Showing posts with label Army. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Army. Show all posts

Sunday, March 15, 2015

When The Kiev Army Has No More Tanks

by Denis Selesnev
Translated by Eugenia
The military operation in Donbass resulted for the Ukrainian army in huge losses of weapons – first of all, tanks. It has been estimated that during hostilities of 2014 the Military Forces of Ukraine (MFU) lost up to 200 tanks destroyed or taken by the adversary. The resumption of the active hostilities naturally leads to new losses. From the beginning of 2015 through the mid-February 50 tanks were destroyed, at least 40 taken, and a number damaged and had to be removed for repairs. Therefore, in a month or so of fighting Kiev lost more than 100 tanks, or at least 300 from the beginning of the military campaign. The age factor is also worth noting – most tanks in the army of Ukraine were produced about 30 years ago. This further increases the rate of breakups and malfunctions.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Just in: Army, Police Take Over Venue of Labour’s Aregbesola Support Rally in Osogbo, Plan to stop the rally.

Men of the Nigerian Army have taken over the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Venue of the rally organized by the entire workers of Osun to show support for the re-election of Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
Stern and gun-wielding security agents stopped those who had arrived the venue to decorate it ahead of the programme slated for 10am this morning.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Without enough funds, we can’t defeat B’Haram – Army

In a clear term, the Nigerian Army on Wednesday declared that its soldiers could not march force with force with the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents.

The Chief of Accounts and Budget (army), Maj.-Gen. Abdullahi Muraina, said this at Jaji, near Kaduna at a training programme for the Nigerian Army Finance Corps Warrant Officers and Senior Non-Commissioned officers.  Muraina said without adequate funding, the army would not be able to halt the current activities of Boko Haram.

He said, “Currently, budgetary allocation for the military is inadequate to meet the contemporary security challenges and also cater for the welfare of the Nigerian Army.”

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Army arrests ex-colonel who led Yobe B’Haram attacks

Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Ibrahim Attahiru
A retired lieutenant colonel, who was said to have led the Boko Haram attacks on Damaturu, Yobe State, on Thursday was arrested by security forces during the encounter. The retired army officer is being detained at a military facility. It could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report if he has been moved to Abuja for interrogation or not.

The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Ibrahim,  had put the casualty figure on the part of the insurgents at 70 in a statement that was silent on the number of soldiers killed in the attack.
It was however, learnt that nine soldiers including a lieutenant and four policemen lost their lives in the attack.
“The retired lieutenant colonel was properly discharged from the Army and it was a big surprise when he was arrested and identified by those who knew him as a former officer,” an Army source said.

Friday, October 25, 2013

74 ‘suspected’ Boko Haram fighters killed in raid – Nigerian army

Nigeria’s army said Friday it had killed 74 suspected Boko Haram fighters in a raid on insurgent camps in restive Borno state, the latest operation in the military’s bid to crush a four-year Islamist uprising.

“The operations, which involved ground and aerial assault…led to the destruction of the identified terrorists camps, killing 74 suspected militants,” area army spokesman Mohammed Dole said of the Thursday raid in Borno in the northeast, Boko Haram’s stronghold.
The strike targeted two villages in the Mainok local government area, not far from Borno’s capital of Maiduguri, where Boko Haram was founded more than a decade ago.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Army Bombard Boko Haram ‘Camp’ In Yobe

Nigeria’s military has launched air strikes on a Boko Haram camp, killing several Islamists, near a northeastern college campus where insurgents massacred over 78 students at the weekend, a spokesman said Thursday.

“We tracked the Boko Haram terrorists to their camp in the forest outside Gujba,” military spokesman in Yobe state Lazarus Eli said of the Tuesday operation.
“Fighter jets bombarded the camp while troops launched a ground

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Governor Babangida Aliyu Incites Army General Against President Jonathan in Coup Baiting

The real motives of the action of the 7 rebel PDP governors in factionalizing the People's Democratic Party, PDP is coming to light as the  Niger state governor, Dr. Babangida Aliyu yesterday reported the president to  the commander of Nigeria Army Corps Artillery, Kontagora Major General  Hussaini Salihu for not keeping to an alleged 'secret' pact to do one term.

