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The Nigerian military has lost one senior military officer (reportedly a Colonel) and two soldiers.
Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum on Tuesday announced a donation of a befitting house and 20 million Naira to the widow and orphans left behind by late Col. Dahiru Chiroma Bako who died from wounds sustained while battling boko haram. Insurgents ambushed the Commander’s troop on Sunday morning.
The German Government has donated a physical rehabilitation center to the 44 Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna.
Akase said, “We read a news item published on Opera News site in which the faceless writer attempted to twist the recent call Benue State (Expanded) Security Council made on Nigerian military to release all repentant youths who were arrested on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 by men of Operation Ayem A Kpatuma on their way to be granted amnesty by the State Government.
The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said it had begun a partnership with the Federal Ministry of Defence on schools’ safety and security.
The Nigerian Military has said air strikes being conducted under subsidiary Operation Hail Strom, of Operation Lafiya Dole neutralized some Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) Commanders and knocked out logistics facilities at Bukar Meram on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno State.
The Nigerian Military has called on Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State to be mindful of the allegations he levelled against troops fighting insurgents in the North-east.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has condemned the arrest of protesters affiliated with the #RevolutionNow movement in Abuja, Lagos, and Osun by operatives of various Nigerian security agencies.
A new video said to have been released by Boko Haram on Wednesday surfaced online showing about 100 of its members observing the Eid Al-Adha prayer in an undisclosed bushy area in Niger State.
The Nigerian Military said on Sunday night that troops of Operation Whirl Stroke acting on credible human Intelligence traced wanted Benue Militia leader and kidnap kingpin, Terwase Akwaza alias “Gana” to a hideout in Tse-Audu village in Akate ward, Donga LGA of Taraba state but noted that he and his gang members escaped a dawn raid before they could be caught.
Borno State governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has reiterated that the war on insurgency would have been over but for sabotage.
The Nigerian military has said its operation in the nation’s North-West has been hugely successful based on “active resumption of farming, social and economic activities by the locals with reduced fear of threats in their localities.”
Despite an attack on his entourage in Baga, Governor Babagana Zulum continued his humanitarian activities in Monguno, where he delivered food aid to over 80,000 internally displaced persons.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has disclosed that the gallant Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, Sahel Sanity, Whirl Stroke, Lafiya Dole, Delta Safe and others have again killed several Boko Haram leaders and members and recovered arms and ammunition.
The incessant power tussle, ethnic tension and failure to actualise the establishment of a caliphate in the Sahel in the top echelon of Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups are forcing their members to lay down their arms, the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has said.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the final forfeiture of five houses and a total sum of N46 million (N46, 060, 373.84) belonging to Hima Aboubakar and Societe D’ Equipment International Nigeria Limited, to the federal government. The assets are suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, mourned a former Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps, Major General Edet Akpan, who died recently.
Following the viral video posted by a Nigerian Navy Rating, a Seaman alleging that his Boss, who is the Chief of Policy and Plans at Naval Headquarters, Rear Admiral Ifeola Mohammed, had tortured and treated him like a slave, the Defence headquarters has begun an investigation into the accusation.
The Selma actor took to his verified Instagram page to announce the death of his father. Eulogizing his father, the actor simply said, “My brothers and I knew him as our protector, guardian, hero, encourager and our lovely Daddy.”
No fewer than nine people in Kwara United FC of Ilorin have tested positive to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his single desire is to make sure that innocent Nigerians don’t suffer regardless of party affiliation.
The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, through her pet project, ”Future Assured”, has empowered farmers and women in Kogi, to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on them.
The Katsina State Government says it spent over N1 billion on the management of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
In fulfilment of its promise to honour the memory of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot for her invaluable contributions to the fight against banditry and other criminal activities in the country, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday immortalised late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile.
Manchester United striker Odion Jude Ighalo said his side are delighted to be through to the next round of the Carabao Cup.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has responded to criticism of the club’s activity, or lack thereof, in the transfer market following the loss to Crystal Palace.
Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Liverpool duo Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip will miss the club’s Premier League clash against Arsenal at Anfield on Monday.
The thirty-six State Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, will on Thursday engage in a marathon meeting, with a view to nipping in the bud, the planned nation wide strike and mass protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC.