Nigerian military kills over 300 terrorists, captures many others

Terrorists harbour area

The Nigerian military on Wednesday said it has killed over 300 Boko Haram insurgents and captured many others in its ongoing six-week counter-insurgency operation in North Eastern Nigeria.

The Defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, a Major General, in a statement said the massive casualty on the insurgents is a result of the ongoing air and land operation in the area in the past two days.

He said several weapons and equipment were also captured while some were destroyed during the operation.

Mr. Olukolade said five armoured vehicles, one anti-aircraft gun, 50 cases of packed bombs, eight different types of machine guns and five rocket propelled grenade were recovered from the operation.

He also said 49 boxes of various types and calibres of ammunition, 300 motorcycles, six Hilux vehicles, including those mounted with anti-aircraft guns, were destroyed.

Mr. Olukolade said the “aggressive” operation by troops of the Nigerian military will continue to ensure that 11 communities – Monguno, Gabchari, Abba Jabari, Zuntur, Gajigana, Gajiram, Damakar, Kumaliwa, Bosso Wanti, Jeram and Kabrisungul – now dominated by the military is cleared of insurgents.

The spokesperson said two soldiers died during the operation while 10 others were wounded.

He said various phases of the highly coordinated operations is also ongoing in the designated theatres being handled by contingents involved in the renewed counter-terrorism campaign in and outside Nigeria.

The military had on Monday said it recaptured Monguno town and other communities from terrorists.

Boko Haram had carried out a pre-dawn attack on Monguno, which is about 137 kilometres from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital over two weeks ago.

The takeover of Monguno and other communities brought Boko Haram closer to Maiduguri but the army successfully repelled the insurgents’ attempts to get into Maiduguri.


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  • Jika

    This is heart warming.May God continue to give the armed forces victory over these evil forces.Amen.

    • Otile

      Amioo

  • ceweeco projects

    APC you can now see that your foot soldiers are running, now who are the cowards? It is not because things are difficult
    that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare that they are difficult for planning purposes. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.
    And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud became more painful than the risk it took to blossom. SHAME TO BOKO HARAM AND THEIR SPONSOR!! WE ARE COMING FOR YOU!!!!! GEJ THE GREAT THE CONQUER OF APC BOKO HARAM

  • evi

    Apc will not be happy about this news. Their military wing is under serious attack! Where are those people insulting our gallant soldiers? Shame to bad people!

    • Ade

      Evil man

  • Julie

    Don’t these Boko haram terrorists ever finish? Abi dem be maggots. haba!!

    • Wähala

      My sista, I tire o. Nigerian Army never kill those Bokos in singles or tens, na always 100’s… yet, the war no get end. Haba… indeed!!!

      • Otile

        What kind of reasoning is this, do you know how may Islamists inhabit Northern Nigeria, Niger Republic, Chad, Cameroon, Somali, Syria, Libya. Don’t argue like a child with no sense of reality. Show me any place on God’s earth where Islamists have been wiped out.

        Ozali moto ya pamba.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          You know the number of boko haramists?

          Oya, tell us, Otile.

          • Otile

            Uncountable.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            lol

            At least you are honest for once!

    • SBassey

      Reports say they are up to 6000 fighters and they recruit from neighboring countries including any community they attack. So don’t be surprised.

  • Eze1

    Welldone. Keep it up boys

  • Gaskiya

    These Olukolade is silly liar. Six years fighting Boko Haram. Your days in the military is numbered. Lies upon lies.

    • Isi Agwo

      Ranting of another Boko Haram supporter who is not happy at all about the operation wipe out the vultures. When they finish with the foot soldiers, they will come for their leaders who said “a fight against Boko Haram is a fight against the North.” Fake major general Bokohari, are you listening?

  • 1MASK01

    APC, PDP. I don’t care. this is the kind of news that I want to be hearing. we should be praising members of the armed forces for a job well done. any body taking the credit can claim it later, for now the brave soldiers have it all.

  • SBassey

    Up Nigeria, Up Nigerian Army, Up Nigerian Airforce, Up Nigerian Navy, Up Nigerian Police and DSS. Up GEJ. #GEJtill2019.

    • Otile

      APC and their foot soldiers will be rendered impotent.

      • SBassey

        Otile my brother I say amen to that.

      • Abdul

        How? our military is only fighting what PDP led govt started, most of the terrorist are not even aware that those remote controlling them from behind are the likes of Jonathan and Ali Modu Sheriff..

        I will advice your clueless and cold blooded president to take responsibility, by the way, what took them this long?

      • amazing2012

        The accused and English slave OTILE, your mouth pour poison, your mind see bad all the time. Let me ask you, is APC mention in the news ?

        • Otile

          The accursed son of Ishmael, there is no sign whatsoever that you have improved your English. Let me ask you, what is the difference between APC and Boko Haram? Is APC not the political wing of Boko Haram?

