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Nigeria: Terrorists Attack Zamfara Community, Kill ’20 Residents’

Terrorists have killed “at least 20” residents including men, women and children in a village in north-west Nigeria, in an attack that lasted over two hours. During the attack on Bilbis community, the terrorists also injured seven residents who are now receiving medical attention, residents told PREMIUM TIMES. “They rode on their motorcycles and circled […]

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Nigerian Military Speaks On Alleged Shooting of Civilians

The Coalition of Bokkos Ethnic Youth Nationalities alleged that soldiers shot civilians and compounded the vulnerability of residents of their locality The Nigerian military’s Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) has dismissed an allegation that its soldiers shot innocent civilians in the recent attacks in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State. OPHS is a special military […]

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Ghana: Two Dead, Three Injured in Navy, Kplejoo Group Clashes in Tema Newtown

Two men were reported dead and three injured when some Kplejoo groups clashed with the Navy at Tema Newtown during the final procession of the Kplejoo festival. The Ghana News Agency (GNA) reports that as part of the festival, the groups on the evening of last Friday, went on their usual annual procession throughout the […]

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Niger: Russia Sends Military Trainers, Troops to Niger

Russian military personnel arrived in Niamey to train their soldiers and set up an air defense system. Russia has been trying to build stronger ties with several African nations currently ruled by military juntas. The Russian defense ministry sent military personnel and trainers to Niger on Wednesday to install systems and train soldiers, Nigerien state […]

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Sierra Leone: President Bio Decorates Eight Brigadier Generals

President Julius Maada Bio has decorated six out of eight newly promoted and commissioned Brigadier Generals of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces, RSLAF, at a ceremony in line with constitutional provisions. The decoration was directed by the Secretary to the President, Dr Julius F. Sandy, who announced the eight newly promoted officers as […]

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Namibia: Chinese Defence Attaché Eager to Strengthen Ties

NEW Chinese defence attaché in Namibia, colonel Li Shujun says the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is willing to deepen and expand practical cooperation with the Namibian Defence Force (NDF). Speaking during his welcoming reception on Tuesday evening at the Chinese embassy, he said the PLA further seeks to continue sharing development experience without reservation, and […]

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Chad: Cameroon and Chad Government Troops Free Scores of Hostages

Yaounde, Cameroon — Troops from Chad and Cameroon have freed scores of civilians who were kidnapped for ransom or to fight with jihadist groups on both sides of the two central African states’ border. Military officials from both countries say the number of civilian kidnappings has increased along the border, with several hundred people still […]

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Nigerian Army Troops Kill Five Violent Extremists, Foil Kidnapping of Church Members

The troops also recovered a cache of arms from the extremists. The troops of the 6 Brigade of the Nigerian Army have killed five persons it described as violent extremists, foiled a kidnapping attempt and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in Taraba State. This was disclosed in an unsigned statement posted on the […]

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Nigeria: Army HQ Confirms Explosion in Ikeja Cantonment

“The Nigerian army therefore wishes to assure the public that the situation is under control.” The Nigerian Army says a minor explosion occurred, on Monday, in a farmland near the Mammy Market within the Ikeja Cantonment in Lagos. This is contained in a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, in Abuja. […]

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Uganda’s Airforce Deputy Chief Stephen Kigundu Dead

Entebbe — Brigadier General Stephen Kigundu, the Deputy Commandant of the Air Defense Forces is dead. The Defense Spokesperson, Brigadier General Felix Kulayigye announced Kigundu’s demise in a brief statement issued on Sunday evening. “Brigadier General Stephen Kigundu was well all day until in the evening of today (Easter Sunday) when he met his death […]

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Nigeria: Killing of 17 Soldiers – Wanted Delta Monarch Reports Self to Police

Determined to prove his innocence in the controversy surrounding the murder of 17 military men in Okuama, the Ovie of Ewu-Urhobo Kingdom, Ughelli South local government area of Delta State, His Royal Majesty, Clement Oghenerukevwe Ikolo, Urhukpe 1, has surrendered himself to the State Police Command. The monarch is one of the eight persons declared […]

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Nigeria – Firstnews Editor Released After Two Weeks in Military Custody

According to local news reports, armed men arrived at Olatunji’s residence a few minutes past 6:00 pm and forcefully took him away without any explanation. The journalists’ wife, who witnessed the abduction, said that Olatunji’s abductors searched for his phone and seized it immediately “before bundling him into a van like a common criminal. They […]

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Nigeria: Military Declares Eight Wanted Over Killing of 17 Army Personnel in Delta

The military authority announced this in a circular posted on the official Facebook page of the Nigerian army on Thursday The Defence Headquarters has declared eight people wanted over the recent killing of 17 military personnel in Delta State. The military authority announced this in a circular posted on official Facebook page of the Nigerian […]

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Nigeria: Tinubu Honours 17 Slain Soldiers, Families to Get Houses, Scholarships

Mr Tinubu also announced “scholarships to all the children of the deceased up to the university level.” The families of each of the slain 17 soldiers will get a house in any part of Nigeria courtesy of the federal government, President Bola Tinubu said on Wednesday at their funeral in Abuja. Mr Tinubu, who also […]

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Gabon: Thousands Arrive in Gabon for Dialogue to End Military Transition

Yaounde, Cameroon — Thousands of people are gathering in Libreville and Akanda for what the government calls an Inclusive National Dialogue, to be held April 2 to 30, aimed at bringing Gabon back to civilian rule. Military ruler General Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema previously said he would hand back power in August 2025. Nguema reportedly […]

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Nigeria: NAF Destroys Several Illegal Refining Sites, Barges in Rivers

The sites and barges destroyed were discovered between Monday and Tuesday at Bille, Dariama, Elem Bekinkiri, Temakiri, Opumakiri, and Degema all in Rivers. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the Air Component of the “Operation Delta Safe” has destroyed several illegal oil refining sites and barges laden with stolen crude oil products across Rivers. This […]

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Senegal Erects Statue in Honour of Soldier Who Died Saving Rwandans

Senegal’s President Macky Sall has inaugurated a statue in the capital Dakar in memory of Capt Mbaye Diagne, a Senegalese peacekeeper killed in Rwanda during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Diagne, who served in the United Nations mission in Rwanda (UNAMIR) in 1994, is celebrated for risking his life by confronting Interahamwe militia in […]

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Chad Excludes Military Rulers’ Main Opponents From Presidential Vote

Authorities in Chad said on Sunday they had barred 10 candidates, including three leading opponents of the ruling junta, from standing in the presidential election on 6 May. The vote is supposed to mark a return to democratic rule three years after military leaders seized power, but the opposition says it’s a sham. The constitutional […]