Breaking: Gunmen kill 2 Naval officer along Abuja-Lokoja highway

July 9, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Unknown gunmen struck and killed two Nigerian Naval officers along Abuja-Lokoja highway. The ugly incident happened just few days after suspected bandits killed a Nigerian Army officer, GSM Abubakar, along the same road. No official statement has been made by the any of the country’s security outfit as at the time of filling this report. Details loading…

Banditry: Buratai launches Exercise Sahel Sanity in N/West

July 7, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, Monday launched the Exercise Sahel Sanity operation to mitigate banditry in the North-west. Speaking during the formal flagging off of the exercise held at Special Super Power Camp 4, in Faskari town, the headquarters of Faskari local government area of Katsina state, the COAS said the exercise will cover Read More

Celebrating the Nigerian Army @ 157

July 6, 2020 SK USMAN 0

On June 30, 2015, then as a Colonel and Acting Director Army Public Relations, in the Nigerian Army, I wrote a piece titled “Celebrating the Nigerian Army at 152” (https://newsdiaryonline.com/celebrating-nigerian-army-at-152-by-col-sani-kukasheka-usman/) in commemoration of the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) for that year. That was five years ago. In 2018, I also penned a piece in celebration of the Nigerian Army Read More

Army, DICON, Unilorin sign MoU on production of military hardware

July 2, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

In a bid to ensure production of quality indigenous military hardware in the country, the Nigerian Army (NA), Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), and University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) on Wednesday, signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the development of composite material for Armour Plating and other military hardware. The Chief of Policy and Plans (NA) Lt.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, who Read More

Nigerian Army collaborates with FCTA to fight COVID -19

May 7, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Nigeria Army has said that it remained resolute in supporting the effort of the federal government in ensuring the welfare and well-being of its citizens. Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenants Colonel Yusuf Tukur Buratai, revealed this Wednesday in Abuja while presenting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), to the FCT Administration in its quest to curtail the spread of the dreaded Read More

Breaking: Army officer emerges Emir in Zamfara

May 6, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 4

Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed has approved the appointment of Alhaji Sanusi Mohammed as the new Emir of Kaura Namoda. The 40-year-old Alhaji Sanusi was a serving Major in the Nigeria Army before his appointment. This is contained in a statement issued to newsmen, signed by the Special Adviser to the governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication, Malam Zailani Read More

Buratai ‘leads battle to flush out Boko Haram in North East’

April 11, 2020 NAN 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has relocated to the North East to oversee and direct the overall operation in the theatre and other army operations across the country. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, disclosed this in a statement on Friday. He said that Buratai disclosed this while addressing the troops of Special Super Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade Kaduna, kidnap Police Inspector, 23 others; 1 killed

April 9, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A police Inspector and 23 others have been abducted and one person killed by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Kaduna. The bandits have reportedly demanded N100m from the inspector’s husband.  Nine persons, including Police Inspector Gloria Sebastien, one Alhaji Usman and seven members of his family including three children; Aliyu, Aisha and Abdullahi were kidnapped at Ungwan Ma’aji, New Read More

Breaking: Army arrest Soldier threatening to rape women in viral video, launch investigation

April 3, 2020 Editor 0

Soldiers who threatened to rape women in Warri, Delta state have been arrested The Nigerian Army spokesperson, Colonel Sagir Musa, who disclosed this, Friday, said they were arrested at 9 Brigade Ikeja Military Cantonment in Lagos state after the video in which they made the threats went viral on social media. Musa said investigation had begun. The soldiers had threatened Read More

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Insecurity: Kebbi donates hilux vehicles to Army

March 2, 2020 Editor 0

In its effort to further curtail the activities of criminal elements especially banditry, armed robbery, kidnapping and cattle rustling, the Kebbi state government, Sunday donated three Hilux vehicles to 8 division of the Nigerian Army in Birnin Kebbi. The keys of the vehicles were handed over to the representative of the General Officer Commanding 8 Division, Nigerian Army Major Muhammed Read More

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Happening Now: Again, Boko Haram invades Chibok, shoots, sets houses on fire

February 18, 2020 Editor 0

Korongilum, a community in Chibok local government area of Borno state is currently being attacked by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.  A resident told Blueprint on phone, Tuesday night, that the attackers came into the community around 6pm, shooting sporadically and setting many houses on fire.  A military source said troops from the Nigerian Army 28 task force brigade and 117 Read More

