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Rebels claim military gains in Tigray region

Rebels claim military gains in Tigray region

Forces from Ethiopia’s northern restive Tigray region said on Monday that they were pushing south and had recaptured a town from government forces, underscoring their determination to keep fighting until the region’s prewar borders are restored. The Reuters news agency [...]

July 13, 2021 Military
Nigerian Army Reacts To Soldier Killing Final-Year Student

Nigerian Army Reacts To Soldier Killing Final-Year Student

The Nigerian Army has confirmed that one of its personnel shot dead a final-year student of the University of Calabar, Mr Gray Agbesu, on Friday, July 9. The soldier was one of the personnel deployed to the Calabar Correctional Service [...]

July 12, 2021 Military
Ethiopia PM defends handling of Tigray conflict

Ethiopia PM defends handling of Tigray conflict

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has defended the decision to fight rebels in the Tigray region and said he wants to foster a period of “silence” in the area. The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner’s remarks came on Monday, one [...]

July 6, 2021 Military
Nnamdi Kanu: Uneasy Calm In South-East

Nnamdi Kanu: Uneasy Calm In South-East

There is palpable tension in parts of Enugu and Abia states after Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), was arrested by the Nigerian government as military personnel have flooded major highways. Some residents confirmed this [...]

June 30, 2021 Military
Tigray rebels vow to drive out ‘enemies’ despite ‘ceasefire’

Tigray rebels vow to drive out ‘enemies’ despite ‘ceasefire’

Dissident leaders in Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray have vowed to drive out “enemies” from the region, suggesting fighting will continue despite a federal government ceasefire declaration. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops into Tigray last November to oust the northern region’s [...]

June 29, 2021 Military, Security
Troops foil attack on Kaduna community

Troops foil attack on Kaduna community

The Kaduna State Government says troops of ‘Operation Safe Haven’ (OPSH) have foiled an attack on Gidan Zaki town in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who made the disclosure [...]

June 28, 2021 Military
Ethiopia says it targeted combatants, not civilians in Tigray

Ethiopia says it targeted combatants, not civilians in Tigray

Ethiopia’s military has rejected accounts that dozens of civilians were killed in an air raid in the country’s embattled Tigray region, saying its forces had only struck rebels. Local residents and medics quoted by multiple news outlets said this week [...]

June 25, 2021 Military
Army Chief Lands In Imo, Says Troops Must Redouble Efforts

Army Chief Lands In Imo, Troops Must Redouble Efforts

The Chief of the Army Staff, Maj Gen Farouk Yahaya, on Wednesday visited Owerri, Imo State, saying he came for an on-the-spot assessment of the security situation of the state.  Yahaya, who met with troops of 34 Brigade in Obinze [...]

June 24, 2021 Military
Farouk Yahaya: No Mass Retirement In Military

Farouk Yahaya: No Mass Retirement In Military

The Defence Headquarters on Thursday said there was no planned mass retirement of senior officers in the Nigerian Army over the appointment of the new Chief of Army Staff. The new COAS is of Course 37 and has sparked speculations [...]

June 4, 2021 Military
Military To Launch Major Operations Against "Insurgency"

Military Launch Major Operations Against “Insurgency”

Amid concerns over possible human rights abuses and extra-judicial killings as recorded in the war against Boko Haram, Nigerian security agencies are set to launch a “major offensive” in the south-east, TheCable understands. There has been a sustained campaign of [...]

June 3, 2021 Military
France’s Macron threatens to pull troops out of Mali

France’s Macron threatens to pull troops out of Mali

President Emmanuel Macron warned in comments published on Sunday that France will pull its troops out of Mali if it lurches towards what he called “radical Islamism” following the second coup in nine months. France has about 5,100 troops in [...]

May 31, 2021 Military
Mali’s military detains president, prime minister

Mali’s military detains president, prime minister

Soldiers in Mali have detained the president and prime minister of the interim government, according to the United Nations and the African Union, deepening political chaos in the country just nine months after a military coup overthrew its previous leader. [...]

May 26, 2021 Military
Nigerian Army Debunks Report On Distribution Of Ramadan Packages

Nigerian Army Debunks Report On Distribution Of Ramadan Packages

The attention of the Nigerian Army (NA) has been drawn to an ill-informed publication by an online news medium Hopefornigeriaonline of 11 May 2021 where it was alleged that Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province had distributed Ramadan [...]

May 14, 2021 Military
Israel Kills Hassan Kaogi And Wail Issa

Israel Kills Hassan Kaogi And Wail Issa

The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) said that they had killed two senior Hamas chiefs, Hassan Kaogi, head of the Hamas military intelligence security department, and his deputy, Wail Issa. IDF said the intel chiefs were killed by Israeli fighter jets, [...]

May 13, 2021 Military
Troops repel Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

Troops repel Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

Troops of the Nigerian military have repelled a Tuesday evening attack on Maiduguri by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. Heavy shootings were heard at about 6 p.m. when the insurgents attacked the outskirts of Jiddari Polo neighbourhood of Maiduguri, the capital [...]

May 12, 2021 Boko Haram And Terror, Military
Chad police use tear gas to disperse anti-military gov’t protests

Chad police use tear gas to disperse anti-military gov’t protests

Police in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena, have fired tear gas to disperse crowds protesting against a military takeover that followed the death of longtime President Idriss Deby on the battlefield last month. The transitional military government – headed by Deby’s son, [...]

