Gunbattle in Maiduguri as Boko Haram attacks city

Maiduguri Attack

Hundreds of residents of Dalori, a  suburban settlement 5km on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital,  have fled their homes as Boko Haram insurgents attacked on Saturday night, residents said.

Many are said to have been killed and injured by the insurgents who took the quiet village by surprise at about 7pm.

“The whole village has been set on fire,” said Tijjani Ali, a Maiduguri resident who lamented that soldiers manning the south-eastern gate of Maiduguri along Bama road were preventing fleeing residents from entering the city.

The spokesman of the Nigerian Army in the city, Colonel Mustapha Anka, confirmed the attack but declined details on casualty likely to have been incurred in the attack.

A local vigilante official, Gava Abbas, said, “It isn’t a good day for us today; the whole town is burnt down and many are feared killed, but my colleague who is also trapped outside Maiduguri said he can’t give details immediately.”

Soldiers, PREMIUM TIMES learnt, are preventing the displaced villagers from gaining entrance to Maiduguri because they fear Boko Haram might be using the attack to sneak in suicide bombers.

Boko Haram have of recent resort to using attacks from the outskirts of Maiduguri city to create some detour to enable suicide bombers sneak into the city to attack populated residential areas.

‎Despite these attacks, the Nigerian government insists Boko Haram has been incapacitated.


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  • repost2

    Premium Times, Premium Times Premium Times!!! How many times did i call you? Stop this thing you are doing.
    There is no Boko Haram anywhere again in Nigeria. APC government defeated Boko Haram on 23rd December.
    Stop telling us anything again about Boko Haram. It does not exist anymore. Can you hear me very well there?

    • “Today, i can report to you that the entire 70 plus kilometres stretch from Maiduguri
    to Bama and all the way to Banki which leads to Cameroun and the Central African
    Republic are in the hands of our gallant troops. They have so degraded the capacity
    of Boko Haram that the terrorists can no longer hold on to any territory just as they
    can no longer carry out any spectacular attack.”

    ………….Lai Muhammed of APC

    [December 23, 2015]

    • efada acha

      Mr Lai Lie Mohammed Maiduguri is technically attacked today just the way Boko Haram is technically defeated

      • joahmed biu

        I hate seeing that his big Yoruba mouth when he lies to his brainless boys like tundemash and the likes

  • ceweeco projects

    The most dangerous lies are the lies you tell yourself. APC, don’t lie, don’t cheat, and don’t make promises you can’t keep. Some people lie to boost their low self- esteem; some people lie to project their superiority. Some people lies to please or make others feel good; some people lie to belittle or hurt others. Some people lie to avoid responsibility or punishment;
    some people lies to achieve success or to seek personal gains. We have been told Boko Haram has being desecrated only able to carry out soft targets. The longer the explanation the bigger the lies. APC, Please don’t lie to me, unless, you’re
    sure I’ll never find out the truth. A hypocrite is more dangerous than a dishonest man. A dishonest man deceives and cheats, and a hypocrite betrays and swindles.

    • tundemash

      And stop lying too, your English is terrible !

      • ceweeco projects

        Ewu APC!!!

        • tundemash

          Ewu creek rat! How is life at the amnesty camp these days as the PDPigs rogues and witches wo stole your destiny are being hunted down one by one ?

          • ceweeco projects

            Fraud is the daughter of greed. Jealousy is a disease…get well soon!

          • tundemash

            Jealous of your condition at the creek ? You must be high on cheap drugs !

          • Cleartruth

            Certainly you are one of the gullibles cardinal okojie spoke about. Dictator Buhari your god budgeted 800 million naira just for website upgrade. Shame on you and your fellow yoruba e-rats who follow blindly.

          • tundemash

            Stop banding same figure all over the place and say something new. Is this the new paragraph given you since yesterday at the amnesty camp ? The good thing is you can only make noise and u can’t even burst ordinary balloon. Your Tompolo you placed hope on is now begging to be allowed to come to court already tired of living with mosquitoes at the creek. To be honest, the future is bleak for you guys at the amnesty camp; the free money is drying up.

          • joahmed biu

            Yoruba loud mouthed ishmealite you need to wash your brainless head during the ablutions before taking it back to the dust over and over again.

      • Darlington

        What makes his English “terrible” teacher? APC is running a government of propaganda and lies, no wonder N39 billion was budgeted for Information Ministry against Agriculture’s Ministry N26 billion by the same government that said they want to diversify the economy away from crude oil. May the souls of departed rest in peace.

