Nigerian Army retakes Damboa, Askira Uba, others from Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army on Friday said it has recaptured four towns from Boko Haram insurgents operating in the area.
The towns include Bita, Izge, Yamteke and Uba in Askira Uba and Damboa Local Government Areas of Borno State.
Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said troops of 3 and 7 division of the Nigerian Army, supported by colleagues from the Air Force, liberated the towns from the insurgents on Thursday.

Mr. Usman, a colonel, said the operation was in continuation of the push by the Nigerian military to liberate Sambisa forest – a stronghold of the terrorists in Borno State.

While a soldier was lost and 10 others injured during the operation, the army spokesperson said many of the terrorists were killed and various weapons recovered from the locations.

Mr. Usman assured Nigerians that the Army will provide adequate security during the gubernatorial and state assembly elections on Saturday.

He said the Nigerian Army, working in collaboration with other security agencies, has directed all formations and units to remain vigilant and act within the law to prevent any attempt to endanger the lives of Nigerians anywhere in the country.

Mr. Sani said “The Nigerian Army wishes to assure Nigerians of its continued subordination to constituted civil authority and protection of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.

He also called all Nigerian Army personnel on election duties to show professionalism by abiding to the confines of the Code of Conduct for military official on such duties.

“As the 2015 Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections approaches, the Nigerian Army enjoins all Nigerians to remain law abiding and continue to discharge their civic obligations of voting for the candidates of their choice on Saturday, 11 April 2015, without any fear,” Mr. Usman said.


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  • subsaharan acommunity Health

    Kudos to CIC. Kudos to the Nigerian military. The war will soon be over. Sanusi will soon instruct this. The jihad for Aso Rock is a success. Next will be amnesty for Shekau and government appointment for him.

    • Captain Mark

      Oh, yeah, yeah! Yield to nothing, ye great soldiers of Nigeria.
      Go from victory to victory and shame the old army generals
      – like Olusegun Obasanjo – who recklessly blurted nonsense
      that you have been crippled when in fact you’re sprinting on a
      winning streak at a pace never once seen in our military history.

    • staaaaaaaaaaa

      hypocrites, if your Jona had taken the blood of innocent nigerians seriously, this should have been over with in 2012. At least he confessed that he un der-estimated Bh. Pity your ethnic biases.

  • Akanji92

    Kudos to our gallant soldiers

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  • Otile

    I hope the troops give up at least 2 sharia states preferably Borno and Yobe to Imam Abu Shekau to continue his Islamic caliphate. They did fight hard and lose lives and limbs only for the Federal troops to came in and displace them out of their own territory.