Coalition hails Buhari, military on fight against insecurity

November 28, 2020 Editor 0

Following an extensive appraisal of the security situation across the 19 northern states, the Coalition of Northern Patriots (CNP) has said President Muhammadu and the Nigerian military have successfully quelled the threats posed by criminal elements.  According to the coalition, the feat was particularly impressive considering the concerted effort by some interest groups to undermine troops’ progress.  The CNP made this disclosure in its Read More

EndSARS: Group hails UK parliament’s intervention

November 27, 2020 Editor 0

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has welcomed the United Kingdom’s parliament’s intervention on the EndSARS protests in Nigeria, describing it as confirmation of the Nigerian Army’s progress under Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai.  According to the NDF, the keen interest shown by the UK indicates that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is on the right track.   The group, Read More

Lekki shooting: Activists chide CNN over ‘unprofessional, biased documentary’

November 19, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition Against Fake News (CAFN) has lashed out at Cable News Network (CNN) over its report on the Lekki shooting in Lagos state. According to the CAFN, the American television channel was unprofessional and biased with its reportage that alleged that troops of the Nigerian Army used live bullets during the EndSARS protests. Comrade Finba Edmond, its Executive Converner, speaking at Read More

Lekki shooting: Apologise to Nigerian Army, group tells Sanwo-Olu

November 16, 2020 Editor 0

The Lagos Observers Group (LOG) has appealed to Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to apologise to the Nigerian Army for allegedly misleading the general public on the EndSARS protests. The group said it arrived at the conclusion after reviewing circumstances that led to the escalation of violence in the state during the protest while analysing the Army’s testimony as well as Read More

Lekki: Coalition absolves Army of blame, drums support for troops

November 2, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition of Oduduwa Descendants (COD) have absolved the Nigerian Army of any wrongdoing at Lekki toll gate or any part of the country during the EndSARS protests.  In a statement signed by General Secretary, Kolawole Emmanuel, Monday, the Oduduwa group said the troops acted in the best interest of the nation.  According to the COD, the intervention of the Army was Read More

#March4Nigeria: Military remains heroes of our democracy – Nigerian youths

October 25, 2020 Editor 0

Some well-meaning Nigerian youths under the hashtag #March4Nigeria have hailed the Nigerian Army as the heroes of the nation’s democracy for rising up to the occasion amidst vested interests.  Speaking at a town hall meeting on Saturday in Abuja, respected youth activist, Comrade Adamu Kabir Matazu, said Nigeria would have slipped into anarchy resulting from the #EndSARS protests if not for Read More

Breaking: Pandemonium as Soldiers open fire on #EndSARS protesters, 1 feared dead, many injured

October 20, 2020 Editor 0

Soldiers manning Lekki toll gate area in Lagos state reportedly fired heavy gunshots at #EndSARS protesters Monday evening. The troops who were part of those deployed for Operation Crocodile Smile allegedly shot several times at the protesters who sat down peacefully. An eyewitness who spoke to Blueprint said one person was seen lying dead on the floor while many others Read More

Crocodile Smile: Oduduwa group hails Nigerian Army, drums support

October 18, 2020 Editor 0

The Oduduwa Integrity Foundation (OIF) has welcomed the launch of the operation ‘Crocodile Smile’ by the Nigerian Army, describing it as “timely” at a period the corporate existence of Nigeria is under threat.  With the #EndSARS protests taking a violent twist after reportedly being hijacked by individuals and groups against the interest of the nation, the Oduduwa group said the Read More

Military nab late Gana’s second-in-command

October 15, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The commander, 4 special forces command of the Nigerian Military Doma, Maj. Gen. Gadzama Ali, Wednesday, said his men were able to arrest Kumaor Fachii, the second-in-command to the late terrorists, Terwase Akwaza popularly known as Gana. Addressing a press conference in Doma Local Government Area (LGA) of Nasarawa state while parading late Gana’s assistant, Maj. Gen. Ali said Fachii Read More

General Buratai’s gallantry and Nigeria @ 60

October 7, 2020 Ibrahim Bulama 0

As Nigeria is celebrating 60 years of independence, it presents a picture of a mixture of spark and dim. Those inclined to the negative hold on to the challenges experienced in the quest towards nationhood to draw conclusions linking occurrences such as military putsch, civil war, religious uprising, corruption and lately Boko Haram terrorism to define Nigeria. But such occurrences, Read More

