Nigerian troops dislodge Boko Haram terrorists from Bauchi forest

The Nigerian military has achieved yet another feat, dislodging Boko Haram terrorists from Lame/Bura forest between Ningi and Torro Local Government Areas of  Bauchi State.

Sani Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, in a statement Wednesday, said troops from 33 Brigade of the Nigerian Army cleared the area of terrorists in an operation which started last weekend.

Mr. Usman, a colonel, said, “Quite a number of terrorists were killed, their weapons and equipment destroyed. Similarly, a sizeable number of arms, ammunitions, food stuffs, Hilux vehicles, motorcycles and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) were recovered by the troops.”

He said the troops also recovered three Hilux vehicles, 12 motorcycles, four AK-47 rifles, a Fabrique Nationale rifle, one Small Machine Gun (SMG), one Police Teargas pistol, 36 Primed IEDs, 56 rifles magazines and over 500 rounds of 7.62 milimetre ammunition.

Other items recovered are six jerrycans of groundnut and palm oil and several Improvised Explosive Device-making materials, amongst others.

The liberated area, he said, was an hideout and operating ground for the terrorists. 

This feat is an addition to the countless dislodging of the Boko Haram group from most of its havens in the North Eastern part of Nigeria in a six-week operation to flush the insurgents from the region.

Mr. Usman added that the Chief of Army Staff,  Kenneth Minimah, impressed by clearance of the Bauchi forest, commended the troops for a job well done. 


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  • amazing2012

    Good effort, kudos to Nigeria !

    • Otile

      They are killing off your youths and co-religionists and you are saying good effort.

  • 1MASK01

    Yawwa. forward ever our brave soldiers

  • Jones

    I take some of these (mis)information with a pinch of salt. How did Boko Haram operate Hilux trucks in a place under state if emergency and now there is virtually no resistance against the same army that could not stop them from refuelling their trucks or driving with or without a licence unhindered? Nigeria Army.

    • FortB

      It’s okay to be pessimistic. But think well and you will realize that the insurgents do not wear name tags nor do they wear uniforms. They are just like the ordinary civilian and so can easily blend with the people around. Except their Hilux vehicles are marked or are on the way for an operation, how would you easily detect that those using it are Boko haram members?

      • Jones

        So what was dislodged is ordinary normal people and not Boko Haram? Your arguments make no sense! How did the army tag an ‘ordinary’ hilux truck as belonging to Boko Haram?

  • Nedling

    Congratulations Nigerian army and airforce for a job well done.

    • Rommel

      Did they tell you that they employed mercenaries from south Africa? aren’t you ashamed to hear that?

      • Nedling

        Why would I be ashmaed bro??? All na war strategy, Americans use mercenaries too.

        • Guguru

          Really?

          • Nedling

            Yes bro.

          • Guguru

            Who is “bro”?

          • Nedling

            Go f0k your disgusting self. Terrorist supporter, you will die slowly and painfully. Your terrorist brothers will behead you soon. Disgusting creature.

          • Guguru

            nedling,

            It is technically impossible for me, as put it, to f0k my disgusting self. Are these the fetishes you have been struggling with all your life, to see how you or others can technically “f0k yourselves”? I think your mind needs rest. Why don’t you deploy your mind towards more productive ends? Why suffer with these fetishes all lumped tightly in that insane mind of yours?

          • Nedling

            Hahahaha, what a bloody troll you are. You are a potential terrorist if not one already. You are clearly pro Boko haram and you belong to the base of humanity. Everybody hates you and your ways because of your evil mindedness, you have no place in the midst of sane people and the rest of the world. You will sure be punished for your sins against humanity. Bleeding scab.

          • Guguru

            Nedling,

            What is a troll? I empathize with your situation. I can hear your cry for help, very loudly and clearly. Help is on its way for you. My dear, how long have you been suffering with these delusions and mind-bending desires? Have you sought treatment lately? My heart goes out to you. It will all be well for you in time. Just hang in there and resist biting anyone now that you probably have potent rabies pathogens running through your biology.

          • Nedling

            First of all, there are many definitions of “troll” but in this context it means “a person who posts inflammatory or otherwise unwanted material on an electronic forum, especially anonymously”. I am perfectly sure you will never know the definition of that word in your life time as you are abviously a MORON. That being said, your days are numbered as you will soon be killed for your terrorist activities. People like you are disgusting and repugnant, you are not fit to exist. Puke.

