Tags : Soldiers

Boko Haram: “Troops Can’t Claim Victory Always” -COAS

As Nigerians continue to face security challenge in parts of the country, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru has admitted defeat of the Army on several battle fronts by Boko Haram insurgents in recent times. He explained that though some of the Nigerian troops locations in manioc and other formations were attacked […]

One Person Killed, Three Others Wounded In Benin Republic Protests

One person was killed and at least three others were wounded by gunfire after troops in Benin Republic cleared protesters in a flashpoint city three days before President Patrice Talon seeks re-election. Protests have erupted in the West African country’s opposition bastions ahead of Sunday’s vote, which critics say is skewed in Talon’s favour after […]

85 Fleeing Inmates Return To Owerri Prison In Aftermath Of

No fewer than 85 fleeing inmates have returned to the Owerri Correctional Centre which was attacked on the early hours of Monday by unknown gunmen. It would be recalled that 1,884 inmates were freed when the gunmen struck the Correctional Centre and the Imo State Police Command Headquarters in Owerri. The attackers who razed no […]

Eritrean Troops Begin Withdrawal From Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Eritrean forces have started withdrawing from Ethiopia’s Tigray region in the north after fighting on the Government’s side in a war against the region’s fugitive leaders from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). The United States, Germany, France and other G7 countries called for a swift, unconditional and verifiable withdrawal of the Eritrean Soldiers, followed […]

One Soldier Dead As Troops Kill 10 Bandits In Katsina

At least ten armed bandits have been killed while several others sustained various degrees of injuries in a gun battle with the troops of Operation Sahel Sanity in Faskari and Jibiya Local Government areas of Katsina State. Channels TV reports that in a statement issued on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, the acting Director of Defence […]

Makinde Urges Nigerians To Cater For Families Of Fallen Heroes;

Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has urged all Nigerians to continue to cater to the needs of Soldiers who were maimed in the line of duty to the country, as well as the children, widows and other dependents of fallen heroes. The Governor, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Engr Rauf Olaniyan, stated […]

Bakare Condemns Clampdown On Protesters, Asks For Reversal Of Frozen

The Serving Overseer of The Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC), Pastor Tunde Bakare, has condemned the clampdown on #EndSARS protesters, noting that the older generation cannot afford to keep ‘sinful’ silence over the incident. Pastor Bakare, who disclosed this in an address in his church on Sunday, November 15, 2020, also condemned the freezing on […]

Army Redeploys 55 Soldiers From Battlefield After Five Years

Troops of the 192 Battalion of the Nigerian Army have been relieved from the battlefield after serving in the Operation Lafiya Dole for several years. Some of the combatants who heaved a sigh of relief on Monday, November 9, 2020, following their redeployment from the battlefield had fought the counter-insurgency war in the North East […]

Lekki Shooting: LCC Submits Footage, Says Camera Stopped Recording At

The Managing Director of the Lekki Concession Company, Mr Abayomi Omomuwasan, has submitted video footage recorded by the Company’s surveillance camera on the night of October 20, 2020, when Soldiers opened fire on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate area in Lagos State. He submitted the footage on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at the 4th […]

Soldiers In Abuja Mount Checkpoints On Maraba/ Nyanya Road

Soldiers have mounted checkpoints along the Mararaba/Nyanya road linking Nasarawa State to the Nation’s capital, Abuja. Channels TV reports that the Soldiers, on Monday morning, October 19, 2020, mounted the checkpoints, blocking Aya roundabout, the scene of planned #EndSARS protests. Some passengers were forced to walk as some commercial vehicles stayed off the roads for […]