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  1. This is one of the reasons why we need to encourage and pray for our soldiers considering what they face on the battlefield while trying to rid the country of criminal elements and terrorists. According to confirmed reports, Nigerian troops stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device IED while on a clearance operation in the northeastern part of the country. Lucky no fatality was reported as the injured soldiers were treated right on the spot before being taken to the hospital.
  2. The General Officer Commanding 81 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Enobong Okon Udoh on Monday 9 April 2018, paraded some impostors and criminals arrested within his Area of Responsibility in Lagos and Ogun states recently. They were paraded at the Headquarters 81 Division. Parading the impostors and criminals on behalf of the General Officer Commanding was Brigadier General Hamisu Hassan the Chief of Staff of the Division. As revealed by Brigadier General Hamisu, the impostors were arrested in several parts of Lagos and Ogun states by various Operation CHECKMATE Teams of 81 Division operating clandestinely, while they were carrying out their nefarious activities dressed in different types of Nigeria military uniforms, accessories and other accoutrements. Also arrested by the indefatigueable Operation CHECKMATE Team were criminals who aided and abetted these impostors by making and supplying them with fake military ID cards and the military accoutrements donned by them to perpetrate their nefarious activities. Some long deserted, as well as dismissed personnel of the Services of Armed Forces who impersonated Service personnel of various rank categories, are also among those arrested and paraded by the Division. He further revealed that the frequency of occurrence which was indeed very high about two months ago was now on the decrease since the inception of the “Special Operation CHECK MATE” launched by the General Officer Commanding on his assumption of office. It could be recalled that these criminal impostors are constantly perpetrating criminal activities such as extortion, molestation of innocent citizens, intervening in private disputes between aggrieved parties for pecuniary gains, settlement of land disputes etcetera, which tend to portray the Nigeria Army in particular and the Nigerian Armed Forces in general to the public in bad light as they commit such criminal and illegal activities in military uniform thus giving the false impression of being bona-fide military personnel to their victims and other unsuspecting law – abiding citizens. In so doing, these criminal impostors cause undue and unfair public opinions and outrage against the Nigerian Army by reason of criminal acts that were clearly perpetrated by them. The Authorities of 81 Division hereby urges members of the public to always beware of imposters and to always reach out and call the numbers below whenever in doubt or whenever they see persons in uniform engaged in any form of illegality.
  3. A team of 12 no-nonsense U.S. soldiers, led by Capt. Stephen Gouthro, trained Nigerian infantry for seven weeks in Jaji, Kaduna Nigeria. One of the American soldiers, Capt. Aaron Harris briefly revealed what they go through in Jaji. He said; “We walk over to this big pump and get our own water to flush our toilets since water happens intermittently,”It’s not always a fixed system or anything like that.” Harris is ordinarily a forward support company commander for the 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, New York. But in Kaduna state, Harris uses his logistics background to support a team of 12 U.S. Army Soldiers fulfilling a six-week advise and assist mission in a remote military compound three hours north of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. “We have bed space, plenty of places to sleep,” Harris said. “The food’s great; we hired a local, a spouse of one of the Nigerian army soldiers. She cooks for us, provides us water. We have water, hot meals, beds, and mosquito nets. What more can you ask for?” Sgt. First Class Saul Rodriguez, is the most experienced of the 12 U.S. Army Soldiers in the remote military compound manufactured to produce the country’s intrepid infantry recruits. “My job is to train you as much as I can. Your job is to fight the bad guys out of your country,” Rodriguez shouted to a group of Soldiers demonstrating their best cover and concealment efforts behind’s Jaji’s bushes and trees. “Yes. We are hard on them. We have to be. Their life depends on it,” Staff Sgt. Kevin Martin of the 10th Mountain Division explained after lecturing the 26th on the significance of maintaining noise discipline. “They might need these skills one day. They face a very real and lethal threat. We aren’t going to slow down, we are going to pack as much training in as possible.” A small support team travelled to Jaji about four weeks into the mission, flying down from U.S. Army Africa’s headquarters in Italy. The travellers asked Captain Gouthro if the team had any requests. Historically speaking, soldiers ask for candy, SIM cards or extra soap. Not this team. Gouthro’s priority remained the mission. He asked for a sizeable knife for a graduation gift to give the Nigerian company’s commander and some smokeless tobacco for one of his NCOs.
