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Army dreams to make Sambisa Forest tourists haven

Nigeria’s army is planning a makeover for  the Sambisa Forest, from being the den of Boko Haram terrorists  into a tourist destination. Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, announced the plan on Wednesday. “Nigerian Army to collaborate with National Park Service and Borno State Government to turn Sambisa forest to tourist

Herders-Farmers conflict: Troops neutralise bandits, recover arms

•Two soldiers injured, receiving treatment Jude Johnson The Nigerian troops deployed in Exercise Ayem Akpatuma against herders-farmers conflict while on patrol along Dogon Dawa _ Damari road in Kaduna State killed two suspected criminals and recovered two AK 47 rifles. The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu, in

NAF unleashes special forces against killer herdsmen, rustlers in Zamfara state

•To extend operations to other parts of Nigeria Jude Johnson The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has unleashed some of its special forces against suspected killer herdsmen and cattle rustlers causing deaths and destruction in Zamfara state, North West of Nigeria. Arrangements are also in place to extend the operations to other parts

TY Danjuma: Army extends operations in Taraba State

Jude Johnson The Nigerian Army in what seems like a response to the latest outbursts by the former Army Chief, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd) on the state of insecurity especially in the Middle Belt region of the country, has extended their military exercise in Taraba State for two months. The former Minister

Airforce Chief celebrates Easter with troops battling Boko Haram in North East

Jude Johnson The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has marked this year's Easter celebration with the frontline personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) currently serving in the ongoing operations against Boko Haram terrorists in the Northeast. Abubakar who was represented at the occasion by the Commander Air

Boko Haram kills one soldier, 16 civilians in fresh Maiduguri attacks

•83 others injured in deadliest strike since ceasefire talks Jude Johnson The Boko Haram terrorists have in a fresh attacks,  killed at least 16 people including a soldier and injured 83 others in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, North East Nigeria. This is the biggest strike since the government said it

Nigeria’s maritime environment getting more dangerous-Naval Chief Ibas

•Counter-terrorism chief Yem Musa promoted to a 2-star General Jude Johnson The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, has warned that the Nigeria’s maritime environment is getting more dangerous as the 2019 general elections gets closer. To this end, Ibas charged the Nigerian security agencies and personnel to double

Uyo 2018: NAF to kick-off annual combat sports competition next week

•To enhance fitness, camaraderie amongst personnel Oluwatosin Komolafe The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is set to commence the 2018 edition of the Combat Sports Competition in Uyo Akwa Ibom state capital next week. This was disclosed by Chairman, Organising Committee for the 3rd Inter-Command Combat Sports Competition, Air Commodore MU Ekpo, during a