The Nigerian Army has announced that a major shake up carried out affected a total of 399 Senior Army Officers, among whom is the Director of Defence Information, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche. A statement from the Director of Public Relations, Nigerian Army, Brig General Sani Usman on Friday night stated that the postings and redeployments of the affected officers represents the 2017 Fouth Quarter Postings. General Usman announced that the postings were with effect from January 2, 2018. The statement reads: “The Nigerian Army has today Friday 29th December 2017, released the 2017 Fourth Quarter Postings and Appointments of its Officers. It will be recalled that recently some senior officers were promoted to the ranks of Brigadier Generals and Major Generals respectiv
Nigeria's military troops on Monday foiled a Boko Haram attempt to invade Maiduguri and cause mayhem on Christmas day. According to a soldier, Boko Haram insurgents attacked Molai, a village of about five kilometres away from Maiduguri. The soldier, who was one of those at a checkpoint at Molai, said a large number of Boko Haram fighters were moving towards the town but were engaged by the military. A senior military source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Christmas day attack was anticipated and all military and security agents were put on red alert
Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Sunday alleged that soldiers are currently in the residence of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu. Fani-Kayode alleged that the soldiers are “packing all his furniture, electronic equipment, carpets, personal items, clothes.” The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chieftain made the claim on his official twitter handle. “The army is in Nnamdi Kanu’s house right now packing all his furniture, electronic equipment, carpets, personal items, clothes etc.. WHY?,” he wrote. The IPOB leader has neither been seen nor heard from since his residence was allegedly invaded by security operatives on September 14.
The leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been missing since the Nigerian Army launched Operation Python Dance 11. The younger brother of the IPOB leader Emmanuel has asked the Nigerian Army to produce his corpse if he has been killed. Kanu and his parents have gone missing, since the military raided their Afarakwu residence in Abia State on September 14. Speaking on behalf of the family on Tuesday, Emmanuel said he strongly believes his brother fell into the hands of the troops. “It is either they (soldiers) captured him or killed him when they attacked our house. If they captured him, they should release him to the police, and if they have killed him, they should produce the corpse because he was last seen moments before the raid,” he said.
The Army on Saturday, said it would launch Operation Crocodile Smile II, in the South-South region and some parts of the South-West. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, confirmed this in an interview with Signature TV on Saturday. He said the army embarked on Python Dance lI, because of the positive feedback from the South-East after Python Dance I. “Look, this is the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Nigerian military belongs to Nigeria and they have a duty to exercise in any part of the country. It is so sad that some people try to politicise these issues. They should have exercised patience and seen how this exercise would go. “We had Operation Harbin Kunama II covering the North-West and parts of the North-Central this year. As soon as we are done with E
Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna central senatorial district has condemned Operation Python Dance II in the South East and called on the government to put a stop to it. Senator Sani on his social media account on Thursday described the operation as a deadly Python Dance. He said: "Deadly Python dance in the south east is provocative, unnecessary and should be stopped. "Agitators must conduct their affairs peacefully and within the laws. "Non violent struggle is legitimate, Violent struggle is illegal". He said Hausa people living in the south east and south south must be protected and any attack on them stand condemned.
The attorney of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has accused the Nigerian government of placing the separatist agitator under house arrest. Many soldiers laid siege to Kanu's house on Tuesday, surrounding it and preventing him from leaving the building. According to Ifeanyi, at least four IPOB members had been killed in the area by the soldiers. “Just to notify the world that my client’s (Nnamdi Kanu) house is presently under siege by the trigger-happy soldiers acting under the direct instruction of Chief of Army Staff. “He has been placed under house arrest at the moment while shooting sporadically into the air. “Casualties are being counted as the unprovoked assault progresses. Some IPOB members have just been killed at le
In response to a statement from the Nigerian Defence Spokesperson about the purported attack on Nnamdi Kanu's residence over the weekend, Nnamdi Kanu, has accused the Nigerian Army of attempting to kill him over his determination to actualise Biafra. He spoke after the alleged invasion of his home at Afara Ukwu, Umuahia, where some persons were allegedly killed and scores injured. Soldiers reportedly stormed his home at about 6.30pm yesterday. Kanu said they shot sporadically, adding that their sole aim was to take his life. Narrating the incident to Daily Sun, Kanu recalled he was resting when one of his relatives drew his attention to heavy presence of soldiers at the main entrance to his family home. He said within few minutes, “the soldiers started shooting sporadically
The Nigerian army has reacted to the alleged invasion of the residence of Nnamdi Kanu of the Indigenous People of Biafra by its men where five persons lost their lives. Report had it on Sunday that military men, who had stormed Kanu’s home with an armoured vehicle, were resisted by some members of the pro-Biafra group, killing five persons and injuring others. Reacting to the report, Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi, Assistant Director Army Public Relations, 14 Brigade Nigerian Army, said Nigerian army officials were not behind the attack. His statement reads in full. “The attention of 14 Brigade Nigerian Army has been drawn to fictitious news going round especially on the social media that troops have invaded the home of Nnamdi Kanu and killed 3 persons. “This is far from the truth.
The home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was allegedly invaded on Sunday by the Nigerian Army barely 24 hours after it announced the start of its second phase of Operation Python Dance II in the South-Eastern states. However, gathered that the military personnel, who stormed Kanu’s home with an armoured vehicle were resisted by some members of the pro-Biafra group. Some IPOB were reportedly shot in the process. According to the spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful, about five youths were killed and about 30 were injured. “The Hausa Fulani soldiers and Police Nigerian uniforms came to kill our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in his compound at Afaraukwu Umuahia and started shooting sporadically and killed five people and up to thirty people with bullet