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CDS HOSTS SENEGALESE DEFENCE INSTITUTE PARTICIPANTS, SAYS AFN OPERATIONS GUIDED BY EXTANT LAWS

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CDS HOSTS SENEGALESE DEFENCE INSTITUTE PARTICIPANTS, SAYS AFN OPERATIONS GUIDED BY EXTANT LAWS

CDS HOSTS SENEGALESE DEFENCE INSTITUTE PARTICIPANTS, SAYS AFN OPERATIONS GUIDED BY EXTANT LAWS

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

CDS HOSTS SENEGALESE DEFENCE INSTITUTE PARTICIPANTS, SAYS AFN OPERATIONS GUIDED BY EXTANT LAWS

 

 

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor has reaffirmed that the operations and activities of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) have been guided by extant laws, rules of engagements and standard operating procedures.

The CDS made this known today Tuesday 21 June 2022 during the visit of the participants of Promotion Staff Course 4 of the Institute of Defence, Senegal to Defence Headquarters, (DHQ) Abuja who are on a study tour to Nigeria.

 

 

 

The CDS who was represented by the Chief of Defence Civil Military Cooperation, Rear Admiral Adeseye Ayobanjo, said the Nigerian Military was created through appropriate constitutional provisions, as such its operations and activities were guided by extant laws as well as regional and global regulations.

Gen Irabor further explained that the AFN as an instrument of the law, would continue to leverage on the same laws in conducting its operations towards securing the Nation’s territory as well as the lives and property of Nigerians and foreign nationals.

 

CDS HOSTS SENEGALESE DEFENCE INSTITUTE PARTICIPANTS, SAYS AFN OPERATIONS GUIDED BY EXTANT LAWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Defence Chief commended the leadership of the Senegalese Defence Institute for visiting Nigeria.

He said beside boosting the existing bilateral and diplomatic relations, the visit would afford the two countries the opportunity to capitalized on their commonalities to further foster the defence collaborations between the armed forces of both countries, particularly in combating transnational security threats occasioned by global terrorism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gen Irabor showered encomium on both Nigeria and Senegalese militaries for their contributions towards peace support operations in Africa.

Earlier in his remarks, the Head of the Senegalese delegation, Colonel C Gueye, thanked the CDS for the warm reception.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Col Gueye who is also the Director, Institute of Defence, Senegal said the purpose of the visit was to enable the participants gain firsthand knowledge of the organization and roles of the AFN. According to him, the Institution’s mission is to build the capacity of staff officers in the areas of crisis management and maintenance of global peace.

The Senegalese delegation, which comprises three members of directing staff and 26 students are expected to visit other military establishments, institutions and formations during their stay in Nigeria.

CDS HOSTS SENEGALESE DEFENCE INSTITUTE PARTICIPANTS, SAYS AFN OPERATIONS GUIDED BY EXTANT LAWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are kindly requested to use your medium to disseminate this information to the general public. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

JIMMY AKPOR
Major General
Director Defence Information
21 June 2022

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Terrorism: ACF BoT Chair Urges President Buhari To Take Action

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Terrorism: ACF BoT Chair Urges President Buhari To Take Action

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

Terrorism: ACF BoT Chair Urges President Buhari To Take Action

Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) Kwara State chapter, Dr Alimi AbdulRazaq, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to intensify the war against terrorism towards finding a lasting solution to insecurity in the country.

Alimi who is a legal icon and Mutawali of Ilorin also called on the leadership of the ACF and all Nigerians to join hands with the federal government to urgently halt insecurity in the North in particular and Nigeria in general.

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking during a meeting with the executive members of Kwara State’s chapter of ACF led by their chairman, Dr Mohammed Ghali Alaaya, Alimi noted that the government needs the support of all Nigerians in tackling the hydraheaded security challenges facing the country.

He, however, urged the government to do more in funding the security agencies, adding that more still needs to be done in the area of intelligence gathering in the fight against insurgency, banditry and other violent crimes across the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alimi, who identified unemployment as one of the causes of insecurity applauded the federal and state government’s efforts at creating massive employment opportunities for the teeming unemployed youths through implementation of robust agricultural policies.

