News - Chief of Army Staff

Nigeria Army Vows To Deliver Shekau Within 40 Days

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria Army has reiterated its determination to arrest or kill the Boko Haram terrorist leader Abubakar Shekau on or before the expiration of the 40-day ultimatum earlier given. The Army spokesman,  Brigadier General Sani Usman,  revealed this in Buniyadi, Yobe state, one of the front lines operational base center in...

Boko Haram Attacks: CDS Reads Riot Act To Service Chiefs

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Chief of Defense Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, has read the riot act to the service chiefs in the wake of renewed attacks by Boko Haram terrorists. General Olonisakin read the riot to the service chiefs today when the military top brass met in Borno State to review their counter-terrorism tactics. The...

Service Chiefs Arrive In Maiduguri

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Some service chiefs have arrived in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital in line with the directive of the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, was the first to arrive in Maiduguri among the service chiefs on Tuesday. An aircraft conveying the Chief of Air...

ARMY CHIEF GIVES 40 DAY ULTIMATUM TO CAPTURE ABUBAKAR SHEKAU

4 weeks ago /
Security 

The Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has directed the Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, to capture Abubakar Shekau, the so-called and self-styled leader of Boko Haram terrorists group, dead or alive. The Army Chief says the Theatre Cimmander has 40 days...

 

Governor Wike Pledge His Support To The Nigerian Military

1 month ago /
Security 

The Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, has pledged his support to the Nigerian military's efforts to rid the state and the South-South region in general of its peculiar security challenges. Wike said this in Port-Harcourt during the series of events to mark the operationalization of the Nigerian Army 6-Division,with headquarters in...

New Army Division Established In Port-Harcourt

1 month ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army has established a new division, named the 6-Division, in  the Niger Delta region, with headquarters in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state. The new division's area of responsibility covers Rivers, Delta, Akwa-Ibom and Bayelsa states.The creation of 6-Division is part of recommendations from the 2016 review of the Army Order of Battle...

Defence Headquarters Denies Power Play Allegations

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has denied allegations that the military is involved in power games with a so-called cabal against Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. The allegations were contained in a report published by Sahara Reporters. The Director of Defence Information, Major General John Enenche said in a statement that the...

Ebonyi Govt Seeks Military Intervention In Boundary Issues With Cross River

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Ebonyi State Governor,  Dave Umahi, has called on the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Burutai, to intervene in the boundary issues between Ebonyi and Cross River states which has led to alleged killing and destruction of properties. Governor Umahi, during the Commissioning of Water Plant Facility in Enugu,...

Army Opens Water Treatment Plant In Enugu

1 month ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army has constructed a mini water treatment plant in Abakpa, Enugu state. The water plant is to serve members of the Abakpa Cantonment barracks as well as well as members of the host community. Construction of the water treatment plant came after years of water challenges for military...

Boko Haram Has Links With Terror Groups In Mali, Says Buratai

1 month ago /
Security 

Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff, says the Boko Haram insurgent group has links with terror groups in northern Mali. The PUNCH quoted Buratai as saying this on Monday while receiving Babi Abdulrahman, Mali’s army chief, in Abuja. According to Buratai, the link was proven by the recent arrest of two...

Obasanjo Flays Clamour For Disunity, Says It’s Counter-Productive

1 month ago /
Nation 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has flayed the calls for Nigeria’s disunity in the recent times, saying that it is counter productive. The former president, who spoke to reporters in Warri at the weekend on the continued calls by the Igbos to secede from Nigeria, noted that no issue would be above...

Breaking: Court Dismisses El-Zakzaky’s Suit Against Nigerian Army

1 month ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna has ruled that the suit filed by the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky against the Nigerian Army, the Chief of Army Staff and two others for alleged violation of his fundamental rights is an abuse of court process. But El...

We Remain Apolitical - Army

1 month ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army says it will remain apolitical, and ensure the preservation and sustenance of democracy- in the country. The chief of army staff, represented by the deputy chief of policy and plans, army headquarters, major-general Emmanuel Kabuk, made the pledge in Maiduguri during the army day 2017 inter-denominational church service held in...

Boko Haram Insurgents Defeated, They Are Fighting Their Last Battle – Buratai Boasts

1 month ago /
Nation  Security 

Chief of Army Staff, (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai Thursday insisted that Boko Haram insurgents have been totally decimated. He observed that what was being witnessed now was like the case of dying men trying to survive. The army chief spoke at a one-day workshop on National Security, with the theme: “Dynamics...

Army Donates Instructional Materials To Adamawa IDPs

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army has donated instructional materials to school children at the Malkohi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Adamawa State. The Malkohi IDPs camp in Yola South Local Government Area of the state is one of the three official camps out of nine initially established for victims of Boko Haram...

Buratai Orders Investigation Of Alledged Misconduct By Soldiers In IDPs Camp

2 months ago /
Security 

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. – Gen. Tukur Buratai, has ordered investigation into alleged misconduct by security personnel in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Bama, Borno. Brig. – Gen. Sani Usman, the Director Army Public Relations, said this in a statement issued in Maiduguri on Tuesday. ‘‘The Nigerian Army...

Army University Takes Off In Borno In September – Buratai

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has announced that the Nigerian Army University, Biu in Borno State, will take off next September. The Chief of Army Staff made the disclosure shortly after receiving the certificate of occupancy from Kashim Shettima, governor of the state. Buratai said the army had already reached...

Nigerian Army Introduce Call Centre, With Phone Short Code 193

2 months ago /
Security 

Information sharing between the public and the Nigerian Army will become easier in the days ahead, with the introduction of a new call centre with a phone short code. The short code number is 193, and is toll free across all networks within Nigeria. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, said...

Okowa Condemns Alleged Plan To Hijack Buhari’s Government

3 months ago /
Nation 

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has condemned alleged moves by some military personnel to remove the government of the day through a coup d’état. Okowa told newsmen on Sunday that any politician wooing the military to take over, is an enemy of the country. The governor spoke at the sideline of a...

Stop Allocating Soldiers To Politicians, Wike Replies Buratai

3 months ago /
Nation 

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has asked the Army High Command to stop posting soldiers to politicians, saying it is counter-productive and a threat to national security. Wike said this in response to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Turkur Buratai’s directive that soldiers should stay away from politicians. The Governor called...


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