Nigerian military clears terrorists’ camps in counter offensive

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Troops of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in a dawn raid operation on Friday cleared a terrorists’ camp in Buduram, north of Doron Baga, where terrorists were massing up and reorganizing to carry out a reprisal attack after being routed in Doron Baga in a previous encounter last Sunday.

The defence headquarters made this disclosure in a statement on its website Saturday.

The statement said, “seventeen terrorists died in the raid operation while some who escaped into neighbouring islands in the Lake Chad Peninsula are still being pursued”.

Meanwhile, the defence headquarters say calm has been restored in Doron Baga after the Sunday attack by terrorists who infiltrated the community with some of them disguising as women in hijab.

Five of the terrorist died in the counter offensive to defend Doron Baga by troops of the MNJTF.

Many of the inhabitants of the community who had fled into nearby bushes for safety are now returning, the statement said.


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  • Tunde

    For me, Jonathan has never shown leadership qualities and/or led by example, and that is the reason his handlers and spokespersons can make bold statements that we heard, they believe(know) nothing will happen because their principal has given them express permission to behave like that, it may not be verbal but by his body language. I do agree with the author that INEC misrepresented their readiness but using the military to force the postponement is again a symbol of the impunity that pervades the ruling party, even though Jonathan has a numerous occasions claimed to be a champion of the rule of law.
    I sincerely hope the elections go ahead as scheduled in March and it is imperative that we Nigerians get out there en masse and use our votes wisely. We cannot afford to get this wrong again, we cannot afford to be bamboozled by stories of no shoes, we cannot afford another 4 years of “I will try harder”, we cannot afford an impotent government that does nothing when children are kidnapped from their school and are still missing after 10 months, and we certainly cannot afford a government that believes stealing is not corruption.

  • TRUTH SEEKER

    Good write up.Unfortunately,as things are,there are those that want to vote for Buhari simply because he is a Northerner and a seemingly more of a fundamental Muslim,there are those that want Buhari because they want to see a change in our Nation,there those who want Buhari because of their own interest.

    Same applies to the other side.There are those who want Jonathan because he is a Christian,there are those who want Jonathan because they want the status quo to remain,there are those who want Jonathan out of sympathy because they feel some section of the country are antagonizing him for being a Southerner,there those that want Jonathan because they were once mistreated and jailed by Buhari- despite being innocent of the crimes they were charged with,there are those who want Jonathan because of his humility.

    The line has been drawn.Majority of Nigerians come March 28,will not vote on principles and convictions,rather we are going to cast our votes based on sentiments.