RENEWED FIGHTING BREAKS OUT AS KONDUGA AS INSURGENTS RELAUNCH BID TO TAKE THE TOWN

Nigerian troops deployed on combat operations in NE Nigeria are seen here clustered around a Streit Spartan Mk.III APC, one of a batch of new APCs recently delivered to the fighting troops

PHOTO CREDIT: SIRIUS BLACK

DAILY TRUST
16 September, 2014

Fighting is ongoing between hundreds of Boko Haram insurgents who stormed Konduga town in Borno State today. Security sources said the insurgents were “on a revenge mission after the heavy casualty they recorded last Friday.”

Last Friday, the insurgents met stiff resistance from Nigerian troops and members of the vigilante group, also known as civilian JTF. Over 100 of their members were reportedly killed by Nigerian troops who rounded them up after a tip–off.

One of the security sources, who does not want his name in print because he was not authorized to speak said the fight was ongoing as at 8pm. “From the information we have so far, the insurgents were armed to the teeth. They have mortars, anti aircraft missiles, rocket propelled grenades and assorted guns with a cover from Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs).

“As I am talking to you now, our men are engaging the terrorists…Their ultimate target is to subdue our men in Konduga so that they can advance to Maiduguri,” he said.

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90 Responses to RENEWED FIGHTING BREAKS OUT AS KONDUGA AS INSURGENTS RELAUNCH BID TO TAKE THE TOWN

  1. Buchi says:

    Goodspeed guys .give them hell.NA will overcome

  2. ocelot2006 says:

    I guess Bama is still in the hands of Boko Haram.

    • Buchi says:

      Dats what it looks like

      • Martin Luther says:

        Eh!

      • AreJames says:

        We all knew that and we lied to ourselves… even when DHQ’ s language was subtly hinting at the truth. Make we no fall hand again o. For now I am not posting any comment bordering on geographical progress of the war without reading DHQ statement very carefully and looking at the map.

    • OriginalPato says:

      @ocelot2006 & @Buchi

      If BH were in control of Bama, we would have known via their usual video propaganda. I believe BH with their mobility simply by passed Bama so as not to bleed men & material.

      • ocelot2006 says:

        @ Original Plato, I’m no soldier or tactician, but what you just mentioned makes no sense as it will be a major blunder on the part of BH. From what we all know, Kongdura lies between Maiduguri and Bama. Assuming that Bama is in the Army’s hands and BH miraculously skips Bama for Kongdura and Bama’s in FG’s hands, that leaves BH’s flank and rear FULLY exposed. What stops the Army units stationed at Bama from acting as a blocking force, cutting off the BH advance from the rear while the units stationed at Kongdura repel and counter attack, thus trapping BH terrorists between both towns?

        Just as AreJames, some of us refused to believe that Bama fell, hence my previous appeal that we do not dispel info from other sources, even though they may contradict what we believe or what DHQ says.

        That said, I wish our boys in uniform the very best in this fight. It’s time we turn this war around.

      • OriginalPato says:

        @ocelot2006

        Did BH overun Bama town during the course of fighting, over two weeks ago? My answer is yes.
        Did they hang on to Bama town for any length of time? My answer is yes.
        Are they still in control of Bama town? I very much doubt that, simply because BH would have already posted a video backing up their claim.
        If the NA are not control of Bama town, then one can conclude the town is a “No Man’s Land”.

    • saleh says:

      Bama is not in the hands of BHT, however they still have freedom of movement in the surrounding area, that has not being fully dominated

      • AreJames says:

        Freedom of movement with long convoys of vehicles?. That looks more than freedom f movement. It looks like dominance of the Bama area to me.

      • Kay says:

        This is what I posited yesterday about Bama in BH control sphere. It’s impossible for BH to attack Konduga unless they control a route. They could never have attacked from the back (closest to Maiduguri) where the army is strongest. Unless they came from Bama…or moved ‘as the crow flies’ from Dikwa or Sambisa.

      • asorockweb says:

        Oga sale, do you have any reliable info regarding Baja?

