Army to develop own helicopter – Buratai

April 19, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi. Abuja 0

  The Nigerian Army, in collaboration with some of its partners, is working on a prototype helicopter that will aid its operation in the North-east and other internal security tasks. Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, disclosed this during exhibition of hard and soft ware at the Nigerian Army 2nd Transformation and Innovative Summit, Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja. Read More

Why we withdrew troops from Benue, Taraba – DHQ

April 19, 2018 Umar Musa Bologi Abuja 0

The Defence Headquarters yesterday stated that troops deployed in Benue, Taraba and other troubled states across central Nigeria have been withdrawn due to acute shortage of financial and logistical resources. President Muhammadu Buhari had in February this year ordered the military to embark on Exercise Ayem Akpatuma, following a string of killings of villagers in states along the Benue River, Read More

Army declares 5 wanted over Taraba killings

April 19, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri 0

The Nigerian Army has declared five persons wanted in Taraba state for their alleged roles in killings in Takum local government area and other parts of the state. The army yesterday named the suspects as Tanko Adiku Dantayi, Kurusi Danladi, Chindo, Big Olumba and Chairman Poko. The army spokesman, Texas Chukwu, in a statement, appealed to the people of Taraba Read More

$1bn insurgency fund: Ex Commissioner of Police backs FG

April 18, 2018 Emeka Nze, Abuja 0

A former Commissioner of Police in FCT, Barrister Lawrence Alobi has declared his support for the approval of 1 billion United States dollars for the acquisition of arms for the fight against insurgency in the country. Alobi who was speaking in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday noted that security is pivot to any country’s peace and stability especially now Read More

Troops kill 4 militia herdsmen in Benue

April 18, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi. Abuja 0

Troops of 72 Special Forces Battalion on Monday while on patrol at Yogbo in Guma local government area of Benue state intercepted 20 militia herdsmen at Teguma village. Army spokesperson, Brig.- Gen. Texas Chukwu, said four of the militia herdsmen were neutralised during the encounter while others fled following the troops superior gun power. He said some items, including four Read More

Suicide bomber nabbed at Borno IDPs camp – Police

April 18, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Borno state Police Command yesterday confirmed the arrest of a female suicide bomber at the Bakassi Internally Displaced (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri. According to a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, in Maiduguri, Edet Okon, the suicide bomber was arrested by officials of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team, on Tuesday at about 6: 50 a.m. while lurking Read More

‘African militaries must develop unified approach against insecurity’

April 17, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi Abuja 0

As global security challenges continue to be volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, Chiefs of Army Staff of various African countries and their allies must develop a unified approach to confronting those challenges. Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, said this yesterday in Abuja at the opening ceremonies of the 6th African Land Forces Summit organised by the Read More

African land forces summit begins today

April 16, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  The Nigerian Army in conjunction with US Army African Command will today begin this year’s African Land Forces Summit with the theme “Unity Is Strength: Combating Africa’s Security Challenges”, at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. The summit will afford military leaders of African countries the opportunity to strengthen existing relationships, develop new ways of tackling security challenges on the continent Read More

NAF provides free medical care to 3,350 IDPs in Borno

April 16, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi 0

  The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have provided free medical service to about 3,350 internally Diplaced Persons (IDPs) in Rann in Borno state. The medical outreach became necessary “to avoid humanitarian catastrophe due to the recent withdrawal of humanitarian services by Non-Governmental Organisations from Rann, following the recent attack by remnants of Boko Haram terrorists, according to NAF spokesperson, Air Read More

Army arrests masterminds of Taraba killings

April 16, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Army says it has arrested two persons, Danasebe Gasama and Danjuma (a.k.a. American), suspected to be masterminds of killings and uprising in Takun and Ussa Local Government Areas of Taraba state. Army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu said the two suspects were arrested at Takum following an intelligence “that they were the coordinators of several attacks both on Read More

Infantry remains nucleus of military operations – Buratai

April 16, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi 0

  The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has described the Nigerian Army School of Infantry (NASI) as the nucleus of military operations and important in achieving the training mandate of the army. Buratai spoke on Saturday at the ground breaking ceremony for the building of the headquarters of the school at Jaji Cantonment in Kaduna. He said the Read More

