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How We Received Order Not To Repel Boko Haram Attack On Borno Town — Source by plusfield: 8:42pm On Apr 11
The military source told SaharaReporters that Brigadier General, S. S. Tilawan had asked soldiers to stay back rather than attack the terrorists who invaded Damasak town on Saturday.

BY SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORKAPR 11, 2021

Amilitary source has explained why the Nigerian Army of 5 Brigade and 145 Battalion could not repel Boko Haram attack on Damasak town, Borno State despite heavy military presence.

The military source told SaharaReporters that Brigadier General, S. S. Tilawan had asked soldiers to stay back rather than attack the terrorists who invaded Damasak town on Saturday.

According to him, the Boko Haram militants had come through the town where civilians are residing making it difficult for the fighter aircraft to strike.

He said the airforce personnel had monitored the movement of the terrorists and informed foot soldiers who ought to tactically combat the attack. He, however, said S. S. Tilawan asked soldiers to retreat, giving the terrorists a smooth operation.

“The Boko Haram terrorists came through Damasak town and started the attack from 4:04 pm to 8 pm. The attack lasted for that long, the Boko Haram militants came through the town where civilians live. The airforce personnel tried, they were there on time to attack Boko Haram but couldn't because of civilians.

“It was supposed to be the duty of the army to enter that town and fish out these bad boys, but we don't even have what to use, talkless of other things. The jet cannot bomb that town because the Boko Haram militants came from where civilians are staying and the governor of this state, Babagana Zulum, has so much confidence in this battalion, that is why he opened IDPs' camp in Damasak to protect his people because he so much loves his people. He wants to ensure that the people live comfortably but now it seems like the army has failed the man due to high corruption in the army, this country is so bad.

“With my five years in the army, even common helmet we don't have, even those who fought first and second world wars used the helmet to fight and in this modern day and age, we don't have a helmet, I am very angry.

“Within a month now, we have lost 18 soldiers in this battalion because of one useless Brigade Commander S. S. Tilawan they brought to us. This man is creating unnecessary work, he scattered the camp. I believe he is an agent of Boko Haram. A few days ago, a company was dislodged by Boko Haram militants and when our people tried to go for reinforcement, he said we should not go. That day we lost 10 soldiers and today when the jet came, they told us that they could sight the Boko Haram guys but could not bomb because civilians were there, and that we should go with our little weapons and recapture the town.

Tilawan still gave order that we should not go to that town. He has forgotten that we are here because of these people. The world should come and do something about this man before the issue gets out of hand. The governor should know that his people are no longer safe because of the Brigadier General S. S. Tilawan, he should come fast and do something.

“People are dying anyhow, and we are here for them. I don't know the number of people who died but I know Boko Haram militants entered the area and looted it. I feel angry because we could not help these people and we are here for them. It is my duty as a Nigerian soldier to protect people but there is nothing we can do when our leaders make decisions against the people.

“Boko Haram killed people in the town and injured some. The people are doing burials in their cemetery now. We would've rescued them yesterday but the commander gave the order that we should not enter the town.

“They didn't enter our camp but they looted Damasak town to their satisfaction. They even took civilians' cars away. We lost 3 soldiers to yesterday's attack, totalling 18 soldiers under just one month.”

SaharaReporters had earlier reported how the Boko Haram fighters invaded Damasak town in Borno State on Saturday, burning United Nations facilities and forcing humanitarian workers to flee for their lives.

It was learnt that the terrorists, aided by their deadlier Islamic State West African Province fighters, set fire to the UN office and at least three other international charity organisations contiguous to the UN facility.

“The terrorists came into the town in gun trucks. They first embarked on a looting spree. They carted away aid supplies meant for the Internally Displaced Persons before they set fire to the UN hub in the town and three other buildings belonging to other aid organisations,” a source in the town narrated.




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Re: How We Received Order Not To Repel Boko Haram Attack On Borno Town — Source by IfGodbeforus(m): 8:54pm On Apr 11
Household enemies can frustrate and cripple your life. If this is true, the NA should do something fast.

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Re: How We Received Order Not To Repel Boko Haram Attack On Borno Town — Source by rejoice4eva(m): 9:04pm On Apr 11
one day, Nigerians will know the true enemies of Nigeria. I hope it will not be too late.

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Re: How We Received Order Not To Repel Boko Haram Attack On Borno Town — Source by 4ckyou: 9:04pm On Apr 11
Are you surprised? Me am not oh, what am happy for is that it is their region not our region.
Re: How We Received Order Not To Repel Boko Haram Attack On Borno Town — Source by SmartProf(m): 9:07pm On Apr 11
Keep it up....you guys up north know the games u are playing...even if all of you in the region go into extinction after this Insurgency u are aiding, the world won't miss anything. So once again, keep it up.

