Two Nigerian soldiers, 11 insurgents killed in multiple battles

FILE PHOTO: A Nigerian soldier pull down a Boko Haram flag as a mark of victory
FILE PHOTO: A Nigerian soldier pull down a Boko Haram flag as a mark of victory

Two soldiers of the Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF, were on Thursday killed in an explosion while fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the northern part of Borno State near the Cameroon border, an official said.

The soldiers, according to the spokesperson of the MNJTF, Muhammed Dole, were returning to their base at the end of the day’s operation when their truck ran into a landmine that killed a ranked officer and a private soldier.

Six other soldiers sustained serious injuries and were evacuated to a military hospital in Niamey, Niger Republic for medical treatment.

Mr. Dole, a Colonel, said despite the setback and the unfriendly weather conditions, the troops air component was able to clear 12 camps and gunned down four insurgents on Friday. Two insurgents were also arrested at Tumoua village, Mr. Dole said.

The multinational joint task force, which consists of military personnel from Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria has recently been tasked to secure the border areas shared by the countries. The Force is also to clear the remnants of Boko Haram insurgents especially those fleeing the Sambisa forests into those areas, under the special operation tagged Gama Aiki.

At the home front, soldiers of the 33 Brigade on Friday raided suspected kidnappers’ den in Lame Bura forest of Bauchi State where 7 of the criminals were killed in a shootout.

Mr. Usman said the troops have cleared most parts of the forest.

“The troops are still combing the general area to further track down other fleeing members of the criminal gang,” he said.

He added that as a result of the successes recorded “2 Forward Operation Bases (FOBs) were established at Lame and Jimi to cover the Lame and Burra axis of the forest respectively.”

Meanwhile, a suspected Boko Haram kingpin, Adamu Damuna, has been arrested by soldiers and operatives of the civilian-JTF operating near Buratai, the home town of the Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai.

Mr Buratai’s home village had come under several attacks by the Boko Haram insurgents since the army chief assumed office as the Commander of MNJTF from where he was elevated to his current status in the Nigeria army.

To forestall further attacks on the agrarian community, the army established a Forward Operation Base (FOB) to tackle cases of incessant attacks on the area.

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  • Richard Wall

    May the souls of our gallant fallen heroes, who died in the service of our dear country, rest in the Bosom of the Lord. AMEN. May the families they left behind never know want . AMEN

    Cue the perpetually bitter and frustrated , nattering nabobs of negativity and enemies of the state ,who all come from a certain erosion-ravaged and landlocked region , and their masters , the vermin ijaw , to start celebrating the passing of our heroes, who sacrificed their lives for our country.Shameless beasts of no nation.

    REST IN PEACE OUR GALLANT BROTHERS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SELFLESS SERVICE. WE SHALL NEVER FORGET YOU.

    • Otile

      Are you saying that the North is landlocked? Being surrounded by oceans does not guarantee prosperity. The Arabs used to mock Israel of the so called land-lock, but when Israel got their independence they freed themselves from Arab parasites and developed their nation even without any ocean near them. Today Israel exports food to Europe while some Arab countries are still begging. So erosion and land-lock has nothing to do with prosperity. Ogbeni, e gbo?

      • Richard Wall

        Your own stupidity is factory-fitted. I posted the following , just 4 days ago , and yet you are too dumb to get it in your thick skull that you are are an undesireable element and a noxious pest , and should keep that faeces-filled orifice that passes for your mouth , shut, whenever you come across the name @Richard Wall. ENJOY :

        QUOTE

        ” Richard Wall Otile

        4 days ago

        You are the son of a thousand fathers, all of them bastards like you.
        You have succeeded in saying nothing , with the rubbish that you wrote.

        What exactly do you take exception to in my post?

        Why do factory-fitted morons like you always resort to ad hominem attacks , without countering the arguments raised.?

        Do you get your kicks from that ?.

        I honestly dont know what is wrong with Disqus. I have been trying go
        block perpetually bitter and frustrated , nattering nabobs of
        negativity, like you , and nima niboro , aka @deri orbuka , aka
        @vagabonds in power ,aka @ separation is the answer ,aka @burning spear ,
        aka @Buhari the bingo , and all the other vomit-inducing aliases he
        uses on Disqus , unfortunately I have not being able to do so for some
        strange reason, even though I have been able to block hundreds of your
        brain-dead co-travellers , e.g. @deaf and dumb Buhari , @Geo , @JayGeex
        ,@sitanda , @maverick , that syphillis and gonorrhea infested whore ,
        @ebele olisah , etc , etc, etc, ad nauseam.

        I plan to contact Disqus to let them about this clear and present danger , since having to
        read your asinine posts is cruel and unusual punishment.

        Be that as it may , why do incorrigible morons like you think that everyone on
        Disqus, who does not support the fantastically corrupt , ineffectual
        buffoon , badluck jonadaft , the terrorist ijaw scavengers ,and biafra
        ,is Yoruba?

