Counter insurgency: Army receives ammunition to boost operations



Counter insurgency: Army receives ammunition to boost operations


Doris Esa

Abuja,May 20,2019 The Nigeria Army (NA) on Monday took delivery of some consignment of arms and ammunition to boost its weapon inventory in the fight against the insurgents.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the weapons were conveyed through a cargo Chartered plane, which landed at 3.p.m at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The arms and ammunition the Army received includes Light, medium and heavy weapons.

Brig.-Gen. Robert Aiyenigba, Head, Nigeria Army Monitoring Operation Team told newsmen that the consignment aimed to boost the counter insurgency and banditry operations in the Country.

He said the weapons, which came from Slovakia, were the first in the series of more weapons to come into the Country.

” This is the first in the series of aircraft to come.

” This is part of efforts aimed at countering insurgency, kidnapping and banditry across the country,” Aiyenigba added.

Edited by Felix Ajide


Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service says IS leader in Iraq killed




The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) said Tuesday that Mu’taz al-Jubouri, leader of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq, was killed by international coalition airstrike.

Al-Jubouri, also known as Hajji Taysir, who is also assistant of the top IS leader, was killed in an airstrike in Deir al-Zour area in eastern Syria, according to accurate intelligence reports presented by the Iraqi CTS, a CTS statement said.

Al-Jubouri was tracked inside and outside Iraq, he has more than one passport and identity card, and he never used the phone, according to the statement.

On May 20, the Iraqi National Intelligence Service (INIS) said in a statement that it has arrested Abdul-Nasser Qardash, a former candidate to succeed the dead IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Qardash was one of the most important leaders of IS, but the group later chose Abdul-Rahman al-Mawla to succeed al-Baghdadi.

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Explosion at ammunition depot in Ukraine kills two sappers – General Staff



The spokesman for the Ukrainian General Staff Bogdan Senik on Friday confirmed that two sappers were killed in an explosion at an ammunition depot in Ukraine.

Senik said several people were injured in the explosion which happened during the liquidation of an ammunition depot in the city of Balakliya in eastern Ukraine.

“As a result of an explosion, four people, two servicemen and two armed forces’ employees have received injuries.’’

According to him, the injured received burns to soft body parts, and one of them has suffered a bone fracture. The victims have been hospitalised.

The General Staff reported earlier that about 20 explosions had occurred at the depot in the city of Balakliya during the liquidation of the ammunition. (Sputnik/NAN)

Edited by Hadiza Mohammed
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Man docked over alleged robbery, possession of ammunition



An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has remanded one Ahmed Azeez, 23, for allegedly being found in possession of live cartridges and robbery.

The Magistrate, Mrs A. Kusanu, said that Azeez should be remanded at  Ikoyi Prison pending legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Azeez was brought on three-count charge of robbery, being in possession of arms and ammunition and conspiracy.

His plea was not taken.

Insp. Jimah Iseghede, the Prosecutor, had earlier told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Oct. 20 about 2.20 a.m. at Okobaba St., Ebute Meta.

He alleged that Azeez was found with one live and one expended cartridge and was involved in robbery.

The alleged offences contravene Sections 287, 297 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.

Magistrate Kusanu adjourned the case until Dec. 10 pending advice from the DPP.


Edited by Tajudeen Atitebi
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Police arrest 15 suspected criminals, recover guns, ammunition in Enugu



The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested 15 suspected criminals for their alleged involvement in various crimes in the state and across the country.

The Command also within three weeks recovered four locally-made guns, four live cartridges, 13 handsets, three vehicles, one tricycle and an English Sword from suspects.

Presenting the suspects in Enugu on Tuesday to newsmen, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, said arrest of the suspects followed intelligence information and collaboration with other security agencies.

Abdurrahman noted that the command made the arrest within three weeks in various locations within and outside the state.

He said that within the period under review, the command through painstaking intelligence was able to bust a 7-man armed robbery gang network in the country.

“This group, whose members were arrested in Lagos, Port Harcourt, FCT, Aba and Enugu, has been terrorising and snatching vehicles all along within the state and move them to other parts of the country for sales.

“The Command through its intelligence operatives and the Independence Layout Police Division travelled to most parts of the country to round-up this well networked criminal group.

“The items recovered from the suspects included; a Toyota Corolla; a Toyota Spider Camry Car, one Honda Odessey, one locally-made pistol and one English Sword,’’ he said.

The commissioner said that three suspects were also arrested for conspiracy and armed robbery as well as disturbing the peace of Umuebi community in Udi Local Government Area.

Abdurrahman said that police operatives also arrested one Pastor Chukwuemeka Ezeh, for alleged murder of his girl-friend and church-member within the Railway axis of Enugu metropolis.

He noted that Ezeh allegedly murdered the girl and carted away all her belongings and a cash of N2 million.

“The command also arrested a 75-year-old man, one Boniface Onoja, for allegedly defiling an 11-year-old girl within the premises of Community Secondary School, Ogbunite in Igboeze North Local Government Area,’’ he said.

The commissioner, however, solicited for the cooperation of residents by promptly reporting suspicious persons and objects within their neighbourhoods to the nearest police station.


edited by Emmanuel Nwoye/Felix Ajide
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