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1962 Official Secret Act: Army vows to punish erring officers for leaking information

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said it will punish any officer or soldier caught leaking information and official secrets of the Nigerian Army. It also warned its personnel engaged in internal and external security operations against violating established rules of [...]

December 15, 2017 Military

Suspected sea pirates, cultists kill two, injure policeman in Bayelsa

Suspected sea pirates and cultists have killed two persons in the Akassa-Yenagoa waterways and Ekeki in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital. The armed cultists, numbering over 30, had stormed the Ekeki area of Yenagoa at about 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday shooting [...]

December 15, 2017 Military

Peace Corps wants IGP, Idris jailed

The Peace Corps of Nigeria has filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja, asking for the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris, to be sent to prison for alleged disregard of court orders. The corps in Form 48 [...]

December 14, 2017 Military

Protesters lock horns over #EndSARS nationwide

Nationwide demonstrations were held yesterday for and against proscription of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) over which opinion is divided. The security outfit has been accused of corruption, high-handedness and extra-judicial killings, sparking a wave of clamour for its abolition [...]

December 12, 2017 Military

3 killed, 10 kidnapped as gunmen raid Niger communities

Gunmen raid Niger communities – Kidnappers at the weekend allegedly killed three people and kidnapped 10 others along the Kaduna-Sarkin Pawa road in Munya Local Government Area of Niger State. The Senator representing Niger East, David Umaru, said people around [...]

December 11, 2017 Military

Policeman who shot undergraduate over N1, 000 bribe arrested

Policeman who shot undergraduate over N1, 000 bribe arrested: The policeman identified as Sergeant Abuo who allegedly shot a polytechnic student, Sofia Ogogo, and a civil servant, Victor Emeagwai, at a checkpoint in Ibusa near Asaba, the state capital has [...]

December 9, 2017 Military

Police take over communities in Enugu over boundary clash

Police take over communities in Enugu: Aku and Ikolo communities in Igboetiti local government council in Enugu State are now under heavy police occupation following a clash that erupted on Thursday between the two communities that left several injuries and [...]

November 25, 2017 Military

Army to set up new base in Kano deadly forest

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Friday, said a Forward Operation Base (FOB) would be set up in the once dreaded Falgore forest in Doguwa Local Government Area of Kano State to address security challenges in the [...]

November 25, 2017 Military

Nigerian Army promotes 136 officers to Generals

The Nigerian Army Council on Monday approved the promotion of 45 Brigadier Generals to the rank of Major Generals and 92 Colonels to the rank of Brigadier Generals. The announcement was made in a statement by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka [...]

November 21, 2017 Military
Army take over Zimbabwe national TV

Army take over Zimbabwe national TV

Zimbabwe’s military has read out a statement after taking over the national broadcast station, ZBC. It said it took action to “target criminals”. However, it said this was not “a military takeover of government” and that President Robert Mugabe was [...]

November 15, 2017 Military

Nigerian Police reject ranking as world’s worst

Nigerian Police reject ranking as world’s worst: The Nigerian Police Force(NPF) has gunned down the latest ranking by The International Police Association and the Institute for Economics and Peace, that puts it at the bottom of the world police formations. [...]

November 11, 2017 Military
Niger Delta Avengers (NDA)

Niger Delta Avengers threatens to resume hostilities

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) yesterday vowed to resume hostilities in the region, warning that unlike the 2016 operation, there will be casualties and that they will crush anything that stands on their way. The group, in a statement by [...]

November 4, 2017 Military
International Press Centre (IPC)

IPC laments killing, assault of Nigerian journalists by security agents, criminals

The International Press Centre (IPC) on Thursday re-echoed how media practitioners in Nigeria had become endangered species.   It recalled that two Nigerian journalists have been killed in 2017 while 12 others suffered various forms of assaults.   In a [...]

November 3, 2017 Military
Operation Octopusgrip:

Operation Octopusgrip: Navy storms Niger Delta with 7 ships, 37 boats

Operation Octopusgrip: The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Central Naval Command (CNC), Rear Adm. Bello Al-hassan, on Tuesday said the Navy had deployed seven ships and 37 patrol boats for maritime security drill in the Niger Delta. Al-hassan told the News [...]

October 31, 2017 Military
47 years after, government to pay Civil War victims N50b

47 years after, government to pay Civil War victims N50b

Forty-seven years after the Nigerian Civil War, the Federal Government yesterday accepted to pay the victims a total of N50 billion as compensation and spend N38 billion to evacuate abandoned bombs. A breakdown of the compensation, as adopted by the [...]

October 31, 2017 Military
Police, cattle rustlers exchange bullets in Katsina

Police, cattle rustlers exchange bullets in Katsina

Men of the Katsina State police on Sunday gunned down a suspected cattle rustler during an exchange of fire along Sakwattawa-Shawere cattle route. The command’s spokesman, DSP Gambo Isah, disclosed the development in a statement made available to reporters in [...]