          • Guguru

            Nedling,

            My mommy told me that trolls are fairy tale creatures. Your cry for help grows louder. . My dear, how long have you been suffering with these delusions and
            mind-bending desires? Have you sought treatment lately? My heart goes
            out to you. It will all be well for you in time. Just hang in there and
            resist biting anyone now that you probably have potent rabies pathogens
            running through your biology. LOL.

          • Guguru

            Nedling,

            You need help. You even up-voted yourself? LOL.

          • Nedling

            You are sick, an aimless drifter indeed. What has up voting myself got to do with this matter??? People up-vote themselves in the forum, I am not the first person to do it, for your information discus designed the system that way. Empty headed little creep like you. Dumbass African, lol.

          • Guguru

            Nedling,,

            I can’t wait to see the doctor pop that horse pill down your guts to help you calm down. LOL.

          • Nedling

            Hahahahahaha, this Islamic terrorist who expects to enjoy 72 virgins promised to him by Mohammed must be a delusional creature. Mister, you need psychiatric help. Vermin.

          • Guguru

            Nedling,

            How much are you paid to be a blogger? Have you taken your Retlin today? Why do you refuse to take your pills? We all miss you at home. We all send our love to you. We know eventually, you will be well. LOL.

          • Nedling

            Hahahaha, guguru the ogogoro, you are a sick man, you should be missing your underaged wife, sorry for that little girl that you sexually abuse every night. Disgusting pedophile.

          • Guguru

            Ned,

            Have you taken your Retlin today? Are you about to bite someone? If you are, have you taken your rabies shot yet? LOL.

          • Nedling

            Pedophile!!! Go back to your underaged wife, sick minded rat.

          • Guguru

            Ned,

            LOL. You remain eternally angry. Why? Talk to me. I want to listen. Why have you chosen to be an e-rat? What does it profit a man to be an e-rat and then lose his soul? LOL.

        • Rommel

          Americans use American private contractors and that fact is not hidden,did our government inform us of this development?

          • Nedling

            Bro is almost the same, it’s a war strategy, most countries use mercenaries in war times.

    • Guguru

      Mercenaries are doing the fighting.

      • Nedling

        Trust me they are not the only ones doing the fighting, just a few of them. Other countries use mercenaries too bro.

        • Guguru

          You went to to Sambisa, Dikwa, and Gwoza to count these mercenaries? LOL.

  • Ken

    Kudos to the Army. Some are weeing now!

    • Rommel

      you mean the mercenaries from south Africa?

  • evi

    More bad news for apc. Their military wing is going out of extinction. Their campaign on security has gone up in flames, they need to look for another propaganda to replace their campaign on security

  • The Patriot

    Fellow Nigerians! is it a coincidence that as soon as the FG started winning the war against Boko Haram, Buhari traveled to the UK and spent nearly 3 weeks having “secret meetings” (according to the APC) and just a day after he finished his secret meetings and returned on the 6th of March, Shekau released an audio (on the 7th of March) technically handing over to Baghdadi of ISIS? I have had these thoughts since Buhari traveled to the UK but because I’m not one given to raising false alarms, I decided to wait for more signs and then came the news from TheCable and republished by NigerianBulletin that Abubakar Shekau has resigned and Abubakar Baghdadi has taken over Boko Haram which means the latter would henceforth have total and absolute control of the sect in Nigeria. We must demand that Buhari and the APC tell us what secret meetings he was having and with whom. We must also demand photo and video evidence and proofs of these meetings. And we must ensure that we don’t end up with evidence or proofs like the Abuja Transcorp Interview in the UK.

    • Guguru

      The Nigerian war with Boko Haram is being fought by mercenaries. The Nigerian Military is largely ineffectual.

      • The Patriot

        If someone barged into your house, while you were on vacation in the UK, and started molesting your mom and your dad could not rise to her defense because his hands were tied but he shouted for help and a stranger stepped in to the rescue. When he finally calls to tell you what happened would you be grateful for that stranger or not. Would you pounce on your dad for having his hands tied or would you be grateful that he shouted for help and your mom was saved? Just asking because it seems that’s what we are witnessing here with the military (hands of the C-in-C) compromised by opposition. Please answer the question without calling names. Thanks.

  • real

    I have not heard APC sounding on top of their voice like radio OSUN since the onslaught began. When Boko Haram was on the offensive, nearly can you have a seconds passed by without APC making noise.
    Kudos to our men and women in uniform and my prayer goes to the families of our men and women in uniform who have lost their beloved ones to this war.