  3. Tobey. says:

    Honestly, is the N.A not tired of defending bases? Are we going to keep decieving ourselves that all will be ok if we just dig in? The truth, my friends, is that we currently don’t have adequate assets for offensive roles..PERIOD..An Army should be able to hold its own against Toyota militias if it is to be called an Army and not a police force..Is it not high time we get our own ZPU-mounted guntrucks? Or better still zsu-23-2s? Since we have refused to acquire IFV? No military can adequately feature MRAPS for all troops..Why can’t we then go for cheap improvisations…if we get the guntrucks, we won’t have need for the incoming Shilkas anymore, they are clumsy if you ask me..pair the guntrucks with our T-55 tanks(fitted with tracking devices, for obvious reasons)..then we can roll out our CSVP3 MRAPS, packed with well armed troops and then hit Boko hard..Zsu-23-2s will outgun any AAA Boko has to offer…All this while with SF teams biting pieces off them…fortified positions will be taken out by Mortar teams with Heavy artilley softening up defences….Step by step, troops advance with our guntrucks raining hell on the zealots…FOB can be established every 1km into Bama where troops can dig in should boko try to counterattack…slowly with adequate aerial recon, massive AAA firepower, mortar shells, and heavy artillery, we will take the day..We can’t always be calling in the Air Force for bombardments anytime the going gets tough.

  4. Blackrev says:

    By now our men should have been well imbedded in that town and prepared for it. Hope the air force will be available to takeout those APCs and heavy weapons to support ground troops. Godspeed boys

  5. @Blackrev my post was meant for the house not u in particular. Apologies

    • Blackrev says:

      No p boss. But na wa for our journalists o. $10m for arms and military helicopter? South Africa doesn’t even have enough attack and transport helicopters for it’s military and last I checked, the production line for the roivaalk attack chopper has not opened.

      So which helicopter we wan buy for less than $7m assuming that’s what will be left after purchasing other arms? These people no they reason at all?

  6. ozed says:

    Na wa o! We had spoken severally of the need to keep the pressure on the enemy. Instead we gave them a full week to regroup and re-arm, and once again we are on the defensive.

    Some thing is desperately wrong with this approach. Either someone is sleeping on the job or our logistics situation is desperate such that it cannot support an offensive.

    Well, wish our forces all the best.

  7. drag_on says:

    Give them hell boys.Give them hell.

  8. Reports suggest NA beat them back once again, with very heavy casualties..Lol

  9. tim says:

    Maybe the money is for upgrade of some of our copters

  10. When are we going to stop being on the defensive and start an all out offensive?

    • AreJames says:

      They were probably making q big deal of the loss of the Alpha Jet and also trying to strike at a few objectives before the FG’ s impending push starts. On the other hand it could be another distracting lure to take Maiduguri.

      Everybody is frustrated with the ”beating back” business. Whilst arrangements were being made for receiving material and organizing for a final push, the SFs should have been doing harassing operations against key strongholds of BH. The UAVs should have been used to detect ground locations and pass coordinates to the artillery units who should have been working overtime to degrade BH with the understandable absence of NAF.

      • saleh says:

        Dont understand what you mean by the ‘ understandable absence of the NAF’ the NAF should not be absent at this stage because of the loss of the AC, expect you are saying the NA can be absent anytime soldiers are killed ambushes.

      • AreJames says:

        ‘Understandable’ to those of us who know that they have been trying to pit their house in order which means some outage period in terms of Air operations. I am merely saying because of the distances involved, artillery should have taken up the slack.

  11. Geopapa says:

    We will surely overcome

  12. Oje says:

    If by November Boko Haram is not defeated or cut to size then you know foreign intervention will be our last and only option.Where do these never ending fighters come from? Even ISIS cannot sustain this much daily casualties by the hundreds and still be in business.

