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Counter-terrorism: DHQ debunks ethnic slant in troops trained in Pakistan

Says all geopolitical zones represented  ...Jude Johnson   The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has debunked what it described as disinformation about the alleged ethno-religious and regional slant in the selection of counter-terrorism troops trained in Pakistan recently. The troops were rumoured to have largely favoured those from the northern section of the country. But the

Quit notice: Nigeria military assures public on security of lives and property

...Jude Johnson  The Nigerian military has assured the public who have expressed concerns over the reactions trailing the ultimatum by northern youth groups to expel Nigerians of Igbo extraction by October 1, 2017, of security of lives and property. This is coming as the Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. John Enenche,

DSS foils planned terrorist attacks on Eid praying grounds, others places

•Arrested Boko Haram suspects planned to attack Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto ...Jude Johnson and Babatunde Opalana  The Department of State Security Service (DSS) announced in Abuja on Friday  that it has foiled a coordinated plan by terrorists to attack some places including Eid Praying Grounds and other densely populated areas during the forthcoming

Nigeria deploys troops amid ethnic violence in Taraba

By Rafiu Ajakaye  The Nigerian government on Thursday deployed troops to the northeastern state of Taraba where clashes between local farmers and herdsmen have resulted in multiple deaths and displacements. "Acting President Yemi Osinbajo condoles with the victims of the recent violent attacks in a number of communities in Taraba State, where

Army call centre: DHQ solicites for timely information on criminals, terrorists

...Jude Johnson     The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has called on the members of the public as well as government agencies to provide the military with timely and actionable information to help nab criminals and terrorists.   The Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. John Enenche, Thursday notified the public, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs)

Military denies illegal extension of officers’ length of service

Says action allowed in military on conditions ...Jude Johnson  The leadership of the Nigerian military has debunked the allegation that Service Chiefs in the military illegally extended the length of service of officers who are their course mates in the military career. The Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. John Enenche,  in a release issued

Boko Haram: Adeosun presents medal awards to MNJTF troops

...Babatunde Opalana The outgoing Force Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Maj-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun,   has expressed gratitude to the General Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of Chad, for contributing immense military experience towards the successes of the MNJTF operations against Boko Haram terrorists. He as well acknowledged the immensely strategic