Boko Haram: Chadian forces recapture Nigerian town, Dikwa

Chadian forces, who have joined their Nigerian counterparts in the fight against terrorist group, Boko Haram, have taken Dikwa town in Borno State, held earlier by the insurgents, Nigerian military insiders have told PREMIUM TIMES.

Dikwa, which is the seat of the Dikwa Emirate, was recaptured at about 12:40 p.m. Monday, our sources said.

The town is about 80km east of Maiduguri and 50 km to the Gamboru Ngala border between Nigeria and Cameroun.

The Chadian forces were given permission to cross into Nigeria, our sources explained, following a February 6 meeting “between Nigeria’s defence chief and his Chadian counterpart where it was agreed that both countries’ army and Airforce can engage Boko Haram targets in each other’s territory but that such operation should be communicated to the other country before the operation commences”.

While the Chadian Forces were taking control of Dikwa, the Nigerian Army was equally pushing the terrorists “from Maiduguri towards Dikwa and Monguno towards Dikwa”.

“The operation is highly successful,” one of our sources said.

Taking Dikwa is the latest blow against the Boko Haram sect, which has lost several territories to the Nigerian military in the last three weeks.

The group is responsible for more than 15,000 deaths.

The Nigerian Army has said its immediate target is to recapture Gwoza and Bama, two key towns held by Boko Haram.

Earlier on Monday, the military said it flushed out terrorists operating in KukawaGeri, a community in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.

In a tweet on its official page, the Defence Headquarters said troops have taken control of operations in the community.

The DHQ also said cordon and search operations were ongoing in the area.

Last week, President Goodluck Jonathan in company of the Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, all service chiefs and the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, visited some of the liberated towns, including Mubi and Baga, last week.

The Chadian forces achieved the feat in Dikwa just as Nigerian troops reportedly pushed the insurgents from the Maiduguri sector towards the town, our sources said.

“The operation is highly successful,” one of our sources said.


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  • T-Rex

    More bad news for bokohari and supporters.

  • burning spear

    APC tell us where the chibok gals are———————————der is God oooooooooooooh

  • Fairgame

    BokoHari, El Rufai and all the other sponsors and supporters of Boko Haram your time is nearly up. kudos to our gallant soldiers! And to President Goodluck Jonathan. APC are crying now. They have been feeding fat off the sorrow of fellow Nigerians. Alhaja Obiageli Ezekwesili the woman who would rather demonstrate against the government than against Boko Haram is very afraid now that the entire evil of APC militant wing Boko Haram is coming to an end. God will judge you all and avenge all the innocent blood spilled.

  • Shehu Monguno

    We Stand Shoulder To Shoulder With Our Troops

  • Bright-78

    Big kudos to all the coalition nations and here’s to more success in the battle to eliminate and finish Shekau and his boko haram terrorists.

  • Shehu Maigai

    Nonsense. This reporter in the same report says Mr. President visited Baga yet the Nigerian troops are are planning and pushing towards the same Baga. Mr. President visited under BH? All these APC lies are falling apart . Come with something new. GEJ 2015 -2019 already won by this achievement. Why is it that the Nigerian Armed forces do not want Buharam. Well , they very well know Buhari is the one behind BH.

    • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

      COWARD IGBO SLAVE! WHY HIDE UNDER A HAUSA NAME?

      • Emeka Ezeh

        Up Igbos! Deal well well with APC/Boko Haram/Buhari et al. We are solidly behind you GEJ!!!

        • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

          WHERE ARE THE IGBOS? THOSE IN PRISONS OR THOSE CONDEMNED AWAITING EXECUTION OE THOSE DRAWN IN SEA WHILE ILLIEGALY IMMIGRATING OR THOSE HISING FROM LAW AGENTS FOR NOT HAVING LEGAL RESIDENT DOCUMENTS OR THOSE SPREADING DRUGS IN WORLD LARGEST CITIES OR THOSE ARMED ROBBERS IN NIGERIA’S HIGHWAYS OR THE 419ERS SWINDLERS FRAUDSTERS AND CYBER CRIMES OR NET LOVE SCAMMERS IF THIS IS WHAT IGBOS ARE I WISH MORE OF IT ON THEM. BASTARRD CRIMINAL

          • moshood

            U talk foolishly, I wonder if u attend any schl like buhari your father. Why use d name Jesus in d first place? Religious fanatic- like papa, like pikin.

