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TROOPS OF OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE NEUTRALIZES SEVERAL BOKO HARAM/ISWAP TERRORISTS, DESTROY GUN TRUCKS AND RECOVERED WEAPONS AT GAJIGANA IN NGANZAI LGA OF BORNO STATE

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1. Troops of 212 Bn, Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE on 17 May 2020 successfully repelled BHT/ISWAP attack and killed several terrorists, recovered arms and ammunition at Gajigana in Nganzai LGA of Borno State. The unit had earlier received credible intelligence report on BHT convergence and advancement to attack troops’ location at Gajigana from Goni Usmanti Village in Nganzai Local

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Boko Haram Video Diversionary

Much as the Nigerian Armed Forces would have allowed the ranting of the Boko Haram in its latest video clip

NAF INTENSIFIES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS

As a follow-up to the Research and Development Seminar held in Kaduna recently and in line with the Chief of

CDS SEEKS BI-LATERAL COOPERATION WITH NIGER AND CAMEROUN

In an effort to strengthen the existing bi-lateral cooperation with Nigeria’s neighbours, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin

TROOPS OF OPERATION ACCORD KILLS SEVENTY BANDITS IN KACHIA FOREST KADUNA STATE

In a combined ground and air offensive on 5 June 2020, troops of Operation THUNDER STRIKE under  Operation ACCORD in

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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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RE: UNSUBSTANTIATED ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THE ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA BY MR FEMI FANI-KAYODE IN A VIRAL VIDEO IN CIRCULATION

The attention of the Defence Headquarters has been drawn to a video produced by Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, wherein he made wild and unsubstantiated allegations against the Armed Forces of Nigeria, regarding the recent spate of terrorist attacks particularly, the attack of the prison in Kuje - Abuja on 5 July

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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

PRESS BRIEFING BY BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN AGIM ACTING DIRECTOR DEFENCE INFORMATION ON THE OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF OPERATION DELTA SAFE

1.    It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to the Conference Room

UPDATE ON OPERATION DEEP PUNCH II: TROOPS CLEAR BOKO HARAM OUT OF SABIL HUDA HIDEOUT IN SAMBISA FOREST

Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have continued their clearance operation against all known hideouts of

CDS PLEDGES ARMED FORCES SUPPORT TO NNPC

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Major General Lucky Irabor has expressed commitment of the