Category Archives: Nigerian army

Nigerian Army’s “heavy boot” response to pro-Biafra sentiment is “not the solution – OBJ

Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said that President Muhammadu Buhari must meet with the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu before violence between the army and separatists escalates into a full-blown conflict. Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo Obasanjo speaking in London, with Newsweek said that “I don’t see anything wrong in that […]

BREAKING: Army to withdraw troops from Abia

The Nigerian army has agreed to withdraw soldiers from Aba and Umuahia in Abia state. According to The Cable, Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia state governor, made the announcement of the withdrawal of troops during a press conference on Thursday. Troops had been deployed to the state for a military exercise tagged Operation Python Dance II. The post […]

Army 38: Victims of injustice?

By Emeka Mba SINCE the announcement in June last year that 38 Senior Army Officers were retired on charges of professional corruption bordering on their involvement in the 2015 General elections and the Arms Procurement fraud, I have followed the story with keen interest, waiting for the day when they will be arraigned and charged […]

Army warns terrorists

By Bala Ajiya & Ndahi Marama The Nigerian Army and troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-East have called on remnants of Boko Haram terrorists to surrender if they must avoid dying like dogs in a renewed onslaught on their Sambisa Forest hideout. The Nigerian Army This is even as troops of 22 Brigade […]

Army lifts siege to Delta, Bayelsa riverine communities

By Emma Amaize & Chancel Sunday BOMADI—LIFE has returned to riverine communities in  Delta and Bayelsa States, as soldiers, have relaxed the heavy siege to the riverine communities over the killing of a soldier at a checkpoint in Ogbogbagbene community, Burutu Local Government Area, penultimate Thursday. But, the 8a.m., to 5p.m., curfew imposed in the […]

Suspected Al-Shabaab raids Kenyan village, kills 2

At least two persons were killed on Thursday in Kiunga, near the Kenya-Somalia border by suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen after raiding a village. Local police and witnesses said the victims were shot dead at close range in the dawn attack in Mararani area. “A combined team of security agents was sent to the area to pursue […]