Troops of “Operation Sahel Sanity” arrest bandits, rescue kidnapped victims in N/W-DHQ
The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Sahel Sanity have arrested 10 notorious bandits, rescued kidnapped victims and recovered rustled cows in the last few days within the North West theatre.
Military airstrike kills several bandits at Kagara forest in Zamfara
The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has destroyed armed bandits’ camp in an air raid on Kagara Forest in Zamfara and killed several bandits on July 20.
Nigeria military burns homes after 'pirates' kill six
Nigerian soldiers torched more than 20 homes in a community in the oil-rich Niger Delta after "suspected pirates" killed six people, security sources and residents said Tuesday.
Buhari's spokesman reacts to Punch editorial
Spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari said The Punch newspaper is free to refer the president by his military rank. "If you decide to call him Major General, he wasn’t dashed the rank, he earned it,” presidential spokesman Femi Adesina tweeted. “So, you are not completely out of order. The fact that you can do so…
Why we invaded Daily Trust offices, arrested staff - Nigeria Army
Nigeria Army has clarified reasons behind its invasion of a Nigerian newspaper, Daily Trust offices and arrest of some members of staff. Personnel of the army had on Saturday invaded Daily Trust offices in Maiduguri, Abuja and Lagos. The troops arrested the regional editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter, Ibrahim Sawab and shut the gate…
The case against the Nigerian military
The Nigerian military is sick and requires urgent intervention. Clearly, public intervention in military affairs is a sensitive issue, and our politicians generally avoid commenting on military issues except when it affects their electoral interests. However, the rest of us must not remain mute when it is clear that an intervention is needed. In the…