News - Chief of Army Staff

Army Donates Instructional Materials To Adamawa IDPs

5 days 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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 month 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

1 month 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 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

3 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

6 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

6 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

7 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

7 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...


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