Sword alone won’t end security challenges, says new army spokesman
New army spokesman, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, has declared that deploying “the sword or gun cannot alone provide a panacea to the complex and multifaceted security challenges that characterise today’s world.”
Slight shake-up as army gets new spokesman, theatre commander
Barely few weeks after assumption of office, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Faruk Yahaya has embarked on major transfer of officers manning strategic department.
Buhari names Major-General Farouk Yahaya as new army chief
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has named Major-General Farouk Yahaya as the new chief of army staff. Yahaya, a major general, will replace the deceased Attahiru Ibrahim with immediate effect. Prior to his appointment, Majo-General Yahaya was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and the theatre commander of a military counter-terrorism unit…
Troops arrest 61 suspected bandits, rescue 20 kidnap victims
Troops of the Nigerian Army 1 Division Kaduna, under Operation Harbin Kunama III, have arrested 61 bandits and neutralized 24 others, the General Officer Commanding the Division, Major.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has said.
SOKAPU, el-Rufai disagree over casualty figure in Kajuru killings
Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has visited Kajuru where 66 people were reportedly killed on Friday and warned against politicising the issue. Spokesperson to the governor, Samuel Aruwan, stated that his principal was accompanied on the trip by the GOC 1 Division of the Nigerian Army....