        • tundemash

          Another hopeless one from despair street. Obviously we can’t teach your pig new things,

        • joahmed biu

          Please do notreply that uncircumcised long dick fellow

      • Ade

        Silly pathetic APCat,

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Can you explain why the heartless dictator allocated 39 billion Naira to propaganda and lies whilst allocating 26billion to Agriculture ? Lai keeps disseminating lies and propaganda when the vast majority are hungry and unemployed !!

        • tundemash

          Mor0n, don’t u have your representatives at the Senate and House of Rep scrutinizing the budget or is that not the essence of submitting the budget to them.
          Keep hanging on any straw; that is how drowning men behave. They hold unto anything; sore loser you are.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Stop calling names and explain the “rationale” behind that senseless allocation. Lai the dictator’s Goebbels controls more funds than the agriculture ministry…..Buhari is “diversifying” the economy into propaganda and lies as Nigerians go hungry and unemployed !!

          • joahmed biu

            Your sense of judgement is actually low.

          • Say the truth

            You are the moron because you refused to ask crucial questions because of blind loyalty to a political party.

          • tundemash

            DasukiGate: Nigeria workers union, NLC, declares “unalloyed support” for Buhari administration

            You are a nonentity

          • abodes_124

            I know. They don’t get it. It is the senate and Reps who are responsible for the lopsided allocation of 39 billion to information and 26 billion to agriculture not forgetting the 1.75 billion for feeding at ASO rock. If I ever catch any of these Senators or Reps……….

        • joahmed biu

          Because he cannot govern without the lies through which he assumed power

      • joahmed biu

        He said your medieval cult is full of lies and deception but that does not mean you can use lies to govern him. Brainless fellow!

  • Darlington

    APC is running a government of propaganda and lies, no wonder N39 billion was budgeted for Information Ministry against Agriculture’s Ministry N26 billion by the same government that said they want to diversify the economy away from crude oil. It is clear that APC is diversifying the economy into PROPAGANDA-DRIVEN ECONOMY. May the souls of departed rest in peace

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    The so called “technical defeat” of Boko-haram by Lai Muhammed and his 39billion Naira diversification propaganda machinery is hog-wash. The terrorists clearly have the ability to launch offensive attacks on the garrison town Maiduguri where the HQ of Nigeria’s army is currently located.

    • Ukpaka

      MF………………..go join the army and help defend your country.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        They will shoot me at sight,remember I come from the SE and the dictator’s army have already shot many unarmed people there in the last 8 months.

        • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

          LIAR!

        • persona

          Tawanda, if you can help, why castigate?
          The guys in uniform are doing their best as far as many of us are concerned.
          The BH issue was left too long to fester and the defeat will also take some time.
          They have done what we are been told now as a result of several onslaught on them in recent times and it is nothing for you or anyone to gloat about.
          The nation needs our support and please know that elections are over.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Gloating is out of the question here,trust me. There is just so much propaganda that no one knows the true situation in that NE. One day they will say they have taken the Sambisa,the next day they will say they are bombing it…..too many lies.

          • persona

            Bro, you seem to be gloating even if you don’t admit it.
            The people who died today are people like you and I, we don’t have to cut our noses to spite our faces.
            Those we should unite against are those who have wrecked this nation not the innocent ones dying due to no fault of theirs.
            The FG has stated that they diminished the capacity to launch attacks like they used to and not that they wiped them out completely. I don’t see any lie with that. BH has regrouped due to the attacks on them recently and that is what we just saw today.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            You can imagine what you like, however the fact remains that the Chibok girls are still at large and attacks still happen with loss of lives……And only a robot programmed to “believe” Lai Mohammed would not ask relevant questions,this is a democracy,we cannot be singing the same tunes ok .

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            He is gloating, do not mind his feeble, inebriated half-hearted denials.

            He has been on this same thread, hanging out his lower mandibles like a meerkat.

          • abodes_124

            Was the word defeated not used ? If it was look up the meaning in the dictionary.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Shut your lying mouth, bros.

            You have been gloating like a demented bab oon on this thread like those who were killed are aliens

            You claim there is so much propaganda in the air, but choose to base your position on negative hear says carried by other PDPigs at a time when sober reflection is required.

          • Ukpaka

            Please tell them. If BK had disappeared as soon as Buhari took over, they’ll claim he told his boys to lay down their arms. This country is so divided sometimes I wonder if we all belong together. Our people are so much in a hurry in everything. Changes takes time. Can you convince a smoker to stop smoking overnight?….Change is gradual and it requires everybody to do their part. I am from the SE too but hey…those getting slaughtered in the NE are human beings too. The election is over and we all need to support this president and current administration to succeed. We all have so much to gain from the success of this administration. ..@Tawanda….stop being an azz. You’re all over the place saying same thing everyday. Don’t want you to have a heart attack before your time. Find something to do with your life. Life and time are too precious to waste bi tching all day.