October 30, 2017 Military
Tension in Bayelsa as policeman shoots 13-year-old to death

Tension in Bayelsa as policeman shoots 13-year-old to death

The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a Police Corporal identified as David Napoleon for allegedly shooting dead a 13-year-old boy, Tomizibe Joseph in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital. The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Asuquo Amba gave the directive to douse [...]

October 29, 2017 Military
Army sergeant slapped my brother twice, hit him to death

Army sergeant slapped my brother twice, hit him to death – Man tells tribunal

Army sergeant slapped my brother twice, hit him to death: One Mohammed Alhaji on Tuesday recounted before the Human Rights Army Tribunal how a Nigerian Army sergeant, Taiwo Owoye, beat his younger brother, Abu Alhaji, to death in Lagos. Abu [...]

October 25, 2017 Military
Two die, Army shoot three in ensuing clash

Two die, Army shoot three in ensuing clash

Two men lost their lives in Riyom local government council of Plateau State, weekend, while trying to dredge a well dug in the area since 1985. The situation turned for the worst, when youths in the area staged a protest [...]

October 22, 2017 Military
Delta Police arrests 3 suspects over alleged kidnap, murder of 64-year-old man

Delta Police arrests 3 suspects over alleged kidnap, murder of 64-year-old man

The Delta State Police Command has arrested three suspected gunmen, Halilu Ishaku, Nyale Mohammed and Mohammed Shumu for the alleged kidnap and murder of a sixty four year old man, Mr. Emeka Chimaokwu, along Idumuje Unor road, Issele-uku. The Delta [...]

October 18, 2017 Military
Exercise Crocodile Smile 11

Exercise Crocodile Smile 11: Buratai cautions soldiers

Exercise Crocodile Smile 11: The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has warned troops of the Nigerian Army participating in various internal security operations around the country to conduct themselves within the ambit of the law. He warned [...]

October 16, 2017 Military
Army, Police dismiss monkey pox vaccination in Anambra

Army, Police dismiss monkey pox vaccination in Anambra

The Nigerian Army and the Police on Wednesday dismissed as false social media reports of monkey pox vaccination of students in Anambra. In a statement signed by Col. Sagir Musa, Deputy Director Public Relations, 82 Division Enugu, the army described [...]

October 12, 2017 Military
Nigerian Army has launched its 2017 training operations tagged Exercise Crocodile Smile II

Nigerian Army launches Exercise Crocodile Smile II in Lagos, Ogun

The Nigerian Army has launched its 2017 training operations tagged Exercise Crocodile Smile II, in Lagos and Ogun states, areas covered by troops of 81 Division. The force disclosed that the exercise commenced in Ogun and Lagos, on October 7, [...]

October 10, 2017 Military

Court orders Nigerian army to pay N85.5 million for killing civilian

The Nigerian Army has been ordered by the Federal High Court in Lagos to pay N85.5 million for the assault and killing of one Olajide Enilari, a flour merchant. The verdict came eight years after the deceased died from a [...]

October 6, 2017 Military
Nigerian Army gives update on Operation Python Dance

Nigerian Army gives update on Operation Python Dance

Nigerian Army gives update on Operation Python Dance: Nigerian Army has provided an update on its Exercise EGWU EKE 11 in the Southeast. This is contained in a statement by Colonel Sagir Musa, Deputy Director Public Relations 82 Division on [...]

September 30, 2017 Military
Abdulazeez Suleiman

October 1: Police speaks on arrest warrant against Arewa youths

The Kaduna State Police Command has reacted to the warrant of arrest slammed on the spokesman of Arewa Youths Coalition, Abdulazeez Suleiman. The commissioner of Police in Kaduna, Agyole Abeh, while speaking to newsmen in Kaduna, vowed to fully implement [...]

September 30, 2017 Military
Nigerian Army Captain, Dogari Kefas Apyeyak

Army captain murdered 6 weeks to wedding buried amid tears [PHOTOS]

Nigerian Army Captain, Dogari Kefas Apyeyak murdered along Kaduna-Brinin Gwari road on September 10 has been laid to rest. The officer, who was killed less than two months to his wedding, was buried in his country home, in Ussa LGA [...]

September 29, 2017 Military
Nigeria Airforce

Nigerian Air Force deploys air assets in support of Egwu Eke Il

In line with its commitment to national peace and security, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed some of its air assets, including the Alpha Jet aircraft, to its 115 Special Operations Group in Port Harcourt, to support the ongoing [...]

September 20, 2017 Military
NAF gives assistance to troops on Python Dance

NAF gives assistance to troops on Python Dance

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed some of its air assets to give cover to ground troops currently on `Operation Python Dance 11. They are deployed to assist the Nigerian Army 115 Special Operations Group in Port Harcourt. The [...]

September 20, 2017 Military
Trigger happy policeman allegedly shoots man dead, injures one in Delta

Trigger happy policeman allegedly shoots man dead, injures one in Delta

A trigger happy policeman on Sunday, September 17 shot dead a man simply identified as Mike and injured one Onome Eko popularly known as Chairman at a child’s dedication reception which held at number 15, Ejewor Street by Polokor Market [...]

September 18, 2017 Military
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