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  •   Chief of Defense Staff CDS General Lucky Irabor on Wednesday announced the Defense Headquarters DHQ joint simulation exercise and review of Operation Whirl Punch underway The Nigerian News Agency reports that Operation Whirl Punch is a DHQ led operation dealing with the threat of banditry and terrorism in the states of Kaduna and Niger Irabor said that professionalism continues to be the engine of the Armed Forces to address the security challenges that prevail in the country He said the simulation exercise was designed to reshape and review the operation in a bid to improve the operational effectiveness of the armed forces The CDS added that joint training was needed to deal with current issues and to reposition personnel to effectively address future threats to the nation According to him professionalization is a process and every organization must continue to review its structure and environment in order to improve For us in the military a lot of mileage has been covered but I will also point out that we still have a lot more to cover Because we operate within a geographic environment that is within our geographic space the issues in dispute go far beyond those that are within our space They also involve those that are global in nature some are made others of course are natural But as members of the military we need to sift through these issues and properly contextualize them and prepare to plan for contingencies in order to remedy them Anytime the military is called upon there will be no reason to excuse failures Currently the military as you know is involved in various theaters across the country Address issues of a more internal nature which at some point have had to involve the resources and capabilities of the armed forces he said Irabor revealed that the military hoped to help other agencies increase their capacity to respond to internal security challenges This according to him is to allow the military to focus more on issues that were traditionally their responsibilities He said it was a long term goal for the military to continue to escalate in the meantime to provide sufficient respite for the security environment The Chief of Training and Defense Operations Gen Gen Adeyemi Yekini said the exercise was a follow up to one of the key decisions reached during the defense withdrawal in Asaba Yekini said the main goal was to find ways to further enhance the union in military operations working with other security agencies to overcome contemporary security challenges facing the country This according to him is in line with the leadership focus of the CDS which is to foster a professional armed forces For this reason Yekini said that there was no better way to promote professionalization than through joint training among the staff of the three services This exercise is designed to enhance one of our key operations Operation Whirl Punch which is involved in counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations in Kaduna and Niger states It is instructive to mention that the operation was recently reviewed to bring together the different civil service and police operations in the area under a unified command This review was followed by Operation Forest Sanity which has substantially degraded enemy forces in the two states along general axes he said Yekini said that the participants were expected to express lessons and observations derived during the exercise He urged them to commit to the exercise and bridge the lapses already experienced by joint operations edited Source Credit NAN
    DHQ reviews operation, holds joint simulation exercise
      Chief of Defense Staff CDS General Lucky Irabor on Wednesday announced the Defense Headquarters DHQ joint simulation exercise and review of Operation Whirl Punch underway The Nigerian News Agency reports that Operation Whirl Punch is a DHQ led operation dealing with the threat of banditry and terrorism in the states of Kaduna and Niger Irabor said that professionalism continues to be the engine of the Armed Forces to address the security challenges that prevail in the country He said the simulation exercise was designed to reshape and review the operation in a bid to improve the operational effectiveness of the armed forces The CDS added that joint training was needed to deal with current issues and to reposition personnel to effectively address future threats to the nation According to him professionalization is a process and every organization must continue to review its structure and environment in order to improve For us in the military a lot of mileage has been covered but I will also point out that we still have a lot more to cover Because we operate within a geographic environment that is within our geographic space the issues in dispute go far beyond those that are within our space They also involve those that are global in nature some are made others of course are natural But as members of the military we need to sift through these issues and properly contextualize them and prepare to plan for contingencies in order to remedy them Anytime the military is called upon there will be no reason to excuse failures Currently the military as you know is involved in various theaters across the country Address issues of a more internal nature which at some point have had to involve the resources and capabilities of the armed forces he said Irabor revealed that the military hoped to help other agencies increase their capacity to respond to internal security challenges This according to him is to allow the military to focus more on issues that were traditionally their responsibilities He said it was a long term goal for the military to continue to escalate in the meantime to provide sufficient respite for the security environment The Chief of Training and Defense Operations Gen Gen Adeyemi Yekini said the exercise was a follow up to one of the key decisions reached during the defense withdrawal in Asaba Yekini said the main goal was to find ways to further enhance the union in military operations working with other security agencies to overcome contemporary security challenges facing the country This according to him is in line with the leadership focus of the CDS which is to foster a professional armed forces For this reason Yekini said that there was no better way to promote professionalization than through joint training among the staff of the three services This exercise is designed to enhance one of our key operations Operation Whirl Punch which is involved in counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations in Kaduna and Niger states It is instructive to mention that the operation was recently reviewed to bring together the different civil service and police operations in the area under a unified command This review was followed by Operation Forest Sanity which has substantially degraded enemy forces in the two states along general axes he said Yekini said that the participants were expected to express lessons and observations derived during the exercise He urged them to commit to the exercise and bridge the lapses already experienced by joint operations edited Source Credit NAN
    DHQ reviews operation, holds joint simulation exercise
    Defence/Security3 weeks ago

    DHQ reviews operation, holds joint simulation exercise

    Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, on Wednesday announced the Defense Headquarters (DHQ) joint simulation exercise and review of Operation Whirl Punch underway.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that Operation Whirl Punch is a DHQ-led operation dealing with the threat of banditry and terrorism in the states of Kaduna and Niger.

    Irabor said that professionalism continues to be the engine of the Armed Forces to address the security challenges that prevail in the country.

    He said the simulation exercise was designed to reshape and review the operation in a bid to improve the operational effectiveness of the armed forces.

    The CDS added that joint training was needed to deal with current issues and to reposition personnel to effectively address future threats to the nation.

    According to him, professionalization is a process and every organization must continue to review its structure and environment in order to improve.

    “For us in the military, a lot of mileage has been covered, but I will also point out that we still have a lot more to cover.

    “Because we operate within a geographic environment that is within our geographic space, the issues in dispute go far beyond those that are within our space.

    “They also involve those that are global in nature, some are made, others, of course, are natural.

    “But as members of the military, we need to sift through these issues and properly contextualize them and prepare to plan for contingencies in order to remedy them.

    “Anytime the military is called upon, there will be no reason to excuse failures.

    “Currently, the military, as you know, is involved in various theaters across the country.

    “Address issues of a more internal nature, which at some point have had to involve the resources and capabilities of the armed forces,” he said.

    Irabor revealed that the military hoped to help other agencies increase their capacity to respond to internal security challenges.

    This, according to him, is to allow the military to focus more on issues that were traditionally their responsibilities.

    He said it was a long-term goal for the military to continue to escalate in the meantime, to provide sufficient respite for the security environment.

    The Chief of Training and Defense Operations, Gen.-Gen. Adeyemi Yekini said the exercise was a follow-up to one of the key decisions reached during the defense withdrawal in Asaba.

    Yekini said the main goal was to find ways to further enhance the union in military operations, working with other security agencies to overcome contemporary security challenges facing the country.

    This, according to him, is in line with the leadership focus of the CDS, which is to foster a professional armed forces.

    For this reason, Yekini said that there was no better way to promote professionalization than through joint training among the staff of the three services.

    “This exercise is designed to enhance one of our key operations, Operation Whirl Punch, which is involved in counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations in Kaduna and Niger states.

    “It is instructive to mention that the operation was recently reviewed to bring together the different civil service and police operations in the area under a unified command.

    “This review was followed by Operation Forest Sanity, which has substantially degraded enemy forces in the two states, along general axes,” he said.

    Yekini said that the participants were expected to express lessons and observations derived during the exercise.

    He urged them to commit to the exercise and bridge the lapses already experienced by joint operations.

