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Rule Of Law: Five Soldiers Bagged Death Sentence For Killing Civilians

Rule Of Law: Five Soldiers Bagged Death Sentence For Killing Civilians

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The General Court Martial (GOC) sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State has sentenced a soldier serving in Operation LAFIYA DOLE to death for murder. Other soldiers also bagged jail sentences for various offenses ranging from manslaughter to illegal possession of fire arms and ammunition. The soldier, Lance Corporal John Godwin, was charged with murder, which is punishable under Section 106 (a) of Armed Forces Acts (Cap A20), Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN) 2004, for killing five rescued civilians in Yamteke town of Borno State. The civilians were earlier rescued by troops of the soldier’s battalion and were taken for investigation at the time the soldier shot and killed 5 of them. Another soldier, Sergeant Innocent Ototo, was sentenced to life imprisonment for manslaughter a
Ijaw Youth Council Vows To Protect Tompolo, Warns The Army

Ijaw Youth Council Vows To Protect Tompolo, Warns The Army

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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 masquerading as militants in the region to leave High Chief Government Ekpemupolo alone. “They can engage in whatsoever business they so desire for the perpetration of their criminal agenda, but Tompolo’s name should not be dragged in. The Ijaw nation is standing be
Security Forces, Government Officials Creating Tension In The Niger-Delta- Clark

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

Breaking, Politics
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 the Niger Delta Avengers gave notice of withdrawing its ceasefire and resuming hostilities for obvious reasons, the leadership of PANDEF quickly intervened, appealing to them to maintain status quo. It went further to send emissaries to the creeks to deliberate with the NDA.” “It is the ordinary peop
Corruption In The Army Is Real We Are Suffering- Soldier Writes Buhary

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

Breaking, Economy
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, spokesman of the army, denied the allegation, saying Aliyu was declared a deserter for leaving the hospital he was receiving treatment without being cleared by the authorities. “This is a clear case of a deserter from the Nigerian army trying to run a campaign of calumny against the Nigerian army on Social Media,” The Cable quoted him
Nigerain Army Brutality- NUJ Kicks Over Assault On Member

Nigerain Army Brutality- NUJ Kicks Over Assault On Member

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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 the memory card just because he took some pictures of a vehicle that ran into a restaurant in Jabi. In a press statement signed by the Secretary of NUJ, FCT Council, Rafat Salami, the NUJ, amongst other things, demanded that the officers involved in the “ugly incident” be sanctioned. “The NUJ to say the
We Are Not In Rivers State For Immunization- Army Denies Excercise

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

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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 by the deputy director, Army Public Relations, 6 Division, Colonel Aminu Illiasu, said the rumour was spread by enemies of the country. The statement reads, “The attention of Headquarters 6 Division HQ Nigerian Army has been drawn to some rumours making the rounds that some Nigerian Army Personnel are going round s
Army: Operation Crocodile Smile II Begins Friday- Aims At Military Training

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

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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 last year launched the operation in the Niger Delta region of the country. The statement reads, “The Exercise, set to span across 3 Divisions of the Nigerian Army (2, 6 and 81 Divisions), is in line with the 2017 Training Directives which aims at training troops in the conduct of Internal Security Operations in aid of Civil Author
Operation Lafia Dole Fails To Rescue UniMaid Lecturers- Army Whines

Operation Lafia Dole Fails To Rescue UniMaid Lecturers- Army Whines

Breaking, Education, Politics
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 police personnel, were kidnapped on June 21 this year along Damboa Road in Borno State. They were seized after their assailants ambushed a convoy of security personnel who was heading for a burial in Adamawa State. On the other hand, the varsity teachers, who were part of an oil exploration team in the state, were capture...
Lagos: Court Orders Nigerian Army To Pay Fine For Killing

Lagos: Court Orders Nigerian Army To Pay Fine For Killing

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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 to Justice, dragged the army before the court on behalf of the deceased. Details of a court judgement dated September 26, revealed that the judge, I. N. Buba, ruled that the assault which led to the death of Enilari was wrong and unlawful. The Chief of Army Staff, the Chief of Naval Staff, the Attorney General of the Federati
Breaking News: Army Shifts Blames On Kanu Whereabouts To Igbos

Breaking News: Army Shifts Blames On Kanu Whereabouts To Igbos

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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 a two-day media conference on the military’s enhancement of human rights, Usman said Kanu’s followers were in a “one-chance vehicle.” He made these remarks while insisting that the IPOB leader was not in custody of the Nigerian military. According to Usman, “There was an allegation that somebody (Kanu) went into h
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