          • amazing2012

            OTile, you are truly cursed and madness is always manifesting from you. You don’t read nor do you think.
            Genesis 17:20 ” and as for Ishmael I have heard thee: Behold, I HAVE BLESSED HIM, and will him fruitful and will multifly him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget and I will make him a great nation”
            Jonathan is Boko haram and cancer to Nigeria. Soon he will be in prison for all the atrocities you guys commit. Then your types will soon parish out of ignorance and stupidity on civilization. We wish him to fail and see the bloodshed Niger-Deltans promised. I pray, you will make to noise after his failure, because it will be another round of reducing your number exceedingly. Niger delta a or Igbo will fail as they fail before, they are clever that has no sense.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    A very bad news for the APC extremist party whose main campaign weapon is the denigration of the Nigerian military and security agencies as they battle terrorism !

    GOOD JOB, NIGERIAN ARMY,STAY BRAVE AND STAY SAFE !!

  • Chiotu Nnamdi

    This is commendable.

  • Comfortkay

    This is a good development if all this Army propaganda are correct, l need to remind those hailing the Army to wait for other development because the Army once told us and the whole world that the Boko Haram leader was killed and he appear again in video. Having said that the Army are doing this to make the chances of PDP for the election to look good but Nigerian have already made up their mind regarding who will lead this country in the next four years.Change is Coming.

  • Omababa

    This is to justify d election postponement, hope you will keep the heat on them to avoid another extension request. Just keep Up d good work.

    • August January

      My guy, they’re liars! Shekau was killed, so they told us in the past. Maybe he later resurrected like Jesus! Ridiculously, when he reappeared, the army chiefs even went to the extent of saying that it wasn’t Shekau, that it was another person, because the noise he was now carrying was broader than the former, real Shekau. Liars! They only round up some unfortunate youths and start parading them as Boko Haram fighters. Liars! May God save Nigeria, because we have no army again; the service military chiefs are now politicians, members of PDP. What they do now is to wine and dine with Jonathan in Aso Rock; they have time again to coordinate any meaningful battle against Boko Haram. Shameless thieves!

  • abdul

    All those supporting nigerian Army for killing some Boko haram fighters are nothing but big fools. For the past 5 years they could not wipe, fight or finish boko haram, and now they are claiming action within six weeks. Please wakeup Nigerians something is really wrong somewhere. May Allah protect us and our country. Ameen.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Abdul, we agree that the NA and the Presidency exhibited great incompetence in dealing with boko haram over the last six years and are now doing what we always expected them to be able to do i.e. be on the offensive instead of being defensive with boko haram.

      Nevertheless, we should hail our NA for doing what we want.

      We will come back to deal with the “why it took them so long and those responsible (or not)?

      Until then, hurray for the boys.

      • tunji braimoh

        go and ask una boss Grandpa Boko hari

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          …and your boss is the adolescent, kindergarten Pretender in Aso Rock?

  • August January

    They’re liars! Shekau was killed, so they told us in the past. Maybe he later resurrected like Jesus! Ridiculously, when he reappeared, the army chiefs even went to the extent of saying that it wasn’t Shekau, that it was another person, because the noise he was now carrying was broader than the former, real Shekau. Liars! They only round up some unfortunate youths and start parading them as Boko Haram fighters. Liars! May God save Nigeria, because we have no army again; the service military chiefs are now politicians, members of PDP. What they do now is to wine and dine with Jonathan in Aso Rock; they have time again to coordinate any meaningful battle against Boko Haram. Shameless thieves!!!

    • tunji braimoh

      boko terrorist your own bullet will meet you unexpectedly.our soldiers aren’t smiling anymore

      • August January

        Mumu! If I return your curse, then I would make you feel important. I wish them good luck, but their lies will soon be exposed again. Take it or leave it, what Nigeria has now are not more than boys scouts, parading themselves as soldiers!

    • FXGoon

      Another Boko apologist. We know u northerners will cry out when the military starts the offensive….Dont worry, U av not been dealt with already

      • August January

        I’m not surprised. PDP has completely brainwashed you, and, therefore, it is difficult for you to reason critically! They told the whole world that they killed Shekau. So, he later resurrected. Boko Haram took 2 barracks with weapons from them. Now they are saying they are killing the Boko Haramists to justify the forced election postponement. Liars! When Niger’s army dealt with Boko Haram, Shekau released video to warn them to stop their attacks on them. How many times has he warned Nigerian army in the same way? He can’t, because our soldiers have never proven it to him that they can deal with his fighters. Did Shekau not show the armoured tanks and other ammunitions he took from them while they were telling the world that they could not face the Boko Haram fighters because of lack of lethal weapons? Liars!. Only fools would take their propaganda as the gospel truth. Chickenhearted boys scouts!!!

  • tunji braimoh

    Nigerians are taking note of the fact that GEJ’s supporters who are patriotic Nigerians are happy with the exploits of the military while those of the angry peoples coalition APC are busy castigating the army for killing their comrades in the bush