Killings: Tor Tiv commends FG on Operation Whirl Stroke deployment

May 25, 2018 Daniel Agbo .Makurdi 0

The Tor Tiv V, Professor James Ayatse, has commended the federal government for deploying Operation Whirl Stroke state, saying he has strong convictions that the soldiers will clear the affected areas taken over by the killers to enable those displaced return home. Prof. Ayatse, who is also the Chairman Benue State Council of Traditional Rulers, stated this when he led Read More

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Boko Haram: Army takes delivery of ammunition

May 18, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Army yesterday took delivery of different calibres of ammunition to boost the fight against terrorism and other forms of criminality across the country. The consignment was received by the Chairman of the Ammunition Reception Committee, Olufemi Akinjobi, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Akinjobi also said the Committee took delivery of spare parts for operational vehicles. He Read More

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Herders kill 3 in Benue

May 18, 2018 Daniel Agbo. Makurdi 0

At least three persons have been killed and many others still missing in a renewed attack by Fulani herdsmen on communities in Ukemberagya, Gaambe-Tiev in Logo local government area of Benue state. The attack is happening barely 24 hours after Vice President Yemi Osibanjo left the state, after a two day working visit. The vice president had during the visit Read More

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Troops kill 15 insurgents in Borno

Combined troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and Camerounian Defence Forces yesterday killed 15 Boko Haram insurgents in separate encounters in Southern Lake Chad Basin. Troops neutralised the insurgents whilst conducting operations to clear remnants of Boko Haram insurgents in the Lake Chad Islands and surrounding villages of northern Borno yesterday. The Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole, in a statement yesterday Read More

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NAF trains personnel on super Mushshark Aircraft

May 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has graduated the first set of 18 student pilots trained with the recently acquired Super Mushshak aircraft. Besides, another set of 26 student pilots was inaugurated during the ceremony, which took place at 401 Flying Training School, NAF Base, Kaduna, NAF spokesperson, Olatokunbo Adesanya said in a statement. He said: “The Chief of the Air Read More

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Police probe mystery killings in Bauchi

May 11, 2018 Najib Sani. Bauchi 0

Bauchi state Police Command has begun investigation into the recent mystery killings by suspected cultists in the state capital. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar, disclosed this yesterday in Bauchi while fielding questions from reporters. He said: “We have heard rumours of mystery killings as a result of stabbing people with sharp objects by unknown motorcycle riders Read More

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Operation Last Hold: Army inaugurates 49 operational vehicles

May 11, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi. Abuja 0

The Nigerian Army has inaugurated additional 49 combat and armoured personnel vehicles aimed at enhancing Operation Last Hold in Northern Borno state. The army recently launched Operational Last Hold to further degrade Boko Haram terrorists and quickly restore the economy of Northern Borno state. The operation began May 1, and will end August 31, 2018. Inaugurating the vehicles at the Read More

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Don’t give money for recruitment, police warn applicants

May 10, 2018 Bashir Mohammed. Kano 0

Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of logistics and supply, Alhaji Abbati Maigari Dikko, has warned applicants seeking to be recruited into the Nigeria Police Force to be of good conduct and avoid the temptation of using money in securing the job. Addressing applicants from Kano state in Kano yesterday, Dikko said the recruitment of the police personnel was a Read More

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2 female suicide bombers kill selves in Borno

Borno state police command has confirmed that two female suicide bombers, in Jidari polo area, detonated IEDs killing themselves in the early hours of yesterday. The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edet Okon, yesterday in a statement said: “Today being 09/05/18, at about 0500 hrs, two female suicide bombers attempted to infi ltrate one Alhaji Bunu’s Mosque. “They were sighted Read More

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Civil Defence arrests 351 suspects, trains 500 mediators

May 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has said that between January 2018 till date his agency has arrested about 351 suspected vandals of critical infrastructure and economic saboteurs across the states. Out of this number, the CG said 62 suspects have been convicted while 289 under prosecution. Gana made the revelation during Read More

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Winning people’s minds critical to curbing insecurity – Buratai

Wining the hearts and minds of the populace is critical in solving internal security challenges in the country, the Chief of Army Staff , Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said. He said this while inaugurating a water project in Galengu, Balinga local government area of Gombe state. The project is part of the civilmilitary activities of the Nigerian Army. It consists Read More

