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Stop harbouring fleeing Boko Haram terrorists- Army warns

Babatunde Opalana  The Nigerian Army has warned residents in the North East not to harbour fleeing members of the Boko Haram terror group routed out of their abode by troops of Operation Lafiya  Dole.  The Director Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman on Wednesday, said credible intelligence  has  revealed  that several  of

Boko Haram: State of the Counter – Insurgency Operations

By Col. Timothy Antigha Editor’s note: Nigeria has been battling with Boko Haram terrorist menace for almost 10 years with no end in sight. While there has been appreciable progress but both security experts and enlightened public believe that a lot needs to be done. This piece is an attempt to provide

Dismissed Army officers drag Nigerian govt to ECOWAS court

One and half years after they were dismissed under controversial circumstances, 38 top officers of the Nigerian Army have headed to the community court of justice of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS. The officers accused the federal government of violating their fundamental rights to fair hearing. The officers, in

Op-ed: Injustice in the military 

By Sheik T.Oyebanji  Permit me to use your medium to ventilate my heartfelt concern on the state of injustice in high places in the Nigerian society, especially in an establishment where it is least expected, such as the Military.  Like corruption, injustice is a social malady that has inflicted serious injury on

Why we undertake emergency recruitments in the Army- Buratai

Babatunde Opalana  The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai has said that diverse security challenges facing the nation made it expedient for the emergency recruitment of new intakes into the Nigerian Army.  Buratai who said this at the Passing Out Parade of Officer Cadets at Nigerian Army School of Infantry said there

Soldiers arrest members of the Islamic Movement in Jigawa

Babatunde Opalana  The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has alleged that two of its members living in Tsangarwa of Gwaram Local government of Jigawa state were arrested for no just cause. According to the President, Media Forum of IMN, Ibrahim Musa, heavily armed soldiers of Operation Lafiya Dole in 3 truck on Wednesday,

Nigerian Army to enhance IGR for sustenance strategy

Babatunde Opalana  Rising from the Chief of Army Staff’s Annual Conference 2017 held at the World Lilies Events Place Apata, Ibadan from 10 – 14 December 2017 with the theme “Re-appraising the Nigerian Army’s Operational Efficiency in Combating Contemporary National Security Challenges”, the Nigerian Army has identified the need for enhanced revenue for