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Nigerian Army speaks on killing of three police officers by soldiers

The Nigerian Army late Wednesday said the police officers who were fired at in Taraba State on Tuesday were mistaken for kidnappers by soldiers. Three police and one civilian fatalities were recorded after soldiers opened fire on a police team [...]

August 8, 2019 Military
IGP Mohammed Adamu Deploys Detectives To Enugu, Ogun To Fish Out Killers Of Priest, Abductors

IGP Mohammed Adamu Deploys Detectives To Enugu, Ogun To Fish Out Killers Of Priest, Abductors

The Inspector General of Police(IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has deployed detectives to Enugu and Ogun States to fish out killers of a catholic priest and abductors of some pastors from the Redeemed Christain Church of God. Force public relations officer Frank [...]

August 3, 2019 Military
Bashir Umar

Nigeria Air Force To Reward Bashir Umar For Returning Lost 37,000 Euros To Owner

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is set to reward one of its personnel, Aircraftman (ACM) Bashir Umar, who found and returned the sum of 37,000 Euros to Alhaji Ahmad, the owner of the lost money, Igbere TV reports. Igbere TV [...]

July 22, 2019 Military

Army launches drones against kidnapping in Ondo, Ekiti

The Nigeria Army, 32 Artillery Brigade, Owena Barracks, Akure, Ondo state has deployed the use drones that will help comb the vast forests in Ondo and Ekiti states. Drones The Brigade Commander, Brig. General Zakari Logan Abubakar during the launch [...]

June 23, 2019 Military
Nigeria Army Reacts To Gov. Wike's Oil Bunkering Allegation Against Gen. Sarham

Nigeria Army Reacts To Gov. Wike’s Oil Bunkering Allegation Against Gen. Sarham

The Nigerian Army has reacted to Governor Nyesom Wike’s oil bunkering allegations against the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division and Land Component Commander Operation DELTA SAFE, Major General Jamil Sarham. Wike had accused Sarham of promoting illegal bickering in [...]

May 21, 2019 Military
Overthrow Buhari

We Are Not Planning To Overthrow Buhari – Military

Overthrow Buhari: The defence headquarters has debunked reports that the armed forces of Nigeria are planning to overthrow the democratically elected government led by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement issued by Muhammed Wabi, deputy director of defence information, the [...]

May 15, 2019 Military
Nigerian Army

Nigerian Army To Take ₦1b Loan Towards Producing Local Armoured Fighting Vehicle

Tukur Buratai who is Chief of Army Staff said the Nigerian Army needs N1billion to boost capacity of its vehicle manufacturing company to produce more combat vehicles, which will help to counter terrorists and other insurgents. In the closing ceremony [...]

April 29, 2019 Military
IGP Adamu

IGP Adamu plots to move Police PR School from Kwara to his home state

There is palpable anxiety over a plan to relocate the Nigerian Police School of Public Relations in Ilorin, capital of Kwara State, to Nasarawa, the home state of the Acting Inspector General Police, Mohammed Adamu. The construction works going on [...]

April 20, 2019 Military
IG Police

Any Policeman Found Guilty Of Power Abuse’ll Be Dismissed – IGP Mohammed Adamu

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu who spoke during his official visit to Lagos State on Monday, stated that any policeman found guilty of power abuse will be dismissed.  Mohammed Adamu who expressed his condolences to the bereaved [...]

April 16, 2019 Military
Mr Jollof

75 Percent Of Police Officers Are Suffering From Mental Disorder – Mr Jollof

Popular comedian Mr Jollof who contested for house of rep in Delta state In the last election has callout the police officers due to their recent brutality of citizen.  In his words he said 75% of police officers are suffering [...]

April 16, 2019 Military
traffic warden

Landlord Ejects Friday Opurum, Traffic Warden Awarded By Governor Wike

Report has it that the voluntary traffic warden who bagged the Rivers State Merit Award last year, has been forced out of his house in Port-Harcourt, the state capital.  Mr. Friday Opurum was decorated last year by the Governor of [...]

April 13, 2019 Military

Buratai Explains Why Army Created Female Corps

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has explained that the Nigerian Army Women Corps (NAWC) concept was to harness the potentials of female officers and soldiers to build a force ready to support army operations and engagements. Buratai [...]

April 10, 2019 Military
Abba Kyari And team storm Abuja-Kaduna expressway

Abba Kyari And team storm Abuja-Kaduna expressway to hunt kidnappers (PHOTOS)

Days after Governor of Kaduna, El-Rufai’s convoy foils kidnapping along Abuja-Kaduna expressway, Super Cop, Abba Kyari and his team storms the area to hunt the kidnappers, bandits and other criminals hiding in the bushes. Photos shared by President aide, Bashir [...]

April 5, 2019 Military
Nigerian Army announces new redeployment, appointments of senior officers

Polls: Buratai avoids question on military’s interference

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday refused to speak on the militarisation of the 2019 polls, particularly the alleged interference by the Nigerian Army in elections in some states. Excessive force was said to have [...]

