Soldiers attacked cops, freed me, Wadume confesses

Adelani Adepegba, Olaleye Aluko and Justin Tyopuusu The police have re-arrested a kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, popularly known as Wadume, two weeks after he escaped from the custody of the Intelligence Response Team while being taken to the state police headquarters in Jalingo, Taraba State. The fugitive was apprehended at his hideout at Layin Mai […]

Taraba Police killings latest: Army Captain had 191 phone chats with wanted kidnapper

By Emma Nnadozie, Crime Editor, Evelyn Usman & Ifeanyi Okolie BUJA-The Nigerian Army Captain who allegedly ordered soldiers on security check-point along the Ibi-Jalingo Expressway in Taraba State, to attack and kill police operatives attached to the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, has been identified. Vanguard gathered, yesterday, that police investigation […]

Atiku Demands Inquiry Into Secret Burial Of Soldiers As …DHQ Denies Report

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has demanded the setting up of a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the reported burial of 1000 fallen Nigerian soldiers in a secret mass grave. He also wanted another panel of inquiry to determine the true state of the war against terror in the country. In a statement personally […]

Probe ‘Secret Burial’ Of 1,000 Soldiers By Insurgents, Atiku Dares Buhari …Military Denies Existence of Secret Grave Yard

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the reported secret burial of 1,000 Nigerian soldiers killed by Boko Haram and ISWAP. In a statement he signed yesterday, Atiku said that the Wall Street Journal’s report on the matter was saddening, adding that the attempt […]

25 Soldiers, 40 Jihadists Die In Fresh Boko Haram, Military Battle

Fierce clashes between a regional force and IS-affiliated fighters in northeast Nigeria left 25 soldiers and at least 40 jihadists dead, two military sources and a militia leader said yesterday. Fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province group launched a dawn attack on Monday against a base near the town of Baga on Lake […]

Boko Haram fighters kill another army commander

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a military location at Kareto village in the Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State, killing the Commanding Officer of 158 Battalion, and an undisclosed number of soldiers. The acting Director, Public Relations, Nigerian Army, Col Sagir Musa, had yet to reply a text message sent […]

Press Release – Ogoni Women Accuse Army of Deliberate and Systematic Killing

Ogoni women under the aegis of Ogoni Women of Praise have called on Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike to take steps to end the constant harassment of peaceful Ogoni community dwellers by the Nigerian army as the shooting in Ogoni communities is causing extreme fear and sending Ogoni women and children to early graves. Coordinator […]

Wives of soldiers killed in the North East get relief

Philip Nwosu, Lagos Over 50 widows of soldiers killed in battle in North East Nigeria have been provided with items to help them sustain their families and ensure the well being of their children, by the Lagos Chapter of the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA) The care packages were provided by the Lagos Chapter of […]

Polls: Police Confirms Killing Of A Soldier in Rivers

The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a soldier at Abonema in Akuku Toru Local Government Area of the South South State. The LGA was turned into a theatre of war Saturday between hoodlums and soldiers as they engaged in gun battle. The Command’s Spokesperson, Nnamdi Omoni, has confirmed the incident. He […]

Army Says Wike Attempted to Bribe GOC With Millions of Dollars to Compromise Election

The Nigerian army has accused the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike of making attempt to bribe a military chief to compromise the ongoing polls. The state government has denied the accusation, saying the military was rather trying to divert attention from the “atrocities they are committing in Rivers because of the elections”. The army in […]

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