          • Ochon

            Is that why he is delaying taking them out?

          • GbemigaO

            I detest GEJ for leading us into this mess, so do not get me wrong! However, saying that Buhari is knowingly slowing down routing BK for your imaginative reasoning kills me! So what about the people dying? You are lucky your known people are not amongst them or else you will be singing a new tune. For Gods sake, there are human beings being slaughtered daily and you are posturing nonsense !

  • B. Messi

    how sad.
    This is the kind of news that throws feeble minds like those of wahala, tundeMESS, gwanjo/okrika seller-Kay soyemi, and other e-rats into confusion.
    the lassa fever infested e-rats actually believed ‘grandpa’ and lai(e) when they said BH had been ‘defeated’!
    how would any sane mind dream of ‘defeating’ this sort of terrorism which is ideologically based, when it is practically impossible to wipe out the ideology from these peopls minds?
    those e-rats need to be tested for a new virus which seems to attack the brain cells.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      When you finish masturbating online, don’t forget to visit your doctor and complete your treatment for advanced syphylis.

      At the rate which you are going, your encephalon is already affected beyond redemption and degrading by the minute.

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      you started off nicely but fell off the track as you went along.
      It is obvious you are paraphrasing someone eases speech. WHile you are correct in asserting that it is impossible to wipe out an ideology, your next words gave you out.

      You said “it is practically impossible to wipe out the ideology from these peopls minds?”

      If your whole comment was from your mind, you would not have erred so stupendously. Next time, listen carefully (especially if you are going to plagiarize someone) so that yo will truly understand what is being said.
      Wiping out the ideology from these peoples minds is as easy as wiping the people themselves out.

      You can see how your second assertion defeats your first.

      The problem with ideology based issues is that you can eliminate the people but you can not kill an idea and sooner or later, someone else, somewhere else will have the same idea.

  • Iskacountryman

    this pure pdp propaganda…i am writing from maiduguri and the town is quiet…

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Na lie !!

      • Iskacountryman

        okay come and see me…

        • ceweeco projects

          TUFIAKWA!!!!

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        YOU ARE THE LIAR!!! BIAFRAUD!!!

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          I warned you to drop that rusty weapon and emerge from the forest and negotiate but you prefer the Sambisa.

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            LIAR DRUG PUSHER.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Calm down ! You are still alive so hurry and leave that forest before those drones get you. I advise you to look for virgins here because some can still be found in the north

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            THE ONLY VIRGIN I AM STILL MISSING IS MARY THE “VIRGIN” MOTHER OF JESUS. YOUR CHRISTIAN FATHER GOD MANAGED TO USE ALIEN TRICKS TO DRAW HIS STINKY …….. INTI HER. IF NOT I WILL ALSO BECAME A FATHERB OF ONE OF YOUR THREE GODS.

      • abodes_124

        you mean na lai ?

    • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

      DALORI IS NOT MAIDUGURI. IT IS NEAR ALAU VILLAGE, KAYAMLA AND ALAGARNO. YOU RIGHT MAIDUGURI TOWN IS QUIET.

      • Iskacountryman

        na gode…

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        So which direction are your boys attacking today……are you on vacation or leave ?

        • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

          I STAND FOR ONE NIGERIA FOREVER UNLESS. I HAVE THE BELIEVE THAT ANY ENEMY THAT POSES A THREAT TO THE UNITY AND STABILITY OF NIGERIA MUST BE HANGED BE IT BIAFRANS LIKE YOU OR BOKO HARAM WITH RHEIR VARIANTS FORMS AND MAKE-UP.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Stop pretending and leave that forest. You can still seek virgins here instead . Remember that after death,no one is sure of what follows. Emerge and join humanity , there is a de-radicalization programme for your sorts so you will still be given a second chance .

            When will you stop denigrating the name of “Jesus” ? I warned you many months ago to start showing respect for Christianity and Jews but it seems that my warnings fell on deaf ears ?

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            I AM A PROUD AND A PATRIOTIC NIGERIAN. I BELIEVE IN THE NEW NIGERIA OF THE SARDAUNA OF SOKOTO AHMADU BELLO. A NEW NIGERIA THAT IS GUIDED BY ONE NATION ONE DESTINY AND ONE GOD.THE HAUSA/FULANI AND THE YORUBAS IN THE NORTH AND SOUTH WEST ARE A LIVING REALITY OF THAT NIGERIA GAMJI ONCE ADMITTED AND CALLED FOR. ANY BORN CRIMINAL FROM THE IGBOS SHOULD KNOW WHERE THE SUN WILL SET FOR HIM.

