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Boko Haram: Armed Villagers Achieve In A Week What Army Could Not In Months

May 19, 2014 – Boko Haram: Armed Civilians Achieve In A Week What Army Could Not In Months

Up to 300 Boko Haram terrorists were killed by armed civilians in Nigeria last week. In the villages of Rann and Shuwa in Kala-Balge local government, civilians ambushed and decimated a Boko Haram invasion, killing over 200 terrorists and capturing dozens. Between Adamawa and Borno, another 70 were killed by civilian action. In the version of the incident released by spokesman of the State police command, Abubakar Othman, civilians in Adamawa state suspecting a visitor who came to buy a large stock of food was a Boko Haram member, mobilized and tracked him to a Boko Haram camp in Borno where they jumped and killed another 70 Boko Haram terrorists. In similar trend, we reported how civilian-JTF goat sellers from Gwoza who went to Dikwa and saw some Boko Haram terrorists who came to buy items and clothes for the kidnapped Chibok girls, arrested the eight Boko Haram terrorists with their hilux truck and motorcycles. APC (Armored personnel Carriers), several dozens of motorcycles and hilux trucks were recovered in all the civilian operations this past week, along with an unspecified amount of the terrorists’ weapons.

Important intelligence was also obtained by the civilians from the terrorists captured, including as we reported last week, an update that the abducted girls were still in Sambisa forest, divided up into three groups.

These stories, more of which promise to be in the news in the coming weeks, are a new uplifting trend in the war against terror. The numbers killed, the motivation and capacity of the civilian Patriot force has hitherto not been appreciated from the undermined and sabotaged State army (in recent times). Hardly have we heard the army score such numbers against Boko Haram. That the army has been dangerously jeopardized has been verified by visiting US forces who are unwilling to share Intel with Nigeria and have categorically stated that the Nigerian army suffers as all other institutions do under the systemic corruption of the Jonathan administration. Indeed the coming of the Americans, who cannot be accused easily of being the so-called opposition has finally validated and exposed the much protested about reality of the ineptness and murderous incompetence of the current civilian administration. Last week’s army mutinous revolt further certifies.

Nigeria has some of the best soldiers; they are only being sabotaged by their greedily callous superiors and the executive leadership. One must ask, where is Gusau? Where is Dasuki? Where is Badeh and where is Minimah in all this? The former army chiefs may also need to be summoned. Does anyone take responsibility for our disgraceful climate of insecurity and death? In any progressive nation, the President would have retired or been forced out along with the heads of State security for the record of embezzlement and failure in the past four years that has caused Nigeria up to 80,000 lives and destroyed the nation’s food sufficiency and overall economy. Who embezzled the money for the military to buy night-goggles, reliable APC’s, (RIP Col. Kabir), drones, helicopters, real ammunition and the like? Who got that money? Who bought private jets with that money? #DiaRISGODo! (“DiaRISGODo” is a self-fulfilling summon of heavenly justice).

Nigeria’s civilians, the brave farmers of the north’s affected villages, must be commended and supported in their valiant, successful efforts to bravely combat terror, despite the odds fighting against the heavily armed terrorists, and lack of support from the government. One does not wonder too far where the security vote and security budget goes. Nigerians see the money for their security flying the private skies. Very few nations in the world can boast of as many bullet and bomb proof private vehicles and private jets as Nigeria has both in the government and private partner ‘businessmen’ sectors.

It’s been over a month that our daughters have been living in the bushes with Boko Haram. On 26th April, ENDS wrote and delivered an open letter to the Nigerian government on behalf of a gathering army of over 50,000 Nigerians from every State in the nation, ready to comb Sambisa and all associated jungles for our girls and the terrorists. The Civilian-JTF, an army 30,000 strong has sent several formal requests to the Nigerian government to support their right to bear arms to defend their communities and sack all Boko Haram hideouts. [See: Give Us Arms to Fight Insurgents, Not Extension of Emergency Rule, Civilian JTF Tells FG, 05/15/2014]In the most recent request, the Civilian-JTF offered that the government should give them arms rather than extend the State of emergency in the State that has only continued to deliver death to Nigeria’s farmers. The Civilian-JTF have gone as far as to propose that the President can now withdraw ‘his’ army; they and Nigerian volunteers from Delta to Calabar, from Nasarawa to Sokoto are ready to do what the army has been unwilling to do—defend Nigeria and destroy Boko Haram.

We ask Nigeria’s President. If it was your daughters in Sambisa, what will you do? Will you wait for a sabotaged and robbed army to do what they have been unable to since the start of your administration, or you will immediately give the nod for willing, patriotic Nigerian youth, ready to buy their own guns, drive their own cars and lay down their lives, to go after the terrorists and free all abducted and forcefully conscripted boys and girls from the past four years, not only this 234?

Again, Nigeria’s civilians taking the fight back to Boko Haram must be commended, supported and prayed for. Perhaps the end to the insurgency is at last at hand. We have already started defending ourselves. We are ready to invade Sambisa! Nigeria waits for President Jonathan.

