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Friday, May 17, 2013

Borno State: Troops capture Boko Haram’s camp

Culled from Punch
Early reports of military operations in the three North-East states under emergency rule, on Thursday, indicated that Nigerian soldiers had recaptured three of the local government areas where insurgents had been in control in northern Borno.
The names of the recaptured councils could not be confirmed out of the lot in possession of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram. The areas where the insurgents were said to have been in total control before the military operation launched on Thursday were Marte, Magumeri, Mobbar, Gubio, Guzamala, Abadamin, Kukawa, Kaga, Nganzai and Monguno.
Also, the troops reportedly invaded and took over a training camp of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, known as Sambisa on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, in the early hours of Thursday.

Borno as well as Adamawa and Yobe states fell under emergency rule by presidential proclamation on Tuesday.

President Goodluck Jonathan said all efforts to bring the violence in the area under control had failed hence the need to use force to force insurgents out of the states, especially Borno where the President said insurgents had taken control of the northern part.

A soldier who spoke to one of our  correspondents from Maiduguri, on the condition of anonymity, said, “We have succeeded in taking over Sambisa Games Reserve, which the sect had been using as its camp. Scores of people found in the camp were arrested.

“We will interrogate them and those who are not members of the sect will be set free. The operation is being carried out in such a way that there is no harassment. The innocent should not be afraid.”
The source however declined to comment on the number of casualties already recorded and the number of persons arrested.

The PUNCH learnt that troops on Thursday shut down almost half of the state as they attacked suspected Boko Haram enclaves.

A man who spoke to one of our correspondents on the telephone from Maiduguri narrated that the military operation in the city had disrupted normal life.

He said the number of roadblocks had increased and that “farmers are no longer going to the farm, only a few traders are venturing out to the market.

“Shop owners who sell provisions are finding it difficult to replenish their stock.”

The source further explained that even residents of Maiduguri, considered safe were living in fear.
This, he explained, was because they feared that the insurgents could sneak into town. The Boko Haram insurgency began in Maiduguri in 2009 and Borno State is seen as the operational base of the sect that has killed at least 2,500 persons in attacks on military and police facilities, drinking joints, worship houses and markets.

Director of Defence Information, Brig.- Gen. Chris Olukolade, said in a telephone interview with one of our correspondents that more troops had been deployed in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

He declined to comment on the number of troops that were billed to participate in the major military operations planned to flush out the insurgents from the area.

Olukolade said that it was not strategic to disclose the number of soldiers or security personnel that would be used for the operation.

“All I can say is that more soldiers have been deployed today; that I can confirm to you. On the issue of the numbers that are being quoted, they are not from the DHQ. We are not quoting any number.
“The operation is continuing satisfactorily. Details will be made available to the public at the appropriate time.”
Another source in the besieged area said, “We now have more soldiers and weapons than I have ever seen in my life. Although some of them are moving towards the north, some are remaining here in Maiduguri.

“I have no idea what is going on in places like Bama, Marte, Magumeri, and Monguno where the Boko Haram people have taken control of some towns and villages. But movement in-and-out of these areas has been restricted.”

73 comments:

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Gradually we're getting there.
by the grace of God,it will soon be game over.
Now they know this Dog can bite.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Nigerian troops, More grease to your elbow! Do more and flush them out!

BLOGLORD said...

No mercies! Bring them all down! they have wasted too many innocent lives! they go down! down I say! no mercies

Anonymous said...

Let d JTF do more, house to house search I think that 'll also work for them

Sir benkord said...

When terror is met wit terror,One will subdue 4 another. that's d more reason I don't see point in giving a terrorist an amnesty in d 1st place...dey're not a normal ppl,dey misunderstood religion & fighting 4 no reason....abi if dey av reason dey shld tell us dey refused.......Solders flush dem out....kill dem all.

Ezekiel Akinbo said...

That's the way to go.... Don't dialogue with terrorist

Martins Aboy said...

that's very good to hear! they ve really tried

Martins Aboy said...

never knew the troop could do this much sha!thumbs up for them..

Anonymous said...

If GEJ had taken this action since many lives would have been saved

Anonymous said...

I'm happy to hear that progress is being made. These fools have to be brought to book. Boko haram my left butt cheek. Mschewww. We go sho them say God pass all of 'em. Devils!

cara milano!!! said...

Dis is what dey shoud have done since. Msheww..I'm tired of dis boko ppl

Anonymous said...

Na IRON HAND fit dis country... Na d guilty ones go dey fear.. Weldon sojas

Hrm paul ojeih said...

Good news well done boys go after them teach them scrondrel murderers that we have one of the best ground armed forces in the world bomb them pound dem launch air raid on them enough is enough

KOSI said...

one clause for the troops : "Dont Stop Till You Get Enough"

Anonymous said...

Real Boko Haram or the assumed boko haram?

Jess Ann said...

God na ur hand I dey oh

Gistyinka Blog said...

I know thing all this boko haram will be past tense.

Anonymous said...

Billions of Naira are spent to maintain Nigerian soldiers in peace keeping missions in Africa yet there is no peace at home.Good to know that our priorities are been corrected.One Nigeria.

Oyinkan said...

Better late than ever.

curvy ZO said...

Borno pple make una jus manage endure until ervrytin is under control.....

Hozzy911 said...

Good work soldiers, we really have people who care bout us and our well being. These soldiers are risking their lives for us. So the best thing we can do is to pray for them. We can't give them money instead lets include them in our prayers.

ogechi nsimah said...

Long live Nigeria Army and our dynamic president GJE.kudos and spirit of one accord.

kele said...

