Exercise Sky Lock: Group commends DHQ for institutionalizing synergy

November 3, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Nigeria Youths for Peace (NYP) a civil society group with interest in peace building in Nigeria, has lauded the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) for organising Joint Operations Planning Exercise (JOPEX) code named Exercise Sky Lock 2021 for the three Services, to enable them effectively respond to contemporary security challenges bedeviling the country using a joint and multi-agency approach. Blueprint reports the Read More

CDS to flag off exercise Sky Lock for 3 Services Monday

October 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

As parts of efforts effectively respond to contemporary security challenges bedeviling the country, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) is set to conduct a Joint Operations Planning Exercise (JOPEX) code named Exercise SKY LOCK for 3 Services War Colleges A statement by Acting Director Defence Media Operations Brig-Gen Benard Onyeuko said the exercise is for participants of the Army War College Nigeria Read More

Commendations by Buhari, UN show military winning war against terrorists – Northeast elders

October 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The North-East Elders Forum has said recent comments of commendation about the security situation in the North-east credited to the United Nations (UN) Assistant Secretary-General, Ahunna Eziakonwa and President Muhammadu Buhari show the that military is winning the war against insecurity in the country. Eziakonwa had after a visit to the North-east said that there appear to be more glimmer Read More

Borno gov commends CNS for returning Naval Base to Baga

October 26, 2021 Editorial III 0

…Seeks more collaboration Borno state governor Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has commended the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, for returning the Naval Base Lake Chad, to Baga. The governor stated this when the Naval Chief paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Maiduguri. Prof. Zulum who emphasized the importance of the maritime component to the Read More

Buhari launches 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance emblem, tells Nigerians what to do

October 25, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja lauded the exploits of the Nigerian Armed Forces to maintain peace, unity and stability in the country, urging Nigerians to celebrate them as the pride of the country. The President gave the charge at the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day emblem appeal launch, an annual event to appreciate the gallantry, sacrifices and accomplishments of Read More

Naval Chief visits Baga, charges troops on synergy

October 20, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, has urged Officers and Ratings of the Lake Chad Naval Base in Baga, Borno state to collaborate with sister Services and other security agencies in order to defeat the common enemy of terrorism and insurgency. He said prevailing national security challenges demand robust synergy of efforts by the Armed Forces, Read More

250 bandits have so far been neutralized – DHQ

October 14, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters said Thursday that 250 bandits have so far been neutralized to address the problem of insecurity in the North-West zone of the country. Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor disclosed this on at the weekly ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team. “The Primary objective of government is to ensure the peace and wellbeing Read More

Independence: We won’t surrender to rebels, secessionists – ACF

October 1, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has expressed confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari and the 36 governors to unite Nigeria and reposition it on a path of greatness, warning that the country won’t be surrendered to insurrectionists and secessionists. Its national chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh, in his 61st Independence anniversary message on Friday, commended the police and the armed forces for Read More

Breaking: Buhari orders Twitter back if…speaks on COVID-19, agriculture, insecurity, others *Read President’s full speech on Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary

October 1, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a conditional lifting of ban on micro-blogging site, Twitter. Buhari who disclosed this during his broadcast on Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary on Friday.The President also spoke on other crucial National issues. Read his full speech… INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY Read More

Group hails military onslaught against bandits in Zamfara

September 12, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A peace advocacy group, the North-West Youth Solidarity (NWYS), has hailed the Armed forces of Nigeria’s (AFN) sustained military offensive in Zamfara state which has led to killing of scores of bandits and many others fleeing for their lives. The group said its investigation revealed that bandits in their numbers were running out of Zamfara as a result of the Read More

Pictures: Another 400 boko haram members surrender to Nigerian troops

September 9, 2021 Editor 0

Following onslaught from superior fire of NIgeria’s Armed Forces, another set of Boko Haram members numbering over 400 have surrendered to the Nigerian troops. Reports say the terrorists gave up terrorism from their sites in Bama and Mafa on Thursday September 9, 2021. The list is as follows, BAMA (1)Male- 259. (2) Female-43 (3) Children-70 MAFA (1) Male-35 (2) Female-23 Read More

US honours Nigerian Defence Attaché, Air Vice Marshall Yakubu

August 31, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa Commander, Gen. Jeff Harrigian, has presented The Legion of Merit awarded by the 27th United States Secretary of Defence to Nigerian Defence and Air Attaché to the United States, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Aminu Yakubu, of the Nigeria Air Force. A press statement by the US Embassy, Monday, said: “Air Vice Marshal Yakubu Read More

Channels interview: Why we invited Cdre Olawunmi – DHQ

August 29, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has debunked reports by an online medium Sahara Reporters alleging that the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) has arrested Cdre Kunle Olawunmi (retd) over an interview he granted Channels Television programme Sunrise Daily.  Cdre Olawunmi had during the interview alleged that some high ranking members of the president administration are sponsors of Boko Haram terrorists. A statement by Read More

Insecurity: Seek foreign help, Northern Christian Elders tell Buhari

August 27, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Following the worsening cases of insecurity in NIgeria, the Northern States Christian Elders Forum (NOSCEF) has advised the President Muhammdu Buhari-led federal government to seek foreign assistance. This was contained in a statement, signed by NOSCEF’s Chairman, Engineer Ejoga Oyinehi Inalegwu, and made available to Blueprint on Thursday August 26, 2021. “There is nothing to be ashamed of now, seeking Read More

Insecurity: Group tasks Buhari on infiltrators in Nigerian Army

August 27, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

A socio-cultural group, Oodua Youth Coalition, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently order a background check on infiltrators and identify betrayers in the Nigerian Army. The group also urged the president to provide the military with necessary institutional and moral support to tackle insecurity. This was contained in a statement issued by Mr Tayo Oluyi, and Mr Oluwagbenga Read More

B/Haram: 2,600 surrendered, 50, 000 orphans, widows harvested – Zulum

Borno state Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has said about 2,600 insurgents have surrendered and currently under the care of the state government. The governor said this Tuesday in Abuja while addressing State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the repentant insurgents were being properly profiled while the innocent ones among them would be immediately resettled. Read More

Attack on NDA: Northern elders demand review of security architecture

August 24, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Northern elders have attributed Tuesday’s morning attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna, by bandits leaving two military officers dead and an officer abducted, to failure of Nigeria’s intelligence network. Recall that the Nigerian Army had earlier confirmed the killing of two of its officers and abduction of a senior officer at the NDA in Afaka, Kaduna State. Witnesses Read More

Advocacy group drums support for military operations in North-central

August 20, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A non-partisan group, North-Central Youth Amalgamation (NCYA) has urged people of the region, especially youths to support the efforts of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) to restore lasting peace to the region. The group while describing the recent Chief of Defence Staff Interactive Session with Retired Senior Military Officers in the North-central Geopolitical zone as a welcome development, frowned Read More

Military‘ll remain at forefront of tackling insecurity – CDS

August 18, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor has said that the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) will remain at the forefront in tackling the myriad of security threats confronting the nation.   A statement by Director Defence Information (DDI) Maj.- Gen Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr, quoted Irabor  as saying this Wednesday at the CDS interactive session with retired senior military Read More

Zulum resettles 1,200 Baga residents donates food, clothes, cash

August 9, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, weekend travelled to Baga, a famous fishing area and supervised the resettlement of 500 families that were made up of 1,200 members displaced for more than seven years, by insurgent’s attacks. Of the 1,200 family members, 716 women received N10, 000 cash each, a wrapper and children’s clothing, while 486 men received Read More