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NADCEL 2021: NAOWA GUARDS BRIGADE CONDUCTS COMMUNITY OUTREACH IN NASARAWA STATE

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The Nigerian Army Officers' Wives Association (NAOWA), Guards Brigade Chapter has conducted a community outreach for children, widows and orphans in the Brigade's Area of Responsibility in commemoration of Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) 2021. The outreach took place on 3rd July 2021, at 177 Guards Battalion, Shittu Alao Barracks and Ground Orphanage Home in Keffi LGA. Speaking at the

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OPERATION ACCORD: AIR COMPONENT OF OPERATION HADARIN DAJI DESTROYS ANOTHER CAMP, NEUTRALIZES SEVERAL ARMED BANDITS AT KWAYANBANA FOREST IN ZAMFARA STATE

1. In continuation of air strikes being conducted under Operation ACCORD, the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has destroyed

NDLEA SEEKS INCREASE COLLABORATION WITH ARMED FORCES TO COMBAT ILLICIT DRUG TRAFFICKING

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has solicited for more collaborative efforts between the Agency and the Armed Forces

WE ARE CAPABLE OF DEFEATING BOKO HARAM 

The story carried by some newspapers in the country titled, ‘why military can’t defeat Boko Haram’, credited to have been

NIGERIAN TROOPS CLEARS MORE BOKO  HARAM ENCLAVES IN NORTHERN BORNO STATE-Rescues 195 persons

The Nigerian troops of 7 Division Garrison comprising 112 Battalion and Armed Forces Special Forces yesterday carried out a  joint

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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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WE ARE ON YOUR SIDE TO TACKLE BOKO HARAM – GERMAN DEPUTY DEFENCE MINISTER  

  The German Deputy Defence Minister, Dr Ralf Brauksiepe has said that Germany is on

DG NYSC WARNS CORPS MEMBERS AGAINST IMPROPER BEHAVIOUR

  The Director-General NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has warned Corps members against misconduct. He

BAYELSA ELECTION

There was an allegation in the media from some citizens in the country claiming that