Black out in Yobe capital city as insurgents destroy 330 KVA line

December 22, 2023 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

People suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists Thursday night destroyed the 330KVA line in Kassaisa community of Damaturu that conveyed electricity from Gombe, Yobe, up to Borno state. The adviser on security to the Yobe state governor, Gen. Dahiru Abdulsalam (retd.), disclosed this Friday while briefing journalists in Damaturu on the development. “When we got in there it was discovered Read More

Troops neutralise 45 terrorists, rescue 97 kidnapped civilians

April 6, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

…Recover N2.3m The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Thursday, said troops of troops of Operation HADIN KAI in the North East zone and Operation HADARIN DAJI in the North West neutralized 45 Boko Haram /Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists in the joint area of operations in the last two weeks. The military high command also said its troops rescued 97 Read More

Lawan lauds latest military’s onslaught against terrorists

September 9, 2022 Taiye Odewale, 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has commended the armed forces for renewed and sustained fight against terrorists, banditry and kidnapping in the last one month. Lawan, in a speech delivered in Abuja Friday to declare open a National Policy Dialogue on Corruption and Insecurity in Nigeria, praised the military for flushing and neutralising insurgents and terrorists in states such Read More

Sustain offensive against insurgents, bandits – COAS charges troops

November 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has directed troops of the Nigerian Army to sustain offensives against insurgents and bandits across the country. A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, quoted Yahaya as saying this while addressing troops during operational visit to 23 Brigade, Yola on Saturday. He urged them to continue to Read More

How to kill Boko Haram ideology, others – Retired soldier

November 12, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The director-general, Home Integrated Design Ltd., Arc. Murad Saddeek, has donated ICT laboratory equipment to Government Secondary School, Hajj Camp Gwagwalada, Abuja. Saddeek who said he served the arm forces under the Nigerian Forces for 20 years and retired in November, 2020, and went into construction as a contractor, added that he deemed  fit to “appreciate my country Nigeria by giving back to society out of Read More

NYSC: Patriots and insurgents

October 19, 2021 Uji A. Iliyasu 0

Any Nigerian graduate youth who had passed through the gamut of national youth service love to tell their experiences with nostalgia.The national service, though faced with its challenges, its prospects far outweigh those challenges. Recently, some Nigerian opinion moulders, at different fora, spoke for or against the continuous existence and relevance of the scheme. While few individuals criticise the activities Read More

Insecurity: PDP presenting false narrative against Buhari, APC – PGF boss

October 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has said opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others are presenting false narrative to paint President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party in bad light. The PGF boss also described as “politically scandalous” for an APC state like Lagos to Read More

Troops repel ISWAP attack in Sokoto kill scores

September 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

… Neutralised 2 in Yobe, seized weapons The Nigerian military on Monday said troops of Operation Hadarin Daji in conjunction with other security agencies repelled an attack by suspected Islamic States for West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists and bandits on the Forward Operation Base (FOB) at Burkusuma in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto state. The military said several Read More

Air chief in Maiduguri, Yola, charges troops to sustain onslaught against insurgents

September 11, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has charged personnel of the Air Component of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) to sustain the current onslaught against terrorists and insurgents in the North-east. A statement by Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet on Saturday, said Amao gave the charge while Read More

Boko Haram surrender and the apprehension

September 1, 2021 Admin III 0

Public and security affairs analysts have discussed the massive surrender of the Boko Haram insurgents and they have asserted that two-thirds of the people reported by the media to have surrendered are not Boko Haram members. Rather they are persons associated with armed bandits. The insurgents conquered their communities and refused them access to flee. Now, they have access to Read More

Breaking: Buhari breaks silence over Attackon NDA

August 25, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The attack launched on the facility of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) on Tuesday, rather than throw a dampener into the morale of our Armed Forces as it is intended to, would buoy their determination to make a decisive end of criminality in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. The President said this in a statement issued by his Read More

Stop negative narratives on surrendered insurgents – Lai Mohammed

August 21, 2021 Admin III 0

The federal government has admonished fifth columnists and naysayers to stop spewing negative and false narratives around Boko Haram members who are surrendering in droves in the North-east. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the admonition in an interview, Friday in Washington. The Nigerian Army had said no fewer than 1,000 Boko Haram fighters and their Read More

Masari to COAS Yahaya: 10 Katsina LGAs under severe daily attack

On a daily basis, 10 out of the 34 local government areas in Katsina state come under severe attack from bandits, Governor Aminu Bello Masari has declared. Governor Masari stated this Thursday while receiving in audience the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Faruk Yahaya at the Government House Katsina. The governor told the visiting COAS that 10 local government areas had been under Read More