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    Source Credit: NAN

  •   Defense Headquarters on Monday declared 19 wanted terrorists and placed a N5 million bounty on each of them Details of the 19 terrorists are contained in a published poster Defense Information Maj Gen Jimmy Akpor on Monday in Abuja Information on the poster revealed that the N5 million cash reward is for anyone who can provide information that could lead to the arrest of a wanted terrorist The wanted people are notorious bandits terrorists who have been terrorizing Katsina Sokoto and Zamfara states he said The wanted terrorists are the following Sani Dangote a native of Dumbarum Village in Zurmi Local Government Area LGA of Zamfara Bello Turji Gudda of Fakai in Zamfara Leko of Mozoj Village in Mutazu LGA of Katsina State Dogo Nahali Yar Tsamiyar Village in Kankara LGA of Katsina State Halilu Sububu from Sububu Village in Maradun LGA from Zamfara Nagona from Angwan Galadima in Isa LGA in Sokoto State Nasanda from Kwashabawa Village in Zurmi LGA from Zamara Isiya Kwashen Garwa from Kamfanin Daudawa Village from Faskari in Katsina State Ali Kachalla also known as Ali Kawaje from Kuyambara Village in Dansadau Maru from Zamfara Abu Radde from Varanda Village in Batsari LGA from Katsina State Dan Da from Varanda Village in Batsari LGA in Katsina Sani Gurgu also from Varanda Village in Batsari LGA from Katsina Umaru Dan Nigeria from RAFI Village in Mada District from Gusau Alhaji Ado Aliero from Yankuzo Village in Tsafe LGA from Zamfara Monore from Yantumaki Village in Dan LGA Katsina Gwaska Estate Dankarami from Shamushele Village in Zuri LGA of Zamfara Baleri of Shinkafi LGA of Zamfara Mamudu Taige of Varanda Village in Batsari LGA of Katsina Nagala state of Maru LGA of Zamfara DHQ urged anyone with information on the wanted terrorists to call 09135904467 edited Source Credit NAN
    DHQ declares 19 terrorists wanted, places N5m bounty on each
      Defense Headquarters on Monday declared 19 wanted terrorists and placed a N5 million bounty on each of them Details of the 19 terrorists are contained in a published poster Defense Information Maj Gen Jimmy Akpor on Monday in Abuja Information on the poster revealed that the N5 million cash reward is for anyone who can provide information that could lead to the arrest of a wanted terrorist The wanted people are notorious bandits terrorists who have been terrorizing Katsina Sokoto and Zamfara states he said The wanted terrorists are the following Sani Dangote a native of Dumbarum Village in Zurmi Local Government Area LGA of Zamfara Bello Turji Gudda of Fakai in Zamfara Leko of Mozoj Village in Mutazu LGA of Katsina State Dogo Nahali Yar Tsamiyar Village in Kankara LGA of Katsina State Halilu Sububu from Sububu Village in Maradun LGA from Zamfara Nagona from Angwan Galadima in Isa LGA in Sokoto State Nasanda from Kwashabawa Village in Zurmi LGA from Zamara Isiya Kwashen Garwa from Kamfanin Daudawa Village from Faskari in Katsina State Ali Kachalla also known as Ali Kawaje from Kuyambara Village in Dansadau Maru from Zamfara Abu Radde from Varanda Village in Batsari LGA from Katsina State Dan Da from Varanda Village in Batsari LGA in Katsina Sani Gurgu also from Varanda Village in Batsari LGA from Katsina Umaru Dan Nigeria from RAFI Village in Mada District from Gusau Alhaji Ado Aliero from Yankuzo Village in Tsafe LGA from Zamfara Monore from Yantumaki Village in Dan LGA Katsina Gwaska Estate Dankarami from Shamushele Village in Zuri LGA of Zamfara Baleri of Shinkafi LGA of Zamfara Mamudu Taige of Varanda Village in Batsari LGA of Katsina Nagala state of Maru LGA of Zamfara DHQ urged anyone with information on the wanted terrorists to call 09135904467 edited Source Credit NAN
    DHQ declares 19 terrorists wanted, places N5m bounty on each
    Defence/Security3 weeks ago

    DHQ declares 19 terrorists wanted, places N5m bounty on each

    Defense Headquarters on Monday declared 19 wanted terrorists and placed a N5 million bounty on each of them.

    Details of the 19 terrorists are contained in a published poster, Defense Information, Maj.-Gen. Jimmy Akpor, on Monday in Abuja.

    Information on the poster revealed that the N5 million cash reward is for anyone who can provide information that could lead to the arrest of a wanted terrorist.

    The wanted people are notorious bandits/terrorists who have been terrorizing Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara states, he said.

    The wanted terrorists are the following:

    Sani Dangote, a native of Dumbarum Village in Zurmi Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara Bello Turji Gudda of Fakai in Zamfara Leko of Mozoj Village in Mutazu LGA of Katsina State Dogo Nahali – Yar Tsamiyar Village in Kankara LGA of Katsina State Halilu Sububu from Sububu Village in Maradun LGA from Zamfara Nagona – from Angwan Galadima in Isa LGA in Sokoto State Nasanda from Kwashabawa Village in Zurmi LGA from Zamara Isiya Kwashen Garwa from Kamfanin Daudawa Village from Faskari in Katsina State Ali Kachalla, also known as Ali Kawaje from Kuyambara Village in Dansadau Maru from Zamfara Abu Radde from Varanda Village in Batsari LGA from Katsina State Dan-Da from Varanda Village in Batsari LGA in Katsina; Sani Gurgu also from Varanda Village in Batsari LGA from Katsina Umaru Dan Nigeria – from RAFI Village in Mada District from Gusau Alhaji Ado Aliero from Yankuzo Village in Tsafe LGA from Zamfara Monore from Yantumaki Village in Dan LGA, Katsina Gwaska Estate Dankarami from Shamushele Village in Zuri LGA of Zamfara Baleri: of Shinkafi LGA of Zamfara Mamudu Taige of Varanda Village in Batsari LGA of Katsina Nagala state of Maru LGA of Zamfara.

    DHQ urged anyone with information on the wanted terrorists to call 09135904467.

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    Source Credit: NAN

  •  The Army Day Secondary School ADSS Class of 2002 Mogadishu Cantonment on Friday handed over the newly renovated and remodeled chemistry laboratory to the school The project was carried out to commemorate their 20th Anniversary since graduation from the school The Commander Defence Headquarters Garrison DHQGar Maj Gen Elias Attu commended the old students for remembering and giving back to the school in recognition of their formation period Attu who was represented by the Commanding Officer Administration DHQGar Navy Capt Hassan Dogara said that the DHQ recognised that education was an expensive venture hence its effort to continue to invest in it He said that the investment in education had been replicated in the army the Navy and the Air Force through all their various schools According to him it is not easy for members of a set to come together and develop a part of the school academic adventure to remodel and furnish a chemistry laboratory I am most impressed and I believe that the action by the alumni is very commendable and it is going to go a long way to enrich the cultural context Furthermore I m very impressed by the introduction of the alumni members and what that had portrayed especially to the present students is that the laboratory or the investment in the school that has been put by your Senior colleagues meant that you have no choice but to make sure you excel even better than them I am sure while you were seated and listening to them you recognised that they are quiet very important members of the Nigerian society And the only way you could do even better is for you to take advantage of the facility that has been put in place for you he said The Commander urged the students to reciprocate the efforts of the alumni members who had invested their time and resources by studying hard to be able to also give back in future The Chairman ADSS Class of 2002 Alumni Maj Ismaila Ajiboye said the project was conceptualised and executed by the Class of 2002 to commemorate their 20th Anniversary since they successfully graduated from the school Ajiboye said the motive behind the project was borne out of their desire to give back to our Alma mater which marked the beginning of their journey towards secondary education and consequently tertiary academic pursuits He said that they recognised that their present occupations and endeavours were molded within the four walls of ADSS According to him they have the right values intellectual knowledge and discipline during their stay at ADSS and have continued to nurture these virtues in their individual daily life I must recall that during our days in this school we enjoyed the best of the learning facilities and our quest to return our school to the good old days where the learning atmosphere was very conducive for all students It is our believe that the edifice housing the Chemistry lab will encourage the students to venture into the world of sciences We are all aware that medicines and scientific innovations are now the order of the day wherein the world has become a global village Let me use this opportunity to thank our partners for supporting our course of enhancing formal learning within the military barracks for the benefits of children of serving personnel and its environs he said AJiboye urged the students to put the chemistry lab to good use while ensuring a high sense of maintenance and called on other ADSS products to emulate the gesture to support improvement of learning conditions in their Alma mater He commended members of the 2002 class for their selfless sacrifices and financial commitment towards the project The representative of the Principal Mr Nemngwi Johnson thanked the set for the exemplary show of support to the school in different areas Johnson said the set had been supportive to the school by the zeal to invest into the lives of the younger generation and pledged to ensure optimal utilisation of the laboratory NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ex-students donate science laboratory to army school
     The Army Day Secondary School ADSS Class of 2002 Mogadishu Cantonment on Friday handed over the newly renovated and remodeled chemistry laboratory to the school The project was carried out to commemorate their 20th Anniversary since graduation from the school The Commander Defence Headquarters Garrison DHQGar Maj Gen Elias Attu commended the old students for remembering and giving back to the school in recognition of their formation period Attu who was represented by the Commanding Officer Administration DHQGar Navy Capt Hassan Dogara said that the DHQ recognised that education was an expensive venture hence its effort to continue to invest in it He said that the investment in education had been replicated in the army the Navy and the Air Force through all their various schools According to him it is not easy for members of a set to come together and develop a part of the school academic adventure to remodel and furnish a chemistry laboratory I am most impressed and I believe that the action by the alumni is very commendable and it is going to go a long way to enrich the cultural context Furthermore I m very impressed by the introduction of the alumni members and what that had portrayed especially to the present students is that the laboratory or the investment in the school that has been put by your Senior colleagues meant that you have no choice but to make sure you excel even better than them I am sure while you were seated and listening to them you recognised that they are quiet very important members of the Nigerian society And the only way you could do even better is for you to take advantage of the facility that has been put in place for you he said The Commander urged the students to reciprocate the efforts of the alumni members who had invested their time and resources by studying hard to be able to also give back in future The Chairman ADSS Class of 2002 Alumni Maj Ismaila Ajiboye said the project was conceptualised and executed by the Class of 2002 to commemorate their 20th Anniversary since they successfully graduated from the school Ajiboye said the motive behind the project was borne out of their desire to give back to our Alma mater which marked the beginning of their journey towards secondary education and consequently tertiary academic pursuits He said that they recognised that their present occupations and endeavours were molded within the four walls of ADSS According to him they have the right values intellectual knowledge and discipline during their stay at ADSS and have continued to nurture these virtues in their individual daily life I must recall that during our days in this school we enjoyed the best of the learning facilities and our quest to return our school to the good old days where the learning atmosphere was very conducive for all students It is our believe that the edifice housing the Chemistry lab will encourage the students to venture into the world of sciences We are all aware that medicines and scientific innovations are now the order of the day wherein the world has become a global village Let me use this opportunity to thank our partners for supporting our course of enhancing formal learning within the military barracks for the benefits of children of serving personnel and its environs he said AJiboye urged the students to put the chemistry lab to good use while ensuring a high sense of maintenance and called on other ADSS products to emulate the gesture to support improvement of learning conditions in their Alma mater He commended members of the 2002 class for their selfless sacrifices and financial commitment towards the project The representative of the Principal Mr Nemngwi Johnson thanked the set for the exemplary show of support to the school in different areas Johnson said the set had been supportive to the school by the zeal to invest into the lives of the younger generation and pledged to ensure optimal utilisation of the laboratory NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ex-students donate science laboratory to army school
    Defence/Security1 month ago

    Ex-students donate science laboratory to army school

    The Army Day Secondary School (ADSS) Class of 2002, Mogadishu Cantonment on Friday, handed over the newly renovated and remodeled chemistry laboratory to the school.

