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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)

DHQ: Operations to combat terrorism has recorded success

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says ongoing military operations to combat terrorism, banditry and economic sabotage has recorded some successes in the last one week.
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)

Rivers elections: Police, Army resolve conflict

The Nigerian Police Force the Nigerian Army on Friday announced that they have resolved the conflict that ensued between them during the governorship and House of Assembly election in Rivers 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)

DHQ: Military won’t truncate democracy

Following reactions arising from its conduct in the just concluded general elections and militarisation of some parts of the country, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Thursday assured Nigerians that the military would not truncate democracy, saying it is fully subordinated to civil authority.
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)

Elections: DHQ warns politicians against unlawful conduct

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday warned politicians against engaging in unlawful behaviour and urged them to conduct themselves within the ambit of the law in today’s Governorship and State House of Assembly elections. This is...

Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu resumes duty as new Defence spokesman

The new Acting Director of Defence Information, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, on Friday assumed office at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja.
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Nigerian Army gets new spokesman, others

Col. Sagir Musa has been appointed as acting Director, Army Public Relations.

Nigerian Army redeploys senior officers, gets new spokesman, DDI

Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu was moved from Headquarters Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole to Defence Headquarters and appointed Acting Director Defence Information.
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Boko Haram attacks Adamawa villages, kills three

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Soldiers kill four Boko Haram fighters in Borno border town

The military command in Maiduguri, Borno State, has said that four Boko Haram insurgents were, on Saturday, killed by Nigerian troops during a gun battle.

Cattle rustling: Army uncovers plot by insurgents to win public sympathy

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said it had uncovered plot by Boko Haram insurgents to win public sympathy through the unconditional release of rustled cattle to the owners.
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Military call on traditional rulers to assist in war against Boko Haram

The military has called on traditional rulers and the entire people of troubled North East not to relent in offering assistance that will see an end to the Boko Haram crisis.

Troops kill eight Boko Haram insurgents in fresh Baga attack

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said its troops had killed eight Boko Haram insurgents in a fresh encounter with the terrorists in Baga, Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno.
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Soldiers kill two Boko Haram members in battle

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said its troops killed two Boko Haram insurgents in the ongoing clearance operation at Kajeri community in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno.

Soldiers kill 2 terrorists, rescues 2 female hostages, recovers arms, others in Borno

The Nigerian Army says that its soldiers engaged in counterterrorism operations in the northeast and killed two terrorists, recovering several arms and ammunitions from them.
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Theatre commander tasks troops to end Boko Haram insurgency

The Theatre Command of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has tasked troops to sustain high combat spirit to end Boko Haram insurgency and restore peace to the North-east.

Nigerian Army seeks information on movements of Boko Haram terrorists

As a result of the clearing of Boko Haram terrorists’ infiltration in the fringes of Maiduguri, the Army has said that there was credible information and evidence that in a bid to further intensify their psychological war and instill fear on the citizens, some elements of Boko Haram terrorists have infiltrated some villages in the fringes of Maiduguri city.
The Nigerian Army on Monday dismissed as ‘untrue’ social media reports indicating the closure of the Maiduguri-Monguno Road.

Nigerian Army threatens to treat civilians hiding information about Boko Haram as terrorists

Authorities at the headquarters of Operation Lafiya Dole, a military counterinsurgency outfit in North-east Nigeria, Thursday, threatened to treat civilians who hide useful information about Boko Haram as terrorists.

Nigerian Army: Boko Haram threatens civilians to vacate homes in Borno

Boko Haram fighters have told civilians in northeast Nigeria to leave their homes, the army said on Thursday, as tensions mount in the long-running conflict.

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