Gana and the end of an error

September 18, 2020 Okanga Agila 0

The country has been awash with tales on how the Nigerian Army killed the dreaded militia leader in Benue state Terwase Akwaza ( Gana). It has indeed been a sad commentary as some highly placed individuals within the Benue-Taraba axis have been making futile attempts at glorifying the late Gana, while vilifying the Nigerian Army despite the avalanche of crimes Read More

Again, Bandits strike in Kaduna, kidnap 5 family members, 2 others

September 18, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Suspected kidnappers on Friday abducted seven persons, including five members of a family in Barakallahu, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis, along Kaduna-Zaria road, in Igabi local government area of the state. The bandits invaded the community, opposite the National Teachers Institute at about 1:30am on Friday, shooting sporadically and broke into a house, where they picked a woman and her Read More

NAF jets strike bandits in Kaduna forest

September 18, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

Following sustained air strikes against bandits in the North-west, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has killed several bandits and destroyed their meeting venues during air strikes in Kwaimbana forest area of Kaduna state. The operation was conducted under Operation THUNDER STRIKE on 17 September 2020. Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj.- Gen. John Enenche, said who disclosed this in a statement Read More

Security: Nigerians in diaspora hail Buhari, Service Chiefs

September 18, 2020 Editor 0

The United kingdom (UK) chapter of the Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari and the Service Chiefs for improving the security situation in the country.  Describing the progress made as “giant strides”, the group said its feedback mechanism back home rates the current administration high in the war against terrorism, bandits and other criminal gangs.  In a Read More

Again, Air force kills several bandits in Zamfara forest

September 16, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Defence Headquarters said the  Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has killed several armed bandits and destroyed their logistics facilities in massive air strikes conducted in the Kwiambana Forest area of Zamfara State.  The new development came two days after Air Component killed several bandits belonging to “Dangote” camp during air strike at the camp in Doumborou forest of Read More

Gana: North Central youth leaders commend Army over killing of notorious killer, bandits

September 15, 2020 Editor 0

Some youth leaders from Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states have commended the Nigerian Army over the killing of militia leader, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana.  The group at a joint press conference at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, on Tuesday, expressed total confidence in the troops to “continue to defend our people from the other Ganas and their political allies that are still Read More

North-west: Buratai extends Operation Sahel Sanity, charges troops to wipe out bandits

September 12, 2020 Editor 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai has charged troops to eliminate remnants of bandits in the North-west after announcing an extension to Operation Sahel Sanity.  The COAS made this known during a media chat at the Special Army Super Camp 4, Faskari, Katsina state on Saturday. He explained that considering the progress and achievements recorded in Read More

Security personnel repel kidnappers on Kaduna -Abuja highway

September 4, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Security operatives comprising military and police successfully repelled armed bandits who opened fire on motorists plying the Kaduna-Abuja Highway on Friday afternoon near Olam Feeds Company. The Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this to newsmen Friday evening, said those injured were first treated at Olam Feeds Clinic before they were referred Read More

No hiding place terrorist groups in Nigeria – DHQ

September 3, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

…as additional terrorist surrender The Defence Headquarters has vowed that it would smoke-out any terrorists group operating under any guise in any part of the country. Speaking while giving update of military operations across the country in the past week, the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche said the Nigerian Military would continue to intensify its efforts to Read More

Soldiers kill 4 bandits along Abuja-Kaduna highway

September 3, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

Troops of Operation ACCORD have killed 4 armed bandits at Jeka Da Rabi area along Kaduna-Abuja expressway. This follows sustained efforts of the Nigerian military to rid the North-west of bandits and kidnappers. Coordinator Defence Media Operations,  Maj.  Gen. John Enenche who disclosed this Thursday said the operation took place on Wednesday September 2, 2020. He said the troops acted Read More

Troops arrest notorious bandits’ informants in Zamfara

August 31, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Troops deployed at FOB Bena arrested a suspected bandits’ informant, one Bello Abdulrahman, around Mashaya – Anguwan Abuja area of Bena town, Zamfara state, the acting director Defence Media Operations, Brig.- Gen Benard Onyeuko said in a statement in Gusau, Monday. He stated that preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was responsible for giving out information to bandits on troops’ Read More

