news

Nigerian Army

Followers

Showing posts with label Nigerian Army. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nigerian Army. Show all posts

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Army Promotes Commanding Officer, Bello Who Supervised Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Army Promotes Commanding Officer, Bello Who Supervised Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

 









Lt Col S.O. Bello who led the massacre of the peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll gate has just been promoted to the rank of a Colonel, sources within the Nigerian military confirmed.


While many are still unaccounted for, according to the report by the panel of enquires, at least nine persons were confirmed dead at the Lekki toll plaza when soldiers led by Bello stormed there to disperse #EndSARS protesters on October 20, 2020.


Titled, ‘Report of Lekki Incident Investigation Of 20th October 2020’, a copy of the 309-page report which was leaked said at least 48 protesters were either shot dead, injured with bullet wounds or assaulted by soldiers.


Major Gen. Ahmed Ibrahim Taiwo of the 81 Division Intelligence Brigade had while appearing before the Lagos Judicial Panel in November 2020 revealed that Bello was the commander on the ground, who gave the order for the soldiers to release bullets at the toll gate.


He had said, “Bello had arrived the scene first before Omata, as the whole 81 Division Garrison had been given the mandate to secure the whole Eti-Osa corridor. Omata had left Obalende to meet up with Bello and patrol the whole area.


“When I called Bello, he said that while they were being deployed, they were attacked by hoodlums and they released some shots into the air. I also asked him if anybody had died as it is being reported over the Internet and he replied ‘negative’ that nobody died.


Military sources on Thursday said Bello, despite leading the team that unleashed mayhem on defenceless protesters, has been promoted to the rank of a Colonel.


“Lt Col S.O. Bello has just been promoted to the rank of a Colonel. He is the commanding officer who led the Lekki massacre,” one of the sources, a colonel confirmed the report.


#RevolutionNow BuhariMustGo  #NoGoingBack  

#EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality


 









Lt Col S.O. Bello who led the massacre of the peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll gate has just been promoted to the rank of a Colonel, sources within the Nigerian military confirmed.


While many are still unaccounted for, according to the report by the panel of enquires, at least nine persons were confirmed dead at the Lekki toll plaza when soldiers led by Bello stormed there to disperse #EndSARS protesters on October 20, 2020.


Titled, ‘Report of Lekki Incident Investigation Of 20th October 2020’, a copy of the 309-page report which was leaked said at least 48 protesters were either shot dead, injured with bullet wounds or assaulted by soldiers.


Major Gen. Ahmed Ibrahim Taiwo of the 81 Division Intelligence Brigade had while appearing before the Lagos Judicial Panel in November 2020 revealed that Bello was the commander on the ground, who gave the order for the soldiers to release bullets at the toll gate.


He had said, “Bello had arrived the scene first before Omata, as the whole 81 Division Garrison had been given the mandate to secure the whole Eti-Osa corridor. Omata had left Obalende to meet up with Bello and patrol the whole area.


“When I called Bello, he said that while they were being deployed, they were attacked by hoodlums and they released some shots into the air. I also asked him if anybody had died as it is being reported over the Internet and he replied ‘negative’ that nobody died.


Military sources on Thursday said Bello, despite leading the team that unleashed mayhem on defenceless protesters, has been promoted to the rank of a Colonel.


“Lt Col S.O. Bello has just been promoted to the rank of a Colonel. He is the commanding officer who led the Lekki massacre,” one of the sources, a colonel confirmed the report.


#RevolutionNow BuhariMustGo  #NoGoingBack  

#EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality


WARNING! ⚠️ GRAPHIC CONTENTS: Tension In Aso Rock Over The #LekkiMassacre Report That Indicted Buhari, Sanwo-Olu & Others, Confirming There Was Indeed A Massacre At Lekki Toll Gate

WARNING! ⚠️ GRAPHIC CONTENTS: Tension In Aso Rock Over The #LekkiMassacre Report That Indicted Buhari, Sanwo-Olu & Others, Confirming There Was Indeed A Massacre At Lekki Toll Gate

After one year the Lagos #Endsars Panel led by Retd. Justice Doris Okwobi submitted its report which indicted state actors and others like President Buhari, Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Yemi Osinbajo, Bola Tinubu, Lai Mohammed, Abubakar Malami, Tunde Fashola, The Army, Police, Ex-COAS Tukur Buratai, Ex-police IG, Abubakar Adamu, Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu, Major Gen John Enenche, Lt Col. Bello who led the troop from the 65 Battalion under the 81 Division Garrison.


Others Include the Lekki Concession Company, LCC, Boss Abayomi Omomuwasi who ordered the CCTV cameras at Lekki toll gate to be removed so that it won't capture the massacre, St. Nicholas Hospital, Some doctors who colluded with the government to cover up some deaths, amongst others playing roles in the killing of protesters singing the National Anthem waving the Nigerian flag. 


All those mentioned above denied that anyone was shot and killed at Lekki Toll Gate. They said it was fake news, Gen. Enenche said what DJ Switch captured live on Instagram is a simple photoshop that even a primary school child can do, The Army said they weren't at the toll gate, Malami said it was hoodlums wearing army uniforms that went there. Lai Mohammed said it is a massacre without bodies.


I tell Nigerians that religion is a big fraud just imagine all these men who are very religious some are Pastors and church elders e.g Osinbajo, Adesina, Enenche. some are like Imams e.g. Buhari, Award winning liar, Lai Mohammed, Garba Shehu, Malami, yet these vile, loathsome and soulless barracudas connived, killed Nigerians and denied it ever happened.


Here Are The Highlights Of The 

309-Page Panel Report:


* Sanwo-Olu invited the Army

* Live rounds were used on protesters

* Protesters were peaceful, waving flags

* Killings were a massacre

* The Army took away bodies.

* The police cleaned up the stained venue

* The Army denied ambulances from reaching those injured contributing to more deaths.

* LCC manipulated CCTV images

* The state's SHEMU agency picked up bodies too.


* Three trucks with brushes and LAWMA were brought in to wash the area clean.

* 11 Killed, Four Missing, 24 Injured At Lekki Toll Gate — Lagos Panel. 


*48 people either died or sustained injuries as a result of the shooting.


The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry has validated them all. 


Now Aso Rock is in disarray no words from the despicable, sycophantic and bootlicking lots like Liar Mohammed, Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu Malami, and others.


They are very furious that the reports were made public which has put them to lasting shame and global disgrace. What's next is for justice to be served.


© Isaac Obasi, Lagos.










After one year the Lagos #Endsars Panel led by Retd. Justice Doris Okwobi submitted its report which indicted state actors and others like President Buhari, Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Yemi Osinbajo, Bola Tinubu, Lai Mohammed, Abubakar Malami, Tunde Fashola, The Army, Police, Ex-COAS Tukur Buratai, Ex-police IG, Abubakar Adamu, Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu, Major Gen John Enenche, Lt Col. Bello who led the troop from the 65 Battalion under the 81 Division Garrison.


Others Include the Lekki Concession Company, LCC, Boss Abayomi Omomuwasi who ordered the CCTV cameras at Lekki toll gate to be removed so that it won't capture the massacre, St. Nicholas Hospital, Some doctors who colluded with the government to cover up some deaths, amongst others playing roles in the killing of protesters singing the National Anthem waving the Nigerian flag. 


All those mentioned above denied that anyone was shot and killed at Lekki Toll Gate. They said it was fake news, Gen. Enenche said what DJ Switch captured live on Instagram is a simple photoshop that even a primary school child can do, The Army said they weren't at the toll gate, Malami said it was hoodlums wearing army uniforms that went there. Lai Mohammed said it is a massacre without bodies.


I tell Nigerians that religion is a big fraud just imagine all these men who are very religious some are Pastors and church elders e.g Osinbajo, Adesina, Enenche. some are like Imams e.g. Buhari, Award winning liar, Lai Mohammed, Garba Shehu, Malami, yet these vile, loathsome and soulless barracudas connived, killed Nigerians and denied it ever happened.


Here Are The Highlights Of The 

309-Page Panel Report:


* Sanwo-Olu invited the Army

* Live rounds were used on protesters

* Protesters were peaceful, waving flags

* Killings were a massacre

* The Army took away bodies.

* The police cleaned up the stained venue

* The Army denied ambulances from reaching those injured contributing to more deaths.

* LCC manipulated CCTV images

* The state's SHEMU agency picked up bodies too.


* Three trucks with brushes and LAWMA were brought in to wash the area clean.

* 11 Killed, Four Missing, 24 Injured At Lekki Toll Gate — Lagos Panel. 


*48 people either died or sustained injuries as a result of the shooting.


The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry has validated them all. 


Now Aso Rock is in disarray no words from the despicable, sycophantic and bootlicking lots like Liar Mohammed, Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu Malami, and others.


They are very furious that the reports were made public which has put them to lasting shame and global disgrace. What's next is for justice to be served.


© Isaac Obasi, Lagos.










Lagos #EndSARS panel report says "LEKKI TOLL GATE MASSACRE HAPPENED "

Lagos #EndSARS panel report says "LEKKI TOLL GATE MASSACRE HAPPENED "

SUMMARY: 

● The panel has confirmed without ambiguity that Lekki Toll Gate massacre happened.

● The Army & Police indicted of carrying out the Massacre

● The panel has named all victims and proposed compensations.

● proposed punishments for all the security personnel involved in the killings.

● The panel has proposed naming the Lekki Toll gate “EndSARS Toll Gate”

● The Lekki Concession company(LCC) owners of the Toll gate attempted a cover up of the atrocities perpetrated by the Nigerian Army and Police.


 LEKKI SHOOTING: THAT WAS A MASSACRE! 


Can Jide Sanwoolu, Lai Mohammed, Garba Shehu, Raji Fashola and others asking “where are the bodies?” honourably bury their heads in shame now that the submitted #EndSars Panel report has shown that there was indeed a massacre? 


Everyone knows there was a massacre; it is a living truth that is incontrovertible. The authorities are equally aware that the tragedy that occurred at Lekki Tollgate October 2020 was a mindless massacre. They masterminded the evil just to break the undying resolve of protesting youths yearning for a country that respects human rights and social justice.


Now that the youths have been vindicated, will the authorities truly implement the recommendations of the Panel? Will the APC government ever apologize to young people and admit that its dirty hands are full of blood and the spirit of the slain innocent is crying bitterly in heaven for vengeance?


Given that the #EndSars struggle was a major reason why Twitter was banned, would the Buhari regime truly apologize and lift the thoughtless ban with immediate effect? Would the Buhari regime place itself in the witness box and answer questions over the fatal murder of courageous Nigerians exercising their fundamental rights to protest and freedom of expression and association?


