How Boko Haram attacked Dalori Village, killed scores – Nigerian Military

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The Boko Haram attack on Dalori Village, which killed scores of people, was carried out using multiple methods, the Nigerian military has said.

In its first reaction since the attack that occurred on Saturday night, the military quoted witnesses as saying the “insurgents came in two Golf cars, motorcycles, started opening fire and burning houses.”

Apart from the direct invasion, the insurgents also used three suicide bombers to attack residents as they tried to flee, the military said in its statement on Sunday afternoon.

PREMIUM TIMES had reported the attack which lasted about four hours; with scores, residents say as many as 100 people, killed.

Officials at the Maiduguri Specialists Hospital said 35 corpses were brought there after the attack, with about 100 others injured.

Another 70 corpses are believed to have been taken to the Maiduguri General Hospital, survivors said.

An operative of the vigilante group called Civilian-JTF, Alhaji Danbatta, who partook in the evacuation of victims told PREMIUM TIMES that many corpses are yet to be evacuated from the attacked village; and most of those killed in the suicide blasts have not been accounted for.

“The casualty is beyond our imagination and most of those that were injured are in very critical conditions,” Mr. Danbatta said. “Many of them may not survive because of the degree of injuries”.

The Borno State Deputy Governor, Usman Durkwa, visited the victims at the Specialists Hospital. He ordered prompt treatment for all victims and said the state government would foot the necessary bills.

In its statement, the military said Hassan Umaru, a Major General who leads operations in the area, visited the village and commended the villagers for their resilience and urged them to be strong and committed in the fight against insurgency.”

Read the military’s statement below:

In their desperate efforts for reprisal attacks on strong, determined and committed members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) and innocent citizen. yesterday 30 January 2016 BHT insurgent launched attack Dalori through Yale from ( rear of Dalori village).

An eye witnessed said that the insurgent came in two Golf cars, motorcycles, started opening fire and burning houses. their motive was to cause rancour and penetrate crowd with suicide bombers.

Similarly, while people were running for their dear lives to Gomari Kerkeri village three female suicide bombers attempted to make their way into the crowd but were intercepted and subsequently got blown up. During the incident lives were lost while some people sustained injuries. The insurgents also attempted to penetrate Dalori IDP camp, but the attempt was resisted by the troop which resulted into detonation of IED by the suicide bombers.

​In his condolence visit to Dalori, the Theater commander Operation Lafiya Dole Major General Hassan Umaru condole the District Head Alh Lawal Bashir and entire dwellers for the unfortunate incident. He assured the people of Theatre’s commitment in bring insurgency to an end soon.

General Umaru commended the villagers for their resilience and urged them to be strong and committed in the fight against insurgency. He also commented NEMA, SEMA, Red Cross and other Stakeholders for their tireless humanitarian efforts.


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  • westernrollings


    • Comrade Bishir Dauda Katsina

      Comments and reactions of some people who are mostly from one part of the country display crass hatred and contempt towards the president .These were the same people that were defeated in the last elections. They are retrograde racists and narrow-minded separatists whose ultimate aim is anarchy.

      • Suleiman

        Haba Bashir, just because you are from Katsina does not give a moral high ground on this issue. Why cant you people just simply use your heads rather than the emotions? It is obvious that insurgency cannot be defeated the way the Buhari administration is presenting it. Wace irin rudani ce ta shiga maku kai? Wace irin rashin imani ce ta shiga maku da baku fadin gaskiya? Just because a Buhari, who by the way is one of the most incompetent leaders in this country stole the elections through threats of violence (kare jini, biri jini) does not make him what he claims to be. This same man lost control of Nigeria in just less than six months of his overthrowing Shagari and blamed Babangida for overthrowing him. The only thing that Buhari knows is throwing tantrums and blaming others for his ineptitude. Those of us who lived through his 18 months of this man’s crass ignorance of the Nigerian people can only laugh at those of you who don’t know this man. Other than War Against Indiscipline (WAI) I want some body to point out one single thing that Buhari did between 1984 and 1985 that deserves all this hype? Haba comrade, please stop all these nonsense about those who were defected in elections. Were there really elections in Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto, Jigawa, Bauchi, Borno, Yobe, in short the Northwest and Northeast? Check the figures in the North Central and Southwest where elections were actually held and you will tell the difference in the votes. Racist? Do you even know what racism is? In Nigeria, it is ethnicity and religion rather than racism. we are all black in Nigeria and therefore discrimination cannot be based on the color of the skin here. One last thing, in 1984 it WAI in 2016 it is war against corruption and this is what he will use to hold Nigeria siege fr the rest of his tenure. While the economy has collapsed in just less than six months like it did in 1985, many of you are healing him. May God save this country from the doldrums

