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Nigerian troops angry after Boko Haram killed 4 in ambush

Nigerian Soldiers fired shots in the air at Maiduguri barracks on Wednesday because they were angry with their commanders about having been made to return at night to the city through an area where Boko Haram is fighting an insurgency, soldiers told Reuters. The shooting came in the wake of an ambush of Niger...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Nigerian troops patrol airports ahead of WEF

Troops deployed Saturday to Nigeria’s main airports in a security clampdown ahead of a major international economic conference next week in Abuja after two bomb blasts left scores dead in the capital. Armed troops have been deployed to the departure and arrival gates of both Abuja’s international ...

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Posted on May 5, 2014

Chad withdraws troops from Central Africa

N’DJAMENA(AFP) – Chad announced Thursday it was withdrawing from the African peacekeeping force in the violence-torn Central African Republic after being accused of siding with a mainly Muslim movement that held power for most of last year. Chad came under the spotlight last weekend when at least ...

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Posted on Apr 4, 2014

Amnesty accuses Nigerian troops of massive murders

Amnesty accuses Nigerian troops of massive murders is a post from: P.M. NEWS Nigeria In a briefing published today, Amnesty International has revealed a much higher human casualties in the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria’s northeast states, since January. Against an earlier figure of about 1,000 deaths...

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Posted on Mar 31, 2014

Tuareg Rebels killed in Battle with Malian Troops

Up to three fighters from the MNLA Tuareg separatist group were killed in a clash with the Malian army in the north of the country on Friday, a security source, a U.N. spokesman and a resident said.  Tuareg rebels seized control of the northern town of Kidal and some surrounding areas after a French-led mili...

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Posted on Nov 9, 2013

Nigerian troops kill scores of Boko Haram fighters

Nigeria’s army said Friday it had killed 74 suspected Boko Haram fighters in a raid in northeastern Borno state, as gunmen from the Islamist group battled security forces in neighbouring Yobe state. The army said it deployed bombs and ground troops to destroy insurgent camps in Borno on Thursday. Army s...

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Posted on Oct 26, 2013

Nigeria’s troops kill 37 Boko Haram militants

Nigeria’s military said Tuesday it killed 37 suspected Boko Haram fighters in a ground and air assault on an insurgent camp in the northeast, the epicentre of the Islamist group’s four-year uprising. The military attacked a suspected Boko Haram camp in Borno state, said military spokesman Aliyu Da...

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Posted on Oct 23, 2013

Nigerian troops foil Boko Haram multi-front attacks, kill 40

Amidst report of extra-judicial killings of Boko Haram suspects by Nigeria’s military, while suspects were under their custody, Nigeria’s military said today it had killed another 40 militants. The army claimed they were killed in the course of repelling a coordinated attack in three parts of Nige...

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Posted on Oct 15, 2013

African Union Calls For More African Troops in Somalia

The African Union has backed a call to boost about one third of the number of troops in an African peacekeeping force in Somalia, to reinforce a campaign against Islamist militants there who attacked a Nairobi shopping mall last month. The union’s Peace and Security Council said 6,235 soldiers and polic...

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Posted on Oct 12, 2013

Jang’s NGF Faction Hails Troops’ Deployment To Nasarawa

The Jonah Jang faction of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for deploying troops to Nasarawa state to ensure law and order in the troubled spots of the state. In a statement signed by the Media Officer to the Chairman of the Forum, Musa Bello, the development was hailed ...

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Posted on Sep 24, 2013

Kenya troops take control of Westgate Mall

Kenyan troops are “in control” of Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall, the Kenyan interior ministry announced overnight Monday, with all the hostages trapped by Islamist gunmen believed to have been freed. A government spokesman told AFP the three-day-long siege, in which the attackers massacre...

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Posted on Sep 24, 2013

FG Deploys Military Troops To Nasarawa

Following Friday’s clash between the warring groups Eggon and Alago youth in Nasarawa north central Nigeria, and claims that 50 NYSC members serving in Nasarawa state lost their lives as a result of the ethnic clashes in the state, the federal government has ordered a deployment of military troops to the st...

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Posted on Sep 19, 2013

Pres. Jonathan orders deployment of troops to Nasarawa state

By Citizens Platform President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the immediate deployment of troops to Nasarrawa state following ethnic clashes in the state. The Director, Army Public Relations Department, Brigadier General Ibrahim Attahiru, disclosed in Abuja that the troops will join the police to stem the tide...

