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Military recovers N17 million fuel from vandals

The Defence Headquarters has revealed about 120,000 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) valued at N17 million illegally siphoned from vandalised Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipelines have so far been recovered.

General Buratai explains role of new army training school in Port Harcourt

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said the newly-created Army Training School in Port Harcourt was established to improve proficiency of troops in the Niger Delta.
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NAOWA donates food items to widows of fallen heroes

The Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association, 81 Division Chapter, Lagos, has donated food items to some widows of Nigerian soldiers who died in the insurgency in the North-East of the country.
Army officers preparing for combat proficiency competition and drills at 9 Brigrade Parade Ground in Ikeja, Lagos. NAN

Nigerian Army test officers’ proficiency in handling of weapons, military drills

Officers of the 81 Division, Nigerian Army, on Monday embarked on proficiency test on how to handle weapons effectively and military drills.

Nigerian Army ends training of troops in Niger Delta

The Nigerian Army concluded its five-day training for non-commissioned officers in the Niger Delta at the weekend, with a vow to continue to uphold the highest level of professionalism in carrying out its constitutional duties.

Nigerian Army redeploys Boko Haram war commanders, other officers

The Nigerian Army has announced a major redeployment of senior officers in Command, Staff and other appointments.

Nigerian Army moves to stop rivalry, scuffles among security agencies

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division of the Nigerian Army (NA), Maj.-Gen. Enobong Udoh wednesday described as embarrassing, incidences of fights between operatives of the police and other security agencies.

Nigerian Army intercepts 300,000 smuggled cartridges

The 35 Artillery Brigade of 81 Division Nigerian Army, Thursday intercepted 300,000 catridges that was being smuggled into Nigeria through Benin Republic border.

Governor Ambode gives self pass mark on security

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said the security of lives and property of residents is the biggest achievement of his administration in the last three years.

Nigerian Army arrests 40 suspects, recovers 400 jerry cans of petrol from vandals

The Nigerian Army said on Thursday that it arrested 40 suspected vandals, cultists and impersonators and recovered over 400 jerry cans filled with petroleum products.

Suspected cultist dies during initiation in Lagos

An unidentified youth has lost his life shortly after being initiated into Eiye confraternity in Eginrin Depression area of Ikorodu, Lagos.

Nigerian Army warns personnel to update their data or be delisted

Personnel of the Nigerian Army who fail to update their data with the Electronic Nigerian Army Pay System (e-NAPS) would be delisted as a member of the force, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has warned.

Suspect: I deserted Nigerian Army over Boko Haram

A Lance Corporal, Emmanuel Anthony, who was dismissed for deserting the Nigerian Army, said on Monday he fled the army because he was afraid to fight the Boko Haram sect.

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army flies wounded soldiers abroad for treatment

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has approved the treatment abroad of wounded soldiers in the northeast counterinsurgency operations against terror group Boko Haram.

Commander: Nigerian Army in need of more medical personnel

The Corp Commander, 68 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Maj.-Gen. Ikechukwu Okeke, on Tuesday in Lagos said that the army needed more medical personnel for effective operational efficiency.

General Buratai: ‘Operation Deep Punch 2’ led to the fall of Sambisa forest

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said this at the 2018 West Africa Social Activities (WASA) programme which ended late on Saturday in Apapa, Lagos.

General Buratai: Nothing like Boko Haram resurgence in North East

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday, restated the army’s commitment to rescuing the 110 Dapchi schoolgirls abducted by insurgents.

German military pledges support for Nigerian Army to combat insurgency

German Armed Forces has pledged their support for the Nigerian Army in the fight against insurgency.

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