Fleeing Boko Haram terrorists drown in Lake Chad

Hilux van captured by the Nigerian military from Boko Haram terrorists

A large number of terrorists have drowned in the Lake Chad as they fled the heavy bombardment by Nigerian Air force heralding the advance of Nigerian troops on mission to flush them out of Baga, the Nigerian defence headquarters has said.

“Not even the strategy of mining over 1500 spots with land mines on the routes leading to the town could save the terrorists from the aggressive move of advancing troops,” the Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade, a Major General, said in a statement.

He added, “All the land mines were skillfully cleared one after the other. Eventually, the resistance of the terrorists collapsed and the land forces finally stormed the town in the early hours of Friday.

“Many of the terrorists died while an unknown but substantial number of them fled with various degrees of injury, in the series of encounter along the routes of advance as troops headed for Baga.

“Apart from the 5 anti air craft guns and the rifles captured from the terrorists, over 34 motorcycles and 5 vehicles including trucks being used for operations by the terrorists were destroyed in the course of the fighting as troops headed for Baga. The troops finally began clearing the terrorists from Baga on arrival in the town early Saturday morning.

“A comprehensive cordon and search phase of military operation has now commenced to enable troops mop up arms and ammunition and also apprehend any terrorist who might be hiding in the vicinity. The exercise will also determine details of the casualties inflicted or incurred in the course of the operations to clear Baga and environ of terrorists.

“Similar exercise is being carried out in over 12 locations namely Gajigana, Ngaze, Ngenzai, Marte Junction, Mile 90, Yoyo, Kekeno, Kukawa, Cross Kauwa, Kangarwa, Amirari and other localities where troops have flushed out the terrorists in the operations preceding the entry to Baga. The troops are now dominating and conducting aggressive patrols in the locations. The morale of troops remain high.”


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  • Ajide Olabode

    Let’s see their pictures.why r u guys reporting as if we are in 1920

    • begy

      This is the era of photojournalism. Something seems wrong here.

      • Kola Adekola

        Are soldiers journalists or are you just exercising your freedom of stup!d!ty?

        • Toke St Franklin

          soldiers have their own military journalist they carry them at point of operation

        • begy

          In modern wars be it against extremist or nations, journalist are embedded in the army campaign. Be civil and read beyong your nose.

      • Kanoute

        Mehn..you and that terrorist above seem disappointed with this good news.
        Sorry o..

      • True

        You want photo of drowned boko so that you can acuse the army of human rights abuse. Enemies of progress. It must have been a sad few days for your likes. You saw the picture of captured vehicles and weapon which is good enough.

      • Otile

        There is nothing wrong, only that the killing of Boko boys is bad news for APC. Jonathan is not as weak as you people like to depict him.

    • Olusegun Adekoya

      Lol…even with pictures you will still not believe..wait for Boko Haram to release a statement as i know u wld believe that one.

      • Apollos

        Ouch! Hahahaha!
        It baffles me to see some clowns here(obviously APC e-zombies) are actually disappointed with the progress of the gallant N.A! SHAME ON THEM!
        They will rather The Boko Boys continue to slaughter their fellow Naijas just to b able to use it as a campaign issue for their candidate stranded in the UK.
        God pass them!

        • Awarawa

          Just pity them bros.

      • Ha

        I agree more with what boko haram says than that of Olukolade. Olukolade severally reported the death of Shekau, boko haram refuted that. Which one do you believe today? Olukolade, Badeh and presidency severally confirmed the cease fire deal, boko haram denied. Which one stands today? Olukolade confirmed the rescue of all of the Chibok girls few days after the incident, boko haram said it was still holding the girls. Which one is true now after almost a year? Jonathan said they found were the girls were. Are they home now? Minimah promised to end boko haram within four month of his appointment, is that what is on ground? Now they are talking the usual bullshit and you are clapping at him. What is important is that why in the first instance was the boko haram allowed to capture these towns? Wouldn’t it be far better if they were not allowed to capture the towns than now recapturing them back after the damage was done? It is as if you remembered that you have a knife to protect yourself after your head was cut off. Territories were being captured and retained for a long time by the terrorists killing whom ever they wanted to kill, maiming whom ever they wanted to maime, raping whom ever they wanted to rape. Now you are praising the Presidency and top ranking military for “RE-CAPTURING”. For what? What is recapturing? Why the “”RE”” if our president was serious? Boko haram is not worse than Jonathan; his irresponsibility, unaccountability and not giving a “DAMN” attitude had strengthen and empowered the bastards. May the Almighty deal with Jonathan and the boko haram.