        • Sparzo

          Your post, has convinced me that @Comrade Bashir Dauda Katsina is 100% right.
          I have no doubt if this attack had happened at the time of Don Fortuna,- which is certainly the case like every week – you lot will be blaming Islam and Islamists terrorists.
          Your post almost entirely why you hate Buhari rightly or wrongly.
          No concern as to the atrocities or victims.
          It is like you cheer for the terrorist just like your lot is always threatning to take up arms to defend corrupt and fraudulent leaders like the likes of Tompolo, or Methuh and Madueke.

          • Adele Uhuru

            You know you are so convoluted, logical respons will be wasted on you- Sulieman presented a logical narration of history and current affairs that directly relates to the article above, your ignorance biased weak mind only seeks to make unfounded remarks just as your favored party APC based gutter peddled rumors ? Why is it your likes can’t accept it whence they’ve be proven as lacking ?

          • Sparzo

            Not half as convoluted as blaming the terrorist attacks and suicide bombing on ”the way the Buhari administration is presenting it”.
            ”It is obvious that insurgency cannot be defeated the way the Buhari administration is presenting it”.

          • Adele Uhuru

            It seem I’ve misread your malady – you are just ignorant it’s quite clear

          • Sparzo

            He had nothing to say neither have you. Thus your pathetic insults.

          • Adele Uhuru

            Incomprehension is actually a malady!

          • Sparzo

            Go eat frogs!

          • Adele Uhuru

            That’s your best response little mind?

          • Kickboxer

            aahh…what the power of promised N5000 per month can do to unthinking mind…..nawaaooo for naija

          • Suleiman

            Birds of the same feathers flock together. Not surprise. I don’t know any of the names you have mentioned and I cheer no corrupt politicians or individuals. Sorry, I don’t blame Islam, but yes, I blame Islamic terrorists because they don’t represent Islam. Unless you are a terrorist, you should be ashamed of yourself if you equate terrorism with the practice of Islam. I don’t. True Muslims don’t blow up themselves! If Bashir is 100% right, then he must be a terrorist! And you? A terrorist also. No one in his right senses would support what BH is doing, but the government cannot and must not play politics with an unfortunate situation and human lives. There is nothing to be gained by Liar Mohammed lying to Nigerians without shame. We must learn from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia. Nigeria’s case is no different and no one must deceive us that BH has been defeated when the bombs are still dropping and people being killed everyday. I’ve lost many dear ones to BH and no one should tell me that they have been defeated when they are still very much alive!

          • Sparzo

            Now you are putting words into peoples mouth. Nobody told you that they have been ”defeated”.

            To have boko haram on the run does not mean boko haram has been defeated.

        • dhepo

          Pls be objective, were there elections in Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Rivers, etc? Haba!

          • Suleiman

            I did not mention these because I know there were also no elections there. The only place elections actually took place were in the Middle Belt and the Southwest.

      • Ochon

        Babu wanda ya kai bahaushe da wannan halin da ka ke fadi. Ubangiji ya kare mu ku ma ya tsere na gaba

      • Cleartruth

        But you people were praising bokoharam when they were killing Christians. But now they have turned against you people and you are crying like a f000l. Let the bombing continue.

        • ravenfin

          let the bombing continue???? you should be ashamed of yourself.. You are entitled to have your own opinion but to lack empathy in this scenario is wicked… do you know how many innocent people have died because of Boko Haram?

