MILITARY COMMUNIQUE ON THIS WEEK’S OPERATIONS TO RECLAIM TERRITORIES

SOLDIERS’ VOICE
ASO RADIO 93.5 FM
ABUJA
18 February, 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

* 5 Armoured Fighting Vehicle types, 8 Machine Gun types, Anti Aircraft Artillery, Rocket Propelled Grenades and Ammunition Boxes Captured

* Six Hilux Trucks and 300 Motorcycles destroyed

* Two Soldiers Killed, Ten Injured

* Communities Recaptured; Monguno, Gabchari, Abba Jabari, Zuntur,Gajigana, Gajiram, Damakar, Kumaliwa, Bosso Wanti, Jeram and Kabrisungul

* Over 300 Insurgents Killed in Action

The last two days of the counter terrorist operations have seen the insurgents incurring heavy casualties from the ongoing mopping up operation by troops.

Over 300 terrorists were killed while a few were also captured in the air and land operations that led to several communities being cleared of the insurgents.

Several weapons and equipment were also captured and some destroyed. Five different types of armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs), an anti-aircraft (AA) gun, about 50 cases of packed bombs and eight different types of machine guns and five rocket propelled grenades were captured
in the counter-attack.

Also captured were 49 boxes of various types and calibres of ammunition while 300 motorcycles were destroyed in the fighting.
In addition,a total of six Hilux vehicles including those mounted with anti-aircraft guns were also destroyed.Two soldiers lost their lives in the operation while 10 others were wounded.

The cordon and search operation is
continuing along with aggressive patrols by troops who are now dominating the cleared communities such as Monguno, Gabchari, Abba Jabari, Zuntur, Gajigana, Gajiram, Damakar, Kumaliwa, Bosso Wanti, Jeram and Kabrisungul.

According to the Defence spokesman,
Major General Chris Olukolade, the various phases of the highly coordinated air and land operations in designated areas are being handled by contingents involved in
the renewed counter terrorism campaign in and outside Nigeria.

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111 Responses to MILITARY COMMUNIQUE ON THIS WEEK’S OPERATIONS TO RECLAIM TERRITORIES

  1. Omonon says:

    Gen. Olukolade is doing a great job. May the Lord bless him.
    Our galant soldiers are on the offensive. Hope the media world don’t manupulate this wonderful progress being made by soldiers right now. Galant Soldiers, courage, pursue the emeny, be strong, for victory is almost near.

    Arise o compatriots, Nigeria call obey!!!
    GOD BLESS BEEGEAGLE’S BLOG!!!

    GOD BLESS NIGERIA!!!

    • asorockweb says:

      Great job by our fighting men.

      Condolences to the families of our dead heroes.

      I don’t think Gen Olukolade is doing a great job, I won’t condemn him though; I don’t know what restrictions have been imposed on him.

  2. Omonon says:

    MAY THE SOUL OF TH FALLEN HEROS REST IN THE PERFECT PEACE OF GOD.
    AMEN!!!
    GOD BLESS NIGERIA!!!

  3. rka says:

    We need updates (communiques) like this on a more regular basis, then there won’t be any wriggle room for local/international media organisations to twist or misrepresent the facts.

    Well done General.

    • asorockweb says:

      We need pictures and videos!

      It was only in the days of the telegram that “communiques” would suffice.

      “32 bobby traps were destroyed by Army combat engineers in towns last week liberated”
      We need more pictures and videos.

      Words cannot compete with seeing; seeing is believing!

    • Augustine says:

      Oga rka, DHQ should tell our combat stories in tons and tons of photos and videos….@Sirius Black has about 1,000 photos in stock as he claimed. Official agencies can do better than he did with his one man camera.

      Internet age, we cannot be telling the story of Africa’s current biggest war with ordinary English language on radio and newspapers. Photos and videos should be going viral on social media now showing how NA and NAF have been sweating blood to kill Boko Haram, Africa’s biggest war today 2015.

      Even World War I of 1914 has many battlefield videos that people watch today, seeing real combat, shooting, killing and shelling in battles that happened 100 years ago !

