OPERATION PYTHON DANCE, CROCODILE SMILE IN NIGERIA INTEREST – BURATAI

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said that the Operation Python Dance 2 embarked upon by the Nigerian Army in the South East as well as the Operation Crocodile Smile 2 in the South South and South West zones were meant to tackle existing/emerging security challenges around the country. He assured that the Nigerian Army would continue to remain apolitical, professional and responsive in the discharge of its constitutional duties while it would continue to obey the rule of law and remain guided by the…

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LAWMAKERS PUSH FOR ARMED FORCES RESERVE, READ ABOUT THE BILL

A bill, sponsored by Rep Muhammad Sani Abdu (APC, Bauchi), was first introduced on the floor of the House late last year and subsequently passed the second reading, titled: ‘A Bill for an Act to amend the Armed Forces Act, to among other things, provide for specific duties for the Armed Forces Reserve in order to serve as a Rapid Response Mechanism with capacity to intervene in Emergency and Internal Security where the Nigerian Police is overwhelmed’. A copy of the bill, obtained by Daily Trust, says the principal Act…

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OSINBAJO MEETS WITH DEFENCE MINISTER AND SERVICE CHIEFS OVER NATIONAL SECURITY, SEE PICS

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, met with Nigeria’s Defence Minister & Military service chiefs to review and strategize further on National Security issues at the State House in Abuja on Friday. The meeting is coming after the recent spate of attacks by the deadly Boko Haram sect. http://politicsngr.com/2017/07/28/national-security-osinbajo-meets-military-service-chiefphotos/  

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OSINBAJO ORDERS SERVICE CHIEFS TO BORNO OVER BOKO HARAM RESURGENCE

Following the resurgence of insurgency in Borno State, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered the service chiefs to return to the Command Centre in Maiduguri. He gave the order at a meeting yesterday with the service chiefs at the Presidential Villa. Many people have died and soldiers killed in recent attacks and ambush by the insurgents. Minister of Defence Mansur Dan-Ali said at the end of the meeting: “We just finished a meeting with the Acting President and the three Service Chiefs. We agreed that they should move back to…

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NAVY TO ESTABLISH WAR COLLEGE IN CROSS RIVER

Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas Bassey Inyang in Calabar The Nigerian Navy has announced that it has decided to establish a Naval War College in Cross River State. The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Victor Olugbemi Adedipe, made the disclosure when he paid a courtesy visit to the state governor, Professor Ben Ayade yesterday. Adedipe, who assumed office recently at the naval command said “the Navy Board, in its wisdom, decided to choose Cross River State as the host for the prestigious…

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AIR FORCE STARTS PATROL OVER TARABA

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed one of its armed helicopters in  Takum, Taraba State, to support the ground forces in maintaining peace. The deployment is also to deter warring communities within the area from further engaging in violence. A statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Abuja, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, said the helicopter already carries out armed reconnaissance missions within the Mambilla Plateau and environs. The statement reads: “It will be recalled that pockets of violence broke out recently around the Mambilla Plateau…

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NIGERIA AIR FORCE TALKS TOUGH ON BIAFRA, CAUTION SECESSIONISTS

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar on Friday warned that no part of the country will be ceded to any group calling for separation and drumming for war. Abubakar gave the warning on Friday in Kaduna at the passing out of 1, 928 recruits, while calling on the personnel of the service not to be distracted by those calling for war. He urged the personnel not to compromise national security or engage in acts capable of bringing the service to disrepute. “Do not be distracted by disgruntled…

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RANN BOMBING: MILITARY REPORT BLAMES OPERATIONAL LAPSES

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, on Friday finally made public the panel report on the accidental bombing of the Internally Displaced Persons camp in Rann, Borno State, saying the cause of the air strike was a lack of appropriate marking of the area. This is just as the DHQ said offending soldiers and naval officers involved in the clash between the army and the police in Damaturu, Yobe State, and between the police and the navy in Calabar, Cross River State, had been identified and would be sanctioned…

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ARMY WITNESSES CONTRADICT THEMSELVES AT SHIITES CASE HEARING

As the hearing between the members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and the Federal Government continued in Kaduna High Court Tuesday before Justice David Shiri Nyom, two witnesses from the Army contradicted themselves while being cross examined by the defence counsel. One of the witnesses, Brigadier General A.K. Ibrahim, contradicted himself on the time that he arrived Zaria on December 12, 2015. At first when he was being cross examined by the Prosecuting Counsel, led by the Kaduna State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Bayero Dari, he told…

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ARMY REVEALS BOKO HARAM NEW STYLE OF SUICIDAL ATTACKS

The Army has urged the public, especially Maiduguri residents, to be wary of new tactics by Boko Haram insurgents. A statement by the Army’s Deputy Director of Public Relations, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, said the terrorist group now uses deceptive tactics to lure unsuspecting persons to target areas before unleashing their explosive ridden bodies to gain high casualty. The statement reads: “It has been observed that one of the tactics employed by the terrorists is to create a scene, such as fighting, to attract attention and cause people to gather around…

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