          • Cleartruth

            The point still remains that you people were praising bokoharam when they were killing Christians. That even dictator buhari said , attack on bokoharam is attack on the north. Now there is no more christians to kill and they are facing you people, you want us to have empathy for you. This should teach you lesson that evil must be condemned no matter who is the victim at the moment because anyone can be a victim since evil doesn’t have a friend.

            But you people will never learn lessons. You are praising dictator buhari now for disobeying court orders and rule of law because opposition is concerned. When he finishes with opposition and turns against you, you will realise that dictatorship is not good for anyone.

          • ravenfin

            what nonsense are you spewing.. its really sad that your mind is so warped.. I feel sorry for you.. i really do

      • Ayinde

        And as can be seen in your own comment you are die hard fanatical supporter of PMB who can not do any wrong, in short PMB is akin to your god who is infallible

  • Okafor

    May the victim’s souls RIP. The war is not over yet, whether ‘ technically or inconclusively’. This type of war lasts for a very very long; if in doubt ask Afghans and the Iraqis. Let’s continue to pray for with God everything is possible

  • Olisa Maduka

    This is the saddest and most painful news to hear and I just can’t fathom why things like this can still be happening; what difference then is there between GEJ’s handling of BH and now. Isn’t it insanity to keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect different results?

    By now we should have quick military response outposts stationed strategically close to all the villages and usual soft targets. These outposts will have direct bi-directional communication distress lines to all villages around it; the idea would be to enable villages issue out distress calls and have the regiments at the outpost respond quickly due to their very close proximity.

    Also we should have active satellite and drone surveillance around these villages in order to pre-empt and subsequently prevent these attacks, that’s the advantage those technologies offer (a mass of motorcycles and military vehicles moving from one spot to another should be very easy to spot with these technologies). Of-course, we don’t have any inventory yet to support deploying such tactical technology in this war but we can borrow in the mean time; no cost should be withheld when it comes to security and preserving the lives of Nigerians.

    I’m no military expert and these are just my arm chair suggestions but what I’m advocating is a more strategic handling of this issue through adequate local security services (close military outposts), surveillance (satellite, drones e.t.c) and intelligence gathering (infiltrating the terrorist camps, acquiring informants e.t.c).

    • Ochon

      Let’s hope that bh would not grow to point of using fighter jets and drones too o

      • westernrollings

        God forbid bad thing.

    • sam

      I totally agree with you my brother.

    • dhepo

      My brother, I think they are underestimating the blood thirsting of these vermins. They had better wake up to the realities on ground. Islamic terrorism is not easily defeated all hands should be on deck. Your suggestions on how to pre-empt, deter and crush attacks are what one believe the government should be doing.



    Boko Haram has been technically, manually, scientifically, morally and rounded defeated and eradicated from the surface of the earth like small pox

    How then are Premium Times reporting that an organization that has since ceased to exist is responsible for the death of scores of people in Dalori Village

    Except Premium Times is saying that Buhari had told us a WASCLIKE lie

  • Lanre

    Where is Lai Mohammed, the “Laiing” Minister of Disinformation. If things were the other way round, the boisterous APC publicity Speaker will address the International Community on the lies of the Nigerian Government. As long as Nigeria remains the way it is, the people are cursed. The leaders of Nigeria are a curse to its people.

  • RestructureNigeria


    As long the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. Although there WILL be Islamic attacks..