March 20, 2019 Military
Nigerian Army announces new redeployment, appointments of senior officers

Nigerian Army announces new redeployment, appointments of senior officers

The Nigerian Army has announced the redeployment and appointment of some senior officers Daily Trust reports that this was contained in a statement from the army spokesperson, Colonel Sagir Musa on Sunday, March 18. He said Major General HO Otiki [...]

March 18, 2019 Military
Edo monarch regains freedom —Police

Police vow to fish out perpetrators of Kaduna attack

The Police Command in Kaduna State on Sunday vowed to fish out the attackers of Nandu village of Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State and bring them to justice. The Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, said the [...]

March 17, 2019 Military

Army Rescues Kidnap Victims In Imo, Arrests Ballot Box Snatchers And Impostors

During the periods of the 2019 General elections, Nigerian Army (NA) supported the Civil Police to ensure a secure and peaceful conduct of the elections across the nation. Despite pockets of crisis witnessed in few states, the election was conducted [...]

March 12, 2019 Military
Nigerian Army

Rivers: Our role was to ensure peace, assist police, says Nigerian Army

The Nigeria Army, on Monday, claimed that its “only interest and role in the general elections” in Rivers State and nationwide was to assist the civil authorities and the police to have a peaceful conduct of the elections. The acting [...]

March 12, 2019 Military
Nigerian Air Force

Polls: Military jets, Nigerian Air Force take over Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Kwara, Adamawa

There was palpable panic among residents in some key states of the country on Friday as the Nigerian Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance jets began air patrols over perceived flashpoints in the North-East, Kwara, Adamawa and Rivers states. The [...]

March 9, 2019 Military
Nigerian Air Force

Elections: Nigerian Air Force replaces helicopter with military jet in Kwara

The Nigerian Air Force has replaced the surveillance helicopter it used in Kwara State during the February 23 elections. NAF said a military jet had been deployed in the state for Saturday’s elections, stating that the jet had better surveillance [...]

March 8, 2019 Military

Fresh outrage at use of soldiers for election

The protest against military’s involvement in elections continued yesterday with a group in Abuja under the aegis of Save Democracy Women (SDW) cautioning against further deployment of soldiers for polls. On Tuesday, a pro-democracy group known as Impact Future Nigeria [...]

March 7, 2019 Military

Gunmen storm Kaduna community

Six people have been reportedly killed by unknown gunmen while eight others sustained gunshot injuries at Sabon Sara, near Kidandan village in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State. An investigation by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) revealed that [...]

March 3, 2019 Military
Army parades 11 corps members, 43 others over alleged electoral fraud

Army parades 11 corps members, 43 others over alleged electoral fraud

The 6 Division Nigerian army,PortHarcourt, has paraded 11 National Youth Service Corps Members, 43 others over alleged electoral fraud in Rivers State. The corps members were said, to have been arrested in a hotel in Gokana Local Government Area of [...]

March 2, 2019 Military
Maryam Awaisu

Maryam Awaisu released hours after arrest

#ArewaMetoo campaigner and writer Maryam Awaisu has been released hours after she was arrested by the men of Nigerian police’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in her office in Kaduna on Tuesday. Amnesty International confirmed her release. “Maryam Awaisu has been [...]

February 20, 2019 Military
Residents panic as soldiers, police patrol streets of Jos

Residents panic as soldiers, police patrol streets of Jos

Jos, the capital of Plateau State on Thursday witnessed an unusual presence of soldiers, policemen and other security agents patrolling the city and causing fear among residents.  Our correspondent observed that as early as 8am, more than 80 vans and [...]

February 15, 2019 Military
Again, soldiers invade Mesiogo Estate in Ibadan, destroy building

Again, soldiers invade Mesiogo Estate in Ibadan, destroy building

The Mesiogo Estate in the Akobo area of Ibadan, Oyo State, was again invaded on Thursday by soldiers from the 2nd Mechanised Division, Nigerian Army, Odogbo. Thursday was the fourth time of soldiers invading the estate in the last eight [...]

February 8, 2019 Military
Hoodlums injure scores, cart away equipment at INEC training centre in Imo

Hoodlums injure scores, cart away equipment at INEC training centre in Imo

Hoodlums invaded Technical College in Ideato North Local Council of Imo State, injuring scores of trainees and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s workers at the weekend. They carted away electronic and other items belonging to the commission and intended ad-hoc [...]

February 4, 2019 Military
Survivors of Sokoto gruesome attacks recount heart-rending tales

Survivors of Sokoto gruesome attacks recount heart-rending tales

Sokoto gruesome attacks: Last Sunday was a sad day for the people of Warwanna, Dutsi and Kursa villages in the Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State as 26 residents were dead– 10 in Warwanna, four in Dutsi and 11 [...]

January 20, 2019 Military

Buhari’s coup against Shagari, unfortunate – Senators

Senators on Thursday unanimously condemned the 1983 military coup against Shagari led by President Muhammadu Buhari and lamented that the change in government affected Nigeria’s development and unity negatively. They stated this while contributing to a motion sponsored by Senator [...]

January 18, 2019 Military

Umahi flays Operation Python Dance III critics, donates 134 vehicles for security

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi yesterday said those criticising Operation Python Dance III in the South East are against Nigeria’s progress, stressing that the nation must move forward. The state government also donated over 134 security vans and Toyota Sienna [...]

January 16, 2019 Military