Breaking: Kidnapped Major Datong rescued, 24 days after

September 18, 2021 Editor 0

After spending close to a month in detention Major Christopher Datong, kidnapped from his home at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna, by bandits on August 24, 2021, has regained his freedom. The dare-devil bandits had picked and made away with Datong at the top military facility at Afaka, Kaduna, after killing two officers identified as Lieutenant Wulah and Read More

Air chief in Maiduguri, Yola, charges troops to sustain onslaught against insurgents

September 11, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has charged personnel of the Air Component of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) to sustain the current onslaught against terrorists and insurgents in the North-east. A statement by Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet on Saturday, said Amao gave the charge while Read More

Pictures: Another 400 boko haram members surrender to Nigerian troops

September 9, 2021 Editor 0

Following onslaught from superior fire of NIgeria’s Armed Forces, another set of Boko Haram members numbering over 400 have surrendered to the Nigerian troops. Reports say the terrorists gave up terrorism from their sites in Bama and Mafa on Thursday September 9, 2021. The list is as follows, BAMA (1)Male- 259. (2) Female-43 (3) Children-70 MAFA (1) Male-35 (2) Female-23 Read More

Breaking: Operation Safe Haven troops burst drug syndicates, recover N9.5m worth of Indian hemp (PICTURES)

September 4, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) on Saturday September 4, 2021 bursted drug syndicate and recovered 320 blocks of Indian hemp worth N9.5 million concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Abuja ABC 214 HV. Information Officer of OPSH, Major Ishaku Takwa, made the disclosure in a press release. “The suspects Sgt Patrick Kalu, a retired police officer, Read More

Taliban bomb Kabul airport, Americans, others feared dead

August 26, 2021 Editorial IV 0

An explosion went off on Thursday outside the Kabul airport, where thousands of people have gathered to try to flee the country on a Western airlift since the Taliban seized power earlier this month. The Pentagon confirmed the blast, with no immediate word on casualties. The United States and allies have been urging people to move away from Kabul airport Read More

Irabor allays fear on surrendered terrorists, says attack on NDA criminal

August 25, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has described the attack on Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) officers’ residential quarters as criminal. He said “It is criminal activities associated with the normal banditry action which the military was already on the matter.” The CDS equally allayed the fears of the general public on the ongoing mass surrendering of Boko Read More

Happening now: Fear envelops Afghanistan as evacuation resumes, Biden defends troops’ pullout

August 17, 2021 Editor 0

Evacuation flights from Afghanistan have resumed a day after the Taliban’s military takeover triggered panic in Kabul and thousands mobbed the city’s international airport in a desperate attempt to flee. A Western security official told Reuters news agency on Tuesday that the Kabul airport’s tarmac and runway – which troops from the United States control – were now clear of Read More

Masari to COAS Yahaya: 10 Katsina LGAs under severe daily attack

On a daily basis, 10 out of the 34 local government areas in Katsina state come under severe attack from bandits, Governor Aminu Bello Masari has declared. Governor Masari stated this Thursday while receiving in audience the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Faruk Yahaya at the Government House Katsina. The governor told the visiting COAS that 10 local government areas had been under Read More

Sustain onslaught against terrorists, Arewa youths charge NAF

August 5, 2021 Editor 0

Arewa Youth Federation has charged the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) to sustain airstrikes targeted at hideouts of ISWAP-Boko Haram fighters to overpower the remainder of the insurgents in the northeast. The group made the appeal in a statement by its President, Muhammad Matazu, while reacting to media reports that scores of Boko Haram-ISWAP terrorists were eliminated on Monday by airstrikes Read More

Intensify operations against bandits- COAS charges troops

August 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has charged troops of 8 Division and Operation HADARIN DAJI (OPHD) to intensify their operations against bandits marauding in parts of North-west.He however, urged the troops to always show respect for the fundamental human rights of law abiding citizens in the conduct of their operations. A statement by Director Army Public Read More

Breaking: Tension as President suspends Parliament, sacks PM

July 26, 2021 Associated Press 0

Tunisian troops surrounded parliament and blocked its speaker from entering after the president suspended the legislature and fired the prime minister following violent nationwide protests over the country’s economic troubles and virus crisis. Protesters celebrated President Kais Saied’s decision late Sunday night, shouting with joy, honking horns and waving Tunisian flags. But his critics accused him of a power grab Read More