    United States — Muslim 0.6%

    Australia — Muslim 1.5%

    Canada — Muslim 1.9%

    China — Muslim 1.8%

    Italy — Muslim 1.5%

    Norway — Muslim 1.8%

    At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. There will be MORE attacks at this level

    This is happening in:

    Denmark — Muslim 2%

    Germany — Muslim 3.7%

    United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%

    Spain — Muslim 4%

    Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

    From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. There will now be a level of fear from the natural population towards muslims This is occurring in:

    France — Muslim 8%

    Philippines — 5%

    Sweden — Muslim 5%

    Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%

    The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%

    Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%

    At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

    When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in: Almost DAILY attacks in this range

    Guyana — Muslim 10%

    India — Muslim 13.4%

    Israel — Muslim 16%

    Kenya — Muslim 10%

    Russia — Muslim 15%

    After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

    Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%

    At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:

    Bosnia — Muslim 40%

    NIGERIA– Muslim 42.8%

    Chad — Muslim 53.1%

    Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

    From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and ***ya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:

    Albania — Muslim 70%

    Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%

    Qatar — Muslim 77.5%

    Sudan — Muslim 70%

    After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:

    Bangladesh — Muslim 83%

    Egypt — Muslim 90%

    Gaza — Muslim 98.7%

    Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%

    Iran — Muslim 98%

    Iraq — Muslim 97%

    Jordan — Muslim 92%

    Morocco — Muslim 98.7%

    Pakistan — Muslim 97%

    Palestine — Muslim 99%

    Syria — Muslim 90%

    Tajikistan — Muslim 90%

    Turkey — Muslim 99.8%

    United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%

    100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace. Here there’s supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasas are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:

    Afghanistan — Muslim 100%

    Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%

    Somalia — Muslim 100%

    Yemen — Muslim 100%

    Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons. Then you have BOKO HARAM, ISIS..Islam with a hall pass!!!

    • Cleartruth

      Good analysis.

    • Dr.Dan

      If this truly your write up and not a plagiarized piece I suggest you publish it. It is a nice analysis.

      • RestructureNigeria

        Nigerians have turned into an unbelievable “humans.”….it is mind-boggling…should not you be most interested if this is consistent with facts/your observation/observation of your friends? WHEN ARE YOU FOLKS GOING TO MOVE YOUR BEHIND TO SAVE YOURSELF?

        Anyway, the source is from “Combined International Intelligence services”….what difference does it make if it is plagiarized? Is it true ad does it apply to your observation? If so, join the call for the implementation of the 2014 National Conference or we shall get consumed in perpetual war!!! Spread the information!!! Save even yourself!!! It does not matter if you are Muslim or not. Those Muslims being killed daily in the north would have joined this CALL had they had their BRAINS right!!!

    • Maria Darego

      I have to agree with the figures and facts presented!!! A Muslim is never at peace in an environment in which he or she does not dominate!!! A Muslim cannot just co-exist with a non-Muslim!!! I challenged anyone to mention one Muslim dominated society today where other people are free to practice their faiths!!!

      • Musa


        • Maria Darego

          Have never seen any church in Dubai!!! If you have, please tell me where it is!!!

          • kk

            There are churches in Dubai!

          • Otile

            Yeah, but there are no true Muslims in beautiful Dubai. You can describe the people as Christian Moslems. It is like our Odudualand, if it were not for the sheepish servitude to Imam Buhari you would not get a fanatic Muslim in Yoruba land. Our brothers there are moderates as far as religion is concerned, you can always find a Pentecostal church worshiping side by side with a Sunni mosque in Odudualand.

          • Yes there are churches-Catholic and Anglican.The catholic church is called the St Mary’s catholic church;personally visited it in 2007/8 twice.These two are officially recognized to operate. Pentecostals hold their worship in private homes without molestation.RCCG,Winners are there too but quiet because they are not officially permitted to operate.

          • Otile

            Do you know how many amputations that have taken place in such places?

      • Senegal.

    • dhepo

      This is indeed insightful. The liberal muslims have work to do as well as they are ultimately going to be targets too.

  • яεsιsτεя

    This is why it’s dangerous for citizens to have a government of liars. Where is Lai Mohammed? Where’s Buhari? These citizens relied on your lies about Boko Haram defeat. ..

    It’s obvious some kind of mineral or oil must have been discovered in Maiduguri or Bornu, because the only time people fight so much like Biafra, or Congo is when they fight over oil or natural resources. The BH is a proxy ….Fighting for natural resources.

  • Celestine. U.

