How soldiers killed, burn houses in Imo community-Eye witness

October 10, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, 0

As news about the crisis in Umuokwe Aboshi, Izombe, Oguta LGA of Imo state between the Army with the villagers continues to make the rounds, an eye witness who spoke to our correspondent said that more than 10 Hilux vans filled with soldiers were deployed to Izombe community to kill villagers and burn their houses. Blueprint gathered that crisis started Read More

Corps member donates toilet facility to Army Day school

October 9, 2021 Editor 0

As a measure to put a lasting solution to the felt needs of her host community, a corps member Iniobong Emmanuel Dorcas with service number (OY/20B/0993) as part of her personal Community Development Service recently donated a twin toilet facility to Army Day Secondary School, Iwo road, Ibadan, Oyo state capital. Commissioning the project, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Read More

Video of Magashi carrying AK-47 fake- Aide

October 4, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The ministry of Defence has debunked a video trending on social media where a man carrying AK47 rifle was portrayed as the Minister of Defence Maj-Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd), describing it “as misleading and misinforming.”A statement by Special Assistant to the Minister on Media and Publicity Mohammad Abdulkadri, said its findings revealed the identity of the person in the Read More

Sit-at-home: IPOB sends residents off streets, markets, banks, other places on Nigeria’s Independence Day

October 2, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The usual glitz and glamour associated with Nigeria’s Independence Day celebrations completely deserted the entire South eastern part of Nigeria on Friday following sit-at-home order by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). In Imo state, the situation was not different. A glimpse of what to expect in a state that has been plagued with enormous crisis in recent times witnessed the Read More

Group tasks Nigerians on peaceful co-existence

September 29, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, Universal Peace and Violence Amelioration center (UPVAC), has urged Nigerians to irrespective of their religious and ethnic affiliations live in peace with one another, saying “it is the solution to the current security challenges in the country.” The group made the appeal weekend during an empowerment programme it organised in collaboration with Algier12 Properties in Maiduguri, Borno state, Read More

Senator Bamidele donates Coaster bus to Oluyin-in-Council

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Senator Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) has donated a Toyota coaster bus for the operational use of the Oluyin-in-Council.  The council comprises of all the traditional chiefs and title holders in Iyin-Ekiti, hometown of the senator, is headed by HRM Oba Adeola Adeniyi Ajakaiye, the Oyinyosaye Uyin III.  The senator, Read More

Breaking: Kidnapped Major Datong rescued, 24 days after

September 18, 2021 Editor 0

After spending close to a month in detention Major Christopher Datong, kidnapped from his home at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna, by bandits on August 24, 2021, has regained his freedom. The dare-devil bandits had picked and made away with Datong at the top military facility at Afaka, Kaduna, after killing two officers identified as Lieutenant Wulah and Read More

Take fight to terrorists, bandits’ enclaves, COAS charges commanders

September 15, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Faruk Yahaya, has tasked Army commanders to take the fight to terrorists, bandits and other enemies of the country. He said, “You must take the fight into the identified and known enclaves of terrorists and criminals to neutralize them.”  He also said the Nigerian Army will henceforth talk to the terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and Read More

Insecurity: No more excuses, Army chief tells commanders

September 13, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Faruk Yahaya, has told Army commanders in various theatres of operation that he will no longer take excuse from them in the war against terrorism and other forms of criminality.      He said the army under his command would remain resolute and continue to chart progressive paths towards tackling all challenges bedeviling the country. Read More

Plateau: Coalition condemns call for removal of GOC 3 Division

September 4, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Coalition of Plateau State Advocates (COPSA), has condemned in strong terms the renewed call in some quarters for the redeployment of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division of the Nigerian Army in Jos, Plateau state, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Sallau Ali, in the face of recent killings in some communities. Describing the clamour for the removal of the GOC, who Read More

COVID-19: NYSC DG warns prospective corps members against protocol violation

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, said the scheme is committed to the sustenance ofCOVID-19 preventive and safety protocols in order to guarantee seamless service year. The Director-General who stated this Friday during a WEBINAR session on COVID-19 measures for safe orientation camp, jointly organised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease (NCDC)/NYSC, and supported Read More

Buni lauds troops for repelling Boko Haram attack in Babbangida

August 26, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni has commended the Nigerian Army and other cecurity agencies for repelling the attempted attack on Babbangida town, the headquarters of Tarmuwa local government council on Wednesday. A statement by Director General press and media affairs Alhaji Mamman Mohammed said, the bravery exhibited by the combatant soldiers in defeating the terrorists forced them to retreat Read More

