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Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by pimper24: 9:07pm On Apr 20
Nigerian troops fighting the extremist Boko Haram sect have suffered major setbacks, with the terror group sacking an army battalion, killing eight soldiers and wounding 11 others in two separate attacks in three days, reliable military insiders have told PREMIUM TIMES.

The army formations involved in the incidents also lost several arms and ammunition, and are calling for urgent restocking of their armouries, our sources said.
The first incident, involving troops deployed at the Forward Operating Base in Sabon Gari, Borno State, occurred at about 6 p.m. on Monday when over 200 Boko Haram terrorists on motorcycles suddenly descended on the base.

The terrorists, according to those familiar with the incidents, had five gun trucks on which twin barrel artillery guns were mounted.
The Nigerian troops fought back gallantly, but were dislodged from their location after about an hour of fierce battle.

Five soldiers were killed in action while nine others were seriously injured. Four other soldiers are yet to be found as at the time of this report
Army authorities did not immediately comment about the development.

Efforts made by this newspaper to get Army spokesperson, Sani Usman; Defence spokesperson, John Enenche; and head of the Army’s operations in Borno, Lucky Irabor, were unsuccessful.


While Mr. Usman, a brigadier general, and Mr. Irabor, a major general, did not respond to calls and text messages sent to their respective phone lines on Thursday; an assistant to Mr. Enenche, a major general, said his boss was at a meeting.

The subordinate, who identified himself as Lieutenant Colonel Olabisi, said Mr. Enenche was holding a seminar with defence correspondents and will revert back as soon as possible.

Subsequent calls to his phone after about two hours later were neither answered nor returned. The initial text messages sent to his line were also not replied to before this publication.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that hours after the unit retreated from its Sabon Gari base, the surviving troops, along with reinforcements from 25 Brigade, returned to the location in several armoured cars and buses.

The counterattack was largely successful, but the army is currently lamenting the loss of their equipment, arms and ammunition in the incident.

Our sources gave a list of equipment carted away by the terrorists to include three Steyr Armoured Personnel Carriers, one gun truck mounted with anti-aircraft ammunition, and 9 self-propelled guns.

The terrorists also carted away 16 AK47 rifles, one HF radio, two rocket-propelled grenades, two 60MM mortals and all the reserved ammunition and drugs in the base.
But two days later, just as the army was trying to address the loss caused it by that incident, troops of 82 Division Task Force Battalion ran into an IED ambush laid by the terrorists.

That attack occurred at about 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, while the soldiers were on administrative patrol along the Ngoshe-Bokkotinta-Pulka axis.
Three soldiers were killed in the incident while two were wounded.

The troops also lost one gun truck, one mine lab detector device and four AK 47 rifles.
Our sources said a large number of terrorists were killed in the two incidents while several others escaped with gunshot wounds.

The latest Boko Haram attacks despite the efforts of the Nigerian soldiers indicate they have not been completely defeated. The terror group has lost virtually all the territory it once controlled to Nigerian forces and displaced persons have since started returning to such communities.

The recent attacks also come about one week after the world marked three years since the abduction of over 200 female students by the Boko Haram from Chibok in Borno State. President Muhammadu Buhari has, however, indicated his administration’s determination to ensure the return of the 195 girls still believed to be held captive by the terror group.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The post has been edited to reflect the correct designation of Lucky Irabor, a Major General.

http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/229160-boko-haram-strikes-sacks-army-battalion-kills-nigerian-soldiers-seizes-arms.html

Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by INTROVERT(f): 9:10pm On Apr 20
Lies.... We have defeated BH technically . grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by ShobayoEmma(m): 9:28pm On Apr 20
Why are these bunch of death-lovers keep on resurrecting despite the ruthless assault levied on them by NA? Maybe they should be burnt after shooting and killing them.

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by pbethel: 10:25pm On Apr 20
Mr President where are you?
Hah God help our soldiers

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by freeze001(f): 10:56pm On Apr 20
ShobayoEmma:
Why are these bunch of death-lovers keep on resurrecting despite the ruthless assault levied on them by NA? Maybe they should be burnt after shooting and killing them.

You think they're the Nigerian 'banelings' from the Legend of the Seeker? grin

This boko matter will not end because some privileged persons have turned to their cash cow. Even d humanitarian organisations also profit from their countries so it's not coming to an end any time soon. It's terrible and unfortunate but it is what it is.

