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, […]

Troops eliminate bandits in Niger –DHQ

By Sumaila Ogbaje The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Whirl Punch have eliminated an unspecified number of armed bandits in an encounter at Tashan Kare in Niger. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Monday, said the success was in continuation of aggressive clearance operation to rid the […]

Terrorists now recruiting child soldiers -MNJTF

By Sumaila Ogbaje The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) says the Boko Haram terrorist group has introduced the use of child soldiers to resuscitate its declining influence in the Lake Chad Basin. The Chief of Military Public Information for MNJTF, Col. Timothy Antigha, disclosed this in a statement issued from N’Djamena – Chad on Thursday. […]

Buhari to service chiefs: How do terrorists get arms?

File: President Buhari and service chiefs …Says terrorists don’t have weapons, money as govt-Buhari …Govs demand bailout for security …Stop killings in S-Kaduna now, Catholic Bishops tell FG, Kaduna govt …Insecurity benefiting some politicians, says Zamfara Gov By Sam Eyoboka, Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Joseph Erunke, Luminous Jannamike & Ibrahim Hassan Wuyo President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday debunked […]

Soldiers shoot at protesters in Rivers, injure many

Soldiers yesterday opened fire on protesters, who barricaded OB/OB gas plant operated by the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Council of Rivers State, leaving many injured. They reportedly stripped old women and manhandled old men who were part of the protest. Some indigenes of Obosi quarters in Omoku had since last week […]

Buhari, Army silent as US warns ISIS, al-Qaeda planning to penetrate Southern Nigeria

By Rasheed Sobowale The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, and the Nigerian Army Headquarters have been silent since the media reported that ISIS and al-Qaeda groups are planning to infiltrate Southern Nigeria and expand across West Africa. Likewise, there was a sudden loss of voice of the Presidential Aides who are reputed for their quick reactions […]

Fani-Kayode reacts to US’ claim that Al Qaeda, ISIS planning to infiltrate South

By Kazeem Ugbodaga Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode says the claim by the United States that Al Qaeda and ISIS are planning to infiltrate the south is alarming. He said if it was true, the south would soon experience the barbarity and savagery that the north had been subjected to by these two terrorist organisations […]

Ohanaeze wants FG to rename 82 Division, Nigerian Army after Aguiyi Ironsi, blasts Danjuma

By Chijindu Emeruwa Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, an Igbo socio-cultural group, has called out a former Military General, Theophilus Danjuma (Rtd) over the 1966 Coup that led to the death of ex-Military Head of State, Major General Thompson Aguiyi Ironsi. The Igbo group urged Danjuma to apologize to the Igbo nation and the family […]

Depressed soldier shots, kills officer in Borno – Army Headquarters

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. Musa said the incident occurred when the soldier approached the officer who was standing in front of the Unit’s Headquarters making a phone call. He said that the soldier is in custody undergoing investigation while the general […]

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