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Presidency warns Governor Ortom against dubious campaign

The presidency yesterday in Abuja warned Benue State Governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom, to desist from what it described as his “nonsense” and “dubious” attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari and focus on the state’s challenges.

Nigerian Army: We’ve curtailed herdsmen/farmers crisis in Adamawa, Taraba

The Commander, 23 Brigade, Yola, Brigadier General Bello Muhammad, said his command had succeeded in curtailing clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Adamawa and Taraba States.

Presidency: Northern elders, others selfish, shedding crocodile tears

The Presidency on Friday came down hard on some leaders who recently faulted the way President Muhamamdu Buhari is handling the nation’s security challenges, describing them as selfish leaders.

Official: Benue IDPs returning home

The Benue State Government has confirmed that some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state have started returning to their homes.

General Buratai: We’re re-strategising to deal with terrorists, kidnappers, cattle rustlers

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Thursday, said that the Nigerian Army was re-strategising to deal decisively with kidnapping and cattle rustling which is backing rampant in North Central and North West part of the country.

General Buratai tasks officers on kidnapping, cattle rustling

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Thursday charged officers to redouble effort toward tackling spate of kidnapping and cattle rustling in the country.

Nigerian Army donates clinic, borehole to Taraba community

Nigerian Army has inaugurated a Primary Health Care facility and a solar powered borehole worth millions of Naira which it donated to Ibi community in Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba.

2019: General Buratai warns soldiers to steer clear of politics

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has warned Army personnel to steer clear from politics, especially as 2019 elections draw near.

Nigerian Army arrests Governor Ortom’s aide for allegedly masterminding Benue killings

Governor Samuel Ortom will allow the law take its course after the Nigerian Army arrested one of his aides for allegedly masterminding recent killings in Benue State, his top adviser has said.

Troops repel suspected herdsmen attack in Taraba, capture bandit

The Nigerian Army has said its troops of 101 Special Forces Battalion deployed in ‘Exercise Ayem Akpatuma’ on Wednesday 18 April 2018 while on patrol to Zamban village in Suntai Local Government Area of Taraba state successfully repelled an attack by armed Fulani bandits.

DHQ: 13 soldiers killed during Operation Ayem Akpatuma

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said thirteen soldiers were killed during a special operation in five states code-named “Operation Ayem Akpatuma.”

Killings: 182 suspects arrested in Benue, Taraba, Kaduna

About 182 suspects were arrested in Benue, Taraba and Kaduna states during the conduct of “Exercise Ayem Akpatuma’’ by the Nigerian Army in the three states and three others.

DHQ accuses Taraba politicians of inciting people against military

As controversy continues to trail the killings in Taraba State, the Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Wednesday accused politicians in the state of inciting the people against the military and attempting to confront soldiers.

Nigerian Army declares five wanted over killings in Taraba

The Nigerian Army has declared five persons wanted in connection with the recent killings in Takum LGA of Taraba State.

Military berated before probe panel for colluding with killer herdsmen

The chairman, Taraba State Council of Chiefs and Aku Uka of Wukari, Dr. Shekarau Angyu Masa Ibi, on Monday told the probe panel investigating TY Danjuma’s remarks that Nigerians have lost confidence in the military.

Death toll in Taraba killings rises to 32

The casualty figure from the attack on Jandeikyula Village in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State on Wednesday by suspected Fulani militia has risen to 32.

General Buratai charges Army commands to sustain operational successes

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai has charged the various commands of the Nigerian Army especially “Operation Lafiya Dole“ to sustain the numerous successes being recorded by the Army across board on daily basis.

Nigerian Army inaugurates 10-man committee to investigate General Danjuma’s allegation

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday inaugurated a 10-man committee to probe the allegation levelled against the army by Lt. Gen. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, a retired, former chief of army staff.

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