        • Gaskiya

          You don’t know the Almighty that is why you are attracting a curse to yourself by your evil prayer. Tell me sincerely that you do not wish that even this successes were not being achieved so that you and your cohorts will validate your assertion that “what was not achieved in six years cannot be achieved in six weeks”. Unpleasant as it is to your ear, the battle against bh has just reached its milestone for the Nigerian forces and all the investment in the defense sector is beginning to yield results. So take heart, but Nigerian government under GEJ shall conquer bh, period!!!

  • GrantUK

    Weep not APC, for you foot soldiers (BH) are in shambles. Up Nigeria Army! Up Nigerian Government!! Up Nigerian patriots!!!

    • larry

      Buharis boys are drowning

  • Davoo

    Apc bokoharam has been dislodged by our gallantry soldiers. Up Gej

    • abc

      Hypocritical animal, when the soldiers were running away and BH taking over towns you people said, it is not GEJs fault. It is the Governors and northern elders were to be blamed. Now that Cameroon and Chadian forces makes the found soft for NA to operate here are you hailing your Dumbo president. Useless people.

      • Gaskiya

        You wished that Cameroon, Chad et al were still uncooperative. Sorry but credit still goes to GEJ for rallying support for from the neighboring countries. Fortunately for him & Nigeria, this hitherto uncooperative neighbors were not spared by the bh onslaught.

        The pain of people like you is that the campaign your apc is hinged on politicization of insecurity, a factor that is now diminished. Sorry ohh!!

  • Kadiri

    APC, Nigerians And Buhari’s Saga.

    Buhari’s age? It is not important.
    Buhari’s Oluwole certificate? it is not important
    Buhari is a coupist. It is not important.
    Buhari was a dictator. It is not important.
    Buhari committed perjury, it is not important.
    Buhari’s health? It is not important.
    WARNING: The sheep for slaughter never sees anything wrong.

    • disqus_jXC4L84Cm1

      Useless talk

    • Awarawa

      True. Until …

  • Truth

    God bless Nigeria Army and President Jonathan!

  • Faruk Al-amin

    i hope boko haram members drowned in the most painfully way humanly possible, Well done Nigerian Army, We shall continue praying for your success in all operations

  • True

    What a cheering news. More of such news. We appreciate the soldiers and thank them for the noble service to the fatherland. We are praying for you and wish you more success in the coming days. For once you are proving you are no cowards nor weaklings and the whole world takes note now. Let’s go gallant soldiers.

  • warry

    ‘An attack on Boko Haram is an attack on the North’ -Buhsri, APC,ACF. Boko Haram,shame.APzc,shame. Buhari,shame.

  • Hassan Lawal

    What has stopped them in the past six years? Some of us refused to be fooled,they should have done this long ago!

    • Kola Adekola

      Do you know how long it takes to procure advanced weapons and train soldiers to use them? It can take anything from months to years.

      The only reason why you claim that you “refuse to be fooled” is because you might not be very bright and might be quite wicked. No offense.
      If you want boko haram to continue slaughtering people for some weird selfish reason, then submit yourself for them to practice on.

      God Bless Nigeria.

      • Ekerete Etukudo

        He is an enemy of the state!

      • Jide

        What kind of training has the Nigerian been undergoing? dealing with civilians? What happened to all the allocation to defence for procuring advanced weapons?

        Please dont talk like you have a PHD in zoology

      • Hassan Lawal

        I refused to drag issues with you,why not learn how to make clear points without calling people names.Please,lets exhibit some level of maturity here!Thanks.

      • George

        You are nothing but an IGNORAMUS Kola or whatever you call yourself. What in the world is “advanced weapons”? Simply tell us what the Nigerian army and airforce are using now that they hadn’t in their arsenal prior to now? And tell me the additional equipment they now have that they hadn’t in the past. Hence, if you can’t, stop insulting respectable gentlemen like Hassan Lawal (below) by simply shutting your oozing and disgustingly putrid trap; enough of your buffoonery!

        You know nothing about military warfare, tactics or even equipment. FYI I’m a Nigerian-born FA CPT of the US Army and I was in Afghanistan and Iraq. For all who would want to listen, the Nigerian Army had enough to flush the rag-tag militia a long time ago. And even though many of their equipment were obsolete, the main thing they hadn’t was morale boost (welfare, allowances, salaries e.t.c.) from their top chains starting from the CnC…else, (c’mon sense), how do you explain the SHAKA ZULU successes of the almost unarmed CJTF and Hunters? Another factor is the gargantuan corruptions at command levels and even the sabotaging activities of some high commanding officers.