      FG, MOD, DHQ, NTA, FRCN, VON, MINISTRY OF INFORMATION, this challenge is yours, please record and spread Nigeria’s war story in a modern way with 2015 technology . Na God we dey take beg una o ! Ejowo, Biko, Dan Allah ! Thank you our leaders and commanders.

  4. Deway says:

    Good job NA and may the souls of the fallen men rest in peace, Amen. Unfortunately, none of our national newspapers is carrying this. They don’t go out there hungry to get news, they wait to be fed. We’ve hacked on the Major General enough, our media have a shared responsibility to enlighten Nigerians as well.

    • Augustine says:

      Nigeria, beware of these foreign troops on our soil and foreign combat aircraft in our skies….they could ‘retaliate’ and matter will escalate. Let’s not turn Nigeria into Bosnia, too many cooks spoil the broth, we started by exchanging angry words last week, hope we don’t exchange fire, see the allegation that may lead to retaliation….friend can become foe ! They may want a payback on our own citizens.

      http://news.yahoo.com/air-strike-niger-village-kills-least-20-local-132540545.html;_ylt=A9mSs3dduRU73gAeV5LBQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTE0NXVscG5pBHNIYwNzcgRwb3MDMwRjb2xvA2IyMgR2dGIkA1VJVUtDMDFfMQ–

      • mcshegz says:

        Oga Augustine. I respect your hustle sir.
        Talk about a false flag operation, we have to understand that its only yahooze thats written this out of all the other outlets i’ve seen

        “However, at least one local leader, who put the death toll at 37 with 20 wounded, blamed Nigeria.
        “At first we thought it was a blunder by Chad or Niger’s army, but now we suspect the Nigerian army is responsible,” said an elected leader from Bosso in Niger, which is about 10 kilometres (six miles) from Abadam.”

        One can only wonder what their aim and motive is, Nigeria has however categorically denied these insinuations. All through out this war, Nigeria hasn’t for once bombed even 2 civilians, all of a sudden we supposedly bomb thirty people, puhhh leaseeeeee. May the souls of the departed rest in peace, but please note, Nigeria has no hand in this; something smells fishy, that’s for sure, has that flintlock thing started already? coincidence? hmmmmmm

        I have always said, puppet masters want a regional war for Nigeria, so far we haven’t given em one, they want us to fight our neighbors, why is that, you may ask, hehehehe, because, nowadays, WWII style wars are exceedingly expensive, hence, the cheapest way to destroy a country is to have it destroy itself by tricking her into lashing out at its neighbors, after which, seemingly legitimate embargoes, and self-defense doctrines are implemented to cripple the most powerful country on the continent. There is no coincidence in this recent news, flintlock starts, and all of a sudden civilians are been bombed at funerals? hmmm, where have we seen that before, ohhh, i know, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, what those places have in common isn’t hard to figure out. What do you get when you combine imperial forces with dictators in Chad and Cameroon?

  5. Omonon says:

    Look at the face these gallant soldiers on this picture up here. They are battle ready. Strong men of vallour, ready to engage the demons.

    Poor Boko bastards, they have stepped on the lion’s tail.

    There is need to get one thing straight, he who wants your down fall, does not want to see you happy. I sternly believe the west does not want the African,s giant happy. Nigeria is made to dominate. With the biggest population in Africa, first economy in Africa, the third fastest growing economy after China and Quatar. Nigeria has also made its own drone and lots and lots of other dreams to be accomplished.

    Nigeria!!! Arise o sleeping giant!!!

    We need more good news…..lots and lots of pictures and videos too.

    GOD BLESS NIGERIA!!!

  6. Akin Oges says:

    Good job NA. Oga Olukolade, tell the story of our Gallant Warriors with pictures and short video clips, whilst ensuring sensitive intels are not compromised. Tell their story or others will tell it with barbed twists to hurt the NA or steal hard earned victories paid for with the sweat, blood and the precious lives of our fighting men and women. Meanwhile, good effort with the recent published pictures of the frontline. May the souls of the fallen Heros rest in peace. Amen.

  7. KKY says:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31521279?ocid=socialflow_twitter

    I just love the way the BBC slides in the report of alleged aerial attack on wedding party that kills 30.
    Just to damper the impact of our victorious NA.

