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Chadian Troops Enter Nigeria, Chase Boko Haram Out Of Captured Town Of Malam Fatori

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Chadian Troops Enter Nigeria, Chase Boko Haram Out Of Captured Town Of Malam Fatori

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Jan 30, 2015 – Chadian Soldiers Enter Nigeria, Chase Boko Haram Out Of Captured Town Of Malam Fatori

Chad’s army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria.

The reported capture of the town, which lies near the borders of Chad and Niger, follows two days of fighting.

Both ground and air forces were reported to have been used in the assault, a senior official from Niger has told the BBC.

Niger officials said Chadian ground forces moved into the town after crossing Lake Chad. It is not known if the operation was approved by Nigeria.

Chad has already sent troops to Cameroon to help it counter Boko Haram incursions and last week Nigeria said the Chadian army would be fighting on its territory.

However, it was not immediately clear if the authorities in Abuja had prior knowledge of, or any role in, the operation in Malumfatori. People who fled the area told the BBC they had seen military planes bombing the town, which is on the shores of Lake Chad. Some of those who left the town during the fighting were reported to have crossed into Niger.

Meanwhile, reports from the area said fighting has now spread to a nearby town, Abadam. At press time, Nigerian officials had made little public comment.

They said they were investigating the reports of fighting in the north-east.

African Union heads of state will discuss the crisis over Boko Haram at their summit beginning today.

Ghanaian President John Mahama has said the leaders must produce a “specific plan of action” to “deal permanently” with Boko Haram.

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Nifemi Brooklyn

    January 30, 2015 at 2:42 AM

    Nigeria is finished trust me. See the kind of weapon the Chadian troops are using can you compare it with our troops.

    Nigeria only has 4 of these powerful machines, this country should cease from existence, it is a waste of time. Our leaders are irresponsible, they are thiefs, the are the one behind the massive killings. I regret being a Nigerians

    • deway

      January 30, 2015 at 7:10 AM

      u are right my broda, could u imagine chad that is a poor country could afford to buy this kind of material, our present government is worst

  2. Jacob Flow

    January 30, 2015 at 2:52 AM

    @ Nifemi, I feel your pain but don’t regret being a Nigerian, because your Nigerian Status has brought you this far and where you are today. I feel your pain once more and I share from your grievances. See Chad with this bad ass weaponry and my dear Banana republic called Nigeria is still in disarray on how to tackle local insurgence. I weep for my mother land.
    Chad can fight ,Nigerians can only run. Jonathan will pay dearly for that madness

  3. OTEGA

    January 30, 2015 at 5:13 AM

    NIgeria stop bleming. jost prey.

  4. paul

    January 30, 2015 at 5:41 AM

    Nigeria is not finished is apolitical situations and tribal situations as well. Some big and crappy barons in Nigeria said it before that Jonathan”s government will be ungovernable.Why utter such statements in a country you called your own? After this coming election, Nigeria will not be the same again. We Nigerians worry about so much about our own tribe be in power not our own party man like the situation going on now. Buhari played a cocky game by picking a yoruba man as v.p. and now the war is on whether the man is good or not i dont know. Why mixed old wine in a new bottle, why would this guy the v.p of Buhari ever accepted to work with an old wine Buhari? He is an innocent man but now because of Buhari”s coalition he is also affected. Nigeria like i said will never be the same after this election but sad to say it.

    • MANNUEL

      January 30, 2015 at 9:37 AM

      Pual, Initially I thought you were making sense until you latched on Buhari choice of a Yoruba man, you simply have exposed your inner ill feeling of Buhari /Osinbajo combinations and that’s exactly where Nigerian problems are coming from. Too much of inner looking tribal sentiments that leads nobody anywhere including your tribe you seem to seek interestfor. The people of the East have brcome endlesslly agigated and have used all of the post Nigerian civil war to gring animosity with everyone else except themselves, and attitute has left them far more distant to the centre of Nigerian political equations. Paul, If after the elections in your opinion Nigeria will never be the same; I urge to go refresh your mind by reading the genesis and the history of Nigerian civil war and ehy today certsin ethnic tribes have continued to agitate for equal opportunities and continually complain of marginalisations. It is this kind of your mentaliry that will never make Nigeria move forward but, I can assure you Nigeria will remain intact and stronger the storm, the pre and aftermath of the elections if not carefully handled and over indulged on on tribal lines will only make some ethnic tribes become more distant to the Nigerian socio political equilibrum, so the decades of agitations by these tribes would have been fought for in vain. Nigerian State has traversed these vague threat before and the history is there for everyone to read. Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe and even Senegal continue to battle internal political strife that has lasted decades. Let nobody threaten Nigeria, it will only leave certain already agitative sections of Nigeria remain more impoverished. Paul, I advice you stop being too tribally inward looking.

    • peter uzo

      January 30, 2015 at 3:01 PM

      that your allegation on gmb is not true no body make such state from the north entirly but if you have evidence at hand prove it us please is good for people to have it as Asari & co did in government house in Bayelsa publically

  5. bradson

    January 30, 2015 at 7:39 AM

    The report from the area said fighting has now spread to a nearby town,Abadam at press time,Nigeria officials as made little public comment.
    They said they were investigating the report of the fighting in the north-east.

    This is unbelievable,the Chadians Army on our own territory defending our citizens, our officials are still investigating?
    When is this blood sacrifice by this incompetent Government is going to stop.

  6. ramon

    January 30, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Dont politicalize issue,assuming a person said Nigeria will be ungovernable ,is he render our army boyscout.is anybody preventing jonathing from buying weapon.if not he is benefiting from the killings.who is controlling Nigeria army

  7. CrisObinna

    January 30, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    Infact guyz, nigeria is a failed state and shame to the actual president…there are no two wayz about it…!

  8. Okoro JC

    January 31, 2015 at 2:48 AM

    …I think d bokoharam days re numbered if d sabuharituirs ddnt thwart Africa unions resolution today. D union has signed d formation of 75 thousand troops to fight bokoharam. & i trust its new leader, Robert Mugabe, d fearless man

  9. MSG KEITA

    February 23, 2015 at 5:30 AM

    Thank God for this wonderful news about getting raid of the notorious terrorist and children killers Boko Haram out of this world. It doesn’t matter who holds sophisticated weapons, as long Africa get these demons out of our way is better.
    My plea to all African leaders, it is about time to join hands together and help with all necessaries support in fighting these unholy gangs (book haram) of killers. If the rest of Africa distance their course of action by turning blind eyes to the boko haram atrocities in Nigeria, than be ready to receive new boko haram at your door step. These guys are children of Satan, you can let them win.

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