For there be true peace in Nigeria, those massacred must get justice. Now that the truth has been corroborated, consequences must be meted out against those found wanting. And that will start from President Muhammadu Buhari, the very Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces. No justice, no peace.


We will never forget. 


Festus Ogun, ESQ



Names of the victims:

This is the documented VICTIMS' list of #LekkiMassacre as released by the Lagos panel .


With this, it shows that LAI MOHAMMED is an unrepentant old LIAR. The fact remains that the #Buhari regime murdered Nigerian Youths on October 20, 2020.









SUMMARY: 

● The panel has confirmed without ambiguity that Lekki Toll Gate massacre happened.

● The Army & Police indicted of carrying out the Massacre

● The panel has named all victims and proposed compensations.

● proposed punishments for all the security personnel involved in the killings.

● The panel has proposed naming the Lekki Toll gate “EndSARS Toll Gate”

● The Lekki Concession company(LCC) owners of the Toll gate attempted a cover up of the atrocities perpetrated by the Nigerian Army and Police.


 LEKKI SHOOTING: THAT WAS A MASSACRE! 


Can Jide Sanwoolu, Lai Mohammed, Garba Shehu, Raji Fashola and others asking “where are the bodies?” honourably bury their heads in shame now that the submitted #EndSars Panel report has shown that there was indeed a massacre? 


Everyone knows there was a massacre; it is a living truth that is incontrovertible. The authorities are equally aware that the tragedy that occurred at Lekki Tollgate October 2020 was a mindless massacre. They masterminded the evil just to break the undying resolve of protesting youths yearning for a country that respects human rights and social justice.


Now that the youths have been vindicated, will the authorities truly implement the recommendations of the Panel? Will the APC government ever apologize to young people and admit that its dirty hands are full of blood and the spirit of the slain innocent is crying bitterly in heaven for vengeance?


Given that the #EndSars struggle was a major reason why Twitter was banned, would the Buhari regime truly apologize and lift the thoughtless ban with immediate effect? Would the Buhari regime place itself in the witness box and answer questions over the fatal murder of courageous Nigerians exercising their fundamental rights to protest and freedom of expression and association?


For there be true peace in Nigeria, those massacred must get justice. Now that the truth has been corroborated, consequences must be meted out against those found wanting. And that will start from President Muhammadu Buhari, the very Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces. No justice, no peace.


We will never forget. 


Festus Ogun, ESQ



Names of the victims:

This is the documented VICTIMS' list of #LekkiMassacre as released by the Lagos panel .


With this, it shows that LAI MOHAMMED is an unrepentant old LIAR. The fact remains that the #Buhari regime murdered Nigerian Youths on October 20, 2020.









Ikoyi Building Collapse: Anambra Election more important than any Nigerian life

Ikoyi Building Collapse: Anambra Election more important than any Nigerian life


Who still remembers in 2016 when around 33 Miners were trapped in a collapsed remote village mine of Chile?


The Country mobilised all forces and the President went all out in search of the most possible technology around the world to rescue them.


Even the Queen of England sent her special capsules engineers to assist.


 Help came from every advanced world. I was glued to my television - and hoped the efforts worked. They were rescued - after several days. 


Nearly a hundred persons are currently trapped in a collapsed 21 storey building in Lagos City of Nigeria. Not in any remote village. 


Day by day, the figure of dead bodies excavated from the rubble keep increasing. As I type, the 36th dead Nigerian has been picked out.


The supposed President of Nigeria is nowhere near the boarders. The Governor is on the telly ranting.


The Federal Army and Forces are all in Anambra State prosecuting a Jihad, instead.


In UK, US and every other country you could think off, when calamities of this nature occurs, you will realise that being in the Army is not just for carrying guns.


If Rivers overflow in England, the Army is called in to assist. As Covid-19 ravaged, the Army built and equipped the largest Nightangle Hospital in Stafford. As the Country ran short of lorry drivers, the Army took to the wheels.


The only time you never saw the army is during a democratic exercise like Elections. No, not even in the most controversial Brexit elections.


Unfortunately, in the 21st century Nigeria, the Army conduct elections. And the Anambra Election, in particular, is far more important than any Nigerian life. You must know why, by now .


©️ Iyiachukwu G C Achukwu




Note: The Lagos State government on disclosed that 42 deaths and 15 survivors have been recorded so far from the building collapse on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.


Who still remembers in 2016 when around 33 Miners were trapped in a collapsed remote village mine of Chile?


The Country mobilised all forces and the President went all out in search of the most possible technology around the world to rescue them.


Even the Queen of England sent her special capsules engineers to assist.


 Help came from every advanced world. I was glued to my television - and hoped the efforts worked. They were rescued - after several days. 


Nearly a hundred persons are currently trapped in a collapsed 21 storey building in Lagos City of Nigeria. Not in any remote village. 


Day by day, the figure of dead bodies excavated from the rubble keep increasing. As I type, the 36th dead Nigerian has been picked out.


The supposed President of Nigeria is nowhere near the boarders. The Governor is on the telly ranting.


The Federal Army and Forces are all in Anambra State prosecuting a Jihad, instead.


In UK, US and every other country you could think off, when calamities of this nature occurs, you will realise that being in the Army is not just for carrying guns.


If Rivers overflow in England, the Army is called in to assist. As Covid-19 ravaged, the Army built and equipped the largest Nightangle Hospital in Stafford. As the Country ran short of lorry drivers, the Army took to the wheels.


The only time you never saw the army is during a democratic exercise like Elections. No, not even in the most controversial Brexit elections.


Unfortunately, in the 21st century Nigeria, the Army conduct elections. And the Anambra Election, in particular, is far more important than any Nigerian life. You must know why, by now .


©️ Iyiachukwu G C Achukwu




Note: The Lagos State government on disclosed that 42 deaths and 15 survivors have been recorded so far from the building collapse on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

#ENDSARSMEMORIAL: LETTER TO MY BROTHERS IN UNIFORM - A Poem by Ola Olawale

#ENDSARSMEMORIAL: LETTER TO MY BROTHERS IN UNIFORM - A Poem by Ola Olawale

Tributes and Tears: LETTER TO MY BROTHERS IN UNIFORM



In uniform lies your power

The power to kill and mute

In uniform lies your power

The power to repress

In uniform lies your dignity

The dignity to be human

In uniform lies your courage

The courage to stand tall


If you don't know, know now that

This uniform is a symbol

This uniform is an authority

This uniform is a collective power

The power to protect not to kill

The power to serve not to exploit

The power build not to destroy

But the stories are otherwise


If you don't know

The system has caged your voice

The system has muted your tongue

The system has enslaved your mind

They make you see your brothers as enemies

And your enemies as friends

And fighting, those fighting your battle

And to what ends?


Outside the uniform

Your pains are mine

Outside the uniform

We both live among the

Wretched of the earth

From hand to mouth

The market price and bills

Has no regard for Uniform


Our needs are uniform

The Uniform makes no difference

Your children like mine are out of school

Your graduates like mine are jobless

Our roads are death trap

Our hospitals are mogul

The drop from the illicit

Won't make you any difference


Reason out of Slavery

Think outside the box

Only if you know that

Those you protect are your enemies

Those you murder on order

Are your true friends

Because they speak where you are mute by duty


Dear brothers in uniform

Join the battle for freedom

Not against it

Come to the side of Justice

Move to the side of humanity

Defend your friends

Battle along with your friends

so together we can defeat our common enemy.




Tributes and Tears: LETTER TO MY BROTHERS IN UNIFORM



In uniform lies your power

The power to kill and mute

In uniform lies your power

The power to repress

In uniform lies your dignity

The dignity to be human

In uniform lies your courage

The courage to stand tall


If you don't know, know now that

This uniform is a symbol

This uniform is an authority

This uniform is a collective power

The power to protect not to kill

The power to serve not to exploit

The power build not to destroy

But the stories are otherwise


If you don't know

The system has caged your voice

The system has muted your tongue

The system has enslaved your mind

They make you see your brothers as enemies

And your enemies as friends

And fighting, those fighting your battle

And to what ends?


Outside the uniform

Your pains are mine

Outside the uniform

We both live among the

Wretched of the earth

From hand to mouth

The market price and bills

Has no regard for Uniform


Our needs are uniform

The Uniform makes no difference

Your children like mine are out of school

Your graduates like mine are jobless

Our roads are death trap

Our hospitals are mogul

The drop from the illicit

Won't make you any difference


Reason out of Slavery

Think outside the box

Only if you know that

Those you protect are your enemies

Those you murder on order

Are your true friends

Because they speak where you are mute by duty


Dear brothers in uniform

Join the battle for freedom

Not against it

Come to the side of Justice

Move to the side of humanity

Defend your friends

Battle along with your friends

so together we can defeat our common enemy.




How Nigerian Air Force pays terrorists/bandits N20 million to avoid shooting down Buhari’s plane

How Nigerian Air Force pays terrorists/bandits N20 million to avoid shooting down Buhari’s plane








The gun truck with 12.7 caliber anti-aircraft fire was reportedly disassembled and transported back to the military on motorbikes after the deal was concluded.

The Nigerian Air Force coordinated ransom payments to armed bandits in exchange for an anti-aircraft gun seized from the Nigerian Army, The Wall Street Journal said, in a desperate deal that was brokered as President Muhammadu Buhari was planning a trip to Katsina.

The U.S. outlet said N20 million was delivered to the bandits in Rugu Forest by a Nigerian Air Force official, who leaked details of the operation under anonymity, because the military realised that it would be too risky to leave the weapon in the hands of violent criminals operating in an area the presidential jet would fly over. 

The rugged, lawless jungle that covers parts of Kaduna, Zamfara and the president’s home state of Katsina has served as a vast haven for bandits terrorising Nigeria’s northwestern communities. A large portion of kidnapping plots emanates or terminates in or around the forest, security agencies have previously warned. 

“The mission to buy back the antiaircraft gun began with a handoff from a high-ranking air force intelligence officer in the capital Abuja: a black zip-up bag he said was full of 20 million Nigerian naira,” the paper reported, after stating that such military hardware in the hands of bandits “posed a threat to President Muhammadu Buhari, who had been planning to fly to his hometown about 80 miles away.”

The gun truck with 12.7 caliber anti-aircraft fire was reportedly disassembled and transported back to the military on motorbikes after the deal was concluded. 

