MNJTF QUICK REACTION UNITS RESTORE CALM TO DAWASHI NEAR BAGA IN NIGERIA’S FAR NORTHEAST

Medical personnel of the MNJTF treating some of the injured civilians at Baga

PHOTO CREDIT: VOICE OF NIGERIA

VOICE OF NIGERIA
29 July, 2013

Heavily armed Quick Reaction military
forces have been deployed in Baga area
of Borno state, where at least 20 people were killed at the weekend by suspected Boko Haram members.

The spokesman for the Multi National
Joint Task Force,MNJTF,Lieutenant Haruna Sani,confirmed the killings which occurred when men of the civilian
JTF from the state capital Maiduguri were in Dawashi village to hunt for suspected Boko Haram members, but the terrorists opened fire on the villagers, killing 20 and wounding many others.

“According to an eyewitness who
pleaded anonymity, a group of Civilian
Joint Task Force from Maiduguri stormed the village of Dawashi in search of Boko Haram members when the suspected sect members came armed and fired sporadic shots that killed over 20 innocent civilians while a dozen secured serious gunshot injuries,” Lieutenant Sani said.

The Task Force has brought the area
under control and over a dozen victims
affected by the attack received medical
treatment from the MNJTF Field Ambulance in Baga. He said the victims were mostly fishermen and traders, carrying out their legitimate business in the area.

The MNJTF has been deployed to ensure
the safety of lives and property in the
area,known to be suspected Boko Haram
stronghold. The MNJTF, a joint military force set up in 1998 to combat border crimes, consists of troops from Nigeria, Chad and Niger Republics. Its mandate was recently expanded to fighting the Boko Haram insurgency.

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7 Responses to MNJTF QUICK REACTION UNITS RESTORE CALM TO DAWASHI NEAR BAGA IN NIGERIA’S FAR NORTHEAST

  1. Delavegas says:

    Boko Haram just opened fire on the populace? Sounds fishy.

    These deaths seem to be attributed to cross-fire between the Task-force and Boko Haram elements rather than BH simply massacring civilians. The news seems one sided.

    • asorockweb says:

      ” … civilian JTF from the state capital Maiduguri were in Dawashi village to hunt for suspected Boko Haram members …”
      That’s what the article said.

      By the way, you find it strange that BH will “simply massacre” civilians?
      What do you call going into a school and killing the students and teachers?

      • igbi says:

        well stated. Sometimes I wonder if some people are just hearing about boko haram for the first time. boko haram started its terrorism with the killing of civilians and has always done that (killed civilians) and boast of it, yet some people behave like if it was unusual for boko haram to massacre civilians.

  2. freeegulf says:

    comrade col gen obix, its a shame that we simply let goodies such as these pass us by. Ethiopia knows a thing or two about having a well equipped military. they re focused and thoroughly understands geopolitics and strategies. Nigeria on the other hand, well, we should simply leave it at that. if our politicians are not busy stealing public funds, then they re fighting wrestlemania and 2015 rofo rofo fight.

    • igbi says:

      The funny thing about our political parties is that you never hear them talk about their future plans for Nigeria, all you hear is them condemning other parties or making threats to the general public. They have no plans for Nigeria. In the next elections I would like to see all of these big parties lose, we could do a democratic revolution by voting in some one who we can really trust and who doesn’t come from the big political parties.
      We should as well change the constitution to condemn corruption with hanging.

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