The President should have taken this measure long ago

Anonymous said...

Way to go Nigerian troops, God speed. Mr president, this is the way, don't mind any mumu saying otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Things won't have gone worse if they had done dis all this while. There's something called nipping it in the bud. Jonathan was waiting till it was close to 2015, so u guys won't forget his super heroism since Nigerians r quick to forget stuffs. Rubbish.

Anene mac said...

We all want peace in Nigeria. ...

chidi Abraham said...

Am in full support of this emergency rule ,sometimes u got to make the hard choice fro the greater good of all

Bryan Sam said...

All dese boko haram peps dat'll b feeling lyk superman, mark jonathan's words, dere gonna flush u the fuck out.

Anonymous said...

Good move,kip it up GEJ.

Anonymous said...

What took you so long mr presido!!!!

SOUTHERN BLOG BUG said...

That's whatsup!! The soldiers should wipe every youth in those captured communities just as it was done in Odi(Bayelsa st.) in 1999. Plz am nt wicked. I just believe that "FOR EVERY ACTION, THERE HAS 2 BE AN EQUAL & OPPOSITE REACTION" so kip ur abuses 2 urselves.

UduakDiamond Michael said...

Please lets keep praying for the military to succeed with less casualties as possible......they are the ones bearing the brunt of these senseless jihadists.:....Godspeed and strength to them.

Ayoola Kehinde said...

That is what he should have done since. Good to hear. Up Nigerian Army

nkaylicious said...

For the first time Mr. President, you are making sense! Proudly naija!

pallychuma said...

Show them no mercy...operation kill every killable.

Anonymous said...

Nice one...sh*t just got real...

Anonymous said...

Abeggi dnt mind Goodluck...he is d boko haram w v bn hearn in ds country.Linda pls post my comment

Anonymous said...

Correct News jare!!!

cheesecake said...

Oh yes!finally God has answered our prayers!!the mofo egyptians,we shall see them no more!!hahahaha halleluia somebody!..;D

MAMI* said...

Gudwork mr presido,uneasy lies the head that wears d crown, God will give our country peace.

Anonymous said...

Let d JTF do more, house to house search I think that 'll also work for them

Anonymous said...

Now that's more like it.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 1:55 if u don't have what to say please keep quite...smh

KayDiaries said...

God protect the innocent, N expose those heartless Boko boys,men, women.

Anonymous said...

Mr Presido, thumps up!!! GEJ steady power remain.

Anonymous said...

I pray all these come to an end soon this boko people needs to be totally wiped out

Anonymous said...

My pain is for the innocent ones that may get killed for something they had no part in.

God be with them and our troops.

Anonymous said...

Nice work, more boko haram members to be caught.

Anonymous said...

God bless our troops!!!

Apple said...

Boko Haram have FAILED in te mighty Name of JESUS!!! AMEN!!!

Anonymous said...

U guys should not be deceived,is it now that he(d president) wants 2 wake up? After much killings,yeye dey smell,strategy 4 re-election tins for 2015,mtchewww! Anyway more grease 2 ur elbows soldiers.

Apple said...

Well Done dear Nigerian troops! Our prayers are with you all!

Eze Chukwumereze said...

If its war they want, its war they will get.

Eze Chukwumereze said...

If its war they want, its war they will get.

vivica laViv said...

Good job guys! We need absolute peace in dis country, so help us God!

Agama said...

Na wetin fit those BOKO BOIZ be dis..

Anonymous said...

Good discoveries.Soldiers finish them all!

Anonymous said...

Abi o...how many innocent lives go lost for this man hunt

Anonymous said...

This came at a late hr, bt we d patriotes of d northern naija still appreciate. 4get abt d so called ACF they r tools in d hand of Lucifer. We would 've preferd devision bt dat wl b fightng God's will 4 us 2 b 2gether. They r still our brothers anyhow. Nigeria wl certainly prevail. Kudos naija arm forces, smoke d enemies of naija out.

Anonymous said...

Thank u Jesus for d peace u hv restored to our country! Protect our soldiers Lord

Anonymous said...

Tnk God o! Bt d real BOKO HARAMS dt we ought to get rid of bt can neva capture r dos in govt. E.g GEJ. #NO b BAMMY tuk am o#

Anonymous said...

He is saying d truth...and pls type good english next time u comment.

Anonymous said...

Best comment so far!!!!

odobo grace said...

And i hope JEG has dissolved those committees he set up for boko haram

Anonymous said...

Grammarian,#olodo .it z more power 2 ur elbow.Grease ko,oil ni

Anonymous said...

any body wey complain wetin militry dey do now na enemy of progress

Zinnystan said...

Dont sit down there nd abuse mr president y he didnt act fast.i fink u shud tank God smtyn is working for once and ask God 2 grant hiM/soilders the grace and wisdom to fight 4 peace.All we need is Prayers.

Anonymous said...

You see woh am sayin?....u pipu should jz gada d little cash u've got n liv dis CURSED country...words of advice


GOD's SON

Timothy Michael said...

Kudos to our military guyz. More grease to your elbows.

Anonymous said...

Kill them all show knw mercy@the must painfull act they performed was the bombing of catholic church on christmass day.i̶̲̥̅̊τ̲̅ really pain me becos I lost my relative

Anonymous said...

Dats a very big sign of relief 4 everybody nd a very big sound of victory•No wonder d slogan says “ Victory is from God Alone” KuDos Nigeria Army!!!

Anonymous said...

Very good.

rosy kay said...

In spartacus wife's voice in the same movie...I say "kill them all!!!!!"