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Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by WeNdigbo(m): 12:03pm On Sep 06, 2014
Boko Haram: Jonathan declares full-scale
war ,deploys warplanes
on september 06, 2014 at 9:50 am in headlines
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By Kingsley Omonobi (With agency reports)
Nigerian warplanes are carrying out air strikes
against Boko Haram militant bases at Bama,
Borno State, a senior official said yesterday, in a
government counter-attack against Boko Haram’s
drive to create an Islamist enclave.
The official, who asked not to be named, told
Reuters Nigeria’s military was battling Boko
Haram fighters at Bama, 70 km (45 miles)
southeast of the Borno state capital Maiduguri.
Air strikes have been carried out “on all the Boko
Haram bases”, the official said, adding this
reflected President Goodluck Jonathan’s order for
a “fully-fledged war” against the group which has
waged a bloody insurgency since 2009.
“Bama today is the centre of the military battle
with the terrorists … Boko Haram is being repelled
by the Nigerian troops as we are talking now,” the
government official said, without giving details of
the operations or casualties.
The battle over Bama, and Boko Haram’s storming
of towns and villages to the north, east and south
of Maiduguri in recent weeks, has raised fears of
an attack on the Borno state capital, prompting
hundreds of civilians to flee.
“Even today, we can see so many people leaving
… the buses are going out plenty now,” Musa
Sumail, a human rights activist in Maiduguri who
reports on the violence in the northeast, told
Reuters. He said he had seen at least one or two
Nigerian government fighter jets in the skies
above Maiduguri.
We ‘ll do everything to defend our territorial
integrity –Defence Hqtr
Indeed, the Defence Headquarters said the
armed forces will do everything to defend the
nation’s sovereignty.
In a statement by Major General Chris Olukolade,
Director of Defence Information said, the armed
forces said: “DHQ wishes to reiterate the pledge
and commitment it made while briefing the Joint
Committee on Defence of the National Assembly
to the effect that everything will be done to
reverse the situation and defeat the rampaging
terrorists.
“While welcoming all the concerns shown by
Nigerians and a section of the international
community following the increased menace and
activities of terrorists, it is necessary to reassure
all that the Nigerian Armed Forces is more than
ever determined and committed to the defence
of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of
Nigeria, regardless of any odd.
“It is not only the pride and reputation of the
military that is at stake but that of the entire
nation. We therefore urge our citizens not to lose
hope or be disenchanted but to remain steadfast
and supportive of the military as all steps are
being taken to ensure the success of the counter-
insurgency operations, especially at this crucial
time when our sovereignty is being challenged.
“With this in mind, it is important to reiterate that
the Nigerian military is fully conscious of its
obligations to the Nigerian state and remains
willing and ready to perform its duties with
utmost diligence. Therefore, what the military
requires at this critical period in the nation’s
history is not pillories but continued support from
all stakeholders and comity of nations.
“Indeed, this is not the time to despair or shift
blames. Rather it calls for concerted effort by all
and sundry to stop the agents of darkness who
seek to destroy our country and civilization. On its
part, the Nigerian military as a fighting force,
assures Nigerians once again that this battle will
be won.”
Military ‘ve killed 1,200 insurgents –AVM
Marizu
Sharing this view, former Air Officer Commanding
Logistics Command of the Nigerian Airforce, Air
Vice Marshall Chris Marizu (rtd), yesterday,
cautioned politicians against utterances that were
capable of pitching the armed forces against the
citizens they were supposed to protect noting that
the military forces have killed 1200 Boko Haram
insurgents in the battle for Bama, Borno State.
He spoke in the light of the current challenges in
the counter-terrorism efforts in the North east
which has understandably elicited a sense of
apprehension among citizens and even foreign
allies, as
He made the disclosure just as the President of
Course 18 participants of the Nigeria Defence
Academy, Air Commodore Olufemi Agbetuyi
warned that it was high time the nation stopped
mixing politics with security issues.
Speaking at the 18th regular course re-union in
Abuja yesterday, AVM Marizu said, “People should
know that some persons who have done so much
for this country and the military institution cannot
just be rubbished on the altar of politics.
“Some unscrupulous citizens of this country are
using the advantages that they enjoy under
democracy to malign the military with innuendos
and statements without facts. All the things that
Mr. Davies said for instance, there was nothing in
it and no facts to buttress anything. The angle of
aircraft for instance, was Ihejirika the Chief of Air
Staff?
“It shows there are undemocratic elements
working in tandem with outsiders trying to
destroy this country. For instance, the last few
days, the media has been awash with reports that
Boko Haram has over-run Bama and taken over
the city whereas, the reverse is the case. We have
troops there and we are in touch on a daily basis”
“The truth is that as at Tuesday, our soldiers had
killed over 700 Boko Haram insurgents during the
battle. The following day, another 500 terrorists
were killed.
What is happening is not what is being reported in
the newspapers and sometimes I wonder if the
media are Nigerian media or what they seek to
gain by running our soldiers down” In his
contribution, Air Commodore Agbetuyi cautioned
politicians in the country against trying to bring
the name of the military into disrepute warning
that doing so will amount bringing down the
military. On allegation against General Azubuike
Ihejirika, he said, “Some political elites do not
understand what the man went through as COAS,
the sleepless nights, the sacrifices General
Ihejirika made for the country.
I recall how he was tackling the security challenge
in the country and some Nigerians who do not
understand or pretending not to, or some
enemies of Nigeria said the army was killing
people indiscriminately. The same people today
are saying he sponsors Boko Haram. Does it make
sense?”
SOURCE: ww.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/boko-haram-jonathan-declares-full-scale-war-deploys-warplanes/

