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Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by Islie: 8:25pm On Jan 16
........Troops withdrew from their positions when they were overpowered by insurgents...

By Misbahu Bashir

Several soldiers and few officers reportedly ‘went missing’ on Friday after insurgents overwhelmed 153 Infantry Battalion and the 22 Armored Brigade, Marte, Borno State in a surprise attack.

Both army formations were in one base when the insurgents launched an assault on them. Troops were said to have withdrawn from their positions when they were overpowered.

“Troops tried very hard and almost suppressed the offensive but the insurgents sent reinforcements. Troops could not withstand the superior firepower of the insurgents and had to abandon their positions,” a military source confirmed on Saturday.

Most of the soldiers and officers sought refuge in Dikwa town which had army base while many others have not been accounted for, the source added.

The insurgents were said to have looted valuables including large caliber guns before setting the army installations ablaze.

The Brigade Commander and the Commanding Officer of the battalion were among the troops that retreated to Dikwa where the General Officer Commanding, 7 Division, was supposed to meet with them on Saturday, the source stated.

Troops repel attack, DHQ statement says
However, Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters said in the statement on Saturday that troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO in conjunction with the Air Task Force Operation Lafiya Dole “have effectively destroyed 7 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists’ gun trucks and decimated several unconfirmed number of the terrorists when they attempted to attack their location at the outskirts of Marte.

“The gallant troops, based on reliable information about the attack, had positioned themselves in an ambush site where they tactically withdrew to, and awaited the arrival of the terrorists before they opened fire which led to fierce battle that resulted in the successes recorded as indicated above.

“The troops are still engaged in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists for further exploitation. Further details of interest to members of the public will be communicated later.”

Similar attack had taken place on the battalion on June 1, 2020 which later relocated to Dikwa and returned to Marte after the brigade was sent there.

During last year’s assault, 18 soldiers who went missing, have yet to be accounted for while the decomposed corpses of three soldiers were later recovered.

https://dailytrust.com/soldiers-missing-as-insurgents-overwhelm-borno-army-installations

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by InfernoNig(m): 8:26pm On Jan 16
They might have gone AWOL after sighting close death or Kidnapped.

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by chatinent(m): 8:26pm On Jan 16
Chai

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by osamz007: 8:28pm On Jan 16
CAN THE INVESTORS NOW COME IN

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by GidiHausAgent(m): 8:32pm On Jan 16
save our nation oh lord

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by zoedew: 8:34pm On Jan 16

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by Acjohn(m): 8:57pm On Jan 16
Which one we wan believe now?

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by tit(f): 9:03pm On Jan 16
Acjohn:
Which one we wan believe now?

Both.
The troops were attacked in Marte.
Withdrew to Dikwa using rearguard defensive actions and airsupport.

They are scared to their balls and licking their wounds in Dikwa.

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by Faithfull21: 9:56pm On Jan 16
Nobody wants to die.....

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by rawtouch: 9:57pm On Jan 16
shocked


soft targets

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by DuBLINGreenb(m): 9:57pm On Jan 16
Na on top "bloody civilian" body dem dey get strength when dem see their mates dem go loss aka "go missing" or do "tactical maneuver" into cameroon aka tear race aka flee for dear life Una never start

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by Molahnelson(m): 9:57pm On Jan 16
Picture or I don't believe it

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by merits(m): 9:57pm On Jan 16
Islie:
........Troops withdrew from their positions when they were overpowered by insurgents...



https://dailytrust.com/soldiers-missing-as-insurgents-overwhelm-borno-army-installations
Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by zoedew: 9:57pm On Jan 16
What do we believe now!

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by Oshlander: 9:57pm On Jan 16
They will be found soon

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by starbuck(f): 9:57pm On Jan 16
I hope my friend's husband is safe embarassed

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by Patrioticman007(m): 9:57pm On Jan 16
What a conspiracy going on against the giant of Africa. However that God is greater than them is a fact, Nigeria remains forever.
We know e bows terrorist are happy about the killings

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by mystery22(m): 9:58pm On Jan 16
grin this is just the beginning...bokoharam and co will soon swallow the north and the rest south region expect the east because ESN is here for us.... cool

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by EyezofGod120: 9:58pm On Jan 16
grin pigeon no free fly, that's a sign that Nigerian go see shege this year


Mean while missing soldiers dey dem village dey drink palmwine no body wan die

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by MajorOvakporaye(f): 9:58pm On Jan 16
Patrioticman007:
What

SHARAAAAAP!!!

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by NiRfreak(m): 9:59pm On Jan 16
I will rather retire and become a farmer in my village than fight for this useless country.....

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by DirtyGold: 9:59pm On Jan 16
The insurgents were said to have looted valuables including large caliber guns before setting the army installations ablaze.
The real hoodlums came to town!

Water don dey pass garri small small o

What's tha business?

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by SalamRushdie: 9:59pm On Jan 16
With Joe Biden as president expect a 250% increase in Islamic Terrorism

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by Marvieduke(f): 9:59pm On Jan 16
I thought defence headquarters said they have defeated Boko Haram

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by Ronkesoji50: 9:59pm On Jan 16
Chisos not this time again
Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by abiolaflaks: 9:59pm On Jan 16
This is what will be making news , no one will come here to talk or bring up. The route cause of this. In fact Naija mater tire me.

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by globalresource: 9:59pm On Jan 16
Boko haram technically defeated na



Awon scammers

Yahoo men in Also rock

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Re: Soldiers Missing As Insurgents Overwhelm Borno Army Installations by SimplyFacts: 9:59pm On Jan 16
Hmm

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