Day: 11 October 2019

Insurgency: Troops overrun Boko Haram terrorists, neutralize 15 in Borno

The Nigerian Army Troops of 242 Battalion in conjunction with elements of Sector 2 Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) and Chadian Defence Forces (CDF) have overran Boko Haram terrorists and killed 15 of them in Borno. The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Iliyasu said that the troops encountered the terrorists in an ambush at Jigalta Village on Thursday around Marari, 27 Kilometers from Monguno in Borno while on a joint clearance operation. He said that the criminals laid an ambush with five gun trucks and unconfirmed number...

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Ambassador: Nigeria Has Received 6 Russian Mi-35M Attack Helicopters, Expects 6 Remaining

Russia has already delivered to Nigeria six Mi-35M attack helicopters, and Abuja expects to get six remaining helicopters under the contract, Nigerian Ambassador to Russia Steve Davies Ugbah said in an interview. “We have an agreement for the supply of twelve Mi-35 helicopters, six of which have already been delivered. Our minister of defense would be in a better position to answer exactly when the remaining will be delivered … For now we are discussing the modalities of securing delivery,” Ugbah said. The Russian-Nigerian defense cooperation is complicated due to sanctions targeting Russia, the ambassador noted. “Sanctions against Russia...

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