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TROOPS OF OPERATION HADIN KAI NEUTRALISE TERRORISTS RECOVERED WEAPONS OPERATION DELTA SAFE RESCUE SURFER PASSENGER BOAT MV NUE SWIFT IN BONNY

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On 3 July 2022 troops of 24 TF Brigade Operation HADIN KAI made contact Boko Haram terrorists at Gamage Village in Borno State, after the encounter 5 terrorists were neutralized. Items recovered include 2 x AK47 rifles, 3 x dane guns, 2 x AK47 magazines, 70 x rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 7 x local fabricated rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 4

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PRESS BRIEFING BY DIRECTORATE OF DEFENCE MEDIA OPERATIONS HELD AT DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS NEW CONFERENCE ROOM ON 30 SEPTEMBER 2021

  Good morning Gentlemen of the Press. You are welcome to today’s briefing on the Armed Forces of Nigeria’s operational

OPERATION SAFE CORRIDOR NOW A GLOBAL MOD – CDS

The establishment of OPERATION SAFE CORRIDOR in Gombe State by the President, Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces of

OPERATION HAIL STORM: AIR TASK FORCE ELIMINATES KEY ISWAP LEADERS, SCORES OF FIGHTERS IN MASSIVE AIR STRIKES AT KIRTA WULGO AND SABON TUMBUN IN BORNO STATE

The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has taken another major scalp off the Islamic State of West

AFN CONTINGENT MAKE NIGERIA PROUD AT INTERNATIONAL MILITARY SPORTING EVENTS

Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) sports contingent have made the nation proud as they emerged winners of the recently concluded

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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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 OPERATION HADARIN DAJI: AIR COMPONENT NEUTRALIZES SCORES OF ARMED BANDITS  IN KATSINA AND ZAMFARA STATES

1.   The Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has neutralized scores of armed bandits in

PRESIDENT BUHARI, CDS OTHERS MARK 2018 ARMED FORCES REMEMBRANCE DAY

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin on Monday, joined President Mohammadu Buhari

OPERATION HADARIN DAJI: TROOPS INTENSIFY OPERATIONS, FORCE BANDITS TO SURRENDER/SUBMIT WEAPONS AND NEUTRALIZE SOME IN ZAMFARA STATE

1.   In continuation of efforts to forestall bandits activities and to ensure peaceful Yuletide celebrations

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