Defence/Security

Military will stabilise North-East before 2015 election -- Amosu

April 08, 2014 17:08

  NEW CHIEF OF AIR STAFF TAKES OVER IN ABUJA

NAN-H-114 Security Abuja, April 8, 2014 (NAN) The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, said that the military would stabilise the North-East and ensure that elections were held in there in 2015. Amosu gave the assurance when he briefed newsmen on the activities lined up for the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Nigerian Air Force in Abuja on Tuesday. ``We must... read full story

Attacks: I-G orders massive deployment of personnel to Zamfara

April 07, 2014 20:26

YUGUDA AND I-G VISIT KAZARI VILLAGE IN ZAMFARA

NAN-H-133 Attack Abuja, April 7, 2014 (NAN) Mr Mohammed Abubakar, the Inspector-General of Police, on Monday ordered massive deployment of personnel to Zamfara to tackle the recurring attacks in some communities in the state.  This is contained in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba in Abuja. Mba said the Special Forces comprising 10 units of Police Mobile... read full story

Olukolade explains military operations in Benue

April 04, 2014 19:58

 UPDATE ON THE MILITARY OPERATION IN NORTH EAST

NAN-H-79 Troops Naka (Benue), April 4, 2014 (NAN) The Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, on Friday said the deployment of troops to some state in the North-Central was aimed at restoring normalcy in those states. Olukolade told newsmen that the troops had made appreciable progress by recovering cache of ammunition from the suspected herdsmen in Naka, Gwer West... read full story

Gov. Al-Makura wants military operation in Nasarawa reviewed

April 04, 2014 15:16

ROUND TABLE ON THE STATE OF LEGAL PRACTICE IN LAFIA

NAN-H-84 Operation Keana (Nasarawa State), April 4, 2014 (NAN) Gov. Umaru Al-makura of Nasarawa State has called on the Federal Government to review the military operation in the state to guide against civilian casualties. Al-makura made the call when he paid a condolence visit on the paramount ruler 'Osana of Keana' Emmanuel Elayo, over the killing of herdsmen on Friday in Keana. The... read full story

DHQ will investigate Amnesty International’s allegation of human right abuse

April 04, 2014 14:30

 UPDATE ON THE MILITARY OPERATION IN NORTH EAST

NAN-H-37 Report Abuja, April 4, 2014 (NAN) The Defence Headquarters on Friday said it would investigate the Amnesty International’s allegation of human right abuses by security operatives in the ongoing operations in the North-East. This information is contained in a statement issued by Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, Director of Defence Information, in Abuja. ``The report titled: ``Nigeria:... read full story

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