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We have Arrested 3 Boko Haram Suspects - Nigerian Army

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The Nigerian army has disclosed that it has arrested 3 foreign terrorists that belong to Albaranawi faction, in Gombe, Gombe State. The Nigerian army who arrested the 3 Chadian terrorists suspects; Bilal Muhammed Umar, Bashir Muhammed and Muhammed Maigari Abubakar, in conjunction with elements of Department of State Services (DSS), further disclosed that during the operation,

"If the Nigeria military is serious about arresting us, let them come to the creeks" - Niger Delta Avengers

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The Nigerian Navy recently paraded two suspects believed to be members of the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers. According to Commodore Joseph Dzunve, the suspects identified as Stanley Toghan and Felix Miyenminiye were behind series of attack on oil and gas facilities especially in Warri South West Council area of the state.

19 Militants Held As NAF Jets Destroy Four Camps In Southwest

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Pilots of the Nigerian Air Force fighter jets have destroyed the four major camps of suspected militants, who are said to be armed pipeline vandals at Arepo, Ogun State, on the fourth day of the sustained aerial attacks on the hoodlums in the area.

Troops kill 11 gunmen, two terrorists in Zamfara, Borno

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Troops of the 223 Battalion while on field training and operations have killed 11 armed bandits during patrol of the forests code-named “Harbin Kunama” to fish out miscreants in Zamfara State.

Men in Khaki: Chief of Army Staff, LT. Tukur Buratai, his father and son

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Pictured is Alh.Yusuf Buratai Rtd, the father of the current COAS, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai. The older Buratai joined West African Army in 1942, at the age of 18 and fought in World War of 1945 , and later he joined the services of escorting ships from Lagos to Cotonou and Cape Town in South Africa.

Arms scam: Eight senior military officers face dismissal

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Chief of Army Staff,Lt-Gen. Tukur Burata i The military officers indicted in the arms scam report released by the Federal Government may be dismissed from service,  SUNDAY PUNCH  has learnt. This is as indications emerged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will this week begin the interrogation of no fewer than 10 individuals indicted in the third arms scam report released on Thursday.

Arms deals: EFCC raises team to interrogate Ihejirika, Minimah, 52 others

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Former Chiefs of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. O.A. Ihejirika and Lt. Gen. KTJ Minimah and 52 others,  ordered to be investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  in  connection with arms deals during the Jonathan years, are to be interrogated by a special team. The team has already been constituted by the anti-graft agency, The Nation learnt yesterday.

Falana Tells Kaduna Government To Prosecute Soldiers Responsible For Zaria Massacre

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Lawyer for the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), headed by the detained Sheik Ibraheem Zakzaky, has told the Kaduna State government to try soldiers involved in the attack on members of the Islamic group and its leader. Mr. Zakzaky has been detained without trial for about eight months by the Department of State Services in Abuja.

FG denies owing military salaries, other entitlements

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  The Federal Government is not owing the military in terms of salaries and other entitlements, the Spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Col.Usman Kukasheka, has said. Kukasheka made the statement while addressing journalists in Gusau on Tuesday.

Group asks EFCC to investigate Buratai over alleged ‎purchase of properties in Dubai

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An anti-graft coalition, the Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, over alleged diversion of funds to purchase properties in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Photos: Troops avert suicide attacks on Borno IDPs camp (Graphic photos)

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The Nigerian Army said its troops foiled two bomb attacks by three female suicide bombers in Monguno town, Borno State on Monday July 4th. A statement by the Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman read:

Photo: Military priest conducts service armed with his AK47 in Yobe

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This photo was reportedly taken at St. James Catholic Cathedral, Military Base, Yobe State. Asides Borno and Adamawa state, Yobe state has also witnessed a high number of Boko Haram attacks in recent times.    #Linda Ikeji  #Team_NIS

Niger-Delta Avengers denies arrest of its members, dares SSS to parade suspects before reporters

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Photo: Buzz Nigeria   The Niger Delta Avengers on Saturday said the announcement by the State Security Services to the effect that some of its members were arrested was laughable. In a statement posted on its website , the Avengers, notorious for its wanton destruction of oil and gas installations across the oil-rich region, said the SSS should grant reporters access to suspects in its custody to substantiate its claims that those arrested were members of the militant group.

Seriake Dickson, Cautioned Federal Government In Addressing Security Challenges

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The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has cautioned the new Commander of the Federal Government security outfit in the Niger Delta, Operation Delta Safe, to be professional in addressing security challenges in the region.

Group sues police, military over Enugu herdsmen attack

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An Igbo socio-political and cultural organisation, Igbo Improvement Union (a.k.a. Oganiru Ndigbo), said it had directed its lawyers to institute legal action against the police and the military for failing to protect the people of Ukpabi -Nimbo community, Enugu State who were murdered by Fulani herdsmen.

Our priority is to rescue Chibok girls unharmed- President Buhari

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 President Buhari yesterday reiterated the commitment of his administration to rescue the missing Chibok girls unharmed. He gave the reassurance while hosting members of the diplomatic corps to a dinner to break the

Senior Army Officers Who Engaged In Corruption And Partisan Politics Retired In Continuing Cleanup

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Several senior officers of the Nigerian Army were yesterday retired from service, according to a statement issued by a military spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.  Colonel Usman disclosed that the retired officers “were mainly some Major Generals, Brigadier

Nigerian Army replies Amnesty International on pro-Biafra killings

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The Nigerian Army has rejected a report by Amnesty International on Friday accusing Nigerian troops of killing at least 17 unarmed pro-Biafra supporters in south eastern states. Amnesty International said it conducted extensive research on the attacks and could confirm 17

Foreign refineries to stop buying Nigeria’s crude oil as militants rebuff dialogue

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Niger Delta Avengers,  NDA, yesterday, scuttled the hope of early resolution of the current  spate of bombings in the Niger Delta, as it did not only reject the  window created for dialogue by the Federal Government, but also blew up  another Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, crude oil pipeline in Delta State. This came on a day indications emerged that Nigeria’s crude oil export may drop further in the days

Nigeria loses another N1.3 billion daily to attacks by Niger Delta Avengers

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Niger Delta Militant Two oil firms operating in Nigeria say they lose 140,000 barrels of crude daily due to recent attacks on their facilities by militants. The attacks by a militant group, believed to be the Niger Delta Avengers, caused the loss, according