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The Nigerian Army says it has rescued more than 1,000 persons held hostage by Boko Haram insurgents in some villages in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
Following various deterrent options put in place by the Federal Government to dissuade Boko Haram terrorists from their course of insurgency; the Nigerian military have spearheaded efforts to finding lasting solution to the menace of the terrorists.
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.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have called on the Nigeria Army to support the campaign against polio in the Northeast to ensure total eradication of the disease.
The Nigerian Army said on Tuesday that troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole operating in Borno State have recovered over 200 cows from Boko Haram members, while three of insurgents were killed during encounter with soldiers.
Troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on Christmas eve, following a report that suspected Boko Haram terrorists carted away over 200 cows at Makandari Village in Kala Balge Local Government Area, mobilized a fighting patrol which pursued the terrorists to Beneri village.
The Commandant of the counter-insurgency operation in the North-East (Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole), Maj. Gen. Rogers Nicholas, has warned that as highly respected soldiers all globally, the troop should no longer allow the “untrained Boko Haram to rubbish them.”
Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, has tasked field commanding officers to demonstrate good leadership qualities to ensure successful completion of the counter-insurgency operation in the northeast.
The Nigerian Army on Saturday said it’s troops destroyed a Boko Haram grain market at Boboshe village in Borno.
The 2 Division of the Nigeria Army said it would begin Annual Inter Brigade Combat Proficiency competition on Monday in Benin.
The French team were not the only winners of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as the curtains were drawn on Sunday in Moscow. Other winners included Luka Modric, the magical midfielder for runners up, Croatia.
Victorious France were set to return to a heroes’ welcome on Monday after winning the World Cup for the second time with a rollercoaster 4-2 victory over Croatia which set off chaotic celebrations at home.
The judge, Justice Muslim Hassan, granted the interim order, following an ex parte application brought before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
A former Minister of Education and chieftain of the Social Democratic Party, Prof Tunde Adeniran, said the SDP lost in the just concluded governorship election in Ekiti State because the party did not buy votes like some other parties.
Frontline Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, presidential aspirant and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has promised to end cries of marginalisation and agitations by some parts of the country, including the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, if he emerges president.
Gabriel Fasoyin, a 64-year-old man, has reportedly killed his grandson, Seun Fasoyin, at Agric Settlement, Ile-Oluji, headquarters of Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo Local Government Area of Ondo state.
The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has dissolved its FCT chapter executive council over alleged corruption.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) crucial market indicators opened for the week on Monday with a marginal growth of 0.06 per cent in a cautious trading.
Workers of MTN in Jigawa State took to their heels on Wednesday as members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) arrived the head office of the communication service providers in Dutse, the state capital.
Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are in Ekiti State to drum up support for Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the party’s flag bearer in Saturday’s governorship election in the state.