Commendations by Buhari, UN show military winning war against terrorists – Northeast elders

October 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The North-East Elders Forum has said recent comments of commendation about the security situation in the North-east credited to the United Nations (UN) Assistant Secretary-General, Ahunna Eziakonwa and President Muhammadu Buhari show the that military is winning the war against insecurity in the country. Eziakonwa had after a visit to the North-east said that there appear to be more glimmer Read More

Stop negative narratives on surrendered insurgents – Lai Mohammed

August 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has admonished fifth columnists and naysayers to stop spewing negative and false narratives around Boko Haram members who are surrendering in droves in the North-east. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the admonition in an interview, Friday in Washington. The Nigerian Army had said no fewer than 1,000 Boko Haram fighters and their Read More

Much ado about ‘surrendered’ Boko Haram terrorists

August 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Boko Haram insurgents have killed and maimed many in North-east, Nigeria; even as many others have been left homeless and without a means of livelihood. As the Nigerian Army continue to battle these insurgents with loses on their part, there is an outcry over re-integration of surrendered Boko Haram terrorists, ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU writes. The President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and the 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

War against terrorism responsibility of all Nigerians-NAT

May 19, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A Civil Society Organization, Nigerians Against Terrorism (NAT), has criticized the executive-director of OSIWA, Aisha Osori for allegedly saying “it was not the duty of human rights groups to mount pressure on terrorists or force them to surrender.” She allegedly stated this at the opening ceremony of three-day training on ‘African Commission Guidelines on Human Rights in Counter-Terrorism Operations’ organised Read More

Insecurity: Nigeria in Hobbesian state of anarchy

May 7, 2021 Hadiza Mohammed 0

As I write this, my eyes are suffused with tears, tears of sorrow and anguish as my beloved country, my place of birth is in a turmoil. The whole land is embroiled in a war. Nigeria is not just the poverty capital of the world; it is the most terrorized nation in the world right now. The stories filtering out 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

Clipping the wings of Boko Haram, bandits’ informants

April 23, 2021 Haruna Murtala 0

The remarkable, albeit modest successes recorded by the Nigerian military, especially the troops who have battled (for years) to liberate the North East from Boko Haram insurgency, will be eroded if no concrete action is taken against civilians who have deliberately turned themselves into informants for terrorists. In recent times, spontaneous attacks have been launched at military bases and communities Read More

Monguno’s BBC interview: A friendly fire

March 23, 2021 Abachi Ungbo 0

Fighting against the established presence of corruption, pervading atmosphere of insecurity and the drooping economy was the tripod stand upon which the APC administration promised to sit. At that time, popular disillusionment has amassed around these issues as a consequence becoming sources of overwhelming repudiation of the Goodluck Jonathan administration. Many attributed asceticism, integrity, among other things, as the magnet Read More

Diplomatic relations: Group wants Trump, others sanctioned

January 24, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria and other African nations have been urged to impose sanctions on the immediate past United States President, Donald Trump, and top officials of his administration over worsened diplomatic relationship between the United States and the continent.  According to civil society group, All Lives Matter in Nigeria (ALMN) at a world press conference on Sunday in Abuja, this is necessary to Read More

Terrorism: Nigeria has made giant strides in human rights compliance – Group

January 22, 2021 Editor 0

The Coalition of Human Rights Monitoring Groups (CHRMG) has said Nigeria has made significant strides in human rights compliance in the prosecution of the war against terrorism.  The human rights group, which made this known at a press conference on Thursday in Abuja, also noted that the troops have adhered to international best practices in its various operations across the Read More

Group warns on consequences of undermining war against terrorism

January 20, 2021 Editor 0

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has asked some international organisations to be wary of their actions or “be prepared to meet the masses, whose lives they are jeopardizing with their subversive activities.” The NDF made this known on Tuesday in reaction to allegations that some international organisations are colluding to undermine Nigeria’s war on terrorism. In a statement signed by its Director of Read More

Group uncovers plot to ‘destabilise’ Nigeria Military hierarchy

January 18, 2021 Editor 0

The Centre for Justice in Africa (CJA) has said it has uncovered a fresh plot by the International Criminal Court (ICC), Amnesty International (AI) and Transparency International (TI) to destabilise the Nigerian military through a “fictitious” report.   The centre, which raised this alarm at a press conference on Monday in Abuja, also revealed that the leadership of the armed forces of Nigeria Read More

