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Nigerian Army Doles Out Relief Materials To Hospitals, Orphanage Home In Koko, Sapele

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Nigerian Army Doles Out Relief Materials To Hospitals, Orphanage Home In Koko, Sapele

Nigerian Army Doles Out Relief Materials To Hospitals, Orphanage Home In Koko, Sapele

By Nelson Agbajor

The 90 Amphibious Battalion of the Nigerian Army, Koko has put smiles on the faces of the people when the Command gave out relief materials to patients and workers at the General Hospital Koko, Central Hospital Sapele and Testimony Orphanage Home Sapele in Warri North and Sapele Local Government Areas of Delta State respectively.

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The gesture our correspondent gathered is in continuation of the ongoing Exercise Still Waters II 2022 organized by the Nigerian Army.

The Commanding Officer of the 90 Amphibious Battalion of the Nigerian Army Koko, Major J.O Ajongbo in his brief remarks at the various places visited by the team of military personnel, said that the exercise is part of the Command’s Civil -Military Cooperation Activities.

Major Ajongbo who was excited over the distribution of the relief materials at the various Hospitals and orphanage home visited, added that, the gesture was to let the people know that they are not forgotten, maintaining that, the job of the army is not just to arrest suspects but also, show love, care and identify with the people.

On his part, the Chief Medical Director of the General Hospital, Koko, Dr. Mukoro Samson expressed satisfaction at the visit of the 90 Amphibious Battalion.

Dr. Mukoro who could not hide his joy, thanked the CO and his team for the good work he is doing since assumption of office as the Commanding Officer here in Koko, maintaining that, this gesture will bring a sign of relief to patients when they know that people care about them.

Similarly, at Central Hospital Sapele, the story was different as patients in their large number received food items, toiletries, bottled water, provisions among other items by the team of officers of the 90 Amphibious Battalion of the Nigerian Army Koko, led by the CO, Major J.O Ajongbo.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Chief Media Director, the Hospital Admin. Mr. Mene Henry, The Zonal Matron, Mrs. Becky Uoi- Irheghe and The Hospital Matron, Mrs. Beauty Owonu all expressed gratitude to the 90 Amphibious Battalion for the warm gesture, describing it as a welcome development.

In the same vein, the 90 AMPH Battalion was also at the Testimony Orphanage Home in Sapele to give food items, toiletries, and other materials to the mother less children and they were received by the management of the Orphanage Home with great excitement and offered prayers for the growth of the Nigerian Army.

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Military making operational adjustment to protect farmers – DHQ

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Military making operational adjustment to protect farmers – DHQ

By Sumaila Ogbaje

The Defence Headquarters says operational adjustments have been made by the military to prioritise protection for farmers to ensure a successful rainy season farming.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, made this known on Friday in Abuja while giving updates on the operations of the armed forces.

Buba said the armed forces had intensified intelligence collection effort targeted at hunting terrorists and striking them where they may be hiding and hibernating.

He said the aim was to eliminate the terrorists and the infrastructure that supports their activities.

According to him, troops will continue to employ significant firepower to neutralise terrorists and disrupt their activities across the country.

“Winning the war against the terrorist is non-negotiable,” he said.

Buba said the troops had, in different operations, neutralised 220, apprehended 395 suspects and rescued 202 kidnapped hostages in the last one week.

He added that troops recovered 432 assorted weapons and 9,004 assorted ammunition comprising three PKT guns, one G3 rifle, 83 AK47 rifles and 18 locally-fabricated guns.

Also recovered were 16 dane guns, 14 RPG bombs, one RPG launcher, two tear gas launchers, 234 smoke grenades and one bandolier.

Others include 5,893 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, 2,064 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 401 rounds of 9mm ammo, 200 rounds of 7.62 x 54mm, 154 rounds of 7.62 x 51mm, 195 live cartridges, and 17 magazines.

In the North-East, Buba said, the troops of Operation Hadin Kai neutralised 83 terrorists, arrested 98 suspects and rescued 61 kidnappers hostages.

Assorted arms were also recovered, he added.

In the North-Central, troops of Operations Safe Haven and Whirl Stroke neutralised 37 insurgents, arrested 102 violent extremists and rescued 113 kidnapped hostages, he said.

In the North-West, Buba said the troops of Operations Hadarin Daji and Whirl Punch, neutralised 78 terrorists, arrested 103 terrorists and rescued 68 kidnapped hostages.

Buba said the troops of Operation Delta Safe in the Niger Delta area discovered and destroyed 105 illegal refining sites with 51 dugout pits, 38 boats and 51 storage tanks.

He said the troops also recovered 215 cooking ovens, two speedboats, 44 drums, three tug boats, three barges, four wheelbarrows, one outboard engine, 15 vehicles, three motorcycles and six mobile phones.

According to him, troops recovered 1.09 million litres of stolen crude oil, 1.1 million litres of illegally refined AGO, 27,350 litres of DPK and 150 litres of PMS.

“Troops also arrested 55 perpetrators of oil theft and denied the oil thieves an estimated sum of N1.8 billion,” he said.

In the South-East, Buba said the troops of Operation UDO KA neutralised 22 terrorists, arrested 37 violent extremists, rescued 15 kidnapped hostages and also recovered a large cache of arms.

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NAF Set to Establish Permanent Base in Abia State, Boosting Security and Development

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is set to establish a permanent presence in Abia State, bolstering security and development in the region. This was announced after a meeting between Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, and Governor Alex Otti on June 7, 2024.

The NAF base will not only enhance airspace security but also provide support in emergency response, disaster management, and community development initiatives. The establishment of the base is timely, as the Federal Government has approved the construction of an air strip in the State, which will accommodate the NAF base.

Governor Otti praised the development, promising temporary facilities and resources for immediate operationalization. He also increased the bounty for information on those responsible for the killing of soldiers in May 2024 from N25 million to N30 million.

The presence of NAF in Abia State is expected to bolster the efforts of other security agencies, ensuring sustainable growth, development, and prosperity for the people of Abia State.

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Military restates commitment to defending Nigeria’s sovereignty, says its not involved in aiding terrorism

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The Armed Forces of Nigeria has restated its commitment to defend the sovereignty of Nigeria while protecting the lives and properties of the citizens against all odds. In a statement responding to a weighty allegation made by the Governor of Katsina State Governor Dikko Radda, the Defence Headquarters emphasized its subordination to elected government representatives and expressed utmost respect for the relationship between the military and civilian authorities while addressing the claims against the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN). Governor Radda alleged during an interview on the Channels television programme ‘Politics Today’ on April 5, 2024, that the military is aiding and profiting from terrorism activities in Katsina State.

Director Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba said, in light of Governor Radda’s accusations, the AFN chose not to engage in a public dispute but instead encouraged the Governor to present evidence to the military high command to substantiate his claims.

Led by Chief of Defence Staff General Christopher Musa OFR, the AFN has continued to reiterate its commitment to maintaining discipline and combating criminality during operations nationwide. The military stated that it maintains a zero-tolerance policy for indiscipline and misconduct, with standing court martials in place to address any misbehavior that reflects negatively on the military in the eyes of the public.

Despite the allegations, the AFN asserted its focus on its mission and vowed to continue operations and efforts in the fight against terrorism without being deterred. The military reassured the public that it remains steadfast in its duties and urged citizens to take ownership of the Armed Forces while reporting any observed misconduct within the ranks to the appropriate military justice system.

The AFN called upon media outlets to disseminate this information to raise awareness among the public, emphasizing the collaborative effort required to uphold the integrity and effectiveness of the Nigerian military.

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