  4. Soldiers Beat Man To Death

    SOLDIERS BEAT MAN TO DEATH SOME SOLDIERS OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY ATTACHED TO OPERATION AYEM AKPATUMA (CAT RACE) HAVE REPORTEDLY BEATEN A 27 YEARS OLD MAN, YUSUFA HARUNA, TO DEATH AT MBAMGA IN SARDUANA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF TARABA STATE. The father of the deceased, Mr. Haruna Kurkal, who spoke with newsmen in Jalingo, the state capital on Monday, disclosed that trouble started when his late son had a misunderstanding with his girlfriend which resulted in a fight among them. Kurkal further said that the parents of the girl (name withheld) reported the misunderstanding to the village head of the area, Jauro Saleh Abubakar, who asked the Sarkin Hausawa, Alhaji Ibrahim Bangari, to report the issue to soldiers. He narrated that the soldiers on receipt of the complaint stormed his house looking for him and his son but they were not at home as they were on the farm. “On Friday March 23rd, I was home in the evening when my daughter ran to me crying that soldiers beat Yusufa to death. “And few minutes later, I saw some of my relations carrying Yusufa on a motorcycle to my house. “He was unconscious as he was badly tortured. We quickly took him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead,” he said. Haruna said the matter was reported to the police in Gembu who arrested the village head and the girl in question and have since brought them to Jalingo for further interrogation. The deceased’s father who said they arrived Jalingo at the weekend said the village head and the girl were in custody of the police at the command headquarters in Jalingo, and that proper investigation is expected to commence on Tuesday after the Easter holiday.
  5. Five Cameroonian soldiers have been killed in an attack on a military post in the far north of the country, sources told AFP on Tuesday. The five, one of whom was an officer, were killed on Monday night in the village of Sagme, close to the Nigerian border and the Lake Chad region, according to relatives and local sources. Three other soldiers were wounded. No one has claimed responsibility for the killings but the area has seen many incursions by the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram in the past. The Cameroonian army has not commented. Cameroon, along with Chad and Niger, has joined a military effort by Nigeria to crush Boko Haram, a militant movement opposed to Western influence and seeking an Islamic state based on Sharia law, but the countries have increasingly seen the conflict spread across their borders. Since 2014, the group has killed 2,000 civilians and soldiers and kidnapped about 1,000 people in northern Cameroon, according to an analysis by the International Crisis Group (ICG) think tank. Boko Haram has caused the deaths of at least 20,000 people since it took up arms in 2009. In December, a report by the UN Committee against Torture denounced “serious crimes and atrocities” by Boko Haram in Cameroon but also said it had great concern over reports of abuse by Cameroonian security forces.
  6. Another set Of Mambilla militias/ looters have been arrested by the deployed soldiers on patrol at Mayo Wurbo village Suburb of Mayo – Ndaga in sardauna LGA of Taraba state. The militias/looters after they ransacked Fulanis in the area, allegedly killed, macheted cattle, burned down their houses. According to reports, they returned to steal roofings (zinc), food items and other valuable items in charred houses. This followed after another set of the militias/ looters were arrested in Nyongor forest in the same region sharing meat from stolen Fulani’s cow and other 30 cattle. The deployed soldiers are on search operation in all the nook and crannies of the region to recover thousands of rustled Fulani’s cattle by the marauding Mambilla bandit in the area and across the plateau after the recent massacred perpetrated by the monstrous militia men.
  7. Today, Thursday 29th March 2018, officers, soldiers and the families of 11 soldiers of the Nigerian Army who lost their lives during Exercise AYEM AKPATUMA along Birnin Gwari – Funtua road on 20th March 2018 – were present as the gallant troops were laid to rest. The soldiers were killed at their post by the armed persons in Brinin Gwari Local Government Area, allegedly as a reprisal for the killing of some of the gunmen in a previous effort by the army. The remains of gallant heroes; Private Olabode Hammed, Private Bamidele Adekunke Emmanuel, Private Onuchukwu Christian Chigoziri, Private Adamu Muhammed, Private Lamara Ahmed and Private Mubarak Suleiman, as well as Private Bashir Dani, Private Usman Abubakar Halo. Private Nafiu Iliyasu, Private Safiyanu Ahmed and Private Alhassan Ibrahim, were laid to rest at the Commonwealth Cemetery Kaduna, amidst tears and befitting military burial. May their souls Rest In Peace, Amen.
