This was made known by the Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Mission in Nigeria, Kathleen FitzGibbon.
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Gunmen, suspected to be terrorists, had attacked the airport, preventing a departing plane from taking off.
The retirees were charged to continue showing unalloyed loyalty to the nation.
PRNigeria learnt that seven ISWAP insurgents were eliminated when the troops again repelled a separate attack.
The troops, PRNigeria learnt, were deployed to repel some ISWAP fighters who stormed the major town on Tuesday evening.
PRNigeria gathered that fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province launched another attack in the area.
“It is a malicious attempt to bring the military to disrepute.
It was gathered that two fighter and attack jets of the Nigerian Air Force raided the bandits’ camp at Garin Magaji and Gariyal villages
The exact number of casualties recorded by the terrorist elements could, however, not be ascertained at press time.
“The death of Dogonyaro comes as a great shock to me because as a soldier, I know what it means to lose such an officer and a gentleman who gave his best in the service of the country,” the President said.
Muhammed, 29, alleged that Boko Haram fighters killed five soldiers and also abducted many others, when workers were repairing electricity facilities along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road last Monday.
It disclosed that while kinetic and non-kinetic approaches were used to ensure all the boys were rescued unhurt, there was resistance from the abductors who laid ambush against the troops.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Wednesday, said there were contradictions in the report.
The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday described such reports as malicious and mischievous.
Like the smile of the crocodile which hides evil intentions, the Nigerian military, on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, wore peace-keeping camouflage and uncaged its smiling crocodile of death at the Lekki Tollgate Plaza, Lagos, to eat up innocent Nigerian children.
The precise intelligence-led airstrike resulted in the killing of more than 150 ISWAP unit specialist fighters along the fringes of the Lake Chad and Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno.
The Kaduna State Government has commended the Nigeria military for mounting successful operations against bandits in Chikun, Igabi, Giwa and Birnin Gwari Local Government Areas of the state.
As Nigeria heightens preparedness and response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), the Defence Headquarters has assured that measures have been put in place by the Armed Forces of Nigerian to halt the spread of the virus, particularly to barracks and military communities.
The Defence Headquarters has dismissed the alleged recruitment of de-redicalised Boko Haram ex-fighters into the Nigerians military.