      • justice

        All the leaders before this one … Let’s agree they were write offs… Corrupt, and evil…
        That was why I personally mobilized more than hundreds of ppl o vote FOR Gej in 2011.
        It was not tribal sentiments… It was the promise of good leadership, and a better life. A leadership that cares for its citizens.
        4yrs later… I am not sure whether that was the right thing to do. You have to admit it in the secret corners of ur mind, that the overwhelming level of corruption and staggering lack of leadership in almost all acts of the nation’s business is astounding! I was personally amazed when the missing chibok girls thing was politicized from the get go… It seemed, our “messiah” jumped ship… And began to play ball. Which is ok, just that he lacked the will to play hard ball!
        If we were under armed, I expected the commander in chief once in office, to know we were under armed against armed insurgence as a matter of priority. If he didn’t know, then that only proves my point.
        Plus, if he had quenched this evil in its track, and not play politics with it from the get go, like when IHEJIRIKA was annihilating them, as he should, we wouldn’t be here today.
        You are entitled to your opinion, but objectively, I will not be mobilizing anyone to vote for GEJ. simply put, most ppl are disappointed, not at his lack of eloquence… But his lack of action against major issues facing this nation.
        And yes, his readiness to shift the blame,… That’s really embarrassing to us as a nation, a lot more embarrassing than whatever sick games his wife plays before the entire universe.

    • Awarawa

      What stopped them in the past 6years are many but let me educate you a bit;
      1. Buhari and other coupist and coupist turned politicians as head of state intentionally destroyed the army to avoid coup.
      2. The northern elders and their evil intention and sympathy for BH including Buhari too.
      3. The Western powers and their pretense to assist Nigeria but they frustrated every effort to purchase weapons sighting human right abuse as their excuse as if BH are to be treated as human beings but vermins.
      4. The non cooperation of our francophone neighbors in the north which provide safe haven for BH to escape to.
      5. Continuous efforts by the terrorist organization sabotaging efforts of the army by their co-conspirators in the army and other govt institutions…..

  • NwaMbaise

    I’m surprised that despite clearing six buffer zones in the sambisa forest, the C.girls are yet to be found. The last has not been heard.

    • justice

      Did u really think the girls would be found together after 1 yr? The late response of our govt has basically made the chibok girls a never ending story.

  • Yemisi

    …they should interrogate all Mallams and abokis in sight…and anyone who is unable to account for the whereabouts of his daughters between the ages of 7-13 should be arrested as a top suspect…bcos such a Mallam might have gifted his Daughter to boko haram as a suicide bomber. I am making this suggestion bcos we do not hear any parents declaring their their children are missing, yet the blood sucking terrorists never run out of volunteers.

    • Tony

      You are ignorant and unexposed. senseless comment which shows nothing but hatred.

    • John West

      they may see you as controversial, but you are thoughtful and intelligent

    • Malam aboki

      If you are to be in baga I’m sure your father, that old he goat must have given you out to the terrorist because you lack good manners.

  • Ayo Dele

    KILL THEM ALL!!! GOD BLESS THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA!!

    • Ekerete Etukudo

      God bless Goodluck Ebele Jonathan!!

      • Justice

        Let’s not push it… Gej cLd do this all along and didn’t… Wtf? Do u know how many ppl have died and lost their lives? It’s in the millions.
        Lets just stop @ God bless the federal republic Of Nigeria.
        And yes,,,.l kill them all!!!!!

  • Man_Enough

    whosoever digeth the pit shall fall in it.

    • amazing2012

      Excellent !!

      • Otile

        Excellent what?

  • Philip Musa

    where are the Rommel’s, tundemash, Dr. Kay, preco01’s, buharis, APCs, buffoons, clowns, Neanderthals, mongrels et al, enemy of the state? Where are those big mouths, full of crap??

    • Otile

      They are now playing dead.

      • bib

        Refer to my reply to Philip Musa above. You Mr celebrator of planned pogrom.

        • The truth

          That some northern moslems planed to make governance difficult for any christian president is what should be the concern of any reasonable christian in Nigeria. Remember how they introduce sharia over night during Obasanjos era just to rubbish his administration but God saved the situation then but not without it’s negative effect because that was the source and strength of boko haram till today. Gej by his comportment have really shown the different between a graduate and a school drop out like Obasanjo and Buhari. He remains the best president this country Nigeria ever produced.

          • bib

            It was the responsibility of Mr President to make whatever sabotage anybody harbours against his government impossible. And the country gave him the wherewithal to do that. But a wicked soul will wait until innocent blood is spilled before he takes many steps where few steps six years ago would have saved the blood.

    • Justice

      I think they ll be happy to hear this…
      But the reality remains… Why wait 6 yrs? Did it take almost losing an election to make the leadership grow some spine?

