News - Chief of Army Staff

Okowa Condemns Alleged Plan To Hijack Buhari’s Government

2 days 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

6 days 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...

Buratai Warns Soldiers To Avoid Politicians

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Chief of Army Staff, LT Gen. Tukur Buratai has asked soldiers and officers who may be interested in joining politics, to apply for voluntary discharge and leave the Army. The warning, according to him, is coming against the backdrop of reports of officers and soldiers who are being approached by...

Osinbajo Renews Call For Int’l Cooperation Against Terrorism

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to international cooperation against terrorism. Professor Osinbajo offered the assurance on Tuesday when he received the visiting Bangladeshi Chief of Army Staff, General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. “We are concerned about...

Army Launches Operation Against Bandits In Kaduna

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army has launched a special military operation code named, Operation Harbin Kunama, aimed at flushing out armed bandits in the southern part of Kaduna State. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, launched the operation at an event attended by the State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai. General Buratai said...

MAKE PUBLIC ABACHA LOOT.......GOWON TELLS BUHARI

1 month ago /
Politics 

Former Nigeria Head of state, general yakubu Gowon has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to make public the recoveries from the abacha loot following achievements recorded in its anti-corruption warHowever the general's appeal is contradicted by former chief of Army Staff, lieutenant general ishaya bamaiyi, who insists that the 'abacha...

Human Rights Violations: Army Sets Up 7-Man Board Of Inquiry

2 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army has set up a seven-man board of inquiry to investigate allegations of human rights abuse by its personnel. The Chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, said while inaugurating the panel in Abuja, that the allegations are not good for civil-miltary relations, and would also demoralize...

Army Chief Commissions 16 Brigade Facility In Bayelsa

2 months ago /
Nation 

In a bid to stem the tide of crime and criminality in the Niger Delta region, the Nigerian Army says it is planting more military brigades across the country. Speaking during the commissioning of a temporary accommodation for the newly created 16 Brigade in Yenagoa, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant...

Bail Granted To Lecturer, Three Others Accused Of Terrorism

3 months ago /
Security 

The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to a lecturer at the local government education authority, Doma in Nassarawa state, Umar Ibrahim and three others accused of terrorism. The three were granted bail in the sum of one million naira each and two sureties in like sum who must own...

Government’s Delegation Visits Borno Over Rann Bombing

4 months ago /
Nation 

A Nigerian government’s delegation is in Borno State for an assessment of the situation in Rann community following Tuesday’s air strike on local settlement. Among the team are the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, Ministers of Defence and Information, the Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Abayomi Gabriel, the Chief...

Army Gives Breakdown Of Released Suspected Members Of Boko Haram

4 months ago /

The Nigerian Army says 1,250 suspects absolved from possible links with Boko Haram were released from detention facilities in 2016. Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) Seven Division of the army, gave the figure on Monday at a meeting with the Head of Sub Delegation of the International...

Peacekeeping Mission: Nigerian Army Deploys 800 Troops To Sudan

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army has deployed 800 officers and soldiers to Sudan on a peace keeping mission, the troops are expected to depart Nigeria for Liberia in a couple of days. Addressing the troops during their passing out ceremony from the Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre, Jaji, Kaduna State, ahead of their departure...

Nigerian Government Rallies Support For Troops

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Government has congratulated the gallant troops of the Nigerian military for finally seizing the Sambisa Forest from the Boko Haram terrorists and securing the Northeast, paving the way for Sunday’s re-opening of two strategic roads in Borno State. In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday, the Minister of Information...

Army Leadership Commits To Building Professionally Responsive Personnel

5 months ago /
Nation 

The leadership of the Nigerian Army says it is committed to building a professionally responsive personnel to ensure adequate containment of various security threats through the conduct of sustained internal security operations and exercises. This is part of resolutions put forward at the end of a 4-day 2016 Chief of Army Staff...

Army Releases Fresh Pictures Of 55 Wanted Boko Haram Suspects

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, unveiled the poster bearing photographs of 55 most wanted Boko Haram members, including their supposed leader, Abubakar Shekau. The poster, with inscription written in English, Hausa and Kanuri languages, is the third edition...

Commander, Six Soldiers Get National Burial

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Commanding Officer of the 272 Special Task Force Task Battalion, Lt. Col. Muhammad Abu-Ali and six troops who were killed during a Boko Haram attack at Mallam Fatori on November 4, 2016 were given a national burial at the military cemetery, Abuja on Monday. The Army Commander described by the...

Ignore Boko Haram's Threat To Capture Buhari - DHQ

8 months ago /
Security 

The Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, has reacted to Boko Haram's threat against the Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari and the Army Chief. Brigadier General Abubakar urged Nigerians to ignore the sect describing the threat as empty, lacking in substance and a joke. He said the military had dealt with...

Nigeria Army Frees 249 Boko Haram Detainees

10 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army yesterday said 249 suspected Boko Haram terrorists and accomplices, arrested by troops in several mop-up operations, had been released on the orders of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai after being cleared by the Joint Military Interrogation team in Maiduguri. The released persons were...

Nigeria Army Inaugurates Special Court Martial To Try Generals

1 year ago /
Security 

Nigerian Army on Thursday inaugurated a Special Court Martial to try two of its officers for undisclosed offences. The Judge advocate, Col. Ibrahim Musa, administered the oath on the President of the Special Court Martial, Air Vice-Marshal James Gbum and three others. Musa said that the purpose of the special court was...

Donation Of Relief Materials To IDPs Will Facilitate Their Return Home – Gen. Burutai

1 year ago /
Security 

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, said the Federal Government's donation of relief materials would facilitate speedy return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their communities. Buratai said this on Wednesday at the flag-off ceremony of the distribution of relief materials to IDPs in Maiduguri. He said the gesture...


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