    • mcshegz says:

      Oga Oje. I respect your hustle sir.
      One know all too well not not proclaim for a deadline when it come to war, because all the enemy has to do is hold on fighting until after the deadline and, well, you get my point. Foreign intervention ke? Oga you funny oh, you mean boots on the ground or airstrikes, or ISR assets, what kind of intervention are you contemplating because going by the media we already have ISR assets in our airspace coordinated with DHQ. Ask yourself oga, where the Chibok girls? if all the so called help cannot achieve that singular purpose, then Oga, think hard about what their true capabilities are. No doubt guided bombs plenty, any bomb laden fellow can drop bombs, it obviously takes more than that as it relates to the economic situation of the North/ North-East. Fighters are simply kidnapped/coerced by showing them what an AK is, once you have that gun in your hand, you believe you are Sina Rambo, initiation don complete be that, that’s how they get their fighters, on both sides of the border.

      • ozed says:

        I also saw some article where the legislators are talking about going for foreign assistance. Dont know what they mean, military equipment for free, airstrikes by USAF or actual boots on the ground.
        US never gree sell us correct equipment, and we imagine they will send GIs to come and die for us, when we ourselves don’t think that is a worthwhile venture (thats the conclusion we have to draw if our soldiers lose Maiduguri).

        We should wake up abeg. this is one problem we have to solve ourselves. we cant buy someone to solve it for us or import the solution as we love to do in other areas of life in Nigeria.

        Soldiers, Government, legislators! There is no escape, we must all earn our pay now.

  13. Solorex says:

    A little digression -we needed something so badly and urgently that is readily available in SA, we needed it so badly that it had to be done partly with cash to the tune of $9m- any idea what this is? Its air force related and necessary for COIN-Any ideas???

    • Yagazie says:

      Missiles and or lasuer guided munitions?

      • mcshegz says:

        Oga Yagazie. I respect your hustle sir.
        I concur, missiles and laser guided munitions will be my best bet, maybe radars as well like Oga Are James pointed out. All the sharp men and women wey they here now, una for start ohh, because anybody in this line of business will surely have arguably, the largest market for missiles and laser guided munitions in Africa. We need private sector involvement in the development of these items, nothing our university graduates cannot do. So, i advice outside-the-box thinkers, start making, start building, they’ll come and buy, trust me.

    • Are James says:

      Urgent requirement but not for COIN apparently. The two companies mentioned were ESD and Tier One. These companies are in radar technology and security software lines of business.

      • Solorex says:

        Just wondering if this had to do with emergency upgrades of existing Hinds for Night operation-ESD does alot of gun fire control stuffs and targeting systems. I also think they were meant to be involved with the super hind project.Tier one on the other hand might have to do with secure comms/signal tracing stuffs

      • Are James says:

        Or maybe SR or whatever the source is got the tip by phone and spelled the name wrong. This company ASD is looking more like the target. They manufacture ground surveillance radar and might have many units on the shelf. I am getting really sorry for BokosAndRams.

        http://www.asdsource.com/source_detail/6281/Reutech_Radar_Systems_(RRS).htm

      • Are James says:

        *Reutech* not ASD

  14. Adino says:

    BREAKING NEWS:
    -Boko haram slaughtered in second Boko Haram Kadunga Attack
    -Surprise: MI35-M attack helicopter Unleashed
    -Over 100 sect members who came up to attack travelers along Maiduguri- Potiskum road met their Waterloo when the detachment along that route engaged them in a fierce battle, killing all of them.

    http://dailypost.ng/2014/09/17/boko-haram-400-killed-konduga-ngamdu-soldiers-ambush-insurgents/
    I am so happy dancing skelewu right now. It is obvious there was no missing Alpha jet, it was a false flag by Nigeria Army to draw out the virgin hunters.

    • rka says:

      Thanks Oga Adino for bringing our attention to this. Go NA, smoke them out, no mercy.

    • Are James says:

      @Adino
      Where did you read about any MI 35M chopper being used in the body of the article?

    • mcshegz says:

      Oga Adino. I respect your hustle sir.
      if indeed the tales of a missing alpha jet was a ruse to embolden the bokohomos, then i must say i tip my hat to DHQ, true to their word and dogged determination, they obviously understand that misinformation and propaganda can all be used to ones benefit. Light em up boys/girls hhehehe

    • Blackrev says:

      My blood pressure don coolee now😃.
      I just hope you’re right cos if the jet is truly missing it should have been found by now for
      reason 1: If it was shot, boko haram would have used it as a game changing propaganda to demoralize the public.
      2: If it crashed, you can’t tell me the air force would not know where. For our own territory? Abeg I no fit shout.

