Maiduguri Attack: Boko Haram suffers ‘massive casualty’

The Kano blast was one of the biggest havocs wrecked by Boko Haram

The Nigerian military on Sunday confirmed PREMIUM TIMES’ earlier report that it foiled a major Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, killing several terrorists.

The spokesperson of the Defense Headquarters, Chris Olukolade, said the insurgents flee in disarray towards different directions – Bama, Ngom, Alou, Delwa and Mafa – but have been effectively contained while a mop up operation is ongoing.

“The terrorists incurred massive casualty,” Mr. Olukolade, a Major General, said. The situation is calm as mopping up operation in the affected area is ongoing.”

He said several weapons and ammunition including two armoured vehicles, two artillery guns and 17 Hilux vehicles were captured from the insurgents in the attack.

Affected areas have also been recovered by the military as patrol and pursuit of fleeing insurgents continued in coordination with allied forces of the Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF.

“The terrorists are meant to be engaged in all fronts including their previous safe havens and hideouts in the region,” he said, adding that wounded soldiers are being treated.

PREMIUM TIMES reported the attack which lasted several hours on Sunday morning with residents remaining indoors. The insurgents were confronted by soldiers and members of the local vigilante, called Civilian-JTF. A security source and vigilante members had said hundreds of the insurgents were killed in the attack.

Sunday’s attack is the second by the insurgents in one week as they continue their plot to take the Borno capital. The military had last Sunday foiled a similar attack by the group, who also attacked Konduga and Monguno.

The Boko Haram still control some territories in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa, while some have been recaptured by Nigerian soldiers working with soldiers of neighbouring countries who are members of the MNJTF.


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  • amazing2012

    “If” this news is true, I most sincerely thank God and pray for further success to the Nigeria nation.

    • Otile

      See, I told you. Our Christian soldiers have dealt a devastating blow to your vandal forces. Without frequent sabotage your boko haram strength will be nothing. Where is your god Beelzebub?

      • amazing2012

        Otile the English slave and cursed ! Only a cursed never mind the consequences of his statements. OK you are confirming that christians has “their” solders among Nigeria army. And tell me where in the bible that authorized christians to form army that will go and kill !? ” thou shall not kill”.
        You are also probing what the amnesty is accusing Nigeria army of killing innocent civilian, perhaps they might be the christian army killing innocents Muslims!!
        OTILE, you are anti-Christ and disgrace to civilization !!

        • Otile

          Cursed son of Ismael, don’t misinterpret the Bible. Don’t misuse the Bible injunction of thou shall not kill to lunch attack on innocent people hoping they will not defend themselves. Your Islamic terrorists must be beaten back.

          Who told you there are no Christian soldiers in Nigerian army? The only army that is Muslim only, no Christian dai dai is your boko haram vandal army, and you know it.

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Cardinal John Onaiyekan in this exclusive interview with Sahara reporters condemned the criticisms directed at the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), following the controversy surrounding his health and certificates. VBC

    • richkid

      The kind lie you guys put up too much oo. Don’t use the names of anointed men of God in vain

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        SHUT UP!!

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        BASTAARD WHICH MEN OF WHICH GOD? FAKE MEN OF FAKE GOD RUNNER OF A MERCHANTILE FAITH OF LOOSE CHRISTIANITY.

        • emmanuel

          the mumum who serve a dead god at it again.

          Count how many of your people flock to churches in search of solution to life issues, how they are thankful to the leaving God.

          many turn to Christ and few remain in your evil because of fear of persecution and the likely loss of economic benefit.

          Blood sucker shut up and disappear into the desert where your tormentor spirits dwell.

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            1. THE DEAD AND PERISHED GOD WAS JESUS CHRIST THE FLESH-GOD WHO CANT SAVE HIS LIFE, RATHER TO SAVE OTHERS.
            2. THE DEAD AND DEATH GOD WAS THE CHRISTIAN FATHER GOD THE BLOOD THIRSTY PEDOPHILE RAPIST WHO KILLED AND SHED THE BLOOD OF HIS BASTARRD SON CLAIMING TO SAVE OTHERS.
            3. THOSE PARADING IN CHURCHES IN NIGERIA WERE NOTHING BUT THOSE SUBJECTED THEMSELVES TO DUBIOUS FRAUDSTERS WHO WERE AFTER EXTORTION OF MATERIAL GAINS FROM THEIR VICTIMS. NO ANY ONE LOGICALLY COMPLIMENTED WILL EVER SUBJECT HIS HEAD TO CRIMINAL FAKE MEN OF FAKE GOD, THE TB JOSHUA’S THE ADEBOYES THE OYAKHILOMES THE OKOTIES AND A LOT MORE OTHERS DUBING PEOPLE IN THE NAME OF FAITH AND GOD.

          • Lafroguette

            hey hysterical .. go and see a psychiatrist before your need for murder blossoms, and you become a slaughterer thirsty of (christian) human blood, as the mad muslim idolaters you worship. You pretend being a believer, but you are only searching lame excuses to justify your need for killing.

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            BASTARRD CRIMINAL!! SLAVE OF THE SATAN DEVIL EVIL JESUS CHRIST THE FLESH-GOD DEAD AND PERISHED IMPOSTER. DEVIL PIG OF THE EVIL BIBLICAL COMMANDMENTS BARKING DOG.

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          Irresponsible Illiterate !!

