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Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Sokot governor blames manpower challenge for increased banditry

Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has identified inadequate manpower and lack of regional cooperation as some of the factors militating against the ability of Nigeria and her neighbours to successfully wage the war against terrorism and other forms of insurgency.
The General Officer Commanding(GOC), 8 Division, Sokoto, Major General Hakeem Otiki, has been placed under house arrest, Daily Sun has gathered.

Missing N400 million: Army court martial set to deliver judgement on General Otiki

The General Court Martial set up by the Nigerian army to try one of its officers Major-General Hakeem Otiki, is set to deliver judgement.
The Nigerian Army under Operation Sharan Daji has confirmed the killing of four bandits in Zamfara.

Nigerian army intensifies onslaught against bandits, kidnappers

Nigerian Army says it has recently stepped up anti-banditry operations in the North Central and western parts of the country, to protect lives and properties.
The Nigerian Army on Tuesday clarified that its Armoured Fighting vehicle which caught fire and exploded in Damaturu on Monday, thereby causing panic and led to residents scampering for their lives was a result of electrical failure.

Troops kill 7 Boko Haram terrorists, 9 bandits in North East, North West

Troops of Nigerian Army fighting to rid the North East of Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists as well as the North West and Central to rout armed bandits have neutralized 7 terrorists and 9 bandits after several confrontations.
The General Officer Commanding(GOC), 8 Division, Sokoto, Major General Hakeem Otiki, has been placed under house arrest, Daily Sun has gathered.

Nigerian Army, General Otiki lay claim to forfeited N136m

She added that the 7th interested party as well as partly the personal funds of the 2nd interested party (Maj.-Gen. Otiki) given to the said Aliyu Ado for the purpose of carrying out the main business of the 1st interested party.
Troops of 26 Brigade Garrison on patrol and escort duties of civilian merchants and commuters along Wala village and adjoining communities in Borno on Saturday had a fierce encounter with desperate and hungry Boko Haram terrorists’, who had laid an ambush, ready to pounce on food and other essentials.

Official: Soldiers kill 13 bandits in Zamfara, Kebbi

No fewer than 13 armed bandits have been killed by the military under Operation Hadarin Daji in several villages in the war theatre area covering the three states of Zamfara, Katsina and Kebbi.
The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have again successfully dislodged Boka Haram-Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Malam Fatori in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno.

Troops intercept 4,630 rounds of ammunition in Zamfara, neutralize 13 bandits

Troops of Operation Hadari Daji (OPHD) has recorded another significant success as part of its continuing operations against armed banditry and all other forms of criminality in Zamfara state.
The General Officer Commanding(GOC), 8 Division, Sokoto, Major General Hakeem Otiki, has been placed under house arrest, Daily Sun has gathered.

Court orders interim forfeiture of $376,120 traced to General Hakeem Otiki

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, ordered the interim forfeiture of the sum of $376, 120 allegedly seized from Major General Hakeem Otiki, to the Federal Government.
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Bandits free kidnapped Customs officers in Katsina

Armed bandits operating in parts of Katsina State have released two Customs officers they abducted at Jibia last Wednesday.
The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have again successfully dislodged Boka Haram-Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Malam Fatori in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno.

Troops capture more terrorists, rescues over 165 women, children

The Nigerian Army says its troops have neutralised and captured more Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa’s Province (ISWAP) terrorists and rescued 165 women and children from their captivity in Borno State.
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Katsina governor, army urge bandits to hand over weapons

Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari and the Army yesterday called on leaders of repentant bandits and their followers to hand over their weapons to the government.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army releases promotion of Major-Generals, Brigadier Generals

The Nigerian Army has announced the promotion of senior officers to the ranks of Major-Generals and Brigadier-Generals in its latest promotion exercise.

Governor Tambuwal: Why Sokoto is negotiating with bandits

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal says that negotiations between the state government and criminal bandits are aimed at addressing the very crimes and banditary that have engulfed the northern state.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Stolen N400 million: Nigerian Army begins trial of former GOC in Abuja

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday began the trial of the former General Officer Commanding, 8 Division, Sokoto State, Maj Gen Hakeem Otiki, over the alleged diversion of the sum of N400 million by some soldiers in the division.
The General Officer Commanding(GOC), 8 Division, Sokoto, Major General Hakeem Otiki, has been placed under house arrest, Daily Sun has gathered.

Stolen N400 million: Nigerian Army sends General Hakeem Otiki on course

The former General Officer Commanding of the 8 Division, Sokoto State, Maj. Gen. Hakeem Otiki, under whom five soldiers allegedly escaped with about N400m, is undergoing a course at the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Badagry, Lagos State.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Stolen cash: We’ll make probe outcome public – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, on Tuesday, said the outcome of the ongoing investigations, of the former General Officer Commanding, 8 Division, Maj. Gen Hakeem Otiki, over alleged diversion of over N400m by five runaway soldiers in the division would be made public.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army probes stolen N400 million by five soldiers

Lieutenant Audu Arihu, spokesman for the 8 Division Nigerian Army in Sokoto, has confirmed the theft of N400 million, not billions, by some lower ranked soldiers in July.
The General Officer Commanding(GOC), 8 Division, Sokoto, Major General Hakeem Otiki, has been placed under house arrest, Daily Sun has gathered.

Nigerian army general placed on house arrest over N400 million theft by escort soldiers

The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 8 Division, Sokoto, Major General Hakeem Otiki, has been placed under house arrest, according to a report.

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