          • Walter Enang

            What kind of talk is this brother? Nobody in his right moind will throw his lot in with aboki. It is a downhill slide to oblivion to have aboki on your side. This is clear thinking. Just take a look at Islamic countries worldwide. It is killing killing and more killing.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Truly, senile, illiterate certificate forger and perjurer MuhamMADu (alias Customs and Exercise, President Michelle of Western Germany, French Franc and Deutch Mark) Buhari’s Administration has “technically” defeated Boko Haram!!!

  • B. Messi

    what i’m still trying to understand is if ‘leading the battle from the front’ is the same as going AWOL and trying to put as much distance as possible between the battle field by going on endless tours to go and talk of how kwarupt all his people are.

  • sayitloud

    PRESIDENT BUHARI HAS NO CLUE TO ANY PROBLEM FACING NIGERIA. THAT’S THE TRUTH.

    • Walter Enang

      I concur. All he sees in his dreams are Dasuki,Metuh and crude oil money that is going ..going…

  • Bennny

    Nigerian leaders are the biggest grammarians in the world. Tell me what you can make out of the following and if you can spot any difference:
    1. We Have defeated BH to the extent they can’t militarily confront us. They can only sneak in like cowards and use our weak gals
    2. Stealing is not corruption aka goat and yam theory

    For me, all I can see are fraudulent and deceptive grammarians taking 170m people for a ride. Rather than face the common enemies, the gullible 170m will literally kill each other defending one fraudulent leader of the other. We fail to identify our common enemy as these group of deceptive thieves we call leaders.

    One day one day Nigeria go survive!!!

    • abodes_124

      Nahh! They will continue to ride us like donkeys all the time and we will continue to thank and even bless them for the privilege.

  • North/West Allies

    This government should stop hiding numbers of casualties, the people of Maiduguri and Nigeria has the right to know the number of casualties

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      Go to Miaduguri and count casualties.

  • Ike

    @northwestallies:disqus

    Can Buhari show his military credentials in the battle against Boko Haram? He’s not done anything different
    or better than someone like Goodluck Jonathan – a civilian – did. What’s a 2-star general rank meant for?

  • Anonymous

    Nigeria need a social revolution. The recycling door of incompetence and corruption need to be permanently shut. Bokoharm is a product of corruption, greed, ignorance and incompetence. Cowardice is one of the reason no one can successfully pull a JJ Lawrence which is the antidote to Nigeria’s malady.

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      Who the hell is JJ Lawrence?

      • Anonymous

        Since you asked. Jerry John Rawlings is Ghana’s former President. The only dude with balls in all of West Africa.

  • Romberg

    Alhaji Buhari and his APC’s team of Alfas and Alhajis should think more deeply: it’s now nearly 1 year that they have been in power, what specific thing would they say they have done properly for Nigeria? War against terrorism, it’s obvious they have not won the battle as claimed. Economic plan, it’s the worse I have seen in 5 decades – having to service the rich’s demand for the dollar thereby bloating the true value of the Naira, preventing foreign direct investment in the process. Infrastructure plan, zero. Power plan, zero. Security, zero. What then will be the legacy of this government? Dasukigate? Even Dasuki will not be convicted in a fair court.

    • abodes_124

      Hey they are degrading PDP. Very soon no credible opposition party will exist. They have done in 6 months what PDP could not do in 16 years. Sai Buhari.

      • Romberg

        What exactly have they done? Please name five.

        • abodes_124

          your question is a bit of a give away. usually when you think t here is no credence to such an allegation you would ask the person making it to name one instance not five . One can only presume that you know al least 4 Examples ?

          • Romberg

            Leave my presumption, please name one, Just ONE!

          • abodes_124

            Detaining the National publicity secretary of the main opposition party on a spurious charge and silencing him by a combination of veiled threats and an ongoing court process that limits what he can speak about.. Thank you and have a good day.

          • Romberg

            What an achievement! Congratulations.

  • Kickboxer

    Since brainless Buhari & “technically intelligentsia” have technically defeated Boko Haram in December 2015, then, is this a “technically” bombardment or a bombardment of “technically” Boko Haram?

    Now everyone can see why brainless Buhari should borrow $200 million to rebuild Maiduguri and NE…..

    what remains to be stated is that brainless Buhari, “Southern Yariba almajiris & technically intlligentsia,” and “technically intlligentsia” minions should keep up SPREADING POVERTY across Nigeria…….where is the N5000 for members of “technically” defeated Boko Haram?

