Boko Haram Militants Attack Mali-Bound Nigerian Army Troops At Okene, Kogi State

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Jan 19, 2013 – Boko Haram Militants Attack Mali-Bound Nigerian Soldiers At Okene, Kogi State

About 190 Nigerian troops were ambushed a few kilometers from Okene in Kogi state today. The attack took place around 6: 05 AM Nigerian time as militants cut through the convoy of Mali-bound Nigerian army peacekeepers traveling in three luxurious buses via Kaduna too Bamako, Mali. The militants decimated the convoy with the aid of IEDs planted on the highway and began firing on the troops afterwards.

The soldiers were under escort at the time and the military escorts alter returned fire, but the assailants who were parked on both sides of the highway escaped the scene after two soldiers had been killed and several others injured.

Nigerian Army spokesperson, Brigadier General Bola Koleosho confirmed to Saharareporters by phone that two soldiers were killed while the bomb explosion injured four others. The wounded soldiers are receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Center in Okene.

The attack is coming on the heels of disclosure by the Chief of Army Staff Azubuike Ihejirika last week that Mali trained Boko Haram sect militants have arrived Nigeria in large numbers to carry out attacks on various targets in the country.

Also a JTF source told SaharaReporters that Boko Haram elusive leader, Abubakar Shekau is currently in Mali receiving weapon training after sustaining injuries during a shoot out in Maiduguri last year. The source said Shekau now limps on one leg.

[Sahara Reporter New York]

16 thoughts on “Boko Haram Militants Attack Mali-Bound Nigerian Army Troops At Okene, Kogi State

  1. By the time American and British finish Africa, our eyes will open say this people does not want peace in any part of the world except their own land, we can not even sort our problems ourselves in Africa due to the wicked leaders we have, American and British will pay citizen of one country to spy over their land and whosoever bastard paid will do the job not even thinking about fellows of that land/country – Americans has been predicting war over Naija land for 2015 and see how they are working on it, French Army is in Mali now, British is also their, Nigeria government deployed 200 Army to Mali attack on their way to Mali by Boko Haram- Americans Army will soon be Mali too. Soon they will have link to Nigeria while Nigerians themselves continue to preach war to sort Nigeria problems out, can somebody show me how war sort our Afganistan, Iraq, Sudan, Sierra Leone and right now Syria and some other Countries that started war in their country. NIGERIANS PLEASE OH CUT THIS SHOW OF WAR THINK TWICE AMERICANS AND BRITISH NO DEY DO FAVOUR OH IF THERE IS NOTHING FOR THEM TO GAIN. TALK OF WAR IS A LONG FILM OH YOU CAN ONLY SEE THE BEGINING NOT THE END.

    MY FELLOW NIGERIANS – NAIJA NO GO SPOIL OH.

  2. D Govt wants 2 c everybody dead in dis country b4 they take action. No wahala. It will soon get 2 their turn. Very soon, we will value Obj’s statement abt our president. Bt i really wonder if mr President is really incharge of dis nation or d nation is incharge of mr president.

    • Chris chicken brain, which world you dey live way you say make Ola shut up, so you no no say na America and British still day rule the world in regards to war ,you stupid full you don live for Libya before abi no be because of oil British go kill Gadafi as idiot like you think say British dey help Libya’s after the death of Gadafi do you know about the negotiation between British and Libya about their oil reserves, stupid fool you think say na money rituals wey then de kill people for we dey talk about or the death of Nigerian’s road accident, we are talking about WAR WAR WAR – Mr Chris with your empty head by the time they enter Nigeria with ammunition your empty head go wake up tell you watz up – thanks to you Ola I dey live for England I understand you I believe that Americans and British are the people breading these Boko Haram people but God will deliver our country and our oil and the Nigerians they use to spy for them in Jesus name.

  3. what i believe is that it will continue like this because humans are selfish from the begining.until God says stop it.

  4. Chris a u so daft that you don’t know anything about world issues. anyway some people don’t listen to new, thanks to you Ola rite thought – by the time Mali and Nigeria probably start fighting American and British will stand up to come and help Nigerians but their target is Eastern Nigeria to tap the oil and any land with gold and other Naija resources. I don’t think they will be so interested in Mali wools.

    Eastern Nigerians think twice oh this people got nothing to loose and Yoruba and Hausa no get oil na Eastern people let us be careful else Naija will back to square 0 God forbid .

    God bless my fellow Nigerians God bless our land.

  5. Plz we dont ve time for dat olleast we do Pray!!!
    Let the Crisis stop only in naija…
    Not with order countries like i said plz…
    Bcuz this Gov’t can’t do nottin nottin notting ontill dey start kill dem!!! clear

  6. is true where american amd british can not see money they will not surpport. they dont faght war without northing.

  7. you are not living in any England. Stay there and blame America and Britain instead of solving your problems

  8. Oh allah you are the only .god who creat heaven,nd eath. Allah nothing pass ur pawor in this world allah rabbil samawati wal,arad allah bring peace in our dear contenent africa allahumma ameeeen

  9. Naija piple why all this talk,is it not in d book matt 24.this is what jesus said dat it will happen.this shows that d world is comin to end.how long have u been prepared if death comin 2 take u now what wil happen?ask yrself.

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