      Just my 2 kobo.
      Kudos to the military, but I still await an all out offensive on these rabid dogs to liberate our brothers and sisters in gwoza and other parts still terrorized by them.

      • mcshegz says:

        Oga Blackrev. I respect your hustle sir.
        I just knew there was something up with the news of a “missing jet.” This news was not only strange but very ambiguous, “missing jet” not crashed, not brought down for whatever reason, but missing. Another clue was when we heard that the jet would be located before the end of the week, i’m like what? that’s impossible, that DHQ wouldn’t know the exact location a jet presumably fell. But after this recent battle in Konduga, it made a whole lot of sense, that DHQ purposely decimated that news to inform the bokohomos that maybe they had scored a heavy point by downing a jet, hence the plans for the attack on Konduga can go ahead as planned without adjustments. Fooled by the same medium they rely on for infamy and notoriety, they played along albeit stupidly blind to the traps DHQ set in place. Misinformation, the newest strategy employed by DHQ. kudos.

    • ozed says:

      Abi you de on ground??? LOL.

  15. Yagazie says:

    Gentlemen, please lets calm down and give our millitary top brass/planners the benefit of the doubt. Mistakes have been made in the past and there have been problems with quality/quantity of equipment – which are all being addressed.

    Our millitary are not stupid or incompetent.. They must have known that true to type, BH would attack Konduga Town again. They must also know that BH are desperately trying to go on an all out offensive before the Army/Air-force are fully re-equipped and then begin roll them back. Our Legislators have now woken up to the reality of the threat that the BH insurgents pose – and will do what is expected of them in terms of authorising funding. All the cards are beginning to fall into place in our favour.

    It is for our intelligence services to work out where the source of funding is coming from, it is for our Govt to deal ruthlessly within the ambit of the law with anyone no matter how highly placed who is found and proven to be a BH financier/supporter and thus a traitor to our country. It is for the Govt (executive and legislature) to provide adequate funding/purchase necessary equipment in sufficient numbers to enable the miiitary ruthlessly crush these terrorists and win this war (yes we are at WAR). It is for the miiitary to do the needful and crush these terrorists – thus justifying our faith in them and their hard won reputation as one of the ‘badest millitaries on the african continent’ AND IT IS FOR US TO SUPPORT OUR MILLITARY AND KEEP THE FAITH trusting that they know what to do and will not let us down. GOD Bless the indivisible.Federal Republic of Nigeria.

  16. Manny Aydel says:

    Gentlemen, this is an unrelated post but important nonetheless as it highlights warnings against foreign media amplifying terrorist propaganda…
    http://sunnewsonline.com/new/?p=82175

  17. asorockweb says:

    This is better described as Konduga III – this is the third time Konduga is being fought over.

    The first happened about 10days ago, during or just after the fight for Bama town.

    https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2014/09/07/nigerian-troops-raid-insurgents-hideout-at-kawuri-to-forestall-an-attack-on-konduga-over-50-insurgents-killed-anti-aircraft-guns-and-an-armoured-vehicle-seized/

  18. http://saharareporters.com/2014/09/17/nigerian-troops-parade-apc-captured-boko-haram-fighters-maiduguri
    There is a pic of an armored vehicle here. I think its the one Shekaru has being posing with

    • Akin Oges says:

      Success get papa, mama, sister, brother cousin, nephew and Sahara Reporters. Lol…(!!!) It is apparent now, this was a big battle, bigger than the one of last weekend. And that APC is now in the safe hands of the NA. I go buy myself a rich bottle of the finest Cognac tonight as I dey comot for work; I go late reach work morrow. I dey dance skelewu…… Thumbs up to the troops on the frontline for doing a splendid job. Thumbs to NA and NAF top brasses. And thumbs up to GEJ/Okonjo-Iweala for…….you know why.