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NAF fighter jet kills scores of terrorists in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced that its Alpha Jet neutralised scores of Boko Haram terrorists while providing close air support to ground troops during an operation on Monday at Koleram in Northern Borno state. Its spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, disclosed this in a statement, saying it was initiated following a call from the General Officer Commanding Read More

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How army plans to end killings in Benue, Taraba

May 7, 2018 Musa Unmar Bologi 0

MUSA UMAR BOLOGI in the entourage of the army leadership to the trouble spots of killings by armed militias in Benue and Taraba states reports on the efforts of the army in bringing the menace to an end. Beauty amidst threat Three soldiers stood inside the trench with a machine gun mounted on sand bags facing the river. They are Read More

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Security: UNDP, Borno establish Chad Basin governors’ forum

  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Borno state government have established Lake Chad Basin Governors’ Forum to promote dialogue and conflict resolution. This was disclosed by the UNDP communication analyst, Miss Eno Jonathan, yesterday at a joint press conference in Maiduguri. According to her, the dialogue and conflict prevention forum is to encourage sustainable development and peace among Read More

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Army recovers 1,389 arms, 20,352 ammunition

May 5, 2018 Joy Emmanuel. Yenagoa 0

The Nigerian Army yesterday confirmed the killing of four high profile militants and dismantling of militant camps in the nine Niger Delta states that had resisted arrest and engaged in gun battle with the troops of Joint Military Task Force during operations. Among militants neutralised by the troops, according to the Nigerian Army, include Issy Ibori (Ondo), Commander Augustine Gbangbanran Read More

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Bomb attack: Osinbajo orders increased security in Adamawa

May 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered security agencies to beef up security in Mubi, Adamawa state, and environs, especially markets and places of worship, following the bomb attack in the state on Tuesday. The directive was contained in a release issued yesterday by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande. The release stated Read More

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Killings :worshippers wear black as security tightens in Markurdi security

April 30, 2018 Daniel Agbo. Markurdi 0

 The Christian community in Benue state yesterday staged a peaceful protest to express grievance over the killing of two priests and worshippers among other Christian faithful in the state by herdsmen militia. This is even as security was yesterday tightened within and around churches in Makurdi, major towns and villages in the state. In Gboko, Otukpo and Makurdi, security men Read More

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NAF kills scores of insurgents in air raid

April 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has disclosed that its aircraft killed scores of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) at Yuwe in Borno state, through successful air strikes. NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, who confirmed this in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said the operation was conducted on Saturday. The statement read in part: “The Read More

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NAF fighter jet neutralises terrorists in Borno

April 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Air Forces said yesterday that the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, neutralised scores of Boko Haram terrorists through a successful air strikes in YUWE in Borno state. NAF spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya said the incident happened on Saturday 28 April 2018. He said the mission was conducted following intelligence report that BHTs fighters were Read More

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Military winning fight against terrorists in Lake Chad Basin – MJTF commander

April 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor has aid that the military is winning the war against Book Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad Basin despite some casualties suffered by the troops of MJTF recently . Irabor said thisrecently in Ndjamena, Chad while speaking with journalists. According to the MJTF spokesperson, Col. Timothy Antigha, Read More

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NAF graduates146 senior non-commissioned officers

April 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Air Force has graduated another set of 146 Senior NonCommissioned Officers (SNCOs) from the Leadership and Management Course at the Military Training Centre in Kaduna. The course, which commenced in February 2018, according to NAF spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Olarokunbo Adesanya, in a statement, was designed to equip selected personnel with up-to-date knowledge in human and material management Read More

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NAF jet destroys terrorists logistics base in North-east

April 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Air Force said yesterday that its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the early hours of 27 April 2018, destroyed a Boko Haram terrorists logistics base at Tumbum Gini in the northern Borno state. NAF spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya said a Nigerien Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft conducted the Battle Read More

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Army nabs 4 suspected terrorists, collaborator in Yobe

April 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Army said yesterday that troops of 233 Battalion deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE nabbed four Book Haram suspects and their collaborator during a raid operation in Mingel and Damagun in Fune Local Government Area of Yobe state. It said the operation took place on 27 April 2018. According to army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukeu, all the suspects Read More

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Army deploys troops for Operation Last Hold

April 30, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi. Abuja 0

The Nigerian Army says its has deployed troops and hardwares to commence operation Last Hold aimed to achieve total defeat of terrorists and further fast track North-east economy Army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu said in a statement that already some troops were already on ground, while additional troops are now deployed to boost the operation. Operation Last Hold is Read More

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