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by hummerwise(m): 12:15pm On Sep 06, 2014
We go just dey read read,but No evidence....

Just anybody can come up wif stuff like this











FOR THOSE oPPOSING MY ABOVE COMMENT...

... I want yu 2 knw that it is not evry1 that will finally end up bin a soldier,, there are some pple out there who can contribute bt nt definitely by being a soldier.
And again,
[size=20pt]if there are no civilians there can neva be our gallant soldiers[/size]

And we craven for evidence doesn't min we r saying that our forces are not working, we just want 2 be sure we r nt bin fed poo news...

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by eleojo23: 12:21pm On Sep 06, 2014
Enemies from within have made this war rather tough.
Efforts against these insurgents have suffered a lot of sabotage by sympathizers/sponsors in that region.
These fighters are just the leaves.
To take care of the leaves we need to cut down the tree from its roots.

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by adamskutty(m): 12:22pm On Sep 06, 2014
wow! this is good news, they should have done this earlier

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by Gbade60: 12:22pm On Sep 06, 2014
Fah hear

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by crusader01(m): 12:59pm On Sep 06, 2014
Hmmm,I believe them. They should go ahead finish them all.

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by JEITO: 1:04pm On Sep 06, 2014
Shey dis BH guys no dey die finish

I wonder how they still manage to convince people to join them daily. undecided

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by CyberWolf: 1:08pm On Sep 06, 2014
And the last fight has begun..wish I'm the one in that fighter jet..Shekau for hear nweee grin grin.....no be only English him go speak,him go speak German n French join grin grin grin grin

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by johnmartus(m): 1:14pm On Sep 06, 2014
you mean 1:12 o.clock or what did you mean hope is not civilian

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by flow7000: 1:17pm On Sep 06, 2014
Our president just woke from sleep, iwo yi laro

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by arsetalks(m): 1:17pm On Sep 06, 2014
1200? shocked shocked shocked this government can lie no be small. Small time it will change the figure to half and then half of half.

Fool me once --

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by AustineE1: 1:25pm On Sep 06, 2014
...i ve said this severally,all we need is to exercise more patience,our military will certainly crush the insurgents!as for our dirty and evil politicians,no amount of lies will stop our collective will to move forward as a nation and we shall always give the needed support to our visionary president,in his quest to take the nation to a greater height!

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by akumada1: 1:31pm On Sep 06, 2014
kill them till them and their sponsors surrender.

