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Buratai inaugurates 2019 strategic management course 2

October 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

In line with the human capital development mandate of the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), the Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen.Tukur Y Buratai Tuesday, inaugurated the second edition of 2019 Strategic Management and Policy Studies in Abuja. The course was organised for military personnel, other security agencies and civilians by the Nigerian Army Resource Centre ( NARC) in collaboration Read More

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Buratai and spiritual warfare

October 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

Last week, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, raised a lot of eyebrows when he advocated the use of prayers and “spiritual warfare” in the war against terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP). Interestingly enough, “spiritual warfare” was not on the curriculum of the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) when cadet Read More

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On insurgency and Army’s ‘Super Camp’

September 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

It is exactly a decade since the war on terrorism was heralded in Nigeria with the elimination of Muhammad Yusuf, the late leader of the murderous Boko Haram (BH) sect. The killing of the insurgents’ sect leader immediately sparked an orgy of deadly terrorists’ onslaughts on mosques and churches—which will last for years, and till now; not only in Maiduguri Read More

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Carry valid means of identification, Army tells Northeast passerby

September 22, 2019 Editor 0

As part of effort to safeguard innocent citizens, Theatre Command Operation of Lafiya Dole has called on individuals moving aroundAdamawa, Borno and Yobe states to always carry along valid means of identification as the theatre commences “Operation PositiveIdentification”. Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Col Ado Isa, in statement on Sunday, said the operation was aimed at searching for and arresting Read More

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How we produced battle winning platforms – Buratai

August 20, 2019 Editor 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said the improvement of the Nigerian Army’s equipment support facilities at the Command Engineering Depot has ensured increased availability of “battle winning platforms” for various operations across the country. The Army Chief said this Tuesday at the 21st combat service support training week, in Gusau, Zamfara State capital, with the theme: Read More

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Army Operationalises newly acquired MRAPS in the North-east

August 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Army has operationalised the four newly acquired Mine Resistance and Anti-ambush Protection vehicles (MRAPS) in the North-east theatre of operations to enhance fire power and protection of troops fighting Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists. The Nigerian Army took delivery of the four vehicles from ProForce Nigerian Limited, an indigenous vehicle manufacturing outfit Read More

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Army set to deploy 4 more mine resistance vehicle to operation areas

August 2, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigerian Army would deploy four new mine resistant anti-ambush vehicle to fight terrorism in the North east and banditry in North west. Chief of Army, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai said this Thursday during the unveiling of the four vehicles by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin after the graduation of participants of Strategic Management and Policy Studies Read More

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FIRS, Army set to partner in education, others

July 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has expressed its desire to partner with the Nigerian Army (NA) in the provision of literature in NA education institutions and in any other way the Army needs its support. The Executive Chairman of FIRS, Mr Babatunde Fowler, stated this Wednesday when he paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Read More

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Fight against Boko Haram must win war- GOC 7 Div

July 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

The General Officer Commanding  (GOC) 7 Division Nigerian Army Maiduguri, Major General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu has said “the counter insurgency war against Boko Haram is a must win War. General Biu stated Saturday while speaking at a grand reception organized by the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole in his honour over his accelerated promotion from Brigadier General to Major General Read More

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Military hardware: Nigeria far ahead other African countries –Army

July 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Army has said that Nigerian military is more sophisticated than military of other Africa countries in terms of military technology, equipment and platforms. Army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa said this on Sunday in a statement. The statement came following a video clips uploaded on YouTube by Njenje Media TV containing photographs of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) allegedly bought Read More

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Army concludes competitions in map reading, weapon handling, obstacle crossing, others in Abuja

June 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

In a bid to boost the physical, mental and combat readiness of troops, the Army Headquarters Garrison organized series of competitions for Warrant Officers (WOs) and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs) in its command. The competitions which lasted for one week, featured drilled completion, map reading theory/practical, weapon handling/shooting competition, 3.2 km race and obstacle crossing. Speaking at the closing ceremony Read More

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Terrorism: Army plans N1bn for manufacturing of combat vehicles – Buratai

April 27, 2019 Editorial II 0

Nigerian Army is sourcing for N1billion to boost capacity of its vehicle manufacturing company to produce more combat vehicles to counter terrorists and other insurgents, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has said. Nigeria has recently been bedeviled by different forms of insurgencies; Boko Haram, kidnapping, armed banditry, armed robbery and cattle rustling. But demonstration of locally Read More

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Ex-General, 26 military officers petition Reps over compulsorily retirement

