The Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General Gabriel Olonisakin says the Defence Headquarters has identified lapses that have resulted to failures in the joint operations of the nation’s military in prosecuting the war against Boko Haram terrorists in the North East.
He stated that after reviewing some past and ongoing joint operations of the Armed Forces, the Defence Headquarters identified the gaps in the planning and execution of joint operations. He, however, refused to disclose the faulty areas.
The Defence chief, who […]
Two fighter jets have offloaded their payload, with seven gun boats doing the mop up on some Niger Delta militant camps at Okosugbene Creek, along Burutu-Warri River, near Burutu, Delta State.
Scores of militants were suspected to have lost their lives when troops of the Operation Delta Safe bombed a militanats for nearly an hour on Thursday.
Reports from the area said that soldiers, who struck at about 6.00 am caught the militants unawares. But while a source said it was an abandoned […]
A military aircraft recently released from presidential fleet and handed over to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has reportedly crashed in Makurdi, Benue State.
It was gathered from a senior Air Force officer in Makurdi that the Augusta AW101 helicopter crashed after landing.
The source, who pleaded not to be named, said it was not a major crash.
“What happened was that the helicopter had landed but suddenly moved up and tumbled,” the source added.
Our correspondent learnt that only the flight engineer was […]
It was gathered that the Nigerian Army Wednesday launched an operation tagged: ‘Operation Rescue Finale’ targeted at rescuing the remaining Chibok schoolgirls from Boko Haram insurgents.
The military revealed that the assault operation would finally free the girls abducted on April 14, 2014.
Addressing a press conference in Maiduguri wednesday, the head of the counter-insurgency operation in the North-east (Operation Lafiya Dole), Major General Lucky Irabor said the military was more determined than ever to free the remaining Chibok girls.
He noted that […]
Mr. Yaga Yarkawa, the Caretaker Chairman of Chibok Local Government Area of Borno state, has lamented the renewed attacks by Boko Haram terrorists in the local government, insisting that with the recent attacks on Thlaimaklama village which has displaced many people from their homes, Chibok has again come under the control of Boko Haram.
Yaga Yarkawa told newsmen on Monday night in Maiduguri while visiting to receive food items donated by the State Government for onward delivery to displaced persons.
He said, […]
According to reports, the military has appointed Real Admiral Apochi Suleiman as the new commander for Operation Delta Safe, set up to fight militancy in the Niger Delta region.
This is contained in a statement signed by Col. Kingsley Umoh, on behalf of the Acting Director, Defence Information, which explained that the change became necessary in order to inject new capability to contain the prevailing security threats and provide much needed stability in the region.
Before his latest appointment which takes immediate […]
Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) Ltd, Nigeria’s foremost automobile manufacturer has designed and built IVM G12 series, a special purpose range of off-road light trucks, for use by the military and related security organisations.
The first indigenous military vehicle was officially handed over to the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, last week to enhance the operations against insurgency and other terrorist
Presenting the IVM G12 series to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, at the tactical headquarters of Operation Lafiya […]
Indigenes of the Shine-Shine community in Nembe Council of Bayelsa State yesterday narrated their tales of horror, tears and sorrow over the recent military invasion of their community in search of suspected members of the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).
Though the soldiers were said not to have made any arrest or discovered any suspected member of the group, according to residents of the community, the mission left sorrow, tears and a devastated community behind, with scores of houses, churches […]
According to reports, the 119 Task Force Battalion of 8 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri has killed 13 Boko Haram terrorists and lost an officer in a “ground and aerial bombardment” at Kangarwa in northern axis of Borno State.
Yesterday’s operation also led to recovery of arms and ammunition as well as destruction of two vehicles used by the suspected terrorists.
Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said: “The offensive which begun at about 4:00p.m. and lasted for […]