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RECORD OF ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA OPERATIONS FOR YEAR 2020 FROM 18 MARCH TO 30 DECEMBER

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  As you are aware, the Directorate of Defence Media Operations (DDMO) came into full operations from 18 March 2020. Since its establishment, the DDMO have worked assiduously to meet its mandate; to manage military operations information from all theatres of operation across the Country. All through, the Directorate provided a single, coordinated voice to disseminate timely and credible information

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FORCE COMMANDER MNJTF DELIVERS LECTURE AT NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE ABUJA NIGERIA

1. The Force Commander (FC) Multinational Joint Taskforce (MNJTF) Major General Abdul Khalifah Ibrahim delivered a lecture on Thursday 24

COAS DONATES AMBULANCE TO NDA

 The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukar Yusuf Buratai, in line with his vision to have a professional and

SECURITY ALERT: DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS ASSURES RESIDENTS OF FCT AND ADJOINING STATES OF SAFETY

1. The Defence Headquarters wish to reassure residents of FCT and other adjoining States that the Armed Forces of Nigeria

OPERATION THUNDER STRIKE: AIR COMPONENT OBLITERATES ANOTHER CAMP, NEUTRALIZES SEVERAL ARMED BANDITS AT KUSASU AREA IN KADUNA STATE

1. In continuation of its sustained efforts to rid Kaduna State and its environs of armed bandits and other criminal

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CDS VISITS PLATEAU STATE GOVERNOR, ASSURES TOTAL PEACE AND SECURITY IN THE STATE.

1. The Chief of Defence Staff ( CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa today, 8 July, 2024 paid a courtesy call on the Plateau State Governor, His Excellency, Governor Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang in his office. The visit is part of the CDS leadership concept of ensuring collaboration with critical stake holders

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CDS RECEIVES GRAND RECEPTION FROM SOUTH AFRICAN COUNTERPSRT, HARPS ON SECURITY COOPERSTION.

1. The Chief of Defence Staff ( CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa today, 1 July, 2024 has paid an official visit to the Chief of South Africa National Defence Force (SANDF), General Rudzani Maphwanya in Pretoria, South Africa. The CDS was received by his South African counterpart in his office.

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CDS MOURNS ADMIRAL OGOHI: SAYS HE WAS PATRIOTIC TO THE END

On behalf of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa OFR hereby announces the sad demise of a 8th Chief of Defence Staff, Armed Forces of Nigeria (1999-2003) Admiral Ibrahim Ogohi. Admiral Ogohi died in the early hours of today, Sunday, 30

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ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA HOST MAIDEN VETERANS STAKEHOLDERS FORUM…Focus on Enhancing Veteran Welfare and Future Prospects

The Defence Headquarters organized the inaugural Armed Forces of Nigeria Veterans Stakeholders Forum with the theme "The Nigerian Armed Forces Veterans in the Next Decade." Held at the Tukur Yusuf Buratai Auditorium in the Army War College Nigeria, Asokoro, Abuja, the two-day event commenced on June 25, 2024, and will

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CDS MEETS GENERAL CHARLES BROWN JR, CHAIRMAN US JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, DURING THE AFRICA CDS CONFERENCE AT GABORONE, BOTSWANA , FOR MUTUAL BENEFITS.

1. The Chief of Defence Staff, (CDS ) General Christopher Gwabin Musa today, 25 June, 2024 has attended the African Chiefs of Defence Conference with the theme; "Together on the Rampart: Expanding Cooperation and Sharing Values" which was Co-hosted by USAFRICOM and Botswana Defence Force, Gaborone, Botswana. The regular meeting

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Press Briefing by Directorate of Defence Media Operations

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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Interactive session on Capacity Development to Combat Emerging Security Challenges

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The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, today disclosed plans by

PRESS BRIEFING BY DIRECTORATE OF DEFENCE MEDIA OPERATIONS ON ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA’S MILITARY OPERATIONS HELD AT DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS NEW CONFERENCE ROOM ON 19 MAY 2022

Press briefing on highlights on the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies activities