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Nigerian Army Deploys Mine Resistant Anti-ambush Protected Vehicles.

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The Nigerian Army has inducted and operationalized four newly acquired Mine Resistant Anti Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAPs) in the North East theatre of operation to enhance fire power and protection of troops fighting Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) Terrorists.

Recall that the Nigerian Army in partnership with Proforce Nigeria Limited, an indigenous Armour Vehicle Manufacturing Company based in Ode-Remo in Ogun State had delivered the first ever Nigerian Army – Proforce locally manufactured MRAPs, four of which were inaugurated on August 1, 2019 by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja.

Speaking at the event, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai represented by the Chief of Training and Operations (Army) Maj Gen EO Udoh said the induction of the MRAPs would boost the operational capability and protection of the troops to decisively prosecute the ongoing counter insurgency operations.

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He reminded the troops that equipment alone without strong will and determination by men cannot win wars, he therefore charged them to remain resolute in the discharge of their duties and strengthen their commitment to end the war against terrorism soon

While appreciating the efforts of the Special Forces in the fight against terrorism, especially the recapture of Baga by the Special Forces, he assured them of Nigerian Army’s continued support to specialised training as well as improved welfare to enhance the effectiveness of the Special Forces.

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Earlier, the Commander Nigerian Army Special Forces Command, Maj. Gen. Mhounday Gadzama Ali, said the provision of the MRAPs and other equipment by the COAS will spur the Command in their dogged struggles to wipe out the remnants of Boko Haram and ISWAP Terrorists soon.

A statement by Col Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, said, “As part of the concern the leadership of the Army has for the troops, the representative of the COAS delivered the COAS goodwill message and had lunch with the troops after inspecting an ongoing renovation work in the camp.”

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Teenager In Court For Allegedly Threatening Mother’s Life

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A 17-year-old boy, Quadri Taiwo, on Monday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly threatening the life of his mother.

The Police charged Taiwo for breach of peace and threat to life, punishable under sections 168 and 56 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

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The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, ASP Kehinde Ajayi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in November 2020 at Balogun Street, Orile-Agege in Lagos State.

Ajayi said that the defendant threatened the life of Mojisola Taiwo, over a conflicting issue.

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He said that Taiwo also conducted himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace by sending a series of abusive text messages to his mother. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

“Taiwo was, however, arrested after a thorough investigation,’’ Ajayi said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 56 stipulates a one-year jail term for threatening violence.

Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.O Ajibade, however, granted the defendant N50,000 bail with one surety in like sum.

She adjourned the case until Feb. 11, for mention.

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President Buhari Appoints New Service Chiefs

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President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs and their retirement from service.

Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.

Those involved are the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.

President Buhari thanked the outgoing Service Chiefs for what he called their “overwhelming achievements in our efforts at bringing enduring peace to our dear country’’

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He wished them well in their future endeavours.

Meanwhile, the President has approved the appointment of new Service Chiefs.

They are Maj.-Gen. Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Maj.-Gen. I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Adm. A. Z. Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff and AVM I.O. Amao, Chief of Air Staff.

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The President congratulated the new service chiefs and urged them to be loyal and dedicated in the discharge of their responsibilities.

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North Central Insecurity: Troops Arrest Suspected Bandits In Zamfara

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The Defence Headquarters has disclosed that troops of Operation ACCORD have intensified the onslaught against armed bandits in the North West zone with attendant successes.

According to the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche in a statement in Abuja, he explained that following credible intelligence on movement of suspected bandits, troops of Operation ACCORD on 26 November 2020 arrested 6 youths at Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

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”The suspects claimed to have returned from Shinkafi Local Government Area. Preliminary investigation revealed that 2 of them were confirmed to be bandits while 2 others were suspected to be new recruits into the camp of a notorious bandit known as Turji. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

”Further search of their phones showed pictures of suspects practicing weapon handling. The suspects confessed to be bandits as alleged. Currently the suspects are in custody for further action, ‘he said.

He further said that troops have continued to dominate the general area with aggressive patrols to deny bandits freedom of action.

He encouraged the general public to provide credible information to the troops operating within their localities.

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