Nigerian Armed Forces

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 17th, 2014
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by Eyenisong Ibibio By now the sponsors and promoters of the Islamic group known as “Boko Haram” would have seen the futility of their ambition if the aims were to seek relevance and attention or to achieve outright political power levers. Boko Haram has become a monster, an uncontrollable monster th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 24th, 2014
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A killing of insurgents in northern Nigeria may have actually been a heinous attack on local young men merely rounded up and detained, according to a New York Times account. By John Campbell, On March 14, insurgents labeled “Boko Haram” attacked the Giwa Barracks, a major army facility in the norther...
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Jan 29th, 2014
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by Osita Ebiem “We are…calling on Muslims in this part of the world to be well prepared because, very soon, we would launch a full scale war between the Muslims and the Christians.” – Abubakar Shekau declared in February, 2011. In the interest of those who might believe differently, the a...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 10th, 2013
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Twelve soldiers and seven policemen were killed in recent attacks in Borno by suspected members of the Boko Haram, the commander of the military Joint Task Force (JTF), Major General Jah Ewansiah, has said. The military had last week denied that up to a dozen officers were killed in the Malumfatori a...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 3rd, 2013
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KANO, Nigeria — Nigerian soldiers have killed five gunmen believed to belong to the Islamist group Boko Haram while losing a soldier and a policeman during a gunbattle in the country’s volatile northeast, the military said on Thursday. Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, the military spokesman in Maiduguri, t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 19th, 2012
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President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said that the country is more important than personal, religious and ethnic differences, urging Nigerians to rise above individual differences and promote values that bind the country together. Speaking at the emblem appeal launch for the 2013 Armed Forces Remem...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 2nd, 2012
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While the President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, GCFR and the commander in chief of the Armed Forces, was giving his Independence Day address on NTA, the head of the terrorist leadership Mujahdeen Abubakar Shekau, Supreme Commander of the Jammatu Ahlis Sunnati Ludawati Wahl Jihad aka ...
By benim
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Sep 2nd, 2011
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Nigeria – Nigeria’s army said on Friday it would use “all the necessary force within its powers” to stop clashes in the city of Jos after claims of dozens killed in ethnic fighting and by troops who responded. Christian and Muslim groups claimed up to 42 people were killed Thu...
By benim
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Aug 23rd, 2011
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The public feud between former heads of state Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) and Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ) is an occasion to reflect on the high price the Nigeria has paid for poor governance. The two have been military colleagues since the Biafra War (1967-1970) and are an integral part of the patron-client ...
By benim
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May 17th, 2011
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A renegade militant group targeted in recent days by Nigerian troops in the southern oil producing delta on Monday said it had surrendered, but the military said it was unaware of such a declaration. The military last week said it was engaged in an operation to flush out the militants in an area of D...