    The project was carried out to commemorate their 20th Anniversary since graduation from the school.

    The Commander, Defence Headquarters Garrison (DHQGar), Maj.-Gen. Elias Attu, commended the old students for remembering and giving back to the school in recognition of their formation period.

    Attu, who was represented by the Commanding Officer Administration, DHQGar, Navy Capt. Hassan Dogara, said that the DHQ recognised that education was an expensive venture hence its effort to continue to invest in it.

    He said that the investment in education had been replicated in the army, the Navy and the Air Force through all their various schools.

    According to him, it is not easy for members of a set to come together and develop a part of the school academic adventure to remodel and furnish a chemistry laboratory.

    “I am most impressed, and I believe that the action by the alumni is very commendable and it is going to go a long way to enrich the cultural context.

    “Furthermore.

    I’m very impressed by the introduction of the alumni members and what that had portrayed, especially to the present students, is that the laboratory or the investment in the school that has been put by your Senior colleagues meant that you have no choice but to make sure you excel even better than them.

    “I am sure while you were seated and listening to them, you recognised that they are quiet, very important members of the Nigerian society.

    “And the only way you could do even better is for you to take advantage of the facility that has been put in place for you,” he said.

    The Commander urged the students to reciprocate the efforts of the alumni members who had invested their time and resources by studying hard to be able to also give back in future.

    The Chairman, ADSS Class of 2002 Alumni, Maj. Ismaila Ajiboye, said the project was conceptualised and executed by the Class of 2002 to commemorate their 20th Anniversary since they successfully graduated from the school.

    Ajiboye said the motive behind the project was borne out of their desire to give back to our Alma-mater which marked the beginning of their journey towards secondary education and consequently, tertiary academic pursuits.

    He said that they recognised that their present occupations and endeavours were molded within the four walls of ADSS.

    According to him they have the right values, intellectual knowledge and discipline during their stay at ADSS and have continued to nurture these virtues in their individual daily life.

    “I must recall that during our days in this school, we enjoyed the best of the learning facilities and our quest to return our school to the good old days where the learning atmosphere was very conducive for all students.

    “It is our believe that the edifice, housing the Chemistry lab, will encourage the students to venture into the world of sciences.

    “We are all aware that medicines and scientific innovations are now the order of the day wherein the world has become a global village.

    “Let me use this opportunity to thank our partners for supporting our course of enhancing formal learning within the military barracks for the benefits of children of serving personnel and its environs,” he said.

    AJiboye urged the students to put the chemistry lab to good use while ensuring a high sense of maintenance and called on other ADSS products to emulate the gesture to support improvement of learning conditions in their Alma-mater.

    He commended members of the 2002 class for their selfless sacrifices and financial commitment towards the project.

    The representative of the Principal, Mr Nemngwi Johnson, thanked the set for the exemplary show of support to the school in different areas.

    Johnson said the set had been supportive to the school by the zeal to invest into the lives of the younger generation and pledged to ensure optimal utilisation of the laboratory.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Minister of Defence retired Maj Gen Bashir Magashi says physical fitness remains the cornerstone of troops combat readiness in contending with myriads of security challenges confronting the country Magashi who was represented by the Director Army Affairs Mr Sunday Attah said this at the opening of the 2022 Armed Forces Inter Service Sports Competition 2022 AFISSC on Tuesday in Abuja He said that physical fitness also helps to keep service personnel in top state that would enable them to carryout and achieve assigned tasks The minister said the inter service sports competition organised by the Defence Headquarters DHQ was designed to provide the platform for the services to interact with one another towards sustaining the good relationship built and enjoyed over the years According to him the importance of physical fitness to an armed forces such as ours cannot be over emphasised particularly at this time that Nigeria is contending with a myriad of security challenges It is physically and mentally fit personnel that make the difference in combat operations These physically and mentally fit personnel are able to endure tough weather and terrain conditions and other stressful harsh battle conditions Physical fitness therefore remains the cornerstone of troops combat readiness as it keeps Service Personnel in top physical state that enable them carryout and achieve assigned tasks On the whole physical fitness is the basis for service personnel s good health and physical wellbeing he added Magashi said the current security challenges confronting the nation were enormous and thus calls for synergy and cooperation among the three services He said that avenues such as sports competition needed to be continuously created to facilitate mutual interaction amongst troops The minister commended the troops for their efforts and sacrifices at tackling the security challenges as well as the DHQ for organising the sports competition He charged the participating athletes to imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship and strive to put in optimal performance towards winning laurels for their various services Furthermore let fair play be your watchword as you keep in focus the objective for the organisation of this sports fiesta I will not end my remarks without assuring you all of the unflinching commitment of the President Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari at ensuring the best of welfare and working conditions for our armed forces personnel He appreciates the huge efforts and great sacrifices you all are making to keep our dear country Nigeria safe and prosperous he added The Chief of Defence Staff CDS Gen Lucky Irabor said the event was aimed at strengthening the ties among troops instilling discipline and readiness to serve a common cause in the armed forces Irabor who was represented by Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Oladayo Amao said that friendly sporting competition helps in fostering desired working relationship and promoting synergy among members of the armed forces This according to him is because fitness of the body and contentment of mind come more readily in the free atmosphere of games More so sports provide a basis for team work that is needed for troops to be able to function with a cohesion that is often called upon both during peacetime military engagements and combat operations As we all know warfare is a grueling experience and the ability to advance long distances with full combat gear through rugged terrains and to fight effectively requires strength agility and stamina from troops This can only be conditioned through sports and effective physical fitness training As such team sports have been found to provide both physiological and psychological benefits that reduce stress illness and injuries especially during operations Accordingly physical fitness and mental alertness of personnel have become key considerations for the armed forces to meet increasing demands of current and emerging threats he said Irabor said the military had made giant strides in encouraging personnel and their families to always engage in sports through organised events like half marathon children sports clinic and various sports championships The CDS said the competitions were aimed at promoting synergy and cooperation between the AFN and other security agencies adding that it had also encouraged troops to build fitness and maintain combat readiness He said that several talents discovered from competitions of this nature were representing the country in different international sporting events and recording exploits According to him the Cross Country Team to represent Nigeria in the 58th World Military Cross Country Competition slated to hold at Beja Portugal in October would be selected from the Inter Service Sports Competition The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the competition features male and female athletes from the Army Navy and the Air Force They will compete for laurels in Basketball Cross Country Football Taekwondo and Volleyball NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Physical fitness, cornerstone of troops combat readiness – Minister
     The Minister of Defence retired Maj Gen Bashir Magashi says physical fitness remains the cornerstone of troops combat readiness in contending with myriads of security challenges confronting the country Magashi who was represented by the Director Army Affairs Mr Sunday Attah said this at the opening of the 2022 Armed Forces Inter Service Sports Competition 2022 AFISSC on Tuesday in Abuja He said that physical fitness also helps to keep service personnel in top state that would enable them to carryout and achieve assigned tasks The minister said the inter service sports competition organised by the Defence Headquarters DHQ was designed to provide the platform for the services to interact with one another towards sustaining the good relationship built and enjoyed over the years According to him the importance of physical fitness to an armed forces such as ours cannot be over emphasised particularly at this time that Nigeria is contending with a myriad of security challenges It is physically and mentally fit personnel that make the difference in combat operations These physically and mentally fit personnel are able to endure tough weather and terrain conditions and other stressful harsh battle conditions Physical fitness therefore remains the cornerstone of troops combat readiness as it keeps Service Personnel in top physical state that enable them carryout and achieve assigned tasks On the whole physical fitness is the basis for service personnel s good health and physical wellbeing he added Magashi said the current security challenges confronting the nation were enormous and thus calls for synergy and cooperation among the three services He said that avenues such as sports competition needed to be continuously created to facilitate mutual interaction amongst troops The minister commended the troops for their efforts and sacrifices at tackling the security challenges as well as the DHQ for organising the sports competition He charged the participating athletes to imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship and strive to put in optimal performance towards winning laurels for their various services Furthermore let fair play be your watchword as you keep in focus the objective for the organisation of this sports fiesta I will not end my remarks without assuring you all of the unflinching commitment of the President Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari at ensuring the best of welfare and working conditions for our armed forces personnel He appreciates the huge efforts and great sacrifices you all are making to keep our dear country Nigeria safe and prosperous he added The Chief of Defence Staff CDS Gen Lucky Irabor said the event was aimed at strengthening the ties among troops instilling discipline and readiness to serve a common cause in the armed forces Irabor who was represented by Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Oladayo Amao said that friendly sporting competition helps in fostering desired working relationship and promoting synergy among members of the armed forces This according to him is because fitness of the body and contentment of mind come more readily in the free atmosphere of games More so sports provide a basis for team work that is needed for troops to be able to function with a cohesion that is often called upon both during peacetime military engagements and combat operations As we all know warfare is a grueling experience and the ability to advance long distances with full combat gear through rugged terrains and to fight effectively requires strength agility and stamina from troops This can only be conditioned through sports and effective physical fitness training As such team sports have been found to provide both physiological and psychological benefits that reduce stress illness and injuries especially during operations Accordingly physical fitness and mental alertness of personnel have become key considerations for the armed forces to meet increasing demands of current and emerging threats he said Irabor said the military had made giant strides in encouraging personnel and their families to always engage in sports through organised events like half marathon children sports clinic and various sports championships The CDS said the competitions were aimed at promoting synergy and cooperation between the AFN and other security agencies adding that it had also encouraged troops to build fitness and maintain combat readiness He said that several talents discovered from competitions of this nature were representing the country in different international sporting events and recording exploits According to him the Cross Country Team to represent Nigeria in the 58th World Military Cross Country Competition slated to hold at Beja Portugal in October would be selected from the Inter Service Sports Competition The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the competition features male and female athletes from the Army Navy and the Air Force They will compete for laurels in Basketball Cross Country Football Taekwondo and Volleyball NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Physical fitness, cornerstone of troops combat readiness – Minister
    Defence/Security3 months ago

