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

Air crash: NAF recants, says pilot survives after hitting bandits’ base

July 19, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Monday confirmed media reports that its Alpha Jet aircraft returning from an air interdiction mission between the boundaries of Zamfara and Kaduna state was gunned down by bandits. A statement by Director Public Relations and Information Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said the pilot of the aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo, successfully ejected from the aircraft. Read More

Army General killed by gunmen buried in Abuja

July 16, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The remains of Director Veterans Affairs at the Army Headquarters Maj.- Gen. Hassan Ahmed killed by gunmen along Lokoja-Abuja highway on Thursday have been buried in Abuja. He was buried on Friday afternoon at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery in accordance with Islamic rites. In his citation at the funeral, the Chief of Policy and Plans (Army) Maj-Gen Anthony Omozoje described Read More

Army arrests soldier for allegedly killing 400 level UNICAL student, assures family of Justice

July 12, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerin Army said it has arrested a soldier deployed on duty at the Calabar Correctional Service facility for allegedly killing a final year student of the University of Calabar, Mr Gray Agbesu, on Friday 9 July 2021.Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement Sunday, said the soldier was apprehended while trying to flee out of the Read More

COAS assures wounded soldiers of commitment to their treatment

July 9, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has reiterated Nigerian Army’s (NA) commitment to giving prompt attention to the medical needs of wounded officers and soldiers at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital in Kaduna.  According to a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the COAS gave the assurance Thursday, while visiting wounded personnel in Read More

3000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Shiroro and Munya local government areas taking refuge in Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) Primary School Minna

NADCEL: NA carries out medical outreach to 500 IDPs

July 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army Headquarters, Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, Monday carried out a one day medical outreach and food distribution to 500 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Madinatu IDPs camp. The distribution also extends to residents of Madinatu community to mark Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) 2021.Flagging off the medical outreach and distribution of food items at the Read More

Troops kill 11 terrorists, recover arms, petroleum products

July 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army on Sunday says troops Operation HADIN KAI have killed 11 Boko Haram terrorists and recover arms, ammunitions and a truck of petroleum products in the North-east.Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu who stated this in a statement, said the feat was achieved in three separate operations The statement reads in parts: “Troops of 82 Division Task Read More

Shake up in Army as COAS appoints PSOs, field commanders, others

July 4, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has approved the appointment of Principal Staff Officers (PSOs), Field Commanders and other key staff that will provide the much needed vigour in his command of the Nigerian Army (NA). A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu on Saturday, said the appointments were disclosed through the NA Posting Read More

Army observes 40th day prayers for late COAS Attahiru

July 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army Wednesday observed the 40th day prayers for the repose of the souls of the former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), late Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other personnel, who died in a air mishap on 21 May 2021 at the Kaduna International Airport. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, said the COAS, Read More

Irabor meets retired senior officers in South-west

June 25, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, has met with retired senior military officers in the South West to discuss ways out of the current security challenges in the country. Speaking at the opening of the meeting on Thursday at the headquarters of 2nd Division Nigerian Army Ibadan, Irabor said it was part of efforts aimed at tracing Read More

Army to Gumi: Our personnel not colluding with bandits

June 24, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army has refuted comments by Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi that its personnels are colluding with bandits.Sheikh Gumi had when appearing on ARISE TV Morning Show on Wednesday, 23 June 2021 alleged that soldiers are colluding with marauding bandits who have been responsible for various crimes and atrocities against Nigerians.But Army spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement Wednesday, Read More

Troops arrest suspected bandit with military uniforms traveling to Oyo

June 22, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army says its troops operating along Mokwa-Jebba road have arrested a suspected bandit fleeing to Oyo state with military uniforms during a stop and search operation on Sunday. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu on Tuesday, said the arrest was effected at about 9:00pm, when the troops intercepted a car traveling from Zuru to Read More

GOC 7 Div urges Boko Haram terrorists to surrender

June 14, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Nigerian Army Monday urged remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists to surrender and embrace peace. The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. A.A. Eyitayo, made the call at a feast organised for journalists by the army Sunday in Maiduguri. Eyitayo, who is also the Commander Sector 1, Operation Hadin Kai, said the recent military onslaught against Read More

Insurgency: How thousands of Soldiers were maimed – Army

June 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Nigeria Army declared Saturday in Kaduna that several thousands of Soldiers and their counterparts in other sister security agencies have been maimed in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency over the years . This is as the Senate in a show of empathy donated N10 million to some of the Wounded Soldiers In Action (WIA), undergoing treatment at the Read More

Northern group commends Armed Forces of Nigeria’s joint operations in region

June 8, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, the Northern Solidarity Forum (NSF) has commended the ongoing joint military operations aimed at tackling insurgency, banditry, and other forms criminality in some parts of the region by the Armed Forces of Nigeria.In a press statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Umar Gundiri on Tuesday, NSF said the proactive leadership of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has translated to Read More

Gulak: Stop killing innocent people, Rep urges security forces

June 3, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Uchenna Eke, Thursday called on security forces operating in response to the killing of political aide to former President Goodluck Jonthan, Ahmed Gulak, to stop killing innocent citizens in the area where the incident took place. The lawmaker representing Abor Mbaise/Ngor Okpala federal constituency of Imo state Thursday in Abuja stated that Read More

The man behind the wheels at NYSC

The appointment of the current Director General (DG) of NYSC was a prophecy long foretold when he was still a young Major in the Nigerian Army, so to most of his close friends and associates, we were not shocked when he was eventually appointed the DG. This is one appointment this government should be very proud of, it’s a round Read More

Pan-Nigeria group commends Buhari’s choice of Farouk Yahaya as COAS

May 30, 2021 Editor 0

A pan-Nigeria group, Nigeria First, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice of Major General Farouk Yahaya as late Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru’s successor for the position of Chief of Army Staff. According to the group, Maj Gen Yahaya’s appointment was another evidence of President Buhari’s commitment to the war against insurgency and insecurity across the nation. Nigeria First, which made Read More

PMB’s knack for merit and the Faruk Yahaya challenge

May 30, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

The appointment of the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya on May 27, 2021, has generally elicited loud endorsements from Nigerians. His appointment followed the sudden demise of his predecessor, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a plane crash, along with 10 other Army personnel in Kaduna a week ago. (May their souls rest in Read More

Yahaya assumes duties as COAS

May 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

…Build on Attahiru’s legacies – Irabor Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya formally resumed duties as the nation’s 22nd Chief of Army Staff on Friday. Yahaya was appointed following the death of Attahiru and 10 other military officers in a plane crash in Kaduna on May 21. Yahaya took over during a ceremony held at the Army Headquarters, Abuja. On arrival, he first Read More

Revealed! All you need to know about the new Chief of Army Staff

May 27, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya was born on 5 January 1966 in Sifawa, Bodinga Local Government Area of Sokoto state. Maj Gen Yahaya who is a member of the 37 Regular Course of the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), started his cadet training on 27 September 1985 and was commissioned into the Nigerian Army Read More

Breaking: New Chief of Army Staff replaces late Attahiru

May 27, 2021 Editor 0

President Mohammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff. Major General Yahaya replaces late Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru who died in a plane crash last Friday, a press statement by the acting Director Defence Information Brig. General Onyema Nwachukwu has revealed on Thursday. The statement further read, “Prior to his appointment Major General Read More

Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru (1966-2021)

May 24, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The nation was Friday thrown into mourning following the death of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and ten other military personnel. Benjamin Samson captures the mood of the nation and citation of the late COAS. The remains of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and ten others who died in a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Read More