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  The Nigerian Army says it has not totally withdrawn its troops from internal security operations in the country.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

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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

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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

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We’ve not withdrawn troops from security operations – Army

The Nigerian Army has debunked the story making the rounds that it has withdrawn its troops from the troubled spots in the North threatened by the herdsmen, farmers’ crises. A statement by the Director, army Public relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, said “The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to insinuations and complaints in the media on the Read More

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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

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Bandits kill village head, 5 others in fresh Kaduna attack

April 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A Kaduna community was yesterday afternoon attacked by bandits who killed the village head and five others. The attack occurred in Sarari village near Kuriga town in Birnin Gwari local government area of the state. The incident which happened around 2 pm left about eight people injured. One of the injured victims, who identifi ed himself as Henry and was Read More

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Herders kill 10, injure others in fresh attack on Benue communities

April 6, 2018 Daniel Agbo. Makurdi 0

At least 10 persons were killed, many injured and others missing when herdsmen, in the late hours of Wednesday, attacked five communities in Gwer-West local government area of Benue state. The communities are Mbapa, Mbapupuu, Mbachohon, and Enger, all in Agagbe District of Gwer-West local government area. The locals said the herdsmen came in gorilla style of warfare and attacked Read More

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Buratai receives ‘Excellence’ award from Ghana

April 6, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi. Abuja 0

Association of African Journalists and Broadcasters (AAJB), Accra, Ghana, has conferred an “Award of Excellence” on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, for his “immense contributions to sustainable peace in Nigeria and Africa. ” Speaking at the Pan African Distinguished Achievers Award ceremony, AAJB Deputy Country Coordinator, Nigeria, Baba Ransome Adamu, said the award was informed due Read More

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Troops intercept herdsmen, rescue victim in Benue

April 5, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi. Abuja 0

  Troops deployed in exercise AYEM AKPATUMA (Cat Race) have intercepted large number of armed herdsmen in Asom village, Guma local government area of Benue State. According to Army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, the troops engaged the herdsmen at Ukaa and Babban Ruwa , resulting in the death of a herdsman. He said troops on patrol on Tuesday rescued Read More

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Abia police command recovers 1,000 arms

  Abia state Commissioner of Police, Anthony Ogbizi has said the command has so far recovered over 1,000 arms and ammunition from individuals and criminal suspects in the state. Ogbizi stated this in Umuahia yesterday while briefing journalists on the activities of the command. He said that the feat was achieved after intensive search, in line with the directive of Read More

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Please don’t go, Niger communities beg troops

April 5, 2018 Aideloje Ojo. Minna 0

    Communities across five local government areas of Niger state have appealed to military authority and government not to withdraw troops from their areas, expressing the fear that kidnappers and hoodlums will take advantage to resume heinous activities. The leaders of the communities led by Malam Imam Abdulaziz Usman, and accompanied by Senator David Umaru, representing Niger East senatorial Read More

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Illegal fire arms: We’re going after culprits – CP

April 5, 2018 Bashir Mohammed. Kano 0

  Kano state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Rabiu Yusuf, has said his command would be on the trail of those who refused to surrender their fire arms acquired illegally, as directed by the office of the Inspector-General of Police. Speaking to newsmen at the command’s headquarters in Kano yesterday after inspecting the arms willingly surrendered by some individuals and those Read More

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B/Haram: Keke NAPEP group registers members in Borno

  Keke NAPEP Participants Association (KENAPDA) in Maiduguri has started re-registration and re-branding of members for all commercial tricycles in Borno state to stem insecurity. A visit to KENAPDA in Gwange area of Maiduguri, the office was a beehive of activities. Chairman of KENAPDA, Alhaji Terab, told journalists that, “we’re right now re-registering all the Keke NAPEP members under us Read More

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2 soldiers, bandits feared killed in Zamfara shoot-out

April 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Two soldiers were reported killed yesterday in a gun battle with armed bandits in a village in Anka local government area of Zamfara state. The soldiers lost their lives in a fierce shoot-out between them and the bandits, it was learnt. The chairman of Anka local government area, Mustapha Gado, who confirmed the death of the two soldiers, said many Read More

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Bandits: NAF deploys specials forces to Zamfara

