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Nigeria’s declining role in UN peacekeeping missions due to terrorism–Dan Ali

Senator Iroegbu  The Nigeria's Minister of Defence, Brig-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd), has attributed the declining contribution of United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping missions to ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations in the North East part of the country. Dan-Ali stated this at the UN Headquarters New York during the "Peacekeeping Ministerial Meeting on Uniformed

NAF trains journalists on counter insurgency reporting

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday organized a one-day workshop for Defence correspondents in Abuja to train them on the technical knowledge needed to report it's activities and operations more effectively. Declaring the Workshop open, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshall Abubakar Sadique said the

Boko Haram: Shettima’s contributions to war against terror will remain golden–Aide

Mukaila Ola  The contributions of Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima to the counter-insurgency war against Boko Haram Terrorists in the North-East will remain golden, the media aide to the governor  Isa Gusau said on Saturday. Speaking on Arise TV programme: “The Morning Show,” Gusau said despite efforts by political mischief makers

Boko Haram: Missing policemen didn’t abscond but ‘left training base’–Military

  Senator Iroegbu  The Nigerian military has offered a clear explanation on a news report that over 150 among the 2000 Policemen deployed to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the North East, absconded from their counter-insurgency military training exercise. According to the the military, the reported missing policemen are only indisciplined lots who

Anti-Corruption: Buratai asked to account for spending on counter-insurgency operations

    Senator Iroegbu  The anti-corruption group of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), have asked the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, to account for the expenditure on the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations operations of the Nigeria Army under his leadership.  The CSOs comprising of Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project(SERAP), Enough is Enough (EiE), and

Justify why you’re sent to defeat Boko Haram, Theatre Commander challenges officers

•Organises orientation course on counter-terrorism operations  •Says cowardly attitudes responsible for military setbacks   Senator Iroegbu  The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Benson Akinroluyo, has challenged the newly posted Commanders and Staff officers why they were deployed to defeat the Boko Haram terrorists. Akinroluyo in a statement by  Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu,

Counter-terrorism as a collective war

Emmanuel Onwubiko   Nigeria has assumed the notorious position of the third most impacted terrorism afflicted sovereign nation globally just after Afghanistan and Pakistan. In its report: “Changing patterns in terrorism and the threat to business” Control Risks, the specialist global risk consultancy, finds that the number of incidents rose from 317 in