A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha-Jet has gone missing while on an operation in the north-eastern region of the country, authorities have said. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday. He said the aircraft lost contact with radar while on an interdiction mission in […]

The Nigerian Army has yet again deferred its qualifying exam for prospective recruits seeking enlistment into the Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) and the Short Service Combatant commission (SSC), according to a report . An internal army correspondence seen by the Gazette stated that the SSC and DSSC examinations have been “postponed indefinitely” till further […]

The Defence Headquarters has denied the absorption of some deradicalized Boko Haram ex-fighters into the Nigerian military. In a press release signed by the Director Defence Information, Brigadier Onyema Nwachukwu, the military says the claims are not only bereft of the truth, but laced with mediocrity emanating from poorly researched and uninformed positions. He adds […]

The United Nations has advised the Nigerian government to step up its fight against insurgency as military action is not enough to address the situation in the North East. UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, gave the advice in a statement. The UN humanitarian chief who visited Nigeria recently said […]

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the sustained onslaught against remnants of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) Terrorists (BHTs) in the Northeast of the Country has again yielded significant results. This follows the destruction of another ISWAP hideout and neutralization of several of their fighters at Kirta Wulgo on the fringes of Lake Chad […]

The Nigerian Army has accused a non-governmental organisation, Action Against Hunger (AAH), of aiding and abetting terrorists. In a statement issued on Friday, the Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel, Ado Isa stated that the actions of the NGO persisted despite several warnings. Consequently, the army declared persona non grata for aiding […]

The Defence Headquarters has denied reports that troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria are arbitrarily detaining children in its facilities in the North East. The DHQ in a statement by it’s Acting Director Defence Information, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu said that children used as suicide bombers by terrorists are arrested, managed and treated as victims […]

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has trained 20 military working dogs and canine handlers in special military operations. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar , who spoke at the graduation ceremony of the special forces in Kaduna State, said the training will help to boost security in airports, air force […]

President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has directed the service chiefs to completely re-strategies security operations and reposition for optimum results. BUHARI disclosed this when he visited some Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Batsari Local Government Council in Katsina State. According to him, the directive was issued to the heads of security agencies when he presided over the […]

Nigerian Army has unveiled four Mine Resistant Anti Ambush Protected Vehicles designed and manufactured in Nigeria in collaboration with Proforce Limited today 1 August 2019. The vehicles are to enhance its capacity in the fight against terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria. The Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin commissioned the vehicles at the […]

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