Don’t politicise security, Wike charges new service chiefs

Don’t politicise security, Wike charges new service chiefs Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has commended president Buhari for appointing new service chiefs for the country even though the appointments came late. The governor, in a statement from the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, charged the new appointees to see their appointments as an […]

Mixed reaction to appointment of new service chiefs

Chinelo Obogo; Chukwudi Nweje; Romanus Ugwu, Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Fred Itua, Abuja; Tony John, Port Harcourt;Noah Ebije, Kaduna; Geoffrey Anyanwu, Magnus Eze, Enugu and Eziomume Solomon, Nnewi.  Reactions have continued to trail the appointment of new service chiefs by President Muhammadu Buhari, with Afenifere, Middle Belt Forum and immediate past president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nina […]

With rising insecurity, Buhari bows to pressure and fires incompetent service chiefs – appoints new ones

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service. Those involved are the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar. President Buhari […]

Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Boko Haram weaker now than in 2015 – Presidency

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja As the country marks the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Friday, the Presidency has declared that the activities of Boko Haram insurgents have been weakened compared to what obtained in 2015. This is even as it said that more than 2,403 criminals, including terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and criminals of other sorts, were […]

Buhari announces plans to rejig police, armed forces

By Bayo Onanuga President Muhammadu Buhari, admitting the challenge of insecurity in the country on Friday spoke about his plans to rejig the Nigerian security architecture, to make it more proactive. He did not give a timeframe to accomplish this. He said his administration will “Re-energize and reorganize” the security apparatus and personnel of the […]

NAF Jet bombards another ISWAP base in Borno, kills scores

Molly Kilete, Abuja The Defence Headquarters(DHQ), said the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has bombarded a logistics base belonging to the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) logistics base killing scores of their fighters in air strikes conducted at Tumbun Rego on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State. Coordinator Defence Media […]

Military airstrike eliminates scores of bandits in Kaduna forest -DHQ

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Thunder Strike has eliminated several armed bandits in an air strike on Saturday in the forest at Kuzo area of Kaduna State. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Maj. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Enenche said the air attack was executed […]

Troops kill several bandits, arrest criminal elements in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba

John Enenche, Director Defence Information By Sumaila Ogbaje The Defence Headquarters says the troops of ”Operation Whirl Stroke” has recorded another success in the fight against terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements in the North Central region of the country. DHQ disclosed this a statement issued by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen.  John Enenche, […]

Defence/Security Minister pledges improvement in welfare of retired military personnel

By Sumaila Ogbaje The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd), has assured the serving and retired members of the Nigerian Armed Forces of improved welfare in recognition of their sacrifices to their father land. The minister disclosed this in a statement signed by his Special Assistant Media and Publicity, Mr Mohammad Abdulkadri, in Abuja, […]

Military airstrike hits ISWAP location in Borno, scores killed

ISWAP terrorists By Sumaila Ogbaje The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed compounds, housing Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Kaza on the Gulumba Gana – Kumshe axis of Borno. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said […]

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