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NASS: Service Chiefs Finally Honour Reps Invitation After Speaker Gbajabiamila’s Threat

The House of Representatives is finally meeting with heads of security agencies in an effort aimed at discussing the spate of insecurity in the country. The service chiefs, who had on Friday last week failed to appear before the house are now at the meeting. The Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, who had expressed disappointment at the action of the service chiefs described it as an insult to the Parliament. He thereafter promised to report the matter to President Muhammadu Buhari. The Chief of Army Staff,…

Buhari Orders Army HQ To Investigate Taraba Police Killing

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Defence Headquarters to commence immediate investigation of the incident involving the troops of 93 Battalion, Takum, Taraba, which resulted in the death of three police officers and a civilian. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the National Security Council, presided by President Buhari at the State House, Abuja. The Army and Police authorities had on Wednesday…

BREAKING: Buhari In Closed Door Meeting With Service Chiefs

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, is currently having a closed-door meeting with Service Chiefs and other heads of security agencies at the presidential villa, Abuja. The meeting started about 11 a.m. and its agenda as usual was not made public. But it was learnt that their discussion would likely dwell on the security situation in the country and how to ensure maximum security during Saturday’s governorship and State House of Assembly elections across the country. All the Service Chiefs; Chief of Defence…

NAF Reacts To Report That Alex Badeh Wasn’t Provided Adequate Security

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has spoken on allegations that the assassinated former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, was not provided adequate security. There were reports that Badeh, who died from gunshot injuries he sustained when his vehicle was attacked while returning from his farm on Abuja-Keffi road on Tuesday, would have been alive if he had adequate security. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement in Abuja on…

Gunmen Kill Airman On Helipad In Bayelsa

An airman was on Sunday, shot dead by unknown gunmen at Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helipad at Igbodene in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state. This was confirmed by the director of public relations and information, Olatokunbo Adesanya. Adesanya, in a statement, said the personnel on duty were able to repel the attack although an airman paid the supreme sacrifice in the process. Adesanya added that Sadique Abubakar, the chief of the air staff, has ordered an investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident.…

Herdsmen Crisis: NAF Deploys 150 Special Forces To Taraba

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Sunday deployed 150 personnel of its special forces to its newly established 23 Quick Response Wing (QRW) in Nguroje, Sarduana Local Government Council in Taraba. Other Quick Response Wings established by NAF in the North Central region are located in Doma, Nasarawa State and Agatu in Benue. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar, who addressed the troops in Jalingo before their departure, urged the personnel to be professional in the discharge of their duties.…

Herdsmen/Farmers Clash: Air Force To Deploy Fighter Jets, Helicopters To Benue

Nigerian Air Force will soon deploy fighter jets, helicopter gunships and other military assets to curb current security challenges in Benue and Taraba states, Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, said. He made the disclosure at the inauguration of accommodation quarters and reference hospital for officers of 115 Special Operations Group (SOG) on Wednesday in Port Harcourt. He said the deployment of military assets was aimed at complementing joint intervention force already in Benue and in other…

Buhari Meets Service Chiefs, Cancels FEC

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with Service Chiefs in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The purpose of the meeting is connected to the President’s charge to the security agencies not to relent in their fight against insurgency. Some of those in attendance include the Chief of Defence, Gen. Gabriel Olonishakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibot-Ete Ibas. ONGOING: President @MBuhari…

Buhari Reads Riot Act To Service Chiefs, Sit-up Or Be…

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned the country’s Service Chiefs that any more security lapses that leads to another abduction in the likes of the Dpachi schoolgirls will be “viewed seriously”. The President said this on Friday during the reception of the freed 104 Dapchi schoolgirls at the State House, Abuja. It would be recalled that on the 19th of February, 2018, 110 school girls from Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State where abducted Boko Haram. But on Wednesday, the insurgents…