He described the government’s considerable strides in the development of agricultural value chains through the interventions of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as a right step in the right direction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the reviewed agenda of ACF in Kwara, Alimi said:

“Today’s meeting is a watershed in the life of ACF in Kwara State. It gives us fresh opportunity to recommit ourselves to the developmental agenda of northern Nigeria as integral part of a united , stable , secured and prosperous Nigeria .
We shall make it more impactful in terms of the development of Kwara and Arewa.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He pledged his support for full realization of the reviewed agenda of ACF in Kwara which will impact positively on the the state

Alimicharged the ACF state executive to expedite action on her ongoing programs and projects including the acquisition of a befitting secretariat for the forum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ACF leader expressed great delight on remarkable achievements of Governor AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq in all sectors , particularly education , health , human capital , security ,youths and women inclusiveness ,civil service as well as poverty alleviation despite of the dwindling resources of the state.

Earlier, the ACF chairman in the State,Dr Mohammed Ghali Alaaya, had intimated the BoT chairman with the prospects and challenges of ACF in the state, seeking his support in the areas of policy and project implementation.

 

 

 

 

 

He appealed to Alimi to use his good offices to reposition ACF in Kwara, pointing out that “ the need to unify and integrate our people is paramount , but priority should be given to curbing insecurity in the north. We need to promote dialogue across ethnic and religious lines .”

Alaaya pledged the commitment of his team not to only reinvigorate the ACF in the state, but also to provide the platform to evolve policies and programs that will meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people of the state and complement the efforts of government at all levels

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Nigerian Police Set To Launch e-Warrant Cards To Ensure Upgrade Of Force Identification System

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IGP Set To Launch e-Warrant Cards To Ensure Upgrade Of Force Identification System

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

: IGP Set To Launch e-Warrant Cards To Ensure Upgrade Of Force Identification System

 

 

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has announced that the Nigeria Police Force is set to digitize operatives’ identification using e-Warrant Card.

According to a statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, and made available to National Association of Online Security Reporters, NAOSRE on Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

The system was launched to ensure standardization and upgrade of the Force identification system.

Adejobi said that the project which commenced with the approval of the IGP is being carried out by Police ICT experts attached to the Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Force Headquarters, Abuja.

 

: IGP Set To Launch e-Warrant Cards To Ensure Upgrade Of Force Identification System

 

 

 

The Inspector-General of Police e-Warrant Card would provide seamless identification of officers and possibility of solving criminals impersonating police officers.

“The e-Warrant Card would provide seamless identification of officers all over the country as well as eliminate the possibility of criminal elements presenting fake identity cards at police stations personating themselves to be police officers.

 

 

: IGP Set To Launch e-Warrant Cards To Ensure Upgrade Of Force Identification System

 

 

“Upon its launch, it would engender a full digitalization of police identification nationwide and provide a valid basis for effecting arrests with warrants in line with extant laws, and many other benefits attached to the use of such e-warrant cards,” the statement read.

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NO ATTACK ON CRITICAL NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE…TROOPS AMBUSHED IN RESPONSE TO DISTRESS CALL IN SHIRORO

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NO ATTACK ON CRITICAL NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE…TROOPS AMBUSHED IN RESPONSE TO DISTRESS CALL IN SHIRORO

NO ATTACK ON CRITICAL NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE…TROOPS AMBUSHED IN RESPONSE TO DISTRESS CALL IN SHIRORO

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

NO ATTACK ON CRITICAL NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE…TROOPS AMBUSHED IN RESPONSE TO DISTRESS CALL IN SHIRORO

 

 

On Wednesday 29 June 2022, troops of the Nigerian Army (NA) deployed in Shiroro general area responded to a distress call of bandits attack on people operating a mining site. Enroute the location, the troops ran into an ambush staged by the criminal elements. Sadly, a number of personnel paid the supreme price in fierce firefight that ensued.

Subsequently, the location has been reinforced and troops are on the trail of the criminals with some already neutralized. The GOC 1 Division has moved to the location to take charge of the follow on operations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The NA notes that some clips of the incident have surfaced online and wish to encourage well meaning Nigerians to exercise some restraint in posting images of such occurrence, mindful that our brothers and sisters who may have lost their breadwinners deserve to be properly notified and not to get such information via the media. We mention this, mindful of the inalienable rights of citizens to use the social media which is respected.

It is also necessary to clarify that activities of the criminals was not on any critical national asset or infrastructure. Furthermore, the NA calls on all Nigerians to continue to support the efforts of their military personnel who continue to confront the enemies of our dear nation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONYEMA NWACHUKWU
Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations
30 June 2022

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