Tag Archives: Nigerian army

Sanwo-Olu Receives GOC 81 Division, Seeks Synergy Among Security Agencies

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has called for synergy among security agencies to make Lagos safer for residents and visitors. Speaking on Thursday when the new General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Lagos, Major-General Godwin Umelo, paid him a courtesy visit at the Lagos House, Marina, Governor Sanwo-Olu commended the role of the Nigerian Army ...

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Army Dismisses Over 300 Soldiers For Desertion, Inconsistent BVN

The Nigerian Army has dismissed over 300 soldiers from service for deserting the Operation Lafiya Dole counter-insurgency campaign in the North-East and going away without leave, among other allegations. Findings by our correspondent revealed that the men were disengaged by their unit commanders between 2015 and 2016. Investigations showed that some of the soldiers were also discharged for certificate forgery, age fraud, ...

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Depressed Soldier Kills Officer In Borno

 …as army reacts to attack on Borno Governor’s convoy by Boko Haram  A trooper of the Nigerian Army serving in 202 Battalion of 21 Special Armoured Brigade Bama, Borno State, went beserk yesterday, July 29, 2020 and fired at an officer (a Subaltern) which led to his death. The incident happened when the soldier approached the officer who was standing ...

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Reps To Probe Mass Exodus Of Soldiers From Nigerian Army

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged mass exodus of soldiers from the Nigerian Army, warning that it will worsen the security crises across the country. At the plenary on Tuesday, the House unanimously adopted a motion moved by the Chief Whip, Mohammed Monguno, and co-sponsored by Deputy Whip, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha; Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu; and Deputy ...

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OPI: ‘Army Arresting Truck Pushers, Vendors As IPOB Terrorists In Aba’

A civil society group, Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law (Intersociety), has accused the Nigerian Army of embarking on indiscriminate arrests, torture, dehumanization and criminally and falsely labeling victims as ‘kidnappers’ and ‘IPOB terrorists’ in Aba and environs. “All those arrested on Tuesday, 5th Nov 2019, numbering over 45, were jam-packed in not less than five Army Hilux ...

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Beyond Nigerian Army’s Spiritual Warfare

By Casmir Igbokwe Like many Nigerians, most of our security agents are “deeply religious.” Last week, I went to a police station in Lagos to honour an appointment with a female inspector. Recall that I narrated my experience with that bribe-seeking inspector on this page last week. Her colleagues told me she was in a fellowship within the station. She later ...

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