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Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by publisher(m): 3:14pm On Sep 07, 2014
Ever since 2009 Boko Haram has been attacking several Northern/North-Eastern towns at will. Most times they attack such towns, hoist flags, hang around and flee, sometimes they lurk around until Nigerian security forces arrive and chase them out-yet no one ever presented the narrative that Boko Haram had TAKEN OVER such towns.

Unfortunately, today, Boko Haram through its massive media propaganda partners have included the term 'TAKEOVER' into our national counter-terrorism vocabulary. Thus, if a small band of terrorists decide to conduct their usual deadly raids on a small remote town or village in North Eastern Nigeria, Boko Haram's media network quickly gets to work and tells the world that Boko Haram has TAKEN OVER yet another Nigerian territory.

The strategy here is for Boko Haram to continue to disperse small/medium band of fighters to many remote towns and villages, while their media partners simulteanously continue announcing to the world that Boko Haram has 'OVERRUN' more Nigerian territories.

Innundating the Nigerian polity with multiple media reports of takeovers and overruning of Nigerian territories is meant to plunge our security forces into a state of confusion and disarray with a pinch of hopelessness. This can cause a large number of Nigerian soldiers to say to themselves, "Why bother,these Boko Haram guys are everywhere." -The Nigerian army's morale will gradually continue to dampen and at a later date the insurgents will abandon those smaller towns, regroup and attack major towns like Maiduguri,Yola and Damaturu in full force.

This is Boko Haram's strategy and I hope all Nigerians,especially those with ownership or access to media outlets (online and offline) are listening.

A simple counter-propaganda strategy from all patriotic Nigerian media outlets (and the rest of us) is to continue reporting every single Boko Haram attack for what it really is "A COWARDLY ATTACK" and NOT equate such attacks to territorial gains.

Afterall, in spite of Boko Haram's alleged control of several Nigerian territories, we are yet to see the head of their caliphate (Shekau) relocate or move into one of the airconditioned secretariat offices located in territories he claims to control.

Again, let's join hands and fight Boko Haram with everything we've got.

Source: Common sense

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Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by RedEboe(m): 3:44pm On Sep 07, 2014
Bros,i TOTALLY agree with u. Just now there are reports that a group of terrorists are attacking some parts of Michika LG but Boko Haram media wing SAHARA REPORTERS has already started telling the world that Boko Haram has taken over Michika LG.

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Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by Truckpusher(m): 3:58pm On Sep 07, 2014
Nigerians need to understand that Boko Haram has a lot of sympathizers even here in NL.

When they subtly addresses a mere skirmish between soldiers and possibly on the run boko haram members as huge battle that killed our boys in uniform ,they are passing a message on behalf of boko haram knowingly and the aim is to make Nigerians think that boko haram is larger than life and can't be defeated by the Nigerian Army thereby psychologically trying to defeat the people before boko haram takes over physically and this only serves a particular purpose ;which is ,if some bunch of gun and knife wielding fellows shows up even in the South in their numbers people might panic and that'd usher in the chaos they so much wanted .

And I think it is high time the Govt. should begin to fish out these traitors and terrorists in our midst and shoot them in the head.

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Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by RedEboe(m): 4:07pm On Sep 07, 2014
Truckpusher: Nigerians need to understand that Boko Haram has a lot of sympathizers even here in NL.

When they subtly addresses a mere skirmish between soldiers and possibly on the run boko haram members as huge battle that killed our boys in uniform ,they are passing a message on behalf of boko haram knowingly and the aim is to make Nigerians think that boko haram is larger than life and can't be defeated by the Nigerian Army thereby psychologically trying to defeat the people before boko haram takes over physically and this only serves a particular purpose ;which is ,if some bunch of gun and knife wielding fellows shows up even in the South in their numbers people might panic and that'd usher in the chaos they so much wanted .

And I think it is high time the Govt. should begin to fish out these traitors and terrorists in our midst and shoot them in the head.

Endorsed.

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Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by iterator25: 4:13pm On Sep 07, 2014
More reason why Nigeria should condemn international medias such as reuters, AFP and AP.. Jonathan is flipping up in this area .. our reputation is at stake!

