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A former Battalion Commanding Officer who led the fight against Boko Haram in the North East, Major UJ Undianyede, is said to have committed suicide. According to sources, he killed himself less than 72 hours to the verdict of a court-martial trying him for alleged military infractions during the war. Multiple sources in the Nigerian Army and residents of Afaka Mando, the permanent site of the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), have reported that a Major, UJ...

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JAJI, (KADUNA) —The Nigerian Army is set to deploy 197 troops for ECOWAS Peacekeeping Mission in The Gambia. Chief of Operations, Army Headquarters, Maj.-Gen. Olufemi Akinjobi, disclosed this on Thursday at the graduation ceremony of Nigerian Company 7 which will soon head for the tiny West African state. The ceremony was held at the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre,  Jaji, Kaduna State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that before now,...

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KADUNA — A Nigeria Air Force Trainer Aircraft has reportedly crashed in Kaduna State, having two pilots on board who were feared dead. According to a security source, the trainer Aircraft crashed at the Air Force training base in Kaduna during a training session on Tuesday. The aircraft reportedly belonged to the 401 flying training school. The 401 flying training school of the Nigerian Airforce has continued to fulfill its statutory role of providing effective...

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The Nigerian Army has opened its application portal for the Direct Short Service Commission, DSSC, Course 26/2022. According to information released by the army authorities on its official Facebook page on Friday, the application, which started on March 25, 2022, will end on May 6, 2022. The DSSC is open to both civilians and serving military personnel, but only serving military personnel sponsored to civil institutions by any of the Services of the Nigerian Armed...

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ILORIN — Members of the joint security operatives in Bangi, the headquarters of Mariga local government council of Niger state have killed over 100 bandits who recently attacked Nasko the headquarters of Magama local government council of the state. According to residents, the bandits came in their numbers and wanted to invade the local government headquarters around 6 pm on Wednesday. The situation was saved by the joint security operatives that repelled the attack and...

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ENUGU — The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, has commissioned key intervention projects duly completed by the Division in Abakpa Cantonment Enugu. Neurosciences and Wellness Center commisioned at the 82 Division-Enugu-March-9-2022The intervention projects include a Neuroscience and Wellness Centre, Specialist Outpatient Department/Urology Clinic, and Nursing Station at 82 Division Medical Services and Hospital. Also, the Soldiers’ club was remodeled and accommodation for soldiers on transit constructed; the club...

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LAGOS — Nigerian Air Force has tasked officers with the need for physical fitness for active operations. Hasan Abubakar, the Air Officer Commanding, Nigerian Air Force logistics command, charged the officers, airmen, and airwomen of the command to support their battle readiness by being physically fit to carry out combat operations. Abubakar who gave the charge, on Saturday at the force’s First Quarter Route March Exercise 2022, held at the Sam Ethan Base, Ikeja, Lagos, ...

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ENUGU — A delegation of the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (NCCSALW), led by the Agency’s National Coordinator, Rtd Major General Abba Dikko has announced plans to establish their Zonal Headquarters in Enugu. The National Coordinator revealed this move when he led his team on a courtesy visit to the Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi at the Government House, Enugu on Tuesday. The National Centre for the Control of...

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ABUJA — In an effort towards fostering unity and breaching the communication gap between Journalists, Bloggers and the Armed Forces of Nigeria, the Department of Civil-Military Affairs, Army Headquarters have been engaging the civilian populace in various ways to ensure a peaceful society. The Nigeria Army in partnership with Security Affairs has been organizing a series of seminars on social media influencers since 2018. So far such fora had taken place in Port Harcourt, Maiduguri,...

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MAIDUGURI — Mallam Ari, Commander in charge Kirta Wulgo in Borno State, and mercenaries fabricating Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) for ISWAP have been killed in the attack. A Super Tucano airstrike of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) operation under Operation Hadin Kai eliminated an Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) leader and foot soldiers, including foreign fighters. A military officer told PRNigeria that the location was targeted after intelligence revealed scores of insurgents converging at...

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