Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag "John Agim"

    ‘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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    Troops arrest 20 ‘notorious criminals’, recover weapons in Kogi

Troops arrest 20 ‘notorious criminals’, recover weapons in Kogi

The Nigerian army and other security agencies have arrested 20 “suspected notorious criminals” and recovered weapons in Kogi state as part of its clearance operation launched across the country since October 8.NAN reports that John Agim, the acting director defence information (DDI), made this known during a press briefing in Lokoja on Saturday. According to him, the operation has led to [...]

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    Why we used Trump’s ‘stone video’ to justify killing of Shi’ites

Why we used Trump’s ‘stone video’ to justify killing of Shi’ites

The Nigerian army has again justified its killing of some members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) better known as Shi'ites, describing a stone as a weapon.While speaking with New York Times on Friday, John Agim, acting director of defence information, said the army used the video of US President Donald Trump as a response to Amnesty International's [...]

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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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    The political phrase ‘farmers-herders clashes’ must be proscribed

The political phrase ‘farmers-herders clashes’ must be proscribed

The first approach to solving a security problem is stripping it of all political pretences and nuances. The killings in Plateau, Benue, Zamfara and other places should be properly phrased.‎The casual resort to tagging or reducing mass killings or massacres to "farmers-herders clashes‎" is sadism. It mocks the dead and drives a dagger deeper into the wounds of the [...]

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    35 herdsmen killed in Benue, says DHQ

35 herdsmen killed in Benue, says DHQ

The defence headquarters says 35 armed herdsmen were killed in Gwer, Logo and Guma local government areas of Benue state on Saturday.The armed herdsmen were said to have been killed by the air force’s Mi-35 attack helicopter during a clash with Nigerian troops.John Agim, director of information, said the military was on operation Whirl Stroke in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and [...]

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    DHQ fumes over human rights report, says ‘Amnesty sponsored to frustrate peace’

DHQ fumes over human rights report, says ‘Amnesty sponsored to frustrate peace’

The defence headquarters has accused Amnesty International of truncating efforts at ensuring peace and security by peddling "deliberate falsehood" which paints the country in bad light.The DHQ said this in reaction to the AI's recent report of human rights violations by the Nigerian army.John Agim, acting director of information, defence headquarters, said Amnesty "has made it a routine duty to continue [...]

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