Missing 11 troops found dead in Benue community – Army

April 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

One officer and 10 soldiers have been confirmed dead in Konshisha local government area of Benue state. This was disclosed in a press statement by Army spokesperson, Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima, on Thursday night. The statement said troops came under attack while on routine operational task. The troops were initially declared missing which prompted the deployment of a joint search and Read More

Air Chief insists missing Jet not shot down by Boko Haram

April 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao has urged pilots, technicians and ground troops of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) not to be discouraged by events of the past few days involving the crash of an Alpha-Jet aircraft, but to remain resolute and unrelenting in the fight against insurgency in the North-east and other parts of the Read More

Lekkilies: Group wants AI, others sanctioned as US vindicates Nigerian Army

April 1, 2021 Editor 0

Following a report by the United States Department of State on the alleged killing of protesters at the Lekki toll gate, the Centre for African Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has called for sanctions on Amnesty International, Cable News Network (CNN) and others for misleading the world.  The group said the US has vindicated the Nigerian Army of any wrongdoing during the Read More

Army denies report of nepotism in Short Service Commission recruitment

March 31, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army has debunked a reports by an online medium that the list of successful candidates for Short Service Commission 47 Selection Board which was published on 26 Mar 21 was dominated by the North while the South-east had the fewest candidates. Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen Mohammed Yerima, who stated this in a statement Wednesday, described the report Read More

Military making progress in fight against insecurity

March 31, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, said the Nigerian Army is making progress in its efforts to address the myriad of security challenges confronting the nation. He disclosed this at the closing ceremony of the ‘Chief of Army Staff Combined 1st Quarter Conference and Nigerian Army Operations Retreat 2021″, in Abuja. The COAS, charged Army field Read More

NIPR President, Sirajo, visits NASPRI

March 26, 2021 Editor 0

The President, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Mallam Mukhtar Zubairu Sirajo, on Friday paid a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information NASPRI. The visit at the acting Commandant’s office, according to the president was to officially welcome the newly appointed Acting Commandant of the School, Colonel Aliyu Yusuf. He described Colonel Yusuf as Read More

Breaking – Short Service Course: Army publishes successful candidates… see full list, requirement

March 26, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigerian Army on Friday released the list of successful candidates for the Nigerian Army Short Service Combatant Course 47/2021. A statement copied from Nigerian Army’s official website, The successful candidates are to report at NDA (Old Site) with the following:a. Original credentials and SSC 47 online application print out that bears theirpassport photograph.b. Four copies of 5 x 7 Read More

Matawalle commends military operations against bandits in Zamfara

March 24, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The Zamfara state, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has commended the efforts of the military in a joint task operation in dislodging bandits in the state. The Governor made the commendation through his Commissioner for Security and home affairs, Abubakar Muhammad Dauran in an interview with newsmen in Gusau Tuesday. According to him, the commendation was imperative considering the tremendous success Read More

Army dismisses reports of alleged supply of inferior armoured vehicles

March 21, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian has described as false report on an online medium not blueprint.ng alleging that the Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen Ibrahim Attahiru queried a company for supplying inferior armoured vehicles to Nigeria. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen Mohammed Yerima Saturday, says the allegations are “misleading and a deliberate fabrication”. The statement reads in parts:” The attention Read More

Bandits strike in Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto as Police kill 2 gunmen, lose 1… students, pastor, others abducted

 The ugly trend of banditry in the North-west and a part of North-central of Nigeria continued Thursday with the criminal elements killing innocent citizens and abducting others. The affected states include Kaduna and Zamfara and Sokoto, all in the North-west, as well as Niger in the North-central Although they killed a security officer, they however lost two of their gang members in Read More

Ishaq: Kwara-born Army General as Zulum’s security adviser

March 15, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Governor Babangana Umura Zulum of Borno state and his predecessor Kashim Ibrahim Shetima, for the love of their people and desire to see the war against Boko Haram and Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) come to end, have in the past criticised the military, particularly the Army for their handling the war against insurgency in the North-east. Zulum had Read More

Maj.-Gen. Dahiru assumes as commander AHQ Garrison, charges personnel to key into COAS vision

