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35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by Jerryjat(m): 10:43am On May 18, 2013
Security troops yesterday used jets and attack helicopters to bombard Boko Haram Islamic camps in Sambisa Game Reserve, in Borno State, which is one of their strongholds killing a number of the insurgents. The Sambisa Camps are believed to be harbouring their training and enrolment base.

Over 3,600 military personnel comprising the Army, Navy, Police, the Department of State Security, DSS and other security agencies and men of Counter Terrorists Squad, CTS, are said to be involved in the campaign to rout the Boko Haram insurgents from their hideouts in the affected states.

Heavy weapons belonging to the insurgents including anti-aircraft and anti-tank guns were destroyed by the military fighter jets even as the Nigerian Army’s artillery long range surface to air guns were also being used.

Director of Defence Information, Brigadier-General Chris Olukolade told Reuters that several camps had been attacked, including the game reserve in Borno state, but did not give further details.

“A number of insurgents have been killed. There are a lot of casualties. It is not just Sambisa, every camp is under attack. But we have not done the mopping up operations on the ground to determine the numbers killed,” Olukolade said, adding that, “there have been air strikes since Wednesday, and were continuing yesterday. I cannot tell you the actual number of terrorists killed, but I am optimistic we are making headway, and at the end of the operation, we will be commended.”

An unconfirmed report however, said that one of the air strike jets was shot by the insurgents, “but the pilots manoeuvred it successfully and landed safely at the base.”

This military offensive continued just as the Army said yesterday that its personnel in Daura, Katsina State foiled an attempt by the Boko Haram sect to overrun the ancient town by attacking and bombing government and public institutions like police stations and banks, causing mayhem and disrupting the peace of the residents of the area.

Borno and Yobe states and their environs have remained for two days without communication as all the GSM networks were cut off to enable the military accomplish their mission without hitches.

No fewer than 35 of the insurgents had so far been killed during the air strikes on their training camps.

Military Spokesman, Olukolade confirmed that jets and helicopter gunships had been used to attack several camps.

Nigerian forces are trying to regain territory controlled by increasingly well-armed Boko Haram Islamist insurgents in their north-eastern stronghold states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, which were put under a state of emergency by President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday.

At Gamboru, Ngala and Marte towns on the border with Cameroon in northern Borno, residents said that heavily armed troops and tanks arrived on Wednesday, sealing off previously unmanned border posts.

Some sources said that many innocent people, particularly those residing in the remote areas along were not aware of the operations.The Defence Headquarters in an update on the battle to dislodge Boko Haram from the Northern borders of the country, confirmed earlier reports that it destroyed some terrorists camps in Northern and Central Borno.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/05/soldiers-comb-boko-haram-hideouts-kill-35/

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by nekaa(f): 11:29am On May 18, 2013
Good for them and us...

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by Davo93(m): 11:29am On May 18, 2013
more of this to come... weldone Guys!

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by Nobody: 11:31am On May 18, 2013
God only help dose who help demselves.naija z alredy beginning 2 see dats.we helped ourself nd now God z helpin us

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by omiobo: 11:31am On May 18, 2013
Dem never see anything,dem never know wetin wan shele in 2face voice grin
Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by OmoEziokwu: 11:31am On May 18, 2013
Wonderful!
Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by effisyman: 11:31am On May 18, 2013
Naija soldier should watch out for innocent souls shaaa.

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by thelastPope(m): 11:32am On May 18, 2013
God Bless the Military!

God Bless Nigeria!

Applause!!!

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by Syenite(m): 11:33am On May 18, 2013
Allahu Akbar!!!! grin grin grin

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by condralbede(m): 11:35am On May 18, 2013
To kill a civilian its an ordinary ball game but wen U kill a millitary man that means war....Boko rams e don be for una.

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by Nobody: 11:35am On May 18, 2013
Nigerian Army’s artillery long range surface to air guns were also being used.

