News - Chief of Army Staff

Exercise Crocodile Smile II

15 hours ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army says emerging security challenges in the country call for better training of its personnel to address the threats. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai said this in Takwa Bay when he flagged off Exercise Crocodile Smile II in the 81 Division Nigerian Army Area...

Buhari Pledges ‘Full Support’ For Military, Security Agencies

5 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged the full support of the Federal Government for the military and other security agencies in tackling all forms of crime across the country. The President’s pledge followed a meeting with the service chiefs on Tuesday at the State House in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. “Briefing today from the...

Buhari Mourns General Malu

6 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari  has extended his condolences to the Malu family as well as the government and people of Benue state on the death of lt. General victor Malu (retired), a Former Chief Of Army Staff (COAS). President Buhari also commiserated with the Nigerian armed forces on the demise of a...

Ex-Chief Of Army Staff Victor Malu Is Dead

1 week ago /
Nation 

A former chief of army staff, lt. Gen. Victor Malu, is dead. Gen. Malu died at the age of 70. Gen. Malu, according to a family source, Bemadoor, died on Monday morning, at a Cairo, Egypt hospital where he had traveled to for normal medical check-up two weeks ago. The former ECOMOG...

Military assures of security in northeast

1 week ago /
Security 

The Nigerian chief of army staff, lieutenant General Tukur Buratai says, the army will do its best to ensure that security in the northeast is stabilised. He also says that the troops are ever remain loyal in the discharge of their responsibilities to the nation. The army chief was speaking at the...

Lawyers Call For Arrest Of Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer, Others

1 week ago /
Nation 

Legal practitioners, under the aegis of lawyers of conscience (LAWCONS) have called for the immediate arrest of Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lawyer to IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu and other persons working for the outlawed indigenous people of biafra. President of the association, Babatunde Oladimeji, while addressing the  press  in Abuja  condemned the...

Nigeria-Benin Republic Army To Collaborate On Security

2 weeks ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian army has been commended for its leading role in restoring peace and security in the West African sub-region. The commendation came from the Benin republic chief of army staff, Colonel Fructeux Abdias, who is in Abuja to participate in a conference for West African land forces. Colonel abdias said it...

Lawyer Sues Buratai Over Nnamdi Kanu’s Alleged ‘Disappearance’

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has sued the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, over Nnamdi Kanu’s alleged disappearance since the September 14 raid by the Army on his residence. In an originating motion filed before the Federal High Court...

Army Goes On Medical Outreach In Ahiazu, Imo State

3 weeks ago /
Health  Nation 

Over one thousand indigenes of Ahiara, Mbaise in Imo state south east Nigeria have benefited from free medical services carried out by the Nigeria army 82 division Brigadier general James Jikemian representing the chief of army staff said the outreach is to bridge the gap between the army and civilians The exercise...

Nigerian Army Chief: Operation Python Will Continue Until It Is Satisfied

3 weeks ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian army says its Operation Python Dance Two in the South-East of the country will continue until it is satisfied with the security situation there.   Chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai who said this at the army quarterly conference in Abuja appealed to Nigerians to shield the army...

Troops Ambush, Kill Boko Haram Terrorists In Borno

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigerian Army troops have killed a large number of suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State, North-East Nigeria. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, in a statement, said the terrorists were neutralised in the early hours of Monday. Brigadier General Usman said the dead insurgents and others who...

Shekau Arrest Ultimatum Fails

1 month ago /
Security 

Nigerian troops have failed to arrest Boko-Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, after the forty-day ultimatum given to apprehend the terror kingpin elapsed. The chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai had on July twenty-one ordered the commander of operation Lafiya Dole and his troops to arrest Abubakar Shekau at all costs. At...

Resurgence Of Boko Haram Raise Fears Among The Public

1 month ago /
Security 

The number of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists have risen in the last few months, and Nigerians are getting worried over the resurging danger. In this report, AIT’s Mngusuul Uji looks at the impact of the terror sect’s seeming recovery, and the challenge before the security agencies responsible for fighting them. Between...

38 Senior Army Officers Petition Buhari Over Wrongful Dismissal

1 month ago /
Nation 

Thirty-eight senior army officers have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over what they described as wrongful dismissal from the Nigerian Army and accused the Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan Ali (rtd), Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Yusuf Buratai of victimisation...

BREAKING: Buhari Meets With Service Chiefs

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with Service Chiefs in his office at his official residence in Abuja. Some of those in attendance include the Chief of Defence; Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff; Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Air Staff; Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, Chief of Naval Staff;...

Nigeria Army Vows To Deliver Shekau Within 40 Days

2 months 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 months 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 months 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

2 months 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

3 months 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...


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