    • asorockweb says:

      The BBC basically states that 30 civilians in Niger Republic were killed in the same military operation that liberated Monguno LGA.

      I am not sure how they came to that conclusion.

  8. sizzorkay says:

    In the tone of the ancient Romans . “This News Gladdens the heart.
    I’m Glad our soldiers departed the hearts of our enemies from their Chests “. LOL.
    Just woke up and this is an awesome news to read.

    • asorockweb says:

      Notice in one of the pics that the NA has it’s own videographer.

      NA please take PR seriously, the world waits for no one.

  9. Kay says:

    Super proud of our troops but disappointed at just how many of our own pieces especially vehicles the scums had seized and getting destroyed or rendered useless.

    • asorockweb says:

      I suspect the most of the ammo boxes came from Baga.

    • Deway says:

      My brother no be small thing. The unfortunate thing is that no one is counting the cost of this attrition to our military expenditure. As we don see am now with clean eye another person go soon ask you for proof/evidence that these used to be NA assets.

      • Kay says:

        It dey pain me sha.
        I also noticed in one of their videos of how they raid and resupply for a bit with probing attacks to ping back soldiers before being beaten back. There was a compound shown, probably a government or business venue that had up to 10 or more civilian pickup trucks. They probably carted all away to fight another day.
        If it’ll be possible to contain them before making incursion into areas of control to cart away food, private vehicles, motorcycles etc, that’ll go a long way limiting their pool of resupply.

  10. jimmy says:


    OGA BEEGS My sincere APOLOGIES I was sent this by Max Silloun
    This is an enhanced version of what we viewed last month courtesy of TBITE I know you know Max Siollun so he will not mind , however the most important part of the VIDEO @ the 15:30 MARK it shows the drone and if you look @ 12’o’clock you will see very Clear evidence of a black plume VISIBLE SMOKE as the missile is fired.
    Again MY OGAS sorry about the derail.

    • Deltaman says:

      Just saw this, off Max’s blog, good work NA!

    • Augustine says:

      Oga mcshegz I respect your hustle sir, BBC and AFP have also published the same news report and spreading the bad news. Why is it that when bomb hits target it is Chadian or Niger’s air force, but when bomb misses target and kills innocent civilians in another country then Nigeria’s air force becomes the suspect? This air campaign I have always warned that soon you won’t know who’s jet fighter is attacking targets inside which country. If French Rafale enters Nigeria’s airspace to operate quick 5 minutes over Baga, who will know?

      This mess is what you get when many different foreign armies and air forces have permission to enter and operate inside your country. Now NAF is accused, how do we prove innocence except by denying?

      I agree with you, Nigeria cannot afford a fight with any neighboring country at this time, but what if the 3 Francophonies gang up against us on 3 fronts? When your ‘friend’ calls you a coward yesterday and calls you a murderer today, is that guy a friend or foe?

      • Omonon says:

        When your ‘friend’ calls you a coward yesterday and calls you a murderer today, is that guy a friend or foe? dis one na good and serious question ooooo.

        GOD BLESS NIGERIA!!!

      • Saleh says:

        Same pple that said we are not In the battle now accuse us of committing atrocities in the battle they said we absent from

  11. sizzorkay says:

    Oh my Nigerian Army lol. They document everything on film, yet keep it close to chest. Haha, my people. Please release these videos.

    • asorockweb says:

      Maybe it is only shown to the Ogas.

      The videos should be sent to Nigerian news channels on a daily basis.

      The News channels should have a daily programme: “Nigeria at War”.

      If our soldiers can fight and die on a daily basis, our PR Managers should also provide pictures, videos and updates; on a daily basis.

      This is now 24/7/365 war, let us fight it from all fronts.

      • sizzorkay says:

        I know right, its weird. Journalists should be there 24/7 talking to these soldiers and their superiors and lobbying for pics and videos, they really need to learn this trade well.

      • ozed says:

        We still have a backward approach to information management. Everything is a secret, that why sirius black was shut down, that’s why NA PR is practically a joke. From as far back as the first gulf war reporters were embedded with army units and there were detailed press briefings with videos and pix practically every night.

        We have learnt NOTHING.

