DHQ: Nigeria will maintain rightful place in peace operations globally

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, has expressed the determination of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to maintain its rightful place in...

DHQ: Troops eliminate bandits in Niger

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Whirl Punch have eliminated an unspecified number of armed bandits in an encounter at Tashan Kare...

Military deploys special forces to curb Southern Kaduna killings

The High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), on Thursday, said that special operations forces have been deployed to curb the incessant...

Nigerian soldier jailed 55 years for killing WHO worker

A General Court Martial presided over by Maj. Gen. P. Fekrogha on Wednesday sentenced Army Lance Corporal Babangida Ibrahim to 55 years imprisonment for...

Nigerian Navy disown ‘fake press release’ inviting candidates for NNBTS Batch 30 training

The Nigerian Navy (NN) has disowned a fake press release inviting candidates of the Nigerian Navy Basic Training School (NNBTS), Batch 30 to commence...

DHQ: Nothing new about ISIS, Al-Qaeda infiltration

The Defence Headquarters has said that the reported activities of the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda terrorist groups in West Africa is not new. It stated...

US warning on ISIS movement not new – DHQ

Okodili NDIDI, Abuja The Defence Headquarters has described the recent warning by the United States of America about bandits’ infiltration of the West African region...

DHQ: No sabotage in fight against Boko Haram

The Defence Headquarters has declared that the attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum last week, was not an act of...

Buratai: I will remain in Katsina until bandits are defeated

 Okodili Ndidi, Abuja and Augustine Okezie, Katsina Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday promised to remain in Katsina State until bandits are...

Buratai orders commanders to hotbeds of insurgency, banditry

Okodili Ndidi, Abuja BARELY four days after President Muhammadu Buhari told Service Chiefs that their best was not good enough, Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen....

Military retires 342 soldiers

Precious Igbonwelundu The Nigerian military on Friday retired 342 Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) from service after equipping them with skills for self reliance. The retirees comprising 243...

70 killed as troops battle bandits in Kaduna forest

Okodili Ndidi, Abuja NO fewer than 70 bandits and cattle rustlers terrorising Kaduna State have been killed during a clearance operation by troops in Kachia...

General Buratai: Military troops neutralise 115 Boko Haram terrorists in North East

No fewer than 115 Boko Haram fighters have been neutralised in nearly two months of military operations in the North East – Borno and...

NAF jets bombard bandits’ camp, kill 135 in Katsina, Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters said the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has destroyed several stronghold belonging to bandits and other criminals and killed 135...

Nigerian troops overpower Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in Geidam

The Nigerian Army troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have again subdued the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in an attempt to attack Geidam in Yobe State...

General Buratai charges troops to go on final onslaught on Boko Haram

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has charged the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) to go all out on final showdown...

Boko Haram: General Buratai relocates to North East

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has relocated to the North East to oversee and direct the overall operation in the...

Insurgency: Nigerian Air Force graduates 30 helicopter gunners

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), says it has graduated 30 Helicopter Backdoor Gunners (HBDG) to enhance counter-insurgency operation in the country. The Chief of Air...

General Yahaya assumes duty as Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole

Farouq Yahaya, a major general, on Friday took over as the new Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) in Maiduguri, the Borno State...

Operation Lafiya Dole commander sent back to school in major reshuffle

The Theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, General Olusegun Adeniyi, has been sent back to school to be a research fellow at Nigerian Army...
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