    • Henry says:

      The only problem I have with the victories recorded in konduga is, 80% of the weapons seized by the army from boko-haram were initial army equipments seized by boko-haram when Gwoza fell.

      The rifles, GPMG’s, RPG rounds are all N.A rifles and rounds. It is saddening.

      • Akin Oges says:

        I know my brother. But better late, than never.

      • mcshegz says:

        Oga Henry. I respect your hustle sir.
        But, if you permit to ask sir, how did you come about the 80% figure. IS this just another case of sensational reportage, or do you actually have solid prove to buttress your insinuations?

      • jimmy says:

        Oga henry Much respect foryour comments .I am glad that we are now recapturing what was stolen every rile recovered means it cannot be fired on our troops. Every hilux recovered means lack of transportation. And every apc recovered means less armor protection. I share your sentiment but I am looking at the big picture and also just look at the morale of the troops beaming from ear to ear jubilating this is something that is infectious. I have said they honestly need to capitalise while the enemy isin disarray attack gwoza and the remaining parts of bama at the same time@night. T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network

      • Henry says:

        Oga Mschegz, it’s a figure i arrived at from the photos i have seen(this is what I should have added), and not from any sensationalist reporter.

        In all, it’s not backed by any concrete evidence.

      • Henry says:

        Oga Jimmy and Oga Akin Oges, I’m very happy, beyond elated with victories we scored in konduga. It serves as a major morale booster for our troops and nigerians at large, as you asserted to Oga Jimmy.

        However, the victory in my opinion was dampened by the fact that the equipments gotten were mostly stolen N.A equipment. It would have been a lot sweeter if the rifles, GPMG’s and RPG’s were rundown, probably camerounian or chadian equipment. See our Soft-skins, our Mowag, our new chinese Type 88 GPMG’s. It is just my problem.

        Although this is a very sweet, elating news, I would have preferred it to be a full hundred %.

      • Are James says:

        80% is an accurate figure of you analyse all Shekau videos and after battle pictures.

    • rugged7 says:

      #VictoryforNigeria

  19. jimmy says:

    http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/09/troops-recover-3-vehicles-1-apc-insurgents-laleye/
    The picture is getting clearer: the resources being captured here shows how close and how urgent the NAFand the NA need to be they cannot sit back the recapture of stolen equipment is something that should be of great interest to the dss , sss and I will not go into detail here because of mr fulan

  20. Vehicles, Arms & Ammo Recovered By Nigerian Army During Sep 12 Battle With Boko Haram At Konduga, Borno State
    Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=aaa_1410964763#Swsbov3XyH2JoXlS.99

    Oga beeg I hope my post is not out of place. Please if it is do kindly take it down

    • Kay says:

      The demons are beginning to lose their propaganda pieces; vehicles and all. Quite a haul of enemy caches, RPGs,GPMGs,aks and all.
      Next is to start seizing back all lost territories, any offensive should be massively coordinated with a round the clock effort from all forces concerned here, no letting off the steam. At the same time Chad and Camerounian forces plugging the back end.

    • Are James says:

      I like the background voices.

  21. PRINXARTHUR says:

    Sources privy to the goings-on in the counter-insurgency efforts in the northeast said the statement released by the Nigerian Military on the missing Alpha Jet may have served as an unintended bait for Boko Haram insurgents.

    The insurgents having been made aware of the missing jet mobilized over a thousand men last night to attack Konduga with the belief that there would be no air cover for the Nigerian Army and CJTF. Alas, they met an element of surprise! The MI35-M attack helicopter! As we speak, hundreds of haramites have been reunited with their 72 virgins!

    (

    • Yagazie says:

      If the Alpha Jet is not missing – then this would have been a very brilliant bait/deception. Come to think of it the CAS when being interviewed on NTA news about the ‘missing jet’ seemed very relaxed about the whole episode. hmm….as I said in an earlier post, our millitary are not stupid or incompetent. Given the requisite equipment they will more than justify their hard earned and fearsome reputation.

