Group condemns killing of soldiers by IPOB, growing violence In South East

September 24, 2020 Editor 0

The Igbos in Nigeria Movement (INM) has condemned the killing of soldiers and the growing spate of violence associated with the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).  In a statement signed by its President, Mazi Ifeanyi Igwe, Thursday, the INM said the escalation of violence by IPOB is unacceptable.  Members of the proscribed group had attacked unsuspecting soldiers of the 144 Brigade of the Read More

Global Peace Index and Nigeria’s resilience against all odds

September 24, 2020 Lawrence Audu 0

There have been insinuations in some quarters discrediting the efforts of the Nigerian government towards addressing the various security challenges in the country. This trend in recent times has assumed a pronounced dimension with an avalanche of reports by various organizations indicating government’s failure towards addressing the various security challenges in the country. Some concerned stakeholders have indeed voiced concern Read More

Centre commends Nigeria’s progress on peace despite threats

September 23, 2020 Editor 0

 The Centre for International and Strategic Studies (CISS) has applauded Nigeria’s progress on peace as indicated by the Global Peace Index.  The centre also dismissed reports which ranked Nigeria as one of the most terrorised countries in the world. Based on this year’s rating by the Institute for Economics and Peace, Nigeria climbed one spot to 147 ahead of some supposed peaceful Read More

Security: Elder statesmen counters Obasanjo, affirms Buhari has recorded more achievements

September 22, 2020 Editor 0

Some elder statesmen under the aegis of the Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) have declared that President Muhammadu Buhari has surpassed his predecessors in terms of security, contrary to claims by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.   The group made this known in a communique issued on Tuesday and signed by Alhaji Muhammadu Ari Gwaska and Chief Simon Shango, its President and Secretary Read More

Re: Lt. Gen. Akinrinade (rtd): A stakeholder who missed the path

September 22, 2020 Simon Shango 0

The Nigerian media buzzed with news of the visit of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. TY Buratai on Monday September 14, 2020 to the home state of his senior and retired colleague, Gen. Gen. Alani Akinrinade, Osun. The former COAS had a privilege, courtesy of the invitation extended to him by the Osun state Governor, to speak Read More

Gana: Tiv youth group commends Army

September 21, 2020 Editor 0

The Tiv Youth Advancement Vanguard ( TYAV) has heaped praises and commendations on the Nigerian Army and other security agencies for the killing of wanted militia warlord, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana in a gun battle. Gana who terrorised communities in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa and particularly Katsina-ala, Ukum and Logo local government areas of Benue was killed during Read More

Edo: Independent observers laud Nigerian Army, others

September 20, 2020 Editor 0

A group of independent observers at the just concluded Edo state governorship election has described the Nigerian Army and other security operatives as “worthy partners of democracy” over the peaceful conduct of the exercise.  The Independent Election Monitoring Observers, consisting of civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations and the media said the presence of “professional” troops played a vital role in the entire Read More

Breaking: Emir of Zazzau is dead, burial arrangement announced

September 20, 2020 Moh Bello Habib 0

The Emir of Zazzau and chairman, Kaduna state Council of Emirs and Chiefs, Alhaji Shehu Idris, is dead. The first emir died this Sunday afternoon at Nigerian Army 44 Reference Hospital, Kaduna after brief illness. Confirming his death, the Wazirin Zazzau, Alhaji Ibrahim Aminu, confirmed the late emir was rushed to the Army health facility on Saturday and died on Read More

Gana and the end of an error

September 18, 2020 Okanga Agila 0

The country has been awash with tales on how the Nigerian Army killed the dreaded militia leader in Benue state Terwase Akwaza ( Gana). It has indeed been a sad commentary as some highly placed individuals within the Benue-Taraba axis have been making futile attempts at glorifying the late Gana, while vilifying the Nigerian Army despite the avalanche of crimes Read More

How Buhari’s emergence, Military’s counter-insurgency tactics wiped out Boko Haram from Bauchi – CSOs