        I am not Yoruba , but I would be honoured to be a
        Yoruba, while on other hand, I would be mortified to be referred to as a
        biafran.

        All Nigerians of good conscience detest the ineffectual buffoon because he gang-raped the country , and is now using the ijaw scavengers and ipob , ipad , massob , reipob , tripob , ipod ,etc, etc, as his “Plan B”, to unleash terror on the good people of Nigeria , because they kicked him out of office.

        I have already wasted enough time with a miserable waste of oxygen like you.

        Dont ever communicate with me again as I shall ignore you like the imbecile that you are.

        Bye bye for ever you osu piece of shi**.

        When you expire , your miserable osu carcass will be thrown into the evil forest,like all your accursed ancestors before you.

        nkita like you.

        ndi osu bastard.

        How you like me now bit**. ”

        UNQUOTE

        Do I have to translate the above to that your accursed language, before the message will finally sink into the single brain cell , that passes for your brain , you barely-literate , sweat from a baboon”s ba**s ?

        • Otile

          This is terrible. You are behaving like a senseless fellow. Why are you like this?

        • Dejandon

          Whao! O’l boy, you hard o. But I agree some of them deserves it

          • Richard Wall

            My brother , a man has to do what a man has to do.

            These perpetually , bitter and frustrated nattering , nabobs of negativity , and enemies of the state deserve everything they are getting, and then some.

            Why on God”s green earth should the accursed biafrans rejoice when their masters, the ijaw vermin blow up pipelines, or when boko haram carry out their atrocities , or when our gallant troops are killed in the line of duty?

            Why are they the only ethnic group who wish ill for Nigeria , just because their personal and saviour , the fantastically corrupt , ineffectual buffoon , badluck jonadaft , was voted out of office, by the good people of Nigeria?

            Did you notice that when the ineffectual buffoon was allegedly the president , the biafran miserable wastes of oxygen never rejoiced when calamity befell Nigeria ? On the other hand , they actually mocked the victims , e.g. our hard-done-by sisters , from Chibok , by claiming ( they still cling to that fallacy by the way ), that the abduction was a scam.

            I can assure that if a foreign enemy were to invade Nigeria , it is these same evil ones who would collaborate with the enemy, just so that they can achieve their life-long ambition of dominating Nigeria.

            I do not know if you have heard of the infamous Norwegian collaborator ,” Quisling”, when Norway was occupied by the Germans during the Second World War ?

            My brother , inasmuch as I detested the ineffectual buffoon , I would never have thought of rejoicing , just like all Nigerians , to a man ,when boko haram blew up the Police HQ , the UN building , the motor parks in Kano and Nyanya , Abuja , etc, or when they overran Baga , Gwoza , etc , etc , and slaughtered thousands of our fellow citizens. The biafrans did not rejoice then too. Why should it be different now?

            On the other hand , I was outraged because of the lackadaisical response of the ineffectual buffoon , and the armed robbers , called service chiefs. Can you imagine that the moron made the most asinine statement in the history of mankind , when he said , and I kid you not ; ” where is this Gwoza self ?”

            He later acknowledged that he had handled boko haram with ; ” kid gloves ” , which was exactly what I had accused him of from day one.

            Yet the evil biafrans worship that moron so much , and are so far up his black ar** that I wonder how they are able to breath.

            My brother , no insult is too much for the enemies of the state. , who want Nigeria to collapse.

            Take care my brother.

          • Intrepid

            Any country grounded on injustice will never stand nor even think of progressing. The reason why darkness has overtaken your injustice called Nigeria. Never you in your petty mind, think you love Nigeria than those you fruitlessly curse in every of your wasted opporturnity. Those you are fruitlessly cursing in every of your idle time are fighting against the satanic injustice meted out against them, over forty years after the civil war.

            Where you deaf not to hear from the vengeful and vindictive master himself- Buhari, brazenly pronouncing 97% and 5%? who where the five percenters? For someone in this internet age, who suppose to show or rally his countrymen in unity with statesmanlike comment, but choose to exhibit his medieval meaness, even in victory.

            As for all your empty curses upon a blessed tribe, those curses have no effect on God chosen ones, but will rather return to you and your household forever. Didn’t you observed the ongoing paralympics? Are those you are cursing everytime , not the ones taking the lead in bringing the tourch of honour to Nigeria? Have they not been excelling in every endeavour worldwide? Which shows your empty curses are mere contaminated vapour coming from a frustrated and godless never do well.

            You can gnash your rotten teeth forever. F#cken 1diot.

        • Intrepid

          Pot calling the kettle black. F#cken 1diot, you don’t own Diqus. You spend your useless time cursing others, and you think you will get away with it. Kanton Banza. Buru ba.

  • Otile

    Unfortunately the likely victims are conscripts from SE SS. The Northern army of occupation usually deploy conscripts from SE SS to face Islamic Boko Haram in the North while they save their own vandal army and send them to the Niger Delta to protect oil for Danjuma and other Northern thieves. Corrupt parasites.