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by SmartchoicesNG: 11:07pm On Apr 20
I thought GEJ was clueless.

Remind me please.... Which campaign manifesto has Buhari fulfilled?

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by rafhell(m): 11:24pm On Apr 20
i thought buhari had been given the quaran and flag of shekarau.

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by malton: 11:53pm On Apr 20
Obviously, the army hierarchy is complicit in these attacks and the entire boko haram brouhaha.

There's no wicked human like the black man. He will sell his brother over a pot of porridge. We have lost way too many innocent people to the selfishness of a few.

That's how my captain friend has been missing for over a month now and nobody seems to give a flying eff. Some dumb ass was even threatening to court martial him if he returns. Meanwhile he's well aware of what happened.

There are lots of bad eggs in the Nigerian Army. I just pity the junior officers and other ranks who sacrifice even their lives, all for nothing.

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by SmartchoicesNG: 6:12am On Apr 21
What campaign manifesto has Buhari fulfilled?

Lalasticlala

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by Tallesty1(m): 7:16am On Apr 21
SmartchoicesNG:
I thought GEJ was clueless.
Remind me please.... Which campaign manifesto has Buhari fulfilled?
cc Sarrki

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by abouzaid: 7:18am On Apr 21
ask me one good reason to fight for Biafra and i would answer that we would have no Muslim terrorists. Nigerians just have to accept that boko haram and Fulani herdsmen are out to dip their Koran at the seas of Lagos and port harcourt as was directed by ahmadu bello.God bless Biafra.

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by Onwardvic(m): 7:22am On Apr 21
Which way Nigeria?
Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by abouzaid: 8:02am On Apr 21
SmartchoicesNG:
I thought GEJ was clueless.

Remind me please.... Which campaign manifesto has Buhari fulfilled?
have you noticed that this thread has been moved to the crime section where nobody would read it?it was not even considered worthy enough for the front-page?

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by GenBuhari(m): 8:14am On Apr 21
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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by Samirana360(m): 8:46am On Apr 21
who
Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by gocac(m): 9:06am On Apr 21
pbethel:
Mr President where are you? Hah God help our soldiers
the old man dey the other room they deal with aisha mercilessly.

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by Pidgin2(f): 9:54am On Apr 21
RIP, what can I say, it's not worth the money, resign

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by generalbush(m): 9:55am On Apr 21
Perfect!!! cheesy cheesy

If na to shoot innocent civilians... their dick will be so erect!!

Stupid soldiers!!

Attend our Nairaland party tomorrow!! 12pm

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by martooski(m): 10:51am On Apr 21
WE LOST 3 Steyr Armoured Personnel Carriers
AND A GUN TRUCK PICS ATTACHED...



ABEG WHERE DEM WAN PUT OR HIDE THOSE BIG MACHINE

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by SmartchoicesNG: 11:07am On Apr 21
This is fp material... Not otobo

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by martooski(m): 11:26am On Apr 21
SmartchoicesNG:
What campaign manifesto has Buhari fulfilled?

Lalasticlala

CC MYND44
Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by Nobody: 11:30am On Apr 21
Not again. They always suffer casualties but leave with our equipment, I don't believe this news abeg we did not send Boy Scouts to the NorthEast.

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by ProsperOkec: 11:30am On Apr 21
Sad news o
Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by Nobody: 11:30am On Apr 21
Buhari continue fighting IPOB and Boko Haram terrorist they might be stubborn but at the end we will win



Sai Baba

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by Onyenna(m): 11:31am On Apr 21
I don't just know what to believe again!
Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by AnuforoIK: 11:31am On Apr 21
Bad things have been happening as they refused to release Nnamdi Kanu

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by gentlepraise: 11:31am On Apr 21
This regime is useless

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by recievesense: 11:32am On Apr 21
damn
Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by Bluesearoll(m): 11:32am On Apr 21
I THOUGHT THEY HAVE BEEN TECHNICALLY DEFEATED?

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by shumuel(m): 11:33am On Apr 21
Just imagine and they keep saying Bokoharam has been defeated, so who are these ones now, there ghost ?

Biko, check my siggy below

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Re: Boko Haram Sacks Military Base, Kills Soldiers, seizes Arms by Obascoetubi: 11:33am On Apr 21

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