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Insecurity: DHQ Flags-off joint exercise to strengthen military operations

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) is set to begin a Joint Operations Planning Exercise (JOPEX) to build capacity of military personnel to effectively respond to contemporary security challenges bedeviling Nigeria. The exercise will consist participants of the Army War College Nigeria (AWCN), Naval War College Nigeria (NWCN) and Air Force War College

Again, 1,119 terrorist surrender, 38 others killed in Northeast – DHQ

Godsgift OnyedinefuThe Defence Headquarters on Thursday said 1,199 more Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists and their  family members have surrendered to own troops at different locations in the North East.Benard Onyeuko (Brigiader General) , Acting Director,  Defence Media Operations. DMO disclosed this in Abuja while giving updates on activities of troops in

Over 13,200 Boko Haram Terrorists Surrender in Northeast – DHQ

Godsgift Onyedinefu At least 13,243 Boko Haram Terrorists and their family members have so far surrendered to troops at different locations in the Northeast, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said on Thursday. The military said the feat achieved is as a result of the series  operations conducted  across the North East theatre which reduced

COAS appointment: Senior Officers can retire or stay

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Thursday debunked rumours of mass retirement in the Nigerian Army following the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as New Chief of Army Staff. Since Yahaya’s appointment, there have been speculations that about 25 senior officers will retire with arguments that the retirement is

Nigerian military denies reports of massacre in Benue

The Defence Headquarters has dismissed the report of alleged massacre by the military in Konshisha area of Benue, following the killing of 11 troops by bandits in the area. The Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, described the report as spurious and misleading. Nwachukwu

Service Chiefs agree to submit to Defence Headquarters

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao has disclosed that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF)and other sister services have agreed to henceforth subordinate themselves to the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor. He stated this while on his maiden

Military Cannot Stoop so Low to Spy on Sunday Ighoho – DHQ

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says the Military cannot stoop so low to such extent to spy on one individual, as wildly and loosely alleged by Sunday Adeyemo a young activist also known as Sunday Igboho. The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO), Brig-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, stated this in a

‘Defence News Nigeria’ not linked to us – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), have alerted Nigerians that ‘Defense News Nigeria’ and/or @DefenseNigeria are not official news outlets of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.The DHQ made this disclaimer following a report authored by the ‘Defense News Nigeria’, on the “acquisition of 8 state-of-the-art armed attack drones last week”, which it