Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Boko Haram: Military deploys hi-tech mine sweeper in North-East •We’re now better equipped: Army Chief

By News Express on 25/02/2016

Views: 2,820

Nigeria’s Chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, on Wednesday assured Nigerians that the troops on the front line are now better equipped for the counter-terrorism war.

The army chief gave the assurance while assessing the equipment recently acquired to prosecute the war against terror in Nigeria’s north east region.

Buratai further told journalists that despite pockets of desperate attacks by the insurgents, troops have been making progress.

Buratai has also said the collaboration between Nigerian army and neighbouring countries under the Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) arrangement is paying off.

He listed Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC), unmanned camera drones and desert motorbikes as part of the equipment acquired.

Buratai said that the Nigerian Army is effectively using satellite and communication facilities for proper coordination, maintaining that the war is now technology driven.

Also, the Nigerian Army said on Wednesday that it had deployed its newly acquired hi-tech mine clearing equipment in the ongoing military operation against Boko Haram in the North East.

This is contained in a statement issued by Acting Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, on update of the counter-insurgency.

Usman said other supporting weapons and ammunitions had also been launched in the ongoing operations across the area.

He said the commissioned equipment were the first mine clearing machines in the inventory of the Nigerian Army and among the best in the world.

The army spokesman said the introduction of new equipment for the northeast operation had begun to yield results.

Usman disclosed that Nigerian troops in joint operation with their Cameroonian counterparts had destroyed many of the insurgents hideout around Bank-Kumashe axis.

He said several suspected insurgents were killed in the particular operation while different kinds of items were recovered.

According to Usman, 150 persons, mainly children, were rescued at Kodo community in Borno by troops in the ongoing offensive against the insurgents.

He said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Butatai, while taking briefs from field officers at the command and control centre in Maiduguri, commended the efforts of the troops.

(Channels TV/NAN)


Source News Express

Posted 25/02/2016 04:57:24 AM





You may also like...
FG loses faith in Public Property Recovery Panel,...

Atiku promises to restore peace to Borno

NOUN gets first female Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Is he playing games?: Atiku disowns new party...

Imo State under heavy debt of N110bn –...

NEMA urges traders to observe fire safety measures...

Australian returnee murders wife

Disturbing trend of political intolerance in Abia •The...

Kwara Government promotes over 13,000 teachers

Liverpool go top of EPL as Bournemouth and...

5 Delta Poly students nabbed for cultism

Kidnappers of Lagos schoolgirls reduce ransom


Latest News Four policemen dead in bomb attack, six others wounded Why we got into trouble in 2019 elections — Nigerian Army Many feared dead as herdsmen attack Jalingo Disagreement stops inauguration of Edo Assembly Banditry: Zamfara Governor meets security experts in Dubai Group lambasts EFCC, Nigeria Prison Service over escape of convicted police pension thief LASTMA goes tough, begins N200,000 penalty regime Kwara Poly staff, students protest appointment of Rector, Registrar Your second term is for a purpose, Bishop tells Fayemi Guber election: Kogi East elders reject Wada, Idris; prune aspirants from 40 to six Ganduje orders probe of missing N6.8m allegedly swallowed by gorilla Lagos Police raid cultists’ hideouts; arrest 39, recover dangerous firearms


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (494,337 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (425,427 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (365,220 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (311,860 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (276,154 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (243,941 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (233,890 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (215,808 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (212,556 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (204,382 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (184,472 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (183,810 views)


NNPC Financial reports February 2019

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (93) Business & Economy (4,308) Business Verdict (73) Columnists (1,051) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (623) Features (761) Global Business Monitor (379) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,596) Interview (184) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (302) News (47,430) Opinion (1,260) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,024) Religion (1,022) Sports (2,043) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update






APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera