Troops repels attack in Mainok, kill scores, lose officer, 6 soldiers

April 27, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) deployed in Mainok, Borno state, with support from air component of OPLD have successfully repelled attacks by Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists on Sunday, killing many in the process. A statement by Director, Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima on Monday however, said one officer and six soldiers were killed while 5 other soldiers sustained various degrees Read More

Tears as 12 soldiers slain in Benue laid to rest

April 13, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

There was wailing and tears Monday morning as the 12 soldiers who were ambushed and killed at Bonta, Konshisha local government area of Benue state were laid to rest. The soldiers who are from 72 Special Forces Battalion in Makurdi, according to the military authorities, were on their way to replenish their colleagues who were on the side of Oju Read More

Benue: CSO commends Army for display of professionalism

April 11, 2021 Editor 0

A Civil Society for Peace and Good Governance, has commended the Nigeria Army for their professionalism by bringing the lastly peace solutions in the Benue valley. The group while commending the Nigeria Army for what it described as its “professional conduct by making sure that peace and sanity was restore in the area, despite the high level of Insecurity across Read More

Missing 11 troops found dead in Benue community – Army

April 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

One officer and 10 soldiers have been confirmed dead in Konshisha local government area of Benue state. This was disclosed in a press statement by Army spokesperson, Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima, on Thursday night. The statement said troops came under attack while on routine operational task. The troops were initially declared missing which prompted the deployment of a joint search and Read More

Time to heal Nigeria, Uba Sani preaches at Easter

April 3, 2021 Editor 0

Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly has called on Christians in the country to see Easter as the period to pray for the healing of the nation. He said the need for prayer is because Nigeria is at the crossroads, facing huge economic and security challenges. In his Easter message to the people, the lawmaker noted Read More

COAS receives Covid-19 vaccine

March 26, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), .Lt-Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, has enjoined officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army and the general public to endeavor to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen Mohammed Yerima in a statement on Friday, said the COAS stated this when he received first shot of Covid-19 vaccine in his office.  According to the Read More

Bandits strike in Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto as Police kill 2 gunmen, lose 1… students, pastor, others abducted

 The ugly trend of banditry in the North-west and a part of North-central of Nigeria continued Thursday with the criminal elements killing innocent citizens and abducting others. The affected states include Kaduna and Zamfara and Sokoto, all in the North-west, as well as Niger in the North-central Although they killed a security officer, they however lost two of their gang members in Read More

Bandits kill one, injure others, set market ablaze in Zamfara

March 18, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Suspected armed bandits numbering over 100 stormed Yartashar Sahabi market square during market day under Dansadau Emirate in Maru local government council of Zamfara state, Thursday, opened fire on traders killing as many other injured and set the market on fire. In a Telephone interview with Blueprint in Gusau, a resident of the village said the bandits took positions and Read More

Bandits invade Zamfara community again, kill soldiers, 5 villagers, others injured

March 17, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Suspected bandits have stormed Kabasa village under Gusau local government council of Zamfara state, and killed five villagers and three soldiers including a senior officer, even as they burnt Army operational vehicle during the attack. A resident of the area identified as Malam Lawali Magami in a telephone interview with Blueprint in Gusau said the bandits besieged the village at Read More

Maj.-Gen. Dahiru assumes as commander AHQ Garrison, charges personnel to key into COAS vision

March 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The new Commander Army Headquarters Garrison, (AHQ GAR) Maj.- Gen. Sanusi Dahiru, has charged officers and soldiers of AHQ Garrison to key into the vision of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt-Gen Ibramim Attahiru, which is to “Have a Nigerian Army that is Repositioned to Professionally Defeat all Adversaries in a joint Environment.’’ According to a statement by deputy Read More

Breaking: Bandits attack Kaduna Airport, kidnap 11 workers, family members

March 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Gunmen have reportedly stormed the residential quatres of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), in Kaduna airport, abducting 11 persons, including a family of six and a housewife with her two children. It gathered that the gunmen invaded the quarters around 12:10 am on Saturday after gaining access through the airport’s runway 05. Confirming the attack, FAAN spokesperson, Henrietta Read More

5 northern govs set for meeting in Ogun over herdsmen/farmers clashes

February 15, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Following recent herdsmen attack on some parts of Ogun state, Governor Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that five northern governors will hold a security meeting with him in Abeokuta on Tuesday. Abiodun made this known Monday while on the spot assessment of affected areas with security chiefs and some members of the State Executive Council. Speaking, the governor said the invited governors Read More

Abuja under siege by bandits, but DSS, army after agitators in South-east, by Fredrick Nwabufo

January 26, 2021 Fredrick Nwabufo 0

Abuja is under siege. Terror lives and breathes here. Citizens are kidnapped every day from their homes but sadly, some of these tragedies escape outrage and alarm. There is a false sense of security in the federal capital territory (FCT) – the flawed assumption of safety – which has enabled the atrocities of bandits in the nation’s capital to persist Read More

Allow Nigerian armed forces to remain focused, human rights groups beg ICC, AI

January 25, 2021 Editor 0

Congress for Human Rights in Nigeria (CHRN) has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Amnesty International (AI) to steer clear of the Armed Forces of Nigeria for allegedly taking side with Boko Haram terrorists.  The human rights group, which made this known at a world press conference on Monday in Lagos, noted that the groups aim to destroy the country Read More

Insecurity: I stand with PMB on giving service chiefs, security agencies more time

December 26, 2020 Anthony Kolawole PhD 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to give the nation’s service chiefs and security agencies more time to adequately address the security issues bedeviling the country. The President in his Christmas Message to the people, called on Nigerians to support and cooperate with the service chiefs and security agencies by giving them information on the activities of criminal elements who Read More

#EndSARS and our missing conscience

December 16, 2020 Idoko Ainoko 0

Nigeria is a country where citizens delight in unrewarding drudgery. As a nation, some persons believe Nigeria has no existential codes or laws, which confers on citizens the obligation of compliance. Disorderliness has deeply entrenched its roots in the country. That’s the vignettes of the bleakness of life in Nigeria. It depicts the nocturnal symbolism of bleakness or nothingness in Read More

CNN report organised falsehood against Nigeria – Professionals

November 22, 2020 Editor 0

The Association of Nigerian Professionals in Europe (ANPE) has knocked Cable News Network (CNN) over its report on the Lekki shooting, describing it as “an organised falsehood against Nigeria.” In a communique released at the end of an emergency general meeting, ANPE said it discovered that CNN’s report was not only misleading but riddled with no fewer than nine errors.  The Read More

Lekki Shooting: Coalition knocks CNN over report

November 20, 2020 Editor 0

Following its report on the Lekki toll gate shooting in Lagos on October 20, Cable News Network (CNN) has been described as “the newest face of foreign destabilisation in Nigeria.” According to the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), the American-based news television channel has elevated the agenda of the divisive and destructive forces tirelessly working in conspiracy with foreign forces against the country.  Read More

CNN and its ugly intentions against Nigeria

November 20, 2020 Thomas Uzah 0

The Cable Network News (CNN) is still existing in the past in today’s globalised satellite and digital Television world. Some 20 years back, CNN monopolised the awful digital news dissemination and it was the cynosure of every eye anywhere in the world, its signals perched. An unfazed and comfortable, CNN fed the world with fake news, recycling same news items Read More

Lagos panel: Coalition lauds Nigerian Army’s testimony

November 16, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition of Oduduwa Decedents has lauded the testimony of the Nigerian Army at the resumed hearing of the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution which held recently. According to a statement by the group, the testimony of the Nigerian Army was an indication that the troops have nothing to hide with regards to its intervention in the EndSARS Read More