DHQ says Abuja-Kaduna road not abandoned by motorists
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says recent media reports that motorists had abandoned the Abuja-Kaduna highway because of insecurity is misleading.
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.
Military airstrike hits terrorists logistics base, kills scores in Borno
The Defence Headquarters says the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, has neutralised several terrorists of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in airstrikes at Tumbun Allura in Borno. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Monday, said the airstrikes also destroyed the terrorists’ logistics hub on…
Military neutralises five bandits in Katsina, loses officer
The Nigerian Army has disclosed that it lost one of its officers last week while repelling bandits’ attack on Diskiru Community in Dandume Council Area of Katsina State. It, however, said that five bandits were neutralised, while three women and their children were rescued during the operation. Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko,…
Military alleges destabilisation plot, vows decisive action
The military has warned that some unpatriotic elements are planning to destabilise the country in the guise of agitations, maintaining its readiness to quell any threat to Nigeria
Army, Customs kill 39 bandits in North West, North East
The military, yesterday, said it had neutralised 38 bandits in the North-West geo-political zone. The killings, recorded in the last seven weeks, also saw the Nigerian Army arresting 93 suspects, including logistics suppliers and collaborators, in its operation, codenamed Sahel Sanity. Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, in a statement yesterday, said the…
Tens of thousands rally in Belarus despite mass arrests
Riot police in balaclavas harshly detained some 250 demonstrators as tens of thousands of people gathered for an opposition protest on the eve of talks between President Alexander Lukashenko and his main ally, Russia's Vladimir Putin. Masked agents in uniform and plain clothes snatched people from the streets as they assembled for the "March of…
Mali opposition rejects junta-backed transition charter
Mali's popular opposition movement has rejected a charter for a transition government backed by the ruling army officers who ousted president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The military junta backed a charter for an 18-month transition government on Saturday, after a three-day forum with political parties and civil-society representatives. But the June 5 Movement, which took part…
Nigeria’s General Abdullahi explains quest to head Africa’s Military Sports Council
Battles opponents from Algeria, Kenya, Guinea-Conakry Nigeria's Brigadier General Maikano Abdullahi, the Deputy Director of Sports at the Defence Headquarters, is among four contestants vying to become the next president of the Organisation of Military Sports in Africa (OSMA). His opponents are from Algeria, Kenya and Guinea . The president of OSMA will be elected…
US suspends military aid to Mali after coup
The United States on Friday suspended military aid to Mali after a group of rebel military officers seized power and placed the West African country's president under arrest.
Carrington offered me protection from Abacha, says Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, revealed that the late erstwhile American ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, offered him a political asylum in 1995