    Physical fitness, cornerstone of troops combat readiness – Minister

    The Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi says physical fitness remains the cornerstone of troops combat readiness in contending with myriads of security challenges confronting the country.

    Magashi, who was represented by the Director, Army Affairs, Mr Sunday Attah, said this at the opening of the 2022 Armed Forces Inter-Service Sports Competition (2022-AFISSC) on Tuesday in Abuja.

    He said that physical fitness also helps to keep service personnel in top state that would enable them to carryout and achieve assigned tasks.

    The minister said the inter-service sports competition, organised by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) was designed to provide the platform for the services to interact with one another towards sustaining the good relationship built and enjoyed over the years.

    According to him, the importance of physical fitness to an armed forces such as ours cannot be over emphasised, particularly at this time that Nigeria is contending with a myriad of security challenges.

    “It is physically and mentally fit personnel that make the difference in combat operations.

    “These physically and mentally fit personnel are able to endure tough weather and terrain conditions and other stressful harsh battle conditions.

    “Physical fitness therefore remains the cornerstone of troops combat readiness as it keeps Service Personnel in top physical state that enable them carryout and achieve assigned tasks.

    “On the whole, physical fitness is the basis for service personnel’s good health and physical wellbeing,” he added.

    Magashi said the current security challenges confronting the nation were enormous and thus, calls for synergy and cooperation among the three services.

    He said that avenues such as sports competition, needed to be continuously created to facilitate mutual interaction amongst troops.

    The minister commended the troops for their efforts and sacrifices at tackling the security challenges as well as the DHQ for organising the sports competition.

    He charged the participating athletes to imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship and strive to put in optimal performance towards winning laurels for their various services.

    “Furthermore, let fair play be your watchword as you keep in focus, the objective for the organisation of this sports fiesta.

    “I will not end my remarks without assuring you all of the unflinching commitment of the President Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, at ensuring the best of welfare and working conditions for our armed forces personnel.

    “He appreciates the huge efforts and great sacrifices you all are making to keep our dear country, Nigeria safe and prosperous,” he added.

    The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, said the event was aimed at strengthening the ties among troops, instilling discipline and readiness to serve a common cause in the armed forces.

    Irabor, who was represented by Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, said that friendly sporting competition helps in fostering desired working relationship and promoting synergy among members of the armed forces.

    This, according to him, is because fitness of the body and contentment of mind come more readily in the free atmosphere of games.

    “More so, sports provide a basis for team work that is needed for troops to be able to function with a cohesion that is often called upon both during peacetime military engagements and combat operations.

    “As we all know, warfare is a grueling experience and the ability to advance long distances with full combat gear through rugged terrains and to fight effectively requires strength, agility and stamina from troops.

    “This can only be conditioned through sports and effective physical fitness training.

    “As such, team sports have been found to provide both physiological and psychological benefits that reduce stress, illness and injuries, especially during operations.

    “Accordingly, physical fitness and mental alertness of personnel have become key considerations for the armed forces to meet increasing demands of current and emerging threats,” he said.

    Irabor said the military had made giant strides in encouraging personnel and their families to always engage in sports through organised events like half marathon, children sports clinic and various sports championships.

    The CDS said the competitions were aimed at promoting synergy and cooperation between the AFN and other security agencies, adding that it had also encouraged troops to build fitness and maintain combat readiness.

    He said that several talents discovered from competitions of this nature were representing the country in different international sporting events and recording exploits.

    According to him, the Cross Country Team to represent Nigeria in the 58th World Military Cross Country Competition slated to hold at Beja, Portugal in October, would be selected from the Inter-Service Sports Competition.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the competition features male and female athletes from the Army, Navy and the  Air Force.

    They will compete for laurels in Basketball, Cross-Country, Football, Taekwondo and Volleyball.  


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  •  The Defence Headquarters DHQ said it was set to hold the 2022 Armed Forces Inter Service Sports Competition 2022 AFISSC from Sept 18 to 23 in Abuja The Director Defence Information Maj Gen Jimmy Akpor in a statement on Friday said the competition would take place at the Mogadishu Cantonment Sports Complex Akpor said the 2022 AFISSC was an initiative of the DHQ to afford the services of the armed forces the opportunity to compete and interact with one another in the spirit of sustaining the camaraderie that exists among them He said the 2022 AFISSC would have athletes both male and female from the Nigerian Army Navy and the Air Force competing in five games The games according to him are Basketball Cross Country Football Taekwondo and Volleyball He said the competition would be declared open by the Minister of Defence Gen Bashir Magashi on Sept 20 Other dignitaries expected at the occasion would include the Minister of Youth and Sports the Chief of Defence Staff the Service Chiefs Inspector General of Police senior military officers the barracks community and lovers of sports within Abuja metropolis Accreditation as well as preliminary matches and games would commence on Sunday NewsSourceCredit NAN
    DHQ organises inter-service sports
     The Defence Headquarters DHQ said it was set to hold the 2022 Armed Forces Inter Service Sports Competition 2022 AFISSC from Sept 18 to 23 in Abuja The Director Defence Information Maj Gen Jimmy Akpor in a statement on Friday said the competition would take place at the Mogadishu Cantonment Sports Complex Akpor said the 2022 AFISSC was an initiative of the DHQ to afford the services of the armed forces the opportunity to compete and interact with one another in the spirit of sustaining the camaraderie that exists among them He said the 2022 AFISSC would have athletes both male and female from the Nigerian Army Navy and the Air Force competing in five games The games according to him are Basketball Cross Country Football Taekwondo and Volleyball He said the competition would be declared open by the Minister of Defence Gen Bashir Magashi on Sept 20 Other dignitaries expected at the occasion would include the Minister of Youth and Sports the Chief of Defence Staff the Service Chiefs Inspector General of Police senior military officers the barracks community and lovers of sports within Abuja metropolis Accreditation as well as preliminary matches and games would commence on Sunday NewsSourceCredit NAN
    DHQ organises inter-service sports
    Defence/Security3 months ago

    DHQ organises inter-service sports

    The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said it was set to hold the 2022 Armed Forces Inter-Service Sports Competition (2022 AFISSC) from Sept. 18 to 23 in Abuja.  

    The Director, Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Jimmy Akpor, in a statement on Friday, said the competition would take place at the Mogadishu Cantonment Sports Complex.  

    Akpor said the 2022 AFISSC was an initiative of the DHQ to afford the services of the armed forces the opportunity to compete and interact with one another in the spirit of sustaining the camaraderie that exists among them.  

    He said the 2022 AFISSC would have athletes, both male and female from the Nigerian Army, Navy and the Air Force competing in five games.  

    The games, according to him, are Basketball, Cross-Country, Football, Taekwondo and Volleyball.  

    He said the competition would be declared open by the Minister of Defence, Gen. Bashir Magashi on Sept. 20.   “Other dignitaries expected at the occasion would include the Minister of Youth and Sports, the Chief of Defence Staff, the Service Chiefs, Inspector General of Police, senior military officers, the barracks community and lovers of sports within Abuja metropolis.  

    “Accreditation as well as preliminary matches and games would commence on Sunday.


