Nigerian Army: Emulating General Buratai’s Accounting Aura  By Yemi Itodo  

I have followed the operations of the Nigerian Army keenly since 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari assumed leadership of Nigeria. My interest in the activities of the Nigerian Army stems from two factors. One is the promise made by President Buhari on assumption of office, to tackle insecurity headlong and two, my childhood ambition to join the Nigerian Army. I must state that I haven’t been disappointed so far with the leadership strides of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, who has indeed displayed that burning passion…

FIGHT AGAINST BANDITRY/KIDNAPPING : Niger ,Kaduna states Governors commend Nigerian Army

The Governors of Niger and Kaduna States, Abubakar Sani Bello and Nasir El-Rufai have hailed the Nigerian Army for the successes recorded in dealing with banditry and kidnapping activities in the North-West and North-Central parts of the country. The Governors gave the commendation during an assessment tour to the Special Army Super Camp 4 in Faskari, Katsina State to ascertain the level of successes made so far by the operation “Sahel Sanity” recently launched to fight banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling activities that have bedeviled the regions. On his part,…

We’ll continue to work with Nigerian Army to make Oyo safe- Makinde …says Army twice saved him from imminent death.

The Governor of Oyo State, Engr.Seyi Makinde said at the weekend that his administration would continue to maintain cordial relationship with the officers and men of Nigerian Army in order to keep the State safe and secure. Governor Makinde, who stated this while speaking at a reception organised in his honour by the General Officer Commanding 2 Division Nigerian Army, Maj Gen Anthony Bamidele Omozoje, at the Tiger’s Den, Adekunle Fajuyi Cantonment,Odogbo, Ibadan, added that Army  Officers had saved his life from imminent death at least on two occasions. A statement by…

Gen. Buratai: Of Army Consultants and the Spread of Defamatory Information, By Yushau A. Shuaib

     I feel disappointed that after serving critical institutions in Nigeria, the system appears not able or willing to protect me from malicious, inciteful and false allegations that could possibly lead to the loss of my life… How come drawing attention to the sinister motivation behind such a grave matter as the false allegation of Boko Haram membership, which could possibly subject one to lynching, is being treated with levity? “My name sake, I commend your relentless counterinsurgency media campaigns against our enemies, on a pro bono basis without…

BREAKING : How Soldiers Opened Fire On SARS Operatives Who Repelled Boko Haram Attack

There was confusion in Mainok, a town along the Maiduguri-Damaturu road in Borno state, after soldiers reportedly opened fire on a team of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives who engaged Boko Haram fighters in a fierce battle. SARS is a unit of the Nigeria Police Force. Villages along the road which connects Borno and Yobe states have been badly affected in the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks in the last one month. On Monday, the insurgents stormed Mainok in large numbers. Some soldiers and the villagers were said to have…

Police React To Army’s Claims on Taraba killing

The Nigeria police force in a statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer DCP Frank Mba Thursday flayed the statement by the Nigerian Army following the killing of three of its personnel and injured others on Wednesday in Taraba State by soldiers. Nigeria described the statement from Nigerian Army on Killing of its men as Insensitive and Disrespectful. The statement read in full; The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to the Press Release by the Nigerian Army dated 07 August, 2019, seeking to justify the unprovoked and unwarranted…

Soldiers Kill Three Police Operatives, One Civilian In Taraba ·        …. IGP orders full – fledged investigations

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Muhammad Adamu has ordered full-fledged investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of three Police operatives and one Civilian, and serious injury to other Police operatives, who were on investigation activities to Ibi, Taraba State, to arrest one Alhaji Hamisu indicted in a series of high-profile kidnap incidents in the State. The Police Operatives, led by ASP Felix Adolije of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) reportedly came under sudden attack and serious shooting by soldiers of the Nigerian Army, along Ibi – Jalingo Road,…

Alleged Secret Burial Of Soldiers: Stop Dramatizing Sponsored Wall Street Journal Report – NDF cautions Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last general election has been warned against dramatizing a sponsored story on Wall Street Journal on the alleged secret burial of slain military personnel . The National Democratic Forum, which handed down this warning to the ex-Vice President, said the report was planted by some enemies of the country in the foreign media just to blackmail the Nigerian Army and Buhari’s leadership as Commander-in Chief. The WSJ had in an article entitled, “Nigeria Buries Soldiers at Night in…

Niger State Govt To Partner Armed Forces To Check Banditry,Other Crimes                          

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has pledged to collaborate with the armed forces to check activities of armed bandits in Forrests across the state. The Governor was speaking at the occasion of camp highland battle inoculation of six hundred and thirty one army cadets held at the Nigerian Army Camp Dogon Fadama, kontagora.   Governor Sani Bello who explained that Niger State has large Forests which have become hideouts for bandits emphasized the need for joint military exercises in Forests across the state to reduce banditry attacks , Cattle rustling and kidnapping He…

Appraising The Nigerian Army’s Heroic Posture and Buratai’s Enigmatic Leadership By David Onmeje

In the annals of the Nigerian Army, there has never been a time where the Nigerian Army had a Chief of Army Staff who upon appointment hit the ground running like a wounded lion. I recall when he was appointed and churned out his vision for the Nigerian Army, some called it grandstanding and that he would burn out soon. Some went as far as saying the grandstanding were typical of those who just assumed office and therefore warned members of the unsuspecting public not to be carried away by…