September 18, 2020 Editor 0

A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s emergence in 2015 and the military’s counter-insurgency measures have ended Boko Haram activities in Bauchi state and other parts of the North East.  The team led by Global Amnesty Watch (GAW), also consisting of non-governmental organisations and the media came to this conclusion at the end of Read More

Security: Where President Buhari’s trumpet is loudest

September 17, 2020 Mohammed Ali 0

It was the late Premier of Northern Region, Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto, who said that if you do not blow your trumpet, nobody will; as others would be busy blowing theirs. Incidentally, President Muhammadu Buhari is one who does not believe in blowing his trumpet. Until last week when he charged government functionaries to showcase the achievements Read More

Truthful words that make one proud of our Military

September 15, 2020 Emmanuel Kolawole 0

The role of the Nigerian Military in the preservation of democracy in Nigeria cannot be overemphasized. This much has been stated in numerous forums due to her exploits in fulfilment of its constitutional mandate of preserving the territorial integrity of the country as well as its invaluable interventions in internal security operations across the country. The exploits of the Nigerian Read More

North West counter banditry campaign and the Buratai formulae

September 13, 2020 Moses Mbu 0

2015 was a turning point in Nigeria for several reasons. President Buhari won elections as an opposition candidate, which is a very rare occurrence in this part of the world. He thereafter made what I call one of the best appointments ever. In changing the service chiefs, the President appointed core professionals and battle tested soldiers to head the military. Read More

North-west: Buratai extends Operation Sahel Sanity, charges troops to wipe out bandits

September 12, 2020 Editor 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai has charged troops to eliminate remnants of bandits in the North-west after announcing an extension to Operation Sahel Sanity.  The COAS made this known during a media chat at the Special Army Super Camp 4, Faskari, Katsina state on Saturday. He explained that considering the progress and achievements recorded in Read More

Mohammed Yusuf and Gana: What Benue is not telling us

September 12, 2020 Bernard Kifasi 0

The death of Terwase Akwaza popularly known as Gana, has generated some discourses in the country with the narrative of some politicians in Benue state. There seem to be an attempt to glorify his grave misdeeds that have seen to the death of thousands in parts of Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states. This, in my opinion, should give Nigerians a Read More

Revealed! How notorious criminal, Gana, was killed in Benue – Investigation

September 11, 2020 Editor 0

A preliminary report by the Coalition of Human Rights Groups in Nigeria has revealed that Terwase Akwaza popularly known as Gana was killed during a shoot-out with security operatives on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, along Makurdi-Gboko Road in Benue state. The deceased terrorist had been declared wanted by security operatives for his atrocities in the state and the environs. He Read More

Banditry: CESJET hails Army for countering threats, restoring peace in North West

September 1, 2020 Editor 0

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has hailed the Nigerian Army’s Operation Sahel Sanity over the success already recorded in countering bandits and restoring peace to the northwest.  CESJET made this known in its quarterly interim report on the war against banditry and other forms of criminalities after an assessment tour of the region.  Launched in July, the operation Read More

Informants worse than bandits – Masari

August 11, 2020 Hamidu Sabo 0

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state Monday said armed banditry and kidnap for ransom in the North-west zone have been sustained by the activities of informants. Addressing a press conference at the Nigerian Army Super Camp in Faskari local government area of the state, the governor cautioned residents of communities troubled by banditry to desist from providing information to Read More

New LG reforms’ll promote community security – Masari

August 11, 2020 Hamidu Sabo 0

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has said the state government will carry out reforms in the local government sector to enable local authorities improve security matters within their communities. He stated this at a press conference at the Nigerian Army Super Camp in Faskari local government area of the state Monday when he inspected the ongoing Operation Sahel Read More

#RevolutionNow: How Security operatives shaved my hair with bottle – Victim

Security operatives Wednesday cracked down on protesting members of  #RevolutionNow Movement  across Nigeria. The protesters who marched out peacefully were molested and arrested by security agents from the State Security Service (SSS), the Nigerian Army, and the Police. They were demanding good governance, proper infrastructural development, end to extrajudicial killings, the sack of service chiefs over the poor security situation Read More