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by Nobody: 1:59pm On Sep 06, 2014
Shey bh capture bama ni?

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by Hero10001: 2:01pm On Sep 06, 2014
1200 BH dead?? And how many died from the NA's camp?
This a wrong report emanating from wrong FG officials.

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by Ayed44: 2:13pm On Sep 06, 2014
Very soon the Northern Elders Forum and ACF will start screaming dat Jonathan is killing boko haram. Very soon Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch will start screaming dat d nigerian forces are committing human right abuse. And veryy soon El-Rufai will start tweeting how nigerian soldiers are carrying out extra-judicial killings on northern youths (boko haram). But we have not heard a word frm them since boko haram have been gaining upper hand in Gwoza and Bama in recent days. The enemies of Nigeria are many and powerful, but I know dat as God liveth Nigeria will overcome all her enemies.

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by Collynzo16: 2:32pm On Sep 06, 2014
So they still have over 49 000 left? I ask because I learnt they had over 50 000 foot soldiers and are still recruiting...

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by Nwaejike(m): 2:43pm On Sep 06, 2014
Nice one

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by XketchDesigns(m): 2:49pm On Sep 06, 2014
I feel, thus is timed. I mean why would you do this now? Why not since?
This is timed so as to use it for the elections. When it's still fresh in the minds of Nigerians.




Same thing Obama did with Osama.

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by Superstar5: 2:54pm On Sep 06, 2014
Pictures please..

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by Qelvin(m): 3:01pm On Sep 06, 2014
I don't care about the casualty figures(for all I know it could be exaggerated)...all I want is the military to go all out on those zombies and take no prisoners if it comes down to that,the international community can take a hike with all their human right abuse nonsense,the death knell of Boko Haram is fast approaching...I can feel it. They will become more desperate,loose the plot and will consequently get crushed for good.

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by nzeobi(m): 3:04pm On Sep 06, 2014
An eye for eyes should be applied for those lunatics
Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by gbadexy(m): 3:16pm On Sep 06, 2014
Nice one. We need pictures though. It would be a lovely sight to behold.

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by Daniel058(m): 3:21pm On Sep 06, 2014
@op,pls try copy and paste the Source link
Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by Nobody: 3:33pm On Sep 06, 2014
praise the Lord....what a gud news
Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by overhypedsteve(m): 3:43pm On Sep 06, 2014
Well it is good to note that the army have decide to report the truth itself. I ve said this and have held to it that, one cannot just come out from wherever and start making serious allegations against a respected military officer that have made so much sacrifices for this nation and we all eat it up as fact. I like the NA PR here its good

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by Nobody: 4:07pm On Sep 06, 2014
hummerwise: We go just dey read read,but No evidence....

Just anybody can come up wif stuff like this
nothing we never read oo.. Wey dey 4 dey ginja us with pictures
Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by hummerwise(m): 4:16pm On Sep 06, 2014
weslee7: nothing we never read oo.. Wey dey 4 dey ginja us with pictures

I tire oooO
Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by knotty(m): 4:24pm On Sep 06, 2014
NA has become very fluid lately, you don't know if Defense HQ is a movie stage where creative imagination run wild and wide.
But, on this one,I am tempted to believe them only that it is difficult to believe them.

Let them lie all they want,BH will die down one day and it will be a critical event.
This child's play will end too.

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by RebelLeader15(m): 4:28pm On Sep 06, 2014
Full-scale ooo
Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by atlwireles: 4:32pm On Sep 06, 2014
There will be thousands dying across Northeastern Nigeria in the next couple of weeks. The only good news is most will be boko haram or north easterners supporting boko haram. It never had to come to this. The armed forces are now determined to make Odi look like a child's play. God bless the Nigerian army and my condolences to the Northerners that will be killed like rats in the next weeks. Remember you brought this unto yourselves.

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Re: Boko Haram: 1200 Terrorists Killed In Bama As GEJ Declares Full-scale War by repogirl(f): 4:33pm On Sep 06, 2014
Bring it on BH! All or nothing, Una go die like flies! Foolish ragheads!

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