The Journal did not specify when the deal was brokered or the presidential trip that was planned. The president has been in his hometown at least twice this year that his office disclosed to the public. The first trip was in late January and another in July. 

Although the Nigerian government claimed combat victories against armed bandits, several military bases have been sacked by the violent criminals dreaded largely for their abduction of schoolchildren and prominent personalities, including politicians and emirs. 

Last month, a forward operating base crucial to the military campaign against banditry was raided in Zamfara, leaving at least 12 officers killed. The bandits also seized military equipment when they captured the base in Dansadau, about 80 kilometres south of the capital Gusau, in the September 11 operation.

Less than two weeks later on September 24, bandits again struck a joint base of security forces in the neighbouring Sokoto State, killing several soldiers, Civil Defence officers and civilians. 

The Nigerian Air Force also confirmed on July 19 that bandits had shot down one of its fighter jets, but the pilot was able to eject without and there were no casualties. The incident came as Mr Buhari was visiting his hometown for this year’s Sallah. 

It was not immediately clear why service chiefs opted for a ransom payment in the operation described by The Journal. Military weapons that fell into the hands of Boko Haram insurgents and bandits were usually destroyed by airstrikes. 

Whereas Mr Buhari has promised to be tough on the bandits and publicly railed against governors negotiating with them, his government has been known to pay ransom to terrorists and other violent criminals.

The government paid millions of dollars to free some of the Chibok girls seized in 2014 under President Goodluck Jonathan. It also facilitated hundreds of millions of naira in ransom to bandits who seized schoolchildren in Niger State earlier this year.

The Gazette has yet to hear back from the Nigerian Air Force about the reported N20 million ransom to bandits.



Source: SM







The gun truck with 12.7 caliber anti-aircraft fire was reportedly disassembled and transported back to the military on motorbikes after the deal was concluded.

The Nigerian Air Force coordinated ransom payments to armed bandits in exchange for an anti-aircraft gun seized from the Nigerian Army, The Wall Street Journal said, in a desperate deal that was brokered as President Muhammadu Buhari was planning a trip to Katsina.

The U.S. outlet said N20 million was delivered to the bandits in Rugu Forest by a Nigerian Air Force official, who leaked details of the operation under anonymity, because the military realised that it would be too risky to leave the weapon in the hands of violent criminals operating in an area the presidential jet would fly over. 

The rugged, lawless jungle that covers parts of Kaduna, Zamfara and the president’s home state of Katsina has served as a vast haven for bandits terrorising Nigeria’s northwestern communities. A large portion of kidnapping plots emanates or terminates in or around the forest, security agencies have previously warned. 

“The mission to buy back the antiaircraft gun began with a handoff from a high-ranking air force intelligence officer in the capital Abuja: a black zip-up bag he said was full of 20 million Nigerian naira,” the paper reported, after stating that such military hardware in the hands of bandits “posed a threat to President Muhammadu Buhari, who had been planning to fly to his hometown about 80 miles away.”

The gun truck with 12.7 caliber anti-aircraft fire was reportedly disassembled and transported back to the military on motorbikes after the deal was concluded. 

The Journal did not specify when the deal was brokered or the presidential trip that was planned. The president has been in his hometown at least twice this year that his office disclosed to the public. The first trip was in late January and another in July. 

Although the Nigerian government claimed combat victories against armed bandits, several military bases have been sacked by the violent criminals dreaded largely for their abduction of schoolchildren and prominent personalities, including politicians and emirs. 

Last month, a forward operating base crucial to the military campaign against banditry was raided in Zamfara, leaving at least 12 officers killed. The bandits also seized military equipment when they captured the base in Dansadau, about 80 kilometres south of the capital Gusau, in the September 11 operation.

Less than two weeks later on September 24, bandits again struck a joint base of security forces in the neighbouring Sokoto State, killing several soldiers, Civil Defence officers and civilians. 

The Nigerian Air Force also confirmed on July 19 that bandits had shot down one of its fighter jets, but the pilot was able to eject without and there were no casualties. The incident came as Mr Buhari was visiting his hometown for this year’s Sallah. 

It was not immediately clear why service chiefs opted for a ransom payment in the operation described by The Journal. Military weapons that fell into the hands of Boko Haram insurgents and bandits were usually destroyed by airstrikes. 

Whereas Mr Buhari has promised to be tough on the bandits and publicly railed against governors negotiating with them, his government has been known to pay ransom to terrorists and other violent criminals.

The government paid millions of dollars to free some of the Chibok girls seized in 2014 under President Goodluck Jonathan. It also facilitated hundreds of millions of naira in ransom to bandits who seized schoolchildren in Niger State earlier this year.

The Gazette has yet to hear back from the Nigerian Air Force about the reported N20 million ransom to bandits.



Source: SM

#ENDSARS MEMORIAL: Global terrorism carried out against innocent young Nigerian citizens by Buhari led regime

#ENDSARS MEMORIAL: Global terrorism carried out against innocent young Nigerian citizens by Buhari led regime







Throughout #Endsars protests in October 2020, the Muhammadu Buhari regime mobilised well-armed thugs to attack unarmed #EndSARS protesters here in Abuja, they were ferried around in Government registered vehicles, some of them mobilised through Jabi Park, they injured and even killed two peaceful protesters.


 







In Lagos Gov. Sanwoolu gave out official air conditioned state owned commercial BRT buses to thugs to attack #EndSARS peaceful protesters camped at the Lagos State House of Assembly, when they didn’t succeed they mobilised the HQ Nigerian Army to shoot and murder innocent #endsarsprotesters at #Lekkitollgate, that global terrorism carried out against innocent young Nigerian citizens by Muhammadu Buhari, Jide Sanwoolu and then Chief of Army Staff Yusuf Tukur Buratai led to the untimely but brutal deaths of many.



Now the same government is claiming they are worried about “hoodlums hijacking” the #endsarsmemorial. Muhammadu Buhari, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and DSS men accompanying hoodlums are the real HOODLUMS! #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustGo




Omoyele Sowore







Throughout #Endsars protests in October 2020, the Muhammadu Buhari regime mobilised well-armed thugs to attack unarmed #EndSARS protesters here in Abuja, they were ferried around in Government registered vehicles, some of them mobilised through Jabi Park, they injured and even killed two peaceful protesters.


 







In Lagos Gov. Sanwoolu gave out official air conditioned state owned commercial BRT buses to thugs to attack #EndSARS peaceful protesters camped at the Lagos State House of Assembly, when they didn’t succeed they mobilised the HQ Nigerian Army to shoot and murder innocent #endsarsprotesters at #Lekkitollgate, that global terrorism carried out against innocent young Nigerian citizens by Muhammadu Buhari, Jide Sanwoolu and then Chief of Army Staff Yusuf Tukur Buratai led to the untimely but brutal deaths of many.



Now the same government is claiming they are worried about “hoodlums hijacking” the #endsarsmemorial. Muhammadu Buhari, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and DSS men accompanying hoodlums are the real HOODLUMS! #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustGo




Omoyele Sowore

NIGERIAN ARMY PARTNERS RUSSIA ON ACQUISITION OF MILITARY EQUIPMENT ???

NIGERIAN ARMY PARTNERS RUSSIA ON ACQUISITION OF MILITARY EQUIPMENT ???






The Nigerian army Chief on Thursday confirmed it that the country's military will further explore the cordial and bilateral relations between the Nigeria and Russia for acquisition of more military equipment to enhance its operations across the country.



According to a press release signed by Brigadier General ONYEMA NWACHUKWU who is the Director Army Public Relations confirmed that Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya made the Statement when the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin paid him a courtesy call at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.


Nigeria, the most populous Black Nation on earth has been battling the menace of terrorism of Boko Haram, banditry, herdsmen and kidnapping for ransoms in many parts of the country.


The Buhari led regime has been a very soft leadership in favour of the criminals as the government is considered to be protecting the terrorists and their sponsors.


However, the government has maintained a very tougher stances against agitators and peaceful, harmless protesters. Many have been Brutally killed while many are also in detentions. 


The police and the Nigerian army killed peaceful protesters last year as the government initially denied the incidents, especially the lekki toll gate massacre of the protesting youths during the "End SARS protest".


The terrorists which the army claimed to be fighting have overrun military barracks many times without numbers, catching away Military equipments and weapons. 


Terrorists in possession of our military equipment killed, kidnapped and raped more innocent civilians while the military are also illegally deployed to kill citizens at willl. 

Even in the process of fight the so called Boko Haram/ISWA, IDPs have been in many occasions accidentally bombed by the Air Force.


The level of corruption that have been perpetrated and that are still ongoing in the name of prosecuting the endless war knows no bounds. They are the only ones who can actually tell Nigerians.


Country like Russia and others sporting the Nigerian Army under this failed regime must ensure that certain compliance and conditions that guarantee the fundamental rights of the citizens are met.


Read the Full press Statement below:


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has stated that Nigerian Army (NA) will further explore the cordial bilateral relations between the NA and Russian government for acquisition of military equipment to enhance its operations across the country.


The COAS stated this today Thursday 14 October 2021, when the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Alexey Shebarshin paid him a courtesy call at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.


Reminiscing the long existing relationship between the NA and the Russia, the COAS expressed the need to rekindle the relationship for their mutual benefit. He also solicited the support of the Russian government in the provision of sophisticated equipment to shore up NA's combat efficiency in the fight against terrorism, insurgency and other sundry crimes orchestrating insecurity in some parts of the country.


He assured the Ambassador of NA's determination in sustaining the cooperation.


The Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, lauded the contributions of the NA in the stability of the continent and described Nigeria as critical on the African continent in terms of military capability, trade and investment. He indicated interest in supporting the NA through provision of equipment and technical assistance.


Ambassador Alexey also affirmed the significance of the NA Aviation Unit in the enhancement of its operations in the fight against terrorism, insurgency, banditry and other crimes.


ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brigadier General

Director Army Public Relations

14 October 2021













The Nigerian army Chief on Thursday confirmed it that the country's military will further explore the cordial and bilateral relations between the Nigeria and Russia for acquisition of more military equipment to enhance its operations across the country.



According to a press release signed by Brigadier General ONYEMA NWACHUKWU who is the Director Army Public Relations confirmed that Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya made the Statement when the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin paid him a courtesy call at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.


Nigeria, the most populous Black Nation on earth has been battling the menace of terrorism of Boko Haram, banditry, herdsmen and kidnapping for ransoms in many parts of the country.


The Buhari led regime has been a very soft leadership in favour of the criminals as the government is considered to be protecting the terrorists and their sponsors.