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Army more resolute to end terrorism, others – Buratai

January 21, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Chief of Army Staff Lt.- General Tukur Buratai has reassured Nigerians that the Counter Insurgency operations in the North East and other ongoing operations against criminals  across the country are still on course with current indicators revealing tremendous successes across the various theaters of operation. He said this Monday in a statement issued by Media Coordinator of Nigerian Army Read More

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Insecurity: Buratai harps on improved military cooperation with Egypt

January 17, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai and the Ambassador of Arab Republic of Egypt to Nigeria, Amb. Assem Elseify, have called for strengthened military cooperation between Nigeria and Egypt. They made the call when the ambassador led a delegation on courtesy call to Army Headquarters on Thursday in Abuja. Earlier, Elseify disclosed that the purpose of his visit Read More

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Assemblyman decries military involvement in elections

January 15, 2020 Editorial III 0

A member representing Ikwuano constituency in Abia House of Assembly, Mr Stanley Nwabuisi, on Tuesday  decried the involvement of the military in elections in the country. Nwabuisi made the call in an interview in Abuja. According to him, “our laws do not allow the military to be involved in elections in any way. The military are supposed to provide territorial Read More

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10,000 soldiers desert war front – Fadahunsi

December 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

The senator representing Osun East, Chief Frederick Fadahunsi, has described as “appalling” the rate at which soldiers ran away from war front in Nigeria. He said the arms and ammunition being used to kill Nigerians were with soldiers that had left the war front. Speaking with newsmen at his hometown, Ilase, Obokun local government area of Osun state, Friday, Fadahunsi Read More

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Buratai commends troops for doggedness, professionalism

December 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.- Gen. Tukur Buratai has lauded troops of Operations Lafia Dole in the North-east and other parts of the country for their doggedness and professional manner they conduct themselves. This was contained in his Christmas and New year message to the troops. The COAS however, charged  them to be  more professional and responsiveness in Read More

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Turning point: Unveiling of mine resistant ambush protected vehicles

December 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

History was made on December 3, 2019, when President Muhammadu Buhari unveiled the first set of combat and light infantry patrol vehicles designed at the Nigerian Army Command Engineering Depot. They were built at the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), Kaduna. Unveiling the  batches of the  Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) and the light  armoured infantry patrol vehicles which Read More

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When Buratai’s Crocodile smiled in Atijere

November 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

Code names, cryptonyms, acronyms, bacronyms among others are defining characteristics of military operations and tradition. The Nigerian Army, like others, is famous for code-naming of operations, exercises, simulations, and  war gaming. Since Lt. Gen. TY Buratai assumed office as Chief of Army Staff, code-naming operations or exercises in line with the mood of the moment, urgency of the situation and Read More

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Buratai decorates 1 Major General, 22 Brigadier Generals

November 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai on Tuesday decorated one Brigadier General to his new ranks of Major General and 22 Colonels to their new rank of Brigadier Generals. They were among 141 senior officers that the Nigerian Army Council approved their promotions recently. In statement by the army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa, said among the 141 officers Read More

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Court adjourns rights violation suit against Army

November 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

A Plateau State High Court in Jos adjourned hearing in a suit instituted by Alhaji Salmanu Muhammad against the Nigerian Army for the enforcement of his fundamental human rights. The presiding judge, Justice Daniel Longji, had ordered a Military officer Major P.A. Omoniyi, attached to Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), serving as 2 IC, at Kura Falls of Sector 7 in Read More

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Military to establish 2 new battalions in Kebbi

October 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8th Division Sokoto, Brig. Gen. Aminu Bande, has said the Nigerian military is to establish two armour brigades in Kebbi in a bid to expand its security operations. The GOC, who disclosed this when he paid a courtesy call on the Kebbi state governor, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Bagudu, Thursday, further said a similar military support Read More

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School children regain freedom, hours after abduction in Kaduna as army combs forest

October 11, 2019 Editor 0

Troops of the Operation Thunder Strike have rescued six students of the Government Day Secondary School, Gwagwada in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State abducted on their way to school on Thursday morning. The Deputy Director Public Relations of 1 Division Nigeria Army Kaduna, Col. Ezindu Idimah, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Kaduna. Idimah also revealed that Read More