[size=150]Killing Boko Haram Fighters has never been the Problem![/size]
Anybody can kill Boko Haram Fighters, even Civilian JTF Kill them and even Women in the NE kill them!Nigerian Troops, Boko Haram In Fierce Battle In KondugaBy Kareem Haruna, Maiduguri
The Real Challenge is preventing them from regrouping! Something that for many years Nigeria has not been able to do, largely because when they crossed the border to Chad and Cameroon - our neighbours did nothing. In Cameroon, Boko Haram did not even hide and they lived in plain sight! Yet Cameroonian authorities did nothing!
Here are some Epic Kills by the Nigerian Military that amounted to Nothing. The difference between the kills now and the kills then...is that for the first time, coordination can lead to progress. We do not need any help persay...but what we have always required is coordination. If Chad and Cameroon let us place our assets and troops on their soil.....then we would achieve much the same result as what the MNJTF are achieving Now!
The only difference is that the MNJTF is sanctioned by France..........and we have no such backing! We have no backing from Britain, USA, France or anybody else to encroach into foreign territory!
Chad are funded by France and their airforce is even piloted by Europeans!
— Sep 16, 2014
Konduga, the Borno State town where over 200 Boko Haram terrorists met their waterloo last week was up in flames last night as the insurgents returned for a fresh face off with soldiers, security operatives said.SourceIslamic Sect Leader Shot Dead.
Sources within the security circle alerted journalists by phone that the insurgents were on a revenge mission over the heavy casualty they had recorded last Friday.
It was reported that the insurgents had last Friday met a brick wall of Nigerian troops and members of the vigilante group, who did not only prevented them from taking over the town, but also ensured everyone of them was shot dead.
A soldier, who pleaded anonymity in this report because he was not allowed to speak, said the attack started about 7pm even as he said the soldiers were engaging the attacking terrorists in a deadly shootout.
“From the information we have so far, the insurgents were armed to the teeth. They have mortars, anti aircraft missiles, rocket propelled grenades and assorted guns with a cover from Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs).
“As I am talking to you now, our men are engaging the terrorists. Their ultimate target is to subdue our men in Konduga so that they can advance to Maiduguri,” he said.
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Nigerian security forces claimed to have defeated a well-armed Islamist sect after four days of bloody fighting that left hundreds dead and forced thousands to flee their homes in the northern town of Maiduguri.
Army soldiers captured Mohamed Yusuf, the leader of the sect, and took him to a barracks. He was later transferred to the police and shot dead in their custody. A spokesman said Mr Yusuf had tried to escape.
More than a thousand Nigerian soldiers were sent to reinforce police and troops were deployed in Maiduguri, Borno state, where the heaviest fighting has taken place. Military helicopters hovered as artillery shells rained down and tanks and armoured cars laid siege to Mr Yusuf’s home and mosque.
After storming the mosque yesterday, the army claimed to have killed at least 200 militants, bringing the total dead to about 600. The bodies of barefooted young men lay in the streets of Maiduguri but it was thought initially that the leader of the group had fled with hundreds of his followers.
Fighting erupted on Sunday when 70 members of an extremist Islamic sect, known as the Nigerian Taleban for its admiration of the toppled fundamentalist regime in Afghanistan, launched an armed assault on a police station in the northeastern city of Bauchi. Attacks then spread to three other northern states, including Borno.
The extremist group, also known as Boko Haram, meaning “books are forbidden”, emerged in 2003. It is opposed to Western values and wants to create a puritanical Islamic state.
“At the centre of their ideology is a total rejection of everything Western, from education to medicine to democracy to capitalism,” said Nnamdi Obasi, an analyst at the Brussels-based International Crisis Group. “It is about the complete rejection of Western culture and life.”
The violence was sparked by an incident in June when members of the sect travelling to a funeral clashed with security forces over the wearing of crash helmets, said Mr Obasi, who has been investigating the group. Seventeen of its members were killed or wounded in the ensuing gun battle, prompting Mr Yusuf to swear revenge. The fighting since Sunday has focused on his home town of Maiduguri.
The population of 140 million in Nigeria is split approximately in half along religious lines, with Christians dominating in the south and Muslims in the north. In 2000 governors in a dozen northern states imposed Sharia but observers say that many did so only to win votes.
“People thought Sharia would be accompanied by social welfare schemes and this hasn’t happened,” Mr Obasi said. “People have not seen the dividends of Sharia, which has opened up the opportunity for radicals to step in and say we need to build a fully Islamic state to see the benefits.”
The Nigerian political elite is notoriously corrupt, the country’s vast oil wealth has failed to improve the lives of citizens and elections are stolen, not won. This, observers say, has led to a growing disenchantment with what is seen as a Western system of governance, particularly among jobless young men.
“The underlying issues of poverty, poor governance and corruption provoke different responses in different parts of the country but they are all symptoms of the same malaise: that Nigeria is not working,” said Antony Goldman, a West Africa expert at the London-based PM Consultants.
“Nigeria lurches from one crisis to another without tackling the underlying causes,” he added.
Human rights groups have for years criticised the Government’s heavy-handed response to security threats. Yesterday Shamaki Gad Peter, director of the Nigerian League for Human Rights, accused the security forces of killing and detaining innocent civilians as it tried to flush out the militants in Maiduguri. The worst atrocities have been committed in the oilfields of the Niger Delta. A crackdown on militants in May killed a still-unknown number of civilians before a government amnesty was announced this month.
Some fear that the fighting in the north could spread. Since the imposition of Sharia in 2000, sectarian violence has erupted with depressing regularity, claiming thousands of lives.
In November up to 700 people were killed in two days of religious murders in the city of Jos. “The volatility of the situation in northern Nigeria means it doesn’t need much of a spark to set off sectarian violence,” Mr Goldman said.
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The same retards here talking about Shame.
Well I would like to see what you people would say if Goodluck Jonathan had waged a war against France!
People talk about Military General this...Military General that....your very own Olusegun Obasanjo equally did not ruffle the feathers of France and let the ICJ cede Bakassi to Cameroon!
This has nothing to do with Chad or Cameroon! Even Chad said that there are two countries in Africa that they fear (Nigeria and Egypt)...these countries are nothing but puppets and proxies! If they were simply the only variables, we would have encroached on their territory a long time ago! Afterall have the Chadians not historically always been our b.i.t.c.hes? Did we not chase them out of Nigeria in the past?
Do you really think Nigeria is afraid of Cameroon?
The only difference now is that these countries are heavily funded and backed by France! In fact if you look closely at the Cameroon Military, it is almost as if their Military is a DIRECT response to the Nigerian Military! Everything they buy, is in one way or another to try to measure up to Nigeria and it is all backed by France!
I for one am not so much ashamed of anything that is ongoing..afterall, but I am more concerned about the bigger picture! The prospect of having Francophone soldiers on Nigerian soil is very worrying, because there are large geo-political concerns than even Boko Haram! Boko Haram is not even the beginning of the concerns!
We have never been able to trust France! This same France backed separatists against the Nigerian Government in the past!
Nigeria's Military is actually a lot more powerful than even Nigerians know! It is one of the most secretive militaries in the World, even top Nigerian Defense experts cannot even tell you the true size of the Nigerian Military or all the weapons and assets that it possesses! Just last week or so, we discovered some new weapons that nobody ever suspected that we had! That is the way of the Nigerian Military! Believe you me, we have more than enough assets and resources to flatten both Chad and Cameroon.
The issue however is that Big Daddy France has a role to play