Police arrest soldier for alleged murder of businessman who gave him a lift in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State Police has arrested a soldier for the alleged murder of a businessman in Ikot Abasi Local government area of the state.   It was gathered that the army officer allegedly killed the businessman and dispossessed him of his vehicle after giving him a ride on Sunday, May 23.   A source from Ikot Abasi LGA told The Nation that the suspected officer was tracked and arrested at Ukanafun LGA on Tuesday, May 25, and the vehicle including a rifle were recovered from him.   “The incident happened…

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Ex-soldier arrested for kidnap and murder of 6-year-old boy was dismissed in 2013 for attempted murder – Nigerian Army

  The Nigerian Army has said that Adamu Galadima, who was arrested for the kidnap and murder of 6-year-old Mohammed Kabir, was dismissed in 2013 for attempted murder.   LIB reported that Galadima, was paraded alongside three other accomplices at the Kaduna Police headquarters on Monday May 3, for killing Kabir after collecting a ransom of N1m from his parents.   The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen, Mohammed Yerima, stated in a release on Tuesday, May 4, that the suspect was duly dismissed from the Nigerian Army after a General…

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Soldier shoots man for not wearing a face mask

A soldier allegedly shot a 27-year-old man in South Africa during an argument over why he was not wearing a face mask in line with Covid-19 regulations.   Police spokesperson Brig Motlafela Mojapelo, who confirmed the report on Friday, said the incident happened at a shopping complex in Mogwadi, Limpopo, on Thursday, September 17.   “Members of the national defence force were reportedly on duty monitoring Covid-19 compliance in the area when they approached a group of people who were not wearing face masks,” Mojapelo said on Friday.   “When asked why…

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Boko Haram releases new video showing the execution of a soldier and a police officer

Boko Haram has released a new video showing the execution of a Nigerian soldier and policeman. SaharaReporters reports that the video dated Thursday, June 11, 2020, was made by a branch of Boko Haram that has sworn allegiance to the Islamic State West Africa.   The video showed the two security officers, kneeling in a field, and introducing themselves before two masked men pointed guns at them.   The officers said they were on a trip from Maiduguri to Monguno when they were ambushed and abducted by the insurgents whom they described as “Tilafa army”.…

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Soldier stopped from committing suicide in Taraba

A soldier who climbed the Welcome to Taraba Roadblock Tower (over 24fts high), has been stopped from committing suicide by youths after he threatened to jump down.   The soldier identified simply as Ali attracted attention after being seen on top of the tower throwing down his clothes. After people gathered, he was heard saying in Hausa and pidgin “I want to die. Allow me to jump down and die.” The youths who gathered at the spot however said in response “Please do not jump. We don’t want you to die.”   An eyewitness said;…

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Soldier and humanitarian workers abducted in Borno

Three humanitarian workers and a soldier were abducted along Monguno/Maiduguri highway on Tuesday June 2, by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.   The incident occurred at about 11:30am on the said date. An official of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) who pleaded anonymity, told Daily Trust;   “Yes, we heard about the unfortunate incident on Tuesday between Monguno and Maiduguri. “We learnt that four persons were forcefully taken by Boko Haram including our staff (SEMA), two NGO workers, and a soldier. We are saddened.”   SEMA Chairperson, Hajiya Ya’bawa Kolo confirmed the incident…

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Policeman allegedly killed by soldier fighting over a girl in Borno (graphic photo)

A police officer identified as Sergeant Rowland Tafida has been confirmed dead after allegedly being shot with an anti-aircraft gun (AAG) by a soldier, following an altercation at Makara Area of Gwoza Local Government Area (LGA) in Borno State.   The father of two who was among the MOPOL Special Forces Team deployed to Gwoza last August on counter-insurgency operations, would have completed his sixth month of anti-terrorism operation on February 8, 2020 before the sad incident which occurred on Saturday February 1.     An eyewitness told PRNigeria;   “The whole drama started with…

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GazzySlim – Soldier

  Fast rising artiste Great Emmanuel Ekama popularly known as Gazzyslim has just released his first track under Mimikay Records Label titled “Soldier”. The track paints Gazzy as a warrior of love, ready to do anything for his woman. Gazzyslim has been in the news since his signing as it has marked a new era of amazing possibilities for him. The track “Soldier” is being released along with an amazing war zone themed trailer for the music video which was shot by TG Omori. I think we can all agree…

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Lady accidentally killed by soldier her sister invited to beat a neighbour

A lady was accidentally killed on Tuesday January 14, by a stray bullet from the gun of a soldier invited over by her sister to allegedly beat up a neighbour.   The tragic incident reportedly occurred at Seaside Estate in Badore, Ajah area of Lagos State following a heated exchange that ensued after the deceased and her sister Kamsi, reportedly tried moving out of the property they lived in without settling their pending bills.     It was gathered that Kamsi called in the soldier to deal with their neighbour who insisted on payment of the pending bill.…

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