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Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by Idrismusty97(m): 4:14pm On Sep 07, 2014
Unfortunately, today, Boko Haram through its massive media propaganda partners have included the term 'TAKEOVER' into our national counter-terrorism vocabulary. Thus, if a small band of terrorists decide to conduct their usual deadly raids on a small remote town or village in North Eastern Nigeria, Boko Haram's media network quickly gets to work and tells the world that Boko Haram has TAKEN OVER yet another Nigerian territory.
All thanks to Bokoharam Broadcasting company(BBC) and Sharia Reporters.

A simple counter-propaganda strategy from all patriotic Nigerian media outlets (and the rest of us) is to continue reporting every single Boko Haram attack for what it really is "A COWARDLY ATTACK" and NOT equate such attacks to territorial gains.
Seconded!

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Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by BizBloke(m): 4:14pm On Sep 07, 2014
The group is using fear as propaganda. In this age of IT, it's selling. I hope it reduces.

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Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by tunshe: 4:14pm On Sep 07, 2014
For every attack there's loss of lives and properties.

Both attacks and take overs are NO NO for Nigerians.

The FG should leave media image rejuvenation and sponsored write ups, focus on winning the war against insurgency through any means possible.

We want every Nigerian to be happy irrespective of tribe or religion.

We want every Nigerian to be able to live and do business anywhere without fear of bomb attack.

That's the Nigeria of our dream.

Dear FG, that's our prayer and that's why we voted you in as a solution provider.

LESS TALK MORE ACTION. Thanks!

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Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by Oklander: 4:14pm On Sep 07, 2014
The NA also contributed to this as they had in many cases dished out lies/wrong info to the masses, had they been sincere in these issues earlier, the masses wouldn't have been subscribing to those media tales.

Well, if it's a lie and its just a propaganda, more reason why NA shouldn't really care much about the reports and focus on finishing off those terrorists.

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Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by caesaraba(m): 4:14pm On Sep 07, 2014
Objection! While it is good to state the facts as they are, it is also important not to down -play the scale of Boko Haram operations. Yes," operations."

Boko Haram has obviously grown exponentially in recent times because they have been constantly underrated and their attacks down-played by pro-government persons who have always held the opinion that stating the facts will do political damage to whoever they so support.

What is a take-over? If boko haram attacks a town, drives out the authority (soldiers, police, emir, boys scout et al) and then proceeds to hold that town for even 1 hour, that is a take over for that period of time.

Boko haram has stopped attacking and running away why? Simple. When a person becomes successful, he/she attracts many friends.
Boko haram has been left to thrive for so long in the NE region that more experienced and brazen fighters from other groups like Ansar-deen who have been dealt with and chased out of Mali by France have poured in to swell their ranks. Remember Shekau sent 200 fighters to help them take over Mali during their own campaign abi? Where are the Chadean Rebels of old who used to carry out brazen robberies along Jos/Kaduna roads in those days? Where are all the miscellaneous miscreants inhabiting the North? Probably boko members now. Why not? They are a standing army now (like it or not) and we have better start seeing them as such. ...and standing armies pay salaries.

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Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by eemalex(m): 4:15pm On Sep 07, 2014
Since yesterday
Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by Endougs(m): 4:15pm On Sep 07, 2014
Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by Nobody: 4:15pm On Sep 07, 2014
caesaraba: Objection!


overruled angry

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Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by Samiceman: 4:15pm On Sep 07, 2014
Hallelujah! Finally!!!! Somebody thinks the way I do!

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Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by obamaobama: 4:16pm On Sep 07, 2014
SINCE 1900
Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by klown00: 4:16pm On Sep 07, 2014
caesaraba: Objection!
Idrismusty97: True
Oklander: okay...
tunshe: Lol!



Stop booking space

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Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by emymeeky: 4:16pm On Sep 07, 2014
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Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by bcomputer101(m): 4:16pm On Sep 07, 2014
Hmm


Have you pray for Nigeria today?

If not, just say after me:


"GOD BLESS NIGERIA"...

Amen!

