Thursday, April 23, 2020

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    Troops repel attack, ‘kill 10’ Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe

Troops repel attack, ‘kill 10’ Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe

The defence headquarters says troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD), on Saturday, killed more than 10 Boko Haram insurgents in an encounter at Buni Gari village in Gujba local government area of Yobe state. John Enenche, coordinator, defence media operations, disclosed the operation in a statement on Sunday. Enenche said the troops of sector 2 in a subsidiary operation known as Operation [...]

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    Filmmakers partner with DHQ for military movies

Filmmakers partner with DHQ for military movies

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    DHQ panel: Officers indicted in killing of policemen in Taraba must be punished

DHQ panel: Officers indicted in killing of policemen in Taraba must be punished

A panel set up by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has recommended disciplinary measures for five officers of the army and the police involved in the killing of three policemen and a civilian in Taraba state. On August 6, policemen attached to the intelligence response team of the force, who arrested Hamisu Wadume, a kidnap suspect, were shot dead by soldiers. President Muhammadu Buhari had [...]

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    ‘Why we struck’ — military speaks on invasion of Daily Trust offices

‘Why we struck’ — military speaks on invasion of Daily Trust offices

John Agim, defence headquarters (DHQ) spokesman, says Daily Trust offices were shut down because of a story published by the newspaper which revealed “the military's plan on the fight against insurgency”. Speaking on a Channels TV programme on Sunday, Agim said by publishing the report, the media house portrayed itself to be “sympathetic” to  Boko Haram terrorists. “I think it is [...]

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    ‘We don’t have rubber bullets’ — military issues fresh warning to Shi’ites

‘We don’t have rubber bullets’ — military issues fresh warning to Shi’ites

John Agim, spokesman of the defence headquarters (DHQ), has told members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) to be ready to face the consequences if they take on the military. Members of the movement better known as Shi’ites clashed with soldiers in some parts of Abuja last week. The army confirmed that three Shi’ites were killed while four soldiers sustained injuries but [...]

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    DHQ dismisses Amnesty’s report, says Shi’ites attempted to steal military weapons

DHQ dismisses Amnesty’s report, says Shi’ites attempted to steal military weapons

The defence headquarters (DHQ) has dismissed the report of Amnesty International (AI) on the alleged use of excessive force on protesting members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).  In a statement, John Agim, DHQ spokesman, described the instances listed by the human rights group as a figment of its imagination. The military and IMN members better known as Shi’ites had clashed [...]

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We didn’t declare IPOB a terrorist organisation, says Buratai

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the defence headquarters (DHQ) did not declare the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist organisation. He said the DHQ only pronounced the group as a terrorist organisation. Last Friday, the DHQ declared IPOB a "militant terrorist" organisation, alleging that it attacked soldiers with sticks, stones and petrol bombs in Abia state. South-east governors subsequently [...]

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    DHQ blames air strike which killed 126 on ‘lack of appropriate marking’

DHQ blames air strike which killed 126 on ‘lack of appropriate marking’

The defence headquarters says “lack of appropriate marking’’ caused the January 17 air strike that led to the deaths of 126 civilians in Rann, Borno state. John Enenche, director of defence information, said this on Friday while briefing journalists on the outcome of the board of Inquiry set up to probe the air mishap. Enenche said the bombing was carried out because [...]

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    Nigerians are safe anywhere in the country, says DHQ

Nigerians are safe anywhere in the country, says DHQ

The defence headquarters (DHQ) has assured Nigerians that their lives and property are safe and secure wherever they reside in the country. John Enenche, director defence information, gave the assurance in a statement. There has been tension in the country following secessionist agitations in the south-east and a call by some northern groups for the Igbo to leave the region within three [...]

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    ALERT: Boko Haram insurgents now disguise as menial workers

ALERT: Boko Haram insurgents now disguise as menial workers

The defence headquarters (DHQ) says Boko Haram insurgents now disguise as menial workers to carry out attacks on communities. Rabe Abubakar, defence spokesman, said this in a statement on Tuesday. He cited the recent bombings in Madagali, Adamawa state, and in Maiduguri, Borno state, as results of Boko Haram’s new antic. “The defence headquarters wishes to alert members of the public of another [...]

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    DHQ: We’ll defeat Boko Haram without using mercenaries

DHQ: We’ll defeat Boko Haram without using mercenaries

The defence headquarters (DHQ) says the military does not need mercenaries to fight Boko Haram. Rabe Abubakar, DHQ spokesman, said this in a statement on Thursday. He faulted the report that the military was mulling using mercenaries in the war against insurgency. “The DHQ wishes to state, with emphasis, that the Nigerian armed forces has the capacity and capability to clear the remnants [...]

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    Troops targeted Boko Haram members NOT Chibok girls, says DHQ

Troops targeted Boko Haram members NOT Chibok girls, says DHQ

The defence headquarters (DHQ) has disputed the claim of Boko Haram that some of the Chibok girls in its hold have been killed by military airstrikes. In a statement on Sunday, Rabe Abubakar, defence spokesman, said  it was extremely difficult to hit innocent people during an air raid because the operation is done with precision. He said the military was examining the [...]

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    ALERT: Boko Haram plotting to resume large scale bombing from next week

ALERT: Boko Haram plotting to resume large scale bombing from next week

The defence headquarters (DHQ) says Boko Harm is plotting to carry out large scale bombings during Ramadan. This year's Ramadan will commence next week. In a statement on Saturday, Rabe Abubakar, spokesman of the DHQ, advised citizens to be vigilant and to report suspicious persons or objects to security agencies. “Information available to this headquarters indicated plans by terrorists to use the Ramadan [...]

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    DHQ threatens to crush Niger Delta militants

DHQ threatens to crush Niger Delta militants

The defence headquarters (DHQ) has vowed to deal decisively with militants in the Niger Delta. Rabe Abubakar, defence spokesman, said this in statement issued on Tuesday. Abubakar said the militants were threatening the economic lifeline of the country, and the military would not hesitate to do all within its powers to "crush" them. “The defence headquarters (DHQ) is not unaware of the emergence of [...]

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    DHQ opens rehab for ex-Boko Haram members

DHQ opens rehab for ex-Boko Haram members

The Nigeria defence headquarters says it has established a rehabilitation camp for repentant Boko Haram members. Rabe Abubakar, defence spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. “In line with the federal government’s commitment to the war against insurgency in the northeast and in furtherance of its efforts to rehabilitate and reintegrate surrendered and repentant Boko Haram terrorist members, the defence headquarters [...]

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    We’ll soon see the end of Boko Haram, says DHQ

We’ll soon see the end of Boko Haram, says DHQ

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