Nigerian army announces nationwide exercise as massive protests against police brutality continue across country

The Nigerian army will begin a two-month national exercise, it said on Saturday, while denying the move was part of any security response to recent widespread demonstrations against alleged police brutality. Operation Crocodile Smile would run across the country from October 20 to December 31, the first time the annual exercise, typically concentrated in the… Read More Nigerian army announces nationwide exercise as massive protests against police brutality continue across country

One killed, five arrested as soldiers clash with armed herdsmen in Benue 

Troops of the Nigerian Army, Sunday said they apprehended five gun-wielding herdsmen in six communities in Benue State, after a gun duel which led to the killing of one herdsman. It was learnt that the troops of 72 Battalion Special Forces on Saturday nabbed the herdsmen at about 1.30pm in the communities identified as Gbajimba,… Read More One killed, five arrested as soldiers clash with armed herdsmen in Benue 

Soldier sentenced to death, others jailed over murder of civilians, various charges in Borno State

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 offences ranging from manslaughter to illegal possession of fire arms and ammunitions. The soldier, Lance Corporal John Godwin, was charged with murder, which is… Read More Soldier sentenced to death, others jailed over murder of civilians, various charges in Borno State

Nigerian Army warns public about false recruitment advertisements

The Nigerian Army has called on the general public to disregard the reports making the rounds on social media that it is recruiting. While describing the report as false and a handiwork of fraudulent syndicate with the aim of deceiving unsuspecting members of the public, the army through its spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman,… Read More Nigerian Army warns public about false recruitment advertisements

Nigeria Army to court-martial two Major Generals

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, has ordered the military trial of two Major Generals of the Nigerian Army for what military sources said were offences contrary to service discipline. The senior officers are Major General Ibrahim Sani, former Chief of Army Transformation and Innovation Centre and Major General Patrick Falola, former Commandant,… Read More Nigeria Army to court-martial two Major Generals