In accordance with the Nigerian Army’s policy of zero tolerance to unprofessional conduct as well as its uncompromising stance on discipline and commitment to the rule of law, 6 Division Nigerian Army has charged, tried and found Private Suleiman Olamilekan of 6 Division Garrison, Port Harcourt guilty of the maltreatment of Miss Ebere Ohakwe. He was accordingly sentenced to 28 days Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) and the forfeiture of his salary for same number of days to the Federal Government of Nigeria. It would be recalled that there was a report in the social media that the soldier maltreated one Miss Ebere Ohakwe at Omagwa Checkpoint along Port Harcourt - Onitsha Road on 30th January 2017.
Nigeria has been described as an important nation that is very strategic, not only to Africa but to the whole world while her success determines Africa’s success in the social political and economic emancipation of the continent of Africa. The Commander of the United States African Command (AFRICOM), General Thomas Waldhauser, said this when he paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin at Defence Headquarters, Abuja.
Speaking as a Guest Lecturer at the Air War College (AWC) in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, Mr. Yushau Shuaib, the brain behind the 2016 Global Award winner in Crisis Communication and expert in social media, pointed out that the battle ground has shifted from physical combat to Cyberspace where social media is the tool of engagement.
The report recently published by the AI alleging death of 240 people including babies in Borno and 177 pro Biafran agitators, is yet another in its series of spurious fabrications aimed at tarnishing the good image of the Nigerian military. Without mincing words, the allegations contained in the said report are not only inconceivable but has no place in the Nigerian military. The report is rather contrived lies orchestrated to blackmail and ridicule the Nigerian Armed Forces which they have unsuccessfully tried to do in the past.
ISS improves knowledge of intelligence gathering which could impacts positively in the ongoing war on insurgency and other criminalities in the country.
The lawmaker disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the General Officer Commanding 8 Task Force Division, Maj Gen Ali Nani in Monguno. "We are here in your office primarily to thank you and salute the courage, determination and the sacrifice which the Nigerian Army has made towards bringing peace to our communities". Continuing, he noted "We are eternally grateful for the sacrifice that you people have made in liberating our communities from Boko Haram terrorists. It is because of your sacrifice, dedication and zeal that we feel safe to come here today". He stressed that military personnel continually deprive themselves of sleep and other necessities to ensure that other Nigerians sleep with both eyes closed. "Words cannot express our gratitude enough because so many military personnel have paid the supreme price in the cause of defending their father land. I pray that the Almighty God grant their souls peace."
Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora has called on the South African government to take decisive...
The attention of 6 Division Nigerian Army has been drawn to a baseless and unsubstantiated allegation by one Mr. Emma Powerful who claims to be the Media and Publicity Secretary of a criminal gang that goes by appellation "Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)" in which he claimed through the media that 11 of its members were killed by soldiers on 20th January 2017 in Port Harcourt while conducting a solidarity rally to commemorate the election of Mr. Donald Trump as President of the United States of America. The allegation is false, malicious and existed in the figment of his imagination. We therefore wish to warn Mr. Emma Powerful and other like minded mischief makers that the Nigerian Army will no longer tolerate such spurious and unfounded allegations that are injurious to the hard-earned image and reputation of the Nigerian Army, its selfless and dedicated officers and soldiers by any group of criminals regardless of their appellation.
The Headquarters Multinational Joint Task Force (HQ MNJTF) Ndjamena – Chad today Friday 17 February 2017 hosted a delegation of Council of Ministers from Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) and Commissioner for Peace and Security African Union (AU). The delegation was led by The Executive Secretary and Head of Mission LCBC Engr Sanusi Imran Abdullahi.
Following the routine postings and redeployment in the Nigerian military, Major Abubakar Abdullahi was posted as coordinator Joint Media Campaign Centre (JMCC) and spokesperson of Operation DELTA SAFE. Prior to his appointment, Major Abdullahi served in different capacity across the country as military Public RElations Officer and information manager. He is a member of Nigerian Institutes of Public Relations (NIPR). The new coordinator took over from Lieutenant Colonel Olaolu Marcellinus Daudu who was redeployed to serve as Deputy Director Army Public Relations at 81 Division Nigerian Army, Lagos.
A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter conveying personnel on medical outreach programme at Gwoza yesterday came under attack by members of the Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) group. The Mi-17 helicopter was shot at severally by the insurgents however there was no casualty except for an airman that sustained bullet wound. The helicopter had departed from Maiduguri enroute the venue of the 2-day medical outreach programme in Gwoza when it came under attack by the insurgents. Nevertheless, the pilot was able to fly the helicopter safely to and from its destination to enable the outreach programme continue uninterrupted. Following the attack, the NAF immediately scrambled a fighter aircraft and helicopter gunship to the location between Bama and Gwoza to neutralise the threat. Intelligent report by ground troops confirmed scores of BHTs were killed, signifying that the air attack on the threat location was successful.
The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has called on Nigerians to discountenance speculations making the rounds that the Corps is recruiting and doing replacement secretly. The CG made this clarion call on fellow country Men and Women at the NSCDC National Headquarters, Abuja, as he frowned at the rumour that the Agency is recruiting and replacing secretly by favouring candidates of top government functionaries and influential persons in the Nigerian society. According to the Leader of the Civil Defence, “ My fellow country men and women, it is my pleasure to employ applicants into our humble organization the NSCDC, but for now, we are not recruiting and we are not replacing whether openly or secretly. Please note, when the time comes, we will publish in the Electronic and Print Media nationwide to inform all the citizenry to enable eligible candidates to apply for employment. Please, please, please, for now, the Civil Defence is not recruiting, and is also, not doing any replacement. Therefore, applicants should be wary of the antics by fraudsters that are using the social media platform to defraud desperate job seekers. ''
The Federal Government suffered a major setback in its prosecution of Colonel Nicholas Ashinze and 3 Security Consultants in the N1.5b fraud charge brought against them by the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) on its behalf.
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division Nigerian Army (NA), Major General Adamu Baba Abubakar, at the weekend, (Sunday February 12, 2017) visited to a scene of communal crisis, between Oku Iboko community of Itu Local Govt Area of Akwa Ibom State and Ikot Effiong neighbourhood in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross Rivers State. The visit to the scene was aimed at seeing things for himself and unraveling the causes of the conflict, the damage and destruction committed by the warring parties and to consult with the traditional and religious leaders including youths of the areas, with the view to finding a lasting solution to the crisis. The GOC was conducted round the areas affected by the conflict, where a Police Out post, some houses, shops and vehicles were torched, burnt down or vandalized. Gen Abubakar also held a meeting with heads of security agencies and charged them to be more committed and proactive and not to allow a repeat of this obnoxious incident.
Sequel to the video clip of two soldiers maltreating a physically challenged man on the streets of Onitsha, the Army has demotes and imprison the soldiers
Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE gallantly fought their way through Boko Haram Terrorists ambush along Ajiri-Dikwa road, Borno State.