However, the government has maintained a very tougher stances against agitators and peaceful, harmless protesters. Many have been Brutally killed while many are also in detentions. 


The police and the Nigerian army killed peaceful protesters last year as the government initially denied the incidents, especially the lekki toll gate massacre of the protesting youths during the "End SARS protest".


The terrorists which the army claimed to be fighting have overrun military barracks many times without numbers, catching away Military equipments and weapons. 


Terrorists in possession of our military equipment killed, kidnapped and raped more innocent civilians while the military are also illegally deployed to kill citizens at willl. 

Even in the process of fight the so called Boko Haram/ISWA, IDPs have been in many occasions accidentally bombed by the Air Force.


The level of corruption that have been perpetrated and that are still ongoing in the name of prosecuting the endless war knows no bounds. They are the only ones who can actually tell Nigerians.


Country like Russia and others sporting the Nigerian Army under this failed regime must ensure that certain compliance and conditions that guarantee the fundamental rights of the citizens are met.


Read the Full press Statement below:


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has stated that Nigerian Army (NA) will further explore the cordial bilateral relations between the NA and Russian government for acquisition of military equipment to enhance its operations across the country.


The COAS stated this today Thursday 14 October 2021, when the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Alexey Shebarshin paid him a courtesy call at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.


Reminiscing the long existing relationship between the NA and the Russia, the COAS expressed the need to rekindle the relationship for their mutual benefit. He also solicited the support of the Russian government in the provision of sophisticated equipment to shore up NA's combat efficiency in the fight against terrorism, insurgency and other sundry crimes orchestrating insecurity in some parts of the country.


He assured the Ambassador of NA's determination in sustaining the cooperation.


The Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, lauded the contributions of the NA in the stability of the continent and described Nigeria as critical on the African continent in terms of military capability, trade and investment. He indicated interest in supporting the NA through provision of equipment and technical assistance.


Ambassador Alexey also affirmed the significance of the NA Aviation Unit in the enhancement of its operations in the fight against terrorism, insurgency, banditry and other crimes.


ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brigadier General

Director Army Public Relations

14 October 2021








MODERN BATTLE NOT LIMITED TO LAND, AIR AND MARITIME DOMAIN - COAS

MODERN BATTLE NOT LIMITED TO LAND, AIR AND MARITIME DOMAIN - COAS








The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has said that modern battles are no longer fought only on land, sea and air, as warfare have been taken to the cyberspace. He made this known while inaugurating the maiden Digital Literacy Internet and Core Computing Certification Course (IC3) and the establishment of the Nigerian Army Cyber Warfare School (NACWS) Basic Cyber Laboratory on Friday 8 October 2021 at Giri, Abuja.


The COAS, who was represented by the Director General, Land Forces Simulation Centre, Major General Felix Omoigui said this development has brought to the fore, the need to properly defend the territorial integrity of the nation in the cyberspace. Hence, the establishment of the Nigerian Army Cyber Warfare Command (NACWC).


According to him, NACWC and other cyber affiliated formations were established to combat cyber threats and cybercrimes within the Nigerian Army sphere of influence. However, he said there is need for requisite manpower to effectively operate in that space. This he further said, is necessary to build capacity that will enhance the proficiency of personnel to counter these threats. He noted that to this end, NACWS among other roles, was established to provide specialist training for cyber warriors, aimed at inducting trained cybersecurity specialists to the NACWC and other cyber affiliated formations in support of Nigerian Army operations.


The Army Chief stated that the course was designed to equip the participants with basic competencies required to manipulate current and future Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure.


General Yahaya added that the nation’s security dynamics imply that efforts must be re-doubled with needed cyber products and competencies to defeat all forms of cyber threats confronting the nation. He charged personnel across board to be resolute and patriotic in discharging their responsibilities in service to the nation and humanity.


He commended the Commandant of the school, Brigadier General Adewale Adetoba for the establishment of Basic Cyber Laboratory in the school, reiterating that it is a step in the right direction. This he said will lead to the actualization of the mandate of the school.


The Commandant, Brigadier General Adewale Adetoba while addressing the participants, disclosed that the course was the first of its kind, aimed at developing the capacity and improving the skills of Nigerian Army personnel on cyber related activities, in line with the vision of the COAS in tackling various security challenges confronting the country.


The Commandant disclosed that the IC3 course had a total of 30 students drawn from various units within Abuja, adding that it was a global benchmark for basic computer literacy and specialist certification. He implored the participants to take the course seriously, so as to imbibe the expertise that would improve their performances in their respective formations and units.


ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brig Gen

Director Army Public Relations

9 October 2021

















The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has said that modern battles are no longer fought only on land, sea and air, as warfare have been taken to the cyberspace. He made this known while inaugurating the maiden Digital Literacy Internet and Core Computing Certification Course (IC3) and the establishment of the Nigerian Army Cyber Warfare School (NACWS) Basic Cyber Laboratory on Friday 8 October 2021 at Giri, Abuja.


The COAS, who was represented by the Director General, Land Forces Simulation Centre, Major General Felix Omoigui said this development has brought to the fore, the need to properly defend the territorial integrity of the nation in the cyberspace. Hence, the establishment of the Nigerian Army Cyber Warfare Command (NACWC).


According to him, NACWC and other cyber affiliated formations were established to combat cyber threats and cybercrimes within the Nigerian Army sphere of influence. However, he said there is need for requisite manpower to effectively operate in that space. This he further said, is necessary to build capacity that will enhance the proficiency of personnel to counter these threats. He noted that to this end, NACWS among other roles, was established to provide specialist training for cyber warriors, aimed at inducting trained cybersecurity specialists to the NACWC and other cyber affiliated formations in support of Nigerian Army operations.


The Army Chief stated that the course was designed to equip the participants with basic competencies required to manipulate current and future Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure.


General Yahaya added that the nation’s security dynamics imply that efforts must be re-doubled with needed cyber products and competencies to defeat all forms of cyber threats confronting the nation. He charged personnel across board to be resolute and patriotic in discharging their responsibilities in service to the nation and humanity.


He commended the Commandant of the school, Brigadier General Adewale Adetoba for the establishment of Basic Cyber Laboratory in the school, reiterating that it is a step in the right direction. This he said will lead to the actualization of the mandate of the school.


The Commandant, Brigadier General Adewale Adetoba while addressing the participants, disclosed that the course was the first of its kind, aimed at developing the capacity and improving the skills of Nigerian Army personnel on cyber related activities, in line with the vision of the COAS in tackling various security challenges confronting the country.


The Commandant disclosed that the IC3 course had a total of 30 students drawn from various units within Abuja, adding that it was a global benchmark for basic computer literacy and specialist certification. He implored the participants to take the course seriously, so as to imbibe the expertise that would improve their performances in their respective formations and units.


ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brig Gen

Director Army Public Relations

9 October 2021










Insecurity: Nigeria's Army Chief Flags Off Army Exercise to Tackle Criminality

Insecurity: Nigeria's Army Chief Flags Off Army Exercise to Tackle Criminality






Nigeria has been a country immersed in insurgency and Insecurities posted by Boko Haram, ISWAP, Fulani Herdsmen, banditry, kidnapping for Ransoms among all shorts of criminalities bedeviling the so called the most populous Black Nation on earth and the giant of Africa.


The Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya flagged off three Nigerian Army Field Training Exercises in Emene, Enugu state, on Monday 4 October 2021 to further combat the Insecurities.


According to a statement signed by Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the flag off, symbolically activated the exercises in four geopolitical zones of the country.



Read the Full. Statement: 

 COAS FLAGS OFF ARMY EXERCISES TO CURB INSECURITY


... Calls For Synergy among stakeholders


In a concerted and relentless effort to support civil authorities in tackling diverse security challenges bedeviling the country, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has flagged off three Nigerian Army Field Training Exercises in Emene, Enugu state, on Monday 4 October 2021.The flag off, symbolically activated the exercises in four geopolitical zones of the country.



In his remark during the ceremony, Lt Gen Yahaya identified the exercises as Exercise STILL WATER, ENDURING PEACE and Exercise GOLDEN DAWN, which he pointed out, will be conducted simultaneously in South South, South East, South West and North Central Nigeria respectively. These exercises, he added would seek to confront the multifaceted and contemporary security challenges prevalent in different parts of the country. He noted that the exercises aim to restore law and order in the affected regions, as well as create enabling environment for socio-economic activities to thrive.


The COAS further charged officers and soldiers to remain professional, steadfast and diligent in the discharge of their responsibilities in consonance with the objectives of the exercises. He urged the troops to ensure respect and protection of the Fundamental Human Rights of the populace in conformity with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as they discharge their responsibilities. He however enjoined the citizenry to be law abiding and cooperate with security agencies in order to restore of law and order in the country. He stated that the exercises, which would later metamorphose into real operations would witness collaboration with other security agencies in exchange of ideas and sharing of intelligence.



“It will be conducted in collaboration with sister security agencies, including the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services, Air Force, Immigration, NDLEA, NSCDC, FRSC, Federal Fire Service, as well as other stakeholders who will provide necessary support for the exercise,” he added.


Speaking also during the flag off, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, in a welcome address, assured the COAS of the readiness of the Division in conjunction with sister security agencies to combat all security threats and crimes within the region to ensure law and order. He warned all criminal elements to desist from their attrocious activities or face the wrath of the law.









In furtherance of the fulfilment of his pledge to empower Regimental Sergeant Majors ( RSMs) of the Nigerian Army, the Chief of Army Staff presented a Toyota Hilux vehicle to the 82 Division RSM. "This empowerment scheme", he noted, "will enable the RSMs to effectively carry out their duties as custodians of traditions and regimentation of the NA".

The flag off was witnessed by Commanders, heads and representatives of sister security agencies domiciled in Enugu state.


ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brigadier General

Director Army Public Relations

4 Oct 21






Nigeria has been a country immersed in insurgency and Insecurities posted by Boko Haram, ISWAP, Fulani Herdsmen, banditry, kidnapping for Ransoms among all shorts of criminalities bedeviling the so called the most populous Black Nation on earth and the giant of Africa.


The Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya flagged off three Nigerian Army Field Training Exercises in Emene, Enugu state, on Monday 4 October 2021 to further combat the Insecurities.


According to a statement signed by Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the flag off, symbolically activated the exercises in four geopolitical zones of the country.



Read the Full. Statement: 

 COAS FLAGS OFF ARMY EXERCISES TO CURB INSECURITY


... Calls For Synergy among stakeholders


In a concerted and relentless effort to support civil authorities in tackling diverse security challenges bedeviling the country, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has flagged off three Nigerian Army Field Training Exercises in Emene, Enugu state, on Monday 4 October 2021.The flag off, symbolically activated the exercises in four geopolitical zones of the country.



