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NIGERIAN AIR FORCE ALPHA JET AIRCRAFT NEUTRALIZES SCORES OF BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS DURING CLOSE AIR SUPPORT

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PRESS RELEASE 1. A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet aircraft yesterday, 7 May 2018, neutralized scores of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) while providing Close Air Support (CAS) to ground troops. The successful air strike by the NAF Alpha Jet aircraft followed calls from the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8 Division of the Nigerian Army (NA) that troops conducting clearance

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PRESS BRIEFING BY DIRECTORATE OF DEFENCE MEDIA OPERATIONS ON ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA’S MILITARY OPERATIONS HELD AT DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS NEW CONFERENCE ROOM ON 24 MARCH 2022.

DDMO brief on operational activities of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies in the various theatres of

FRAUD ALERT: ARMY NOT CONDUCTING GRADUATE INTERNSHIP RECRUITMENT INTO 44 NIGERIAN ARMY REFERENCE HOSPITAL

The Nigerian Army (NA) has been notified of an advert making the rounds in the social media on sales of

CHADIAN CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF COMMENDS MNJTF EFFORTS AT TACKLING TERRORISM AND FORCE COMMANDER VISITS OP HADIN KAI.

1. The Force Commander (FC),Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Major General Abdul Khalifah Ibrahim continued his engagement with senior military

DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS TREATS 1,000 PATIENTS IN BICHI, KANO

The Defence Headquarters has begun a two-day free medical treatment of 1,000 persons in Bichi Local Government Area of Kano

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PRESS BRIEFING BY DIRECTORATE OF DEFENCE MEDIA OPERATIONS ON ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA’S MILITARY OPERATIONS HELD AT DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS NEW CONFERENCE ROOM ON 28 JULY 2022 1. Defence Headquarters bi-weekly briefing on troops activities and operational successes being recorded in the various operational theaters of the 6 geo-political zones of

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TROOPS OF OPERATIONS SAFE HAVEN AND HADARIN DAJI ARREST VANDALS NEUTRALISE BANDITS RECOVER ARMS AND AMMUNITION

TROOPS OF OPERATIONS SAFE HAVEN AND HADARIN DAJI ARREST VANDALS NEUTRALISE BANDITS RECOVER ARMS AND AMMUNITION 1. Troops of Operations SAFE HAVEN and HADARIN DAJI have continued to deny terrorists and other criminal elements freedom of action in their area of operations. Notably on 25 July 2022, troops of Operation

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TROOPS OF OPERATION SAFE HAVEN ARRESTS GUN RUNNERS AND KIDNAPPERS IN PLATEAU STATE

1. Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN have continued to sustain their operational tempo in their Area of Operation. Notably, on 24 July 2022 troops on clearance operation arrested Three (3) suspected gun runners at Shimakar village Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State namely; Mr Julius Simon (alias Bagga) –

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TROOPS OF OPERATION WHIRL STROKE AND OPERATION HADARIN DAJI NEUTRALISE TERRORISTS/ BANDITS RECOVER ARMS AND AMMUNITIONS IN BENUE AND KATSINA STATES.

1. Troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE in a fierce battle eliminated terrorists. On 15 July 2022 based on credible intelligence, the troops conducted a raid operation at CHITO general area, SANKERA council ward in Ukum Local Government Area, Benue State and in the process, came in contact with suspected bandits.

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PRESS BRIEFING BY DIRECTORATE OF DEFENCE MEDIA OPERATIONS ON ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA’S MILITARY OPERATIONS HELD AT DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS NEW CONFERENCE ROOM ON 14 JULY 2022

Biweekly press briefing on the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other Security agencies operational activities recorded from the operational theatres in the 6 geopolitical zones of the country. The highlights of today’s briefing will cover from 30 June - 14 July 2022. NORTH EAST ZONE The troops of HADIN KAI

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TROOPS OF OPERATION SAFE HAVEN NEUTRALISE BANDITS, ARRESTS NOTORIOUS ARMED ROBBERS, KIDNAPPERS, RECOVER WEAPONS AND RESCUE PASSENGERS.

 Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN sustained efforts at maintaining their mandate and ensured a hitch free and peaceful Sallah celebration. Notably on 7 and 8 July 2022, troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN in conjunction with Plateau State Police Command, arrested 2 x notorious kidnappers, Abdulrazaq Umar and Idris Abdullahi, at

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Major General Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr addressed the Bangladesh Troops of UNISFA during the Celebration of Eid-al-Adha 2022

At the Force Headquarters UNISFA Major General Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr addressed the Bangladesh Troops of UNISFA during the Celebration of Eid-al-Adha 2022 the Muslim Festival of Sacrifice to be devoted, faithful, loyal and show love like Prophet Ibrahim in their Service to Humanity under UN Peacekeeping.

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1. In line with our weekly schedule, this morning I will be briefing you on

Defence Headquarters Gets New Spokeperson

The Defence Headquarters has gotten a new Director of Information. He is Colonel Rabe Abubakar.

RE: PETITION LETTER TO NIGERIAN ARMY/UNITED NATIONS: REGARDING NIBATTS 34 AND 35 PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS IN LIBERIA

  The attention of Defence Headquarters has been drawn to the above captioned petition. Consequently,