Nigeria Security

Insecurity: Shake up in military as Army deploys GOCs, appoints new PSOs

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Nigerian Army has moved to tackle the country’s security challenges by reorganising itself. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, approved the posting and appointment of some top officers to command, instructional and staff positions across formations and units. The appointments were announced in a statement issued by the Director, Army Public Relations, Read More…

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Why War Is Too Important To Be Left To Soldiers Alone!

Reading Time: 5 minutes So much storm was generated by the defection of Femi Fani-Kayode from the PDP to the APC, a defection which came to public focus on the day some Nigerian soldiers were killed in Monguno, Borno State (with several others missing) after an ambush by militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic Read More…

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Nigerian Army rescues 75 children from bandits

Reading Time: 2 minutes Keeps mum over attack on military installation The Nigerian Army has successfully rescued 75 children who were kidnapped by abductors from their school in Zamfara State according to a spokesman for the Zamfara State government. The spokesman who attributed the rescue to the latest military crackdown against bandits in the area, said no ransom was Read More…

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Buhari appoints Farouk Yahaya new army chief

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed a new army chief, the ministry of defence said in a statement on Thursday, following the death of the military head’s predecessor in a plane crash last week. President Buhari appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya who previously commanded troops operating in the northeast where security forces are fighting an Read More…

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#EndSARS: Why we intervened in Lagos – Nigerian Army

Reading Time: 3 minutes Nigerian Army tells how mothers took children to loot, Government House almost invaded by hoodlums The Nigerian Army has given a graphic narration of the alleged dire security situation in Lagos that warranted them being invited to restore order in the state. Brig.-Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, Commander of the 81 Division, Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Read More…

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Amnesty insists Army were at Lekki Toll Plaza Tuesday #EndSARS shooting

Reading Time: 4 minutes Army Director of Information denies army presence at shooting The Country Director, Amnesty International Nigeria, Ms. Osai Ojigho, has maintained that the Nigerian Army has questions to answer concerning the recent shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza despite army denials. In an exclusive interview with Lagos Metropolitan, Ms. Ojigho said, “I think Read More…