20 June, 2014

A notorious terrorist who has led serial attacks on security personnel, Mallam Husaini has died in an encounter between his group and a military convoy along Jos – Bauchi highway.

Husaini who leads a cell of the terrorists billed to operate on the Plateau is known to have led an attack on Headquarters, Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Abuja in November 2012. He also led the attack on military convoy moving from Lokoja to Kaduna where 2 soldiers were killed in January 2013.

The terrorists gang had attacked a
military convoy while on an operational patrol between Jos and Bauchi.At the end of the encounter,the Ford bus used by the terrorists was captured, 8 primed Improvised Explosive Devices, rifles, pistols and about 70 rounds of ammunition.


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  1. Martin Luther says:

    Somebody in the DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS NIGERIA is doing his JOB

  2. igbi says:

    Gbosa !

  3. Seun says:

    A heart of Gratitude to our gallant men in the theartres…continue issuing dis Boko Homos FULL bitterness till submission..

  4. Augustine says:

    If we form a triangle of military offense and defense against Boko…Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad triangular 3 pronged attack, Boko will be trapped in the middle and beaten into submission, they will then spit up into very small cells and do more of suicide bombings, they will lose the semi-open war like Tamils lost to Sri Lanka.

    Cross border escape has been a major strength for Bokos. Also for Sambisa forest and such camps, Nigerian army 3 pronged overwhelming force attack will choke them in the middile over time, and Boko attrition and cut in supplies will weaken them into submission or they just melt away as civilians into small terror cells, new job for SSS and DMI.

    I just guess, Boko’s biggest mistake may be the Chibok girls kidnap, 200 extra mouths to feed, now stealing food from villages. Kill our girls and we will unleash the whole Nigerian military arsenal on you Bokos, release our girls and face the shame of your failed strategy.

    Which ever way it goes, bad for Boko, except Nigeria agrees to pay ransom or do prisoner exchange. Nigeria has contained the pressure from the outside world and less noise is coming from the world now.

    Please, the American and British military teams in Nigeria, have they solved the problem yet?

    If they have not solved our problem and we are getting solution on our own, we better send them away or we have to share the glory cake into 3 parts if victory comes at last. I pray for victory.

  5. freeegulf says:

    oga, sambisa forest will swallow a division and still wont complete a thorough sweep.
    AIR POWER, WILL POWER, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance. this should be our path. sheer infantry sweeps and saturation would not wipe off this insurgency.

    • Augustine says:

      Oga freegulf, I beg to differ, you think it won’t work? Well that is exactly the Sri Lanka model we are likely to adopt as speculated, because it worked against TAMIL rebels.

      The small formation mini battle tactics it the very thing that has failed us for four years.

      If Sambisa needs 2 divisions, Nigerian armed forces have up to 14 divisions my bros.

      • igbi says:

        the state of emergency started only one year ago, not four years ago.

      • Augustine says:

        Nigerian army has been fighting Boko Haram for FOUR years even when there was no emergency, don’t edit my post for me Igbi…and I was talking to someone else not you. Stop quoting me out of context. Try generate your own original posts.

      • jimmy says:

        Oga Augustine
        Take it easy.Please as your egbon ni suru.We all respect your integrity and yes .The NA/f.g has been fighting bh for 4 + years.This is just a disagreement with oga igbi. We on this blog know and respect your views and I personally know where you are coming from having had uncles who were coursemates with ibb.
        Everybody has there own perspective. So please be assured the rest of us respect yours.

  6. beegeagle says:

    This was a good communique but the high point here was the photo evidence. It says a lot more than the communique. So keep it up DDI.

    If this had been reported by that notorious Hausa Service radio (you know which), they would have lied that the troops were overwhelmed and they fled. Na only God wey go deal wit dem. Since they commenced their insidious pro-terrorist reportage, unlikely reports of dispirited troops and ignominious retreats have gained currency in the global media.

    Thank God that the APC-appointed catetaker chairman of Dikwa LGA it was who exposed their lies earlier this month…NOTE, APC-appointed chairman. Because nearly all of them at the said Hausa Service, are loyalists of a serial presidential contender who is a retired general and belongs to the APC. The agenda is simply to undercut the GEJ government for no other reason than the fact that he is to them “an outsider on the corridors of power”. So even lies get concocted to discredit his administration and shore up the political stocks of their preferred candidate.

  7. jimmy says:

    I HONESTLY want to commend the DHQ that has been the bane of my bile. i am sincere in this view that slowly an awareness The- turning- of -the- corner has been reached on the very important need to show that these creepy individual are just that.
    Let us pause for one second and imagine what it must feel like for the followers of this dog to actually see this picture with his corpse out there on the highway with no one insight leads to credence that Intel was at work.
    It is a credit to our armed forces that one of the dirtiest of the dirty was not swapped for any prisoner but his just rewards on the side of the road and the very people that he sought to kill and bring down sent him to hell.