Dr. Peregrino Brimah for [Every Nigerian Do Something]
Email: Twitter: @EveryNigerian

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  1. Joyce williams

    May 19, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    Well said @writer but d armed civilians are not capable of combating terrorism. Going to sambisa forest is a suicide mission

  2. Saphire

    May 19, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Shame to stupid nigeria army…they compained of nt fn well equipt…u need to see what this civilian are using to fight this boko haram terrotist…some with bow and arrow ..some matchet…whilt some have single barrel gun…yet they are giving they people hope….the only time u will hear army kill anybody is whenever any of their member lost his life…they will go on rampage shoting at sight..both yunq and old..mwn and women..i wtach #BRING BACK OUR GIRLS .DOCUMENTRY ON Cnn.. I realy pity those living in north..their men dnt sleep at night..trying to protect their family emtyhandedly…if they have half of what the army have asin wepon..they will do a bitter job..nigeria army have compromised…they have taken blood aoth..corruption have eaten deep inside them…. I will keep praying for nigeria…GOD BLESS NIGERIA..GOOD PEOPLE GRAT NATION..

  3. parrot

    May 19, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    chai !!!!! longest time on naijagist ,how una dey? where red n co way d folk me yab ? una weldone ooh

    …back to d topic ,so after all dis years of BH massacring dis villagers na nw way spot light dey 4 dia area dem go act ? nw way USA n UK don enter d koko una don sabi hw to defend una self ……why do I smell dead rat here……

    ….diaris God ooh!!!!!!

    • red

      May 20, 2014 at 9:11 AM

      I dey o parrot,I dey miss our yab well well I no go lie.which time we fit start? Anyway welcome .

  4. KEVIN

    May 19, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    How can the army achieve it when the army is been controlled by your sponsorers, you ass will soon by brought out to book, foolish idiots.

  5. Anti boko

    May 19, 2014 at 7:56 PM


  6. KEVIN

    May 19, 2014 at 7:58 PM


  7. mulikat

    May 19, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    all cultis ,kidnappers,rober,niger-delter fight pirate e.t.c all part of nigeria,you said u are strong men, distoping all ur communities,now a job for u all,Bring back our gals,all down to North East to join force with the youth thier,look they kill over 300 Bokos and capture many. and kill all Boko Harms and rest will relocated,since our Amry are now women in away when they read letter send by Boko Harm,that they will came to chibok,put this all commendeing here and thier in Uniform to step down with president,they cant give peace and security for the poeple.

  8. Metu Nyetu

    May 19, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    D army is only an arm of boko haram. D dithering manner they approach dis whole cause betrays who they really r. Most of dem r moslems who hav bought in2d boko haram ministry. U dnt expct dem 2go killn their brodas.
    Thumbs up 2d civillian JTF! God is ur strength.

  9. Siloo

    May 19, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Tremendous work by the villagers. Nigerian military did not swear to protect lives and property of the nation but rather sworn to promot curroption. Before any military man is worn a military uniform, he or she must swear to an oath to protecting lives and property of the nation, but reverse is the case with the present military in nigeria. Shame to nigeria military. See an ordinary civilian fighting a successful war against boko haram. I inmagine what the vilagers could have done if have enough weapons. Shame to nigerian leaders, shame to all nigerian security agencies. Once again KUDOS to u guys. I believe nigeria will regain her peaceful state of being which she had been experiencing. GOD BLESS OUR DEAR NATION.

  10. vicky

    May 19, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    May God punish u all that spoke badly against the Army,u people will never see peace I ur various home.Nigerian Army still remain the best in Africa.

  11. vicky

    May 19, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    You ***** that is raining praises to men like u where did you hide your head?is it bad if you joined the villagers to fight the terrorist?.

  12. Mugabe

    May 20, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    Where are the pictures of the slain-ed Boka-Haram. Is this another lie or propaganda by Nigerians. You Kill over 70 Boka’s and yet we cannot have the images. Or you want to tell us that the death berried the deaths. We can only believe this story if we see the pictures of those B& H Killed

  13. Signor

    May 20, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Goodness! Hw can we be dis numb to d happenings around us? Can we ask ourselves an honest questions? JTF had askd GEJ to send ammunitions to fight d insurgence ryt? Who gave d villagers weapons to combat d terrorists? Where were d villagers until nw? Dis is not a chain of event in a movie, dis is a real life issue…americans had threatend to withdraw dia men on d ground dat naija soldiers refused to lead d search,so wats dia mission statement? A british sentinel sent to facilitate dis search broke down in senegal, ryt? D escapee chibok gal had told us hw d world best land troop soldiers had feared d bokos. D nigerian xtians waited for a month to hold a prayer vigil for abducted chibok gals. Maybe one day it wil be anounced to us dat all dis was a charade…i rest my case! Long live federal republic of naija

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