In his remark during the ceremony, Lt Gen Yahaya identified the exercises as Exercise STILL WATER, ENDURING PEACE and Exercise GOLDEN DAWN, which he pointed out, will be conducted simultaneously in South South, South East, South West and North Central Nigeria respectively. These exercises, he added would seek to confront the multifaceted and contemporary security challenges prevalent in different parts of the country. He noted that the exercises aim to restore law and order in the affected regions, as well as create enabling environment for socio-economic activities to thrive.


The COAS further charged officers and soldiers to remain professional, steadfast and diligent in the discharge of their responsibilities in consonance with the objectives of the exercises. He urged the troops to ensure respect and protection of the Fundamental Human Rights of the populace in conformity with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as they discharge their responsibilities. He however enjoined the citizenry to be law abiding and cooperate with security agencies in order to restore of law and order in the country. He stated that the exercises, which would later metamorphose into real operations would witness collaboration with other security agencies in exchange of ideas and sharing of intelligence.



“It will be conducted in collaboration with sister security agencies, including the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services, Air Force, Immigration, NDLEA, NSCDC, FRSC, Federal Fire Service, as well as other stakeholders who will provide necessary support for the exercise,” he added.


Speaking also during the flag off, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, in a welcome address, assured the COAS of the readiness of the Division in conjunction with sister security agencies to combat all security threats and crimes within the region to ensure law and order. He warned all criminal elements to desist from their attrocious activities or face the wrath of the law.









In furtherance of the fulfilment of his pledge to empower Regimental Sergeant Majors ( RSMs) of the Nigerian Army, the Chief of Army Staff presented a Toyota Hilux vehicle to the 82 Division RSM. "This empowerment scheme", he noted, "will enable the RSMs to effectively carry out their duties as custodians of traditions and regimentation of the NA".

The flag off was witnessed by Commanders, heads and representatives of sister security agencies domiciled in Enugu state.


ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brigadier General

Director Army Public Relations

4 Oct 21

NIGERIAN ARMY: OFFICER DEHUMANIZING CORPS MEMBER IN VIDEO HIGHLY UNPROFESSIONAL AND UNACCEPTABLE (+Video)

NIGERIAN ARMY: OFFICER DEHUMANIZING CORPS MEMBER IN VIDEO HIGHLY UNPROFESSIONAL AND UNACCEPTABLE (+Video)

The Nigerian Army (NA) has taken cognizance of a video clip currently making the rounds on the social media, where a female officer was seen dehumanizing a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Calabar, Cross River State. This act is not only condemnable, but unprofessional and against established precepts of discipline in the NA.

The NA has remained undoubtedly the pride of the nation, a symbol of national unity that has consistently being in the vanguard of respect for the fundamental human rights of the citizenry. It is against this premise that the NA condemns this unimaginable level of infraction by a personnel in its ranks. The NA therefore, condemns in strong terms, this act of gross misconduct. Undoubtedly, the officer's actions has caused the NA monumental embarrassment and is highly regrettable. This unfortunate act of indiscipline does not in anyway represent the NA and will not be condoned in its entirety.

For the records, the ugly incident happened in 13 Brigade, Calabar. The Brigade Commander immediately instituted an investigation and the officer involved has been identified and sanctioned on the interim and would be made to undergo regimental orders (trial) in line with the extant provisions of the Armed Forces Act. The submission that the Brigade attempted covering up was therefore misleading, as the NA remains a professional force that has zero tolerance for indiscipline amongst its personnel.

The NA wishes to reiterate and assure the general public that such infractions would not be tolerated from its personnel.

The NA also reassures that the rights of the citizenry is sacrosanct and must be respected by all personnel of the NA, as any form of infraction will be severely dealt with.

Therefore, the general public is enjoined to continue to report such infractions, as Human Rights Desks in all formations of the NA are emplaced to deal decisively with such erring personnel.

The NA further wishes to tender unreserved apology to the victim, her family members, friends, National Youth Service Corps and to Nigerians in general for the unwholesome treatment meted out to the Corps member.

ONYEMA NWACHUKWU
Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations
23 September 2021


Watch the Video


This is what a commissioned female Army officer, Lt. Chika Viola Anele, did to a youth corp member, Ezeiruaku Ifeyinwa Fidelia, serving at the 13 Brigade headquarters in Calabar after having an argument.

Beyond mere condemnation and apology, Chika should be brought to book, the case must not be put under table. And at the same time Fidelia should be compensated

#JusticeForIfenyinwa
#SayNoToMilitaryBrutality

WHAT DO YOU THINK?


The Nigerian Army (NA) has taken cognizance of a video clip currently making the rounds on the social media, where a female officer was seen dehumanizing a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Calabar, Cross River State. This act is not only condemnable, but unprofessional and against established precepts of discipline in the NA.

The NA has remained undoubtedly the pride of the nation, a symbol of national unity that has consistently being in the vanguard of respect for the fundamental human rights of the citizenry. It is against this premise that the NA condemns this unimaginable level of infraction by a personnel in its ranks. The NA therefore, condemns in strong terms, this act of gross misconduct. Undoubtedly, the officer's actions has caused the NA monumental embarrassment and is highly regrettable. This unfortunate act of indiscipline does not in anyway represent the NA and will not be condoned in its entirety.

For the records, the ugly incident happened in 13 Brigade, Calabar. The Brigade Commander immediately instituted an investigation and the officer involved has been identified and sanctioned on the interim and would be made to undergo regimental orders (trial) in line with the extant provisions of the Armed Forces Act. The submission that the Brigade attempted covering up was therefore misleading, as the NA remains a professional force that has zero tolerance for indiscipline amongst its personnel.

The NA wishes to reiterate and assure the general public that such infractions would not be tolerated from its personnel.

The NA also reassures that the rights of the citizenry is sacrosanct and must be respected by all personnel of the NA, as any form of infraction will be severely dealt with.

Therefore, the general public is enjoined to continue to report such infractions, as Human Rights Desks in all formations of the NA are emplaced to deal decisively with such erring personnel.

The NA further wishes to tender unreserved apology to the victim, her family members, friends, National Youth Service Corps and to Nigerians in general for the unwholesome treatment meted out to the Corps member.

ONYEMA NWACHUKWU
Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations
23 September 2021


Watch the Video


This is what a commissioned female Army officer, Lt. Chika Viola Anele, did to a youth corp member, Ezeiruaku Ifeyinwa Fidelia, serving at the 13 Brigade headquarters in Calabar after having an argument.

Beyond mere condemnation and apology, Chika should be brought to book, the case must not be put under table. And at the same time Fidelia should be compensated

#JusticeForIfenyinwa
#SayNoToMilitaryBrutality

WHAT DO YOU THINK?


VIDEO: See what Nigerian military has been reduced to ?

VIDEO: See what Nigerian military has been reduced to ?

 

See what the Nigerian military has been reduced to? Incompetent morons driving around with public cash have all reduced the military to an “Area Boys Battalion” SAD! This is Gov. Bello Matabandit of Zamfara state by the way.  #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustGo 

By Sowore

 

See what the Nigerian military has been reduced to? Incompetent morons driving around with public cash have all reduced the military to an “Area Boys Battalion” SAD! This is Gov. Bello Matabandit of Zamfara state by the way.  #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustGo 

By Sowore

NIGERIAN ARMY EXPLORES MUTUAL COLLABORATION WITH INDIAN MILITARY

NIGERIAN ARMY EXPLORES MUTUAL COLLABORATION WITH INDIAN MILITARY


The Nigerian Army (NA) has expressed its readiness for effective collaboration with her Indian counterpart on capacity development. The bilateral collaboration would be in the areas of military training, health, technology among others. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya made this known when he received in audience, a delegation from Defence Scoping of India at Army Headquarters, today Thursday 16, 2021.


Lieutenant General Yahaya noted that India has enormous potentials that the NA could explore in support of its training and operations. He further stated that Nigeria and India have historical ties that are mutually beneficial. While commending the delegation for the visit, he reiterated

that the collaboration would facilitate information sharing and exchange of experiences in military development.


He noted that the NA could further develop the capacity of its medical personnel and enhance technological capacity in aid of military operations.







The leader of the delegation, Lieutenant General Vinod Khandare (rtd), who is the Military Adviser to National Council of India, stated that he was at Army Headquarters to explore frontiers for effective collaboration between both countries. He assured the COAS of India's desire to continually assist and cooperate with the NA in the areas of training, human capacity development and other viable areas.


The Military Adviser to National Council of India, said the visit would equally enhance the historical ties between the two countries. He added that the envisaged areas of training would sharpen the skills of NA personnel.


Lt Gen Khandare assured that the Government of India will continue to support the NA in providing the necessary skills that would enhance troops' capacity in ongoing military operations.


ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brigadier General

Director Army Public Relations

16 September 2021


The Nigerian Army (NA) has expressed its readiness for effective collaboration with her Indian counterpart on capacity development. The bilateral collaboration would be in the areas of military training, health, technology among others. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya made this known when he received in audience, a delegation from Defence Scoping of India at Army Headquarters, today Thursday 16, 2021.


Lieutenant General Yahaya noted that India has enormous potentials that the NA could explore in support of its training and operations. He further stated that Nigeria and India have historical ties that are mutually beneficial. While commending the delegation for the visit, he reiterated

that the collaboration would facilitate information sharing and exchange of experiences in military development.


He noted that the NA could further develop the capacity of its medical personnel and enhance technological capacity in aid of military operations.







The leader of the delegation, Lieutenant General Vinod Khandare (rtd), who is the Military Adviser to National Council of India, stated that he was at Army Headquarters to explore frontiers for effective collaboration between both countries. He assured the COAS of India's desire to continually assist and cooperate with the NA in the areas of training, human capacity development and other viable areas.


The Military Adviser to National Council of India, said the visit would equally enhance the historical ties between the two countries. He added that the envisaged areas of training would sharpen the skills of NA personnel.


Lt Gen Khandare assured that the Government of India will continue to support the NA in providing the necessary skills that would enhance troops' capacity in ongoing military operations.


ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brigadier General

Director Army Public Relations

16 September 2021

THE PICTURE: Bandits Attacked NDA - Nigeria has been Hopelessly compromised

THE PICTURE: Bandits Attacked NDA - Nigeria has been Hopelessly compromised

Let me tell you from the outset:


What Nigeria has on its hand at the moment is worse than Afghanistan.


Do you hear me?


