News - Chief of Army Staff

Nigerians Should Expect To See End Of Boko Haram – Army

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai on Wednesday said Nigerians should keep faith with the various effort of the military and keep their fingers cross for what he describes as the ‘end of Boko Haram.’He said troops of the Nigerian Army are ready to completely tackle the current...

Buhari Commiserates With Buratai's Family Over Death Of Yusuf Buratai

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari,  has commiserated with the Buratai family over the death of Alhaji Yusuf Buratai, father of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai. President Buhari,  in a statement,   joins them in mourning the ex-serviceman and veteran of World War II, whose service to Nigeria will always be...

Army Reacts To Shekau Video

1 week ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army has described Boko  Haram’s latest video as one of its ploys to get the mainstream media to its extremist propaganda.

Army Launches ‘Exercise Cat Race’ To Tackle Killings In Benue, Other States

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army has launched a new operation code-named “Ayem Akpatuma”, meaning ‘Cat Race’ to tackle the crises between herdsmen and farmers as well as cases of kidnapping in Benue and other states.Chief of Training and Operations, Major General David Ahmadu, announced this on Wednesday while briefing reporters at the...

More Crocodile Smile, Python Dance Coming–Buratai

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army will conduct more exercises in 2018 to assist civil authorities to deal with internal security challenges in parts of the country. This statement was made by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Friday. Speaking with newsmen after leading troops on a 15km Route March, Buratai said...

Defence Chief Rues Poor Funding Of Armed Forces

2 weeks ago /
Security 

The chief of Defence Staff Abayomi Olonishakin has lamented the poor release of funds to the Defence Headquarters, saying that it has continued to hamper the operations of the agency for years.

IPOB Loses Suit Against Nigerian Army To Produce Kanu

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed an application filed by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) seeking to compel the Chief of Army Staff to produce the missing leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu. The trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako also over-ruled the appeal for lack of merit...

Army Sets Up Cattle Ranch In Abuja

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, says the government’s efforts at achieving national security, including the fight against insurgency in the North-East, would be meaningless without food security. He made the disclosure during the presentation of farm implements and items by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development,...

Court Adjourns Army Retirement Suit Until March15

1 month ago /
Nation  Security 

The court of appeal Abuja division has adjourned hearing in the appeal challenging the alleged illegal retirement of major general Ibrahim Sani by the Nigerian army. The three-man panel of justices led by Justice Datti Yahaya on Wednesday adjourned the suit to march 15,2018 to enable Sani’s new counsel, Magaji Mahmoud...

North East: Army To Reorganise Deployment Of Troop, Says Buratai

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), the Lieutenant -General Tukur Buratai, has revealed plans by the Nigerian Army to reorganise the deployment of troops to the troubled north-east. Buratai made this disclosure on Tuesday while receiving the House of Representative Committee on Army at the Army Headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s...

Ajimobi Condoles With Olubadan On Wife’s Death

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Oyo State Governor, Mr Abiola Ajimobi, has commiserated with the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on the death of his wife, Olori Kudirah. Governor Ajimobi, in a statement issued on Thursday by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr Yomi Layinka, described the death of Olori Kudirah as...

Buhari Extends Tenure Of Service Chiefs

2 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has again, approved the extension of the tenure of all military service chiefs. They are chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of army staff, lieutenant general Tukur Buratai; the chief of naval staff, vice admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas and the chief of air staff, air Marshal Sadique...

Nigerian Army Commanders Review Boko Haram Operations

2 months ago /
Nation  Security 

The northeastern part of Nigeria is still grapping with the challenge of Boko haram terrorism, the nation’s biggest security threat. To boost the military response against the group, Nigerian army commanders who have been involved in the operations in the last six years have converged in Abuja for a strategic retreat. Since...

Army Takes Decoration Of Senior Officers To Maiduguri; Calls For Govt. Intervention In Recaptured Communities

2 months ago /
Security 

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai says there is need for better deployment of the police and civil administration authorities in areas that have been recaptured from Boko haram in the Northeast. The Army Chief made the call at the decoration of 45 newly promoted major generals in...

Exercise Wazobia Kungama: Nigerian Army Coducts Combat Training Exercise In Falgore Forest

2 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army has conducted a joint combat training exercise for its personnel in the Falgore forest, which stretches from Kano to Bauchi, Kaduna Plateau and Kaduna states. The training exercise comprised troops from the Nigerian Army school of Infantry (NASI), the Nigerian Army Depot, The Warrant Officers Academy, and the...

BBOG Canvasses Better Welfare For Nigerian Soldiers

3 months ago /
Nation 

Members of the bring back our girls group are cautioning the Nigerian government not to jeopardize the country’s peace and security by neglecting the welfare of the soldiers in the north-east and other parts of the country. The group at its daily sit-out in Abuja on Thursday raised concerns over the...

Alternative Funding For Nigerian Army Operations

3 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army says it is time to look for alternative sources of funding for the armed forces and other security agencies.This was part of recommendations at the Nigerian Army finance corps 2017 conference held in Lagos, which brought together security agencies, the legislature and other finance stakeholders to discuss...

Ministry Of Defence Releases Payment For Delayed Troops Allowances

3 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army says outstanding allowances of soldiers fighting Boko-Haram in the Northeast will be paid fully within the week.The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, said in a statement that the payment of two-months backlog follows the release of funds for the payment of operational allowances and...

Capacity Building: Army Holds Two-Day Conference In Abuja

3 months ago /
Security 

To fit into the current models of warfare and military engagement, the high command of the Nigerian army wants its officers to put up their thinking caps and be more creative in resource management. Chief of army staff, lieutenant general Tukur Buratai gave the charge while declaring open a two-day army...

Army Will Never Do Anything To Harm Nigerians – Buratai

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has said the Nigerian Army is people oriented and will never do anything to harm Nigerians. Buratai said this at the closing ceremony of Exercise Crocodile Smile II in 6 Division after the community responsibility activities of the Division in...


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