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  •   The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya has approved the posting and appointment of some top officers to command instructional and staff positions across formations and units The appointments were announced in a statement issued by the Director Army Public Relations Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu on Thursday in Abuja Nwachukwu said the new postings and appointments were done in an effort to reposition the army for operational efficiency According to him those affected in the redeployment include some Principal Staff Officers of the Army Headquarters General Officers Commanding Corps Commanders Commandants of training institutions Brigade Commanders Commanding Officers amongst others He said the General Officer Commanding GOC 81 Division Maj Gen Umaru Musa had been redeployed to 82 as new GOC while Maj Gen Taoreed Lagbaja moves from 82 Division to 1 Division as new GOC The army spokesman said that Maj Gen OC Ajunwa had been moved from Nigeria Defence Section in Brasilia to HQ 81 Division as GOC while the Commandant Depot Nigerian Army Maj Gen Aminu Chinade had been moved to 2 Division as GOC He also said that Maj Gen OW Ali had been redeployed from Headquarters Command Army Records to AHQ as Chief of Administration Army while Maj Gen S Muhammed had been moved from Defence Headquarters to AHQ as Chief of Army Standards and Evaluation Army According to him Maj Gen James Ataguba moves from AHQ Department of Army Standards and Evaluation to Defence Headquarters and appointed Director Peace Keeping Operations while Maj Gen Adekunle Adesope from Army Finance Corps to DHQ and appointed as Chief of Defence Accounts and Budget Maj Gen Usman Mohammed moves from Army Headquarters Department of Administration to Nigerian Army Resource Centre and appointment Senior Research Fellow Other senior officers affected in the redeployment are Maj Gen Preye Fakrogha from DHQ Garrison to Defence Space Administration and appointed Director Policy Plans and Research while Maj Gen MO Enendu moves from Nigerian Army College of Logistics to DHQ and appointed Director Psychological Warfare Maj Gen Adikwu Attu moves from DHQ Department of Training and Operations to DHQ Garrison and appointed Commander while Maj Gen Bernard Onyeuko moves from the Directorate of Defence Media Operations to DHQ Department of Logistics and appointed Director Procurement he said Nwachukwu said that Maj Gen AM Alabi had been appointed Corps Commander Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps Maj Gen A Mohammed Corps Commander Nigerian Army Electrical Mechanical Engineers and Maj Gen E Akerejola had been appointed Commander Corps of Supply and Transport He said that Maj Gen AA Fayemiwo had been redeployed from Nigerian Army Welfare Holdings Limited and appointed Chief of Accounts and Budget Army Senior officers newly appointed as Commandants of Nigerian Army training institutions are Maj Gen P I Eze Commandant Nigerian Army Ordinance School Maj Gen AA Adeyinka as Commandant Nigerian Army College of Logistics and Maj Gen P P Malla appointed Commandant Depot Nigerian Army while Brig Gen UT Otaru has been appointed Acting Commandant Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport he said Other appointments according to Nwachukwu are those of Brigade Commanders He said the Chief of Army Staff had directed all the newly appointed senior officers to redouble their effort and commitment to duty in tackling the security challenges bedeviling the nation as they assume their new appointments NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigerian Army deploys GOCs, appoints new PSOs, others
      The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya has approved the posting and appointment of some top officers to command instructional and staff positions across formations and units The appointments were announced in a statement issued by the Director Army Public Relations Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu on Thursday in Abuja Nwachukwu said the new postings and appointments were done in an effort to reposition the army for operational efficiency According to him those affected in the redeployment include some Principal Staff Officers of the Army Headquarters General Officers Commanding Corps Commanders Commandants of training institutions Brigade Commanders Commanding Officers amongst others He said the General Officer Commanding GOC 81 Division Maj Gen Umaru Musa had been redeployed to 82 as new GOC while Maj Gen Taoreed Lagbaja moves from 82 Division to 1 Division as new GOC The army spokesman said that Maj Gen OC Ajunwa had been moved from Nigeria Defence Section in Brasilia to HQ 81 Division as GOC while the Commandant Depot Nigerian Army Maj Gen Aminu Chinade had been moved to 2 Division as GOC He also said that Maj Gen OW Ali had been redeployed from Headquarters Command Army Records to AHQ as Chief of Administration Army while Maj Gen S Muhammed had been moved from Defence Headquarters to AHQ as Chief of Army Standards and Evaluation Army According to him Maj Gen James Ataguba moves from AHQ Department of Army Standards and Evaluation to Defence Headquarters and appointed Director Peace Keeping Operations while Maj Gen Adekunle Adesope from Army Finance Corps to DHQ and appointed as Chief of Defence Accounts and Budget Maj Gen Usman Mohammed moves from Army Headquarters Department of Administration to Nigerian Army Resource Centre and appointment Senior Research Fellow Other senior officers affected in the redeployment are Maj Gen Preye Fakrogha from DHQ Garrison to Defence Space Administration and appointed Director Policy Plans and Research while Maj Gen MO Enendu moves from Nigerian Army College of Logistics to DHQ and appointed Director Psychological Warfare Maj Gen Adikwu Attu moves from DHQ Department of Training and Operations to DHQ Garrison and appointed Commander while Maj Gen Bernard Onyeuko moves from the Directorate of Defence Media Operations to DHQ Department of Logistics and appointed Director Procurement he said Nwachukwu said that Maj Gen AM Alabi had been appointed Corps Commander Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps Maj Gen A Mohammed Corps Commander Nigerian Army Electrical Mechanical Engineers and Maj Gen E Akerejola had been appointed Commander Corps of Supply and Transport He said that Maj Gen AA Fayemiwo had been redeployed from Nigerian Army Welfare Holdings Limited and appointed Chief of Accounts and Budget Army Senior officers newly appointed as Commandants of Nigerian Army training institutions are Maj Gen P I Eze Commandant Nigerian Army Ordinance School Maj Gen AA Adeyinka as Commandant Nigerian Army College of Logistics and Maj Gen P P Malla appointed Commandant Depot Nigerian Army while Brig Gen UT Otaru has been appointed Acting Commandant Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport he said Other appointments according to Nwachukwu are those of Brigade Commanders He said the Chief of Army Staff had directed all the newly appointed senior officers to redouble their effort and commitment to duty in tackling the security challenges bedeviling the nation as they assume their new appointments NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigerian Army deploys GOCs, appoints new PSOs, others
    Defence/Security4 months ago

    Nigerian Army deploys GOCs, appoints new PSOs, others

     The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has approved the posting and appointment of some top officers to command, instructional and staff positions across formations and units.

    The appointments were announced in a statement issued by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Thursday in Abuja.

    Nwachukwu said the new postings and appointments were done in an effort to reposition the army for operational efficiency.

    According to him, those affected in the redeployment include some Principal Staff Officers of the Army Headquarters, General Officers Commanding, Corps Commanders, Commandants of training institutions, Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers, amongst others.

    He said the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Maj.-Gen.Umaru Musa, had been redeployed to 82 as new GOC, while Maj.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja moves from 82 Division to 1 Division as new GOC.

    The army spokesman said that Maj.-Gen. OC Ajunwa had been moved from Nigeria Defence Section in Brasilia to HQ 81 Division as GOC, while the Commandant, Depot Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Aminu Chinade had been moved to 2 Division as GOC.

    He also said that Maj.-Gen. OW Ali had been redeployed from Headquarters Command, Army Records, to AHQ as Chief of Administration (Army), while Maj.-Gen. S Muhammed had been moved from Defence Headquarters to AHQ as Chief of Army Standards and Evaluation (Army).

    According to him, Maj.-Gen. James Ataguba moves from AHQ Department of Army Standards and Evaluation to Defence Headquarters and appointed, Director, Peace Keeping Operations, while Maj.-Gen. Adekunle Adesope from Army Finance Corps to DHQ and appointed as Chief of Defence,  Accounts and Budget.

    “Maj.-Gen. Usman Mohammed moves from Army Headquarters, Department of Administration, to Nigerian Army Resource Centre and appointment Senior Research Fellow.

    “Other senior officers affected in the redeployment are Maj.-Gen. Preye Fakrogha, from DHQ Garrison to Defence Space Administration and appointed Director Policy, Plans and Research, while Maj.-Gen. MO Enendu moves from Nigerian Army College of Logistics to DHQ and appointed Director Psychological Warfare.

    “Maj.-Gen. Adikwu Attu moves from DHQ Department of Training and Operations to DHQ Garrison and appointed Commander, while Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko moves from the Directorate of Defence Media Operations to DHQ Department of Logistics and appointed Director Procurement,” he said.

    Nwachukwu said that Maj.-Gen. AM Alabi had been appointed Corps Commander, Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps; Maj.-Gen. A Mohammed, Corps Commander, Nigerian Army Electrical Mechanical Engineers and Maj.-Gen. E Akerejola had been appointed Commander, Corps of Supply and Transport.

    He said that Maj.-Gen. AA Fayemiwo had been redeployed from Nigerian Army Welfare Holdings Limited and appointed Chief of Accounts and Budget (Army).

    “Senior officers newly appointed as Commandants of Nigerian Army training institutions are Maj.-Gen. P.