  12. jimmy says:

    The Ammo caches no doubt came from BAGA.
    It is extremely important at this point in time to support our troops regardless of what we may think of their past behaviors, based on the pictures we can now honestly move beyond the point that our soldiers only have two clips of ammo issue to them based on what we have seen we saw a shell SHOCK SAGIE Bombed to smithereens.
    Also one of those pictures shows another sagie driving by still in olive green meaning the na did not even wait to paint it camo before moving it to the front, I am glad of these pictures because of the amount of WEAPONS RECOVERED THE AMOUNT OF logistics THAT WILL NOW GET HARDER AND harder for them to recover from.
    Let us show the pictures to all Nigerians on Facebook, Abiyamo, the ragged LINDAIKEJI let them know we are winning this war NA PR please i am pleading keep up the offensive let them ( Western Media) spew their NARRATIVE ACTION by our troops SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS.
    Words on Marble
    “I have yet to see a war won by a journalists or PROPAGANDA
    WAR is won by political and Military leadership”.
    God bless Nigeria
    AMEN!

    • Augustine says:

      Well done Nigerian military, I wish I had the power to show your achievements of this week’s battles to the world, I wish I could ! May God bless you all for fighting for our national unity and territorial integrity, amen !

  13. Omonon says:

    My ogas, please why does the bbc and their diabolical alies sing our ruins and almost never sing our victories, do they want to cause war between us and our neighbours.

    Nigeria had better prepare for war with the surrounding countries. It is true that this is not the right time to enter into war with our neighbours, but what if they provoke us?????

    Can some one tell me why there is so much jealousy, so much hatred on the part of the western media and their satanic alies???

    Those Nigerians who have been opportune to leave in any of the African countries can tell better that Nigerians are not quite loved in other African countries. Look at the way Nigerians are treated in South Africa. Just like one of my Western colleague say:””””NIGERIA IS A THREAT, IT IS A STRENGHT, THEIR JEALOUSY OVER YOU IS AS A RESULT ALSO OF YOUR POPULATION “”””

    There is need to prepare for war.
    Wey oga OJE now. I dey miss am ooooooo.

    GOD BLESS NIGERIA AND SHAME HER EMENIES!!!
    AMEN!!!

  14. Henry says:

    Massive onslaught against the enemy in the past week and great victory for our troops in all sectors against the enemy.

  15. jimmy says:

    Not that it matters much at this stage but it was good to see some soldiers with Breast clips of AMMO @ least 5 clips

  16. ozed says:

    Great developments, lots of improvements in equipment as expected. However, one thing still bothers me (of course a man cannot be truly happy except he has one or two bothers ehh. LOLz). For the body count of 300 dead BH, i dont see enough recovered AKs, RPGs, etc. also precious few prisoners, and none of the usually delightful pix of boko corpses.

    This could be because the battle area is quite wide, and no one can be bothered to gather dead bodies from the bush while the advance is still on. However, it could also be that while BH lost lots of material, they withdrew in fairly good order with most of their personal arms.

    This means we need multiple fronts of advance to give them reduced withdrawal options and box them into a corner for the coup de grace.

    • Augustine says:

      Oga ozed, I have been daydreaming about NA troops blocking all vehicle passable escape routes out of Sambisa forest and posting treetop or Ghilli suit snipers with silencer rifles and personal role radios all around footpaths leading out of the forest as mapped by NAF.

      Well I call it my daydream because we have only about 30,000 troops (Announced by the commander-in-chief himself) spread over land mass the size of Great Britain, how will my dream come true?

      • jimmy says:

        My understanding is there are more troops than that. T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network

      • Augustine says:

        Oga jimmy, the C-in-C that sent them there said officially and publicly very recently that he sent only 25,000 but he wants to increase it to 30,000. How do we have more troops than the number we deployed….we adding civilian JTF to the numbers?

      • jimmy says:

        That I believe depending onhow you read the tea leaves is one of the reasons why the election was postponed .We have confirmation on the movement of Hundreds of troops and Equipment and Boko haram unable to eat their own medicine fighting on multiple fronts all@ the same time something we advocated for on this blog.The offensive tempo is massive and for every one soldier in the field you need at least two at his back in terms of logistics.a Also more telling we know elements of the amphibious brigade from the deep south almost certainingly as shown in the recent pictures on Oga henry’s blog have been brought forward. Logic dictates it is more, however let us wait and see these things tend to come out in the wash and oga beegs eventually will let us know. T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network

    • asorockweb says:

      Oga Ozed,
      the battle was spread over several days; and sometimes at night.
      And also, like you said it was over a wide area.
      And finally, it was likely to have been several mini-battles.