May 10, 2021 Africa, Military
Nigerian Army: We Won't Overthrow Buhari Government

Nigerian Army: We Won’t Overthrow Buhari Government

Nigeria’s armed forces have dismissed suggestions that they should take over from President Muhammadu Buhari, who is facing mounting pressure over the country’s worsening insecurity. It was not the first time Nigeria’s armed forces have issued a statement backing Buhari, [...]

May 5, 2021 Military
Nigerian Army Reacts To Allegation Of Killing Igbo

Nigerian Army Reacts To Allegation Of Killing Igbo

The Nigerian Army has said that “callous and cowardly enemies of Nigeria’s peace and unity” are the ones peddling that it deployed soldiers along ethnic and religious lines to get killed in the line of duty. The Army stated this [...]

May 3, 2021 Military
Ethiopia says Eritrean troops withdrawing from Tigray

Ethiopia says Eritrean troops withdrawing from Tigray

Eritrean forces have started withdrawing from Ethiopia’s Tigray region in the north after fighting on the government’s side in a war against the region’s fugitive leaders from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). The United States, Germany, France and other [...]

April 5, 2021 Africa, Military
Military opts for full force against insecurity

Military opts for full force against insecurity

The military, yesterday, said it was deploying warfare and lethal force (popularly known as a kinetic operation) in the counter-terrorism and banditry war nationwide. During a national security and defence summit in Abuja, stakeholders agreed that the worsening insecurity demanded [...]

April 1, 2021 Military
Soldiers Protest Over Unpaid Allowances, Obsolete Equipment In Borno

Soldiers Protest Over Unpaid Allowances, Obsolete Equipment In Borno

Some Nigerian soldiers on Thursday protested against the non-payment of allowances and poor equipment, Channel TV reported. The aggrieved troops, according to sources at the Maimalari barracks, besieged the headquarters of the Theatre Command in Borno State, shooting sporadically into [...]

March 27, 2021 Military
Chiefs To Buy Weapons Unaccounted For – Nigerian Government

BREAKING: Billions Approved For Buratai, Olonisakin, Other Service Chiefs To Buy Weapons Unaccounted For – Nigerian Government

The Nigerian government says a huge amount of money approved for the purchase of weapons under the former service chiefs cannot be accounted for. The government said when the newly appointed service chiefs assumed office, they did not find the [...]

March 12, 2021 Military
Why We Don't Like Our Uniforms — Security Operatives

Why We Don’t Like Our Uniforms — Security Operatives

Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force and Nigerian Army have revealed how they sometimes remove their uniforms when they are off-duty for fear of being attacked by hoodlums.  Their reaction came against a backdrop of the incessant attacks on police [...]

March 11, 2021 Military
850 Police Personnel May Return To Force Duties

Shake-up Imminent In EFCC As 850 Police Personnel May Return To Force Duties

With the nomination of Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa as the Chairman-designate of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), 850 police officers seconded to the anti-graft commission may go back to the police force, THISDAY has learnt. THISDAY checks showed that the [...]

February 22, 2021 Military
Army Chief Removes Buratai’s Loyalist

Army Chief Removes Buratai’s Loyalist, Appoints New Spokesman

The Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Attahiru Ibrahim, has appointed a new Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Yerima, who takes over from Brig Gen Sagir Musa. According to military sources, Musa is a staunch supporter of [...]

February 9, 2021 Military
Mohammed Adamu

IGP: Northern Elders, Afenifere, Csos Fume As Buhari Extends Adamu’s Tenure

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, extended the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, by three months. This is in contrast to the Police Act signed by President Muhammadu Buhari last year which pegs the retirement age of police [...]

February 5, 2021 Military
Mohammed Adamu

Day After Retirement, Adamu Goes To Office In Uniform As Buhari Delays New IGP Appointment Over Ethnic Consideration

Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday showed up at the Force headquarters in Abuja wearing his uniform despite the fact that he has attained the statutory age of retirement, SaharaReporters has gathered. Adamu, who was officially due [...]

February 3, 2021 Military
Buratai, Olonisakin, Two Other Service Chiefs Get Eight Flashy Vehicles

EXPOSED: Buratai, Olonisakin, Two Other Service Chiefs Get Eight Flashy Vehicles, Over 40 Soldiers, More As New Retirement Benefits

The Chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, along with the other military chiefs, have been awarded four Sport Utility Vehicles, four Peugeot cars, among other juicy retirement benefits, according to the Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service for [...]

January 22, 2021 Military
Amotekun Begins Arrest Of Underage Herdsmen In Ondo

EXCLUSIVE: Amotekun Begins Arrest Of Underage Herdsmen In Ondo, Families To Pay Fines

The Ondo State Government and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria on Monday agreed that children being used as herdsmen would henceforth be arrested by Amotekun operatives and their families made to pay a fine to the government. [...]

January 19, 2021 Military
DSS Arrests Lagos-based Lawyer During 'One Man Protest' In Abuja

DSS Arrests Lagos-based Lawyer During ‘One Man Protest’ In Abuja

A Lagos State-based lawyer and activist, Malcolm Omirhobo, has been arrested at the Presidential Villa gate in Abuja by the operatives of the Department of State Services while embarking on a “one-man protest” against the killing of at least 43 [...]

December 2, 2020 Military