukur Buratai, has again charged troops to capture the factional leader of the Boko Haram terrorists group, Abubakar Shekau, alive or dead.

Expect new equipment – General Buratai tells troops

The Chief of the Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai, has assured troops fighting to clear the Sambisa forest of insurgents that very soon additional equipment will be sent to them to boost their campaign against Boko Haram.

Clearance of Sambisa a major milestone of insurgency war – General Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai has said that troops’s clearance of Sambisa forest is considered a major milestone in the war against insurgency operations in the Northeast.

Army chief Tukur Buratai charges troops to get Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau dead...

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has again charged troops to capture Abubakar Shekau, the factional leader of the Boko Haram terrorists group, alive or dead.

Nigerian Army launches ‘Operation Cat Race’ to tackle herdsmen crisis

The Nigerian Army has said it would begin a special exercise tagged: ”Operation Cat Race”, which in Tiv language means “Ayem Akpatuma’’ to tackle the recurring herdsmen/farmers clashes and criminal activities in the states.

Military operations begin in Benue, Taraba, others

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday announced the planned commencement of its special operation to clampdown on those perpetrating killings and other violent crimes in Benue State and environs to restore peace in the areas.

Boko Haram has been defeated – General Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Sunday restated a widely held stance by federal officials that the Boko Haram insurgents have been defeated.

Boko Haram recruiting unemployed youths, illiterates – General Buratai

Lt. Gen. Yusuf Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), on Sunday decried Boko Haram insurgents recruitment of the teeming unemployed youths that lack morality and are illiterates in their fight.

We’ll expose Boko Haram collaborators – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army on Saturday vowed to expose those he described as political collaborators of Boko Haram terrorists, just as it denied an online publication that the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai was ambushed and wounded by Boko Haram.

Operation Python Dance, forceful military occupation of Igbo land – ADF

The group reminded the army that the duty of the military is to protect the country from external aggression, pointing out that the maintenance of internal security falls on the jurisdiction of the Nigerian Police and not the army.


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