TERRORISM /CRIME

Nigeria Air force gives new date on recruitment exercise

Nigeria Air force gives new date on recruitment exercise

TERRORISM /CRIME
The Nigerian Air Force has rescheduled its 2019 trades/non-trades men and women zonal recruitment exercise, earlier scheduled for 9-23 March 2019. This was disclosed in a statement by its spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola. Commodore Daramola said the exercise will now take place from 16-30 March 2019. He also urged applicants not to make payments for the recruitment exercise, adding that it was free. The statement read: “Nigerian Air Force has rescheduled its 2019 trades/non-trades men and women zonal recruitment exercise earlier scheduled for 9-23 March 2019 “The exercise will now take place from 16-30 March 2019. “Applicants are reminded that the exercise is free of charge and without any form of gratification during the processes. “Applicants ar
JUST IN: Over 66 killed in fresh Kaduna attack

JUST IN: Over 66 killed in fresh Kaduna attack

TERRORISM /CRIME
No fewer than 66 persons have been killed in a fresh outbreak of violence in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state. The killings reportedly took place in eight settlements across the local government area. Women and children were listed among the victims. In a statement, the Kaduna state government condemned the killings, warning communities against instigating attacks or reprisals. “Security agencies today reported the recovery of 66 bodies that were killed in attacks by criminal elements on various dispersed hamlets in the Maro Gida and Iri axis of Kajuru LGA,” read a statement issued by Sam Aruwan, spokesman of the governor. “The settlements affected include Ruga Bahago, Ruga Daku, Ruga Ori, Ruga Haruna, Ruga Yukka Abubakar, Ruga Duni Kadiri, Ruga Shewuka and Rug
12 killed as Air Force bombards bandits in Zamfara

12 killed as Air Force bombards bandits in Zamfara

TERRORISM /CRIME
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has intensified the bombardment of armed bandits’ hideouts in Zamfara State and its environs. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, disclosed in a statement on Thursday that the offensive was carried out by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Diran Mikiya. According to him, the air strikes were preceded by days of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, initiated based on credible human intelligence reports. The NAF spokesman revealed that this led to the identification of several camps being used by the bandits to launch attacks on innocent civilians. He said, “One of the air interdiction missions was conducted at dawn today, 7 February 2019, at a location in Rugu For
Adamawa town, Atiku’s State is under Boko Haram attack

Adamawa town, Atiku’s State is under Boko Haram attack

TERRORISM /CRIME
Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect attacked a community in Michika local government area of Adamawa , the state of the Presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar on Monday. A source disclosed this to TheCable, saying the insurgents stormed the town at night. Residents fled into the bush and nearby mountains to avoid the wrath of the insurgents. The sect members had first struck at Shuwa village in Madaglai local government area of the state around 6:45pm. When contacted, Othman Abubakar, police public relation officer (PPRO) in the state, told TheCable that he was yet to get details of the attack. Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, could not be reached for comments. Buba Marwa, a former military administrator of Lagos state, is from Michika. The incident...
New IGP, Muhammed Adamu retires all DIGs

New IGP, Muhammed Adamu retires all DIGs

TERRORISM /CRIME
Acting Inspector-General of Police Muhammed Adamu has retired seven deputy inspectors-general of police who were his seniors. PREMIUM TIMES reports that the affected officers are Maigari Dikko, the DIG in charge of finance and administration and Habila Joshak, the DIG in charge of operations. The remaining five DIGs are Emmanuel Inyang, information and communications technology; Agboola Oshodi-Glover, logistics and supply; Mohammed Katsina, research and planning; Sani Mohammed, training and development; and Peace Ibekwe-Abdallah, federal criminal investigation and intelligence. Their retirement came Sunday evening, and it would be announced formally later, it was learnt. Police spokesperson, Frank Mba’s telephone was switched off at the time of this report. The seven DIGs
Honour for dead soldiers: Buhari, Atiku lock horns

