Breaking: Troops, terrorists clash along Abuja-Kaduna highway

July 29, 2022 Editor 0

There are indications that terrorists in large numbers attacked a military checkpoint located around Zuma rock area Madalla in Niger state and shot sporadically. As at the time of filling this report, Blueprint couldn’t ascertain if they were casualties as a result of the attack. However, Nigeria soldiers deployed from Zuma barracks immediately faced the attackers and subsequently dispersed them Read More

CSO drums support for military despite terrorists’ attack on presidential guards

July 28, 2022 Editor 0

A Coalition of Civil Society Organization (CSO),Conference of Civil Society for Peace, Security and National Development and Northern Youth Network, have expressed solidarity with Nigerians and the Nigerian Army over the ambush on the Presidential Guards Brigade deployed to guard the Nigerian Law School, Bwari, Abuja earlier in the week. In a press release jointly signed by the duo of Read More

Call for Military intelligence restructuring plot to undermine Nigeria’s security architecture – CSO

July 5, 2022 Editor 0

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Conference of Civil Society for Peace, Security and National Development (CCSPSND), has described calls emanating from certain quarters insinuating that Nigeria’s insecurity was a product of failed intelligence as uncharitable and a plot to undermine the gallant and selfless efforts of men and officers of the nation’s security community. In a press release jointly signed Read More

Nigeria Military winning war against insurgency – Group

January 22, 2022 Editor 0

Northern Youth Network has condemned in very strong terms a publication credited to the executive director of the Citizens Rights Action for Peace Mr Sani Nurudeen. Convener of Northern Youth Network, Mallam Abdulrahman Ahmed, described the publication as unpatriotic and myopic. The Citizens Rights Action for Peace had in a statement called on President Buhari to discountenance any attempt to Read More

Breaking: Kidnapped Plateau paramount ruler released

December 31, 2021 Editor 0

The Military has confirmed the release of the paramount ruler of Gindiri in Mangu local government area of Plateau state, Chief Charles Mato. According to a press statement on Friday, “While the Paramount Ruler of Gindiri in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, Chief Charles Mato was with his abductors, the commander Operation SAFE HAVEN Major General Ibrahim Ali Read More

CSO condemns ‘compulsory’ retirement of military personnel

December 15, 2021 Editor 0

A civil society of Nigeria has condemned the compulsory retirement of officers of course 36 by the Ministry of defense. In a statement signed by the President Vanguard for Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, Ambassador Osagie Timipre, Wednesday reads; “We rise to condemn vehemently and in very strong terms the directive by Lt General Irabor, the Chief of Defence staff Read More

Revealed! Why terrorists are surrendering massively

November 11, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A non-partisan peace advocacy group, Nigeria Must Survive Initiative has said the frequent change of leadership by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram a sign that the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) is mounting pressure on the terrorist groups. The group in a statement on Thursday signed by its Secretary Demola Akanbi stated that its investigation revealed that Read More

Troops kill new ISWAP leader Bako, several others

October 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian military said troops of Operation Hadin Kai operating in the North-east killed a total of 38 terrorists including the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) new leader known as Bako. The military also said a total of 1,199 terrorists and their families, comprising 114 adult males, 312 adult females and 773 children, surrendered to troops at different Read More

13,243 terrorists ‘ve so far surrendered-DHQ

October 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

…Says troops destroy 51 illegal refineries, arrest 23 oil thieves The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Thursday said a total number of 13,243 terrorists and their families comprising 3,243 adult males, 3,868 adult females and 6,234 children, have So far surrendered to troops of Operation Hadin Kai at different locations in the North-east. According to the DHQ, troops of Operation Hadarin Read More

Zamfara: We’ll extend telecom shutdown beyond 2 weeks – Matawalle

September 18, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle has said more than 100 informants have been arrested during the ongoing military operations aimed at riding the state of bandits. He said the two-week shutdown of communication services will be extended. Matawalle stated this in a BBC Hausa exclusive programme, ‘Ganimun hanya,’ aired Saturday morning. “When I became governor I entered into treaty with Read More

X-raying DHQs’ engagement with veterans

September 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

BENJAMIN SAMSON in this report examines the gains of the interactive sessions with retired senior military officers in the six-geopolitical zones organized by Defence Headquarters (DHQ) amidst myriads of security challenges confronting the nation. Every profession whether in the public or private sector, has its entry and exit point and the military is not an exception. While some retire after Read More

Surrendering terrorists and the burden of justice

September 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent wave of surrender by the members of Boko Haram and Islamic States West African Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups and their families to troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) in the North-eastern part of the country has become a topic of discourse within security and intelligence circles. In the last three weeks, more than 1,500 Boko Haram fighters have Read More

Leaving office a failure is not an option, Mr President!