Sustain onslaught against terrorists, Arewa youths charge NAF

August 5, 2021 Admin III 0

Arewa Youth Federation has charged the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) to sustain airstrikes targeted at hideouts of ISWAP-Boko Haram fighters to overpower the remainder of the insurgents in the northeast. The group made the appeal in a statement by its President, Muhammad Matazu, while reacting to media reports that scores of Boko Haram-ISWAP terrorists were eliminated on Monday by airstrikes Read More

Insecurity: Forum of ex-federal lawmakers calls for timeline to end Boko Haram, banditry, others

July 2, 2021 Admin III 0

The Forum of Former Federal Lawmakers (FFFL) has called on the federal government to set a timeline with a view to contain and wipe out the menace of Boko Haram insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, secession agitators and other criminals holding the country to ransom. In an 18-point recommendations signed by its leader, Hon. Usman Mohammed Balkore, the forum called for an Read More

GOC 7 Div urges Boko Haram terrorists to surrender

June 14, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Nigerian Army Monday urged remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists to surrender and embrace peace. The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. A.A. Eyitayo, made the call at a feast organised for journalists by the army Sunday in Maiduguri. Eyitayo, who is also the Commander Sector 1, Operation Hadin Kai, said the recent military onslaught against Read More

PMB’s knack for merit and the Faruk Yahaya challenge

May 30, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

The appointment of the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya on May 27, 2021, has generally elicited loud endorsements from Nigerians. His appointment followed the sudden demise of his predecessor, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a plane crash, along with 10 other Army personnel in Kaduna a week ago. (May their souls rest in Read More

Security: Where the service chiefs?

May 20, 2021 Samson Ayuba 0

I was scared to turn on my radio this morning for fear of listening to another terrible news. The state of insecurity in my beloved country Nigeria has drastically worsened. The one peaceful country is now being gradually torn apart from its insides by the demon called insecurity. Every Nigerian citizen has now been forced to live in constant fear. Read More

Nigerian Army and war against insurgency beyond slogan

May 18, 2021 Isaac Ikpa 0

I don’t know him; may be, only a few Nigerians might have encountered him in the sanctuaries of books and there is no possibility that any Nigerian would ever have a chance of knowing him personally, but Frederick C. Blesse is a living legend or a genius of wisdom by conquering the essence of existence with his timeless philosophy. Blesse Read More

Insecurity: Pray for Buhari to protect Nigeria, Tinubu tells Nigerians

May 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state governor and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has asked Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and his government so as to have “requisite strength and wisdom to protect the nation, defeat the challenges” confronting the country. Tinubu also urged prayers for the military and other security agents Read More

‘Tree planting part of measures to halt desertification’

May 10, 2021 Admin III 0

The North-East are putting measures place to check the threat of desertification and erosion in their respective areas. According to a recent survey, state governments and other stakeholders have expressed concern over the situation, expressing the need for concerted efforts by all to check the menace. They identified causes and suggested measures to be taken, saying the involvement of the Read More

Imo: Police repel attack on Orlu police station

May 7, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Officers of the Imo state police command and other security forces Friday repelled attack at the Orlu Area Command/Divisional Police Headquarters by unknown gunmen. According to Imo Police Commissioner, CP Abutu Yaro who briefed newsmen , a group of bandits attempted to attack the Divisional Police and Area Command headquarters both in Orlu LGA , but were successfully repelled.  ” The Read More

Insecurity: Nigeria in Hobbesian state of anarchy

May 7, 2021 Hadiza Mohammed 0

As I write this, my eyes are suffused with tears, tears of sorrow and anguish as my beloved country, my place of birth is in a turmoil. The whole land is embroiled in a war. Nigeria is not just the poverty capital of the world; it is the most terrorized nation in the world right now. The stories filtering out Read More

Don attributes Nigeria’s woes to bad leadership

May 4, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Executive Director, African Heritage Institution, Afriheritage, a non-governmental organisation, Professor Ufo Okeke-Ukadike, has attributed Nigeria’s socio-economic woes, especially insecurity to bad leadership. Professor Ufo stated this in a remark during the organisation’s Big Ideas Podium, with a theme: “Trend and Dynamics of Armed Banditry: Making Sense of the Problem,” in Enugu, jointly organised by the Institute for Peace and Conflict Read More