Civilians hoarding information affecting northeast operations, says military
The Nigerian military on Monday said civilians hoarding information are making its security operations in the region less effective. The military said while residents do not give them information on activities of insurgents, some of them work as informants to bandits and terrorists. Military spokesman, Major-General John Enenche, in an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise…
No part of Nigeria will be occupied by terrorist – Buratai
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. General Yusuf Tukur Buratai has said no part of the country will be occupied by terrorists.
Army deployed at least 7 vehicles to Lekki Tollgate, CCTV reveals
The Nigerian Army deployed no fewer than seven military trucks to the Lekki Tollgate on the evening of Oct. 20, the day unarmed #EndSARS protesters were allegedly shot by the military.
Group deplores deployment of soldiers to South East on Operation Crocodile Smile VI
A South East-based group, the Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders (COSEYL), has faulted the recent deployment of a special squad of soldiers to the South-East on a mission
Kidnappers kill two persons on Kaduna-Abuja way as troops rescue nine victims
Suspected kidnappers killed two persons along the Kaduna-Abuja Road at the weekend, as troops on internal security operations rescued nine kidnap victims along the highway.
Army kills seven terrorists, rescues woman in Borno, Yobe
Troops of the Nigeria Army’s Operation Fire Ball have neutralised seven Boko Haram terrorists and rescued a mother of three children in Borno and Yobe states. The military operations that began on October 20, 2020, were conducted last week to sack terrorists from Sambisa Forest, Lake Chad region and Mandara Hills in Borno State. Acting…
Army, Rivers residents disagree on military operations
• Residents accuse soldiers of killing, harassment • We are only after hoodlums to retrieve stolen weapons, says Army • Food scarcity exposing citizens to risks, experts warn Residents of Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State have cried out over alleged harassment, intimidation, arrest, and killing of citizens by soldiers searching for killers of…
Before we return to business as usual
On October 20, 2020, at the Lekki Toll Gate, we crossed the Rubicon. As battle-trained elite Army troops opened fire with live bullets and ammunition at young citizens whose demeanor were far from provocative and whose only shield was the green white green flutter of our national banner which they held up as they sang…
Soldiers didn’t kill 4 persons, dump bodies inside pond in Jos – DHQ
The Defence Headquarters has denied media reports that four persons were killed by soldiers and their bodies dumped in a pond in Jos during clampdown on looters of private properties in the state. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday described such reports as malicious and mischievous. Enenche explained…
The needle sleeps in the haystack
The judicial panel set up by the Lagos State government to find out who authorised the army to shoot the #EndSARS peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll gate on October 20, is now at work. But let us lower our expectations in the capacity of their lordships to sift the grains from the chaff –…