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Re: How We Received Order Not To Repel Boko Haram Attack On Borno Town — Source by plusfield: 10:44pm On Apr 11
The northerners are destroying the north. I really wish the people there will wake up to realize that their real enemies are within and not other tribes

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Re: How We Received Order Not To Repel Boko Haram Attack On Borno Town — Source by gaddafe(m): 10:57pm On Apr 11
4ckyou:
Are you surprised? Me am not oh, what am happy for is that it is their region not our region.
There is sabotage in the army and you're typing this. Whoever appointed this Brigadier is the same person that appointed the one in your state, so if this can happen in the north it can also happen elsewhere. The only thing here is that the soldiers are bold enough to leak it to the press. The one happening in your state might not be getting to the press does not mean it's not happening.

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Re: How We Received Order Not To Repel Boko Haram Attack On Borno Town — Source by stonemasonn: 11:06pm On Apr 11
The first thing the next president should do is to audit the Army, NIA and DSS, then carry out a massive retrenchment. That is the first step to securing Nigeria

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Re: How We Received Order Not To Repel Boko Haram Attack On Borno Town — Source by Nobody: 11:32pm On Apr 11
Haha. I laugh at fools in Nigeria whose lives and destinies are being used to play Ludo. How can anyone have faith in such a useless system? Has anyone thought about what can happen in 20 years? The south is getting surrounded and other Southerners are more interested in ESN and Nnamdi Kanu. Southerners are the biggest fools in Nigeria .

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Re: How We Received Order Not To Repel Boko Haram Attack On Borno Town — Source by 4ckyou: 6:15am On Apr 12
gaddafe:
There is sabotage in the army and you're typing this. Whoever appointed this Brigadier is the same person that appointed the one in your state, so if this can happen in the north it can also happen elsewhere. The only thing here is that the soldiers are bold enough to leak it to the press. The one happening in your state might not be getting to the press does not mean it's not happening.

Which sabotage? When buratai stole billions of naira meant for arms to Dubai to buy houses was he arrested?
Re: How We Received Order Not To Repel Boko Haram Attack On Borno Town — Source by gaddafe(m): 6:21am On Apr 12
4ckyou:


Which sabotage? When buratai stole billions of naira meant for arms to Dubai to buy houses was he arrested?

please if you can't comprehend what is written don't quote me again. I didn't say your generals are not thieves. My point was you rejoicing about what was happening in the north as if the Nigerian Army is not being commanded by one CIC.

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Re: How We Received Order Not To Repel Boko Haram Attack On Borno Town — Source by 4ckyou: 6:23am On Apr 12
gaddafe:


please if you can't comprehend what is written don't quote me again. I didn't say your generals are not thieves. My point was you rejoicing about what was happening in the north as if the Nigerian Army is not being commanded by one CIC.

My point is they caused it so they should bear the consequences
Re: How We Received Order Not To Repel Boko Haram Attack On Borno Town — Source by gaddafe(m): 6:31am On Apr 12
4ckyou:


My point is they caused it so they should bear the consequences

and my point is only one region cannot bear such consequence in a federal issue. such thing affect the whole country and that is what is going on now. How are you sure the commander in warri, illorin or onitsha is not working for Boko Haram?
Re: How We Received Order Not To Repel Boko Haram Attack On Borno Town — Source by explorer250(m): 7:42am On Apr 12
Nigeria my country
Re: How We Received Order Not To Repel Boko Haram Attack On Borno Town — Source by CocoaOla: 8:11am On Apr 12
Apc collaborating with bokoharam

How will I explain to my children that US Govt places Nigeria's Minister of Com­munications, Sheikh Isa Pantami on Terror watch-list for alleged ties with Boko Haram Terrorists."

This is a man in charge of all our personal data, bank details, biometrics, NIN, acc balances, etc
Re: How We Received Order Not To Repel Boko Haram Attack On Borno Town — Source by heartbraker(m): 8:18am On Apr 12
make person just give up on dis country
Re: How We Received Order Not To Repel Boko Haram Attack On Borno Town — Source by 4ckyou: 8:57am On Apr 12
gaddafe:


and my point is only one region cannot bear such consequence in a federal issue. such thing affect the whole country and that is what is going on now. How are you sure the commander in warri, illorin or onitsha is not working for Boko Haram?

For years now boko haram had been contained only in North East, that is how it will remain
Re: How We Received Order Not To Repel Boko Haram Attack On Borno Town — Source by gaddafe(m): 11:04am On Apr 12
4ckyou:


For years now boko haram had been contained only in North East, that is how it will remain

you are really very naive. someone like Buhari would be very happy to have people thinking like this.

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