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Nigerian Defence Academy Confirms Attack on Facility by Gunmen

The Nigerian Defence Academy has confirmed the attack on the institution by gunmen, saying its security architecture was compromised. A statement on Tuesday in Kaduna by the Public Relations Officer of the Academy, Maj. Bashir Jajira said two officers were killed while one was abducted The spokesman disclosed that the bandits gained access into the…

No Soldier Was Killed and Troops Not On Vengeance Mission in Abia – Army

The Nigerian Army on Monday denied that soldiers have been embarking on a revenge mission against innocent people in Ohafia local government of Abia state following alleged killing of a soldier. Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, Director, Army Public Relations who made this known in a statement in Abuja stated that no soldier was killed. The…

Boko Haram Suffers Defeat in Rann, Borno

The Nigerian Army has announced that Boko Haram terrorists suffered a humiliating defeat in Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge LGA of Borno State, barely hours into the tenure of the new Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya. A statement issued and signed by the Director, Army Public Relations, Mohammed Yerima, on Saturday, May 29,…

Army Threatens Legal Action Over Pictures of Slain Soldiers on Social Media

The Nigerian Army has announced that it will take legal action against people that share indiscriminate pictures of killed or injured soldiers on social media platforms. A statement issued by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, on Tuesday, stated that it had become necessary to take legal actions in order to protect…

Nigeria Army Confirms Arrest of Boko Haram Informant

The Nigerian Army says the troops of 27 Task Force Brigade on the platform of Operation Lafiya Dole have arrested suspected Boko Haram informant identified as Modu Ari, in Kamuya area of Yobe. This was disclosed in a statement on Sunday issued by the Director Army Public Relations, Mohammed Yerima. Yerima stated that the informant…

26 Army Personnel Test Positive for COVID-19

The Nigerian Army has confirmed that 26 senior officers have so far tested positive for COVID-19 following the death of General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division Port Harcourt, Maj. Gen. Johnson Irefin who died as a result of respiratory failure secondary to the complications of COVID 19 infection. Army Public Relations officer Sagir Musa, who…

Lubrik Construction Company (LCC) Partners With The Nigerian Army

One of the largest construction companies in Nigeria, Lubrik Construction Company, LCC, has donated a world class, clubhouse building to the Army Guards Polo Club. This special partnership with the Nigerian Army will produce a state-of-the-art club house building, at the Guards Polo Club, Abuja, in eight months. The brick laying ceremony which was held…

We Won’t Be Deterred By Malicious Threats – Amnesty International Nigeria

Amnesty International Nigeria has reacted to a threat issued by a Nigeria group to vacate the country saying it would not be deterred to stop speaking on human rights abuses by state and non-state actors in the country. A group, Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights had asked Amnesty International to leave Nigeria within…

Lekki Shooting: Lagos Panel Finds Five Bullet Casings At Protest Site

The Lagos State Judicial panel on Friday found five bullet shell casings at the scene of the alleged Oct. 20 shootings of #EndSARS protesters by officers of the Nigerian Army. This is coming as both the Nigeria Army and the Police have rejected Amnesty’s allegation of shooting at the Lekki tollgate. The nine-man Judicial Panel…

Lekki Shooting: Lagos Government Invited Us But We Didn’t Shoot Protesters – Army

The Nigerian army has finally spoken on the incident that happened at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos, admitting that its men were at the venue but denied soldiers shot at the #EndSARS protesters last Tuesday. In a statement released on Tuesday by the Acting Deputy Director, 81 Division Army Public Relations, Major Osoba Olaniyi, the…