Bring your head out of the sand and face up to reality before it's too late.


Let me help you get a clearer picture of what's happening.


In the 90s, I worked at the National War College, Abuja.



As a staff who worked Monday-Friday and known by different personnel that are routinely posted to the entrance, you do not just stroll in like taking a walk in the park.


That was over 25 years ago.


No bandit, no rogue, no criminal will dare to breach the sanctity of that place.


Not even when bombs were going off in the FCT.


Then, Nigeria woke up yesterday to the news that bandits violated the territory of the Nigerian Defence Academy.


Who are those writing the script?


Are they so hopelessly dumb?


Bandits entered the Nigerian Defence Academy, made for the officers quarters, killed some officers, kidnapped one and took him out of the territory, successfully.


And the bandits suffered no casualties.


No bandit was killed.


No bandit was injured.


No bandit was captured.


In fact, there was nothing in any report that the bandits were engaged.


Seriously?


How dumb can a script be?


The officer that was kidnapped and taken out of the Academy happened to be a Major.


A Major!


That's a senior NCO.


Not a Private.


Not a Corporal. 


Not a Sergeant.


Not a Staff Sergeant.


Not even a Warrant Officer.


A Major!


A Major was kidnapped right inside the Nigerian Defence Academy and smuggled out successfully without resistance.


No casualties on the side of those we are told exhibited such audacious breach.


Among those killed right in the officers quarters in the territory of the Nigerian Defence Academy is a Squadron Leader.


Squadron Leader!


That's the equivalent of Major in the Air Force.


Who are those writing the script?


Are they this dumb?


How did they arrive at the conclusion that all Nigerians are idiots?


C'mon!


And the conclusion is simple:


Nigeria has been compromised.


Hopelessly compromised.


You may choose to deny it, or take refuge in the brainwash of religion.


*Right this moment, there are thousands of citizens in countless kidnappers camps scattered across the country.*


Among them students, and children that are less than 12 years.


Some have been separated from their families for over three months.


The kidnappers communicate freely with parents and families without fear of any consequence.


Now we are told that they have the audacity to go right inside the Nigerian Defence Academy to kill and kidnap officers.


*And Nigeria still shamelessly proclaim it has security architecture.*


What is worse than Afghanistan is here already.


On one hand, the military is supervising the rehabilitation of "repentant" terrorists.


Terrorists who have slaughtered citizens and military personnel.


*On the other hand, terrorists successfully rechristened as "bandits" are raking in billions of naira from kidnapping, and invading military strongholds as bonus.*


*As compromised as Afghanistan military is suggested to be, it is never on record that they rehabilitated any Taliban.*


Afghanistan is thousands of miles away, but the Taliban is already at the door.


*THAT IS THE PICTURE .*


Source: Social media

Let me tell you from the outset:


What Nigeria has on its hand at the moment is worse than Afghanistan.


Do you hear me?


Bring your head out of the sand and face up to reality before it's too late.


Let me help you get a clearer picture of what's happening.


In the 90s, I worked at the National War College, Abuja.



As a staff who worked Monday-Friday and known by different personnel that are routinely posted to the entrance, you do not just stroll in like taking a walk in the park.


That was over 25 years ago.


No bandit, no rogue, no criminal will dare to breach the sanctity of that place.


Not even when bombs were going off in the FCT.


Then, Nigeria woke up yesterday to the news that bandits violated the territory of the Nigerian Defence Academy.


Who are those writing the script?


Are they so hopelessly dumb?


Bandits entered the Nigerian Defence Academy, made for the officers quarters, killed some officers, kidnapped one and took him out of the territory, successfully.


And the bandits suffered no casualties.


No bandit was killed.


No bandit was injured.


No bandit was captured.


In fact, there was nothing in any report that the bandits were engaged.


Seriously?


How dumb can a script be?


The officer that was kidnapped and taken out of the Academy happened to be a Major.


A Major!


That's a senior NCO.


Not a Private.


Not a Corporal. 


Not a Sergeant.


Not a Staff Sergeant.


Not even a Warrant Officer.


A Major!


A Major was kidnapped right inside the Nigerian Defence Academy and smuggled out successfully without resistance.


No casualties on the side of those we are told exhibited such audacious breach.


Among those killed right in the officers quarters in the territory of the Nigerian Defence Academy is a Squadron Leader.


Squadron Leader!


That's the equivalent of Major in the Air Force.


Who are those writing the script?


Are they this dumb?


How did they arrive at the conclusion that all Nigerians are idiots?


C'mon!


And the conclusion is simple:


Nigeria has been compromised.


Hopelessly compromised.


You may choose to deny it, or take refuge in the brainwash of religion.


*Right this moment, there are thousands of citizens in countless kidnappers camps scattered across the country.*


Among them students, and children that are less than 12 years.


Some have been separated from their families for over three months.


The kidnappers communicate freely with parents and families without fear of any consequence.


Now we are told that they have the audacity to go right inside the Nigerian Defence Academy to kill and kidnap officers.


*And Nigeria still shamelessly proclaim it has security architecture.*


What is worse than Afghanistan is here already.


On one hand, the military is supervising the rehabilitation of "repentant" terrorists.


Terrorists who have slaughtered citizens and military personnel.


*On the other hand, terrorists successfully rechristened as "bandits" are raking in billions of naira from kidnapping, and invading military strongholds as bonus.*


*As compromised as Afghanistan military is suggested to be, it is never on record that they rehabilitated any Taliban.*


Afghanistan is thousands of miles away, but the Taliban is already at the door.


*THAT IS THE PICTURE .*


Source: Social media

PRESS STATEMENT: NIGERIA, TURKEY TO STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIP ON COUNTER TERRORISM

PRESS STATEMENT: NIGERIA, TURKEY TO STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIP ON COUNTER TERRORISM


The Nigerian Army and its Turkish counterpart have pledged to strengthen military bilateral relations between both countries to tackle terrorism. This was made known today Monday 30 August 2021, when the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Hidaye Bayraktar paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.



Ambassador Bayraktar stated that the purpose of the visit was to improve upon the existing relationship between the two countries and to assist Nigeria in its fight against terrorism.


The Ambassador further averred that like Nigeria, Turkey had equally been confronted

with challenges of insecurity, pointing out that the Defence Corporations of both countries have to come into mutual agreement in order to curtail the activities of terrorists in both countries.






In his response, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), described the visit as an opportunity to further enhance the existing cordial relationship between both countries, particularly the Land Forces of Turkey. He disclosed that during his recent tour of Turkey, he paid a visit to the Turkish Defence Corporation, describing it as a very insightful tour.Gen Yahaya further stated that the relationship between the two countries will shore up the fighting capabilities of the armies of both countries through sharing of intelligence and operational experience.


Present at the visit were Principal Staff Officers of the Army Headquarters.


ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brigadier General

Director Army Public Relations

30 August 2021


The Nigerian Army and its Turkish counterpart have pledged to strengthen military bilateral relations between both countries to tackle terrorism. This was made known today Monday 30 August 2021, when the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Hidaye Bayraktar paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.



Ambassador Bayraktar stated that the purpose of the visit was to improve upon the existing relationship between the two countries and to assist Nigeria in its fight against terrorism.


The Ambassador further averred that like Nigeria, Turkey had equally been confronted

with challenges of insecurity, pointing out that the Defence Corporations of both countries have to come into mutual agreement in order to curtail the activities of terrorists in both countries.






In his response, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), described the visit as an opportunity to further enhance the existing cordial relationship between both countries, particularly the Land Forces of Turkey. He disclosed that during his recent tour of Turkey, he paid a visit to the Turkish Defence Corporation, describing it as a very insightful tour.Gen Yahaya further stated that the relationship between the two countries will shore up the fighting capabilities of the armies of both countries through sharing of intelligence and operational experience.


Present at the visit were Principal Staff Officers of the Army Headquarters.


ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brigadier General

Director Army Public Relations

30 August 2021

Bandits attack Nigerian Defense Academy, killing at least two Personnel, Abducting at least one other

Bandits attack Nigerian Defense Academy, killing at least two Personnel, Abducting at least one other

 Nigeria, a Taliban loading - Dele Abiola


The Bandits attacked the Nigerian Defense Academy, Afaka, Kaduna killing at least two Personnel of the Nigerian army.


The Bandits also abducted at least one other personnel according to an NTA reports on Tuesday.


The Nigerian army has embark on search and rescue operation to secure the personnel from the Bandits. The bandits attacked the barracks around 1am on Tuesday morning.


It was learnt that the bandits invaded “in their large number” and shot dead two officers identified as Lieutenant Commodore Wulah and Flight Lieutenant CM Okoronwo.

It was an an onslaught on the country’s foremost military training institution.


They also abducted Major Datong while 2Lieutenant Onah sustained gunshot injuries and currently receiving treatment, SaharaReporters was told.


While reacting to the incident, Comrade Dele Abiola said the gospel truth about the insecurity in the land is that we're no longer dealing with mere bandits and banditry again but a full blown terrorism and the government and authorities looked other ways for their only God's known reasons.


"It's unfortunate that General Muhammadu Buhari led APC federal government whose actions and body language are absolutely that of a pro terrorists has failed to demonstrate capacity to tame insecurity."


"Fulani Herdsmen terrorism and banditry are the creations of APC in Nigeria. Every reasonable person must wonder what is still keeping Buhari regim from declaring the Bandits a terrorist group and speak to them in the language they will understand or maybe they are not IPOB members." 

"Nigeria is just a Taliban loading where Bandits shot down Nigeria jet fighter, attacked Nigeria Defense Academy , kill two officer and kidnapped one. Yet , the pro criminal Govt tagged them being criminal doing business and that they are not terrorist." He concluded.

 Nigeria, a Taliban loading - Dele Abiola


The Bandits attacked the Nigerian Defense Academy, Afaka, Kaduna killing at least two Personnel of the Nigerian army.


The Bandits also abducted at least one other personnel according to an NTA reports on Tuesday.


The Nigerian army has embark on search and rescue operation to secure the personnel from the Bandits. The bandits attacked the barracks around 1am on Tuesday morning.


It was learnt that the bandits invaded “in their large number” and shot dead two officers identified as Lieutenant Commodore Wulah and Flight Lieutenant CM Okoronwo.

It was an an onslaught on the country’s foremost military training institution.


They also abducted Major Datong while 2Lieutenant Onah sustained gunshot injuries and currently receiving treatment, SaharaReporters was told.


