DHQ refutes allegations of killing, arson in Benue
The Defence Headquarters, yesterday, said apart from the initial 10 bandits, no other civilian casualties were recorded in any part of Konshisha, Benue State, to date.
‘DHQ won’t join issues with National Assembly on repentant terrorists’
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), yesterday, said it would not join issues with the National Assembly over its criticism of the military-led rehabilitation and reintegration of repentant Boko Haram members into the society.
Elusive hunt for Boko Haram sponsors
A declaration the other day by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) that the array of the country’s intelligence agencies including the National Intelligence Agency...
Military kills 496 terrorists, bandits across North
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday said 343 Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters had been killed by the military in counter-insurgency operations across the North East geo-political zone.
DHQ parades suspected Alex Badeh's killers
The Joint Investigative Panel set up by Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Wednesday paraded 15 suspected killers of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd). Badeh was murdered in his car on Tuesday, December 18 while returning from his farm. "It is with a heavy heart that I regretfully announce the unfortunate demise…
DHQ restates army’s role in elections
Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has reiterated that the role of the army in the elections is to support the police in ensuring that Nigerians are able to perform their civic obligations in a peaceful and secured environment. The statement followed allegations by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the military was working with the ruling…
Defence headquaters accuses amnesty of undermining anti-terror war
The Defence Headquarters yesterday accused Amnesty International of sabotaging the ongoing anti-insurgency fight in Nigeria by deeds and actions capable of dampening the morale of the combatants. At a press conference in Kaduna, the Acting Director of Defence Information, Brigadier-General John Agim, alleged that the global agency had designed counter-productive plans to frustrate the war…
DHQ faults amnesty’s report on rights abuses
Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has described a recent report by Amnesty International (AI) as a gross disservice to the nation’s security command. DHQ said the action of AI seemed geared towards “weakening the efforts of the Nigerian military at ensuring peace and security in the country.” “The DHQ has observed that Amnesty International has made it…
Nigerian military brands IPOB a terrorist organisation
The Defence Headquarters has branded the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a “militant terrorist organisation’’ and urged parents to dissuade their wards from joining the group.