Connect with us

News

NAF chief directs troops to sustain tempo against criminals

Published

 

on

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao has vowed that bandits would have no hiding place in the next one month.

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, on Wednesday 10 August 2022 visited Kaduna to review ongoing operations against terrorists and bandits even as he directed troops to sustain the tempo of the fight against all criminal elements and destruction of their hideouts.

Director of NAF Public Relations, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet while making this known, said, “This is even as intensive air operations endured in the entire military theatres of operation as NAF aircraft continue to seek and decimate enemies of the state in their attempts to make life unbearable for innocent Nigerians.

“From the briefings received by the CAS, it is evident that so far, the directives given to the operational commanders is yielding the requisite outcome.

“Air Marshal Amao, in addressing the Commanders, reminded them of the need to remain steadfast and focused on the task ahead” noting, ‘We can’t afford to let down our guards.

“In the Northwest, specifically, the effect of strikes undertaken by NAF aircraft have revealed that several terrorists’ have been eliminated and their enclaves destroyed.

  CSO: Schools closure insensitive to children’s future

“One of such strikes which occurred on Tuesday, 9 August 2022 resulted in the elimination of a well known terrorist leader operating in Kaduna State.

“Indeed, following receipt of intelligence on 9 August 2022 that a well known terrorists’ kingpin, Alhaji Shanono, had scheduled a meeting with his foot soldiers at Ukambo, a village about 131 km from Kaduna, the Air Component of Operation Whirl Punch dispatched aircraft for interdiction mission at the location.

“Overhead the location, terrorists were sighted under clusters of trees at the foot of Ukambo high ground and after ensuring the absence of civilian settlements within the location, the crew received the authorization to strike.

“Feedback from local sources disclosed that over 30 rifles and 20 motorbikes were destroyed while about 18 terrorists, including Alhaji Shanono, were neutralized while others sustained various degree of injuries.

“Sources also revealed that not less than 26 kidnapped victims earlier held by the terrorists were released as a result of the airstrike.

“Similar strikes were also undertaken in the Northeast as well. There, the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai had their tasks well cut out for them as they have been fully engaged in conducting air interdiction missions on terrorists’ targets in Borno State.

  Kaduna university resumes 2020/2021 academic semester

“One of such operations was conducted on 6 August 2022 at Gazuwa, about 1.2 kilometers to Gargash, after intelligences revealed that infighting for relevance and supremacy was underway between terrorists of the Shekau faction and terrorists aligned to Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP).

“The state of confusion and disorder among the 2 terrorists’ factions thus presented an opportunity for a surprise strike by NAF pilots which was carried out using 2 aircraft types.

“It should be noted that though the map coordinates led the pilots to the exact site of the infighting, the location also had an ISWAP flag hoisted on the structure and 3 solar panels on the rooftop.

“Intelligence received and corroborated by local sources revealed the strike was a success as the terrorists did not anticipate it with several eliminated and others injured.

“The impact of the strikes is said to have reverberated through the remaining terrorists’ camps who are beginning to realize that they are fighting an unjust and lost cause that will no doubt lead to their death.

  Groups caution against further delay in inauguration of NDDC board

“Most are said to be contemplating surrendering just like others before them.

“Meanwhile, sources have confirmed that the Nigerian military are exuding so much confidence especially with the level of successes being recorded.

“They are also optimistic that the counter-terrorism strategies and efforts will in no distant time yield the expected outcome even beyond the northeast.

I've been a freelance web developer and blogger for a while now and have a passion for both. Like most men, I'm a football lover; I prefer playing to watching matches.Personally, I believe with dedication there's no limit to what we can achieve. Yes, we all have the power and ability to do that.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Politics

Police will ensure credible elections in 2023 like in Osun, Ekiti: IGP

Published

 

on

armed security forces

Inspector General of Police Usman Baba says the police was working to sustain the improvements recorded in the conduct of security personnel at the Osun, Ekiti and Anambra off-cycle polls ahead of the 2023 general election.

Mr Baba, represented by DCP Basil Idegwu, the head of Police Federal Operation, said this at a security policy dialogue entitled “2022 General Election: Insecurity as a threat to constitutional succession”, organised by Cleen Foundation in partnership with Ford Foundation on Wednesday in Abuja.

“We have received great commendation both from international observers and local observers on the conduct and role of security agencies at the Ekiti and Osun election,” Mr Baba said. “This shows the readiness of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies to ensure a credible election come 2023.”

  CSO: Schools closure insensitive to children’s future

He reassured that the police will work with sister security agencies to ensure peaceful conduct of the 2023 general election.

“However, it is imperative to note that in matters of security, every citizen is a stakeholder, and that is why this initiative organised to dialogue is highly commended because all hands must be on deck to ensure that the current insecurity is fought to stand still in the country,” he said.

Mr Baba said using the successes recorded in Edo, Ondo and Anambra elections, the police would ensure the peaceful conduct of the 2023 poll.

  Kaduna university resumes 2020/2021 academic semester

He said the police had implemented a series of training for its officers and men to strengthen the security response mechanism,

Gad Peter, Cleen Foundation executive director, urged the police and other security agencies to develop a comprehensive public safety and security roadmap toward the general election.

Mr Peter stated that the dialogue was necessitated by the growth in scale, spread and sophistication of violent threats in the country.

“Security threats such as terrorism, insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, militancy, separatist agitation, farmer-herdsmen clashes, cultism, and proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW),” the CLEEN boss explained. “As well as threatening comments from some non-state armed groups, among others, have increased tension in the country and remain one of the greatest challenges in the build-up to the 2023 general elections if unaddressed.”