    • bib

      I am happy they are now doing what they would have done six years ago, and BH would been captured in Maiduguri. Thousands of lives would have been saved. Health of thousands would have been safeguarded. Millions would have been spared of the trauma of leaving their native lands unprepared. Many children would not have been turned into orphans just as many women and men would not have been turned widows and widowers. The least of agony goes unending.
      You are celebrating the criminal wickedness of a heartless leader who now thinks that this deliberately belated actions of liberating lands that our soldiers have the capability of not allowing to fall in the hands of criminals in the first instance, shall win him a second term.
      You can celebrate but victims cannot. Because the surviving shall continue to ask, why did our President treat us like this. What is our crime?

      • voa

        They’ve been so many regrets over the years, but remember that what the military have at their disposal now, they didn’t have in the past ( Intel, support etc). The boko guys are also receiving the heat from neighbouring countries they would have escaped to. So the operation is not only timely, but its also on point.

        • Malam habu

          But why did the government refused to provide the military with the necessary ammunitions all this while. This is the reason why nigerians will never forgive the shoeless and clueless president

          • voa

            I do not know the reason why this govt. did not provide these equipments since, but I know that buying military equipment is not just normal shopping. It raises a lot of eye brows. I was even more surprised why these equipments were NOT on ground before this present govt. came into power.

          • Otile

            Good response.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Pure crap!

            A brainless position, in my opinion.

          • Akan Michael

            good response 2

          • andone

            Good response. And very objective. This same people have forgotten that America refused selling amunitions to us because we refused signing in the gay law.

        • bib

          No. The soldiers would not have needed one quarter of this amount of effort to nip the BH in its bud if their ‘commander in Chief’ did not have the ulterior motive to have prolonged till now.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Problem with brainless dolts like you smell shaite everywhere is their failure to realise the closest thing to their nostrils is their mouths!

      When you take your head out of uranus, you would realise that the scourge of boko haram is the failure of the President to be Presidential.

      It had nothing to do with APC which is just about a year old, but you wouldn’t know that now, would you?

  • amazing2012

    Good one, may God be with you and add to your wisdom/success !

  • Iyke Ikechi Emekwe

    Good news…God is with you guys…keep flushing them….let non be left out

  • justice

    None of those evil SOBs deserve another breath… No prisoners.

  • Modu Umar

    not nigerian army do the nice work it was chadian brave army clear all the said area by the socalled christopher kolade

    • justice

      Maybe u should read the news… Or listen to the Chadian spokes person … Not that it matter who did, the Sons of bitches are dead, that’s great news…
      But the credit is for our boys on the ground… The Nigerian army.
      We still await independent verification,.which may take days

    • onojaobe

      How does that matter now? Even if it is the US Army that cleared them, we are happy. These people are bad and claim to portray Islam but me and you know that it is not true. We should be happy that the insurgency is being stopped and not politicise any comments here. God has placed Goodluck Jonathan there and some people don’t want him. The Country is for all of us and we owe it a duty to pray for him and all the other leaders and not to down talk them. Remain blessed.

  • kingbaabu

    Bring me Shekau’s head on a pike.

  • trippi

    Na so APC go drown after GEJ show them pepper come the IDES of march..

  • MC

    While not attempting to endorse APC, I wonder why this action of flushing away Boko Haram was delayed. Lives, too many lives, have been lost already.

  • August January

    Boko Haram recorded many casualties! Many Boko Haram were wounded! Great! But I hope no casualties on Nigerian army’s side? Tell us something about that too

  • NIGERIA’S ELECTION of March 28, 2015

    The fast approaching March 28, 2015 Nigerian election is a vote for the continued Corruption or for the institution of Incorruption in the political ethos. Corruption is like cancer that destroys everything in its path. Corruption cannot be tamed; to curb its growth, it can only be incised from the body it infests. So, how do you get rid of corruption once it
    is embedded in a nation? By voting the perpetrators of corruption in society out of office. This is what the coming election of March 28 is about, cutting out the purveyors of corruption to bring in an era on incorruption. Which side are you on, LET YOUR VOTE SPEAK OUT LOUD on March 28, 2015.

    Let me cite (edited) some comments of people experiencing life as it is being lived in the Nigeria of today:

    bib Philip Musa
    I am happy they are now doing what they would have done six years ago, then BH would been eliminated in Maiduguri. Thousands of lives would have been saved. Health of thousands would have been safeguarded. Millions would have been spared of the trauma of leaving their native lands unprepared. Many children would not have been turned into orphans, just as many women and men would not have been turned into widows and widowers. The list of agony goes
    unending. You are celebrating the criminal wickedness of a heartless leader who now thinks that this deliberately belated
    actions of liberating lands that our soldiers had the capability of not allowing to fall in the hands of criminals in the first instance, shall win him a second term. You can celebrate but victims cannot. Because the surviving
    shall continue to ask, why did our President treat us like this? What is our crime?