  17. Colloid says:

    Nothing to say than this : Godspeed NA./NAF. We aint deterred by the “COALITION OF EVIL” hell bent on tarnishing our work in the NE. Let those local “traitors” spew and twist the victory reports, WE ARE ON THE WINNING SIDE. We are bound for victory. #VictoryForNigeria

  18. sizzorkay says:

    Sorry to derail a bit, thought this is a good read.

    New York Times biased, ignorant – Nigerian govt

    http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/177046-new-york-times-biased-ignorant-nigerian-govt.html

  19. beegeagle says:

    As an aside, there has been a steady stream of researchers looking at one unbeatably priced airframe whose acquisition one has advocated for in recent years. That airframe is the Shaanxi ZDK-03 Karakoram Eagle AWACS plane and if the trends are anything to go by, we might be getting that to work with JF17 jets.

    Just saying but remember you heard it here first..

    • Ola says:

      This is good news! I just mentioned it in one of my comments/wish list last week that we need 2 AWACS for the airforce, along with combat fixed wings. I never knew it was in the offing!

    • Augustine says:

      Oga Beegs, if NAF wants to be in it’s rightful position as a modern day 2015 air force capable of defending Nigeria against the now obvious massive alliance of violent and hateful enemy nations that completely surround Nigeria’s entire land borders, we need AWACS planes, however, it will be better we add in-flight re-fueling TANKERS to the AWACS, then JF-17 will achieve it’s full potential with NAF, Nigeria should acquire capabilities for both defence and deterrence strategies.

    • Augustine says:

      We are solidly behind you on AWACS campaign for NAF Oga Beegeagle.

      I no fit sleep since last month, Rafale 4+ generation jets fighters dey fly pass my ‘window’ since they made Borno state borderline their new ‘territory’ …..I need to be able to sleep at night, strange jets are bombing civilians at funeral ceremony in Niger, every air force is denying whose done it, do jet fighters fly by themselves, or some West African air forces now have ghost pilots from the spirit world?

  20. Stormslim says:

    Oga Bee always on point…. “Just saying but remember you heard it here first..” now we remember

    https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/us70-million-shaanxi-zdk-03-karakoram-eagle-aewc-plane-photo-credit-and-report-paf-falcons/

  21. Oga Beeg, kindly pardon my ignorance…what is the correlation between Shaanxi ZDK-03 Karakoram Eagle AWACS plane and the JF17 jets?

    • ozed says:

      Oga optimus,

      In the air superiority role, the best practice is to have an AWACs aircraft which serves as an early warning and vectoring system for your fighters. It flies high out of harms way and carries radars and other sensors which can see all threats far out of the range of what the fighters can see themselves.

      Thus you can see any threats long before they see you and it becomes more difficult for them to take you unawares. Also for advanced AWACs aircraft, they also carry sensors which can track ground targets and call in/direct airstrikes.

      It is a major force multiplier. But of course you are right if you are implying that they can also work with any other fighters as well, and thus are not necessarily tied to the JF17 acquisitions.

  22. Thank Ozed….very precise explanation. I fully grasp it now.

    • Augustine says:

      AWACS aircraft is the major reason USA/UK defeated Iraq in the air war, the Iraqi air force had better war experience form the Iran-Iraq Persian gulf war, but Saddam was so stupid he bought brand new MiG-29 jets and forgot to buy AWACS aircraft to optimize his air combat capability for those good jets, then he lost the air and consequently lost the whole Gulf war 1990s.

      Lack of PROPER types of equipment can make you lose a war, you get defeat when you could have gotten victory.

      • Are James says:

        Correct DHQ seems to agree now that technology works, reactive armour and APS works.
        http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/with-t-72-tanks-military-routs-boko-haram-kills-300/202163/

        So what were we doing all these years?. Waiting for 16000 people to die and the country ridiculed?.
        Right now we want SU 34jets, squadrons of JF17 and two AWACS planes with air refuelling to rule West African air spae and we should have it.

