Nigerian military seizes Boko Haram ‘hit list’

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The Nigerian military on Tuesday said it has recovered a Boko Haram hit list, which contains names of communities targeted by the extremist group.

The Defence Headquarters through its official Twitter page said other documents, including sketches of towns, were also recovered.

Boko Haram militants have overrun several communities in northeast Nigeria, killing residents and destroying their homes and places of worship.

The military has, in recent weeks, reclaimed some towns that fell to the terrorists.

In two separate operations spanning Adamawa and Bauchi states, government troops killed 27 suspected terrorists during fighting, defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, was quoted as by PRNigeria as saying.

PRNigeria publishes statements by the military.

“During a hot pursue of the terrorists around Hildi, Adamawa State, at least seven of the terrorists lost their lives while a total of five rifles, hundreds of rounds of ammunition as well as bows and arrows were captured from them,” it said.

It said during another raid operation conducted on Balmo and Lame forests linking Borno, Bauchi and Adamawa states, troops recovered rifles and a number of motorcycles after a stiff resistance by terrorists was crushed.
Over 20 of Boko Haram fighters lost their lives while some were reported wounded, the report said.


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  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    Haba, Naija Military!

    Did you have to let us know you got those kind of details?

    Should you not have kept it a secret and simply make plans to ambush and destroy boko haram when they try to implement the plans?

    Or is this simply advance warning to boko haram not to do “Plan A”?

    Na wa for you guys o. This is just too chilldish.

    • Preco01

      Smart thinking bro!

    • Alcindo Satori

      Now you understand that talk is cheap ha!

    • NazirJos

      I think I share your opinion. Such a discovery should not be made public knowledge. It should be used to counter the BH offensives and that will definitely help in annihilating them.

  • Ahmad

    This is the first time I am reading that BH have bows and arrows in their armory.

  • warry

    Do your work professionally,and let the communities under BH be liberated.

  • adekenny

    Well done

  • Usman H Dukku

    “It said during another raid operation conducted on Balmo and Lame forests linking Borno, Bauchi and Adamawa states, troops recovered rifles and a number of motorcycles after a stiff resistance by terrorists was crushed.”

    Lame forest(Lame-Burra Game Reserve) connects Bauchi to Plateau, Kaduna and Kano states. It is not connected to Borno nor Adamawa please.