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            YOU ARE -;
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            5. HIDING UNDER A YORUBA NAME WHILE YOUR REAL CHRACTER OF IGBOS RACIAL JINGOISM AND RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY CLEARELY SEEN LIKE THAT DUMBOSTIC GOODLOCK JONOTHING WHO ROAM CHURCHES, KNEELING BEFORE FAKE MEN OF THE MERCHAN RELIGION OF CHRISTIANITY. BASTARRD

    • peaceometer

      You missed it. .it was pdp that claimed president visited our troops in Baga. You could have asked yourself, whether defence reports are fake!

  • boliatepa

    Chad, the giant of Africa, we hail thee. ~ from the Big for Nothing country.

  • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

    CHADIAN TROOPS SAVE NIGERIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    CHAD ACCEPTS NO CONGRATULATION FOR A JOB WELL DONE.
    NIGERIA SHAMELESSLY CLAIMS CREDIT AND ALL THE GLORY.

  • Colonel Mariama(rtd)

    WHERE IS MUHAMMADU BUHARI AS THESE THINGS ARE HAPPENING?
    IS HE STILL “RESTING” IN BRITAIN AND IS THIS THE LEADERSHIP HE PROMISED NIGERIANS?
    THOSE BRITISH DOCTORS ARE SURE AS HELL TAKING GOOD CARE OF HIM WITH A LOT OF MEDICATION.

    • peaceometer

      What has Bhuari got to do with this my bros. .better wake up and think

    • ALBERT

      Is Buhari the Commander in chief of the Armed Forces or national security adviser to the Federal Govt? A govt that has been living in self denial, deceits, propaganda, blaming every one except itself for its failure to protect Nigerians and defend our national territorial integrity. In the first Instance, has this regime ever accepted that, these territories were ever captured or occupied by the insurgents? Has the so-called President Goodluck who has become father christmas distributing cash like a drunken sailor, border to address the nation on the state of the war against insurgents? Has he ever accepted his responsibilities and accountable to Nigerians. Are Nigerians not supposed to be told about the presence and operations of foreign troops and boots in Nigerian territory? Why has all these hype of military success coming mainly from govt spokespersons and via twitters from discredited sources and individuals who are disgrace to the Military anywhere in the world. Are these no the same propagandists who were brandishing cease fire agreements which turn out to scam? Don`t we have NTA stations in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states to show us live images and pictures of activities going on in Baga and other liberated towns? CNN, BBC and Al jazeera have been showing us live pictures on war operations even today in Tikrit -Iraq? So what stops our NTA from steaming live images from liberated towns, which might even been have liberated by chadians forces. After 5 years and over 6 trillion naira spent, we are still asking of Buhari? When have medical visits become a crime? Goodluck Jonathan has lost 2 of his siblings within one year, yet nobody is making that a campaign issue.Jonathan wife spent over 90 days in German hospital, nobody is making that a campaign issue. Jonathan being the President and Commander in Chief, had never visited Chibok or any of the front line states until recently for political campaigns.Lets wait until GMB becomes president then we can start comparing notes and asking where is GMB?

  • Guguru

    After over 13000 deaths and 4 years.

    • eddy

      My brother na over 20000!

      • Guguru

        Eddy, thanks. I was trying hard to be as parsimonious as I could possibly be.

        • Toke St Franklin

          no na 50 000 deaths

    • djay

      There is more to it, trust me.

      • Guguru

        djay,

        You are right.

  • chi boss

    Well done guys.. Victory is sure.

  • korona melvin

    WE COMMEND THE EFFORTS OF OUR NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES HELPING US IN THIS FIGHT AGAINST TERROR. BY THE GRACE OF GOD, PEACE SHALL BE RESTORED IN THIS NATION. #GEJ4NAIJA

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  • dd

    Buhari had not made any statement. His doctor should allow him to read Nigeria news not only those permitted by ThiefNubu

  • mr uche

    truly fani kayode is suffering from acute substance abuse
    he is actually speaking like nursery school children

  • JibrilMusagroup

    Victory is ours. Nigeria will be free from every terrorist organisation soonest. our supports are with the security operatives. VICTORY IS GUARANTEED. We will all make it happen, the transformation we need is very possible with President Goodluck Jonathan so it’s President Goodluck for second term. #goodluck4president

  • fosi

    Spot on analysis. And this goes to show that our greatest problem just may be emanating from religious houses so-called.

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