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Nigerian Army kills 50 Boko Haram members in Borno

Army authorities on Friday, claimed that at least 50 Boko Haram insurgents were killed in strong efforts to repel attacks on villagers by the sect in two communities in the northern and eastern parts of Borno on Thursday.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Nigerian Army retires 10 generals

The authorities of the Nigerian Army have retired some top generals of the Army. It was gathered that those retired were ten in number. Among those affected were the former Director of Training and Operations, Defence Headquarters, Maj.-Gen. Lawrence Ngugbane, the former Commander of Training, Doctrine and Command, Maj.-Gen. Babagana  Mungonu, and the former Chief of Research and Development, Maj.-Gen. Obinali Ariahu.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Army & Police Prevent Church Burning By Mob In Abuja

A joint effort by the Nigerian army and police earlier today prevented the attempted burning of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nyanya area of the federal capital territory in Abuja .
Sources at the church told SaharaReporters that trouble started when a Hausa-speaking Muslim man in the area was prevented from parking his car too close to the church building. The measure was put in place as a way of preventing Islamist militants from attacking Christian places of worship on Sundays.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Army corners Boko Haram leader, Shekau, in Borno hills

The leader of the Boko Haram Islamic sect, Sheikh Abubakar Shekau, may have been cornered by operatives of the Joint Task Force in Gwoza hills, Borno State.
A top security source told Saturday PUNCHon Thursday that the JTF had located the area where the Boko Haram leader was hiding.
The source stated, “We are combing Gwoza hills where we believe Shekau is hiding.”
The source added that a unit of the Army’s Special Forces team had launched a “well-coordinated assault” on a group of insurgents somewhere in the Gwoza hills areas on June 26, 2013. Shekau, the source added, was in the group of Islamists, with some of his closest aides.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Al-Mustapha not promoted – Nigerian Army

The authorities of the Nigerian Army have denied speculation that the former Chief Security Officer to Gen. Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha,  is to be decorated with the rank of Brig.-Gen on Wednesday (today).
 The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.- Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, in a statement on Tuesday, described the Internet publication as erroneous.

The Court of Appeal on Friday acquitted Al-Mustapha over the killing of the wife of business mogul, MKO Abiola, Kudirat.  Attahiru said, 
“The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to an erroneous publication being circulated on the Internet about the decoration of the former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, Major Al-Mustapha with the rank of Brigadier-General following his recent acquittal by the court.
“The Nigerian Army wishes to advise the media to always cross check facts before going to the press to avoid misinformation, misrepresentation, and sensationalism in its reportage.”

Monday, July 8, 2013

Egypt Army Says 'Armed Terrorists' Tried To Storm HQ

Egypt's armed forces said Monday that "armed terrorists" had tried to storm the headquarters of the elite Republican Guard, leaving one security officer dead, in a statement quoted by the website of state-owned daily Al-Ahram.

"At dawn, an armed terrorist group tried to storm the Republican Guard (building)..., attacking army troops and police, which led to the death of one officer and left several conscripts injured, including six in critical condition," the statement said.
The Muslim Brotherhood, which had been protesting outside the Republican Guard HQ said 16 Islamist protesters had been shot dead.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Full Update: The US Army restricted access to parts of The Guardian newspaper’s website

The US Army confirmed on Thursday that access to The Guardian newspaper’s website has been filtered and restricted. Gordon Van Vleet, spokesman for the Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, or NETCOM, said in an email to the Monterey Herald that the Army is filtering "some access to press coverage and online content about the NSA leaks."

