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Nigeria’s Armed Forces role, key to peace and stability in West Africa – Tuggar

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Nigeria’s Armed Forces role, key to peace and stability in West Africa – Tuggar

By: Michael Mike

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar has said the Armed Forces of Nigeria play a pivotal role in maintaining peace, stability, and social cohesion in West Africa.

Tuggar made the assertion during a courtesy call by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Musa, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters in Abuja.

He further stated that the partnership between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) has become imperative given President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda with foreign policy doctrine anchored on the 4 Ds strategic pillars of Democracy, Development, Demography, and Diaspora.

In his response, the CDS commended the Foreign Affairs Minister for providing practical foreign policy directives for the nation since his assumption in office and assured the foreign affairs ministry of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) ‘s readiness to partner with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the country’s outward-facing entity in discharging its mandate.

The CDS also used the occasion to restate the AFN’s commitment to safeguarding lives and property in Nigeria, the Lake Chad region, and the entire West African subregion.

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First Nigerian Female Officer Cadet Graduate from UK’s Royal Military Academy

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First Nigerian Female Officer Cadet Graduate from UK’s Royal Military Academy

By: Michael Mike

Officer Cadet Owowoh Princess Oluchukwu has became the first-ever Nigerian female officer to graduate from the UK’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS).

The 24-year-old Princess was one of the 135 Officer Cadets to graduate during RMAS’ Sovereign’s Parade on Friday in London.

According to a statement on Friday by the Senior Communications & Public Diplomacy Officer, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, British High Commission in Abuja, Atinuke Akande-Alegbe, the parade marked the completion of 44 weeks of intensive training for the Officer Cadets of Commissioning Course 232.

She noted that at the ceremony, His Majesty King Charles was represented by the head of the French Army, Général d’armée Pierre SchilI, Chief of the Army Staff.

Akande-Alegbe said since the 1950s, several Nigerian officers including former Nigerian President Yakubu Gowan and the Chief of Defence Intelligence, Major General Emmanuel Undiandeye have become RMAS alumni. stating that Princess’ graduation as the first female and 190th Nigerian graduate, marks a significant milestone in UK’s long-standing commitment to supporting Nigeria’s Professional Military Education training, insisting that this commitment to close UK-Nigerian cooperation was affirmed during the recent UK- Nigeria Security and Defence Partnership talks held in February 2024.

The statement read that: “In 2018, Princess joined the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), in Kaduna State, Nigeria. During her second year at the NDA, she was appointed a Cadet Lance Corporal; a Cadet Sergeant in her fourth year and in her fifth year she was appointed to the role of Company Senior Under Officer Charlie (CSUO C). She held this appointment with two other female counterparts and made history as the first females to assume the position of CSUO in the academy. In her fourth year, she completed the Academics Wing of the commissioning course and achieved first class honours in Biological Sciences.

Speaking of her achievement, Officer Cadet Owowoh Princess Oluchukwu said:
“It is a profound honour to be the first Nigerian female officer to commission from the esteemed Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. This achievement is not mine alone, but a testament to the unwavering support of my family, mentors, instructors, and countless individuals who believed in me every step of the way. As I look ahead to the future, I am committed to representing Nigeria with pride, and to making a positive difference in the world.”

The statement added that; “The UK is proud to celebrate this historic occasion with Nigeria and congratulates newly Commissioned Officer Owowoh Princess Oluchukwu on her remarkable achievement.”

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Troops nutrialised 3 Boko Haram, rescued 9 from captivity

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Troops nutrialised 3 Boko Haram, rescued 9 from captivity

By: Zagazola Makama

The troops of 21 armored Brigade, Operation HADIN KAI, have nutrialised three Boko Haram terrorists during a fighting patrol in Bama LGA of Borno State.

The terrorists were naturalized in Churchur village during a fighting patrol by the troops of 202 Battalion in conjunction with Hybrid forces. The troops also recovered 2 dane guns.

Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama, that in a separate Operation in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force and HYBRID forces, the troops conducted clearance T Angwan Jingina and Bula Marwa on March 30, 2024.

The troops successfully rescued 9 persons comprising 3 adult females and 6 children.

The troops equally destroyed the hamlets in the camps of Boko Haram while the terrorists fled.

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Nigerian Army to Interr Slain Soldiers in a Solemn Ceremony at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja

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Nigerian Army to Interr Slain Soldiers in a Solemn Ceremony at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja

By: Babagana Wakil

The Nigerian Army is set to pay tribute to its brave personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty during a recent operation in Okuama Community, Delta State.

The fallen soldiers, who were killed in action, will be laid to rest on Wednesday, 27th March 2024, at 3:00 pm at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.

The solemn ceremony, organized by the Nigerian Army, will be a poignant moment of remembrance and respect for the fallen heroes. Military personnel, dignitaries, and members of the public are expected to gather to honour the courage and dedication of these brave individuals who selflessly served their country.

The burial service will serve as a solemn reminder of the sacrifices made by the men and women in uniform to protect the nation and uphold its security. It will also be a moment to express gratitude for their unwavering commitment and bravery in the face of danger.

As the nation mourns the loss of these gallant soldiers, the Nigerian Army stands united in solidarity to commemorate their service and sacrifice.

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