    I. Eze, Commandant, Nigerian Army Ordinance School; Maj.-Gen. AA Adeyinka, as Commandant, Nigerian Army College of Logistics and Maj.-Gen. P.

    P. Malla appointed Commandant, Depot, Nigerian Army, while Brig.-Gen. UT Otaru has been appointed Acting Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport,” he said.

    Other appointments, according to Nwachukwu,  are those of Brigade Commanders.

    He said the Chief of Army Staff had directed all the newly appointed senior officers to redouble their effort and commitment to duty in tackling the security challenges bedeviling the nation, as they assume their new appointments. 


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  •  The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Hadin Kai OPHK have eliminated 48 insurgents including six top commanders of the terrorists group in the past two weeks in the North East The DHQ said that 3 858 terrorists and their families surrendered to troops in the Theatre of operation The Director Defence Media Operations Maj Gen Bernard Onyeuko said this while reviewing progress of the ongoing military campaign against insurgency on Thursday in Abuja He said the troops took the battle to Boko Haram State of West Africa Province ISWAP enclaves with more coordinated operations He said the Air Component of OPHK on July 11 conducted air interdiction operation at Tumbum Jaki and Tumbum Murhu near Lake Chad in Borno killing more than 21 terrorists Onyeuko disclosed that the six terrorists commanders surrendered to troops at Gwoza He listed the surrendered commanders as Malam Mala Hassan Wali Ali Madagali Munzur Musa Bashir Chief Anur Buba Dahiru Munzur Jafar Hamma Kaid and Abbali Polisawa Also about 3 858 Boko Haram terrorists and their families surrendered between July 1 and July 14 comprising 505 males 1 042 females and 2 311 children he said The spokesman said the troops also neutralised unspecified number of terrorists in different encounters at Gamage village in Dikwa Local Government Area Dikwa Gamborou Ngala road Pulka Gwale road in Borno during the period According to him several terrorists logistics have been arrested with different items at various locations within the theatre Among them were two women namely Hauwa Gambo and Khadija Dirsa Consequently troops neutralised 42 terrorists arrested 10 captured 17 AK47 rifles one QTC rifle 1 RPG bomb one RPG tube five hand grenades 120 rounds of 5 5mm and 54 rounds of 7 62mm special ammunition he said Onyeuko listed other items to include 151 rounds of 7 62mm NATO 60 rounds of 12 7 108mm two ammo links five Dane guns eight rounds of fabricated 7 62mm ammunition one smoke grenade two locally made explosives 23 empty AK47 magazines and five FN magazines He said the surrendered terrorists and their families were being profiled and documented while recovered items and apprehended suspected terrorists had been handed over to the appropriate authorities for further action NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Troops eliminate 48 terrorists, as 3,858 surrender in N/East – DHQ
     The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Hadin Kai OPHK have eliminated 48 insurgents including six top commanders of the terrorists group in the past two weeks in the North East The DHQ said that 3 858 terrorists and their families surrendered to troops in the Theatre of operation The Director Defence Media Operations Maj Gen Bernard Onyeuko said this while reviewing progress of the ongoing military campaign against insurgency on Thursday in Abuja He said the troops took the battle to Boko Haram State of West Africa Province ISWAP enclaves with more coordinated operations He said the Air Component of OPHK on July 11 conducted air interdiction operation at Tumbum Jaki and Tumbum Murhu near Lake Chad in Borno killing more than 21 terrorists Onyeuko disclosed that the six terrorists commanders surrendered to troops at Gwoza He listed the surrendered commanders as Malam Mala Hassan Wali Ali Madagali Munzur Musa Bashir Chief Anur Buba Dahiru Munzur Jafar Hamma Kaid and Abbali Polisawa Also about 3 858 Boko Haram terrorists and their families surrendered between July 1 and July 14 comprising 505 males 1 042 females and 2 311 children he said The spokesman said the troops also neutralised unspecified number of terrorists in different encounters at Gamage village in Dikwa Local Government Area Dikwa Gamborou Ngala road Pulka Gwale road in Borno during the period According to him several terrorists logistics have been arrested with different items at various locations within the theatre Among them were two women namely Hauwa Gambo and Khadija Dirsa Consequently troops neutralised 42 terrorists arrested 10 captured 17 AK47 rifles one QTC rifle 1 RPG bomb one RPG tube five hand grenades 120 rounds of 5 5mm and 54 rounds of 7 62mm special ammunition he said Onyeuko listed other items to include 151 rounds of 7 62mm NATO 60 rounds of 12 7 108mm two ammo links five Dane guns eight rounds of fabricated 7 62mm ammunition one smoke grenade two locally made explosives 23 empty AK47 magazines and five FN magazines He said the surrendered terrorists and their families were being profiled and documented while recovered items and apprehended suspected terrorists had been handed over to the appropriate authorities for further action NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Troops eliminate 48 terrorists, as 3,858 surrender in N/East – DHQ
    Defence/Security5 months ago

    Troops eliminate 48 terrorists, as 3,858 surrender in N/East – DHQ

    The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) have eliminated 48 insurgents including six top commanders of the terrorists group in the past two weeks in the North-East.

    The DHQ said that 3,858 terrorists and their families surrendered to troops in the Theatre of operation.

    The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, said this while reviewing progress of the ongoing military campaign against insurgency on Thursday in Abuja.

    He said the troops took the battle to Boko Haram State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) enclaves with more coordinated operations.

    He said the Air Component of OPHK on July 11, conducted air interdiction operation at Tumbum Jaki and Tumbum Murhu near Lake Chad in Borno killing more than 21 terrorists.

    Onyeuko disclosed that the six terrorists’ commanders surrendered to troops at Gwoza.

    He listed the surrendered commanders as Malam Mala Hassan (Wali), Ali Madagali (Munzur), Musa Bashir (Chief Anur), Buba Dahiru (Munzur), Jafar Hamma (Kaid) and Abbali Polisawa.

    “Also, about 3,858 Boko Haram terrorists and their families surrendered between July 1 and July 14, comprising 505 males, 1,042 females and 2,311 children,” he said.

    The spokesman said the troops also neutralised unspecified number of terrorists in different encounters at Gamage village in Dikwa Local Government Area, Dikwa – Gamborou-Ngala road, Pulka – Gwale road in Borno during the period.

    According to him, several terrorists logistics have been arrested with different items at various locations within the theatre.

    “Among them were two women namely; Hauwa Gambo and Khadija Dirsa.

    “Consequently, troops neutralised 42 terrorists, arrested 10, captured 17 AK47 rifles, one QTC rifle, 1 RPG bomb, one RPG tube, five hand grenades, 120 rounds of 5.5mm and 54 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition,” he said

    Onyeuko listed other items to include 151 rounds of 7.62mm NATO; 60 rounds of 12.7 108mm, two ammo links, five Dane guns, eight rounds of fabricated 7.62mm ammunition, one smoke grenade, two locally made explosives, 23 empty AK47 magazines, and five FN magazines.

    He said the surrendered terrorists and their families were being profiled and documented while recovered items and apprehended suspected terrorists had been handed over to the appropriate authorities for further action.


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  •  The Defence and Police Officers Wives Association DEPOWA on Tuesday donated large quantity of hospital consumables to the Defence Headquarters Medical Centre at Mogadishu Cantonment Abuja in the spirit of Eid el Kabir The President of DEPOWA Mrs Vickie Irabor led members of the association to also present token to some patients who are receiving treatment at the medical center Irabor said that DEPOWA decided to visit the medical centre to identify with the hospital and its patients as well as donating gifts items and hospital disposables to the facility She said the gesture was the non kinetic support of the women to the troops of the armed forces to encourage and pray for them We also use this opportunity to say to Nigerians that we should not lose hope in our armed forces We know that in no time they will defeat the adversaries of our dear nation On this note we say to everyone in this hospital facility to be assured of our prayers and that in no time you will all walk away from this hospital This is a military hospital where we have more than 50 patients and as wives of military officers we have come to identify with them she said DEPOWA President said the association had continued to reach out to military hospitals adding that they had visited the 44 Re Reference Hospital in Kaduna and Maimalari Cantonment Hospital in Maiduguri for similar gesture The Commander DHQ Medical Centre Navy Capt A O Aliyu represented by Col Olayinka Ojo expressed appreciation to DEPOWA for the gesture and Mrs Irabor for her motherly care for military family Aliyu said the visit was an opportunity for the president of DEPOWA to tour the facility which had been serving members of the armed forces in Abuja He said the visit would also help the wife of the Chief of Defence Staff to have first hand information on the needs of the centre and pass same to her husband According to him the Chief of Defence Staff himself is very passionate about the health of his troops NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sallah: Irabor donates hospital consumables, gift items to medical centre, patients
     The Defence and Police Officers Wives Association DEPOWA on Tuesday donated large quantity of hospital consumables to the Defence Headquarters Medical Centre at Mogadishu Cantonment Abuja in the spirit of Eid el Kabir The President of DEPOWA Mrs Vickie Irabor led members of the association to also present token to some patients who are receiving treatment at the medical center Irabor said that DEPOWA decided to visit the medical centre to identify with the hospital and its patients as well as donating gifts items and hospital disposables to the facility She said the gesture was the non kinetic support of the women to the troops of the armed forces to encourage and pray for them We also use this opportunity to say to Nigerians that we should not lose hope in our armed forces We know that in no time they will defeat the adversaries of our dear nation On this note we say to everyone in this hospital facility to be assured of our prayers and that in no time you will all walk away from this hospital This is a military hospital where we have more than 50 patients and as wives of military officers we have come to identify with them she said DEPOWA President said the association had continued to reach out to military hospitals adding that they had visited the 44 Re Reference Hospital in Kaduna and Maimalari Cantonment Hospital in Maiduguri for similar gesture The Commander DHQ Medical Centre Navy Capt A O Aliyu represented by Col Olayinka Ojo expressed appreciation to DEPOWA for the gesture and Mrs Irabor for her motherly care for military family Aliyu said the visit was an opportunity for the president of DEPOWA to tour the facility which had been serving members of the armed forces in Abuja He said the visit would also help the wife of the Chief of Defence Staff to have first hand information on the needs of the centre and pass same to her husband According to him the Chief of Defence Staff himself is very passionate about the health of his troops NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sallah: Irabor donates hospital consumables, gift items to medical centre, patients
    Defence/Security5 months ago