  8. Troops of 23 Brigade on Operation LAFIYA DOLE on 20 March 2018 have arrested a wanted Boko Haram suspect, Bubayi Isa from Panama village, Gunda District, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State following a tip-off. Further investigation reveals that Bubayi is the 37 suspect on the list of Boko Haram Terrorists suspect published by Army Headquarters.
  9. Troops of 3 Division Garrison Jos Plateau State arrested 7 suspects and recovered weapons in the clash between Miango community and herdsmen at Rafiki Village few days ago. The troops responded to distress calls to the clash reported by locals. As troops moved in to settle the dispute, the herdsmen opened fire on troops convoy. 2 soldiers paid the supreme price. 7 suspects were arrested in connection with the clashes. While conducting search, troops discovered 23 dead bodies at Mararaba Dare shortly before Rafiki Village and many civilians were wounded. 2 other soldiers wounded are receiving medical attention at 3 Division Military Hospital and Medical Services. They are stable. Weapons recovered include one Ak 47 assault rifle with 26 rounds of 7.62mm special and One locally made single barrel loaded with 15 rounds. The troops later intensified patrol within the general area to forestall further break down of law and other.
  10. According to reports, a gang of Fulani herdsmen, on Wednesday morning, killed four soldiers and injured many others in Miango, Plateau State. Military sources told SaharaReporters that the soldiers were travelling in the convoy of their Garrison Commander. A soldier, who visited one of his injured colleagues at the 3rd Division Military Hospital within the Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, said the victim, Corp0ral Maidugu, sustained died at the hospital after sustaining gunshot wounds.
  11. Situation Report Live at Protest Ground in Benue State Shoot-On-Sight Order in Makurdi Round-about as Ortom arrive protest Ground: Nigerian Soldiers Shoot At Protesting Students- two killed three shot but still alive. Nigeria — Soldiers 72 Barack opened fire on Benue students. University students cut across the State are still protesting Continuously against the invasion by the Fulani herdsmen in TIV Land. More Information Coming soon.......
  12. Some soldiers were excited after capturing and killing a huge python while on an official duty. The gallant soldiers were all smiles as they butchered the big sized reptile in order to prepare a meal with it.
  13. Alhaji Ladan Baba, the Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kano has debunked media reports that there was a clash between soldiers and some corps members in the orientation camp at Karaye Local Government Area of the state. A statement by Aliyu Ahmed, the NYSC public relations officer and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Kano denied the report. According to the Coordinator, there was also no any clash between the military, paramilitary and the corps members as reported. “The attention of the Management of the NYSC has been drawn to news reports of skirmishes between a group of Corps members and the Camp Commandant, Capt. Anyaegbunan during the ongoing 2017 Batch ‘B’ Orientation Course at Karaye. “We wish to state for the records that the face-off started as a result of actions taken by a group of Corps members in solidarity with their colleagues who were being punished while loitering within the Camp Premises as social activity was going on. “The chanting of solidarity songs by the Corps members was an effort to get the erring Corps member released from the Camp Commandant which later ignited a rowdy session”, he said. The Coordinator added that the situation was immediately brought under control after he addressed the Corps members on the issue. “I promised to interface with the Camp Commandant to ensure that punishment and reward for Corps members are handled in line with the provision of the NYSC Bye law”. He reminded the Corps members of the need to adhere to the channel of communication in the Camp and assured them that NYSC Management would continue to implement policies and programmes that will enhance the welfare and security of Corps members in the Camp and during the service year. The Coordinator also drew the attention of all media organizations on the need to also adhere to their age-long tradition of balance and objectivity in news reporting. He further urged them to always verify their sources of news and to report objectively, saying normalcy has since returned to the Camp as all scheduled activities were on going without hindrance. The NYSC Coordinator also called on the public to always ignore such unbalanced reports so as to maintain the existing peace and unity among the corps members and the country at large.

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