    Look, if you people really want to help NIGERIA you don’t have to tell the truth. You can write that Nigerian Army

    has killed too many Boko Haram today in Maiduguri. That will be the bottom belle to cool our heart – not just telling

    the truth all the time. How will this truth you are writing here now cool our mind? You have to know when to tell lies.

  • Cleartruth

    “The militants who operated unchallenged were said to have stormed the town in 10 Hilux vans and motorcycles dressed in army uniforms as they took their time to raze down houses in Dalori village .” Dictator buhari and his apc gang of liars have failed woefully. More people have been killed by bokoharam in dictator buhari 8 months in office than the entire gej period. Still apc keeps telling us lies that bokoharam has been defeated.

    Shame on dictator buhari and his apc gang of liars. ..

    • sonofatruth

      Where is Lie, Lie Muhamed?

      …..where is Liar Mohamed to come and explain why DALORI village can’t be found again on GOOGLE SEARCH…..
      Boko Haram has wiped out Dalori village from the face of the earth, killed a hundred people, and, burnt it all down……
      ….but the useless Liar Mohamed was telling Nigerians just in December that Buhari has finished off Boko Haram…….


    Lai Mohammed is “technically hibernating”……..there seems to be a dead-end to his 39 billion Naira misinformation agenda.

  • Kñîghtš Tëmpłær

    The Gambari’s are the reason Nigeria is trapped in a stagnant economy and a dysfunctional political system..They are setting the nation on a backward path…Any civilised person who cares to mingle with madrassa educated ragheads cannot fail to note that most of them suffer from rigid mind-sets… therefore, are not expected to be tolerant enough to appreciate the values of democracy, pluralistic societies, human rights and the art of live and let live which is the hallmark of all civilised, peaceful and progressive human societies…


    Rivers State government yesterday called on the Minister for Transport, Mr Chibuike Amaechi to account for about N3 trillion received throughout his eight years tenure as the governor of the State.

    The State Commissioner for Information, Dr Tam George told newsmen in Port Harcourt that the State was still reeling from “the catastrophic legacy of the former governor” despite receiving over three trillion naira in revenue in 8 years.

    “Amaechi left the most abandoned projects in the history of Rivers State since 1997. Thousands of workers were without their salaries for four months and thousands of teachers were not paid for nearly 12 months. We have so many abandoned projects which huge sums have been paid but projects are yet to be completed. We have the Mono-rail project that gulped over N60bn and it was abandoned. We have the Woji road project awarded at N3bn. There was a variation of the project to the upward of N14bn but it was abandoned. We inherited the project and completed it. There are so many of the abandoned projects. We have the Karibi George 250 bed project where huge sums of money were paid but no single block was laid at the site” he said.

    He said that the State would deploy every legitimate means to compel those that looted the State to face the full wrath of law.——————–


    The Apes in APC used every propaganda weapon at their disposal to fabricate lies via the unthinking of Nigerians hired to work on the social media with a view to demonizing former President Jonathan–Even though he quietly handed over power to them–Yet the turncoats were not satisfied—Because the Apes in APC were so empty they did not even know they had won the elections that the CIA rigged for Buhari-So felt the only way for them to market their Fulani ati Yoruba Satanic ideas to us, was to vilify Jonathan and his Ijaw brothers band–So Itsekiri war-lords like Sagay ati Keyamo were hired to chase Tompolo–over Ijaw lands that he sold to government-They were very happy with their plans to use their luciferic fulani thoughts to claim security under Jonathan was worse than Afghanistan-So had to bump oil pipelines to justify their haunt for Tompolo–Because the Apes are lost in the wilderness of their hate filled hearts for the Ijaw Nation–so the chase must continue———Sadly not one Nigerian elite is talking—their regional lips having been sealed by the Fulani cowhands chasing them from pillar to post-in the forest of their dirty conscience-against Jonathan!-Now it is either u sing the praise of Buhari in the morning and late at night in Abuja or be sacked—————-while the same boko haram them claim to have defeated kills with impunity for their commander—-General Buhari——–in the name of their Allah!

  • UOU

    Liars in/like apc must burn to hell