    Sallah: Irabor donates hospital consumables, gift items to medical centre, patients

    The Defence and Police Officers Wives Association (DEPOWA) on Tuesday, donated large quantity of hospital consumables to the Defence Headquarters Medical Centre at Mogadishu Cantonment Abuja, in the spirit of Eid-el-Kabir.

     

    The President of DEPOWA, Mrs Vickie Irabor, led members of the association to also present token to some patients who are receiving treatment at the medical center.

     

    Irabor said that DEPOWA decided to visit the medical centre to identify with the hospital and its patients as well as donating gifts items and hospital disposables to the facility.

     

    She said the gesture was the non-kinetic support of the women to the troops of the armed forces to encourage and pray for them.

     

    “We also use this opportunity to say to Nigerians that we should not lose hope in our armed forces.

     

    “We know that in no time, they will defeat the adversaries of our dear nation.

     

    “On this note, we say to everyone in this hospital facility to be assured of our prayers and that in no time you will all walk away from this hospital.

     

    “This is a military hospital where we have more than 50 patients and as wives of military officers, we have come to identify with them,” she said.

     

    DEPOWA President said the association had continued to reach out to military hospitals, adding that they had visited the 44 Re Reference Hospital in Kaduna and Maimalari Cantonment Hospital in Maiduguri for similar gesture.

     

    The Commander, DHQ Medical Centre, Navy Capt. A.O Aliyu, represented by Col. Olayinka Ojo, expressed appreciation to DEPOWA for the gesture and Mrs Irabor for her motherly care for military family.

     

    Aliyu said the visit was an opportunity for the president of DEPOWA to tour the facility which had been serving members of the armed forces in Abuja.

     

    He said the visit would also help the wife of the Chief of Defence Staff to have first-hand information on the needs of the centre and pass same to her husband.

     

    According to him, the Chief of Defence Staff himself is very passionate about the health of his troops. (

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  •  The Chief of Defence Staff CDS Gen Lucky Irabor has promised to ensure development of sports in military barracks to engaged more youths in sporting activities Irabor made the pledge at the closing of the 2022 edition of Abuja Military Barracks Youths Sports Championship organised by the Defence Headquarters on Thursday in Abuja The CDS was represented by the Director of Education Defence Headquarters Rear Adm Chibuike Azike Irabor assured the youth that deliberate efforts would be made to ensure the continuous construction renovation reactivation and remodeling of sporting facilities within the barracks In additional and by way of encouragement we shall continue to facilitate the participation of youths across all barracks in organised sports competitions around the country I urge all youths across all the barracks not to rest on their oars as they go about pursuing their educational and sporting careers There are enough challenges currently being faced by government at all levels while efforts are on to arrest the crisis This championship as organised no doubt have widened the horizon of our barracks towards exploring opportunities offered by sports he said Irabor commended the Directorate of sports for a job well done in ensuring the smooth conduct of the competition He also commended the participating youths for the excellent performance saying the championships must have taken a toll on their physical and mental strength He added that objectives set out to be achieved via the conduct of the championship had been realised I therefore commend all the youths for the efforts they have put into winning trophies for their teams You will all agree with me that every team is a winner We can see that there are trophies in front of every team Specifically I commend and congratulate the youths that have distinguished themselves by winning individual prizes during the championship he added On his part the Director of Education DHQ Rear Adm Azike said the fourth edition of the military youth sports competition started well and ended well Azike said the fourth edition was unique because it was held in the newly remodeled football pitch adding that the football pitch was FIFA rating According to him it means that various sporting conditions national local and national and beyond So I believe that in the nearest future we will have talents from this particular competition to represent the country and even beyond he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports the championship features four sports including football basketball volleyball and badminton involving five teams The teams are Team Lungi Team Mambilla Team Mogadishu Team NAF Base and Team Zuma in both male and female categories Team Mambilla emerged the overall winner with 620 points Team Lungi came second with 480 points while Team Mogadishu won the third position with 400 points Teams NAF Base and Zuma came fourth and fifth with 320 point and 280 points respectively NAN
    Irabor promises to encourage sports among barracks youth
     The Chief of Defence Staff CDS Gen Lucky Irabor has promised to ensure development of sports in military barracks to engaged more youths in sporting activities Irabor made the pledge at the closing of the 2022 edition of Abuja Military Barracks Youths Sports Championship organised by the Defence Headquarters on Thursday in Abuja The CDS was represented by the Director of Education Defence Headquarters Rear Adm Chibuike Azike Irabor assured the youth that deliberate efforts would be made to ensure the continuous construction renovation reactivation and remodeling of sporting facilities within the barracks In additional and by way of encouragement we shall continue to facilitate the participation of youths across all barracks in organised sports competitions around the country I urge all youths across all the barracks not to rest on their oars as they go about pursuing their educational and sporting careers There are enough challenges currently being faced by government at all levels while efforts are on to arrest the crisis This championship as organised no doubt have widened the horizon of our barracks towards exploring opportunities offered by sports he said Irabor commended the Directorate of sports for a job well done in ensuring the smooth conduct of the competition He also commended the participating youths for the excellent performance saying the championships must have taken a toll on their physical and mental strength He added that objectives set out to be achieved via the conduct of the championship had been realised I therefore commend all the youths for the efforts they have put into winning trophies for their teams You will all agree with me that every team is a winner We can see that there are trophies in front of every team Specifically I commend and congratulate the youths that have distinguished themselves by winning individual prizes during the championship he added On his part the Director of Education DHQ Rear Adm Azike said the fourth edition of the military youth sports competition started well and ended well Azike said the fourth edition was unique because it was held in the newly remodeled football pitch adding that the football pitch was FIFA rating According to him it means that various sporting conditions national local and national and beyond So I believe that in the nearest future we will have talents from this particular competition to represent the country and even beyond he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports the championship features four sports including football basketball volleyball and badminton involving five teams The teams are Team Lungi Team Mambilla Team Mogadishu Team NAF Base and Team Zuma in both male and female categories Team Mambilla emerged the overall winner with 620 points Team Lungi came second with 480 points while Team Mogadishu won the third position with 400 points Teams NAF Base and Zuma came fourth and fifth with 320 point and 280 points respectively NAN
    Irabor promises to encourage sports among barracks youth
    Defence/Security6 months ago

    Irabor promises to encourage sports among barracks youth

    The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, has promised to ensure development of sports in military barracks to engaged more youths in sporting activities.

    Irabor made the pledge at the closing of the 2022 edition of Abuja Military Barracks Youths Sports Championship organised by the Defence Headquarters on Thursday, in Abuja.

    The CDS, was represented by the Director of Education, Defence Headquarters, Rear Adm. Chibuike Azike,

    Irabor assured the youth that deliberate efforts would be made to ensure the continuous construction, renovation, reactivation and remodeling of sporting facilities within the barracks.

    “In additional and by way of encouragement, we shall continue to facilitate the participation of youths across all barracks in organised sports competitions around the country.

    “I urge all youths across all the barracks not to rest on their oars as they go about pursuing their educational and sporting careers.

    “There are enough challenges currently being faced by government at all levels, while efforts are on to arrest the crisis. 

    “This championship as organised, no doubt have widened the horizon of our barracks towards exploring opportunities offered by sports,” he said.

    Irabor commended the Directorate of sports for a job well done in ensuring the smooth conduct of the competition.

    He also commended the participating youths for the excellent performance, saying the championships must have taken a toll on their physical and mental strength.

    He added that objectives set out to be achieved via the conduct of the championship had been realised.

    “I therefore commend all the youths for the efforts they have put into winning trophies for their teams.

    “You will all agree with me that every team is a winner. We can see that there are trophies in front of every team.

    “Specifically, I commend and congratulate the youths that have distinguished themselves by winning individual prizes during the championship,”he added.

    On his part, the Director of Education, DHQ, Rear Adm. Azike, said the fourth edition of the military youth sports competition started well and ended well.

    Azike said the fourth edition was unique because it was held in the newly remodeled football pitch, adding that the football pitch was FIFA rating.