April 4, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi. Abuja 0

The Nigerian Air Force has stated that it had deployed Special Forces to Zamfara state to curtail activities of armed bandits and cattle rustlers in the state. The deployment, according to NAF spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, was as a result of recent attack by bandits on Bawan Daji community in Anka local government area of Zamfara state where Read More

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Cat Race: Troops kill 2 criminals, recover weapons

April 4, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi. Abuja 0

Troops deployed of Exercise Ayem Akpatuma (Cat Race) yesterday killed two criminals while on patrol on Dogon Dawa – Damari road in Kaduna state. Army spokesperson, Brig.- Gen. Texas Chukwu, said the troops recovered two AK-47 rifl es from the criminals during the patrol. “Other items recovered include three magazines and 88 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition,” he said. Chukwu Read More

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Army probes Maiduguri attack

Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maiduguri, Major General Rogers Nicholas yesterday inaugurated 4-man committee to investigate Sunday attack on soldiers stationed at the cashew plantation near Baale Shuwari and Baale Kura villages by insurgents at the outskirts of Maiduguri. The committee headed by Brigadier General Henry Tafida Wesley, has three days to submit its report for further necessary action by Read More

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Bandits kill 2 police officers in Kogi

April 4, 2018 Oyibo Salihu . Lokoja 0

Some yet to be identified gunmen yesterday invaded a police station at Gegu-Baki in Kogi local government area of the state, killing two police officers on duty and injuring a suspect in the police cell. It was reliably gathered that the bandits, numbering five and heavily armed with AK 47 guns, invaded the police station about 2. 15 am yesterday Read More

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Cleric urges Peace Summit on Zamfara killings

April 4, 2018 Okey Chris. Awka 0

A leader of the Izalatul Bid’ah Ma’lkamatus Sunnah, Yakubu Musa, has canvassed for a Peace and Reconciliation Summit to end incessant killings in Zamfara. Musa made the call during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Katsina. He said that the summit was necessary to ending the protracted conflicts and killings in rural areas of the Read More

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Herders attack Enugu community, injure security guard

April 4, 2018 Chuks Nweze. Enugu 0

The Okpanku Community in Aninri local government area of Enugu state is now in pandemonium following the attack of armed Fulani herdsmen in the community on Easter Monday. It was gathered that the herdsmen invaded the community and inflicted a security guard with machete cuts which infuriated the residents who are now spoiling to carry out a revenge on the Read More

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Army extends exercise “Cat Race” in Taraba as troops arrest criminals

April 2, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi, Abuja 0

The Nigerian Army has extended exercise AYEM AKPATUMA (Cat Race) in Taraba State for another two months.  Army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu said this in a statement on Monday. He said the extension has becomes necessary “in order to further consolidate on the gains achieved so far and due to calls by well-meaning Nigerians.” He said  the extension “will Read More

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Easter Sunday: Again, 15 killed, 83 injured as Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed to the Cashew Plantation around Baale Shuwari, Baale Kura and Alikaranti villages located at the outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis have repelled or quashed an attempt by Boko Haram terrorists Sunday night who attempted to penetrate Maiduguri metropolis at about 8.34 pm. The boko haram insurgents who came in troop after parking their 7 vehicles Read More

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Edo police recover 120 fire-arms, arrest 5

  Operatives of Edo state police Command yesterday stated that it had recovered 120 assorted guns and 154 live cartridges in its mop-up exercise. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokomu, who disclosed at a media briefing in Benin City, said five suspects were also apprehended during the exercise. A breakdown of the recoveries showed that 15 pump action, Read More

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Troops arrest 3 insurgents in Borno

March 30, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi. Abuja 0

  Troops of 23 Brigade of Operation Lafiya Dole have arrested three suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Ngurore, Borno state. The suspects, Adam Yagga, Musa Kamsulum and Abba Djidoum, hail from Darajimal in Bama local government area of Borno state, according to army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu. He said one of the suspects, Abba Djidoum, with series of gunshot wounds Read More

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Community wants Army to release youths arrested by OSH

March 30, 2018 Muhammad Tanko Shittu. Jos 0

  The Rukuba community in Bassa local government area of Plateau state, have demanded for the release of their sons arrested by the Operation Safe Haven. The community made the demand in a press conference organised by Bache Development Association in Jos yesterday. According to them their community remained the most peaceful in Plateau state, and that they have not Read More

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