^^^^This is just sheer brute force and crude military tactics. I just wonder how many innocent civilians have been killed so far. Once again, humanity is always the one to bear the brunt when two elephants fight.

The confrontation is most likely going to end in a deadlock - however, humanity would be the one at the losing end. undecided

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by omiobo: 11:36am On May 18, 2013
Gun dem down
laid them down
Let vulture come down
and feast on them
Leave the remnants for dog
to feast on them.
Animals!!!

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by gramci: 11:37am On May 18, 2013
Kudos
Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by dare2think: 11:37am On May 18, 2013
cerebral assain: God only help dose who help demselves.naija z alredy beginning 2 see dats.we helped ourself nd now God z helpin us

Exactly.

Praying praying and praying does nothing. Action prompts reaction.

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by Penssuwa(m): 11:39am On May 18, 2013
KUDOS
Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by Stegomiah(f): 11:40am On May 18, 2013
Best phrase 'All camps are currently under attack' love dat

I think air strikes is a perfect idea b4 using land soldiers τ̅☺ clean up †ђξ job, in Ƨ̲̣̥ø̲̣̣̥ doing it will reduce casualties on d troops side, which as Ƨ̲̣̥ø̲̣̣̥ far been d case.

And as τ̅☺ what †ђξ brigaider said dat after d operation dey will be commended, left τ̅☺ ♍Ƹ̴ dey won't be only commended, they are heroes who risked all for d sake aΩ̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ peace of dia beloved country Nigeria, dey will also go down in history and pple will av a story τ̅☺ tell.

Lyk sm1 said KILL DEM ALL, wishing d troops best of luck!

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by Desdola(m): 11:40am On May 18, 2013
Goodnews. But they should watch out for innocent souls cos naija soldiers can be funny @ times

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by snaketail22(m): 11:41am On May 18, 2013
God bless Nigeria

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by Ijawboi(m): 11:42am On May 18, 2013
35 gone, lots to follow..
Kill em all..
Take no prisoners..

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by Stegomiah(f): 11:43am On May 18, 2013
chrisdoller: Roast their brains even their spirit so d wil nt cum bak in d after world.

First 2 comment dancing atilogwu

Guy, U̶̲̥̅̊ must be high on weed!u no dey first 15 sef
Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by pressyhaywhy(m): 11:43am On May 18, 2013
Yes d tym as cum, dis is jst d bignnin... more 2 cum. Weldon guyz.

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by kaeto(m): 11:45am On May 18, 2013
Bokos on the verge of extinction...

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by GoodSamaritan: 11:46am On May 18, 2013
I'm expecting the likes of Buhari, Tinubu, Atiku, IBB, El-Rufai, Bakare, Lielie Muhammad to come on this thread and wish Nigerian Army success in the battle against Boko Haram

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by Forzap(m): 11:46am On May 18, 2013
Welcome to Nigeria....
Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by Nobody: 11:48am On May 18, 2013
Dis is wetin am wanting to hearing walahi! JTF make you killing dem finish well well. Mr plesident! No stopping to killing dem o.
It's like dem JTF is among of my mind o, that am wanting to hie this kaind of news. Killing alla dem finishing. tongue

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by mshd5: 11:49am On May 18, 2013
they shld be mindful of innocent citizens
Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by walakolobo: 11:49am On May 18, 2013
shymexx:

^^^^This is just sheer brute force and crude military tactics. I just wonder how many innocent civilians have been killed so far. Once again, humanity is always the one to bear the brunt when two elephants fight.

T[b]he confrontation is most likely going to end in a deadlock - however, humanity would be the one at the losing end. :[/b]-\

Who is at the losing end of Boko Haram assaults?

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by yoged(m): 11:51am On May 18, 2013
Dear karma, i have a long list of people you missed... But top of the list is Boko Harram. Animalistic people

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Re: 35 Killed In Raid On Boko-Haram Hideout by Ustec(m): 11:51am On May 18, 2013
Good story line 4 hollywood 4 better undstanding...nollywood cannot act dis kind 1 o..poor nolly,.!

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