• Some individuals behind fresh Boko Haram attacks, says Buratai

    Some individuals behind fresh Boko Haram attacks, says Buratai

    Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has attributed fresh, high profile attacks by Boko Haram in the North East to the support of “some individuals.”

    Buratai said this at the sideline of a meeting with a security delegation from the Atlantic Council, African Centre in the United States of America.

    “We have some elements, who are within this society who are still supporting them clandestinely. So the support of every Nigerian is very key to the end of this terrorism.”

    He […]

  • Presidency, Buratai commend Col. Abu Ali, fallen heroes

    Presidency, Buratai commend Col. Abu Ali, fallen heroes

    According to reports, the remains of Lt. Col. Muhammed Abu-Ali and six other soldiers killed in battle last Friday were committed to earth at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja, yesterday.

    President Buhari, represented by Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, extolled the virtues of the fallen heroes, saying: “The officer and soldiers together with their colleagues have shown unalloyed commitment to the common good of all Nigerians. They were fearless, responsive, inspiring, selfless and dedicated to the discharge of their duties.”

    He added: […]

  • Buratai in tears as army buries soldiers killed by Boko Haram insurgents

    Buratai in tears as army buries soldiers killed by Boko Haram insurgents

    According to reports, the Chief of Army of Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, wept on Monday as he read the funeral oration at the graveside of the seven military men killed by the Boko Haram terrorists.

    Lt.-Col. Muhammad Abu-Ali, Seargents Muazu Ibrahim, Bassey Okon, Hussani Jafaru, Cpl. Chukwu Simon, Private Salisu Lawal and Seaman Patrick Paul were killed when the terrorists attempted to seize Mallam Fatori on November 4 .

    The soldiers were inducted into the Operation Lafiya Dole in 2014, designed to […]

  • Operation Crocodile Smile reduced kidnapping, militancy in Cross River, says Buratai

    Operation Crocodile Smile reduced kidnapping, militancy in Cross River, says Buratai

    It was gathered that the joint military operation tagged: ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ has reduced incidents of kidnapping, militancy and armed robbery in Cross River.

    The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai, stated this on Thursday at the ground-breaking ceremony of the Nigerian Army Post Housing Scheme at Adiabo community in the state.

    NAN reports that the project that is located in Odukpani Local Government Area of the state, is a collaboration between the Nigerian Army and the state Ministry of […]

  • Army to commission female combatant officers – Buratai

    Army to commission female combatant officers – Buratai

    Chief Of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, said the Nigerian Army has concluded plans to review the Harmonized Terms And Conditions of Service (HTACOS), for officers to address the commission of female Regular Combatant officers in the service.

    Buratai said this has become necessary as the first batch of female regular combatant officers currently undergoing training at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) would soon complete their training and be commissioned into the Nigerian Army.

    The army chief, who made this known while […]

  • Nigerian Army committed to tackling killer herdsmen, says Buratai

    Nigerian Army committed to tackling killer herdsmen, says Buratai

    According to reports, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has said the Nigerian Army is committed to tackling all forms of insecurity including the Boko Haram insurgents and killer herdsmen in its effort to ensure peace and security across Nigerian.

    This is even as the COAS assured that there is no local government under Boko Haram insurgents.

    The COAS stated this while fielding questions from Journalists at a special Interactive Congress with the Nigerian Union of Journalist […]

  • Army Set To Launch “Operation Rescue Final”- Buratai

    Army Set To Launch “Operation Rescue Final”- Buratai

    It was gathered that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai has said the army is set to launch a new operation code named “OPERATION RESCUE FINAL” with the aim to rescue every Boko Haram abductee and all other kidnapped victims.

    Buratai stated this at the Army Headquarters Abuja when he played host to members of House Committee on Army.

    Buratai said once the operations begins, the army won’t relent until every Nigerian in any form of captivity is rescued.

    He […]

  • Over two million captives rescued from Boko Haram – Buratai

    Over two million captives rescued from Boko Haram – Buratai

    The Nigerian Army said it had freed over two million women, children and adult males held captive by members of the Boko Haram sect in the North-East since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power.

    The army said the feat was achieved after series of coordinated attacks and operations conducted against the terrorists.

    The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, represented by the Chief of Civil Military, Maj.-Gen. Peter John Bojie, stated this in Abuja during a conference organised by Bassey Etuk […]

  • We’ll crush criminal elements in Niger Delta – Buratai assures Nigerians

    We’ll crush criminal elements in Niger Delta – Buratai assures Nigerians

    The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has assured Nigerians that the Nigerian Army is capable and ready to crush all acts of criminality and resistance in the Niger-Delta in order to maintain peace in the country.

    He also said that the activities of militants in the creeks of Bakassi and Akpabuyo Local Government Areas of Cross River State would soon come to an end.

    Buratai said this in Calabar on Wednesday during the unveiling of the ‘Exercise Crocodile Smile’ […]

  • Boko Haram: Army can declare civilians wanted, Buratai tells Falana

    Boko Haram: Army can declare civilians wanted, Buratai tells Falana

    The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has said with the arrest of a journalist, Ahmed Salkida, over links with Boko Haram sect, he has been vindicated that the Nigerian military can declare a civilian wanted.

    Buratai was reacting to reports credited to a legal practitioner, Femi Falana, that the military lacks power to declare civilians wanted.

    According to him, in the course of securing the country from terrorism, the military has the power to summon any person to […]

  • We need heavy military presence in Cross River – Ayade tells Buratai

    We need heavy military presence in Cross River – Ayade tells Buratai

    In order to sustain the prevailing peace in Calabar, the Cross River governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Wednesday demanded heavy presence of military operatives in the State.

    He made the appeal when the Chief of army staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, paid him a courtesy visit in Calabar.

    Represented by his deputy, Prof Ivara Esu, Ayade applauded Buratai’s sterling leadership qualities, narrating how the army’s proactive intervention had helped to checkmate the activities of militants in the state, recently.

    The governor expressed […]