Defence Spokesperson,Brig-General Gusau bags Outstanding Military Spokesperson Award

The Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau has clinched the outstanding Military Spokesperson Award organised by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations ( NIPR) in collaboration with Image Merchants Promotions Limited ( IMPR) . The National Spokespersons Awards 2024 which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja on Wednesday, 27 March 2024 is the highest honours to celebrate outstanding spokespersons who have demonstrated outstanding eloquence, integrity and effectiveness in their roles as spokespersons in corporate communications, politics, media and public affairs amongst others. The award was part…

How Troops rescued kidnapped Kuriga School Students – DHQ

The Nigerian Military has confirmed the rescued of hostages kidnapped in school at Kuriga in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State from the den of their abductors. Accordingly, in the early hours of 24 March 2024, the military working with local authorities and government agencies across the country, in a coordinated search and rescue operation rescued the hostages. The hostages are same persons that were abducted from the school at Kuriga in Chikun LGA of Kaduna State. The rescued hostages totalling 137 comprised of 76 females and 61 male.…

NOA ,DHQ to partner on values reorientation

National Orientation Agency (NOA) and the Defence Headquarters have agreed to work together towards imparting proper values to citizens including the military. This was the outcome of a meeting between the Director General of NOA, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu and the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa held at the DHQ yesterday. During the visit, the Director General explained NOA’s mandates and highlighted its programmes aimed at modernizing its structures by establishing twenty-first-century platforms accessible to all arms of government and agencies. Recognizing the pivotal role of the military in…

DHQ highlights recorded successes in Ongoing military operations in the last one year …. 8,256 Terrorists,Bandits neutralized ….. 6,978 terrorists, bandits arrested, ….. 1,374 illegal Refineries destroyed ….. 4,493 kidnapped victims rescued

The Armed Forces of Nigeria has said the security situation in Year 2023 remained fluid, complex and dynamic with the threat morphing in form and scale.The military authority said the unpredictable nature of the threat and the attendant demanded for stability have continued to pose significant challenges for security forces. Consequently, various forces have continued to evolve Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP) to professionally respond to these threats. This was stated today by the Director Defence Media Operations,Major General Edward Buba at a Press briefing at Defence Headquarters on the…

CAN visits DHQ lauds CDS Chris Musa achievements

The ChIef of Defence Staff (CDS) General Christopher Gwabin Musa has received the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) at the Defence Headquarters Abuja.   The leadership of CAN was led by its President His Eminence, Most Reverend Daniel Okoh. CAN President said the visit was to reciprocate similar gesture by the CDS to the Association’s Headquarters few months ago. According to him, the CDS visit has yielded many fruitful results. He added that the CDS gesture has given CAN a further sense of belonging and created more…

Troops neutralise 99 terrorists, nab 198 others in 1 week – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in the last one week eliminated 99 terrorists and apprehended 198 others in different operations across the country.   The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, said this while briefing newsmen on the operations of the military on Thursday in Abuja.     Buba said the troops also rescued a total of 139 hostages and recovered 141 assorted weapons and 1,463 assorted ammunition in the various operations across North East, North Central and North West theatres of…

DHQ refutes death rumour,says Chief of Defence Staff, Christopher Musa hale and hearty

The Defense Headquarters has dismissed report which claimed that the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, has died.   Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported in some section of the media that Musa had died.   But a statement made by Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, Director Defence Information, described the report as unfortunate, unethical and lack credibility.     According to Gusau, General Musa is alive and hearty.   He added that the online newspaper has retracted the news story and tendered unreserved apology to the CDS, his family…

DHQ charges Nigerians to support fight against Terrorism …. as Troops Neutralize 191 terrorists, apprehend 184,104 BH/ISWAP members surrendered

The Defence Headquarters has called on Nigerians to collaborate with Nigerian military in the ongoing military operations against Terrorism and other forms of criminality in Nigeria. Nigerian military has charged all Nigerians to give maximum support to the troops and ensure that no terrorist,and other criminal elements including their collaborators escaped military onslaught unhurt.DHQ said the military can not end terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria without the support of Nigerians. Major General Edward Buba ,Director, Defence Media Operations(DMO),disclosed this today Thursday 28th September,2023 at the biweekly media briefing held in…

We’re investigating viral video of Soldiers engaging with some bandits in Katsina state – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters has reacted to a video clip in circulation across the social media handles of some soldiers engaging with bandits somewhere in Katsina State. A statement signed by Director ,Defence Information ,Brig.General Tukur Gusau said DHQ was currently investigating the video to confirm its authenticity as regards the soldiers seen in uniform. He maintained that the DHQ was aware of the resolve of some bandits to repent and hand over their weapons to the authority. This he said was yeilding good results and was ongoing. “The Chief of…

Troops neutralise 28 Terrorists, arrest 113 others, rescue 82 victims – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters has said the troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria had in the last two weeks neutralised 28 terrorists, apprehended 113 and rescued 82 victims in various operations across the country. The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, disclosed this at the biweekly briefing on the operations of the military across the country on Thursday 17th August ,2023 in Abuja. Maj Gen Buba said the apprehended suspects comprised 92 terrorists, six gunrunners, three kidnappers, six collaborators and seven perpetrators of oil theft. He said the troops…