    Ha Olusegun Adekoya
    I agree more with what boko haram says than with Olukolade. Olukolade severally reported the death of Shekau, Boko haram refuted that. Which one do you believe today? Olukolade, Badeh and the Presidency severally affirmed the fake cease fire deal, Boko haram denied. Which one stands today? Olukolade affirmed the rescue of all of the Chibok girls few days after the incident, Boko haram said it was still holding the girls. Which one is true now after almost a year?
    Jonathan said they found where the girls were. Are they home now? Minimah promised to end Boko haram within four months of his appointment, is that what is on ground? Now they are talking the usual bullshit and you are clapping for him. What is important is why in the first instance was Boko haram allowed to capture these towns? Wouldn’t it have been far better if they were not allowed to capture the towns than to be now recapturing them back after the damage was
    done? It is as if you remembered that you have a knife to protect yourself after your head was cut off. Territories were being captured and retained for a long time by the terrorists killing whomever they wanted to kill, maiming whomever
    they wanted to maime, raping whomever they wanted to rape. Now you are praising the Presidency and top ranking military for “RE-CAPTURING”. For what? What is recapturing? Why the “”RE”” if our president was serious? Boko haram is not worse than Jonathan; his irresponsibility, unaccountability and not giving a “DAMN” attitude had strengthen and
    empowered the bastards. May the Almighty deal with Jonathan and Boko haram.

    EXHAUTATION:
    LET YOUR VOTE RING OUT LOUD on March 28, 2015.

    • ahmed turaki

      cant you just be happy for Nigeria for a sec even if you hate jonathan?

      • Nobody hates Jonathan, his devious works do not recommend him for re-election, period.

        • Ahmad

          Pure and simple!

        • ahmed turaki

          so how does jonathan relate to the fact that the army are doing their sworn duty of protectingg Nigerians? my point is, the post was about the victory of the army, its something that every Nigerian should be happy about, but you came and started defacing everything

          • Jonathan is the C-in-C who for 6 years did not do what he now wants the Army to do in 6 weeks. It’s better late than never. But, how would you feel if your daughter was one of the 276 abducted Chibok girls, or your relative has been murdered by Boko Haram in those 6 years, HAPPY?

      • Pls 4get about that yomi,he’s waste of space.

  • 05GENERAL

    We commend d effort of the armed forces of Nigeria. However, we are determined to ensure regime change come march 28th. GMB rules, GEJ back to otuoke for fishing. Chikena!

  • brightdestiny

    One positive operation by d army pple will be here jumping up n down next news boko has ceased anoda town why can’t you guys just shot up n watch how d battle will eventually pan out? mxm.

    • tunji braimoh

      Terrorist better do fast and jump into the river chad with your mates before your own bullet will meet you

  • tunji braimoh

    APC e rats are not happy that their mates from their militant wing bokoharam are facing heavy defeat,the mourning in their camps is palpable and can be felt all over the social media.Many of them are yet to find their voices.WELL IV GOT NEWS FOR YOU GUYS>>>YOU AREN’T SEEN NOTHING YET.WE ARE MARCHING FORWARD WITH OUR JONATHAN

  • dannyroyal

    Jonathan has his shortcomings, but Buhari is not the saviour!

  • August January

    Nigerian army! I bow for you! Boko Haram terrorist members drown in Lake Chad and no single picture, however faint or blurry it may appear, could be taken and shown to the world as evidence, but you put the picture of soldiers in a hilux vehicle. Is that the evidence you want us to take from you that many terrorists really drown in Lake Chad? Please, spare me. Not all Nigerians are fools

  • OPADOKUN

    THE PICTURES ARE SO DISTURBING THAT IT MIGHT INCITE CRISIS ELSEWHERE.WE DONT NEED PICTURES,WE NEED RESULTS.GOOD TO THE NIGERIAN MILITARY.

  • RedneckDerp

    This story is grossly exaggerated. Anyone who believes this nonsense ought to read 10 international articles about Boko Haram. The world isn’t rushing to Nigeria’s aid because it fears government and military corruption. This article looks like another example of them spreading misinformation to an unsuspecting population. The citizens can engage the Boko Haram threat by holding the army and government accountable. Fake successes such as this cover up the fact that money is going to corrupt public officials rather than combating the extremist threat. Stop corruption.