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EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Human Rights Watch warns Nigeria over Shiite Muslim crackdown

Nigeria on Wednesday faced calls to prosecute soldiers for using excessive force against Shiite Muslim protesters, exactly three years after a military crackdown killed more than 300.

Tukur Buratai laments sustained Boko Haram attacks in North East

Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), on Monday, lamented that the Boko Haram terrorists group had sustained its criminal activities in the North East, thereby bringing untold hardship, pains and fears upon the citizens, in spite of troops’ sustained operations to promote and protect human rights in the area.
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Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has sent his condolence to the family of Salihu Ibrahim, who was the nation’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) from 1990 to 1993.

11 soldiers face court marshal in Enugu

Major-General Emmanuel Kabuk, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 82 Division Nigerian Army, Enugu, has inaugurated an eight-man member General Court Marshal meant to instill discipline in the Division.

NSF: Tukur Buratai, Godwin Obaseki attend opening ceremony in Abuja

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, as well as the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, were among the dignitaries who graced the opening ceremony of the 19th National Sports Festival on Thursday at the National Stadium Abuja.

Tukur Buratai: Newly promoted officers to move to North East

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai on Thursday, hinted that some of the newly promoted senior officers will be moved to the North East to strengthen the ongoing counter terrorism operations.

Nigerian Army sends reinforcement to Borno town over reported impending terrorist attack

The Nigerian Army has mobilised a reinforcement of troops to fortify Jakana, a town in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.
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Boko Haram: Federal government orders air force chief to join Tukur Buratai in north-east

The federal government has directed Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, to join Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff in the north-east to coordinate the Nigerian air force operations.
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Deji Adeyanju arraigned again, remanded in prison

The Wuse Zone 2 Chief Magistrate’s Court in Abuja on Tuesday remanded Deji Adeyanju in prison, moments after the political activist was arraigned on a petition filed by Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai.
Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, has directed Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff, to remain in the north-east until the security situation in the region improves.

Mansur Dan-Ali asks Tukur Buratai to remain in North-east till security improves

Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, has directed Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff, to remain in the north-east until the security situation in the region improves.

Boko Haram: Northern elders disagree with Afenifere over service chiefs’ tenure

The leadership and members of the Northern Elders, Professionals and Stakeholders’ Forum [NEPSF] have faulted the recent call for the sack of service chiefs by the pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere.

Tukur Buratai urges troops to flush out remnants of Boko Haram terrorists

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General T.Y. Buratai, says troops of the Nigerian Army deployed in the northeast have what it takes to flush out the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they are hibernating.

Tukur Buratai: Fake news threatens national security, operations

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says fake news not only poses threat to national security but makes the ongoing counter terrorism operation in the North East more difficult.
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Yemi Osinbajo, Yakubu Gowon urge Nigerians to be prayerful

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, and a former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, on Sunday in Abuja thanked God for his goodness to Nigeria and also prayed for a more prosperous nation.

Nigerian Army: $1 billion approved to fight insurgency hasn’t been released

The Nigerian army says it is yet to get $1 billion approved to fight insurgency and other security challenges in the country.

Boko Haram: Tukur Buratai charges troops to dominate everywhere, deny terrorists freedom

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General TY Buratai has told troops of the Nigerian Army deployed to the North-East that they have what it takes to flush out remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they are hibernating.
At least 30 Nigerian soldiers have been killed in a gun battle with Boko Haram fighters who overran a military base in the country's northeast, according to military sources.

Nigerian troops dislodge Boko Haram from hideout

The Nigerian Army said its troops have dislodged Boko Haram insurgents from their hideout in Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area of Borno.

Tukur Buratai orders investigation into alleged discovery of militia camp in Rivers

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has ordered a thorough investigation into the discovery of militia camp in Rivers State by troops of 6 Division Nigerian Army, on November 26, 2018.

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