While reacting to the incident, Comrade Dele Abiola said the gospel truth about the insecurity in the land is that we're no longer dealing with mere bandits and banditry again but a full blown terrorism and the government and authorities looked other ways for their only God's known reasons.


"It's unfortunate that General Muhammadu Buhari led APC federal government whose actions and body language are absolutely that of a pro terrorists has failed to demonstrate capacity to tame insecurity."


"Fulani Herdsmen terrorism and banditry are the creations of APC in Nigeria. Every reasonable person must wonder what is still keeping Buhari regim from declaring the Bandits a terrorist group and speak to them in the language they will understand or maybe they are not IPOB members." 

"Nigeria is just a Taliban loading where Bandits shot down Nigeria jet fighter, attacked Nigeria Defense Academy , kill two officer and kidnapped one. Yet , the pro criminal Govt tagged them being criminal doing business and that they are not terrorist." He concluded.

COAS IN IBADAN: NO ETHNIC PROFILING IN OYO STATE -GOVERNOR MAKINDE

COAS IN IBADAN: NO ETHNIC PROFILING IN OYO STATE -GOVERNOR MAKINDE



The Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Oluseyi Makinde has assured the general public that there is no ethnic profiling in the state. He pointed out that the government is rather poised to go after criminals no matter their position in the society.

Governor Makinde gave the assurance when the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital.


He solicited for continuous synergy between the government and security agencies as well as members of the society at large to fish out unscrupulous persons for peace, harmony and socio-economic growth in the state.


Commending the role 2 Division of the Nigerian Army and other security agencies have been playing in the state, Governor Makinde pledged his support to carry out the onerous task of securing lives and property in the state.



In the same vein, His imperial Majesty, Olubadan of Ibadan Land , Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Ajeogunguniso 1, has described the role of the Nigeria Army as very important in the security architecture of the nation.The Olubadan stated this when the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), paid him a courtesy visit at his palace in Popo Yemoja area of Ibadan. The Imperial Majesty described the role and actions of the COAS, especially in the war against insurgency and banditry as commendable, calling for collaboration between the traditional rulers and the security agencies for enduring solution to emerging security challenges in the country.


The Royal father, speaking through the Balogun of Ibadan Land, High Chief Akintoye Owolabi Olakunlehin prayed for a better and peaceful Nigeria in the near future.


He however urged the Army not to relent in its operations against bandits' and insurgents' hideouts which has culminated in their surrendering in droves.

Responding, both at the government house and the Olubadan palace, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya appreciated the support and cooperation enjoyed by the Army from the Oyo state government and Olubadan in council, as well as the good people of Oyo State. The COAS solicited for more support and pledged that the Nigerian Army will continue to carryout its constitutional duties effectively and perform the role of providing aid to civil authority, when called upon to do so.


He assured that the existing cooperation between the Army and other security agencies, both in the state and the country at large would be sustained and reinvigorated for the common goal of securing the nation for peace, unity and stability.


ONYEMA NWACHUKWU
Brigadier General
Director
Army Public Relations
23 Aug 21



The Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Oluseyi Makinde has assured the general public that there is no ethnic profiling in the state. He pointed out that the government is rather poised to go after criminals no matter their position in the society.

Governor Makinde gave the assurance when the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital.


He solicited for continuous synergy between the government and security agencies as well as members of the society at large to fish out unscrupulous persons for peace, harmony and socio-economic growth in the state.


Commending the role 2 Division of the Nigerian Army and other security agencies have been playing in the state, Governor Makinde pledged his support to carry out the onerous task of securing lives and property in the state.



In the same vein, His imperial Majesty, Olubadan of Ibadan Land , Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Ajeogunguniso 1, has described the role of the Nigeria Army as very important in the security architecture of the nation.The Olubadan stated this when the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), paid him a courtesy visit at his palace in Popo Yemoja area of Ibadan. The Imperial Majesty described the role and actions of the COAS, especially in the war against insurgency and banditry as commendable, calling for collaboration between the traditional rulers and the security agencies for enduring solution to emerging security challenges in the country.


The Royal father, speaking through the Balogun of Ibadan Land, High Chief Akintoye Owolabi Olakunlehin prayed for a better and peaceful Nigeria in the near future.


He however urged the Army not to relent in its operations against bandits' and insurgents' hideouts which has culminated in their surrendering in droves.

Responding, both at the government house and the Olubadan palace, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya appreciated the support and cooperation enjoyed by the Army from the Oyo state government and Olubadan in council, as well as the good people of Oyo State. The COAS solicited for more support and pledged that the Nigerian Army will continue to carryout its constitutional duties effectively and perform the role of providing aid to civil authority, when called upon to do so.


He assured that the existing cooperation between the Army and other security agencies, both in the state and the country at large would be sustained and reinvigorated for the common goal of securing the nation for peace, unity and stability.


ONYEMA NWACHUKWU
Brigadier General
Director
Army Public Relations
23 Aug 21

Afghanistan and Boko Haram Surrender Tactics, Terrorists are already in Charge of Nigeria affairs

Afghanistan and Boko Haram Surrender Tactics, Terrorists are already in Charge of Nigeria affairs

Here you have Isa Pantami and many hidden others working covertly under this Major General Muhammadu Buhari led pro terrorists, bandits and fulani led regime that has been granting forgiveness for the enemies of state and killers of armless, defenseless and innocent law abiding citizens.


The same pro criminal regime has demonstrated it's tyrannical tendencies against the protesters and anyone raising their voices against the government supported or sponsored evils and genocide in the land.


Ethnic cleansing in southern Kaduna. Fulani Herdsmen trespassing and killing in many other parts of the country including south west as the Buhar presidency failed in its plans and biding to use governmental power to allocate lands to his fulani wonderers in the name of RUGA, etc.



Boko Haram, bandits and fulani herdsmen working for the same purposes to taking over the country and establish their caliphate and Emirates may soon take over the country even without bloodshed just like Talibans  in Afghanistan as they are already and ever in charge of Nigeria affairs under this regime.


Fast forward to Nigerian and Afghani armies and enthronement of the Talibans in Afghanistan in a brief overview so we can ask questions that are answered already by the current nature of handling of the socio-economic and security under APC/Buhari government.


Afghanistan has 400,000 soldiers yet the country was taken by Taliban who has at most 75,000 fighters.


How was a nation taken  with little or no blood shed?


The story goes back to early 2000's


When US and NATO defeated Taliban


Many of the Taliban fighters did not run out of Afghanistan..


A lot of negotiations took place with tribal leaders of these fighters.


As a result many of these fighters simply dropped their arms and were recruited into the Afghani Army just as the case in Nigeria currently but the Nigeria At denied it but this is an institution under the control if the Fulanis and northerners since Bubari's accession into the Aso Rock in 2015.


They remained in the army waiting for a day US will leave Afghanistan.


They got promotions, training, ammunition and money from US for those 20 years legally.


As soon as US left, they simply went back to what they have been doing ...although now as the nation's power brokers


The former Taliban leader is now the Head of Government of Afghanistan.


That is what Boko Haram are doing with this surrender and forgiveness


They are doing "if you can't beat them, join them"


Sadly, Buhari and his Top military echelon are in support of it


Recruiting Boko haram straight into the army.


Those Boko haram boys are getting trained and they are waiting for the day they will unleash their terror.


You think the Minister of defense was joking when he said in an interview that: A REPENTANT BOKO HARAM CAN ONE DAY BE THE PRESIDENT....


That is the plan.....to turn this nation to an Islamic Emirate.


You might think ....it is not possible.


But look back at what you said won't be possible before 2015.....are they not our reality today?


Wake up ! There is fire on the mountain.



[email protected]

Here you have Isa Pantami and many hidden others working covertly under this Major General Muhammadu Buhari led pro terrorists, bandits and fulani led regime that has been granting forgiveness for the enemies of state and killers of armless, defenseless and innocent law abiding citizens.


The same pro criminal regime has demonstrated it's tyrannical tendencies against the protesters and anyone raising their voices against the government supported or sponsored evils and genocide in the land.


Ethnic cleansing in southern Kaduna. Fulani Herdsmen trespassing and killing in many other parts of the country including south west as the Buhar presidency failed in its plans and biding to use governmental power to allocate lands to his fulani wonderers in the name of RUGA, etc.



Boko Haram, bandits and fulani herdsmen working for the same purposes to taking over the country and establish their caliphate and Emirates may soon take over the country even without bloodshed just like Talibans  in Afghanistan as they are already and ever in charge of Nigeria affairs under this regime.


Fast forward to Nigerian and Afghani armies and enthronement of the Talibans in Afghanistan in a brief overview so we can ask questions that are answered already by the current nature of handling of the socio-economic and security under APC/Buhari government.


Afghanistan has 400,000 soldiers yet the country was taken by Taliban who has at most 75,000 fighters.


How was a nation taken  with little or no blood shed?


The story goes back to early 2000's


When US and NATO defeated Taliban


Many of the Taliban fighters did not run out of Afghanistan..


A lot of negotiations took place with tribal leaders of these fighters.


As a result many of these fighters simply dropped their arms and were recruited into the Afghani Army just as the case in Nigeria currently but the Nigeria At denied it but this is an institution under the control if the Fulanis and northerners since Bubari's accession into the Aso Rock in 2015.


They remained in the army waiting for a day US will leave Afghanistan.


They got promotions, training, ammunition and money from US for those 20 years legally.


As soon as US left, they simply went back to what they have been doing ...although now as the nation's power brokers


The former Taliban leader is now the Head of Government of Afghanistan.


That is what Boko Haram are doing with this surrender and forgiveness


They are doing "if you can't beat them, join them"


Sadly, Buhari and his Top military echelon are in support of it


Recruiting Boko haram straight into the army.


Those Boko haram boys are getting trained and they are waiting for the day they will unleash their terror.


You think the Minister of defense was joking when he said in an interview that: A REPENTANT BOKO HARAM CAN ONE DAY BE THE PRESIDENT....


That is the plan.....to turn this nation to an Islamic Emirate.


You might think ....it is not possible.


But look back at what you said won't be possible before 2015.....are they not our reality today?


Wake up ! There is fire on the mountain.



[email protected]

Press release: COLONEL SAKABA DIED FIGHTING GALLANTLY NOT ASSASINATED - Nigerian Army

Press release: COLONEL SAKABA DIED FIGHTING GALLANTLY NOT ASSASINATED - Nigerian Army


The Nigerian Army (NA) has been notified of an article making the rounds online, in which an allegation credited to Mrs Oluwaseun Sakaba, the widow of late Col Ibrahim Sakaba alleged that the late senior officer was assassinated for refusing to loot funds meant for fighting the Boko Haram Insurgency. The late senior officer's widow was quoted to have made several uncomplimentary comments about the institution of the Nigerian Army (NA), making reference to an unfounded and baseless claims devoid of any fact.