The Guardian's website has posted classified information regarding the NSA's surveillance activities, including PRISM, the massive domestic spying program that has Internet companies collude with military intelligence to keep tabs on Americans' online habits.
According to staff at the Presidio of Monterey, a military installation in California, employees told the Herald that they were able to access the paper’s US site,, but were prevented from accessing articles on the NSA that redirected to the British site.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

VIDEO: Army Officer Explains How Boko Haram Members Choose Their Camps

The Commander of Combat Team 1 that dislodged suspected members of the extremist sect, Boko Haram from their camp in Kirenowa Village, Lt. Col Danladi Hassan has explained the factors the militants considered before building their camps.Speaking to reporters after capturing a terrorist den in Kirenowa village, the Commander said the insurgents often site their camps in areas with thick vegetation so that they are shielded from military aerial scouts.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Boko Haram Chief Is A Video Tiger - Army

Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram chief, was described by Nigeria's military as a video tiger. The military says that it's an obvious “empty propaganda”  by the Boko Haram’s leader, which claims that soldiers have retreated during an ongoing offensive.
The military insisted that the campaign has heavily damaged the Islamist insurgents. In a video obtained by AFP on Tuesday, Shekau said soldiers have at times “turned and ran” when facing Islamist fighters and rejected military boasting about the success of the operation.
“We consider it as empty propoganda,” defence spokesman Brigadier General Chris Olukolade said of the video.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Army condemns use of fake military camouflage by Boko Haram members

The Nigerian Army on Friday in Abuja decried the rate at which the Boko Haram insurgents have been using fake military camouflage to attack civilians.  Maj.-Gen. Mobolaji Koleoso, the Chief of Civil Military Affairs of the Nigerian Army, said this while briefing newsmen on the security situation in the country.  He said the Army had observed with dismay the illegal possession and abuse of military camouflage by the Boko Haram insurgents.

 “This trend is indeed worrisome, hence the need to enlighten the public to be cautious and report suspicious persons using illegal camouflage, to relevant security agencies.  “A recent exchange of gun fire with the insurgents in the North Eastern part of the country which resulted in a large number of causalities on their side showed that the insurgents were dressed in fake military camouflage.
 “For the unsuspecting populace, these insurgents would have been misconstrued as soldiers of the Nigerian Army,’’ he added.

3 soldiers, several gunmen killed in Daura attack – Army

Kaduna – The Nigerian Army on Friday confirmed that three soldiers were killed in an attack by gunmen in Daura, Katsina State.
Maj.-Gen. Garba Wahab, General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division, Nigerian Army, who disclosed this to newsmen in Kaduna, said several of the attackers were also killed.
He said that the army and other security personnel had cordoned off three areas in the city and were conducting a house-to-house search “to fish out some of the wounded gunmen who forced their way into peoples’ homes’’’.
He also said that the army was coordinating with security agencies in Niger Republic as “80 to 90 per cent of these gun men are not Nigerians’’.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Western backed Free Syrian Army has crossed the line

The Free Syrian Army has committed an affront to all humanity by kidnapping and threatening to execute a female Ukrainian journalist and announcing that they will kill all Russians and Ukrainians they find in Syria. This could be taken to be akin to a declaration of war, obviously the armed insurgents in Syria have been emboldened to a point that they have stepped into an area where they are beyond the law.
With the terrorists also threatening Russian and Ukrainian Diplomatic Missions this could set off a chain of events that may pull the Russian Federation directly into the conflict. If the lives of Russians are at risk Russia has the right to protect its citizens and to assist unaligned Ukraine if there is such a request.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Nigerian Army Set To Host Combat Sports Championships

The Nigerian Army has announced plans to host the first ever Combat Sports Championships in Kaduna from the 20th of May with the aim of discovering talents in boxing, judo, wrestling and teakwondo.
Addressing a news conference in Abuja, Commander Infantry Corps of the Army and Chairman, Organising Committee, Major General Kenneth Minimah says the championship will help reposition the Nigerian Army as a major contributor to the development of sports in Nigeria
He added that the army has produced top athletes in the past and are now ready to discover and encourage new athletes to realize their sporting potentials.


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