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#EndSars: Former IGP lauds FG moves, calls for more training for personnel

By Oladapo Udom Lagos, Oct.16, 2020 Mr Sunday Ehindero, a former Inspector General of Police, has lauded Federal Government’s moves in forming the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) to replace the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS). Ehindero told journalists in Lagos on Thursday...

Senate President seeks Pakistan’s support to build capacity of Nigeria’s Defence Industry

By Kingsley Okoye Abuja, Oct. 16, 2020 The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged Pakistan to assist Nigeria in building the capacity of its Defence Industry. Lawan made the appeal on Friday in Abuja while receiving in audience a delegation of the Senate...

We’ll continue to appreciate sacrifices of fallen heroes, veterans, serving military personnel – Defence Minister

By Yahaya Isah Abuja, Oct. 16, 2020 The Minister of Defence, Retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, says the nation will continue to appreciate the sacrifices of fallen heroes, veterans and the serving members of the Armed Forces. Magashi made the remark at the ministerial press briefing to...

Military airstrike kills scores of terrorists, destroys hideouts in Borno

By Sumaila Ogbaje Abuja, Oct. 16, 2020 The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has neutralised several Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) elements and destroyed their hideouts at Tudun Wulgo and Tumbun Gini in Borno. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John...

Police arrest 17 kidnappers, 225 other suspects in Kano

By Rabiu Sani Kano, Oct. 16, 2020 The Police Command in Kano State, says it has arrested 17 kidnap suspects and 225 other suspected criminals in the past four weeks in the state. Mr Abdullahi Haruna, the Public Relations Officer of the command, made the disclosure...

Coalition kicks against calls for sack of Service Chiefs

By Adekunle Williams Lagos, Oct. 16, 2020 The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations has kicked against the renewed calls by some North-East elders for the sack of Service Chiefs in the wake of recent nationwide #EndSARS protest by some youths. The Head of the Coalition, Mr...

Group urges amendment of PSC Act as part of police reform

By Emmanuel Afonne Abuja, Oct. 15, 2020 The United Global Resolve for Peace (UGRFP), an NGO, has called for the amendment of the Act establishing the Police Service Commission (PSC) to reflect current exigencies on the practicality of its functions and purpose. Mr Shalom Olaseni,...

Insurgency: Borno Assembly honours defunct SARS commander

By Yakubu Uba Maiduguri, Oct. 15, 2020 Borno House of Assembly on Thursday honoured the state Commander of defunct SARS, CSP Ibrahim Mohammed, with plague of honour for his gallantry in the fight against insurgency in the state. The house at its Thursday plenary presided over...

Chief of Air Staff inaugurates airmen quarters in Calabar

By George Odok Calabar, Oct. 15, 2020 The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, has commissioned a 30 X 1 bedroom transit accommodation for airmen at the 305 Special Mobility Group (SMG) on Thursday in Calabar. Abubakar, who was represented at the occasion by...

Military warns against violent protest, assures of safety of citizens, peace, stability of Nigeria

By Sumaila Ogbaje Abuja, Oct. 15, 2020 The Defence Headquarters has warned against violent-related protests and attacks by thugs and miscreants on peaceful protesters the country, assuring citizens of safety, peace and stability of the country. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, gave the...
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