Attack on Zulum: NGF speaks up as govs propose meeting with Buhari, Service Chiefs

August 4, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) Monday said the recent attack on Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum by suspected Boko Haram fighters in Baga, Borno state, has exposed the vulnerability of its members and the nation at large. The governor came under attack Wednesday July 29 from the suspected insurgents while on his way to visit some Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Read More

B/Haram: Why I won’t be silent, Zulum tells APC govs

August 3, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state Sunday told visiting governors in Maiduguri that he cannot afford to be silent in the midst of killings by insurgents in his state.  He said by the oath he took on May 29, 2019, he entered a covenant with God to defend the people of Borno state. Zulum stated this when he received Read More

Angry Zulum to Military: We’ll mobilise hunters, CJTF, vigilantes to recapture Baga if…

Accuses command structure of sabotage Absolves Buhari, Buratai Attack on gov’s convoy an isolated incident – Army Soldier suffering depression kills senior officer Multiple explosions kill 1, injure others in Maiduguri Borno state Governor Babagana Umara Zulum said “there is s complete sabotage in the fight against insurgency in the North-east and the attacked on his convoy.” He also asserted Read More

Aid workers died as heroes – Zulum

July 23, 2020 Editorial III 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state has expressed deep pain following the execution of aid workers by insurgents, describing them aid as heroes who were gruesomely killed in service to humanity. Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, in a statement Thursday morning quoted the governor saying he was informed of the execution Wednesday evening while he was at the headquarters Read More

602 repentant Boko-Haram terrorists swear oath of allegiance to Nigeria

July 16, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

The military Thursday  said 602 repentant ex-Boko-haram fighters have sworn to an oath of allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria after completing a deradicalisation, rehabilitation and reintegration programme under the federal government’s ‘Operation Safe Corridor’ initiative in Gombe state. Coordinator Defence Media Operations Maj.-Gen John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing in Abuja on military operations Read More

Military kill several terrorists in combine air, ground assaults in Gubio

July 8, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Nigerian military have killed several Boko haram terrorists, Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) and destroyed their gun trucks during a combined air and ground operations by the Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian Army in Gubio, a community in Northern Borno state. The terrorists had attempted to infiltrate Gubio community on Tuesday, but were overpowered by superior fire Read More

It is not our duty to name Boko haram sponsors – Military

July 3, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Defence Headquarters has said that it is the not in the purview of the Nigerian military to name sponsors of Boko haram terrorists. Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche disclosed this last night in a statement. He said “the attention of the Defence Headquarters has been drawn to a publication in some quarters with the above caption Read More

Air force kills Boko haram leaders, several fighters in Sambisa

June 18, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The defence headquarters has said that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Operation Lafiya Dole has killed several Boko haram leaders and fighters during successive attacks on a compound housing the terrorists at Garin Maloma on the fringes of the Sambisa forest. Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche disclosed this in a statement. He said the feat was achieved Read More

Air force kills Boko haram fighters, destroys hideouts in Sambisa

June 11, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) component of Operation Lafiya Dole has killed several Boko haram fighters and destroyed their hideouts at Kacha Korle in the Sambisa Forest. Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche said the operation was executed on 10 June 2020, as result of intelligence reports which indicated that the location was being used as ” a Read More

280 ex-terrorists reintegrated, 603 others to graduate July – DHQ

June 11, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

The Nigerian military says it has successfully reintegrated 280 ex-Boko Haram terrorists, including 2 Chadians back into the society through the Operation Safe Corridor (OPSC) programme. The Director Defence Media Organisation, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday, said Operation Safe Corridor, established in 2016 has admitted a total of 893 ex-Boko Read More

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Revealed! What Buhari won’t do over insecurity, others

February 21, 2020 Editor 0

“Leaders should be part of solutions to problems, rather than aggravating situations. To those asking Mr. President to resign, I wish to say this: Mr President will not resign. He has the overwhelming mandate of Nigerians to preside over the affairs of the country till the expiration of his tenure in May 2023,” the federal government has said. Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed Read More

