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22 Sep
The Nigerian military said 8,000 Boko Haram commanders, fighters, and their family members have surrendered since June 2021. Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Nigerian Army Brig General Abdulwahab Eyitayo made the disclosure in his remarks during the demonstration of Legion MRAP and Counter Ambush Drill organized by the 7 Division of the…
3 Dec 2020
The Defence Headquarters, Thursday said Boko Haram's claim of being responsible for the killing of rice farmers in Borno State is a fallacy aimed at instilling fear in people. Coordinator, Defence Military Operations (DMO) Major General John Enenche, made the statement while addressing journalists at a weekly press briefing on the operations of the armed…
30 Nov 2020
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…
23 Jul 2020
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.
22 Jul 2020
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.
15 Mar 2020
There is a new twist to the spate of insecurity in Nigeria, which before now has assumed a truly worrisome dimension.
18 Feb 2020
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.
11 Dec 2019
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…
7 Jan 2019
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…
1 Jan 2019
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…
17 Jul 2016
It all started, as far back as, the General Gowon regime. Remember that as petrodollars flooded the federal government by such unbelievable ratios, military corruption at both federal and state...

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