      • sizzorkay says:

        I still question where people are getting their numbers of casualty from. 13,000 dead, 16,000 dead. But where is the proof of this? Any data on this? Who is collecting them and who is doing the counting?
        I just feel like the president blurt out that 13,000 figure to force those foolish western Governments off their butt to help, but i still don’t believe that figure, i think its much lower, my own thought of course, not saying I’m right.

  23. sizzorkay says:

    Headline from Sahara Reporters

    President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Is An Unmitigated “Badluck” Infection For Nigeria: Vote Him Out On March 28.

    Now i do not want to post the link or article here, but I asked again, is there nothing Nigeria can do about this? Its maddening to keep seeing such headlines,
    Insult a President is insulting a Nation, especially when one turns another man’s name into something it isn’t. That’s just disrespectful .

    • asorockweb says:

      It’s just politics.
      SR has always been against GEJ, nothing new here.

    • jimmy says:

      The discredited fool lives here in LA ,California.The best thing you can do is Not post the link. T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network

    • Saleh says:

      Disrespect begets disrespect. The president allowed his cronies and aides to insult his opponents. These opponents have cronies and aides too waiting to reply. All those funny adverts and documentaries by the ruling party led to those opinions and articles by the opposition. Anyway let’s continue with defsec politicians understand themselves

  24. AWACS for the JF 17 will be legendary…..with our RMAC sites coming on stream it can also act as another form of detection and can link with the ATR 42s it seems the TOTAL SECURITY Strategy is being built slowly though

  25. asorockweb says:

    “Chad plane piloted by belarusian mercenary mistakenly bombed a Niger village passa-abadam where a funeral was on & not nigeria’s abadam”

  26. MORE TERRORISTS DIE AS AIR CAMPAIGN GETS RESULTS IN SAMBISA AND GWOZA

    A concerted air campaign by the Nigerian Air Force is ongoing in furtherance of the mission to clear terrorists from all their enclaves. The air strikes which today targeted the training camps and logistics dumps of the terrorists in Sambisa forests and parts of Gwoza have been highly successful as it achieved the aims with required precision. The death of a large number of terrorists has been recorded while many others are also scampering all over the forest and out of the struck bases. Details of casualty will be determined in subsequent phases of the operation.

    Meanwhile, the strikes continue in other locations of the theatre heralding the advance of troops and other elements of the mission.

  27. Are James says:

    Ok so a strong air force is important. Finally.

  28. zachary999 says:

    F-7 and Mk-83 bomb… All deliveries from pakistan completed.

    BH would see pepper !

  29. rka says:

    I found this quite revealing;

    Edward @DonKlericuzio · 5h 5 hours ago

    Seized ammo boxes and captured #BokoHaram unit commanders who are Nigeriens by nigerian #Army in ongoing CT Ops

  30. buchi says:

    oga zachray999 u gave me HBP with ur intial post…i eagerly await our jf-17s nd our probably AWACS(if it goes thru which i believe it will)

  31. buchi says:

    Nigeriens hmmmmmm daily the composition keep getting clearer.our neighbours nyash are slowly being blown open by the wind of the nigerian spirit

  32. beegeagle says:

    Bloody clowns, it is Chad and Cameroon which do not exaggerate casualty figures and understate theirs? Has anyone ever doubted their claims or chimed in about the impossibility of verifying claims independently?

    http://www.mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0LN1IK20150219?irpc=932

    • sizzorkay says:

      @Oga Beegs. Trust me, it’s insane. I’ve left over 6,000 comments on Yahoo articles, and each time these fools give a hint about how untrustworthy information from the military or Government is, it just makes my blood boil.
      As you said, no one ever doubt claim from other countries, only ours.
      Oh well, they control the narrative, unfortunately, the only way to silence them is for the Military to keep releasing footage and pictures to back up their claim.
      But i also notice that our Military isn’t one to brag or engage in propaganda, which sometimes its good, but some times being too secretive isn’t good either.

