COAS appointment: No mass retirement in military – DHQ clarifies

June 3, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said there was no mass retirement of senior military officers following the appointment of Maj. – Gen Farouk Yahaya, as Chief of Army Staff (COAS), as it is being speculated in some sections of the media. Director, Defence Media Operations (DDMO), Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, who stated this while briefing journalists on the various military operations Read More

Imo police arrest killers of police sergeant

May 16, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Five notorious armed robbers who murdered Sergeant Joseph Nwaka, attached to the Department of Operations and collected his arms have been arrested. According to a statement issued by the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro Saturday, the Crime Prevention and Control strategies adopted by the Imo State Police Command under him to rid Imo state of activities of  the Read More

Clipping the wings of Boko Haram, bandits’ informants

April 23, 2021 Haruna Murtala 0

The remarkable, albeit modest successes recorded by the Nigerian military, especially the troops who have battled (for years) to liberate the North East from Boko Haram insurgency, will be eroded if no concrete action is taken against civilians who have deliberately turned themselves into informants for terrorists. In recent times, spontaneous attacks have been launched at military bases and communities Read More

Breaking: Bandits sack another military base in Niger, abduct 15 people, 1 soldier missing

April 22, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Bandits have again kidnapped 15 persons after an attack on a military camp in  Zagzaga village in Munya local government of Niger state. Blueprint gathered that a military officer has been declared missing after the attack on the base Wednesday during which arms and ammunitions were carted away by the bandits. Blueprint also learnt that the Nigerian Army has shutdown Read More

Effium crisis: Police declare 18 persons wanted

March 25, 2021 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha, 0

Not fewer than 18 persons Tuesday were declared wanted by the Ebonyi state police command, Abakaliki. The people according to a statement released by the Police public Relations officer, DSP Loveth Odah were alleged to be promoting the intra-communal war between Effium and Ezza- Effium in Ohaukwu local government  area  of the state. The statement reads, “Ebonyi State Police Command Read More

Insurgency: Nigerian troops not sufficiently armed – Ex-General

March 24, 2021 Abdulrahman A. Abdulrauf 0

With a whooping sum of $1billion expended on arms, indications have emerged that troops in the North-east still fight without sufficient arms.  Some equipment, including artillery guns, Blueprint gathered, were bought some three months ago. Similarly, some prized and highly sophisticated equipment such as Mines Resistance Armoured Personnel Carrier (MRAP) and helicopter gunships with night fighting capability are either inadequate or not available. Read More