      Meanwhile our DSS should be on the alert as BH seeing their stupidity in trying to hold territory and taking on the millitary in pitched battles, could decide to revert to suicide/car bombings.

      One question though… I sincerely hope that all the ongoing reconnaisance over- flights etc pin-pointed the exact area (s) from where the cadres that BH mobilised for their failed attack on Konduga emanated from?. Then its ‘mop up’ time.

    • AreJames says:

      Is this confirmed or just your theory?.

  22. drag_on says:

    Konduga under attack again. DHQ

  23. chynedoo says:

    Seems like Obama’s America like the British are on the side of Boko Haram if this report on Premium Times has any shred of truth in it
    https://www.premiumtimesng.com/headlines/168292-exclusive-seized-9-3-million-nigerian-officials-blame-u-s-for-secret-south-africa-arm-deal.html#sthash.nOljzFhr.dpbs
    Who is really on our side? China and Russia?
    If so why are we not buying more arms from them making sure we publicise same so that the Americans will understand the fact we don’t give two cents whether they are with us or against us.
    Again why do we as a country always try to negotiate international diplomacy from a point of weakness rather than strength?
    If America is against us, the president, with his defence chiefs could arrange a well publicised visit to China, while there he could also arrange visits to Chinese arms industries, possibly sign some kind of MOU with the Chinese government of arms sales, military cooperation, and even request for a massive joint Sino-Nigerian military exercise. America may be the worlds only super power but it still needs to go through regional powers to maintain its own power.
    And to top this diplomatic shift/snub up, as soon as presido returns, the petroleum ministry and the NNPC could open investigations against some of the biggest Euro-American oil companies operating in Nigeria especially as regards environmental pollution. We could use the same tactics the Russians used on MacDonald’s restaurants in Moscow. Any of the oil companies found to have failed to abide by our environmental laws/guidelines we shut them down immediately.
    If we implement these measures to the letter, the Americans are bound to be alarmed, and will more than request for talks to sort out their stance on our arms procurement issues.
    When Egypt’s military crushed Morsi’s Islamic Brotherhood killing hundreds if not thousands of civilians and they Americans came babbling about diplomacy, the Egyptians simply reactivated their pre-1967 Russian diplomatic ties. The Americans were alarmed. The Egyptians snubbed them, Al Sisi travelled to Moscow for talks. Now the Americans have agreed to release the military hardware they were going to hand over to the Egyptians before the spat.
    International diplomacy whether between foes and allies is built on strength, economics, deterrence and strategic advantages. We have to learn to play the game well

  24. peccavi says:

    Good effort to the boys n Konduga.
    Theres many good things about this, (1) We are no longer just resting on our laurels but fighting the kid of defensive battles we should have fought from day 1 (2) we’re learning the propaganda game, this is what e need to see, not press releases but videos and photos like these.
    That is the very APC that Shekau was using in his video. Very interesting, it shows that the Jamatu faction is the one that is actually leading the attacks on Konduga and Shekau is nearby or at least near enough.

    I sincerely doubt that the loss of the Alphajet is a ruse, it would be a pointless ruse, unless Nigeria had only 1 Alphajet and no other aircraft.
    As I said before Boko Haram is seeking a prestige battle in Maiduguri, we have the opportunity to turn thee tables on them and make them fight a prestige battle for Konduga.
    The humiliation of losing their prized assets might make them desperate for revenge and now the tables have turned, they are now the ones main frontal assaults on defended positions.

    I hope we get to know the unit and commander in charge of this operation, the key question is whether BH will take thee bait and keep throwing themselves at Konduga or move round and try and attack from the flanks. I

    The story about the US blocking Nigerian arms purchases is bullshit, personally I believe there is something shady going on, Which weapons do u ant to buy for $9.3m and that you want to use cash?
    It is madness,
    whether rifles, vehicles, helicopter, APCs or whatever, we buy them in the main from the EAst, Russia China, Pakistan etc, so how can America prevent these purchases?

