The Nigerian Army has denied that it invaded six Agatu communities in Benue State, saying that it had only embarked on an operation to recoverthe body of a soldier who was killed in the area.
The Nigerian Army authorities has punished two soldiers who were caught on camera maltreating a physically challenged man on a wheelchair for allegedly wearing military camouflage.
No less than 15 Boko Haram fighters were reportedly killed when they engaged troops of the Nigerian Army in a fierce gun battle in Borno State on Friday.
The Nigerian Army has described the new video released by the Boko Haram terrorists as “mere terrorist propaganda.”
Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima on Thursday appealed for the reopening of major highways from the state leading to neighbouring Republic of Niger to facilitate the return of over 85,000 Nigerian refugees.
Five Nigerian soldiers were seriously injured on Saturday when their patrol ran into an Improvised Explosive Device, IED, planted by Boko Haram terrorists.
Violence was averted in Nkwagu, a town close to Abakiliki, the capital of Ebonyi State, on Saturday evening when some police officers clashed with soldiers from a nearby Army Cantonment.
10 journalists working for the Watchdog News, who were arrested by a combined team of the Nigerian Army and the Department of State Services, DSS, in Benin, the Edo State capital last Wednesday, September 21, are yet to be released.
The military operation in the Niger Delta region, Operation Crocodile Smile has been extended to Imo State, as government troops raided two prominent kidnappers’ camps belonging to rival cultists.
Troops of 2 Brigade of the Nigerian Army participating in “Operation CROCODILE SMILE”, an operation aimed at curtailing the activities of militants in the Niger Delta region, have destroyed 74 illegal refineries in the last two days and dismantled camps used by suspected kidnappers and militants in Rivers and Bayelsa states.