  Groups caution against further delay in inauguration of NDDC board

(NAN)

Continue Reading

News

Emeka Anyaoku: Why I shunned Atiku Abubakar’s book launch

Published

 

on

Emeka Anyaoku Why I shunned Atiku Abubakars book launch

Naija News Today

Former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has given reasons he did not attend the book launch by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday.

Anyaoku said he was not formally invited to the event and was not consulted before his name was published as a special guest of honour.

Please go to for breaking news, videos, and the latest top stories in Nigeria & world news, business, politics, sports and pop culture.

According to Anyaoku, an announcement was made in the media which indicated that he would be a Special Guest of Honour at Atiku Abubakar’s book presentation scheduled for September 28 at Chida Hotels Events Centre in Abuja.

  CSO: Schools closure insensitive to children’s future

In a statement, Chief Anyaoku said nobody formally consulted him and he never agree to attend the event, adding that he remains nonpartisan while praying for the emergence of a competent leader next year.

The statement read: “My attention has been drawn to the announcement in This Day newspaper of 26/9/22 that I would be a Special Guest of Honour at Atiku Abubakar’s book presentation scheduled for 28th September at Chida Hotels Events Centre in Abuja.

Please go to for breaking news, videos, and the latest top stories in Nigeria & world news, business, politics, sports and pop culture.

  Kaduna university resumes 2020/2021 academic semester

“Given the understandable propensity to read political meanings in public associations at this time of competition by political parties in the context of 2023 national elections, I wish to unequivocally state that nobody sought and obtained my agreement to be present at this particular book presentation.

“I have accepted the unreserved apologies rendered to me by the organizers of the event, and wish to reiterate that I remain non-partisan in praying that my country Nigeria will in 2023 elect people of proven competence and character whose sole mission will be to serve the national interests.”

Continue Reading

Headlines

Court sacks Ahmed Lawan as APC senatorial candidate

Published

 

on

Yobe North Senatorial ticket: Machina kicks as APC submits Lawan’s name

Naija News

Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu has ruled that Bashir Shariff Machina is the duly elected candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District.

Consequently, the presiding judge, Justice Fadimatu Murtala, ordered the All Progressives Congress (APC) to submit the name of Machina to INEC.

This is as she affirmed the 28th May 2022 primary election conducted by the party which Machina won.

  CSO: Schools closure insensitive to children’s future

In a judgement delivered today in Damaturu, Murtala also annulled the parallel primary election of 9th June 2022 that produced President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan.

Counsel to the second dependant Kolawale Balogun told newsmen that his client would be appropriately advised on the next move.

  Kaduna university resumes 2020/2021 academic semester

Details later…

Continue Reading

Latest Posts

armed security forces armed security forces
PoliticsSeptember 28, 2022

Police will ensure credible elections in 2023 like in Osun, Ekiti: IGP

Inspector General of Police Usman Baba says the police was working to sustain the improvements recorded in the conduct of...

Emeka Anyaoku Why I shunned Atiku Abubakars book launch Emeka Anyaoku Why I shunned Atiku Abubakars book launch
NewsSeptember 28, 2022

Emeka Anyaoku: Why I shunned Atiku Abubakar’s book launch

Naija News Today Former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has given reasons he did not attend the book launch by...

intel 13th gen processors intel 13th gen processors
TechSeptember 28, 2022

Intel Announces New 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs

Intel, at the Intel Innovation 2022 event, has revealed to the world their first 13th Gen Core processors with the...

Yobe North Senatorial ticket: Machina kicks as APC submits Lawan’s name Yobe North Senatorial ticket: Machina kicks as APC submits Lawan’s name
HeadlinesSeptember 28, 2022

Court sacks Ahmed Lawan as APC senatorial candidate

Naija News Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu has ruled that Bashir Shariff Machina is the duly elected candidate for...

2023: Anambra bans campaign posters in public places 2023: Anambra bans campaign posters in public places
NewsSeptember 28, 2022

Muhammadu Buhari inaugurates national council on climate change

Naija News Today President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja charged the National Council on Climate Change to formulate appropriate...

Police nab two hired to kill 85-year-old man Police nab two hired to kill 85-year-old man
MetroSeptember 28, 2022

Gunmen attack police station in Oyo

Metro News Happening In Nigeria Today Gunmen have attacked the Igangan Police station in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area...

Police nab two hired to kill 85-year-old man Police nab two hired to kill 85-year-old man
MetroSeptember 28, 2022

Rally: Court orders Peter Obi’s supporters not to converge at Lekki toll gate

Metro News Happening In Nigeria Today The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the Labour Party and its...

Brazil condemns banana attack on Richarlison in Paris during Tunisia match - Brazil condemns banana attack on Richarlison in Paris during Tunisia match -
All Sports NewsSeptember 28, 2022

Brazil condemns banana attack on Richarlison in Paris during Tunisia match –

Brazilian head coach Tite and ex international, Juninho Paulista ​have condemned the racist attack on Richarlison in Paris, during the...

Lagos exam board fixes date for BECE re sit Lagos exam board fixes date for BECE re sit
NewsSeptember 28, 2022

Lagos exam board fixes date for BECE re-sit

Naija News Today The Lagos State Examinations Board has fixed October 6, 2022, as the new date for the 2022...

2023: Anambra bans campaign posters in public places 2023: Anambra bans campaign posters in public places
NewsSeptember 28, 2022

Minister: Nigerian government decimating terrorists, bandits

Naija News Today Nigeria is witnessing a progressive decimation of terrorists and insurgents in order to secure the country, the...

Trending

Copyright © 2022 Naija News 247 - Breaking Nigeria Newspaper News For Today