The Nigerian Army has appointed Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima as its Director of Public Relations. Yerima replaces Brig.-Gen. Saghir Musa, who has been redeployed to the Nigerian Army Training Centre (NATRAC), Kontagora in Niger State.
A total of 127 soldiers are exiting the Nigerian Army despite the worsening security challenges the military is currently combating in some parts of the country.
Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has told recruits of the Nigerian army to prepare for a move to Sambisa, a stronghold of the Boko Haram sect in Borno state.
“The Nigeria Army has failed us; they have failed in discharging their role of protecting the commuters.” However, apart from criticising the military, the Borno governor has also supported the military with resources and equipment but the Osun monarch described Governor Zulum’s attacks on the military as demoralising.
The Nigerian Army said on Saturday that plans are underway to boost the ongoing operation in the North-East codenamed “Lafiya Dole’ with newly commissioned Vehicle Ultra-Light Carriage Artillery (VULCAR) and Self Propelled Light Guns into the Army.
The Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP) has reportedly replaced Goni Maina, the former commander who was killed on December 1 in an air raid jointly conducted by the Nigerian army and the air force.
Not less than 18 military generals of the Nigerian Army have tested positive for COVID-19 following the breakout of the virus during the aborted 2020 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference.The top military officers are all confirmed to have participated in the annual conference which held in Abuja before it was shut down after an officer attending the meeting tested positive to the virus
Residents of Zabarmari in Borno state have accused the Nigerian military of failing to respond to early warnings that could have averted a likely Boko Haram attack on their community meanwhile Abubakar Salihu said the military is partly to blame for the incident
The armed forces has taken to his Twitter page to announce their successful operation in neutralizing bandits. As posted on their page: “OPERATION THUNDER STRIKE: Air Component Disrupts Cattle Rustling Activities, Mops Up Armed Bandits At KWIAMBANA FOREST In Kaduna State”.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.