March 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The new Commander Army Headquarters Garrison, (AHQ GAR) Maj.- Gen. Sanusi Dahiru, has charged officers and soldiers of AHQ Garrison to key into the vision of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt-Gen Ibramim Attahiru, which is to “Have a Nigerian Army that is Repositioned to Professionally Defeat all Adversaries in a joint Environment.’’ According to a statement by deputy Read More

UAG commends Irabor for synergy in Armed Forces

March 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Unity Advocacy Group (UAG) has commended the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, for bringing unity of purpose in the Armed Forces of Nigeria. General Irabor had during a visit to the 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Ibadan, dispelled insinuations that there is lack of synergy among security agencies in Nigeria. The CDS said, “The misconceived ideas or Read More

Troops rescue 180 as 30 students missing in Kaduna

March 12, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Barely 36hrs after giving the 2020 Security Report, bandits attacked the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Igabi local government of Kaduna state and abducted 30 male and female students, even as troops rescued 180 students and teachers of the college. The Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, while confirming the incident, said the Read More

Breaking: Kaduna govt confirms kidnap of 30 students as troops rescue 180 (Pictures)

March 12, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Barely 36 hours after giving 2020 Security Report, bandits have attacked Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Igabi Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna state and kidnapped 30 male and female students. However, troops have rescued 180 students and teachers of the College.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, while confirming the incident said the bandits attacked Read More

#EndSARS gains US policy priority

March 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is facing threat of more civil unrest in 2021 as the US adopts a major foreign policy change that will transform civil society organizations into the hub of interactions in pursuit of its strategic interests in the country, signalled by the imminent “alignment with the #EndSARS movement and its call for good governance, democracy and human rights”. The protests Read More

Leah Sharibu, Chibok girls, and Women’s Day

March 7, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

All idiots are morons, but not all morons are idiots. It’s the International Women’s Day 2021 and the theme is ‘Choose to Challenge’. So today I choose to challenge us, the people of Nigeria, hoping that someone is reading and listening, a quick caveat, I will be sometimes uncomplimentary in my choice of words, phrases and conclusions but that’s the Read More

Breaking: Zulum appoints retired General as security adviser

March 5, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has approved the appointment of retired Brigadier General Abdullahi Sabi Ishaq, as special adviser on security affairs.  Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, announced in a statement released that General Ishaq, retired from the Nigerian Army on January 10, 2021, after 35 years of service, with his last position being coordinator of the Nigeria Police Read More

Breaking: Fire at Army headquarters!

March 2, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

An electrical fault has sparked fire Army Headquarters complex in Abuja. This was disclosed by the Army Public Relations Officer Mohammed Yerima on Tuesday Read the full press statement MINOR FIRE INCIDENT AT ARMY HEADQUARTERS COMPLEX, ABUJA Electrical fault sparked a minor fire incident at the Army Headquarters Complex, Abuja, Tuesday morning. The incident which happened at about 10.15am was Read More

Armed student tried to kill teacher – Cross River council boss

February 19, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The chairman of Akpabuyo local government area of Cross River state, Emmanuel Offiong Bassey, has confirmed that a female secondary school student of about 15 years old, in his council area, actually attempted to shoot her teacher with a pistol, but for timely intervention of another teacher. According to reports, the girl, whose name was not disclosed as at press Read More

Kaduna: Troops capture 3 bandits, rescue 4 women, gunmen kidnap 21

January 30, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Up to 21 people were abducted by gunmen on Friday night at Kurmin Idon, Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state, two of the victims were however rescued by police, as another one escaped. In a related development, troops captured three kidnappers and rescued two abducted women from their kidnappers at a location close to Gadanin Gwari, Gwagwada district of Chikun Read More

Okowa congratulates new CDS Gen. Irabor

January 28, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Tuesday, congratulated Major-General Leo Irabor on his appointment as Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika in Asaba, Okowa said the sacrifices of the new defence chief towards peace and progress of the nation, especially his acknowledged gallantry at assignments, were Read More

Buratai: The General who led from the front

January 27, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

Change is inevitable. But whenever it occurs, what comes to mind is how those exiting would be remembered.For the outgoing Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd), the answer is very simple; he would be remembered as the Army General who led his troops from the front.  That simple description sums up the difference between the outgoing Read More