Nigerian military releases pictures of Konduga offensive against Boko Haram

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian troops with captured ammunition from a past operation in Konduga

In response to demands of Nigerians for some evidence to support the complete routing of insurgents who attempted to capture Konduga on Friday, the Nigerian military has released some pictures from the battle scene.

 

However, in deference to sensibilities of Nigerians, pictures that may offend the senses were not included, military officials said.

PRNigeria, which circulated the pictures on behalf of the military, quoted authorities as saying the pictures were released “only for the purpose of reassuring our compatriots that the military is capable and ready to defend them”.

the destroyed terrorists operational vehicles after Konduga battle
the destroyed terrorists operational vehicles after Konduga battle

recovered ammunition from terrorists in Konduga

The military had, after about three hours of fierce fighting on Friday, announced that its troops killed over 100 Boko Haram terrorists in Konduga village of Borno state.

The extremist sect also reportedly suffered extensive losses in equipment.

Colonel Timothy Antigha of Army Public Relations Directorate had in a statement said three Hilux and one Buffalo vehicles with mounted anti-aircraft guns, three General Purpose Machine guns, over 30 AK 47 rifles and two global positioning systems were recovered from the terrorists.

Four Nigerian soldiers were wounded in action.

Flag of the terrorists on one of the captured vehicle by Nigerian troops in Konduga

The entire area is still being combed for terrorists who may have escaped with bullet wounds, authorities said.

another terrorist recovered vehicle in Konduga
another terrorist recovered vehicle in Konduga

“Morale of Nigerian troops remains very high,” PRNigeria quoted military sources as saying.


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  • Adang Azi Adang II

    Where are the corpses of over 100 insurgents purportedly killed by the military…or is the boko Haram flag over destroyed vehicles not easily imitated?

    • myopinion

      Why don’t u praise the army for a good job rather than sound like u don’t believe them? As human which u are also, u know how discouraging it can be to u when ur effort seems unappreciated and unbelieved. If we don’t believe in them, why do we complain that they are not working when they were not at war wit the insurgents? Now they share their story about their effort but you respond with unbelief in them.

      We need to support these army because they are humans like us. Let’s keep our unbelief in them to ourselves and encourage the brother. They are putting their lives at risk for us all.

      Appreciate them and speak well of them when they have done well. That is when you become patriotic.

      • grace

        i am a nigerian and when i see the dead body i will thank them

        • amp

          If not for God on the side of the Nigerian army and their readinessto defend the country, by now the whole of Nigeria would have being in the hands of the bh. I thank God so far and salute the Nigerian army. God keep them

    • grace

      i agree with you i think dead boko haram will only improve my senses lol. some say its 200 some say its 120. a picture says more than a thousand words. mohammed ghaddafi is dead for sure because we have a video

  • redeem

    Look Hope we are not being told that the box of ammunition on display was recovered from boko haram————–then our soldiers have a lot of explanation to do—-from the office of the chief of army staff—defense headquarters is boldly written on the box————–for all to see———————-by the way when is dasuki going to be sacked———–

    • sanees

      The vans with yellow nd black spot, the boxes of ammunitions belong to the army it was seized by boko haram at Goza now recovered

      • Wähala

        They were sold to the Boko Haram by Gen. Ihejirika… but now destroyed with some recovered.

        • cross

          Rubbish

          • cross

            It’s so easy to predict ur narrow thinking

          • Temy Faty

            All dis pictures na washhhhh
            Na lie be dem

          • Bigzy

            The Jihadist bast@rd has got a fixation on the General.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      What happened to you today, redeem?

      Dry fasting and off Sapele Water for the day?

    • Nigerian

      When Dumbo Jonaharam is elected out next year.

      • cross

        Its u and ur generation that are dumbo

    • larry

      Fulani /kanuri elites can not be sacked ,they own nigeriya.

      • cross

        Rubbish , Nigerians own Nigeria. Did they create this country with GOD?? Never

  • tuco

    This is absolutely not enough to convince ordinary Nigerians that the military are on top of the situation most especially compared to the might of this BH, i.e if what they are showing us is true. What Nigerians want to hear is total and complete elimination of the sect and nothing more. This war have dragged on far too long and unfortunately BH are still claiming victory by capturing more and more towns and villages of recent.

    • myopinion

      When a man does a little and u appreciate him for the little effort, he feels encouraged to do more the next time. That is a better way to lead people and bring out the best in them. You don’t sound like you will be a good leader. The army are their to work for us all because the fight the are facoing is for the whole nation. So it will be discouraging if little efforts are not well appreciated with good and encouraging words. I doubt if you will do as much as they have been doing with such patriotism if thou are given arms and the required training plus remunerations.

      Appreciate them for the effort so for and they will be encouraged to do more.

  • Garden-City Boy

    The man was an ass-hole.

  • Nigerian

    We want to the see the corpses of the BH.

  • Raymond

    U people want to see the corpes…then u can travel to borno state now….with people lyk dis , dis country has no future ooooooo. If u dont av believe in the military operations against the insurgents, pick up arms with ur family members join the civilan JTF and desist frm posting rubbish capable of undermining the efforts of decicated bros and sisters,. Nah fools lyk u started the whole prblm ……people who cannot guard and calibrate their uttrances……inciting preachings in the name of religion, , Character assassination in the name of politics. Useless people .

  • Mosaku 147

    Celebrating the destruction of one pickup and a box of ammo. When they said they will release pictures of the battle of kadunga,I thought we will see the corpse of the 120,or is it 150 BH that were reportedly killed. If this is what they are celebrating,then I beg to say shame to NA.

  • Chritz

    A little patriotism will do us a lot good. I am shocked at the way some Nigerians react to issues, some times we sound like we would prefer BH to win this war and conquer the whole Nigeria. If you earnestly believe that BH will ever win this war, you are dead-wrong, The least we can do is show some support to heroes who despite the logistic difficulties are risking their lives fight ing a faceless energy who disguise as Nigerian soldiers to cause mayhem. All we do is sit in the comfort of our homes and offices to criticise. We have refused to see that this battle is not fought like conventional ones as the enemy is using gorrila style which is very difficult to combat. These soldiers have families and are our fellow country men, the least we could do is show them support to boost their morale. That is not so difficult. One day, just one day, this battle will be won and over and all you ‘over sabi’ Nigerians will eat your words. My heroes, you are fighting for the unity of this country, protecting lives of Nigerians like me, God will give angels charge over you and protect you in the battle field and wherever you go.

  • eli

    Let us inquire from Iraq, of the area captured by the sect. How they are maltreating the citizens there. You will understand that, it is not a religious war, but ocultic, hiding under the Islamic faith. The people that will suffer are only those of the captured area.
    so every body, all regions, north, easth, south and west. Should come out and fight against this occultist, who are not Nigerians.
    worst of all, some of our past leaders, are not Actually Nigerians, so they don’t care what happens in the country, they are not patriotic.