In 2021, God ‘ll expose Boko Haram sponsors – Clergymen deliver prophecies

January 5, 2021 Editor 0

The sponsors of Boko Haram terrorists and other criminal elements in the country will be exposed this year, some renowned clergymen have revealed.  This was part of the 21 prophetic declarations by the National Interfaith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) at the opening ceremony of its 21 days prayers, fasting and intercessory programme for Nigeria and President Muhammadu Buhari on Read More

Christmas without bombs: Buhari, security chiefs deserve commendations – FCT residents

January 1, 2021 Editor 0

Some well-meaning residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have hailed President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation’s security chiefs for a Christmas celebration free from bombings.  The group, under the auspices of Concerned Abuja Residents Association (CARA) made this known in a press conference to mark the new year on Friday.  In a statement co-signed by Innocent Onuchukwu and Abayomi Johnson, its President Read More

PMB and burden of healing broken bones

January 1, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

My New year Epistle to Nigerians This present generation has had their diaries well filled with details of their vivid share in first-hand history experience of insurgency in their life time, in which these verbose experiences may well be defined by the success or failure of the anti-terrorism efforts across our country. Since al-Qaeda first emerged in 1988 and subsequently Read More

Group backs Buhari on service chiefs, security agencies in tackling insecurity

December 26, 2020 Editor 0

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s show of confidence on the service chiefs and security agencies to address the security challenges in the country.  According to the group, the president’s trust has vindicated the efforts of the service chiefs which it said has yielded positive gains in the war against terrorism, banditry and other acts of criminalities.   The Read More

Remain focused, avoid distractions, varsity don tells troops

December 21, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerian military has been urged to remain focused and not get distracted in its prosecution of the war against terrorism, banditry and other criminal vices in the country.  This call came from Dr Thomas Uzah, a security expert and head of mass communication department, Kwararafa University Wukari in reaction to the International Criminal Court’s preliminary report.  In a touching message on 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

War against terrorism: Group backs Nigeria security forces

December 15, 2020 Editor 0

A Nigerian-based pro-democracy, human rights and justice sector group, Global Integrity Crusade Network (GICN), has condemned in strong terms the attempt by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to blackmail the Nigerian Armed Forces and other security forces presently fighting the war against terrorism in some parts of Northern Nigeria. While speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, the Compliance Officer Read More

Insurgency in Nigeria: Coalition indicts ICC, AI, others

December 14, 2020 Editor 0

The International Criminal Court (ICC), Amnesty International (AI) and others have plans to prolong the war against insurgency and terrorism in Nigeria, the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) has alleged.  The coalition’s position trailed the criminal court’s allegation of crimes against humanity and war crimes levelled on the Armed Forces of Nigeria.  According to the CNM, the ICC’s claims discrediting the noble gains recorded Read More

ICC: Human rights groups disown allegations against Nigerian military

December 13, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Groups on Human Rights (CCSGHR) have distanced themselves from the position of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate Nigerian security forces over alleged war crimes.  The umbrella association of civil society organisations in the country said it is alarmed by the ICC, adding that the criminal court has lost focus and only seeking attention.   Speaking at Read More

General Buratai, the patriot

November 23, 2020 Nkechi Odoma 0

When General Tukur Yusufu Buratai was appointed as the 20th Chief of Army Staff by the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on July 13th, 2015, the choice was hailed by all and sundry. This was because, in the history of the Nigerian Armed Forces, Buratai remains one of the most decorated officers ever to be elevated Read More

Igbo group welcomes Exercise Crocodile Smile in South East

November 19, 2020 Editor 0

The Igbos in Nigeria Movement (INM) has welcomed the launch of the Nigerian Army’s Exercise Crocodile Smile VI, describing it as the best thing to happen to the South-East.  In a statement on Wednesday, the INM expressed confidence that the operation would be a massive success just like others previously held in the zone due to the professionalism and dedication of the troops.  Read More

Group wants more funding for armed forces, passes vote of confidence on service chiefs

November 13, 2020 Editor 0

Concerned Citizens of North-East region has canvassed adequate budgetary provision for the military waging the ongoing war against terrorism and other forms of criminality in the country. The group led by Comrade Adamu Kabir expressed satisfaction with the successes recorded so far by the Nigerian armed forces in safeguarding the territorial integrity of the country. Speaking at a rally in Read More