Eid el kabir: COAS observes Eid prayers with troops in Maiduguri

July 21, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. – Gen. Faruk Yahaya has performed this year’s Eid-El Kabir prayers with troops of Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) at the 212 parade ground in Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri. According to a statement signed by Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu on Tuesday General Yahaya observed the prayers along Read More

Breaking: NAF confirms Alpha Jet crash, pilot rescued

July 19, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has 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 of Public Relations and Information Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet Monday, said the pilot of the aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo, successfully ejected from Read More

Troops repel ESN attack in Enugu loses 2

July 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Nigerian Army on Wednesday said its troops deployed to checkmate the activities of gunmen at Adani community of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu state, repelled Eastern Security Network (ESN) gun attack on troops’ location at Iggah/Asaba checkpoint.A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig.- Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, said two soldiers died in the gun battle that ensued. He said Read More

Boko Haram: Navy Special Boat Service personnel conduct clearance operation in Baga

June 30, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service personnel of the Naval Base Lake Chad (NBLC) in conjunction with personnel of 403 Special Force Amphibious Brigade and Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) have conducted a clearance and recovery operation at Baga, Borno state.  A statement by Director Information Nigerian Navy, Commodore Sulieman Dahun on Tuesday said, the operation was led by the Read More

Troops kill 12 terrorists, recover gun trucks, arms, others in Borno

June 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Troops of 152 Task Force Battalion in conjunction with the Air Component of Operation HADIN KAI on Sunday, 27 June, 2021 killed 12 Boko Haram ( BHT) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) who attempted to infiltrate the Forward Operational Base at Bula Yobe in Borno state.Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu who stated this in a statement Read More

Tragedy! Another Military plane crashes, Soldiers dead

June 25, 2021 BBC 0

At least 10 Kenyan soldiers were killed on Thursday when a helicopter carrying them crashed while landing near the capital Nairobi, the military and local media said. The Kenya Air Force Mi 171 E helicopter crashed at around 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) in the county of Kajiado, the military said in a statement. At least 10 of the troops were Read More

Security agencies now speaking language bandits, IPOB, others understand- APC group

June 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress on the platform of APC Legacy and Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) said peace has gradually returning to the country because the security agencies are now speaking the languages understood by bandits, terrorists and members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) terrorising the nation. The group said “the fear that has gripped the nation Read More

Happening now: Buhari touches down Maiduguri, set to commission projects, meet troops

June 17, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari is now in Maiduguri, Borno state capital for a one day official visit. During his visit, the President who was received by Governor Babagana Zulum and other top government officials on Thursday morninng is expected to meet Nigerian troops and later commission some projects executed by the Borno state government. Borno has been under heavy insurgency attacks Read More

Pan-Nigeria group commends Buhari’s choice of Farouk Yahaya as COAS

May 30, 2021 Editor 0

A pan-Nigeria group, Nigeria First, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice of Major General Farouk Yahaya as late Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru’s successor for the position of Chief of Army Staff. According to the group, Maj Gen Yahaya’s appointment was another evidence of President Buhari’s commitment to the war against insurgency and insecurity across the nation. Nigeria First, which made Read More

Army Kills 7 IPOP/ESN terrorists, arrest 5 in Rivers

May 30, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army Saturday said troops of 6 Division Garrison, Port Harcourt and 29 Battalion in conjunction with operatives of Nigerian Police, DSS, and NSCDC on Thursday, killed 7 Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/ Esthern Nigerian Network (ESN) terrorists. Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima who stated this in a statement Saturday, said they were killed in a clearance/raid Read More

Troops kill 10 Boko-Haram terrorists in Rann

May 30, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Troops of Operation Hadin Kai have killed ten Boko Haram terrorists in Rann, the Headquarters of Kala Balge LGA of Borno state. A statement by Army spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima on Friday, said troops successfully destroyed one gun trucks and recovered multiple weapons including one anti-aircraft gun, two machine guns and eight AK-47 rifles.  The statement reads: “Barely hours into Read More

PMB’s knack for merit and the Faruk Yahaya challenge

May 30, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

The appointment of the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya on May 27, 2021, has generally elicited loud endorsements from Nigerians. His appointment followed the sudden demise of his predecessor, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a plane crash, along with 10 other Army personnel in Kaduna a week ago. (May their souls rest in Read More

APC sets agenda for new COAS against insurgents

May 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said it welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice and appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS).  A statement signed Thursday in Abuja by the party’s national secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, John James Akpanudoedehe, expressed satisfaction that the President Buhari-led administration has prioritised the provision of more Read More