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

Grief, tears as late COAS Attahiru, 10 others are laid to rest

May 22, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The remains of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and ten others who died in plane crash in were today laid to rest with full military honour amidst tears and anguish at the military cemetery Abuja. Others buried along with the Army Chief are Brig.-Gen M.I Abdulkadir, Brig.-Gen Olayinka, Brig.-Gen. Kuliya, Maj.Hayat, Maj. Hamza and Sgt. Umar. Others Read More

Group decries plot to ‘blackmail’ Buratai, other ex-service chiefs

May 21, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigeria First movement has said a grand plot is underway to blackmail the immediate past Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen. Tukur Buratai (rtd), and other recently retired service chiefs. According to the group, a well-orchestrated campaign of calumny is already in motion with a report aimed to denigrate their personalities and incredible track record while in service Read More

Boko Haram: Buni calls for intensive air patrol in North-east

May 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has called for intensive air patrol and warfare to effectively check the resurgence of insurgency in the North-east. The region is witnessing the resurgence of dreaded Boko Haram activities. The APC Chairman made the called Monday when he met with the the President of the Read More

Army arrests 13 Boko Haram suspects in Kano

May 9, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigeria Army said troops of 3 Brigade have arrested 13 suspected Boko Haram terrorists around Filin Lazio, Hotoro axis of Kano on Saturday.Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen Mohammed Yerima in a statement Sunday urged residents to report suspected movements in their area to security agents.The statement reads: “In an ongoing effort to flush out all forms of criminality within its Area Read More

Air force ‘blunder’: Group demands Amao’s sack

April 27, 2021 Editor 0

A group, Citizens Action for Peace and Justice (CAPJ), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, and reappoint a competent person that will deliver in the war against terror without mindless excuses and blunders. The group was reacting to report that an air force fighter jet mistakenly fired at Read More

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

Breaking: Crisis looms in Chad as opposition rejects late President’s son

April 21, 2021 BBC 0

Opposition politicians in Chad have rejected the army’s appointment of President’s Idriss Déby’s son to take over in the wake of his death. Déby, 68 – who had been in power for three decades – died after being shot as he battled rebels on the frontline. The rebels have also objected the move, saying: “Chad is not a monarchy.” Mahamat Read More

Breaking: Late President Deby ‘s successor emerges in Chad

April 20, 2021 Editor 0

The Chadian army has said a military council led by the late president’s 37-year-old son Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, a four-star general, would replace him. President Deby died of injuries suffered on the frontline in the Sahel country’s north, where he had gone to visit soldiers battling rebels, an army spokesman said on Tuesday. He said Deby, 68, breathed his Read More

Breaking: Chad ‘s President Deby is dead, day after 6th term victory

April 20, 2021 France 24 0

Chad’s President Idriss Deby has died while visiting troops on the front line of a fight against northern rebels, an army spokesman said on Tuesday, the day after Deby was declared the winner of a sixth term in office.ADVERTISING Deby, 68, “has just breathed his last defending the sovereign nation on the battlefield” over the weekend, army spokesman General Azem Read More

Another look at the military’s quest for peace, national unity

April 17, 2021 Editorial III 0

BENJAMIN SAMSON in this report looks at the efforts of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in uniting and securing the nation against the backdrop of the sacrifices of military personnel in tackling the country’s security challenges. Over the years the Nigerian military has been an instrument of national unity, integration and development, despite security challenges in the last decades. 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

2,619 killed, 1,190 kidnapped, N970m ransom paid in 8 yrs – Gov Matawalle

April 2, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, has said 2,619 people were killed, 1,190 others kidnapped, and N970 million paid as ransom between 2011 and 2019 in the six northern states. Matawalle, who said there were over 30,000 bandits in Zamfara state and the five neighbouring states, lamented the dearth of security and intelligence to tackle banditry. Speaking to journalists, Read More

My vision ‘ll re-build Nigerian Army to a formidable force-COAS

April 2, 2021 Editorial III 0

Being the address by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, at the opening ceremony of the combined COAS first quarter conference and Nigerian Army operations retreat 2021 held at Army Headquarters Command Officers’ Mess Asokoro Abuja on March 29,2021  It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the Army Headquarters Command Officers’ Mess, Abuja for the combined Read More

Breaking: Airforce Alfa-Jet missing in Borno

April 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha-Jet has lost contact with radar in Borno state. NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet in a statement Thursday, said the plane was got missing while on a mission to support ground troops. The statement did not mention the number of personel on board. The statement reads: “A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha-Jet has lost Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s Military plane goes missing

April 1, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigerian Air Force has announced that its plane on a mission to support ground troops has gone missing in the northern Nigeria. A statement by Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet Wednesday night said the plane was “on routine mission in support of own troops at one of the Theatres of Operation in the Northern part of Nigeria.” “Efforts are currently Read More

Tackling North’s agric challenge

March 31, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Since the beginning of farmers and herders clashes, cattle rustling which also gradually turned into armed banditry, kidnapping and other criminalities in parts of Zamfara state and later other states in the Northwest and North Central, I keep why the Northwest zone is the main target. These crisis-torn states are the backbone of Nigeria’s development as it relates to foods Read More

Effium crisis: Umahi orders arrest of council boss, legislator

March 30, 2021 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Monday ordered the arrest of the chairman of Ohaukwu local government area, Mr Clement Oda and the member representing Ohaukwu North state Constituency, Mr Chinedu Awo and six other persons. Their arrest was necessitated by the renewed hostilities in Ezza Effium and Effium communities and the arrested persons are from the communities. The governor Read More

Banditry: A step beyond dialogue

March 18, 2021 Yusuf Mairiga Shekarau 0

The rising spate of kidnapping and banditry has been one of the front burner issues that ignited heated reactions amongst Nigerians of vast extractions. Heightening scares across the country, citizens, specifically those from lower class, are unfortuna tely at the receiving end of the menace. The development has sadly continued to claim huge lives while simultaneously housing a significant number Read More