  33. beegeagle says:

    Niger’s Air Force obviously killed the members of the wedding party. They have been carrying out attacks in that general area

    http://www.mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0LN0ZM20150219?irpc=932

    • rka says:

      According to Edward Donklericuzio, it was Chadian Jets flown by Belarusian pilots. That’s probably why it is starting to be hushed up.

    • colloid says:

      I cant fathom it that NAF is responsible for the airstrike in niger. NAF hasn’t bomb their own country men not to mention bombing civilian in another country.
      Does anyone notice the last statement in that link oga beeg posted? It says “if Nigeria implodes, all of africa will feel it”. Am still baffled why we are still in this mire. We are not doing our “home work” atall. If we are doing our home work, our service chief should have known that we need all of these equipments we are making use now atleast 3years ago. Imagine the easy task this procurement could have done 3years ago when these “agent of hell” have a lower loyalties and suicide bombers(wey no av any adviser wey go tel am say, d housefly wey enta grave wit dead body doesnt av a gud adviser cox im no go cum out again). Well, i think the problem majorly is leadership and lack of vision/mission. We’ve seen the vision and mission mindset of thdm Navy with the new procurements and plans for the future. The Army/Airforce should copy this. We must learn our lessons now and start doing our homework ASAP. Remember, ‘if Nigeria sneezes, the whole of Africa will catch the cold’ (is it the president of zambia who said that? Cant remember vividly.)

      • Are James says:

        The statement in the link you are referring to as dangerous implications. Let me paste it here ; ”..This is no longer a issue of national security for Nigeria, it’s a question of regional and international security,” he said. “If Nigeria implodes then the whole of Africa will feel it.”
        If you read the right meanings into this statement, what they are actually saying is Nigeria’s sovereignty takes a back seat to regional security. The statement preceding it was about Nigerien troops already conducting operations on our side of the border.
        So we need to correct a lot of dangerous premises by being the big man in the region otherwise three of four states within Nigeria will be soon be part of an international no man’s land.

  34. sizzorkay says:

    Edward ‏@DonKlericuzio

    A #Bokoharam AFV in flames presumably hit by a Nigerian #Army Tank fire in ongoing CT Ops in NE #Nigeria

    • asorockweb says:

      Nice shot.

      I assume that before it belonged to BH it belonged to NA.

      That doesn’t matter now though. Let’s finished the job and never again should we spread out our troops and armour to such a degree that they become vulnerable to overwhelming force.

  35. Yagazie says:

    The destroyed BH AFV looks very much like a nigerian army AML 90. How the hell did BH get their hands on this type of equipment?

    • sizzorkay says:

      Ha, i know right. But of course, one thing is to have it, another is to have ammunition for it, which i doubt they would have, then again, if armories were looted, who knows what they carted away

  36. Are James says:

    It would seem that we sub contracted some high value fighting to Chad again in Sambisa.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/02/troops-recapture-b-haram-training-base-as-jonathan-commissions-warships/

    • asorockweb says:

      Dikwa is east of Maiduguri and north east of Bama.

      Dikwa is relatively close to Gamburu.

      The article says Chadian troops entered Dikwa.

      Sambisa is relatively far from Dikwa (about 350km)

      I don’t believe Chadian troops wild see any action in Sambisa. Not until Gwoza and Bama are cleared anyway.

      • Are James says:

        Okay. Thanks for the correction, I was not looking at the map.

      • asorockweb says:

        Not your fault; Nigerian war reporters like to throw in Sambisa anytime they can.

        With Dikwa under MJTF control, the BH cadre in Baga are now isolated from their southern bases. They must now rely on BH in Diffa and the lake Chad islands.

      • jimmy says:

        Their. Logistics base in Diffa has been severely compromised multiple arrests and pressure from nigeria as well as several unit commanders arrested means they have the lake chad environs and Baga , Baga needs to be retaken with a purpose in mind as to the composition that most def will have an amphbious component to it marine superiorty over must be established By elements of the Sbs and the amphibous brigade. T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network

  37. Lordfej says:

    http://youtu.be/fHJFwxSEURU a video report on the recently concluded exercise flintlock. It’s just for information purposes

  38. Manny Aydel says:

    Gen Chris Olukolade is reported to have said operations in Sambisa forest are being filmed…Kudos once again Beegeagleblog. We’ve long advocated for ‘upping the PR ante’ in this war!

