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Your First Country is Nigeria: Man Told as He Celebrates Joining the United States Army

A Nigerian-American who has successfully joined the United States Army has gone on LinkedIn to celebrate his achievement. The man identified as Abdulaziz Bakare is full of joy after successfully completing his combat training and being sworn in as a US soldier. Interestingly, Mr Bakare’s LinkedIn profile shows that he is also a Technology Risk Consultant at an accounting giant firm, KPMG. It also indicates that he studied Law at the Lagos State University, graduating in 2013.

He then proceeded to the Nigerian Law School and finished his compulsory one-year law training in 2014. Mr Bakare also obtained a master’s degree in Cyber Security and National Security Law from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

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Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others killed after helicopter crash in Southern India

Recent clashes with Pakistan and China have again raised concerns about the state of India’s military equipment in the face of the two-pronged threat on its borders.

General Bipin Rawat, India’s highest-ranking military official, leading efforts to modernize the country’s armed forces, died in a helicopter crash Wednesday along with his wife and 11 others, officials said.

His death was confirmed in a statement by the country’s defense minister, Rajnath Singh, after hours of uncertainty as senior officials rushed to the crash site in the southern state of Tamil Nadu and the victims were taken to a nearby hospital. Video footage showed the wreckage in a forested slope, with rescue workers trying to douse the flames.

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Investigation begins after person with knife dies from injuries in shooting at entrance to San Diego Marine corps base

An Investigation has begun after one person was shot and killed at the entrance of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego Friday.

According to a statement issued on Friday night — a vehicle attempted to enter Marine corps facility at a checkpoint.
Guards ordered the car to stop, but the driver got out with a knife and approached the gate with “hostile intent.

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Abuja residents narrates how soldiers invaded homes, assaulted them

“I learnt that when some people have a disagreement with someone, the next thing such a person will do is to go and invite a soldier at their base to come and molest people,”

There was tension on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Tungan-Maje community in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, as soldiers invaded three houses while shooting sporadically.
It was learnt that the soldiers attacked the houses at about 7:15pm and allegedly beat up one of the kingmakers of the community identified as the Galadima of Tungan-Maje, Salihu Aliyu, and his son, Abdulrahman Salihu.

The soldiers, who were said to be about thirteen 13 in number dressed in army uniforms.
They also wielded guns and sticks and they stormed the community in a Hilux vehicle.
It was also gathered that the soldiers allegedly beat up a 24-year-old student of the College of Education, Zuba, Shemau Salihu, who sustained a fracture on her hand, and five others in the community.
It was further found that some commercial motorcyclists passing through the area, who decided to stop at the scene of the incident, were also beaten by the soldiers.

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Navy reacts as horrific injury inflicted on SS3 student of Navy Secondary School went viral

Nigerian Navy headquarters has reacted to a viral video showing the bruises left on a teenage boy’s back after he was allegedly flogged by an officer in the school.

According to a statement by the Nigerian Navy Director of Information, Commodore Suleiman Dahun, the video had been sent to the management of the school by a parent who did not specify when the incident happened or the person involved.

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Police arrest fake soldier who tries to free detained Suspect in Niger

Police arrest fake soldier who tries to free detained Suspect in Niger. A man dressed up as a soldier and went to secure the release of a detained suspect has been arrested in Niger State.
Emmanuel Dominic, 28, was arrested when he went to Maitumbi police station in Minna to free his friend who was in custody, police said.
During interaction with the police operatives, Dominic who wore Nigerian Army service number 05313, was discovered to be fake as he could not answer some routine questions usually posed to security personnel. He was then arrested and interrogated whereupon he confessed that he was not a soldier but paraded himself as one in order to secure the release of his friend in police custody.

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We’re professionals, at this point, Nigerians shouldn’t make disparaging remarks against us – Gen Irabor reacts to EndSARS Report

“It would not be right to disparage men and women who have worked so hard to ensure that the territorial integrity of this nation is kept intact. So in the meantime, until I see the full extent of the report.

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, has frowned at the manner at which the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and Other Matters (Lagos EndSARS Panel), report leaked yesterday.

Irabor equally faulted the attack on Soldiers, noting that “we will not at this point think that Nigerians should make disparaging remarks regarding the Armed Forces of Nigeria, in the sense that we are a professional armed forces. If there are issues, of course, we address them within the ambit of the provisions.”

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#EndSARS: This animals made us doubt our sanity about the Lekki Massacre – Falz reacts to panel report indicting Army, Police killed protesters

These animals legit made us doubt our sanity’ says Falz as panel report finds unarmed protesters brutally killed by Nigerian Army, Police. Nigerian rapper, Falz Falana has reacted to the report indicting the Nigeria Army and Police over the shooting that took place at the Lekki toll gate in 2020.
In a post shared via his Instagram Stories on Monday, November 15, 2021, the rapper said the government tried to make everyone doubt their sanity in the heat of the shootings.
“These animals legit made us doubt our sanity about the Lekki massacre you know. Panel don compile their report, we gather here,” he wrote.

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Report shows Nigerian Army, Police shot #EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate

Report reveals Nigerian Army, Police shots #EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate Governor Sanwo-Olu, who received the report from the panel at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, pledged to treat the report appropriately, saying history will judge the state government well or otherwise.

Governor Sanwo-Olu constituted a four-man committee, led by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, to prepare a White Paper.

Sanwo-Olu, who promised to release the White Paper within two weeks for public knowledge, said: “The committee will very quickly, look through and bring forward a white paper within the next two weeks that will be considered at the Lagos State Executive Council and would be gazetted as a white paper coming from the panel of enquiry.

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R.E.V.E.N.G.E: Days after general’s death, Troops kill over 50 terrorists in Borno

The Nigerian Army has killed no fewer than 50 members of the Islamic State West Africa Province terrorist group in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State where the sect members killed Brig-Gen Dzarma Zirkusu and three other soldiers in an attack in the same local government on Saturday, November 13.

Troops avenge general?s death, kill 50 terrorists in Borno

In a statement released on Monday, November 15, Brig. General Onyema Nwachukwu, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, said the troops engaged the terrorists in a counteroffensive attack and neutralized over 50 of them including top commanders of the terrorist group.