• You will return home this year, Army chief assures Borno border communities

    You will return home this year, Army chief assures Borno border communities

    Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, on Monday assured Borno border communities of Damasak and Kashigar of their return home following successes recorded against the Boko Haram terrorists.

    Buratai gave the assurance at the launch of the third batch of the Most Wanted Boko Haram Terrorists Album in Maiduguri.

    He said the military was making effort to ensure the return of the communities before end of the year. “The fight against the Boko Haram terrorists has been tremendously successful.

    Buratai said: […]

  • 60 per cent of Boko Haram not Nigerians, says Army chief

    60 per cent of Boko Haram not Nigerians, says Army chief

    Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, on Wednesday said that judging by the current activities of the Boko Haram terrorists, 60 per cent of them are not Nigerians.

    Mr. Buratai, a lieutenant general, said this in Maiduguri when he received the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, at the headquarters of the Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole at the Maimalari Cantonment.

    “Your Excellency, I want to bring to your attention that while the Boko Haram (insurgency) can […]

  • No plan to invade Delta communities – Army chief

    No plan to invade Delta communities – Army chief

    The Nigerian military has said recent fears over likely federal forces offensive in the Niger Delta were unnecessary as there are no such plans.

    Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai, allayed the fears during a courtesy call on the Olu of Warri, His Royal Majesty, Ikenwoli, in his palace on Ajamimogha Road, Warri.

    The army chief, who had earlier Saturday morning flagged off the special military drill, codenamed ‘Operation Crocodile’s Tears’ in Sapele, said the exercise would focus on training for […]

  • God has given Nigeria victory over Boko Haram – Army chief assures

    God has given Nigeria victory over Boko Haram – Army chief assures

    The Commander of the counter-insurgency operation in the North East, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor, says God has given Nigeria victory over Boko Haram.

    Irabor said this during an Inter-Denominational Church Services held at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Catholic Church of Nigeria to mark Nigerian Army Day Celebration at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri.

    He said the nation and its military needed to – as part of the Army day celebration which comes up on July 6 every year – […]

  • Sacking Of Senior Military Officers Timely, Says Army Chief

    Sacking Of Senior Military Officers Timely, Says Army Chief

    The Chief of Army Staff, (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai, on Monday said that the Army followed due process leading to the sacking of over 35 senior military officers last week, describing the action of the authority as timely and appropriate.

    “There is no better time than now because everything has been taken into consideration and procedures have been followed to ensure that we don’t pick the innocent ones. You can see it started with the enquiries first of all, then […]