August 27, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In the confines of the Presidential Villa, during a recent meeting of the National Council on Security, one of the many security meetings called at his instance, President Muhammadu Buhari told heads of security agencies that they must address the alarming insecurity situation in the country because he is not prepared to exit office as a failure. To underscore his Read More

Irabor allays fear on surrendered terrorists, says attack on NDA criminal

August 25, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has described the attack on Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) officers’ residential quarters as criminal. He said “It is criminal activities associated with the normal banditry action which the military was already on the matter.” The CDS equally allayed the fears of the general public on the ongoing mass surrendering of Boko Read More

Group drums support for military operations in North-central

August 21, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A 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 at 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

Insecurity: Tide turning against Boko Haram, ISWAP, says APC group

August 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), said the tide has turned against the dreaded Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) responsible for the insecurity in Nigeria. The APC group also revealed that “the increased pressure being brought to bear on the insurgents Read More

Insecurity: 10 Katsina LGs under daily attack – Masari

August 6, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has lamented that 10 out of the 34 local government areas in the state faced daily attacks by bandits and kidnappers. Masari stated this, Thursday, while receiving the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Faruq Yahaya, who paid him a courtesy visit in Katsina. He noted that even though incidents of insecurity have Read More

We‘re committed to ending insecurity, unity of Nigeria -DHQ

July 29, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) has reinstated its commitment towards maintaining the unity of Nigeria and tackling all security challenges bedeviling the nation.   Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO) Brig. – Gen. Benard Onyeuko stated this while briefing journalists on the updates of military operations in the country between 16 and 28 July 2021 on Thursday in Abuja. He Read More

Governor Bello calls for establishment of NAF base in kogi

July 13, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, has called for the establishment of a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base in Kogi state. According a statement by Director of Public Relations and Information (NAF) Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet on Monday, he made the call when he paid a courtesy visit on the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao at Headquarters NAF.  Read More

COAS promotes private soldier for display of professionalism

July 13, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has granted automatic promotion to 19NA/782148 Private Jamilu Mohammed. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu on Monday, said the promotion came as a result of the professional military skills displayed by the soldier at a regimental Quarter Guard during COAS’ operational visit to Command Engineering Depot in Read More

Troops kill 73 terrorists, rescue 55 captives-DHQ

July 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Thursday said troops of Operation HADIN KAI have killed 73 Boko Haram terrorists between 18 and 30 June 2021. Director, Defence Media Operations Brig.-Gen Bernard Onyeuku who stated this while briefing journalists on the update of military operations across the country, said troops also rescue a total of 55 people from Boko- Haram captivity. He Read More

CDS tasks senior military officers to be agents of peace, unity

June 24, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has urged military veterans to be drivers of peace, unity and progress within their neighbourhood. A statement by Deputy Director Defence Information Air Commodore Wap Maigida on Thursday, said the CDS made the appeal at a one day security parley with retired senior military officers in the South-west. The CDS said Read More

Be selfless, patriotic in discharge of your duties – COAS charges troops of 82 Div

June 22, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj.-Gen Faruk Yahaya, has charged troops of 82 Division of Nigerian Army to remain selfless and disciplined in the discharge of their duties.A statement by Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu Tuesday, said he made this assertion during his maiden operational visit to 82 Division at Abakpa Cantonment Enugu. Gen Yahaya said his administration would Read More

Prime Minister, cabinet members resign amidst crisis

June 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

Firmin Ngrebada, prime minister of the Central African Republic (CAR), has resigned along with the entire cabinet, the latest political crisis to hit the war-weary country. The development on Thursday came during a turbulent week after France announced it was suspending military operations with its former colony. Ngrebada said on Twitter he handed over his and the government’s resignation to Read More