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Stop attacking Army Chief over Herders/Farmers crises, community leader tells Benue ethnic groups

Stop attacking Army Chief over Herders/Farmers crises, community leader tells Benue ethnic groups

Respected elder and Benue community leader, Chief John Apochi, has fired back at Benue clannish leaders over their recent attack on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai in the ongoing clashes between herders and farmers in the state. The tribal leaders of Benue state had recently slammed Buratai, who called for a review of the

Igbo group walks to Villa, commends Buhari over Operation Python Dance

Several Igbo sons and daughters early this morning marched to the Presidential villa for eulogize the efforts of the Federal Government for introducing the operation python dance to tackle insecurity in the South East. The exercise, the group said has helped to maintain peace and unity in the South East. The group under the aegis

Judge orders release of Dasuki’s Military Aide, warns EFCC, Army against Impunity

An Abuja High Court, sitting in Jabi has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and the Nigerian Army (NA), to release Colonel Nicholas Ashinze who was Military Assistant to former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. Colonel Ashinze who is still a serving officer was detained before resuming his new posting as Defence Attaché

Court orders EFCC, Nigeria Army to release Jonathan’s former ADC

Justice Yusuf Haliru of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Nigerian Army to release former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Aide-de-Camp, Col. Ojogbane Adegbe on liberal terms. Adegbe had in a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

Army vs Shiite: It’s unacceptable for Army to declare war against unarmed citizens – NLC

Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, yesterday, said it was unacceptable for Nigeria Army to declare war of attrition against unarmed citizens and threw its weight behind the probe of the clash between the Nigerian army and the Shiíte Islamic Movement of Nigeria, MIN, led by Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, in Zaria, which claimed 10 lives. NLC, in

Army, Shi’ite Showdown: Zakzaky’s Followers Give Conditions For Peace

Leaders of Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria yesterday, in Abuja, itemised five conditions for possible truce, chief among them the immediate release of their spiritual leader, Sheikh El-Zakzaky. The sect also insisted that the killing of its members by Nigerian soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna State, was unprovoked. The group, which claimed that more than 300

Nigerian Army alone cannot stop Boko Haram – US

The United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power, on Wednesday said that Nigeria urgently needed a viable military action to end activities of Boko Haram. The African Media Hub of the U.S. Department of State in a statement said that Power also called for a regional strategy to disrupt Boko Haram’s

Army Arrests Many Dislodged Boko Haram Suspects in Lagos

As the war against terror intensifies in the North-east, many dislodged Boko Haram terrorists fleeing into Lagos have been arrested, interrogated and sent for profiling by the Nigerian Army in Lagos. The General Officer Commanding, 81 Division Headquarters, Major General Isidore Edet, made this disclosure on Monday evening at the decoration of 12 officers to

DHQ urges citizens to steer away from bomb blast scenes

The Director of Information, Defence Headquarters, Col. Rabe Abubakar, on Wednesday advised citizens to steer away from bomb blast scenes to avoid being victims of such blasts. Abubakar gave the advice in Abuja at an interactive session with the media on the ongoing counter insurgency operation in the north-east . “We appeal to citizens to

Exclusive: Army buries decomposed bodies of 105 missing soldiers in Maiduguri

The bodies of about 105 soldiers killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State have been secretly buried by the Nigerian Army at the military cemetery in Maiduguri this morning. Nigerian Times gathered exclusively that the decomposed bodies of the men who were killed in an encounter with the terrorists last week Wednesday were brought

Boko Haram: Army arrest two officers for sabotage

Two army officers have been arrested for acts suspected to be meant to sabotage the military’s fight against terrorism. A statement by Army spokesman Col. Sani Usman yesterday did not give the names of the officers. The statement titled: “Alert On Impending Smear Campaign By Some Disgruntled Elements,” said preliminary indications established that the Nigerian

Army refutes report on missing 105 soldiers in Borno

The Nigerian Army has denied an online media report that 105 soldiers fighting the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno were missing. Maj.-Gen.Yushau Abubakar, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, while fielding questions from newsmen in Maiduguri on Thursday, said the report lacked substance. “I read the report on social media too, some were even saying

Ekiti Election Probe: APC Alleges Army Connived With PDP To Rig

The ruling All Progressives Congress has appeared before the Nigerian Army Panel Investigating the Ekiti governorship election, alleging that soldiers connived with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the election. At the One Mechanized Division Headquarters of the Nigerian Army in Kaduna State, North West Nigeria, venue of the panel, the Ekiti State All