Ijaw Youth Council Vows To Protect Tompolo, Warns The Army

Ijaw Youth Council Vows To Protect Tompolo, Warns The Army

The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Friday, said it was behind ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, otherwise known as Tompolo. The group warned ‘laptop fraudsters’ masquerading as militants in the region to leave him alone. President of the group, Pereotubo Oweilaemi, who made this statement yesterday, asked soldiers searching for members of the Niger Delta Avengers to stop harassing innocent riverine dwellers. Oweilaemi said, “For the umpteenth time, the Ijaw nation is appealing to the laptop fraudsters…

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Security Forces, Government Officials Creating Tension In The Niger-Delta- Clark

Security Forces, Government Officials Creating Tension In The Niger-Delta- Clark

The National Leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Senator Edwin Clark, has accused Nigeria’s security forces and government officials of causing unnecessary tension in the Niger Delta region. The elder statesman strongly frowned at the manner, with which the army allegedly terrorize the people, including women and children, with fighter jets and gunboats. Citing the recent suspension of ceasefire and threat to resume hostilities by the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, he said, “When…

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Corruption In The Army Is Real We Are Suffering- Soldier Writes Buhary

Corruption In The Army Is Real We Are Suffering- Soldier Writes Buhary

An officer of the Nigerian Army has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari to complain about alleged corruption and sorry state of troops. The officer, also part of the war against Boko Haram, wrote the letter in reaction to the army’s dismissal of the complaints of Abdulrauf Aliyu, a private of the Nigerian army. Aliyu had complained that he was abandoned after being shot by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. However, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman,…

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Nigerain Army Brutality- NUJ Kicks Over Assault On Member

Nigerain Army Brutality- NUJ Kicks Over Assault On Member

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Council, has condemned the assault on a photo journalist with Daily Trust newspapers, Mr. Ikechukwu Ibe by an Army Captain. Ibe was carrying out an assignment on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Jabi area of Abuja when he was attacked.  The Army Officer allegedly brutalised and assaulted Journalist Ibe, leaving him with multiple lacerations and swollen eyes. The military officer also allegedly confiscated his camera, removed and destroyed…

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We Are Not In Rivers State For Immunization- Army Denies Excercise

We Are Not In Rivers State For Immunization- Army Denies Excercise

The Nigerian Army has denied rumours making the rounds that its personnel embarked upon forceful vaccination of students with an unknown substance in parts of Rivers State. This is as All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State accused Governor Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike of being behind the rumour of Nigerian Army vaccine in schools in order to intimidate and demoralise security agencies in the state. The Nigerian Army, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday…

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Army: Operation Crocodile Smile II Begins Friday- Aims At Military Training

Army: Operation Crocodile Smile II Begins Friday- Aims At Military Training

The Nigerian Army has announced that Exercise CROCODILE SMILE II will commence on Friday. The Army said the exercise which will “span across three Divisions of the Nigerian Army, 2,6 and 81” is in line with the training of troops in the “conduct of Internal Security Operations.” A statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Col Sani Usman, added that Exercise CROCODILE SMILE II was “based on Constitutional provisions.”  Recall that the Army had…

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Operation Lafia Dole Fails To Rescue UniMaid Lecturers- Army Whines

Operation Lafia Dole Fails To Rescue UniMaid Lecturers- Army Whines

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has explained why the military was yet to rescue the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) lecturers, oil workers and women abducted by Boko Haram terrorists. According to Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj.- Gen. John Enenche, the sect was using the captives as a shield. He noted that the troops could not apply full force to free them owing to the collateral damage that could follow such decision. Ten women, including female…

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Lagos: Court Orders Nigerian Army To Pay Fine For Killing

Lagos: Court Orders Nigerian Army To Pay Fine For Killing

Recently the Nigerian Army has been widely criticised for Human Rights abuses and random killings of innocent civilians. In another killing involving one Olajide Enilari, a flour merchant in Lagos, a Federal High Court in Lagos has  ordered the Army to pay N85.5 million for the assault and killing of  Olajide Enilari. The verdict came eight years after the deceased died from a brutal assault by soldiers in 2009. A human rights campaign organization, Access…

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Breaking News: Army Shifts Blames On Kanu Whereabouts To Igbos

Breaking News: Army Shifts Blames On Kanu Whereabouts To Igbos

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, has maintained that family of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu knows where Kanu is hiding. Usman urged Nigerians to ask the younger brother and lawyer to the IPOB leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor of Kanu’s whereabouts. The Army spokesman also said Kanu was somebody without any means of livelihood, but used “propaganda” to attract public sympathy. Speaking in Abuja, while rounding off…

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Nigerian Army KIlls Again In A Road Mishap

Nigerian Army KIlls Again In A Road Mishap

Two brothers whose identities are yet to be ascertained have been run over by a military van at Abaji town, on the Abuja-Lokoja road. A witness said the incident happened at about 8:34am on Monday when a Toyota Hilux van without registration number lost control and ran over the two brothers by the road side. He said one of them died on the way to Abaji General Hospital while being taken there by the rescue…

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