While the NA is not interested in joining issues with anyone with respect to the enormous sacrifices made daily by our gallant troops, it is however expedient to address the weighty allegations credited to the widow. The NA acknowledges the emotional agony associated with loosing loved ones and that cannot be quantified by any unit of measure.

The demise of late Col Ibrahim Sakaba, like those of other officers and soldiers who paid the supreme price in the war against terrorism in the North East, is one that is painful to the NA. These men and women died serving our nation, fighting to restore peace and stability in the North East. This is in tandem with the constitutional mandate of the Armed Forces of Nigeria. Therefore, it will be totally a mischief and an assault on the psyche of our troops, who are relentlessly fighting, to begin to insinuate any plot against one of our own. And what is the plot here? That troops were led by their commander for an operational engagement is not a plot, as any one may want to insinuate. Rather, it was a clear military mission with clear objective. It is however disheartening that this gallant officer and some of his men paid the supreme price in the operation and we pray fervently for the repose of their souls. Col Sakaba was a respected senior officer who gave his all in the defence of the freedom we all enjoy today. His demise is a great loss to all of us. Insinuating anything contrary is a deservice to our nation and the sacrifices of our troops.

Concerning the issue of entitlements. Available records reveal the following incontrovertible facts:

That Master Samuel Ibrahim Sakaba, the son of Mrs Seun Sakaba is the Next of Kin (NOK) to the late Senior Officer and the only child.

All entitlements meant to be paid by the NA have been paid to the NOK through Mrs Oluwaseun Sakaba.

As at the time his entitlements were processed, Samuel was less than 6years as such, he was not benefiting from NA school sponsorship. However now that he has reached the required age, he has been captured for payment of school sponsorship which will commence any moment from now. The NA will continue to sponsor the child's education up to graduation from university, as long as he fulfills the requirements outlined in the rules guiding the scheme.

The only entitlement owed Mrs Oluwaseun Sakaba is the Group Life Assurance which is normally paid by the Insurance Company and which would soon be received along with that of other deceased personnel.

The NA takes the welfare of her troops very seriously, as evident in the various welfare programmes put in place for troops and their families. The leadership has made the welfare of troops, one of the cardinal pillars of the COAS' vision for the NA. This is visible in the various welfare programmes embarked upon in addition to those that are statutorily emplaced. There are also well established communication channels with families of deceased personnel.

The NA under the leadership of the COAS, will continue to pursue the welfare of troops who are working round the clock to ensure the safety and security of all Nigerians. The NA will not be deterred, but remain focused in its pursuit of excellence and in ensuring that all Nigerians enjoy their God given right to live freely anywhere in Nigeria.

ONYEMA NWACHUKWU
Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations
12 August 2021

The Nigerian Army (NA) has been notified of an article making the rounds online, in which an allegation credited to Mrs Oluwaseun Sakaba, the widow of late Col Ibrahim Sakaba alleged that the late senior officer was assassinated for refusing to loot funds meant for fighting the Boko Haram Insurgency. The late senior officer's widow was quoted to have made several uncomplimentary comments about the institution of the Nigerian Army (NA), making reference to an unfounded and baseless claims devoid of any fact.

While the NA is not interested in joining issues with anyone with respect to the enormous sacrifices made daily by our gallant troops, it is however expedient to address the weighty allegations credited to the widow. The NA acknowledges the emotional agony associated with loosing loved ones and that cannot be quantified by any unit of measure.

The demise of late Col Ibrahim Sakaba, like those of other officers and soldiers who paid the supreme price in the war against terrorism in the North East, is one that is painful to the NA. These men and women died serving our nation, fighting to restore peace and stability in the North East. This is in tandem with the constitutional mandate of the Armed Forces of Nigeria. Therefore, it will be totally a mischief and an assault on the psyche of our troops, who are relentlessly fighting, to begin to insinuate any plot against one of our own. And what is the plot here? That troops were led by their commander for an operational engagement is not a plot, as any one may want to insinuate. Rather, it was a clear military mission with clear objective. It is however disheartening that this gallant officer and some of his men paid the supreme price in the operation and we pray fervently for the repose of their souls. Col Sakaba was a respected senior officer who gave his all in the defence of the freedom we all enjoy today. His demise is a great loss to all of us. Insinuating anything contrary is a deservice to our nation and the sacrifices of our troops.

Concerning the issue of entitlements. Available records reveal the following incontrovertible facts:

That Master Samuel Ibrahim Sakaba, the son of Mrs Seun Sakaba is the Next of Kin (NOK) to the late Senior Officer and the only child.

All entitlements meant to be paid by the NA have been paid to the NOK through Mrs Oluwaseun Sakaba.

As at the time his entitlements were processed, Samuel was less than 6years as such, he was not benefiting from NA school sponsorship. However now that he has reached the required age, he has been captured for payment of school sponsorship which will commence any moment from now. The NA will continue to sponsor the child's education up to graduation from university, as long as he fulfills the requirements outlined in the rules guiding the scheme.

The only entitlement owed Mrs Oluwaseun Sakaba is the Group Life Assurance which is normally paid by the Insurance Company and which would soon be received along with that of other deceased personnel.

The NA takes the welfare of her troops very seriously, as evident in the various welfare programmes put in place for troops and their families. The leadership has made the welfare of troops, one of the cardinal pillars of the COAS' vision for the NA. This is visible in the various welfare programmes embarked upon in addition to those that are statutorily emplaced. There are also well established communication channels with families of deceased personnel.

The NA under the leadership of the COAS, will continue to pursue the welfare of troops who are working round the clock to ensure the safety and security of all Nigerians. The NA will not be deterred, but remain focused in its pursuit of excellence and in ensuring that all Nigerians enjoy their God given right to live freely anywhere in Nigeria.

ONYEMA NWACHUKWU
Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations
12 August 2021

NIGERIA'S COAS FLAGS OFF WELFARE FLIGHT FOR TROOPS OF OPERATION HADIN KAI

NIGERIA'S COAS FLAGS OFF WELFARE FLIGHT FOR TROOPS OF OPERATION HADIN KAI


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, in his efforts to cater for the welfare of troops and boost their morale, has flagged off welfare flight for troops of Joint Task Force Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) who are proceeding on pass to and fro the theatre of operations to other parts of the country.

The COAS performed the symbolic ceremony on Monday, 9 August, 2021 at the Nigerian Air Force Base Maiduguri, Borno State.

Lieutenant General Yahaya in his remarks said welfare of troops is one of his cardinal focus for the Nigerian Army and it is in this regard that the initiative was birthed in order to ease the movement of personnel of OPHK by addressing problems such as distance and other associated challenges, while proceeding on pass to see their families and loved ones.

He said the ongoing Joint operations in the Theatre has further strengthened the synergy between the services and other security agencies which informed the decision of Chief of the Air Staff to provide the Nigerian Air Force Charlie-130 aircraft to lift troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), personnel of other security agencies, as well as civilian staff of the AFN from Maiduguri to other parts of the country.

He stated that the flight will be twice a month to meet the the 2 weeks duration of leave passes in the theatre, He added that personnel leaving on pass will be granted two weeks. The COAS further directed that all security measures must be strictly adhered to, as troops will be thoroughly searched, cleared and documented before boarding the flight.

He urged all troops to utilize the opportunity to promote synergy amongst all the services and security agencies in the theatre, in order to achieve success in ongoing and future operations.

While appreciating the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari for his guidance, directions and the confidence reposed in the AFN, Gen Yahaya plegded his unalloyed loyalty and commitment to defending the constitution of the country. He also extended his appreciation to the Minister of Defence Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd), the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, Chief of the Naval Staff, Chief of the Air Staff and the Inspector General of Police for their support and collaboration.

Speaking earlier on the schedules of flight, the Chief of Operations (Army), Major General Olufemi Akinjobi said the welfare flight has been scheduled to cover 3 main hubs, namely Lagos, Abuja and Maiduguri. Troops from Lagos will be housed and managed at Ikeja Cantonment, while those in Abuja will be at the Nigerian Army Forward Operational Base and those in Maiduguri will be at the Headquarters Theatre Command.

ONYEMA NWACHUKWU
Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations
10 Aug 21







The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, in his efforts to cater for the welfare of troops and boost their morale, has flagged off welfare flight for troops of Joint Task Force Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) who are proceeding on pass to and fro the theatre of operations to other parts of the country.

The COAS performed the symbolic ceremony on Monday, 9 August, 2021 at the Nigerian Air Force Base Maiduguri, Borno State.

Lieutenant General Yahaya in his remarks said welfare of troops is one of his cardinal focus for the Nigerian Army and it is in this regard that the initiative was birthed in order to ease the movement of personnel of OPHK by addressing problems such as distance and other associated challenges, while proceeding on pass to see their families and loved ones.

He said the ongoing Joint operations in the Theatre has further strengthened the synergy between the services and other security agencies which informed the decision of Chief of the Air Staff to provide the Nigerian Air Force Charlie-130 aircraft to lift troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), personnel of other security agencies, as well as civilian staff of the AFN from Maiduguri to other parts of the country.

He stated that the flight will be twice a month to meet the the 2 weeks duration of leave passes in the theatre, He added that personnel leaving on pass will be granted two weeks. The COAS further directed that all security measures must be strictly adhered to, as troops will be thoroughly searched, cleared and documented before boarding the flight.

He urged all troops to utilize the opportunity to promote synergy amongst all the services and security agencies in the theatre, in order to achieve success in ongoing and future operations.

While appreciating the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari for his guidance, directions and the confidence reposed in the AFN, Gen Yahaya plegded his unalloyed loyalty and commitment to defending the constitution of the country. He also extended his appreciation to the Minister of Defence Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd), the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, Chief of the Naval Staff, Chief of the Air Staff and the Inspector General of Police for their support and collaboration.

Speaking earlier on the schedules of flight, the Chief of Operations (Army), Major General Olufemi Akinjobi said the welfare flight has been scheduled to cover 3 main hubs, namely Lagos, Abuja and Maiduguri. Troops from Lagos will be housed and managed at Ikeja Cantonment, while those in Abuja will be at the Nigerian Army Forward Operational Base and those in Maiduguri will be at the Headquarters Theatre Command.

ONYEMA NWACHUKWU
Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations
10 Aug 21






Poster Speaks

Poster Speaks/box

Trending

randomposts