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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has described as unfortunate the silence of security agencies in apprehending those that ‘want to destroy the state.’

Governor Wike angry with security agencies for ‘long silence’ over threats in Rivers

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has described as unfortunate the silence of security agencies in apprehending those that ‘want to destroy the state.’
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 1

Senate president tells service chiefs to sit up or be fired

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Sunday met with President Muhammadu Buhari on the increasing security challenges in the country.

Nigerian military retires 342 non-commissioned officers

The Nigerian military has retired 342 Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) from service after equipping them with skills for self-reliance.

NAF renews loyalty to President Buhari

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadiq, has renewed the loyalty and support of the Nigerian Air Force to the Commander-In-Chief of the Nigeria Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Nigerian armed forces kill 343 terrorists, 153 bandits

The Military High Command said yesterday that the combined operations of the Armed Forces of Nigeria across troubled spots in the country resulted in the killing of 343 terrorists in the North-east and 153 armed bandits in the North-western part of the country in the last two months.
Military jets flew over US cities on Saturday to salute frontline workers in the country with the highest coronavirus caseload and death toll in the world.1

US military jets salute frontline workers — in pictures

Military jets flew over US cities on Saturday to salute frontline workers in the country with the highest coronavirus caseload and death toll in the world.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers makes wearing of masks in public places mandatory

The Rivers State Government has announced that wearing of masks in public places is now mandatory to check the rising incidence of the coronavirus in the state.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has announced a two-week extension to the ongoing state-wide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Osun inaugurates joint task force against kidnapping, robbery, cultism, others

Performing the inaugura­tion of the task force in Osog­bo, he said that the move was in furtherance of his adminis­tration’s efforts to rid the state of criminal tendencies with a view to securing the life and property of the residents of the state.

Suspected bandits kill 47 in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command, on Sunday said bandits have killed 47 people in early morning attacks on communities in three local government areas of the state.
Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has dismissed as “misleading” insinuations that its platforms withdrew without engaging Boko Haram insurgents when they attacked Garkida community of Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa.

Insurgency: Nigerian Air Force graduates 30 helicopter gunners

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), says it has graduated 30 Helicopter Backdoor Gunners (HBDG) to enhance counter-insurgency operation in the country.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

General Yahaya assumes duty as Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole

Farouq Yahaya, a major general, on Friday took over as the new Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Air Force Chief, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar made this known in Ado Ekiti during a visit to Governor Kayode Fayemi.

NAF acquires 22 new fighter jets, more coming

The Nigerian Air Force has acquired 22 new aircraft in the last four and half years, with another 16 due for delivery soon.
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said this in Maiduguri on Sunday while reacting to allegations that his men failed to respond to call to bomb the insurgents when the attack was going on.

Security: NAF chief sends message to Nigerians

Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), has assured Nigerians of the unwavering commitment of the Air Force to the safety and security of all.
The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has described the dethronement of the Emir of Kano Emirate, Muhammad Sanusi II, by Governor of Kano State Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as political recklessness and opportunistic.

Former Kano emir to challenge banishment, detention in court

Following the dethronement and banishment of former emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, he has said that he will approach the court to challenge the action taken by the Kano State Government.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, inspecting projects at Bama Barracks on 31st Dec. 2019

Former police chief hails Army chief, troops over gallant display against Boko Haram

Ex-Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, and his gallant troops for a display of sheer “gallantry and patriotism” against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists.
The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have again successfully dislodged Boka Haram-Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Malam Fatori in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno.

Nigerian Army confirms three soldiers dead in Damboa terrorist attack

The Nigerian Army has said that it lost three soldiers attached to Operation Lafiya Dole while four others were injured in the Boko Haram attack in the Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.
Governor Babagana Zulum on Friday struck a deal with 30 Saudi-based clerics to endlessly pray for the return of peace in the state.

Damboa attack: Borno governor hails military for decisive blow on Boko Haram

Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, has applauded the Nigerian military’s ground and air components for what he described as “decisive blow against Boko Haram” in the early hours of Wednesday, even when the insurgents ambushed from different directions in attempt to overrun Damboa town in southern part of the state.

Governor El-Rufai: We won’t negotiate with bandits

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, said on Monday that his administration would not negotiate with bandits or grant them amnesty.

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