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Operation rattle snake 3: NAF destroys ISWAP training camp

February 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has recorded another success in the ongoing Operation Rattle Snake 3, as the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) training camp at Kirta Wulgo on the fringes of the Lake Chad in the Northern part of Borno state. This was achieved in air strikes conducted Read More

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Buhari’s theory of self-help

February 15, 2020 Editor 0

When the Boko Haram marauders raided Kano in 2013 or thereabouts, killing close to 100 of innocent folks in one fell swoop, among them travellers at a popular motor park, former President Goodluck Jonathan visited the ancient city and was shocked by what he saw. After sniffing the air reeking with the stench of charred bodies, and bereft of fresh Read More

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Essence of Buhari’s sympathy visit to Maiduguri

February 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

The visit was, in fact, unexpected but, in reality, it symbolises the action of a great leader that President Muhammadu Buhari is. The visit was to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, and the purpose was to condole with the government and people of the state after the Boko Haram insurgents have killed many and destroyed multimillion Naira worth of Read More

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Boko Haram invades Borno community overnight, kills dozens, abduct women, children; cars burnt

February 10, 2020 Editor 0

Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 30 people and abducted many women and children in a raid in Borno state, a regional government spokesman said on Monday. The attack Sunday evening targeted the village of Auno on a key highway linking to regional capital Maiduguri. The jihadists stormed in on trucks mounted with heavy weapons, killing, burning and looting before kidnapping Read More

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NAF neutralises ISWAP fighters at Kollaram in Borno

January 11, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed portions of an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP)’s tactical headquarters at Kollaram on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno state. The NAF said it also neutralised of some ISWAP fighters in the same area. The NAF director of public relations and information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who made this Read More

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B/Haram: Why Buhari should act on 2015 inaugural speech – VSF boss

December 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

Executive Secretary Victims Support Fund (VSF), Professor Sunday Abogonye Ochoche, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to revisit his 2015 inaugural speech on the Boko Haram insurgency and redeem his pledge. He said five years after, the president was yet to redeem his pledge on how to do a post-mortem of the crisis with a view to determining factors that led Read More

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NGOs’ covert agenda

October 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

Recent events in the country have heightened public appreciation of the significance of intelligence gathering in the national security architecture. In a country where citizens are more inclined to criticize than to applaud, the onerous perpetual duty of maintaining law and order, defending the territorial integrity and generally ensuring that Nigeria remains a nation they can call their own is Read More

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NGOs Covert agenda

October 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

Recent events in the country have heightened public appreciation of the significance of intelligence gathering in the national security architecture. In a country where citizens are more inclined to criticize than to applaud, the onerous perpetual duty of maintaining law and order, defending the territorial integrity and generally ensuring that Nigeria remains a nation they can call their own is Read More

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NASS lauds army’s performance, pledges more support

October 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Joint Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Army have lauded the leadership of the Nigerian Army for the commitment of personnel to professionalism in the discharge of their duties. Senator Ali Ndume, chairman, Senate Committee on Army and Mr Abdulrazak Namdas, chairman House of Representatives Committee on Army, stated this during a visit to Army Headquarters Tuesday in Read More

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Ndume and his crocodile tears on Boko Haram

October 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

When the expired 8th session of the Senate under the leadership of the dictatorial, draconian and repressive former Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki,slammed a six-months suspension on Sen. Mohammed Ali Ndume n March 2017, the action invoked empathy and condemnations from some of us. We faulted the frivolous reasons the denate committee on ethics and privileges adduced for the suspension Read More

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B’Haram: NGOs providing logistics for insurgents — C’ttee

October 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

A joint committee of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has alleged that some of the NGOs operating in the North-east are providing logistics for the insurgents. The committee in its preliminary report on the allegations of human rights abuse in the North-east also alleged that some senior officials were liaising with leaders of the insurgents. The report, a copy which was obtained Read More