April 2, 2019 Editorial II 0

Twenty-six senior military officers, including a former Major-General and 10 retired Brigadiers-General, have petitioned the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, over what they described as their compulsory retirement from the Nigerian Army. The petitioners, who include Maj. Gen. O. Ugo (Imo state); Brigs. Gen. J. Chima (Imo), J. Ebong (Akwa Ibom), P. Aro (Ondo); M. Odediran (Osun); A. Busari Read More

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Rivers: Frank demands apology from Buratai over military’s indictment by INEC

March 16, 2019 Editorial II 0

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has enjoined the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, to publicly apologise to him. The ex-APC Chieftain said military’s indictment by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over its disruptive role in the governorship and state assembly elections in Rivers State has vindicated him. Read More

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Breaking: Quit Military before elections, Buratai warns ‘disloyal’ Soldiers

February 20, 2019 Editor 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has ordered any officer who can’t be 100 percent loyal to constituted authorities to resign from the service before presidential and National Assembly February 23, 2019. The Army chief gave the order Wednesday during a meeting with Principal Staff Officers, General Officers Commanding (GOCs) and Brigade Commanders. Lt. Gen. Buratai also Read More

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Elections: Army arrests hoodlums in Badagry

February 17, 2019 Editor 0

Troops of Operation Safe Conduct deployed to provide security and conducive atmosphere for the conduct of Presidential and National Assembly election on Saturday intercepted three hoodlums on motorcycle in Badagry, Lagos state. The election was postponed midnight Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) citing logistic problems. A statement by Army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa, said the hoodlums were Read More

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Army explains troops’ deployment to Port Harcourt CBN, warns ‘desperate’ Politicians

February 16, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigerian Army has said that it deployed troops to various locations and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Port Harcourt branch in Rivers state to ensure security and safeguard INEC sensitive materials deposited in the bank. It said the measure was part of its constitutional responsibility of aiding civil authorities in safeguarding key and vulnerable points. Spokesperson of 6 Read More

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Lassa fever kills Nigerian Soldier

January 17, 2019 Editor 0

A Nigerian soldier has been confirmed dead, possibly from Lassa fever. According to the army, the soldier was attached to 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Rukuba Barrack, Jos. The spokesperson of the division, Ikechukwu Stephen, confirmed the incident on Thursday, saying the deceased died at Bingham University Hospital Jankwano, Jos, Premium Times. According to Stephen, a Read More

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Appreciating members of the Nigerian Armed Forces

January 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

In Nigeria, we have a volunteer military. Every Soldier, Rating and Airman/Airwoman choses to serve. There is no conscription. Yes, the most important sacrifice a Nigerian commissioned or enlisted personnel makes is not when he or she dies at war. It comes when he puts on the military uniforms and decides to fight for his country. The decision to serve Read More

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Boko Haram not in control of Baga – Buratai

December 28, 2018 Editor 0

Contrary to reports that Baga, a fishing community in the Lake Chad fringes, had fallen in the hands of Boko Haram terrorists after a fierce battle with the military, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has assuredly declared that the Nigerian Military is fully in charge total control of Baga. The army chief made the clarification in Read More

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Boko Haram: Police fire absconded Officers

December 28, 2018 Editor 0

Despite repeated denial over abscondment of its Officers, the police have dismissed 121 of at least 167 police officers who absconded from a counter-terrorism training facility to avoid deployment against Boko Haram insurgents last week. Blueprint had reported how some Policemen disappeared from training in Yobe state. The 121 officers of the police rank-and-file were accused of committing mutiny and Read More

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Operation Whirl Punch: Troops arrest 3 gunrunners, recover 44 rifles in Niger

December 13, 2018 Editorial III 0

Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army deployed for Operation Whirl Punch have arrested three notorious gun runners; Aminu Umar, 32, Shehu Samaila, 25 and Bilyaminu Abdullahi, 22. The gunrunners were arrested in Niger state while heading to Bena in Danko/Wasagu local government area of Kebbi state which shares boundary with Zamfara state with 44 rifles and 351 cartridges. A statement Read More

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Army promotes 230 senior officers 

December 4, 2018 Editor 0

The Army Council has approved the promotion of some senior officers of the Nigerian Army to the ranks of Major Generals, Brigadier Generals, Colonels and a Lieutenant Colonel, respectively. According to a statement by Director  Army Public Relation Brig Gen. sank Kukasheka Usman, a  breakdown of those that benefited from the promotion shows that 29 Brigadier Generals were promoted to Read More

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Buratai: Fake news, security ‘politics’ demoralizing our troops

December 2, 2018 Editor 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has said that fake news on social media and politicization of security issues by some influential persons in the country are some of the factors demoralizing troops fighting terrorism in the North east. Speaking during an interview in Maiduguri Borno state after visiting the locations of the Armed Forces Special Forces Read More