    I believe this was an attempt to buy untraceable weapons for election violence. There is no other reason for someone to buy weapons with cash. No government does it, this unnamed source making this accusation needs to be careful before the US opens their nyash and asks them to produce evidence.
    Please lets not be distracted by the stupid machinations off our politicians. The battle for Maiduguri is key and Boko Harams next moves will give us a hint as to whats next.
    You can see they have begun the distraction tactic, with attacks in Plateau and IED. small arms in Kano. This will increase especially as forces from 1Div and 3 Div have been thrown into the fight in the North East. There will be an upsurge in attacks so as to create a dilemma for Nigerian forces. As terrible as it sounds we must not move any troops from the North East back to Kano
    BH is 2 or 3 failed attacks form beginning to lose the war of attrition and being forced onto the defensive again.
    It is crucial that we go on the offensive before the onset of the dry season

    • jimmy says:

      Oga peccavi I believe shekau is in gwoza there is nothing stopping a brigade with good intel going head hunting T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network

      • asorockweb says:

        I now believe BH has more than ten thousand men under arms.
        The NA probably withdrew from Bama because of severe BH pressure.

        A brigade that makes a dash for Gowza is likely to get caught off.

      • jimmy says:

        No it won’t a brigade will attack from three sides.bh is expending a lot of energy on konduga .The road to bama is wide open and is vulnerable and that is not the only way into Gwoza . There are three ways into Gwoza It is apparent if we see they the NA see it, SF see it so what is the delay? Kill the head and let us see how the sheep behave. T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network

    • asorockweb says:

      “I believe this was an attempt to buy untraceable weapons for election violence”

      Not a chance. The kind of weapons needed for election violence does not require a flight to SA.

      It is one of two things
      1) Someone trying to stash stolen money aboard – If caught, use the fight against BH as an excuse.
      2) It is actually money to buy weapons or weapon components. The dealer insisted on a cash payment or there was a desire to hide the transaction from public scrutiny.

    • demola says:

      The us has the power to block international money transactions

      • igbi says:

        Actually they can only make it illegal for banks to trade in dollars with those they put on “embargo”. They recently caught BNP Paribas, my bank defying such an order and they fined them several billions.

      • igbi says:

        “my bank”: I am only a client of the bank.

  25. Oje says:

    The U.S is shit. As much as i love America and what is (at least what it used to stand for) stands for it appears America is nothing but a betrayal. With the world in a quasi WW3 mode if push comes to shove its safer to side on the Chinese and Russians. U.S foreign policy for Africa under Obama (an African) is fraught with machinations for instability.

  26. Adino says:

    My info about the deployment of MI35-M attack helicopter is a street source (it is collaborated on Defence Headquarters twitter page and also by a credible source on Nairaland: http://www.nairaland.com/1907212/missing-alpha-jet-unintended-bait), I will never ever depend on Nigeria’s many useless black market media whose only specialty is cut and paste journalism.
    Meanwhile, let us all scutinise this picture from someone on Nairaland because it looks like a dead second Shekau (Dead Shekau 2).
    Important Note:
    -The captured APC is definitely the Apc boko haram always use to boast on most of shekaus videos.
    -The picture of the dead man looks like a dead shekau the second.

  27. Adino says:

    Sorry for the mix up, the Shekau 2 picture is actually here: http://www.nairaland.com/1907609/abubakar-shekau-dead-photo-evidence

  28. ugobassey says:

    My Ogas, the only way we can avoid a cat and mouse battle with BH is to commence with a serious surge. Remember how the NA was almost portrayed as incapable of taking down BH initially when it was only the 7th that was fighting? then the 3rd and 1st Div were brought in and we saw the gradual reversal of losses and BH retreat. I suggest that elements of the 2nd and 82nd Div be brought in so that NA can simultaneously open up 2 to 3 theatres. I suggest each theatre be supported with adequate air platforms to allow for superior offensive performance. And can I just repeat again that a separate operation be put in place with the capture (dead or alive) of Shekua being made its sole objective. We need a Nigerian ‘Seal Team’ what ever we want to call it trained and unleashed at BH leadership.

  29. Oje says:

    All out war ni, we still dey do police action.

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