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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, has just arrived Maiduguri hours after Boko Haram attacked two Borno towns.
Dikwa is about 86km Northeast of Maiduguri, the state capital. Security sources informed newsmen that a large group of gunmen believed to be members of ISWAP, a breakaway faction of Boko Haram, invaded the community, armed with gun trucks.
The troops of Sector 1 comprising troops of 21 and 26 Brigades supported by Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) cleared many villages of terrorists in the axis including Garin Bello, Kwoche, Lawanti, Alfa Bula Hassan and Alfa Cross among others.
The Nigerian Army has dismissed reports of killing of 20 soldiers by Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the North-East Theatre of Operation Lafiya Dole.
Nigerian troops earlier today foiled an attack on Rann, liquidating 19 terrorists and five gun trucks, after a fierce battle with Boko Haram men.
Nigerian troops on Tuesday foiled an attack in Rann, eng 19 terrorists in five gun trucks, after a fierce gun battle with Boko Haram fighters.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), on Thursday denied media reports that terrorists had overrun a military base in Marte Local Government Area (LGA), of Borno between Jan. 15 and Jan. 16.
The Defence Headquarters of the Nigerian military said the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed additional seven gun trucks, and eliminated scores of ISWAP terrorists who attempted to reinforce attack at Marte, in Borno.
Following the ambush by troops of Operation Tura Takaibango against Boko Haram terrorists when they foiled attempted attack on troops’ location at the outskirts of Marte, in Borno State, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai has commended the Nigerian Airforce whose fighter aircraft made the difference during the encounter.
Nigerian troops have eliminated scores of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram terrorists during the invasion of their base at Marte town in Borno State.
Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole on Tuesday eliminated scores of Boko Haram terrorists and destroyed three of the terrorists’ gun trucks in an air raid at Mainok in Borno, Defence Headquarters says.
The Defence Headquarters says the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has eliminated several Boko Haram terrorists in an air attack on the Wamdeo-Chul axis in the Southern part of Borno.
The military neutralised 2,403 suspected criminal elements in various operations across the country between March 18 and Dec. 30, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, has said.
Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole at the weekend battled insurgents who attacked three villages in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State, forcing hundreds of villagers to flee to the mountains.
Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed at least six persons including a policeman and abducted three others when they attacked Garkida in Adamawa state on Thursday.
A statement on Monday by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, said the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole killed scores of the terrorists and destroyed their gun trucks in airstrikes.
The Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation Fire Ball, eliminated nine Boko Haram and Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in two encounters in parts of Borno on Thursday.
The Nigerian Army said its troops of Operation Lafiya Dole on Saturday killed more than 20 Boko Haram terrorists and captured equipment when the terrorists attempted to attack Askira Uba in Borno.
Gallant troops of 28 Task Force Brigade of Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE inflicted heavy casualties on Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) that attempted to attack Askira Uba in Borno State yesterday.
A military court in Abuja on Monday convicted a former Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Olusegun Adeniyi, who once led the country’s onslaught against Boko Haram.
Terrorists operating around Shyadawe/Nagasino villages in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria have suffered a heavy casualty blow following an ambush staged against them by troops of 192 and 202 Battalions of Operation Fire Ball (OPFB).
Former Vice President Namadi Sambo has advocated for a dynamic approach of the Nigerian educational system to produce employees with skills and ability to handle complex jobs and create opportunities for others.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has busted an alleged illegal maize flour production outfit in Potiskum town of Yobe.
Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has condemned the ethnic coloration in which the fight against terrorism and insurgency is taking in Nigeria.
Following the Friday abduction of over 300 school children in Jangebe in Zamfara State, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Saturday warned Nigerians against accepting kidnapping of school children in parts of the north as a way of life.
It was a harvest of tributes for a former Chief of Air Staff, late Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok as his remains were laid to rest in his hometown in Ibesikpo Asutan, Akwa Ibom state on Saturday.
The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Restitution and Inquiry set up to investigate cases of police brutality, especially involving officers of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, has summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammad Adamu.
Police in Ebonyi on Tuesday detained a commercial sex worker on allegations she intended to sell her son for N40,000.
The Ekiti government has acquired and installed a computerised vehicle inspection equipment to identify the level of road worthiness of vehicles in the state.
Facebook Inc on Wednesday pledged to invest at least 1 billion dollars in the news industry over the next three years, days after a high-profile stand-off with the Australian government over paying news outlets for content.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Tuesday, directed the State’s Head of Service, Veronica Onyeke, to immediately commence the implementation of the interim agreement his administration reached with labour leaders on the payment of N30,000 minimum wage to civil servants on grade levels one to six.