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Presidency: Why President Buhari did not speak on Lekki shooting in state broadcast

The Presidency, on Saturday disclosed why President Muhammadu Buhari did not mention the Lekki toll gate shooting in his nationwide speech addressing the issue of #EndSARS.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Five soldiers abducted by Boko Haram terrorists during Friday’s attack slaughtered

Less than three days after members of Boko Haram terrorist group attacked the convoy of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum along Cross Kauwa-Baga road in Borno State leaving over 30 persons dead including 10 policemen and 4 soldiers, the insurgents yesterday attacked the governor’s convoy along Monguno-Maiduguri axis while returning to the state capital in the evening.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has reported that 13 suspected Boko Haram members alongside six women and 17 children from Kodila village have surrendered to soldiers at Banki Junction in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.

Borno: Boko Haram terrorists, family members surrender to soldiers

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has reported that 13 suspected Boko Haram members alongside six women and 17 children from Kodila village have surrendered to soldiers at Banki Junction in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

Nigerian troops kill over seven top Boko Haram commanders

Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says troops successfully killed more than seven top commanders of terrorist group, Boko Haram, in the past week.

Navy deploys six warships for special military operation in four states

The Nigerian Navy on Tuesday deployed troops on board six warships, including 60 gunboats, in a special military exercise to tackle pirates, oil smugglers and other criminalities in the nation’s waters.

Nigerian Navy redeploys 25 senior officers

“The former Director of Plans Naval Headquarters, Rear Admiral Christian Ezekobe, is the new Chief of Naval Transformation Naval Headquarters while Rear Admiral Kamarudeen Lawal who was the Director of Research and Development Naval Headquarters has been reappointed to Naval Headquarters as Chief of Naval Safety and Standards”.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has neutralised some key Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) leaders at Alafa Yagayaga on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno.

NAF jet bombards bandits meeting venue in Kaduna

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said the Air Component of Operation THUNDER STRIKE has killed scores of bandits in Kwaimbana Forest area of Kaduna State.
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 military destroys illegal refineries, recovers stolen crude

The Defence Headquarters says military has intensified its aggressive fight against crude oil theft, pipeline vandalism, bunkering, economic saboteurs and other criminal activities in the country.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ: Troops eliminate 16 terrorists, arrest 11 in Northeast in a week

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, has eliminated 16 Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist and arrested 11 in the North East in the last one week.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC urges Nigerian government to deploy security task force in Southern Kaduna

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), an NGO, has called for the deployment of joint security task force to stop the incessant killings in Southern Kaduna.
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.

Troops raid bandits’ camps, kill one, arrest 4 in Benue, Nasarawa

Enenche said the operations were conducted by troops deployed at Guma in Benue and Keana in Nasarawa State.

Troops rescue 13 kidnapped foreigners in Niger Delta

The Defence Headquarters says the military in its operations in the South-South zone of the country has rescued 13 foreigners who were kidnapped in Lome waters.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

Darul Salam terrorists group members surrender in Nasarawa

The Defence Headquarters says no fewer than 410 members of Darul Salam Terrorists group have surrendered to the troops of Operation Whirl Stroke during an encounter at Uttu in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State on Tuesday.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

DHQ: 20 Boko Haram terrorists, commanders killed in Lake Chad

Following Air Strikes by fighter aircraft of the Nigerian Airforce on terrorists and their camps in the Lake Chad region, more than 20 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists were on Monday liquidated, according to the Defence headquarters.
Troops of 26 Brigade Garrison on patrol and escort duties of civilian merchants and commuters along Wala village and adjoining communities in Borno on Saturday had a fierce encounter with desperate and hungry Boko Haram terrorists’, who had laid an ambush, ready to pounce on food and other essentials.

Terrorists abducts scores as troops neutralise insurgents in Borno

Suspected Islamic State of West Africa elements has reportedly abducted scores of persons in Kukawa, Borno State.
Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has commended the people of the state for their cooperation and support in the national effort against the COVID 19 pandemic in the state.

Kebbi offers financial assistance to 2 ‘repentant’ Boko Haram fighters reunited with families

Two former Boko Haram fighters recently released by the Federal Government have been reunited with their families in Kebbi State.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

DHQ: 20 Boko Haram terrorists, commanders killed in Lake Chad

Following Air Strikes by fighter aircraft of the Nigerian Airforce on terrorists and their camps in the Lake Chad region, more than 20 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists were on Monday liquidated, according to the Defence headquarters.
Troops of the Nigerian Army during a raid on bandits' hideout in Katsina state.

Soldiers nab seven suspects over Benue killings

Soldiers of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) have reportedly nabbed seven suspects in connection with the killings of 13 people over chieftaincy tussle in Ukpogo Community of Edikwu district in Apa Local Government Area of Benue State.

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Kwara State Police command has said that it has arrested some of the hoodlums that took part in the looting of public and private property, adding that efforts are on to arrest those on the run.

#EndSARS: Police arrest looters in Kwara

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The Oyo State Government has read the riot act to hoodlums attacking private and public property in the name of the just-suspended #EndSARS protests in the State.

#EndSARS: Oyo government reads riot act to hoodlums

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Slain Rivers musician’s family sues police N1 billion

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