DHQ declares IPOB a terrorist organisation

DHQ declares IPOB a terrorist organisation The Defence Headquarters has branded the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a “militant terrorist organisation” and urged parents to dissuade their wards from joining the group. In a statement in Abuja on Friday, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Director, Defence Information (DDI), therefore, restated the commitment of the Armed […]

Breaking(Photos): Thousands of IPOB supporters head to Kanu’s home as army lay siege

Photos show thousands of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, members in tippers, buses and other cars from different South-East states heading to their leader’s home, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Umuhia, the Abia state capital after Nigerian army, again, are seen with armoured tankers in front of Kanu’s home. Read also: Breaking(video): Again Nigerian army […]

Breaking: Nigerian Army to begin exercise Python Dance II in South East

Army By Anthony Ogbonna The Nigerian Army, Friday, said it would commence its second phase of Exercise PYTHON DANCE, tagged Python Dance II, otherwise known as EGWU EKE II, in the South Eastern part of Nigeria, comprising states such as Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo, from Friday 15 September to Saturday 14 October 2017. […]

Why we searched UN building in Maiduguri – Army

The Nigerian Army on Friday said it had conducted cordon and search operation at a building housing the United Nations (UN) staff in Maiduguri following alert on high profile Boko Haram members. Lt. Col. Samuel Kingsley, the spokesperson, 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, said in a statement released in Maiduguri that the army had […]

Picture: Soldiers force lady to undress for wearing camouflage

Samson Folarin There has been widespread condemnation of an alleged public harassment of a yet-to-be identified lady by some military officers. A picture of the incident, which has been trending on the Internet, showed the victim being forced to pull down her trousers as her underwear jutted out. A military man, who was supervising the […]

Ambush on oil workers: Army recovers additional 21 corpses

The Nigeria Army on said it has recovered 21 additional bodies in an operation to rescue oil exploration crew abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno. The Director Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Kukasheka, in a statement, said that the army recovered vehicles and various calibres of weapons in the operation. “So far […]

Coup scare: Army clamps down on suspected soldiers

OLALEYE ALUKO The Nigerian Army may have begun an internal search for soldiers and officers suspected to be engaging in political meetings, a top military source has told SUNDAY PUNCH. The source said that some arrests may have been made, but that the information was being kept as top secret so as not to add […]

Army Molestation of Civilians in Ogoniland is Unacceptable

Following the deployment of soldiers to Ogoniland to curb increasing insecurity created by some gangs, there had been reports of molestation of innocent citizens going about their daily activities. On Saturday March 11, soldiers reportedly molested women along the Biara axis in Gokana local government area while they peacefully conducted their petty trade business at […]

Army sets up panel to investigate alleged ex-judicial killings, rights violations by personnel

By Joseph Erunke ABUJA-MOVED by the series of allegations of extra-judicial killings of people including women and children in the North East and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra during some of their peaceful protest sessions by some of its personnel, the Nigerian Army, Wednesday, set up an eight-man panel to investigate the allegations. […]

Troops recover weapons, kill 23 militants in gun battle

Punch   The Nigerian Army said it had recovered 55 assorted weapons from suspected criminals in the Niger Delta. The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division, Enugu, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahitu, told newsmen in Enugu on Saturday that the recoveries were made during a military exercise tagged “Operation Crocodile Smile”. He also disclosed that 23 militants […]

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