Troops kill 41 terrorists, rescue 60 in Borno

March 15, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have killed 41 Boko Haram Terrorists and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Gamboru axis, Ngala Local Government Area of Borno state. A statement by director, Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen Mohammed Yerima Monday, said troops also recovered weapons and rescued 60 persons from the terrorists’ captivity. “The gallant troops who maintained aggressive posture, Read More

COAS tours front line troops of Operation Lafiya Dole

March 15, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, was in Damaturu, Sunday, where he inspected the guard of honour at both sector 1 and 2 headquarters of Operation Lafiya Dole. While addressing the troops, COAS said the aim of his visit to the Northeast part of the country was operational. He added that the visits were intended to familiarise Read More

Breaking: Kaduna govt confirms kidnap of 30 students as troops rescue 180 (Pictures)

March 12, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Barely 36 hours after giving 2020 Security Report, bandits have attacked Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Igabi Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna state and kidnapped 30 male and female students. However, troops have rescued 180 students and teachers of the College.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, while confirming the incident said the bandits attacked Read More

Buratai: The General who led from the front

January 27, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

Change is inevitable. But whenever it occurs, what comes to mind is how those exiting would be remembered.For the outgoing Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd), the answer is very simple; he would be remembered as the Army General who led his troops from the front.  That simple description sums up the difference between the outgoing Read More

Gov Zulum’s victory bell at Biu

January 26, 2021 Charles Ibekwe 0

Since the onset of the Boko Haram insurgency in North-East, Nigeria in 2009, Nigeria has witnessed a period classified as one of the most trying in its history. I would say that the Boko Haram insurgency was underestimated. Consequently, conventional tactics were deployed in an asymmetric war. And the outcome of such military deployment remains a topic for another day. Read More

Breaking: In 5 days, Biden overturns Trump’s ban on transgender troops

January 25, 2021 AFP 0

US President Joe Biden on Monday overturned Donald Trump’s ban on transgender personnel serving in the military, saying “all Americans” qualified to serve should be able to do so. Biden’s new policy was set in an executive order signed at the White House. “Simply put, transgender service members will no longer be subject to the possibility of discharge or separation 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

Kidnapping: Troops kill scores of bandits in Chikun

January 24, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Joint air and ground military operations Saturday killed scores of armed bandits on motorcycles, who were on their way to carry out kidnapping and other criminal acts.    A statement signed by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, Sunday said that during the joint operation, jet fighters discovered several of the bandits around Read More

Buratai: Why leadership is key in the war against insurgency

January 18, 2021 David Onmeje 0

Leadership is an art meant for those that understand the intricacies involved in bringing about positive change in every society. I say this for the fact that in Nigeria, one of the banes of our numerous challenges remains the lack of sound and credible leadership by those saddled with the responsibility of translating our hopes and aspirations into tangible realities. Read More

Troops neutralise bandits in Birnin Gwari, residents arrest 2 suspects

January 9, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Fighter jets have killed several bandits in six locations across Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state, just as residents captured two suspected bandits in Chikun after a failed attempted kidnapping.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said in Kaduna on Saturday that several bandits were neutralised at a bandit settlements in Sani Maichuku, Read More

Group hails Buratai, military for restoring peace in Yobe

December 27, 2020 Editor 0

Some stakeholders from 17 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Yobe state have applauded Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, and the nation’s military for restoring peace in the state.   The group, under the auspices of Yobe Progressive Association (YPA) consented that the troops have done well in securing lives and property in the state.   In a statement signed by its 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

Boko Haram: The voice of Zulum, hand of Shettima

December 23, 2020 Ochimana Abutu 0

The governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has been in the news for various reasons. Some positive while some negative. It becomes challenging to place which side of the divide the governor is with his media tirade against the Nigerian Military’s operations in Borno state. The governor’s recent posture indeed brings to fore some of the dynamics of the Boko Read More

Insecurity: Report lauds Nigerian Army on human rights, rescue of abductees

December 23, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerian Army has been showered praises for showcasing a high level of human rights compliance in its various operations across the country this year.  The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) made the revelation in a special report appraising the performance of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in 2020.  In the report signed by the special rapporteur, Dr. Read More

Kankara schoolboys: Elders forum hails Buhari

December 22, 2020 Editor 0

The Patriotic Elders Council of Nigeria (PECN) has said the safe return of schoolboys abducted in Kankara, Katsina state has evoked memories of President Muhammadu Buhari they used to know.  In a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Bishop Pinot Ogbaji, Monday, the PECN said President Buhari rolled back the years with his display of poise, celerity and focus.  Having risen Read More

Terrorism fight: Nigerian military not violating human rights – Conflict resolution expert

December 19, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerian military is prosecuting the war against terrorism, banditry and other criminal vices in the country in accordance with its operational code of conduct and international best practices, an American conflict resolution expert, Daniel Furnad, has said.  According to Furnad, the troops have so far dealt with the armed groups using minimum or no force at all, and without Read More

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