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Suicide Bombers Kill 10, Injure 65 In Maiduguri, Borno

Not less than 10 people were killed and 65 injured when suicide bombers attacked a busy area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Emergency Response Team (ERT) from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Borno State Emergency Management Agency (BOSEMA) and Red Cross have responded to a suicide bombing incident which occurred around Muna Garage along Mafa Dikwa road in Maiduguri, Borno State. The Team has responded to 65 injured people who were given first aid and transported to hospitals while 10 others lost their lives. Preliminary reports indicate that…

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Saraki Seeks Enhanced Welfare For Military, Nigerian Legion

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on the Federal Government and military authorities to prioritize the welfare of both their serving and retired personnel, in view of the enormous sacrifices they render to sustain the peace and security of the country.   Saraki, according to a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, made the call after laying a wreath at the National Arcade to commemorate the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, led by President Muhammadu Buhari.   He lauded the national attention…

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Stop All Senseless Bloodshed- IBB Warns 

Former head of Nigeria’s military junta and president, General Ibrahim Babangida has warned against what he called senseless bloodshed in apparent reference to the latest killings of innocent farmers by the Fulani herdsmen in Benue State. In a statement Babangida said: “It is customary to observe the Armed Forces Day on the 15th January every year to remember Officers and Men of the Nigerian Armed Forces who laid down their lives for the unity of our country. “Let me use this opportunity to call on Nigerians to demonstrate our appreciation…

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Benue Killings: Senate Panel Suspends Recess, Expedite Action

In response to the recent killings in Benue and Rivers States, President of the Senate,Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has directed members of the Senate Adhoc Committee on Security to immediately resume sitting and work through the weekend to ensure they have an interim report ready for the consideration of members by next week.   Saraki, while responding to the situation in Benue State, especially, re-emphasized his belief that the killings are clear indications that the Security architecture in the country has inherent faults and needs to be refurbished.   “I…

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Senate To  AGF: Why Desperate Moves To Stop Maina Probe

The Senate has asked the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, to explain to Nigerians why he has been running around the courts seeking to stop the probe by the two chambers of the National Assembly into how Mr. Abdulrashid Maina, an Assistant Director in the Ministry of Interior, was surreptitiously reinstated into the service after being dismissed. In a statement by Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, the Senate said it was surprised that the AGF who…

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3 Soldiers, 1 Civilian Killed In Bloody Clash With Boko Haram

…. Military Kills 107 Terrorists Troops in Operation LAFIYA DOLE have neutralise the Boko Haram insurgents in a bloody clash but not without losing three soldiers and one civilian in the attack in spite of their  tremendous progress in the ongoing Operation DEEP PUNCH 2. The troops have neutralized over 50 Boko Haram terrorists, destroyed and captured high calibre arms and ammunition, especially in the Lake Chad general area. Troops yesterday Monday  January 8, 2018, cleared Boko Haram terrorists in Metele village, Tumbun Gini and Tumbun Ndjamena. During the clearance…

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Buratai:’Boko Haram Insurgents ‘ve Been Defeated’

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Yusuf Buratai, on Sunday declared that the Boko Haram insurgents have been defeated by troops in the northeast. Speaking at a special service to commemorate the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, held at ST Bartholomew’s Military Church, Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, Buratai, who was represented by Maj.-Gen. David Ahmadu, the Chief of Training and Operations, Army Headquarters, disclosed that the military has won the war against insurgency. He revealed that the military had recorded successes in the intensified offensive, routed and defeated the…

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Boko Haram Factional Leader Injured In Troops Bombardment

Ongoing artillery and aerial bombardments of Boko Haram enclaves in the Lake Chad region by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole has continued to yield positive results. Currently an evaluation report of the ongoing operation indicates that a major factional leader of the terrorists group, Mamman Nur has been fatally injured in the bombardment as he and his sub commanders fled from the onslaught. Several of his foot soldiers have also been killed by troops, while many of the insurgents who escaped have now surrendered too Republic of Niger Defence Forces,…

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Troops Rescue Another Chibok Girl In Pulka

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Pulka today rescued one of the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists earlier in 2014. So far, preliminary investigations reveal that the young girl identified as Salomi Pagu is the same as the  Chibok girl published on serial 86 of the online list of abducted Chibok girls. In a statement Deputy Director Public Relations,Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Col Onyema Nwachukwu said the girl who was intercepted in the company of another young girl, Jamila Adams about 14 years old with a child…

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Theatre Commander Seeks Deal With Police, Others To Crush Boko Haram

The Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, has called for closer collaboration with police and other security agencies, to fast track successful implementation of the counter-insurgency campaign.   Speaking during a familiarization visit to the Borno Police Command on Wednesday Nicholas said that Operation Lafiya Dole was a joint operation to be implemented in partnership between the military, police and other security agencies in the North East.   Nicholas added that such collaboration was necessary to facilitate restoration of civil authorities in liberated communities by police and other…

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