WHY ARMY GOT INTO TROUBLE DURING 2019 ELECTIONS- BURATAI OPENS UP

Why we got into trouble in 2019 elections in Rivers – Army The Nigerian Army has said that it incurred the anger of politicians because it refused to compromise the integrity of the 2019 General Elections due to its belief in the nation’s democracy. The army said it also acted in the best interest of the country by assisting the police in the elections. Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 6 Division, Port Harcourt, disclosed this while receiving two individual Awards of Excellence at the divisional headquarters on Sunday…

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NGOS SUPPLYING BOKO HARAM WITH FOOD, MEDICINE SAYS NIGERIAN ARMY

Molly Kilete, Abuja   The Nigerian Army has raised the alarm saying that some non-governmental organisations (NGO), operating in the North East were providing food and drugs to the Boko Haram group. The army said the revelations came after the arrest of one Mohammed Modu, a high-profile Boko Haram terrorist commander who is also an amir in the Abubakar Shekau’s faction. He was arrested by troops of 251Task Force Battalion Operation LAFIYA DOLE on May 26. It has, therefore, warned the affected NGOs to desist from such act of sabotage in…

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NIGERIA ARMY AND AIR FORCCE LOSE 4.8BIL NAIRA WEAPONRY BETWEEN JANUARY AND MAY, 2019

Olaleye Aluko The Nigerian Air Force and the Nigerian Army, which are two active forces in the counter-insurgency war in the North-East, have lost over N4.8bn in weaponry in the region between January and May, 2019. This sum is obtained from estimates of the crashed NAF Mi-35M helicopter, gun trucks, machine guns and other weapons stolen from army bases, according to military sources. On January 2, the air force’s Mi-35M attack helicopter crashed in the North-East while on a Boko Haram interdiction mission, killing five crew members comprising two pilots…

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SEE THE 3 LANGUAGES NIGERIAN SOLDIERS, OFFICERS ARE NOW COMPELLED TO MASTER

[FILE PHOTO] Nigerian Army Three major Nigerian Languages have been made compulsory for soldiers and officers of the Nigerian Army. The languages are Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa.The 32 Artillery Brigade of the Army, in collaboration with the National Institute for Cultural Orientation, held its inauguration ceremony for maiden edition of the programme at the Brigade’s headquarters in Akure. A statement made available to The Guardian by the Brigade’s Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Captain Victor Olukoya, said with the feat, The Brigade had keyed into the policy directive of the…

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ARMY BURIES OFFICERS KILLED BY IMPROVISED DEVICE IN BORNO, SEE PIX

The Nigerian Army has laid to rest the remains of the patriotic officer and two soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice while on clearance operations along Mauli-Borgozo axis on Monday, May 13th. The late Lieutenant Colonel Yusuf Ibrahim Aminu was the Commanding Officer (CO), of 154 Task Force Battalion Borgozo. He was on a clearance operation along Mauli- Borgozo when his vehicle climbed on a buried Improvised Explosive Device which detonated resulting in losing his life and that of 2 other soldiers while others were wounded in action. Commiserating with…

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BURATAI REACTS TO ALLEGATIONS OF LAND-GRABBING AGAINST ARMY

[FILE] Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai The Nigerian Army says it legally acquired its landed property in parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and advised indigenes protesting alleged land grab to channel their complaints to the appropriate quarters. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai stated this on Tuesday in reaction to protest by some indigenes, who barricaded the Air Port road, alleging the army grabbed their land. Buratai spoke at the foundation laying ceremony for construction of the “Army Command Estate and Headquarters, Directorate…

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ARMY CLEARS AIR OVER ROLE IN RIVERS’ ELECTION, SAYS RIVERS WOULD HAVE BURNT TO ASHES IF…

Brig.-Gen. Felix Omongue, Acting Director of Operations, Nigerian Army, has disclosed that Rivers would have burnt to ashes, if not for the military’s quick intervention during the 2019 general elections. NAN reports that Omongue made statement in Port Harcourt on Monday at the House of Representatives public hearing on political violence in Rivers. The House Committee on Army, Police, Human Rights and Justice was in Rivers to investigate the murder of Dr. Ferry Ogberegbe, a lecturer at Saro Wiwa Polytechnic Boro. The lecturer was alleged to have been shot by…

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UNPATRIOTIC NIGERIANS SPONSORING TERRORISTS TO DERAIL MAY 29 INAUGURATION- ARMY

Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa Foreign interests involved, alleges plot to divide MNJTF Warns of dire consequences Boko Haram, ISWA growing in Nigeria – Campbell Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja and Bayo Akinloye in Lagos As Nigerians await another civilian-to-civilian political transition on May 29, the fifth since the return to democracy in 1999, the Army has alleged that some citizens are funding the Boko Haram terrorist group on purpose to disrupt the handover. The Army said this on Saturday in a statement by Acting Director, Army Public…

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GROUPS, EXTERNAL FORCES WANT TO FOMENT TROUBLE ON MAY 29- ARMY

The Nigerian Army has drawn the attention of the Federal Government and Nigerians of plans by some groups, foreign interests to disrupt the May 29, handover. Army in a statement by Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa on Saturday, said some unpatriotic individual groups and foreign interests, are determined to cause mischief and exacerbate the security situation in Nigeria and the West African Sub-region. “These persons and groups are making concerted efforts to further induce ISWAP/Boko Haram terrorists and bandits with funds and other logistic supports. “Their body…

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BOKO HARAM: ARMY ALLEGES SABOTEURS WORKING AGAINST THE COUNTRY

The Nigerian Army on Saturday alleged that some unpatriotic individuals, groups and foreign interests were working against the security situation in the country in particular and West African Sub-region in general. It said they were making concerted efforts to further induce ISWAP/Boko Haram terrorists and bandits with funds and other logistic support. Colonel Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, in a statement said their body language and unguarded utterances seem to be in tandem with the above and imply tacit support for the criminals. He noted: “For example, credible…

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