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Posted on Sep 18, 2013

Nigeria sends troops to fight ethnic militia

Nigeria’s Federal Government on Wednesday ordered immediate troops’ deployment to North Central State of Nasarawa where clashes between members of the dreaded Ombatse ethic militia has resulted in the loss of scores of lives, displacement of hundreds of others while many houses also burnt down in the ...

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Posted on Sep 18, 2013

Boko Haram: Shekau’s deputy killed by Nigerian troops

Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters announced on Wednesday in Abuja that Momodu Bama, the second-in-command to the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has been killed. A statement by the Defence Headquarters said that Bama’s death had also been corroborated by other terrorists captured by troops. It...

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Posted on Aug 15, 2013

Troops Kill Shekau’s Second In-Command In Faceoff

The Islamic Terrorist group, Boko Haram has suffered a major loss as Momodu Bama, who is said to be the second in-command to the group’s leader Abubakar Shekau, was killed in a faceoff while the troops were in pursuit of the terrorists who have been unleashing mayhem in Borno and Yobe communities. Confirmed...

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Posted on Aug 14, 2013

Army Deploys More Troops To Darfur

The Nigerian Army has deployed more troops to Darfur, the Sudanese capital on peace support operations, as part of commitment to the United Nations and African Union peace support operations in Africa. The troops comprise of officers and men totalling 800 and are going to replace troops already on ground in D...

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Posted on Aug 13, 2013

Army Trains Troops On Counter Terrorism

As the security forces battle with the Boko Haram insurgency in the north, the Nigerian Army has trained a total of 724 troops on counter terrorism to consolidate on successes recorded recently by troops against security challenges facing the country. At their graduation ceremony held at the Nigerian Army Sch...

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Posted on Aug 8, 2013

Nigerian Troops From Mali join military operations in north east

About one hundred Nigerian troops deployed to Mali as part of the United Nations peace keepers have arrived Maiduguri the Borno state capital . The troops were received by the director Defence information Brigadier General Chris Olukolade and other top military officers. The returning troops have joined other...

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Posted on Aug 5, 2013

Nigerian Troops From Mali join military operations in north east

About one hundred Nigerian troops deployed to Mali as part of the United Nations peace keepers have arrived Maiduguri the Borno state capital . The troops were received by the director Defence information Brigadier General Chris Olukolade and other top military officers. The returning troops have joined other...

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Posted on Aug 5, 2013

Nigerian troops to be withdrawn from Mali peacekeeping mission

By Citizens Platform (AFP) – Nigeria will Wednesday (today) begin withdrawal of some of its troops from Mali because they are needed back home, where the country is battling a deadly Islamist insurgency, officials said Tuesday. It was not clear how many troops would be pulled from the west African natio...

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Posted on Jul 31, 2013

Mali: Nigerian troops withdrawal begins today

Nigeria will today begin withdrawal of some of its troops from Mali because they are needed back home, where the country is battling Boko Haram insurgency, spokesman of the defence headquarters, Brigadier General Chris Olukolade said in a statement. It was not clear how many troops would be pulled from the we...

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Posted on Jul 31, 2013

Nigeria to withdraw troops in Mali, after shabby deal

Nigeria plans to withdraw some of its troops from Mali because they are needed back home, where the country is battling a deadly Islamist insurgency, officials said Thursday. It was not clear how many troops would be pulled from the troubled West African nation, where Nigeria currently has some 1,000 troops, ...

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Posted on Jul 18, 2013

100 attacking herdsmen killed by Nigerian troops

A Nigerian military commander claimed on Wednesday that soldiers had since last week killed more than 100 attackers responsible for a deadly raid in Plateau state. •Nigerian soldiers on an operation. The military has come under major pressure over last week’s attack which killed at least 28 residents ...

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Posted on Jul 4, 2013

U.S. Troops’ Details Leaked In Cyber Attacks Aimed At South Korea

Hackers say they have leaked personal details of tens of thousands of U.S. troops to websites, South Korean news reports and online security officials said on Wednesday, a day after cyber attacks disabled access to government and news sites. The hacking attacks on Tuesday, the anniversary of the start of the ...

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Posted on Jun 26, 2013

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