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Abia monarchs decry harassment, intimidation of residents by security agents

Traditional rulers and major stakeholders of Ohafia Tuesday cried out over the siege laid to the community by the Nigerian Army and other security agencies, which has paralysed economic and social activities and turned the residents in the community into internally displaced persons (IDPs).
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: Troops not on vengeance mission in Abia

The Nigerian Army’s high command has dispelled speculations that the army was on a revenge mission following the alleged killing of a soldier.
Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, yesterday, said Chikun Gudu and Kerenoa are adjoining villages under Marte Local Government Area of Borno.

Nigerian Army speaks on ‘killing’ of six soldiers, attacks on Abia communities

The Nigerian Army has dismissed reports that troops were on revenge mission in some communities in Abia following the alleged killing of six soldiers in a clash with ESN/IPOB terrorists.
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 reshuffles senior officers in major shakeup

Notable amongst the new appointments was that of C.G. Musa, a major general, who was named the new Theatre Commander of Operation Hadin Kai, the counter insurgency operation in the North-east region.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Nigerian Army, police, others clear Kano forest of bandits

The Nigerian Army (NA) says its troops in collaboration with other security agencies have commenced clearance operation in Falgore forest in Kano State to ensure the return of socio-economic activities to the area.
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: Gunmen killed 78 policemen, 38 soldiers in Imo

Unknown gunmen have killed at least 78 policemen and 38 soldiers in Imo as hoodlums continue to attack security agencies and facilities in the South-East.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Nigerian Army: Troops foil another attack on Imo state police command, neutralize five ‘IPOB...

Troops of Nigerian Army (NA) operating in Owerri the Imo State capital foiled an early morning attack on the Imo State Police Command on Sunday 6 June 2021.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Troops foil another attack on Imo police command, neutralise five assailants

The Nigerian Army (NA) says its troops operating in Owerri, Imo State capital, on Sunday, foiled an early morning attack on the Imo State Police Command, killing six assailants.
Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao

NAF chief: Armed forces committed to end insecurity

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, yesterday declared that the Armed Forces remained committed to ending the crisis of insecurity ravaging the nation.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops kill 50 ‘ISWAP terrorists’ in Borno

Troops of Operation Hadin Kai in conjunction with Air Component were said to have on Wednesday killed over 50 members of the Islamic State West Africa Province.
Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff

CDS: We’ll not relent until enemies of state are brought to their knees

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, said yesterday that the armed forces would not relent in their onslaught against terrorists until the enemies of the Nigerian state were defeated. Irabor said despite the risk of paying the supreme price, the security personnel remained unrelenting in their resolve to keep the peace in Nigeria and deal with the security challenges facing the country.
A coordinated operation by the Nigerian and regional troops eliminated scores of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters in camps within Abadam, Borno State.

Troops nab two terrorist fuel suppliers in Yobe

Troops of Sector 2 Operation HADIN KAI on Saturday raided suspected Boko Haram Terrorists logistics base in Gujba, Yobe State and arrested two fuel suppliers.
The Nigerian Army has said its men from the 6 Division Garrison, Port Harcourt and 29 Battalion, in conjunction with other security agencies, have killed seven members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militant arm of pro-Biafra group, IPOB.

Official: Seven ESN members killed as army invades camp

The Nigerian Army has said its men from the 6 Division Garrison, Port Harcourt and 29 Battalion, in conjunction with other security agencies, have killed seven members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militant arm of pro-Biafra group, IPOB.
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: Troops kill 10 terrorists in Borno

No fewer than 10 suspected Boko Haram members were killed in an attempted attack on the troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops repel Boko Haram attack in Borno

Scores of Boko Haram fighters have been killed by troops of Operation Hadin Kai, while trying to attack Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge Council Area of Borno State, the Nigerian Army has said.
The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.

Nigerian government defends choice of Farouk Yahaya as army chief

The federal government yesterday defended its choice of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), while also revealing plans to immortalise the former COAS, late General Ibrahim Attahiru and others that perished in a plane crash about a week ago in Kaduna State.
The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.

New army chief seeks officers’ support to curb insecurity

The new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has sought the cooperation of senior officers to achieve his mandate of safeguarding the country from security challenges.
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 ‘involvement’ of personnel in murder, extortion in Katsina

The Nigerian Army is to begin investigating the alleged involvement of its personnel in extortion and the gruesome murder of a woman in Yankara village of Katsina State.
Scores of the Boko Haram sect feared dead when the armed group clashed with military troops along Maiduguri- Damaturu highway on Sunday morning.

Troops nab Boko Haram fuel supplier in Yobe

Troops of Operation ”Hadin Kai” in conjunction with local vigilantes, on Tuesday, raided a suspected Boko Haram logistics stockpile in Kurkareta town, Yobe.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, said his vision would rebuild the Nigerian Army into a formidable force that will defeat all adversaries.

Nigerian Army announces funeral arrangement for deceased COAS, others

The funeral proceedings of the late Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Ibrahim Attahiru, and six other senior officers has been slated for Saturday in Abuja.

Nigeria’s military investigates reports of Boko Haram leader’s death

Nigeria’s military is investigating reports that the leader of militant Islamist group Boko Haram may have been killed or seriously injured following clashes with rival jihadists, an army spokesman said on Friday.
Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff

Nigerian Army chief charge PR officers to be proactive, responsive to information management

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, Wednesday, charged army Public Relations officers to be proactive and responsive to information management and practices.

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The Spokesperson for the Senate, Dr. Ajibola Basiru, who gave the assurance on Monday, said the amendments to the acts and other relevant laws should not be misinterpreted as an attempt to gag the freedom of speech and free press in the country.

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Two die, 13 vehicles burnt as tanker explodes in Ogun

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Police death toll from militant attack in Burkina Faso rises to 15

Four police officers who had gone missing after a militant attack in Burkina Faso on Monday have been found dead, raising the police death toll to 15, police sources said on Wednesday.
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The President of the African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA), Amanda Asagba, has called for stronger laws to protect widows’ rights in Nigeria.

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