COAS pays condolence visit to families of Gen Zirkusu, others

November 16, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

… As troops eliminate scores of terrorists The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, on Sunday led a team of senior officers of the Nigerian Army to pay a condolence visit to the family of the late Commander 28 Task Force Brigade, Brig- Gen Dzarma Zirkusu to commiserate with families of the fallen heroes. Blueprint report that General Read More

Insecurity: DIA to conduct retreat for defence advisers, attachés

November 6, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

In a bid to tackle security challenges confronting the nation, the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) is set to conduct retreat for  defence advisers and attachés.  A statement by  Acting Assistant Director Defence Intelligence Agency Major Joseph Afolashade said the event is scheduled to hold from 8-13 November 2021 at Headquarters Defence Intelligence Agency and Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), Asokoro Read More

Breaking: Few hours to Anambra election, IGP pulls out DIG Egbunike as head of security team

November 5, 2021 Editor 0

Barely 24 hours to the Saturday Anambra State governorship election, the Inspector General of Police has removed the Deputy Inspector General, DIG Joseph Egbunike, as the head of security team for the Anambra governorship election slated for Saturday November 6, 2021.  His removal was announced by the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Nkeiruka Nwude with few hours to the election.  He been Read More

Insecurity: Army raises the alarm over reduction in budget size

November 3, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Nigerian Army Wednesday complained bitterly over reduction of its budget size from N710 billion it proposed to N579 billion approved by the Ministry of Finance and Budget Office for the 2022 fiscal year. The Army, through its Chief of Staff, Lt – General Farouk Yahaya declared the development would impede its operational efficiency. The Chief of Army Staff, who Read More

UniAbuja invasion: Police fortify security, assure residents of protection of lives, property

November 2, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), CP Babaji Sunday, has dispatched additional tactical and conventional policing resources to the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) main and satellite campuses as well as the staff quarters and other affiliate formations of the university, to fortify security, improve public safety and protect citizens in and around the university Read More

Soldiers allegedly invade Enugu community, set house ablaze

November 2, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Some military personnel, armed to the teeth, Monday, allegedly invaded Mgbowo community, Awgu local government area of Enugu state and shot sporadically into the air. The angry soldiers, it was learnt, set somebody’s house on fire when they could not get the person suspected to be a member of Eastern Security Network (ESN), the vigilante arm of the pro-Biafra group, Read More

Addressing over-dependence on external sources for defence needs

October 28, 2021 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

While addressing participants of Course 15 of the National Defence College, Abuja, in 2007, Thomas Aguiyi Ironsi, the then Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, like many others before and after him asserted that only fools take nations dependent on external sources for their defence needs seriously. Stating the obvious, he pointed out that; “In order to increase its capacity to Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand release of detained Journalist over Facebook post

October 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has faulted the state government of Engr David Umahi, for implementing Cybercrime Prohibition Law in the state without a public hearing. The group however, demanded immediate release of a Radio presenter, Godfrey Chikwere, arrested and detained over a Facebook post on the order of the state government. In a statement Read More

VIDEO: Army arrest veteran Nollywood star

October 7, 2021 Editor 0

A trending video has revealed how Nollywood star, Chinwetalu Agu, was arrested by some officers of the Nigerian Army for reportedly adorning Biafra insignia at the popular Upper Iweka area of Onitsha, Anambra state. The veteran actor was said to be in the commercial city on a charitable mission where he shared food items to the less privileged. Agu was Read More

Makinde to Nigerians: Don’t leave terrorism, banditry fight to Army, security agencies alone

October 5, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has declared that the ongoing fight against terrorism, banditry and other crimes in Nigeria deserves joint efforts of all Nigerians. Governor Makinde said this in Ibadan on Monday while flagging off the Exercise Still Waters being undertaken in the state by the 2nd Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Amy, Ibadan. The governor stated that Read More

Group tasks Nigerians on peaceful co-existence

September 29, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, Universal Peace and Violence Amelioration center (UPVAC), has urged Nigerians to irrespective of their religious and ethnic affiliations live in peace with one another, saying “it is the solution to the current security challenges in the country.” The group made the appeal weekend during an empowerment programme it organised in collaboration with Algier12 Properties in Maiduguri, Borno state, Read More

The Arms Control Bill

September 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The letter by President Muhammadu Buhari last week, requesting the Senate to consider two executive bills to tackle insecurity in the country is an ample demonstration by the Buhari administration to tackle the seemingly intractable hydra-headed insecurity which has been bedeviling the Nigeria for over 10 years, prior to his government that assumed power in 2015. This is, indeed, a Read More

Breaking:Troops rescue Maj. Datong abducted at NDA

September 18, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army in conjunction with the Air Task Force, Department of State Services and other security agencies have resued Major CL Datong who was abducted at Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Permanent on 24 August 2021.A statement byA statement by Deputy Director Army Public Relations Col. Ezindu Idimah said Maj. Datong was rescued after exchanged fire with Read More

DG NYSC lauds Army’s 8 division for support

September 10, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has expressed appreciation for the support given to the scheme by the 8 Division of the Nigerian Army. Speaking during a courtesy visit to the Division’s headquarters in Sokoto, General Ibrahim said the Army had remained a pillar and dependable partner of the scheme since inception. The DG thanked Read More

Buni lauds troops for repelling Boko Haram attack in Babbangida

August 26, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni has commended the Nigerian Army and other cecurity agencies for repelling the attempted attack on Babbangida town, the headquarters of Tarmuwa local government council on Wednesday. A statement by Director General press and media affairs Alhaji Mamman Mohammed said, the bravery exhibited by the combatant soldiers in defeating the terrorists forced them to retreat Read More

Breaking: Again, hoodlums invade Jos, many feared dead

August 25, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Tension is mounting in Yelwa village located inside Jos North local government area of Plateau state after suspected hoodlums invaded the area and reportedly killed dozens of people midnight on Tuesday. A local in the area said, “Nothing less than 30 people were killed, houses were raised down.” A source later told Blueprint that the General Officer Commanding 3rd division Read More

B/Haram: 2,600 surrendered, 50, 000 orphans, widows harvested – Zulum

Borno state Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has said about 2,600 insurgents have surrendered and currently under the care of the state government. The governor said this Tuesday in Abuja while addressing State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the repentant insurgents were being properly profiled while the innocent ones among them would be immediately resettled. Read More

Army reiterates commitment to fight insecurity, inaugurates 5,001 recruits for training

August 21, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

The Nigerian Army said it is committed to fighting insecurity in the country as it has inaugurated no fewer than 5001 81 Regular Recruits Intake for training to become soldiers. A statement by Acting Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Depot, Nigerian Army, Zaria Lieutenant Joy Abah at the weekend, said  the Commandant, Depot, Nigerian Army, Brig-Gene Aminu Shehu Chinade warned Read More

Support military with information to tackle insecurity in North-west, COAS beckons traditional rulers

August 7, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff, (COAS) Lt. Gen Faruk Yahaya has urged traditional rulers in  North-west to assists the military with reliable and actionable information that will aid troops in combating the menace of banditry the region. A statement by Army spokesperson Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu over the weekend, quoted  Yahaya as saying  this when he paid a courtesy visit Read More

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