Military arrest 155 bandits, kills over 25, recovers 1,000 livestock in August

August 27, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

Over 25 armed bandits have been killed and 155 arrested in different offensive operations conducted by troops of the Nigerian Military in this month, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said. Briefing journalists at the DHQ on the update on military operations across the country, Coordinator Defence Media Operations,  Maj.  Gen John Enenche said the military also recovered 1,000 rustled livestocks Read More

NAF jets, helicopter strike several bandits in Kuduru forest

August 15, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Air Force component of Operation THUNDER STRIKE has killed several armed bandits in their camp in the Kuduru forest area of Kaduna state. Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. -Gen.  John Enenche said the feat was achieved on 13 August 2020 after intelligence reports indicated the convergence of members of an Ansaru terrorist sect-linked bandits group at the location. Read More

Gusau emir pledges support to military against bandits

August 14, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Emir of Gusau, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Ibrahim Bello, has promised to give the necessary support to the Nigerian Army under the leadership of Chief of Army Staff, Lt. – Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, in order to combat armed banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping and other vices in the North-west. He made the pledge on Friday at the Nigeria Army Read More

Internal security leads as Buhari orders security re-jig

August 14, 2020 Gabriel Audu 0

Without doubt, security concerns still dominates national discussions compelling President Muhammadu Buhari to direct service chiefs and heads of security and intelligence agencies to re-strategize and re-jig the security architecture in a move interpreted as last-ditch efforts to end insecurity across the country. The National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd.), while unveiling the measures recently told State House Read More

Again, Bandits invade Niger community, kill 14

August 13, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

Armed bandits have reportedly killed 14 villagers in Ukuru village in Mariga local government of Niger state.The incident , it was learnt, occurred on Wednesday when the gunmen invaded the community,The Police Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command (PPRO) Wasiu Abiodun confirmed the incident in Minna on Thursday.He said, “The gunmen attacked the village at about 3:30pm on Read More

TUC wants FG to end insecurity in Nigeria

August 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has called on the federal government as a matter of urgency to stop the senseless killings of Nigerians by bandits in the country. The congress in a statement jointly signed by TUC President Comrade Quadri Olaleye and  General Secretary Musa Lawal described as unacceptable the level of insecurity in the country, urging the Read More

Those killings in Southern Kaduna

August 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kaduna state government had recently imposed curfew in Zango Kataf and Kauru local government areas due to the escalation of tension in these areas. However, there is uproar by the Southern Kaduna People Union (SOKAPU) and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over what they alleged as ethnic cleansing by suspected Fulani marauders. These ethnic and religious associations have blamed Read More

Troops kill 80 bandits, arrest 33 in North-west

August 2, 2020 Hamidu Sabo 0

The troops of Operation SAHEL SANITY have  so far neutralised 80 bandits and arrested 33 suspected bandits in Sokoto, Katsina and Zamfara states within the last one month. Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, made the disclosure during a press briefing at the Special Army Super Camp 4, Faskari, Katsina state on Saturday. “The aim of the operation Read More

Flood kills 10 in Niger

July 26, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

Up to 10 bodies of persons killed in a devastating flood disaster in Suleja town in Suleja local government of Niger state have been recovered, Director General of the state Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Ahmed Inga has said. Blueprint learnt that the flood occurred at the weekend following heavy rain during which several houses and property were also swept away. Read More

Air force kills several bandits, destroys camps in Zamfara

July 25, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Component of Operation Hadarin Haji has killed several bandits during strikes in the Doumborou forest area of Zamfara state. Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. Johns Enenche said  the air strike was executed on 23 July 2020 after Human Intelligence reports “as well as series of confirmatory aerial surveillance missions established that members of the Read More

Air force jets strike several bandits in Zamfara forest

July 22, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF)/component of Operation Hadarin Daji has killed several bandits during air strikes at their camp in  Kagara forest, Zamfara state. The mission was conducted on 20 July 2020 after Human Intelligence reports and  series of aerial surveillance missions had indicated heavy presence of the armed bandits with a large number of rustled livestock in a portion Read More

Troops kill 6 bandits, foil attempt to rustle cattle in Zamfara, Katsina

July 15, 2020 Editorial III 0

Troops of Operation Sahel Sanity in conjunction with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) component of Operation Hadarin Daji have  killed six bandits when they stormed their enclave at Komani Hills within Rukudawa general area of Zamfara state. The troops also foiled attempts by bandits to rustle cattle at Kasele village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina state. Coordinator Defence Read More