On Tuesday, 10th of August, 2021 TheCable reported that The Nigerian Army says top Boko Haram commanders and some members have surrendered to its troops in Operation Hadin Kai. According to reports, the repentant fighters were 335, while their family members were 746 women and children, adding up to 1,081 persons.
When Chadian forces invaded Nigeria's Lake Chad islands in April 1983, the MIG-21 had its baptism of fire. Its performance showed the military the value of airpower. MiG-21 harassing strikes halted the advance of Chadian forces and bought the army time to mobilize. By the time the army, led by GOC 2rd armored division General Muhammadu Buhari was fully mobilized and attacked, the Chadians, already weakened by days of airstrikes capitulated and fled.
A presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie has taken out his time to respond to the allegation that was leveled against President Buhari by the governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.According to the Enugu State governor, he made it known that he called the president to let him know about a planned Fulani herdsmen attack in his state, the president said that he will do something about it, yet nothing was done.
Dino Melaye Mocks FG Former Senator who represented the Kogi West Senatorial District in the 8th Assembly, Dino Melaye, has mimicked the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government over alleged bad governance.
Babajide Kolade-Otitoju on the Tuesday edition of Journalist Hangout said that Nigeria should not preach to Boko Haram, rather, the nation should find a way to defeat the terrorist group. The ace journalist said GOC Abdulwahab Eyitayo should not have urged Boko Haram members to surrender because as a nation, Nigeria should not be negotiating with terrorists.
The Nigerian army is the oldest of the three military forces in Nigeria. It is also the largest. Since it inception, it has produced 30 Chief of Army Staff. The first four were British military officers. First was Maj Gen Kenneth G. Exham. He was General Officer Commanding, GOC, from 1956 to 1959. He was followed by Duke of Wellington's Regiment, Maj Gen Norman Foster , GOC from 1960 to 1962. Third British officer was Maj Gen John Alexander Mackenzie. He was GOC in 1963 from 2nd Battalion, the Lancashire Fusiliers.
The Nigerian Army asked the remains of the terrorists of Boko Haram to give up and to embrace peace. On Sunday at Maiduguri the General Officer Commanding, 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. A.A. Eyitayo organized a festival for military journalists. Eyitayo, who is also the Sector 1 Commander, Operation Hadin Kai, stated that the recent military attack against the Insurgents battered the terrorists who left their remains in disarray.
"We will protect Plateau State," army assures Gov. Lalong as new Commander takes over 3 Division Jos
The new acting GOC of the 3rd Armoured Division, Jos, Brig.Gen. Bello Abdullahi Mohammed has assured Governor Simon Bako Lalong that the officers and men of the division will do everything within their power to sustain the security and peace of Plateau State.
Photo captions: The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2 Division Nigerian Army Maj. Gen. Gold Chibuisi over the weekend cutting tape with his wife to commission the expanded hole9 at Tiger Golf Club as part of activities marking his birthday. The Captain and executive members of Tiger Golf Club Ibadan over the weekend rolled out drums to celebrate the Patron of the club Maj. Gen. Gold Chibuisi, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2 Division Nigerian Army who marked his birthday on Friday 11th June.
Dedeigbo Ayodeji General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division Nigerian Army Major General Lawrence Fejokwu has charged the troops of 9 Brigade to be more disciplined, dedicated and loyal in discharging their duties professionally at all times.
Dedeigbo Ahodeji The National President Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA) Mrs Fati Attahiru during her maiden visit to 81 Division Nigerian Army (NA) has solicited the support of the General Officer Commanding 81 Division Major General Lawrence Fejokwu for her mission for the barracks community within the Division’s area of responsibility.
Dedeigbo Ayodeji The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division Major General Lawrence Fejokwu has appealed to the 81 Division Defence Correspondents for stronger collaboration by ensuring that they are guided by the principle of balance reporting while reporting on activities of the Division and by extension the Nigerian Army (NA) The GOC made the appeal while receiving the Division’s Defence Correspondents at the Headquarters of the Division at Victoria Island.
Dedeigbo Ayodeji The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division Nigerian Army Major General Lawrence Fejokwu has received his first dose of Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine at Bonny Cantonment following the kick-off of the first phase of the vaccination for health workers and frontline public servants.
President Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed Major-General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff. The appointment was disclosed few minutes ago via the verified handle of the Nigeria Defence Headquarters. Major General Yahaya, prior to his appointment, was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and the incumbent Theatre Commander of the Counter terrorism and insurgency outfit in the North East code named Operation Hadin Kai.
Dedeigbo Ayodeji The General Officer Commanding 81 Division Nigerian Army (NA) Major General Lawrence Fejokwu has expressed satisfaction and commended the level of ongoing transformation and achievement in Proforce Limited under the leadership of the General Managing Director (GMD) Engineer Ade Ogundeyin. The GOC made the commendation while on a working visit within his Area of Responsibility (AOR) in Ogun State.
Few days back, there was a very tragic incident that happened in Katsina state, as some bandits allegedly infuriated into the Katsina school and kidnapped some of the helpless students in the school. The news about the abduction of these students have however traveled far beyond the walls of Katsina, as most governments officials are sympathizing with the mothers of the abducted students. The defence minister whose name is Bashir Salihi-Magashi however gave the assurance that the abducted students of the
Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo have reacted to the attack that took place in the Ededege and Effium communities of Ebonyi a few days ago.
The minister of defence Bashir Salihi Magashi, a retired Nigerian Army Major General has finally made a statement after the abduction of students of Government Science Secondary school, kankara, Kastina state. He gave an assurance on Sunday that the abducted students would be rescued soon. He made this known during a sympathy visit to the State governor's office. According to NAN report, the total population of students in the school is 839. The exact number of students that got abducted is still unknown. While
GOC challenges officers, soldiers on loyalty, dedication The new General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division, Maj.Gen.Lawrence Fejokwu has challenged officers and soldiers in Lagos and Ogun states to be ready to work harder.
This is not the best of times judging from the news reports on Covid-19 in Nigeria. It seems that no one is completely immuned from the spread of Covid-19 in the country despite government and health workers efforts at putting the rogue virus under control Meanwhile,news reports have hinted that Lt. General Tukur Buratai who is the incumbent NigeriaChief of Army Staff, General Officers Commanding (GOCs), Field Commanders and other participants, who attended the Chief of Army Staff Conference have gone into isolation