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Nigerian Army Takes Over Boko Haram’s Largest Camp, 207 Terrorists Killed

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Nigerian Army Takes Over Boko Haram’s Largest Camp, 207 Terrorists Killed

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March 15, 2014 – Nigerian Army Takes Over Boko Haram’s Largest Camp, 207 Terrorists Killed In Borno State

The Nigeria Army have completely taken over the Boko Haram’s biggest Camp at the Sambisa Forest, near lake Chad.

The Islamist group suffered a heavy casualty during the seize that lasted over 3 days.

According to Premium Times, Nigerian security forces, and members of a local vigilante killed at least 207 Boko Haram militants who launched a daring attack on a military barracks and other neighbourhoods of Maiduguri, Borno State, the vigilante group, known as the civilian-JTF, said Friday.

Members of the civilian – JTF said they counted at least 207 corpses of suspected Boko Haram members killed during clashes with government troops early Friday.

One leader of the vigilante, Mallam Abdullahi, told PREMIUM TIMES his members counted more than 200 bodies of suspected insurgents in one area where the fighting took place, and said there would be more bodies in the bush.

“We have counted 207 dead members of Boko Haram in our area, Jiddari-Polo, alone. Many others are being killed in the bush because the fighter-jet is still shelling them, and some of our members have accompanied the soldiers in pursuing them,” Mr. Abdullahi said.

The group said the figure comprised of the attacking members of the Boko Haram and the other members freed from the military cells within Giwa barracks.

Residents had earlier described as encouraging the sight of youth in their thousands storming the neighbourhoods of the attacks with clubs, spears, bows and arrows, and machete, searching for Boko Haram members.

Another member of the civilian-JTF, Isa Maikati, said his group arrested many of the attackers and handed them to soldiers. Those who tried to fight back, were lynched, he said.

There were reports at least five soldiers, among them a woman, were killed in the attack, but the military did not confirm that claim.
The attack, the first of its kind in that part of Maiduguri city since the beginning of the Boko Haram insurgency in 2009, started at about 7:30 am and continued until about 12 noon.

Hundreds of insurgents, dressed in military fatigues, struck at the barracks, the university and other neighbourhoods of the city.
The military said its forces successfully repelled the onslaught which was targeted at freeing detained Boko Haram members. An airforce jet hovered around the city for hour, dropping bombs at targeted areas and killing many of the insurgents, witnesses said.
There were reports of civilian deaths, although the reports were not confirmed. One resident of Fori, Babaji Adamu, said the aerial bombing destroyed many houses and killed a girl who was hiding with the parents in a house.
Witnesses said one student of the University of Maiduguri was killed, while three others were seriously injured as stray rocket bullets landed in in the densely populated areas of the campus.
The Director of Information for the school, Ahmed Muhammed, said there was no attack or explosion on the campus.
“What people heard or saw were bullets from the area of the attack that fell into our campus,” he said in a telephone interview.

The attack came days after the defence headquarters said Nigeria’s newly-appointed chief of army staff, Major General Kenneth Minima, had relocated temporary from Abuja to Maiduguri to help oversee the government’s response to attacks by the deadly sect.

It was not clear whether Mr. Minimah was in the town when it came under attack. There were no report of his visiting any of the affected areas, or meeting with the media.
Calm returned to the city by evening, as members of the Civilian-JTF took to the streets singing victory songs and chanting anti- Boko Haram slogans.

14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Laitan opeyemi

    March 15, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    if the military can maintain this tempo, boko haram will become history soon

  2. Idi bom

    March 15, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    God will never u people down He is ur strength,by God will we will see the end of boko haram

  3. Nweke Sunday

    March 15, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    nice job,bt hw i wish i can join d nigerian army

  4. Amoo femi

    March 15, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    May d LORD b with them

  5. Ibrahim ayuba

    March 15, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    Oh Allah mercy on and peace with dere

  6. ewi justine

    March 15, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    God has started to deal with boko haram.may God give those army more strength to deal with boko haram and conquer them,

  7. pelumi

    March 15, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    thank GOD O

  8. Fairness

    March 15, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Folks, do not listen to these rubbish news. This government is a joke. This is just to make the outsiders feel they are doing something. Absolute nonsense! HOW ABOUT HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE KILLED IN BY PURPORTED “WELL ARMED FULANI HERDSMEN TODAY?” It beats my imagination how these people think they are really fooling Nigerians. FULANI, FULANI YOU KNOW VERY WELL, WELL-ARMED? WHERE DID THEY GET IT? FULANI BY NATURE HAS ONLY ONE AGENDA, NAMELY THEIR CATTLE. The big problem is our weak guts. Until we stand up to these mess nothing will ever change. They will always have their way at the end. This type of News is what old wise men call “painted white sepulcher”– the outside shines but the inside is rotten. We have the resources, the man power, the ingenuity, the ability, the number, the environment, the climate to succeed and yet nothing is happening. Their only preoccupation is appearing nice before the West. Shame! May God help us but we have to cooperate in that assistance.

  9. nnamdi

    March 15, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    May God give them de grace 2 handle dis devilish islamic sect

  10. Anoni

    March 15, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Listen to me Nigeria zombies they are killing innocent people..

  11. D Hunter

    March 16, 2014 at 6:12 AM

    In as much as dis report sound so cheering, i wnt 2 state here dat, in most cases, it was d innocent civillians dat were bin killed in d name of terrorists. Odawise, y didn‘t they display d corpses of d slained BHs wt dia masks on 4 all 2 c 4 d benefit of doupt just as they wld hv done if d reverse was d case?
    Mtwwww…tales by moonlit.

  12. joe

    March 16, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Am not really sure abt dis news of killed 207 boko haram why pics of those boko haram dead not be display

  13. JIGI

    March 17, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    thank God for this ,pls they should keep fighting the boko haram . its only when they get to the hideouts where women are kept hostage, that they would know they have reached the boko haram’s last hideout.

  14. CHARLES

    May 7, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    THANKS VERY MUCH TO OUR SOLDIERS BUT WE NEED MORE STRATEGIES ,TECHNICALLY,ND ALL WISE

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