    I ask…..what is genocidal JUDAS ISCARIOT TY DANJUMA waiting before he shares the money to their “techically” defeated Boko Haram BOYS?

  • AFRICANER

    At least Jonathan took out his time to say it; Buhari does NOT even think you are worth his to to say “I DON’T GIVE A DAMN”.

    There’s a bullet for each one, as far as he’s concerned.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Bro , are you suggesting that we all use armour proof jackets till the dictator goes ?

      • AFRICANER

        Clearly, T!

  • Rommel

    After close to 12 hours and this is all the news they can give?

    • john ahmed

      How many media houses have reported this except premium Times

    • Kickboxer

      “Technically intelligentsia” minions like you are losers. Where is brainless Buhari? Maybe he is in Ethiopia or Kenya or Saudi Arabia looking for Islamic loan? You know, it is possible that your brain cells are failing you but you do not know about it. Maybe you should check into a psychiatric hospital near you for a checkup. You never know what they might find…

  • GbemigaO

    When a rag tag army of terrorists are ‘technically defeated’ , I don’t think they can be so free to be attacking even a town close to the Nigerian Army HQ in Maiduguri. Unfortunately, we have all been carried away with all these noise about corruption when this huge problem of terrorism still continue and there is no plan for the economy. We need viable opposition that will put this regime on toes and if there are not , because they are so overly corrupt and fighting to survive from the mess they put themselves, then we, the discerning masses , needs to pick this up earnestly

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      what language are you speaking?

      • GbemigaO

        Shugaba,
        English – any help?

    • abodes_124

      Sorry the opposition has been ground to the dust. Their spokesman has been shut up. Vocal critics have either fully defected, been bought over or silenced with threats of dreaded EFCC ‘ invitation’. We are on our own now oh. That particular war has been won in 6 months flat

  • Abdul

    It was a mistake to lift ban on dollar deposit. Now the thieves can spend their stolen dollars to sponsor killings and bombing again.

  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    Thanks for the objectivity and the info, bruv..

    Clearly, boko haram is evolving and developing new strategies to cause mayhem.

    Our military needs to up their game similarly.

    • Walter Enang

      You believe anything old boy. Aboki people are born liars and born beggars.

  • Ndulewe Ikenna

    Nigerians will forgive politicians who steal their money, but they won’t take it kindly with those who lie and deceive them

  • Ojeleye Iyiola

    Boko haram is simply celebrating their imminent end.NM is marching to victory and the patriots shall celebrate.Those who encourage Boko haram and demoralize the govt and the military through their comments shall be disappointed.

    • abodes_124

      Na Lai there was no attack. They have been defeated . That’s what Lie said.

  • john ahmed

    Technically defdefeated boko haram now attack big cities instead of villages

  • Olisa Maduka

    My worries are two:
    1) how could they have passed Alou, a very strategic town that house the only dam in the state, undetected and attacj a much closer village of dalori?
    2) why didn’t our security forces didn’t launch a counter attack?
    Most times the number of the attackers are very few,of less than ten, but will be allowed to carry out attacks of this magnitude and fled.

    Precisely my worries too, how is it that we do not yet have active surveillance around villages yet? What are the hindrances and set backs?

    These massacres should only be the dark memories of our past and not our present reality or our fear tomorrow.

  • Kickboxer

    Haaa…..APCrazy: government of brainless Buhari by “southwest almajiris & technically intelligentsia,” for “technically intelligentsia” minions….

    Since brainless Buhari & “technically intelligentsia” have “technically” defeated Boko Haram in December 2015, then, are these Nigerians “technically” alive because they were attached by a technically defeated Buhari Boys? Just asking…

    SPREAD POVERTY: Now everyone can see why brainless Buhari should “technically borrow $200 million to rebuild Maiduguri and also pay N5,000 per month to members of “technically” defeated Boko members…………yesooo, with such “technically intelligentsia” ideas, Nigeria would soon become one of the most developed nation, “technically” speaking!

    what remains to be stated is that brainless Buhari, “Southern Yariba almajiris & technically intelligentsia,” and “technically intelligentsia” minions should keep up the let’s SPREAD POVERTY policy across Nigeria…….

    I ask…..what is genocidal JUDAS ISCARIOT TY DANJUMA waiting for before he begins to share N5,000 per month to members of “technically” defeated Boko Haram BOYS and rebuild Maiduguri since the city can only be “technically” destroyed…..