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Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by jammani(m): 4:16pm On Sep 07, 2014
I understand all but I still think I don't have anything to say.
Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by Funbii(f): 4:16pm On Sep 07, 2014
since the day they started terrorizing us
Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by skullz: 4:17pm On Sep 07, 2014
Since SR
Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by eunisam: 4:17pm On Sep 07, 2014
since 1914
Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by Simitrendy: 4:17pm On Sep 07, 2014
publisher: Ever since 2009 Boko Haram has been attacking several Northern/North-Eastern towns at will. Most times they attack such towns, hoist flags, hang around and flee, sometimes they lurk around until Nigerian security forces arrive and chase them out-yet no one ever presented the narrative that Boko Haram had TAKEN OVER such towns.

Unfortunately, today, Boko Haram through its massive media propaganda partners have included the term 'TAKEOVER' into our national counter-terrorism vocabulary. Thus, if a small band of terrorists decide to conduct their usual deadly raids on a small remote town or village in North Eastern Nigeria, Boko Haram's media network quickly gets to work and tells the world that Boko Haram has TAKEN OVER yet another Nigerian territory.

The strategy here is for Boko Haram to continue to disperse small/medium band of fighters to many remote towns and villages, while their media partners simulteanously continue announcing to the world that Boko Haram has 'OVERRUN' more Nigerian territories.

Innundating the Nigerian polity with multiple media reports of takeovers and overruning of Nigerian territories is meant to plunge our security forces into a state of confusion and disarray with a pinch of hopelessness. This can cause a large number of Nigerian soldiers to say to themselves, "Why bother,these Boko Haram guys are everywhere." -The Nigerian army's morale will gradually continue to dampen and at a later date the insurgents will abandon those smaller towns, regroup and attack major towns like Maiduguri,Yola and Damaturu in full force.

This is Boko Haram's strategy and I hope all Nigerians,especially those with ownership or access to media outlets (online and offline) are listening.

A simple counter-propaganda strategy from all patriotic Nigerian media outlets (and the rest of us) is to continue reporting every single Boko Haram attack for what it really is "A COWARDLY ATTACK" and NOT equate such attacks to territorial gains.

Afterall, in spite of Boko Haram's alleged control of several Nigerian territories, we are yet to see the head of their caliphate (Shekau) relocate or move into one of the airconditioned secretariat offices located in territories he claims to control.

Again, let's join hands and fight Boko Haram with everything we've got.

Source: Common sense
Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by braine(m): 4:18pm On Sep 07, 2014
How do we even verify when we cant see our army's performance in photos.

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Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by HAH: 4:18pm On Sep 07, 2014
Yes, to further show that boko Haram have not captured any town in north east we need to have a world press conference led by Labaran maku, and reuben Abati in front. Of emir of Gwoza palace with a full compliment of all the journalist of all news outfit.

Yes we need to show that all this takeover are propaganda and lies by Boko Haram media and apologist.

Let us prove them wrong by going to Bama,Gwoza,madagali and gomboru to have a TAN rally

GEJ till 2099

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Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by Sultanchidi(m): 4:19pm On Sep 07, 2014
i totally agree wit op its been blown out of proportion.if boko truely took over a local govt area y ar dey nt staying dere.y staying in sambisa forest..especially dose sahara reporters pple dey ar really destroying d image of dis country wit their false reporting

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Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by Realtol(m): 4:19pm On Sep 07, 2014
It's high time our government wake up from her slumber and nip this problem tagged Boko Haram at its bud. We cannot continue to treat this set of people with kid glove. Government must declare a full war on them and exterminate them at once or appease them, if that is what will settle it.
Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by Charlesamino(m): 4:19pm On Sep 07, 2014
U hv a point Op, ur thot makes alot of sense

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Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by firstolalekan(m): 4:20pm On Sep 07, 2014
Just keeping space for nothing.
Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by Djicemob: 4:20pm On Sep 07, 2014
Hope the NL BH supporters are reading this sha.Or maybe they still want pictures of military winning the battle.

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Re: Since When Did Boko Haram 'attacks' Become Equivalent To A 'take Over' ? by Djicemob: 4:20pm On Sep 07, 2014
Those wishing on BH to inflict pain on Nigerians shall be put to shame.

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