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            The threat by some Niger Delta ex-militants to cause violence in the country if President Goodluck Jonathan does not win the 2015 Presidential election is already causing panic, especially among the community of Northerners in the South South zone.
            In Benin, the Edo state capital, Northern indigenes are leaving town in large numbers. Most of the Hausa residents in areas such as Airport Road and Akenzua Road who deal mostly in fast food, shoe shining and garbage clearing have been relocating to the North.
            Sado Ibrahim, who sells cigarette inside the Nigeria Union of Journalists [NUJ] Press Centre in Benin, when contacted on phone said he has left town back to Kano and may not return till after the elections.
            Isa Abdullahi, who also runs a black market currency operation in Sakponba area of Benin metropolis said most of their members still remember what happened to them two years ago when they were attacked by some miscreants during a Boko Haram reprisal attack and are, therefore, not ready to take any chances. He said he would surely travel before the elections.
            When contacted, leader of the Arewa Community Association in Edo State, Alhaji Sahabi Umar confirmed that he got some information about mass movement of people from the south-southern parts of the country back to the North but that most of the people were moving from Delta and Bayelsa states.
            One of the Hausa community leaders in Warri, Delta State, Alhaji Musa Gidado, confirmed that there is, indeed, mass movement of people from Warri and Sapele and have relocated his entire families to the North.
            Meanwhile, the Nigeria Army has intensified its campaign for a violence-free election. There has been a massive movement of military patrols in military Land Rover and Hilux vehicles across Edo state in the last two days.
            Confirming the development to Sunday Trust in Benin, the Public Relations Officer of the 4th Brigade of the Nigeria Army in Benin, Capt Abubakar Abdullahi said the patrol, known as ‘Show of Force’ is part of the strategy to show the military is ready to provide a conducive atmosphere for the electoral process.LKJ

          • Otile

            Remember this is the same imbecile that parades himself as endingNaija. They exposed him on Vanguard posing with a lady’s photo as Rose Grants. Sometimes he answers bibi, and funso.

            He has a recognizable specific pattern in most of his garbage “omo ale” in his tribal language which means basta*d in English. This word is very important to him.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            I know all his pseudonyms,I stopped replying him except when he denigrates Christianity . He should not be allowed to do that. @PT should start deleting his comments. Can you imagine if a Christian constantly denigrates Islam in that manner ? Thank God, Christians are civilised !!

          • Rose Ankeny

            I am a Christian n I know Christian across the globe degenerate Islam more than Muslims do to Christianity

          • amazing2012

            For your honesty and truthfulness, God bless you ! And if you can ask those christians, did Jesus asks them to do so ? They are actually anti-Christ and pagans using the name of Christianity !

          • Rose Ankeny

            The answer to your now has been delivered 2011 or are you not wise enough that if your competitor floored you with a style in 2011 you need to learn fast and adopt the style n maybe you can use that to floor him in 2015

          • Hard trut

            You are liar. You are not a Christian.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            YOU ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN !!

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            IGNORANT INFLICTED CHARACTER.

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            ARMED ROBBER INTERNET SCAMMER.

          • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

            MODERN CHRISTIANS PEDOPHILIA.
            A pastor, whose church is located at Odunbaku Street in Iju Ishaga, a Lagos suburb, has been remanded in prison for allegedly raping and impregnating an 11-year-old girl (names withheld) in Lagos State. The 32-year-old ‘man of God’ was arraigned at a Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abule Egba, Lagos State.

            Reports have it that the cleric allegedly told the victim’s mother that there was an arrow of death in her house and must move out to avoid death. The woman subsequently obeyed and moved into the church with her children.

            It later happened that the woman began noticing some strange behaviour by her daughter who kept complaining of stomach pain and showed signs of malaria.

  • larry

    APC and buhari will not happy with this story

  • richkid

    Thank God for the success. Buhari and this insurgency just to make a Govt which is successful look like it’s not. He has looked for a way to tanish the good works of this Govt, he did not see, he now resorted to shedding innocent blood. Very bad!!

  • Thaddy Sopoow

    Jonathan government is really working hard… This also gonna be used in his campaign… Up jonathan

  • Omo Oodua

    APC has never and will never commend our military boys when they are dealing with boko haram. But when Boko boys gain ground, they quickly rush to Sharia reporters to tarnish the image of the military. God bless Nigerian Military Force!

  • Abayomi

    This is a big blow for APC

  • Abayomi

    ..This is a big blow to APC

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    The APC are probably gonna declare 3 days of mourning for this catastrophic defeat of their Sambisa allies

  • Richard

    The number one job of any President is to protect his country and its citizens . It should not be a campaign issue because that is the job of a president . When Nigerian military fails Jonathan supporters would say it was not his job to go to the war front to fight. But when the military is successful then Jonathan is working . What a hypocrisy !!!.

  • jossy

    Our army should go on the offensive, be on the attack possition NOT defense position.

  • Yusuf

    we pray for more success from our military and the Nigerian people

  • Rose Ankeny

    My problem with the Nigeria, must boko haram be allowed to launch offensive for it to counter ? Why can’t the military launch offensive against the position if boko haram ? What kind of a fight is this ? This was how the entire military sit down look when boko haram resided in Sambisa till they launch offensives to take over Yobe Bornu n Adamawa. What exactly is there to celebrate about repelling an attack when you can’t launch a counter ? This is rubbish as far as I am concerned.

    • Dan Arewa

      Remember GEJ says Boko Harama are his people as such they should not be bombed. That is why they are always safe in Sambisa despite the fact that Nigerian Air Force has fighter jets to destroy their hideouts. Jonathan is Boko Man.

  • mohammed

    Otile and Tawanda,s bigotry have concieved a mad man a.ka. is jesus a christian.Pls all of you watch what you say in this forum,