Honour for dead soldiers: Buhari, Atiku lock horns

TERRORISM /CRIME
President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress, APC presidential candidate and his Peoples Democratic Party, PDP rival, Atiku Abubakar, were yesterday locked in an exchange over the honour given to military personnel killed in the fight against insecurity. The exchange came as the PDP candidate vowed to use job creation to fight the scourge of insecurity in the country. The tussle followed President Buhari’s absence at the burial of five air force officers who died in a helicopter crash while providing support for ground troops in the fight against Boko Haram. Buhari and Atiku Atiku said the President’s absence at the funeral and other engagements to honour dead military officers did not reflect the role of the commander-in-chief who he said should help to mobilise
Nigerian Soldiers Cried Again “Boko Haram killing us, Generals eating money” – Soldiers attack Buhari, Buratai [VIDEO]

Nigerian Soldiers Cried Again “Boko Haram killing us, Generals eating money” – Soldiers attack Buhari, Buratai [VIDEO]

BOKO HARAM, TERRORISM /CRIME
Some soldiers fighting Boko Haram have lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai. One of the anonymous soldiers, in a video recording he captured, stated that scores of his colleagues were killed by the terrorists recently. In the footage, which emerged online on Monday and believed to have been captured in a part of Borno State, some soldiers were seen at the background while the voice behind the camera walked round an area. Damaged weapons, vehicles, tyres, tanks among others were visible in the video. Speaking, the soldier, who accused President Buhari of not doing his job, alleged that Buratai and the Nigerian Army Generals were corrupt. He said: “These people (Boko Haram) are killing us. Nigerian Army…no weapon, no
The biggest opposition military has is probably social media, not Boko Haram – Lai Mohammed

The biggest opposition military has is probably social media, not Boko Haram – Lai Mohammed

TERRORISM /CRIME
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the biggest problem the military has is probably the social media and not Boko Haram. Segun Adeyemi, media aide to the minister, quoted Mohammed as saying this at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday. The minister said the federal government is planning to launch a national campaign to rally support for the military. Everyone, he said, irrespective of political affiliation should join in supporting the war against the insurgency. “I think the biggest opposition probably today that the military has is probably not Boko Haram, it’s probably the social media because it’s so uncontrolled,” the minister said. “Today, video clips are doctored and clips of happenings in other lands are now reported and sent out as if they are happe
BOKO HARAM: Airforce confirm all 5 crew members of crashed Mi-35 helicopter gunship killed in Borno

BOKO HARAM: Airforce confirm all 5 crew members of crashed Mi-35 helicopter gunship killed in Borno

TERRORISM /CRIME
The Nigerian Airforce has said that five crew members of the Mi-35 helicopter gunship which went missing while in combat against Boko Haram terrorists have been confirmed dead. ADVERTISING The crew members include two Pilots, two gunners and a flight technician. They are Flight Lieutenant Perowei Jacob – Pilot in Command, Flight Lieutenant Kaltho Paul Kilyofas – Co-Pilot, Sergeant Auwal Ibrahim – Flight Technician, Lance Corporal Adamu Nura – Gunner and Aircraftman Meshack Ishmael – Gunner. A statement by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of NAF Public Relations and Information said, “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of the 5 crew members who were on board the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-35M Helicopter which crashed in combat yesterday (Wednesday), 2
Just In: Nigerian Air Force Jet Crashes When Fighting With Boko Haram at Damasak

Just In: Nigerian Air Force Jet Crashes When Fighting With Boko Haram at Damasak

TERRORISM /CRIME
A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter, has crashed while providing support to troops of 145 battalion, at Damasak in Borno State on Wednesday. The Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola, disclosed this, but failed to give details of the model of the helicopter nor how many personnel were inside it at the time the crash happened. The Nigerian Air Force has over a dozen of Russian-made helicopters, MMil Mi-17 and Mil Mi-24 models “The incident, occurred about 7:45 pm today, 2 January 2019. Details of the cause of the crash are still scanty. “As soon as the details of the crash are known, they will be made available to the public,” he said in a statement. The incident happened hours after Daramola announced that the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAF