Troops pick suspected Book Haram member, 33 cultists, others

A Military Task Force codenamed Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) has arrested a suspected Boko Haram member, Umar Musa Tello; kidnapper, Jafar Shuaibu, 33 cultists, armed robbers and gunrunners in Bauchi and Plateau states. OPSH is in charge of internal security in Plateau and environs. The Commander of the Operation Safe Haven, Major General Agustine Agundu, disclosed the arrest of the suspects yesterday while parading them at the OPSH Headquarters in Jos, Plateau State. Agundu said Tello was arrested in Plateau State after fleeing from Boko Haram den in the North East…

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Three soldiers arrested for robbery

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested three soldiers at the Obanikoro area of the metropolis for armed robbery. The three suspects, who  were alleged to have been arrested in full military uniform and were armed with a dagger. The three men, who were arrested on 3rd of December, were further alleged to specialise in targeting and robbing drivers with broken trucks and containers. A source said: “They were arrested as early as 5:a.m. by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Somolu Police Station. Before the arrest of…

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‘Terrorist attack’ on Mali military post kills more than 50 soldiers

Fifty-three soldiers were killed Friday in a “terrorist attack” on a Mali military post in the northeast of the country, the government said. The assault is one of the deadliest strikes against Mali’s military in recent Islamist militant violence, reports France24. A civilian was also killed at the outpost in Indelimane, in the Menaka region, close to the border with Niger, the country’s communication minister Yaya Sangare said on Twitter. “The situation is under control. A search and the process of identifying the bodies is continuing,” he added, after giving…

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Report: 7 soldiers, others killed in Borno

Twelve persons including seven soldiers have been reportedly killed while many others were injured when suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State on Sunday evening, vigilante and security sources said. It was learnt that the insurgents attacked the military formation in Gubio town which led to a fierce battle between them and military personnel. According to sources, arms, ammunition and six utility vehicles were carted away. “We lost 12 persons to the attackers; seven soldiers and a policeman died. Five others including hunters and members…

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Official: Three soldiers, Boko Haram fighters killed in bloody clash

Three soldiers and many Boko Haramfighters were killed in a bloody battle in Borno on Saturday, an official said. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quotes the army spokesperson, Sagir Musa, as saying the battle occurred after Boko Haram terrorists ambushed the soldiers. The ambush reportedly happened at Gasarwa village, along Gajiram-Monguno road in Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno on Saturday. Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, explained that the troops were of Sector 3, Operation Lafiya Dole attached to the Super Camp in Monguno. He said the troops…

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Insecurity: Army establishes ‘Super Camp’ in Niger

The Nigerian Army has established a ‘Super Camp’ in Kotonkoro, Mariga Local Government Area of Niger State. Conducting the Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane round the ‘Super Camp’, the Commander, 31 Artillery Brigade, Minna, Brig. Gen. Gideon Ajetonmobi told the SSG that the establishment of the camp would create military presence in the locality thereby putting an end to the insecurity that is hitherto bedevilled the area and other parts of the state. Brig. Gen. Ajetonmobi further explained that the state shared common boundaries…

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How soldiers on illegal duty killed two civilians in Ogun – Police

The Ogun State Police Command has said some soldiers, who allegedly killed two persons at a community festival in Isheri Olofin area of the state on Tuesday, were on illegal duty. New Telegraph learnt that two persons were fatally shot during a fight that broke out at the annual Isheri Day celebration. Isheri Olofin is a border town between Lagos and Ogun states. According to the police, the soldiers that fired the shots were from the Ikeja Cantonment of the Nigerian Army and posted to Kara Market. However, the soldiers left…

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Special forces discover location of abducted aid workers – Report

  …arrest informants There are indications that special forces from the military and intelligence services, may have sighted the location where some abducted aid workers were being held. It will be recalled that suspected terrorist elements had attacked the convoy of staff of Action Against Hunger (AAH) last Thursday at Damasak, headquarters of the Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State. The aid workers were said to be on their way to provide humanitarian assistance to some crisis-ridden communities when they were abducted. According to reports, some of the missing…

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Tension in states: Soldiers create panic in Rivers, hunt PDP chieftains

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Soldiers from the Six Division of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt yesterday patrolled some major streets in Port Harcourt and some communities outside the capital, creating panic among some residents. A team of soldiers have targeted some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for arrest, including the Commissioner for Education, Dr. Tamunnosisi Gogo-Jaja, who was arrested and detained by the army. The movement of the soldiers along major roads has created panic among some Port Harcourt residents, while some chieftains of the party have gone underground for fear of…

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Security challenges: A mixed bag of fortunes

As Nigeria marks her 58th Independence Anniversary, security experts and analysts have expressed divergent views in the midst of mounting security challenges in the country, with many calling on the Federal Government to take issues of security with seriousness, even as they worry about another outbreak of civil war, STANLEY IHEDIGBO reports   For many Nigerians, October 1 means different things. For some, it is a time to celebrate in recollection of Nigeria’s emancipation from the strangulating hold of colonial masters, for others, it is a time for sober reflection.…

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