  8. peccavi says:

    Finally getting the message on media ops.
    This is an interesting one though, the attack on SARS was an Ansaru op, the area he operated in is the same that Ansaru used to move around, remember the IED attack on the Mali convoy.
    Most of Ansaru leadership was destroyed after BH betrayed them, but they began cooperating ith BH for external ops like the Cameroun kidnappings.
    So we have several interesting facts, the insurgency or some sort of ethnic cleansing has been taking place in the middle belt
    The attackers whilst Fulani are not Nigerians, they have ben recruiting an forcibly conscripting Nigerian Fulani for their attacks
    The Nyanya bombings were on the border with Nasarawa State again in the Middle Belt
    Could it be it was actually a reactivated Ansaru cell?
    I’m just thinking out loud and have no particular conclusions but
    We have Ansaru and BH cooperating in Cameroun
    Ansaru’s Mamman Nur has strong links with Cameroun, which has seen an influx of ex Seleka (who were mainly Chadians, North Camerounians, Sudanese etc, nomadic Fulani etc), where are they now?
    Ansaru commanders are now either bandits or working for Boko Haram
    Anyway its interesting

    • asorockweb says:

      Nyanya bombings may not fit the Ansaru mould – It was an indiscriminate attack that was likely to kill many Moslems.

      The Nyanya bombings have been traced directly to the Briton that is awaiting extradition from Sudan.

      I believe the attacks on military convoys that are outside of the SoE states is a BH ploy to spread the troops out and create the impression of wholesale chaos.

  9. ugobassey says:

    At last! BH losses are beginning to mount….A sign of the tide turning? …

    • jimmy says:

      Sorry oga ugo this is old news this happened @the begining of the month

    • asorockweb says:

      Old story, but new post for the defence info website.

      At last, Nigeria defence establishment has a decent website – but it seems that it is managed by IT guys, so the news will always be late.

  10. freeegulf says:

    oga Augustino, NA strength is not even close to that figure. in fact, they cant even raise 14 divisions. that is nearly 220,000 troops.

    at the current troop strength, the army is fully stretched, and troops’ rotation is a bit of a snag. so tell me, where will they find the 2 divisions from to saturate Sambisa forest?
    even if the kick start an aggressive recruitment, it will take years to double the troop numbers. except we want to go back to the civil war days where recruits were given as little as 2 weeks training. we all saw the result of that nonsensical formula.

    yes, we need to increase the current troop strength. but we should not jeopardize quality for numbers that will not reflect battlefield success.

    provided we have the will power to prosecute this war ( and some bunch of generals do not extend the conflict for the sake of fat bank accounts), air assets, intelligence, and proper force utilization will destroy this vermin.

    A’HQ need to properly implement troops deployment and rotation. for a high intensity theatre, such as the north east, sojas tour of duty should not be more than 4 months. 7div need not have permanent troops fixed to the division ( except for staff planners). troops from other divs should be constantly go through the 7div treadmill.
    COIN training, troops rotation, mobile assault groups, these are all needed in order to counter the ever present threat of troops fatigue.

    • Augustine says:

      Oga freeegulf, NA has about 120,000 men and that is 12 divisions. Navy has about 15,000 and air force about 13,000. So we have 14 divisions, a division is about 10,000 men but standard varies from country to country.

      NA created a whole new division recently and massive new recruitment ongoing across all 3 armed forces for the past 3 to 4 years when General Ihejirika advocated a 150,000 man army alone, just army.

      We saw photo from Sirius Black of a young NA Lieutenant who just passed out of NDA last year and died this year in Boko battle. Fresh recruits.

      Chief, we have 14 divisions across the 3 armed forces as I said, we just need to put 2 and 2 together and it’s easy to calculate the numbers. Thanks.

      • Deltaman says:

        Oga Augustine, no fall ya hand for dis place abeg! – a division is 20-2k upwards. A 10k division is understrength. My military brothers please confirm – over to peccavi

  11. freeegulf says:

    Nigerian Army divisions average 15,000 officers and men.the only div that used to be smaller was the LGC. now, its the full fledged 81 div.
    moreover, how did you get the 12 divisions strength? the fact that the army is about 115-120 k does not translate into divisions. the army is made up of combat, combat support, and service support. having 100000 men does not necessarily mean 8 or 10 divisions.
    there are different strata in an army. divisions are part of the administrative and organisational strength, not its full numbers on paper. there are other depts and units in the army that do not fall under the administrative control of the 6 divisions. even all that cant be thrown into a conflict area same time

    • Augustine says:

      Bros @freeegulf, I know about the non-combatant issue, I just did not bother to mention it, why? Well, when war don reach our doorstep, na every soldier suppose carry weapon fight. We have a state of emergency, will a soldier refuse to fight because he is in army finance/accounts unit? Let him sit down with computer inside office while Boko kills his family, even civilian JTF that has zero military training is ambushing Boko inside forest with bow and arrow plus dane gun.

      Abeg everbody carry gun jare ! Bros freeegulf please grab your AK-47 and forward march to Sambisa forest, Augustine dey your back 2 kilometers away to make sure you are safe.

  12. Augustine says:

    Deltaman says:
    June 22, 2014 at 4:14 pm
    Oga Augustine, no fall ya hand for dis place abeg! – a division is 20-2k upwards. A 10k division is understrength. My military brothers please confirm – over to peccavi


    Chief, an army division is average world standard of 10,000 and varies from country to country. Na waah for this our house o ! Abeg my brothers, try day use google search find small small facts naa !

    Divisions have 10,000-to-15,000 soldiers divided in three-to-five combat regiments and a number of support units. Regiments have 3,000-to-5,000 soldiers and include several combat and support battalions. Each battalion has three-to-five line companies of 100-to-150 soldiers apiece. Companies break down into three-to-five platoons of 20-to-40 people, which in turn break down into squads of eight-to-12.

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