Troops rescue Major abducted at NDA

Troops of the Nigerian Army, Airforce  and other security agencies  have rescued Maj. Christopher Datong, the officer abducted at the permanent site of Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna, on Aug. 24. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Col Ezindu Idimah, said in a statement issued in Kaduna that  the officer was rescued in the late hours of Friday, Sept.17. He said the Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs had earlier issued a directive after the abduction of the officer, that he be rescued and…

Gov Sule convenes expanded security meeting to address influx of fleeing bandits

Nasarawa State governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has convened yet another expanded security meeting, with a view to addressing the influx into the state, persons suspected to be fleeing bandits escaping from military onslaughts in parts of the North West. The expanded security meeting, which had in attendance all first class traditional rulers, heads of security agencies in the state, vigilante and hunters groups, as well as Fulani leaders, held at the Government House, on Friday. According to the Governor, the expanded security meeting became necessary following feelers that, movements of…

DHQ debunks Viral videos, Live broadcast on dismissed service personnel …. tasks media on professionalism

The Defence Headquarters has been debunked several social media video posted online as well as a live broadcast on an Abuja based Human Right Radio in which some allegedly aggrieved ex-military personnel, who were paraded, complained against various disciplinary actions taken against them by their respective Services. In the video and live broadcast programme, some of the ex-soldiers, most of whom were dismissed from Service for various acts of indiscipline and misdemeanors, made efforts to rationalize or give excuses for the various infractions that led to their exit from service…

Fleeing Bandits: NSCDC beefs up security in Nasarawa, Kogi 

Following intelligence reports indicating that bandits currently being dislodged by the military in Zamfara, Niger, Kaduna and other parts of the North West, are likely to take refuge in the North Central, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), has beefed up security in Nasarawa and Kogi states. Commandant General of the corps, Ahmed Abubakar Audi, disclosed this when he received Nasarawa State governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, at the headquarters of the corps, in Abuja, on Wednesday. According to the NSCDC Commandant General, the corps has deployed additional logistics…

Conservator General seeks Armed Forces support to safeguard Forest Reserve:

The Conservator General (CG), National Park Service (NPS), Dr Ibrahim Musa Goni has expressed the readiness of the Service to partner with the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) towards safeguarding the nation’s forest reserve. The CG made this known today 14 September 2021 when he led NPS management staff on a courtesy visit to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja. Dr Goni, stated that the NPS was established for the purpose of protecting and conserving the biodiversity in the designated areas…

CAS visits Gusau, charges Troops to be focused ,vigilant

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) component of Operation Hadarin Daji have been charged to remain  focused and vigilant as they make concerted efforts towards ridding the entire North West of bandits and other criminal elements. The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao stated this today, 14 September 2021, while on operational tour of Air Component under Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) in Zamfara State. According to the CAS, the current onslaught against bandits and their activities has continued to yield the expected outcome hence the need to remain…

DHQ denies trending Gory Pictures of Burial in Mass Grave

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), has debunked a trending picture with caption “Alhamdulillah. ZamfaraMustSecure” and several other viral gory pictures and videos of dumping into mass grave of persons purportedly to have been killed in the ongoing military operations in the North West and North Central geographical zones of the country. The Military Authority in a signed by Director Defence Information,Major General Benjamin Olufemi Sawyer stated that the allegation was false and malicious and had no link whatsoever with the operations being conducted by troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria(AFN).…

Armed Forces Inter Service Competition commences … As Army wins Marathon Race 

Nigerian Army (NA) Athletes have won the 42 Kilometres Marathon race at the Armed Forces Inter Service Competition which commenced today 12, September 2021 in Abuja. The Nigerian Army emerged champions in individual male and female as well as the team categories which began in Deidei, Zuba and ended at the Aguiyi Ironsi Sports Complex in Asokoro, Abuja. The Armed Forces Inter Service Competition which comprised of marathon race, football and golf is to select sport men and women in the Armed forces of Nigeria (AFN) that will represent Nigeria…

Oyetola inaugurates 360 newly-recruited Amotekun officers, says security is critical to Devt Agenda for Osun

The Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola on Tuesday, inaugurated 360 newly-recruited officers into the State Security Network Agency ”Amotekun Corps’. This followed the completion of the 23-day intensive training programme the personnel underwent as part of efforts to make them professionally savvy and prepare them for the task ahead. Speaking at the Passing-Out-Parade ceremony for the new Amotekun Corps officers which held in Ejigbo, Governor Oyetola stated that his administration’s commitment to security, safety and welfare of the people remained irrevocable. He added that the adminstration had…

BREAKING: NCC shuts down Telecommunication Services in Zamfara

As part of the measures to address security challenges in Zamfara State, the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) has directed telecommunication operators to immediately shutdown their services across the state. NCC said the shutdown would be reviewed after two weeks, which it would be considered whether to continue or relax the procedure across the state. The directives was contained in a statement signed by the Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, and sent to the telecommunication operators on Friday for immediate compliance. In a letter addressed to the Managing Director/CEO,Globacom Nigeria,…