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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Biafra: Where Is Nnamdi Kanu Hiding?

Biafra: Where Is Nnamdi Kanu Hiding?

Nnamdi Kanu has gone into hiding after the Nigerian army’s declaration of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist organization. According to the Punch, Kanu and his top lieutenants had ‘disappeared’ from his country home in Afaraukwu near Umuahia and other places he frequently visited. IPOB members said Kanu and others were advised to hide after the army’s terrorism declaration and the decision of the South-East governors to proscribe activities of pro-Biafra agitators…

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Biafra: Amnesty International Reacts To Rights Abuses Against Unarmed Civilians

Biafra: Amnesty International Reacts To Rights Abuses Against Unarmed Civilians

Amnesty International (AI) has said that it is investigating the clash between the Nigerian Army and the members of the Nnamdi Kanu led Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in Umuahia, Abia state. AI, in a statement on Friday by its Director in Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, said it was deeply concerned with the reports of cases of violence and illegal loss of lives following the clashes, cautioning the Nigerian army on the use of force on…

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We Cannot Be Terrorists, We Don’t Carry Arms Or Kill People – IPOB Responds

We Cannot Be Terrorists, We Don’t Carry Arms Or Kill People – IPOB Responds

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reacted to the declaration by the Defence Headquarters that the group is a terrorist organisation. The group said it was a non-violent movement and that it had never carried arms or killed anyone. IPOB’s position was made known by Prince Kanu, the younger brother of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu during a chat with newsmen on Friday. He said: “It is very, very laughable that that is coming from…

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Nigerian Army Declares IPOB A Terrorist Organisation

Nigerian Army Declares IPOB A Terrorist Organisation

The Nigerian military has declared the pro-Biafra separatist group, IPOB, a “terrorist organisation.” The military made the declaration in a statement on Friday by the Director of Defence Information, John Enenche. In his statement, Mr. Enenche, a major general, listed five reasons the military considered for labelling IPOB a terror group. These include “The formation of a Biafra Secret Service, claimed formation of Biafra National Guard, unauthorised blocking of public access roads; extortion of money…

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