Military vows ‘everything’ to defend Nigeria against Boko Haram

The Nigerian military has vowed to do everything possible to defend the country against Boko Haram in the face of rapid territorial gains by the sect in the last two weeks.

“In the light of the current challenges in the counter-terrorism efforts in the north east which has understandably elicited a sense of apprehension among citizens and even foreign allies, the DHQ wishes to reiterate ….that everything will be done to reverse the situation and defeat the rampaging terrorists,” said defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade.

Boko Haram is reportedly in control of Gwosa, Borno State, and has fought to take over Bama, another strategic town in the state, displacing thousands of residents as soldiers also retreat from the area.

Under intense fighting more than a week ago, at least 480 Nigerian troops crossed the border into Cameroon. The military said the move was a “tactical manoeuvre”.

Boko Haram has threatened an attack to capture Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, stirring concerns among Nigerians and foreign allies about the capacity of the military to wade off any significant attack.

In a statement Friday, the defence headquarters vowed every action to defend the nation and defeat the extremist group.

“While welcoming all the concerns shown by Nigerians and a section of the international community following the increased menace and activities of terrorists, it is necessary to reassure all that the Nigerian Armed Forces is more than ever determined and committed to the defence of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Nigeria, regardless of any odd,” the statement said.

The military said it was conscious of what is at stake if it fails to reverse Boko Haram’s gains.

“It is not only the pride and reputation of the military that is at stake but that of the entire nation. We therefore urge our citizens not to lose hope or be disenchanted but to remain steadfast and supportive of the military as all steps are being taken to ensure the success of the counter-insurgency operations, especially at this crucial time when our sovereignty is being challenged,” the military said.


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  • the truth

    God would protect the military as they fight this wrong ideology

  • Don Messi

    If I may ask, who in heavens name designed that armored vehicle shown above?
    Even if it ws designed in Europe, na by force to buy??
    See the d guy sitting in(on?) the turret..that guy is a sitting duck..too exposed!
    Anyway, what I suggest now is more action..less talk..

    • naku

      My brother I De laugh ooh! These are the kind of armaments our army DHQ have been purchasing. This particular vehicle was purchased at #200 million each. This kind of vehicle are better used against defenseless bloody civilians. Shike nan!

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Seems like the vehicle had ‘overheated’ in this picture!

      Anyone else noticed the bonnet is unhinged and the puddle under the vehicle?

      Wonder what is in the plastic container on the engine cowl?

      Yet, someone bought this for the Nigerian military despite it obviously not being a ‘tropicalised’ vehicle!

  • Chukwudi

    This is design in Utuoke

  • Enemona

    This armored tank says it all, it perfectly sums up why Boko Haram is winning. Who positions the shooter like that, he’s an easy target. Even in very old tanks with obsolete technology, the shooter would be safely enclosed as he wields the gun. Na wa o, these must have been manufactured in one old Indian factory on special order from the Nigerian army.

  • BlackieUmukoro

    Time of grammar and prose don do. Action is what is needed now. When you patronise ashawo, there is no time for niceties, it is money for hand, action straight. Extra touchimg of other erotic areas attracts additional payment. Our army should go into action straight

    • emmanuel

      Blackie, den don give you free once? Lol.

      I hear say dem dey give free sometimes.

      Anyway, Boko Haram will be deafeted once those who used Davies to peddle falsehood decide to lay down arms.

      The insurgents get courage to forment more troubles when the likes of PT tell them that they are stronger than our military.

      We can attest to how effective our military has been in several interventions across the world, but those who want power by all means have made it impossible for the government to act effectively. Know what, things would get out of hand and the conflagration would consume them all.

      Anyway, Boko Haram brought my friends run away husband who has stayed put with his otjer wives in Maiduguri to return back to her in Lagos for fear of being slaughtered by small boys – one mans meat

  • Bunduma Mohammed

    Gen. Olukode made such statement and boko haram are having field day. Our military have been distroyed by currupt PDP government. More than two third of borno, one third of yobe and one tenth of adamawa are effectively in the hand of boko haram and yet you “we would defend territorial integrity of Nigeria” I sborno part of cameroon?

  • Suralab

    We are tired of promises, we need good results.

  • Louis Edward Brown

    The leadership of Nigeria is totally clueless and incompetent. I don’t understand how the citizens of Nigeria can believe one word that comes out of the mouths of their military or government leaders.

  • Truthometer

    “Military vows ‘everything’ to defend Nigeria against Boko Haram”. Are they going to use the above “keke marwa” in the picture to accomplish the task? Dumbo and his corrupt generals are the most ridiculous characters anybody can ever think of, in modern time. Let them continue to ask the poor foot soldiers to continue to use medieval weapons to fight well armed 21st century barbarians. the time is coming when all these generals shall be tried for every preventable death of every soldiers due to their insatiable and corrupt practices.

  • Usman

    how many times do you have to vow before overcoming these people? Please be active

  • johansen

    Generaless armed forces, rubbish! Keep wowing and don’t act, politicians in khaki. Boko haram don’t wow, they take action. If the cameroonian army records huge success against the sect. Then it shows how deeply rotten our military is. When the elites reserve NDA spots for their children who see the military only as an employment opportunity rather, than service to the Nation, when its time to serve, they are clueless. Wars are not won with wows because its not a marriage MR !

  • AntiCorruCrusaders

    NIGERIA ELECTED THE GODFATHER OF CORRUPTION: CLOWN BUHARI

    Clown Buhari is the godfather of CORRUPTION in Nigeria.

    Only DUMBOS know what Clown Buhari represents and still tag him an anti-corruption agent.

    For the records, Clown Buhari was one of 12 men who HACKED Nigeria’s political structure to skew it for Fulanis.

    Clown Buhari seized government to stop the probe of missing $2.8 billion when he was petroleum minister in 1970s.

    Clown Buhari served under Abacha, arguably, the most corrupt of all.

    Clown Buhari supported directly or indirectly the activity of Sharia by which non-Muslims are harassed, maimed and killed in northern Nigeria.

    Were it not for the Clown Buhari people’s SLAVES, YORUBAS, no sane Nigerian would ever vote GODFATHER OF CORRUPTION and expect him to stop corruption.

    TEST OF CLOWN Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Claims:

    1. If Clown Buhari wants to prove he is an anti-corruption, let Clown Buhari implement the National Conference resolutions or convoke a new one to enable Nigerians determine how hey want to b governed.

    2. If Clown Buhari is not for corruption, let Clown Buhari probe the missing $2.8 billion, Babangida, Obasanjo, Abdusalammi, & Jonathan

    3. If Clown Buhari is not a Godfather of corruption, let Clown Buhari probe all thieving governors starting from Thiefnubu who looted Lagos State taxpayers funds

    • Scatter

      Looks like you need help, Please, go take some Aspirin or Panadol.