20 Zamfara villages relocate over massacre

April 16, 2018 Sanusi Muhammad. Gusaua 0

  No fewer than 20 villages have been confirmed relocated to Anka town, headquarters of Anka local government area of Zamfara state, following recent killing of over 60 innocent people by armed bandits at Bawar Daji, Kurukuru and Sabon Birni villages. This was made known by Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa (Wazirin Anka), in an interview with newsmen at the palace of Read More

Again, herders attack 2 Benue LGs, kill 10

April 12, 2018 Daniel Agbo. Makurdi 0

At least 10 persons have been killed and many others injured in attacks by Fulani herdsmen on Logo and Ukum local government areas of Benue state. Seven persons were killed in Gbeji, Ukum local government while the remaining three were killed in Channel 1, Tswaregh council ward of logo local government area. “Those killed in Gbeji were named to include, Read More

Troops foil suicide attack on UniMaid

April 10, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi. Abuja 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Special Forces and troops of Nigerian Army Sunday night foiled a suicide bomb attack by Book Haram terrorists at the University of Maiduguri. NAF spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Olarokunbo Adesanya, said in a statement that the suicide bombers tried to gain access into the University, but were quickly detected by the NAF Special Forces. He Read More

Gunmen kill 5, injure 3 in Plateau community

April 10, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

Gunmen have killed five persons and injured three others at Inding village, a community in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of northern Plateau State. The incident took place late Sunday night. The injured have reportedly been rushed for treatment in Barkinladi, headquarters of the council, residents said. The Plateau police spokesperson, Terna Tyopev, also disclosed this to Premiu Times yesterday Read More

B/Haram denies ceasefire talks with FG

April 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A Boko Haram faction, Islamic State West Africa Provence (ISWAP), has given the reason it released the girls kidnapped from the Government GirlsTechnical College, Dapchi in Yobe state. The group, in an audio recording exclusively obtained by SaharaReporters, said the girls were freed because of its allegiance to the leadership of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Read More

Operation Lafiya Dole: GOC visits, assures wounded soldiers of adequate welfare

April 10, 2018 AbdulRaheem Aodu. Kaduna 0

General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Mohammed Mohammed, yesterday visited wounded soldiers from the fight against Boko Haram insurgents on their sick beds at 44 Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna. Addressing the wounded soldiers, the GOC said his visit was part of activities marking the annual West African Social Activities (WASA) organised by the Nigeria Army and its Read More

500 youths renounce cultism in Bayelsa

April 9, 2018 Joy Emmanuel, Yenagoa 0

Over 500 youths belonging to different cult groups have renounced their membership in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.  These  groups have allegedly been  involved in violent crimes in the state. The event, which was organised by the State Security outfit known as Bayelsa Volunteers and headed by Comrade Douye Koroye is part of the efforts of the State Government to Read More

NAF HQ team emerges champion in inter command combat

April 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Air Force Team Ground Training Command (GTC) has emerged the overall champion, as the third edition of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Inter-Command Combat Sports Competition comes to a close today, 6 April 2018. The competition which featured 7 teams, commenced on 3 April 2018 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Team GTC, according Read More

Army not out of internal security – Spokesperson

April 9, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi. Abuja 0

  The Nigerian Army says it has not totally withdrawn its troops from internal security operations in the country. Army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu said in a statement that the army would continue to discharge its constitutional duties of defending the country. The statement read in part: “The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to insinuations and Read More

NAF commissions new officers

April 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commissioned officer cadets of Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course 27/2017 into service, following the completion of their training at the NAF Military Training Centre (MTC), Kaduna. A total of 195 cadets, including 16 females, were commissioned, out of the 198 who reported for training, as others could not graduate due to the high Read More

Kill 3 insurgents, rescue 149 in Borno

The Nigerian Military says troops of Operation Lafi ya Dole have continued to “make progress in clearance operations to smoke out” Boko Haram insurgents who had escaped from their hideouts in the Sambisa forest. Spokesperson of Operation Lafi ya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu said this in a statement. He said the troops on Saturday made further operational exploit into Boko Read More

Police arrest 70 ‘sara suka’ thugs in Kaduna

April 7, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

Kaduna state Police Command has said that 70 members of the notorious ‘sara-suka’ thugs terrorising residents of the state, were arrested on Friday. The police also said they recovered dangerous weapons such as daggers, machetes, clubs and iron bars from the thugs. The State Commissioner of Police, Austin Iwar, disclosed this while parading firearms recovered or surrendered by unauthorised persons Read More