Boko Haram Writes Notice Of Attack Letter To Nigerian Army

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March 21, 2014 – Boko Haram Writes Notice Of Attack Letter To Nigerian Army

The members of the Boko Haram Sect have written to the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army threatening to attack Maimalari Barracks on Friday (today).

Investigations revealed that security had been beefed up in the Maimalari Barracks which has the Headquarters of the 7th Infantry Division of the Artillery Corps, the Ordinance, the Signal and other crucial units of the Army in Maiduguri.

It was gathered that while security agents saw the letter as a ploy to instill fear into security operatives, all efforts were being made to ward off any attack on the foremost military formation in the North-East.

A source said that the insurgents might have compelled one of the drivers to get the letter to the military of their plan to attack the barracks.

The source said that the letter was written in Hausa Language.

“Yesterday, the Boko Haram sect wrote that they would attack the Maimalari Barracks. They wrote the letter in Hausa Language to give the notification of their coming.

“However, security operatives are praying for them to come to the barracks. The barracks is the biggest; it is the cantonment in Maiduguri.

“The barracks accommodates, the 7th Infantry Division, the Artillery, Ordinance, Engineering, Signal and other corps.

“People are even surprised how they got the letter to the barracks; one cannot rule out intimidation of one of the drivers to get the letter to the barracks.

“Soldiers are on the red alert. There are many soldiers there who are waiting for the attack. Soldiers are battle ready,” the source said.

The current threat is coming barely after the Boko Haram sect launched an attack on Giwa Barracks, the Headquarters of the 21 Artillery Brigade on March 15, 2014.

Authoritative military sources said that over 350 insurgents were killed in that attack while some soldiers were injured. A soldier was also said to have lost four children to the attack.

Our correspondent also gathered that the Special Forces had taken over the Gwoza Hills believed to be one of the strongest hideouts of the sect in the North-East.

Investigations revealed that the Special Forces stormed the Gwoza Hills and killed several insurgents in a combined operation with the men of the Nigerian Air Force on Wednesday.

The source said that a soldier was killed in the attack while some others were injured.

“There was an encounter in Gwoza Hills. Troops have taken over the place; it was another fierce encounter.

“A soldier was killed and some others were wounded. On the part of the insurgents, I can’t give you the exact casualty figure because the Air Force was involved and bombs were used.

“Gwoza Hills is one of their strong points. The Boko Haram took over the entire place before the battle but soldiers have taken over the place and have captured some of their arms and ammunition.

“That place is one of their main operational bases; corpses are smelling there. It is a joint operation involving the Air Force and others.

“The insurgents hide under the hills to launch attacks. It takes over three hours to climb to the top of the hills in some cases. The hills are massive,” the source said.

When our correspondent contacted the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, he asked to be called back as he was in a place where it was not possible for him to give a comment as of the time of filing this story.

Meanwhile, the Chairman Governing Council, National Human Rights Commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, in Abuja on Thursday described the new approach adopted by the security agencies to fight terrorism as a welcome development.

Odinkalu told the News Agency of Nigeria that many approaches were needed to tackle insurgency.

Reacting to the New Approach to Countering Terrorism by the Office of the National Security Adviser, he said both soft and hard approaches were required.

“You need the soft approach, de-radicalisation, investment in community, resilience and education to complement the hard approach which is the military approach,”he said.

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13 thoughts on “Boko Haram Writes Notice Of Attack Letter To Nigerian Army

  1. As a former intelligent officer, I will advice the army to not focus on that barrack, these stupid beings will distract u guys from the main target.
    Don’t be surprised if they attack the University Of Maiduguri tomorrow.

    Pls beef up security in all areas in Borno state not only in Maiduguri

  2. It is my pleasure to announce to you about this sect bokoharam that me and my cabinet are all well and up prepared and working tirelessly to combat this deadly terrorist groups with our last energy and resources.At a time like this,I want my fellow Nigerians to be patient and be in full support with my team in ensuring we kicking this group out of our society once and for all.And for this wonderful website given great and accurate news to the people of Nigeria.thank you so much.

  3. MR PRESIDENT.I FEEL AT A TIME LIKE THIS,YOU AND YOUR TEAM SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES FOR THE TOTAL NEGLIGENCE AND FAILURES IN THE COUNTRY TODAY.THIS GOES TO SHOW YOU THAT THE SYSTEM HAS BEING TOTALLY MESSED UP.UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE COUNTRY,LAST WEEK.FEW GRADUATES LOST THEIR LIVES IN SEARCH OF JOBS,NO POWER SUPPLY,THEN AND NOW…NO SECURITY.BOKOHARAM STILL ALIVE..ITS TIME TO GO TO YOUR DRAWING BOARD TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT..WE NIGERIANS ARE SICK AND TIRED OF THIS MESS.PLEASE MAKE A CHANGE NOW AND NOT TOMORROW.

  4. Wow its very great to see our president coming up here to express himself,thank you sir.mr president we really need you to focus on fixing the immediate problems of Nigeria instead of focusing on 2015 because only God can decide our existence by then.mr president nigerians have suffered enough in so many ways.please is time to do the right thing.thank you.

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  5. red the gaylord ,sorry for your life,you really need help.I can see you are in love with this name,I pray it help you and save you from whatever that is disturbing you.

  6. Mr. President it interest me so much seeing your comment in this family website, I called it family website because it is where the helpless always express their views. This is the time Nigerians need you most. Nigerians wake up everyday with fear. If it is not Boko Haram, it is kidnapping,or rapping. Mr. President we walk with fear in our country. We don’t go to church again to worship God the way we use to because of Boko Haram. Our children in the schools are not save. We sleep with fear and wake up with fear not knowing what tomorrow have for us. Please do something now. Remember you good work today will speak for you tomorrow. Thank you Mr. President.

  7. @ ABBA, you are one of them, so stop deceiving yourself. Any muslim is a potential Boko haram. Their allah has no hands to fight for himself,So he has given them a mandate that they should fight on his behalf in order to inherit AlJanna Firdausi with 72 virgins, which is arrant nonsense.Christians beware of ANTI-CHRIST.

  8. Mr. President, if u‘re not impersonated then welcm on board. This is d only site that tell it all esp on matters affecting this blessed con3. I wnt u 2 knw that, Pals in d House (Naijagists) r solidly behind u. Notwithstanding d firceness of d BH scourge, i can c dat, they r losing grand in dia campaign alrdy. Give them a good fight. It doesn‘t matter hw long it takes, bt so long as u dnt stop, u will triumph @ d end.
    God purge Nigeria.
    D Hunter.

  9. Ayandokum you are right. Dis Boko Haram are trying to distract d soldiers. Pls beef up security all over, not just the Barack. May God help us. God’s Kingdom is indeed d only solution to mankind problems.

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