  39. rugged7 says:

    Now that Nigeria is neutralizing the boko haram scum, certain people are writing petitions to hague alleging genocide against the people upcountry…
    Their is a grand conspiracy ongoing by certain powerful forces who are using boko haram against Nigeria and this present government.
    Personally, i might not be a fan of Jonathan but these kind of ICC petitions are disgraceful

    https://www.change.org/p/international-criminal-court-icc-fatou-b-bensouda-investigating-and-prosecuting-the-president-of-nigeria-president-goodluck-ebele-jonathan-for-committing-the-crimes-of-genocide-crimes-against-humanity-crime-of-aggression

  40. beegeagle says:

    ROSCOE CONTRIBUTED AS FOLLOWS;

    Dikwa retaken by Chadian forces? Good news since it relieves Gamborou and probably gave BH a good scare as they were faced down on two fronts (Marte front by NA and Gamborou front by Chad) I do wish Nigerian Army forces would link up and be in the driving seat from the Gamborou axis, we do need to grow our land army to big enough that we can hold expeditions like this in remote parts of the country, we should not have such a paucity of troops that we have Chad fighting for us, at what price is this going?. And we need to start defining the role of the NPF in this conflict, they should be alongside CJTF to occupy the liberated areas. CJTF should be given armor and allowed to be the primary fighting force in liberated areas , alongside police, embedded army and SSS. Army should not liberate and hold, they should liberate and hand over to civilian authourities, I see no way round this. States have to control Police and maybe even CJTF once deployed, lets drive power to the lowest level, if possible LGA’s should start having a police force. Let the people start to practice governance. If LGA can raise tax, it can police!

    The enemy cannot stand up to any concerted fight right now, from the conflicts in Marte, Monguno and Dikwa they break contact and run after 5-7 hours of combat it seems. Probably their supply lines are cut. My big concern is that the enemy will melt into the general population or seek to open up a new front Gombe or further South. The police need to be up to the task in village communities, CJTF may need to be come a national phenomenon, if we mobilize the entire Northern youth now with small units in every town backing up the police, it could forestall small village attacks and ambushes on the road in restive communities, reading Pecavvi’s sitrep gunmen are attacking villages in Kano, Nassarawa and Benue. I do not think this is the traditional “Fulani Herdsmen”. Now when I hear “Fulani herdsmen” I think “agent provocateur” , seeking to cause inter tribal and ethno religious conflict in flash spots.

    Any articles on here on the pacification of the Eggon cult (Ombatse). A good example of a small bore insurrection destroyed utterly and so far being unable to grow back, that was a good use of “Fulani herdsmen” methinks.

  41. rugged7 says:

    Nigeria and the foreign media…
    I like how aggressive the Nigerian ambassador to the U.S is in countering anti-Nigeria rhetoric in the media.
    Well done. We need more people like u.
    Enjoy

    http://www.voanews.com/section/nigeria-decides-2015/5084.html?utm_content=socialflow&utm_campaign=en&utm_source=voa_news&utm_medium=twitter

  42. jimmy says:

    http://www.naij.com/388982-army-captures-french-boko-haram-fighters-france-demands-them-back.html
    This news has not been verified it is more of them say them say variety however right now the Nigerian Army needs to have in place a set of guidelines if Foreign national from Europe or the Middle East are captured what is the legal procedure they have in place for them.
    Legally speaking BOKO HARAM was legally proscribed as it being a serious crime FOR ANYBODY to belong to boko haram.

  43. sizzorkay says:

    Just read that about 615 of these fools have been killed by air strike in sambisa, not posting the source because it can’t actually be verified, and pics shown makes no sense either.
    I saw pic of Bunch of dead guys, seemingly, lying around something that looks like rubble, yet none of them have wounds or blood on them, unless if they are gassed , it doubt its authentic

  44. colloid says:

    That’a insightful, oga sizzorkay. Check out a similar story on NL http://www.nairaland.com/2158136/5-reasons-why-us-hate

  45. Kay says:

    Baga got recaptured by the NA.
    Via “DefenceHQ” on twitter.

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