Zulum convoy attack: Lead calls for Boko Haram to surrender, group tells Borno elders

September 28, 2020 Editor 0

The Patriotic Elders Council (PEC) has charged fellow elders from the North-east to lead the call for Boko Haram terrorists to surrender.  In a statement signed by its Secretary General, Chief Simon Shango, and made available to newsmen on Monday, the PEC challenged leaders and stakeholders from the region to rise up against the terrorists.  The PEC’s call followed the recent attack Read More

General Buratai and his strategic ministration to Nigeria

September 23, 2020 Abubakar Gana PhD 0

“…tactics …is only a small part of generalship. For a general must also be capable of furnishing military equipment and providing supplies for the men; he must be resourceful, active, careful, hardy and quick-witted; he must be both gentle and brutal, at once straightforward and designing, capable of both caution and surprise, lavish and rapacious, generous and mean, skilful in Read More

Revealed! How Gana’s gang members caused his death – Eye witness account

September 20, 2020 Editor 0

New facts have emerged on the circumstances that led to the death of Terwase Akwaza popularly known as Gana, the notorious militia leader that terrorised Benue state and environs for several years. According to information gathered from reliable sources, Gana died when members of his gang attempted to release him forcefully from the captivity of troops of Operation Ayem Akpatuma Read More

Amnesty, CSOs hail Buhari, military for eradication of Boko Haram from Yobe

September 16, 2020 Editor 0

The Global Amnesty Watch (GAW) and a coalition of civil society organisations have commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the military for totally wiping out Boko Haram insurgents from Yobe state.  The group made this known on Wednesday at the end of a tour around the state wherein it accessed the situation on ground in post-Boko Haram era and the peace process in place. Read More

Banditry: Matters arising as Buratai comes to the rescue

September 14, 2020 Idoko Ainoko 0

When service chiefs were appointed in July 2015, like many people with keen interest in the polity especially security. I went further to dig into the profile of the newly appointed chiefs. They all seem to be great choices made by Mr President. However one of them exceptionally caught my attention, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai. With a physically imposing Read More

Gana and the rest of us

September 13, 2020 Richard Murphy 0

In the most bizarre turn of events yet, Benue State Government and leaders from Sankera axis of the state said they have accepted the killing of notorious militia leader, Terwase Akwaza, aka Gana, “as an act of God” while also elevating themselves into a pontificate conclave with the powers to grant absolution to the Nigerian Military against which they said 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

Military kills several bandits in Niger, loses 3 soldiers

August 17, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Defence Headquarters has disclosed that troops Operation WHIRL PUNCH have killed unidentified number of bandit’s Tashan kare in Niger state. Coordinator Defence Media Operations,  Maj.  Gen.  John Enenche said the operation was executed following credible intelligence on the activities of armed bandits attack in the area. He said: “Troops swiftly mobilised to the scene and made contact with the Read More

Fishing, livestock business allegations against soldiers baseless – DHQ

August 13, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

…Says we‘re leaving nothing to chance on US warning The Defence Headquarters has described the allegation that soldiers fighting Boko haram/ISWAP terrorists in Baga axis of Northern Borno of engaging in fishing and livestock business as “baseless”. Briefing journalists on update of military operations across the country at the Defence Headquarters Abuja Thursday, the coordinator Defence Media operations,  Maj.  Gen.  Read More

Terrorists, bandits, others degraded in 1 week – DHQ

August 13, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

For the past one week, the military and other security agencies have degraded Boko haram, bandits and other criminal elements across the country, through robust operations and intelligence, and synergy with other security agencies. The Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this Thursday while updating journalists on the operational activities of the military in trouble spots across 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

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Boko Haram invades Borno community overnight, kills dozens, abduct women, children; cars burnt

February 10, 2020 Editor 0

Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 30 people and abducted many women and children in a raid in Borno state, a regional government spokesman said on Monday. The attack Sunday evening targeted the village of Auno on a key highway linking to regional capital Maiduguri. The jihadists stormed in on trucks mounted with heavy weapons, killing, burning and looting before kidnapping Read More

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Police to wipe out kidnappers, bandits from hideouts – IG

February 8, 2020 Editor 0

Following the successes recorded in the fight against Ansarul terrorists in Birnin Gwari area where 250 kidnappers and bandits were neutralised, the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar Adamu has assured that the police would tackle other kidnappers terrorising Nigeria.  Speaking when he visited the troops injured from last Wednesday’s attack, the IGP said police have woken up from its Read More