Posts Tagged ‘Nigeria Army’

Nigerian Military Does Not Have Manpower, Technology To Defeat Boko Haram ~ Gov. Zulum

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 20, 2020
Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno State, has expressed concern over the lack of manpower, equipment and technology by the Nigerian Government to fight Boko Haram terrorists.  Zulum expressed his worry on Wednesday when he hosted members of the House of Reps committee on Defence in the state. He said, “Nigerians almost celebrated the demise of Boko […]

Soldiers, Police kill one,foil bank robbery in Abuja

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 29, 2019
It all ended in a nail-biting experience yesterday for a gang of robbers who had embarked on a raid of an old generation bank in Mpape area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. One of them was shot dead in the act while four others were arrested by a combined team of soldiers from the […]

Nigerian military denies employing former Boko Haram fighters

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 1, 2019
The Defence Headquarters Sunday denied that it was employing deradicalized former Boko Haram fighters into the Nigerian military. Acting Director Defence Information, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu explained that the claims in the said report are not only bereft of truth, but laced with “mediocrity emanating from poorly researched and uninformed position.” Nwachukwu said that deradicalisation, rehabilitation […]

Sen Sani likens Army’s positive identification exercise to apartheid period in South Africa

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 1, 2019
Former Kaduna Central senator, Shehu Sani, has likened the Nigerian Army Operation Positive Identification exercise to the ‘repressive strategies of state apparatus under the apartheid rule in South Africa. He said the exercise, which commences nationwide today, Friday, would lead to negative abuses. He wrote in a post on his Twitter handle, @ShehuSani, on Friday, […]

House Rejects Army’s Operation Positive Identification

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 30, 2019
The House of Representatives has kicked against Operation Positive Identification, which the army is scheduled to commence on Friday across the country. The green chamber said rather than the army subjecting Nigerians to the treatment meted for conquered persons, the army should go on the offensive against the Boko Haram insurgents. The House Minority Leader, […]

Int’l NGOs passing classified military info to Boko Haram, rights group alleges

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 8, 2019
A civil rights group, known as the Coalition for Good Governance and Change (CGGC) has claimed that some international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) were passing classified military information to Boko Haram insurgents. The CGGC in a statement issued on Monday claimed that the activities of some international NGOs in the northeastern part of the nation were […]