    According to him, it means that various sporting conditions national, local and national and beyond.

    “So, I believe that in the nearest future, we will have talents from this particular competition to represent the country and even beyond,”he said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports the championship features four sports including: football, basketball, volleyball and badminton involving five teams.

    The teams are: Team Lungi, Team Mambilla, Team Mogadishu, Team NAF Base and Team Zuma in both male and female categories.

    Team Mambilla emerged the overall winner with 620 points, Team Lungi came second with 480 points, while Team Mogadishu won the third position with 400 points.

    Teams NAF Base and Zuma came fourth and fifth with 320 point and 280 points respectively.

    (NAN)

  •  The Chief of Defence Staff Gen Lucky Irabor has inaugurated a Joint Task Force JTF Operation Delta Safe code named Operation Octopus Grip in Bayelsa as part of efforts to tackle illegal activities of vandals in the Niger Delta region The inauguration held in Nembe Bassambiri NDDC jetty in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa on Wednesday In his address of welcome Irabor said the operations were aimed at curtailing numerous security threats currently bedeviling Nigeria and encumbering her national security Irabor who was represented by Maj Gen M A Yekini Chief of Defence Training and Operation said I came up with a vision which is to foster a professional armed forces capable of effectively meeting constitutional imperatives So far the DHQ is currently conducting several operations aimed at addressing identified security threats across the various geo political zones of Nigeria These operations are Operation WHIRL STROKE in the North Central HADARIN DAJI in the North West SAFE HAVEN in the North Central AWATSE in the South West HADIN KAI in the North East and DELTA SAFE in the South South Operation Delta Safe is peculiar and was established in the Niger Delta to curb crude oil theft and other illegal activities in the region Accordingly the JTF Operation Delta Safe was mandated to protect oil and gas infrastructures deter and prevent militancy sea robbery crude oil theft and other forms of criminality within the joint operations area that could impact negatively on the region s economic activities In achieving its mandate JTF Operation Delta Safe had conducted several kinetic and non kinetic operations which had yielded positive results in checkmating crude oil theft and illegal oil refineries in the Niger Delta Operations conducted by the JTF Operation Delta Safe include Operations ACCORD I and ACCORD II among others This had contributed in no small measure to secure our oil and gas infrastructures towards maintaining a steady oil production from the region These operations have also yielded positive results in curtailing the activities of pipeline vandals kidnapping sea piracy communal violence and other criminal activities in the region Notwithstanding the numerous achievements there was need to build on successes achieved so far and persevere in the face of emerging security threats through the conduct of fresh operations such as Operation Octopus Grip he said Irabor described Octopus Grip as a necessity to curtail the renewed activities of crude oil theft and illegal refineries affecting Nigeria s oil production output In his remarks Rear Adm Aminu Hassan the Commander JTF Operation Delta Safe said that the operation was aimed at creating safe and a secured environment for NNPC oil and gas exploration activities within the OPDS He described the objective of the operation as reinforcing and sustaining the successes recorded during Operation Accord two as well as all other operations conducted by services and other security agencies to improve their operational efforts The JTF Commander said that they had recorded a successful conduct of Accord 1 and 2 with tremendous achievements which could be attributed to the OPDS anti crude oil theft efforts along with commitment of the IOCs as well as all other stakeholders He said that Operation Delta Safe remained resolute in ensuring a better level of protection for the pipelines Source Credit NAN
    Irabor inaugurates JTF operation octopus grip in Bayelsa
     The Chief of Defence Staff Gen Lucky Irabor has inaugurated a Joint Task Force JTF Operation Delta Safe code named Operation Octopus Grip in Bayelsa as part of efforts to tackle illegal activities of vandals in the Niger Delta region The inauguration held in Nembe Bassambiri NDDC jetty in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa on Wednesday In his address of welcome Irabor said the operations were aimed at curtailing numerous security threats currently bedeviling Nigeria and encumbering her national security Irabor who was represented by Maj Gen M A Yekini Chief of Defence Training and Operation said I came up with a vision which is to foster a professional armed forces capable of effectively meeting constitutional imperatives So far the DHQ is currently conducting several operations aimed at addressing identified security threats across the various geo political zones of Nigeria These operations are Operation WHIRL STROKE in the North Central HADARIN DAJI in the North West SAFE HAVEN in the North Central AWATSE in the South West HADIN KAI in the North East and DELTA SAFE in the South South Operation Delta Safe is peculiar and was established in the Niger Delta to curb crude oil theft and other illegal activities in the region Accordingly the JTF Operation Delta Safe was mandated to protect oil and gas infrastructures deter and prevent militancy sea robbery crude oil theft and other forms of criminality within the joint operations area that could impact negatively on the region s economic activities In achieving its mandate JTF Operation Delta Safe had conducted several kinetic and non kinetic operations which had yielded positive results in checkmating crude oil theft and illegal oil refineries in the Niger Delta Operations conducted by the JTF Operation Delta Safe include Operations ACCORD I and ACCORD II among others This had contributed in no small measure to secure our oil and gas infrastructures towards maintaining a steady oil production from the region These operations have also yielded positive results in curtailing the activities of pipeline vandals kidnapping sea piracy communal violence and other criminal activities in the region Notwithstanding the numerous achievements there was need to build on successes achieved so far and persevere in the face of emerging security threats through the conduct of fresh operations such as Operation Octopus Grip he said Irabor described Octopus Grip as a necessity to curtail the renewed activities of crude oil theft and illegal refineries affecting Nigeria s oil production output In his remarks Rear Adm Aminu Hassan the Commander JTF Operation Delta Safe said that the operation was aimed at creating safe and a secured environment for NNPC oil and gas exploration activities within the OPDS He described the objective of the operation as reinforcing and sustaining the successes recorded during Operation Accord two as well as all other operations conducted by services and other security agencies to improve their operational efforts The JTF Commander said that they had recorded a successful conduct of Accord 1 and 2 with tremendous achievements which could be attributed to the OPDS anti crude oil theft efforts along with commitment of the IOCs as well as all other stakeholders He said that Operation Delta Safe remained resolute in ensuring a better level of protection for the pipelines Source Credit NAN
    Irabor inaugurates JTF operation octopus grip in Bayelsa
    Defence/Security8 months ago

    Irabor inaugurates JTF operation octopus grip in Bayelsa

    The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, has inaugurated a Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Delta Safe, code named Operation Octopus Grip, in Bayelsa, as part of efforts to tackle illegal activities of vandals in the Niger Delta region.

    The inauguration held in Nembe Bassambiri NDDC jetty, in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa, on Wednesday.

    In his address of welcome, Irabor, said the operations were aimed at curtailing numerous security threats currently bedeviling Nigeria and encumbering her national security.

    Irabor, who was represented by Maj.-Gen. M.A Yekini, Chief of Defence Training and Operation, said “I came up with a vision which is to foster a professional armed forces capable of effectively meeting constitutional imperatives.

    “So far, the DHQ is currently conducting several operations aimed at addressing identified security threats across the various geo-political zones of Nigeria.

    “These operations are Operation WHIRL STROKE in the North Central, HADARIN DAJI in the North West, SAFE HAVEN in the North Central, AWATSE in the South West, HADIN KAI in the North East and DELTA SAFE in the South South.

    “Operation Delta Safe is peculiar and was established in the Niger Delta to curb crude oil theft and other illegal activities in the region.

    “Accordingly, the JTF Operation Delta Safe was mandated to protect oil and gas infrastructures, deter and prevent militancy, sea robbery, crude oil theft and other forms of criminality within the joint operations area that could impact negatively on the region’s economic activities.

    “In achieving its mandate, JTF Operation Delta Safe had conducted several kinetic and non-kinetic operations which had yielded positive results in checkmating crude oil theft and illegal oil refineries in the Niger Delta.

    “Operations conducted by the JTF Operation Delta Safe include Operations ACCORD I and ACCORD II, among others.

    “This had contributed in no small measure to secure our oil and gas infrastructures towards maintaining a steady oil production from the region.

    “These operations have also yielded positive results in curtailing the activities of pipeline vandals, kidnapping, sea piracy, communal violence and other criminal activities in the region.

    “Notwithstanding the numerous achievements, there was need to build on successes achieved so far and persevere in the face of emerging security threats, through the conduct of fresh operations such as Operation Octopus Grip,” he said.

    Irabor described Octopus Grip as a necessity to curtail the renewed activities of crude oil theft and illegal refineries affecting Nigeria’s oil production output.

    In his remarks, Rear Adm. Aminu Hassan, the Commander JTF, Operation Delta Safe, said that the operation was aimed at creating safe and a secured environment for NNPC oil and gas exploration activities within the OPDS.

    He described the objective of the operation as reinforcing and sustaining the successes recorded during Operation Accord two, as well as all other operations conducted by services and other security agencies to improve their operational efforts.

    The JTF Commander said that they had recorded a successful conduct of Accord 1 and 2 with tremendous achievements, which could be attributed to the OPDS anti-crude oil theft efforts along with commitment of the IOCs as well as all other stakeholders.

    He said that Operation Delta Safe remained resolute in ensuring a better level of protection for the pipelines.

    Source Credit: NAN

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