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Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by ugo4u: 8:05pm On Aug 09
At least 17 Nigerian soldiers were killed in a fresh Boko Haram attack on a military base in the country’s northeast, military sources said Thursday, the third assault on three different bases in less than a month.

On Wednesday evening, heavily armed jihadists riding in trucks stormed and looted weapons and vehicles from a military base in Garunda village in Borno State, the epicentre of the Islamist insurgency that has been raging for nine years.

The attack is the latest of a series of bloody Boko Haram assaults on military bases in Nigeria, underscoring the continued threat the Islamists pose to the region and putting the spotlight on the Nigerian government’s claim that Boko Haram is “decimated”.

“Our troops came under attack from Boko Haram terrorists in Garunda last night,” a military officer said.
“Unfortunately we lost 17 troops, 14 others were injured while an unspecified number is still unaccounted for,” said the military source, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorised to speak on the incident.
The source added that the militants looted weapons and vehicles before fleeing.

In the past month, Boko Haram jihadists have launched two other major assaults on military bases in the remote northeast region.

On July 14, jihadists suspected to be loyal to Abu Mus’ab Al-Barnawi, who is affiliated with the Islamic State group, attacked a base in Jilli village, in neighbouring Yobe state.

Dozens of troops were killed, wounded or missing, according to several security sources.

The army conceded the base was attacked but did not give a death toll, saying that the “troops reorganised and successfully repelled the attack and normalcy has since returned to the area”.

On July 26, the Islamists stormed a base on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the state capital of Borno state.
The base attacked yesterday in Garunda village of Borno state had just been set up for troops from the 81 brigade who had been stationed in Jilli village and forced to move after the July 14 assault.

“The truth of the matter is that the troops in Jilli were relocated to Garunda where a new base was established,” said the second military source, who gave a similar death toll.

“Troops were just setting up and the excavator operator was working to fortify the base with trenches against attack from the terrorists when the attack happened,” said the officer.

The Nigerian army did not respond to to requests for comment.

Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday confirmed in a statement that a staff member, an excavator operator attached to the military, “was killed by Boko Haram yesterday in Damasak, Borno state”.

Boko Haram no longer controls swathes of territory in northeast Nigeria as it did at the height of its insurgency in 2014, yet the Islamist militants still pose a threat to the impoverished region.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that the Islamists are a spent force as he gears up for elections next year.

In an interview with Nigerian press published on Thursday, Buhari’s information minister Lai Mohammed said “we promised to fight insecurity…despite what anybody says, we have decimated Boko Haram”.
Six months away from presidential polls, Buhari is under pressure to defend his track record as he battles insecurity across Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/08/breaking-boko-haram-militants-kill-17-nigerian-soldiers/

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by sarrki(m): 8:06pm On Aug 09
They will all be cleared

Pdp hand is involved

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by sarrki(m): 8:07pm On Aug 09
Late NSA Of Bless memories said it

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by ugo4u: 8:07pm On Aug 09
The rate at which young men die in the battle field is alarming, I just pray these young men are not used as pawns in the political game of chess.

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by CeeteeBoii(m): 8:07pm On Aug 09
but booharry keep telling us boko haram has been defeated.

Yeye yeye. angry

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by sarrki(m): 8:07pm On Aug 09
Herdsmen and Boko Haram are all creatures of Pdp

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by Mynd44: 8:08pm On Aug 09

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by bobnatlo(m): 8:08pm On Aug 09
Nawaooo!!
Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by dlondonbadboy: 8:10pm On Aug 09
"I will fight BokoHaram, i will lead from the front..."

Says an old idiot!!

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by iykomo666(m): 8:18pm On Aug 09
herdsmen and Boko Haram are working for saraki
i hope am communicating
sarrki:
Herdsmen and Boko Haram are all creatures of Pdp

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by princechurchill(m): 8:19pm On Aug 09
sarrki:
They will all be cleared

Pdp hand is involved

When the brain is filled with hate fanaticism becomes a curse

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by Homeboiy: 8:24pm On Aug 09
Should I cry or feel sad?
Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by AnambraDota: 8:27pm On Aug 09
Python were is thy dance cheesy cheesy grin grin

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by iammo(m): 9:03pm On Aug 09
Rip to our gallant men

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by GODWINLOWSKI: 9:11pm On Aug 09
WHY ONLY 17. Boko haram don cut my ticket, I played them to kill over 90.5 yeye soldiers :DWHY ONLY 17. Boko haram don cut my ticket, I played them to kill over 90.5 yeye soldiers

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by middlebeltboy: 9:11pm On Aug 09
and boko boys keep reincarnates. wasn't same people that were defeated technically by Apshit gonment??

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by Alaniyiokorausa(m): 9:18pm On Aug 09
@ op please boko Haram are terrorist not militant, stop signifying a terrorist group created my Buhari.

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by Navalsadiq(m): 9:24pm On Aug 09
People's devilish party at work
Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by Munzy14(m): 9:24pm On Aug 09
lol
RIP to the soldiers. I thought lai said they av been defeated technically.

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by KissyDaniel: 9:24pm On Aug 09
RIP to the deas
Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by pol23: 9:24pm On Aug 09
Buhari will end Bokoharam in less than 6 months.
RIP to the departed soul.
How I wish all this insurgence and problem caused by this mumu can only be rotating around Zombies till..
But funny we're all in this poo.
Make Una vote am again.

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by olusledge: 9:24pm On Aug 09
the earlier we accept terrorism cannot be ended it can only be controlled ,even the almighty USA tried and failed ..even if this current government wipe out this current breed another set would rise up sooner or later because they would conceive injustice ...The Nigerian government should save us the lies of ending it ..just control it to the minimum

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by Munzy14(m): 9:25pm On Aug 09
sarrki:
They will all be cleared
Pdp hand is involved
Your stupidity is like zee world!.

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by NaijaMutant(f): 9:25pm On Aug 09
To zombies : I'm sure it was Saraki that sent Boko Haram to kill this people in order to discredit PMB undecided



Don't worry, your day will come and we would be too sentimental to even type RIP undecided


Remember Karma has no menu, it serves you what you deserve

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by GaggleNSwallow: 9:25pm On Aug 09
And Boooohari is busy chasing Saraki.


Useless terrorist!

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by DAntivirus(m): 9:25pm On Aug 09
This poo is real, hound men been wasted daily and the government says nothing...

Just last week a young man I grew up knowing, my neighbor who was like a brother to me... barely a year after joining the army was killed and the news reported to his parent, he's just 35... its so sad...

this government is wicked

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by point5: 9:25pm On Aug 09
Falling Heros...God have mercy

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Re: Boko Haram Kills 17 Soldiers In Garunda, Borno by adewumiopeyemi(m): 9:26pm On Aug 09
taught they said bokoharam is defeated already... undecided undecided. When I was planning to join the Nigeria army..

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