Breaking: Again, hoodlums invade Jos, many feared dead

August 25, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Tension is mounting in Yelwa village located inside Jos North local government area of Plateau state after suspected hoodlums invaded the area and reportedly killed dozens of people midnight on Tuesday. A local in the area said, “Nothing less than 30 people were killed, houses were raised down.” A source later told Blueprint that the General Officer Commanding 3rd division Read More

Attack on NDA: Troops go after bandits as military vow to rescue kidnapped Officer

August 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

After bandits invaded the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), located at Afaka permanent site of the institution and killed two personnel with the abduction of another officer on Tuesday morning in Kaduna state, the Military are currently trailing the dare-devil terrorists. Major Bashir Muhd Jajira, spokesman of the establishment, which is the main institution, for the training of the elite corps Read More

Army reiterates commitment to fight insecurity, inaugurates 5,001 recruits for training

August 21, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

The Nigerian Army said it is committed to fighting insecurity in the country as it has inaugurated no fewer than 5001 81 Regular Recruits Intake for training to become soldiers. A statement by Acting Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Depot, Nigerian Army, Zaria Lieutenant Joy Abah at the weekend, said  the Commandant, Depot, Nigerian Army, Brig-Gene Aminu Shehu Chinade warned Read More

Again, 219 terrorists surrender in Borno

August 17, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army on Monday said 219 members of Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered to troops of Operation Hadin Kai. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig- Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, said the terrorists that surrendered were led by their Amir, Manye Aga. He said items recovered from the surrendered terrorists include, several AK 47 rifles and magazines, a locally made pistol Read More

Breaking: In Gwoza, Zulum receives another Chibok schoolgirl with kids (Pictures)

August 14, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Borno state Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, on Saturday in Gwoza, received another Chibok girl who was rescued by the 26 Task Force Brigade, Gwoza. According to the official Facebook handler of the governor: “The schoolgirl, Hassana Adamu, alongside her two children, was handed over to Governor Zulum by the Commander, 26 Taskforce Brigade, Brigadier General DR Dantani. “Zulum was in Read More

Masari to COAS Yahaya: 10 Katsina LGAs under severe daily attack

On a daily basis, 10 out of the 34 local government areas in Katsina state come under severe attack from bandits, Governor Aminu Bello Masari has declared. Governor Masari stated this Thursday while receiving in audience the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Faruk Yahaya at the Government House Katsina. The governor told the visiting COAS that 10 local government areas had been under Read More

Plateau attack: Ignore smear campaigns against military, group urges Nigerians

August 3, 2021 Paul Okah 0

A peace advocacy group, Coalition of Plateau Peace Practitioners Network (COPPPN), has condemned recent attack on Irigwe community of Bassa local government area of Plateau state. In a statement, Monday, signed by its National Coordinator, Dr Daniel Babale Andruwus, and National Secretary, Mrs Lucy Nyami, respectively, the group expressed sympathy with the families of the victims, the government and people Read More

NAOWA visits COAS assures Army of support

August 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The national president, Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA), Mrs Salamatu Faruk Yahaya, has said the association will give the Nigerian Army (NA) all the support it needs to succeed in tackling security challenges confronting the nation. She also appealed for NA’s support to enable the organisation sustain its humanitarian activities across formations and units of the NA in order Read More

Breaking: Court acquits El-Zakzaky, wife of criminal charges

July 28, 2021 Editor 0

From Kaduna state comes a report that Justice Gideon Kurada of Kaduna High Court has discharged and acquited the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shi’ites, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat. Counsel to Zakzaky, Marshal Abubakar, who spoke after the secret trial in Kaduna, said the court upheld their no-case submission and agreed Read More

COAS commissions office complex in honour of late Attahiru

July 22, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has commissioned a newly constructed office accommodation in honour of former COAS late Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, at the Headquarters, Joint Task Force, North East, Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu Wednesday, said the COAS disclosed that the new facility is Read More

Eid el kabir: COAS observes Eid prayers with troops in Maiduguri

July 21, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. – Gen. Faruk Yahaya has performed this year’s Eid-El Kabir prayers with troops of Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) at the 212 parade ground in Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri. According to a statement signed by Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu on Tuesday General Yahaya observed the prayers along Read More