    • Ukpaka

      What do you expect APC supporters to say?. Every Nigerian is proud of what the military is doing. Any Nigerian life saved is a good thing. The point you’re missing is that the federal government should not get any special praise (or even expect one) for attempting to correct what ought not to have been allowed to happen in the first place. Especially considering the fact the government’s recent response/actions (albeit a little too late) has subtle political overtones. So, postponing an election in order to gain political advantage will not fly with most people with common sense. How do you make up for tens of thousands that lost their lives?, how do you make up for several hundred thousands that were maimed or displaced?. The government’s response now is what they should have done some 4 – 5 yrs ago. It’s a little too late. We welcome the military’s successes but that does not change a thing. I expect a change of government come end of May, 2015. You don’t reward inept and corrupt government. You can disagree with me but it is what it is. Take it or leave it…………..Truth hurts.
      Go to the camps where the displaced people are kept and see things for yourself.

      • real

        In your word, FG shd get special rebuke when they were not crushing those devilish creatures

    • Umar Dendi

      They aren’t ONLY “YOUR” MEN, you know!!
      They are Nigerians! They are OURS! ALL of US!
      Including the APC you were dissing!
      So snap out of it! Gejite!!

  • Garden-City Boy

    Dislodging terrorists is not good enough. Where are they being ‘dislodged’ to? Anything short of total WIPE-OUT is no use.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Another sad news for the APC !!

    Well done, Brave Nigerian soldiers !!

    • Rommel

      Shut up! which brave soldiers, did they tell us they employed mercenaries from south Africa?

      • Yuri Edukere

        so your problem now is that GEJ cares so much as to bring in mercenaries to prosecute a war turncoat hausas and yorubas are running away from? Be ready for another 4 years of GEJ!!

        • Guguru

          Taking money from the Nigerian Military and handing it over to mercenaries is caring?

    • Guguru

      Tawanda,

      Those soldiers are either mercenaries from South Africa and Russia or they are soldiers from Chad and Niger. Mercenaries are fighting the way for Nigeria. LOL.

    • Sword of Damocles

      eeehm, eehm, excuse sir , apparently they no be Naija solja o, na mercenary, see my post of the breaking news on New York Times this morning. Jonathan can not be have been born of human beings. what kind of man do we have at Aso Rock? I wnat to know what the NASS knows about this?

  • Rommel

    How come they never told us that they employed mercenaries from south Africa? the level of deception in this administration of Jonathan Goodluck is unprecedented and unfortunate.Who would I be cheering now?

  • Sword of Damocles

    The New York Times Reports today that The Nigerian Government has hired Hundreds of mercenaries to fight for Nigeria, when we have a standing Army that has Hundreds of Billion of Dollars budgeted for this unit over the years. Here is the first 2 paragraphs of the NY times story:

    DAKAR, Senegal — Hundreds of South African mercenaries are taking part in Nigeria’s military campaign against Boko Haram, operating attack helicopters, armored personnel carriers and fighting to retake towns and villages captured by the Islamist group, according to a senior government official in northern Nigeria.

    The Nigerian government has not acknowledged the presence of the mercenaries, and the official said the South Africans — camped out in a remote portion of the airport in Maiduguri, the city at the heart of Boko Haram’s uprising — conduct most of their operations at night because “they really don’t want to let people know what is going on.”

    He said the mercenaries’ role was crucial, part of a new offensive against Boko Haram after a nearly six-year insurrection. The Nigerian military, under pressure because of a presidential election to be held this month, has recently claimed a string of successes against Boko Haram, boasting about the recapture of a number of towns.

    Continue reading the main story OPEN Graphic

    Graphic: Boko Haram: The Other Islamic State

    Those claims of success follow months in which portions of the country’s territory were lost to Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group that has stormed into villages, killing civilians at random, abducting women and girls at will, and forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee across the country’s northeast.”
    As you can see Jonathan is most definitely a lying, duplicitous, lucifer. Does NASS know about this? Shoudnt we(the Nigerian people) Knowe about this from our President? Why has our Creator forsaken Nigeria with cursed & treasonous leadership such as this?

    • Guguru

      Sword of damocles,

      God bless you. You beat me to the story. Thanks for posting.

      • Sword of Damocles

        I am on this treasonous government like “white on rice”. I am apoplectic with this news. Jonathan just keeps BREAKING OUR HEARTS.

        • Guguru

          My good friend I know exactly how you feel. I and many others such as Tundemash, Wahala, etc, feel the same way too. This Jonathan has torn our hearts to pieces.

          • umolu

            Don’t worry, not all that seem to be there is really there.There is a lot of propaganda in fighting One thing for sure that is part of the propaganda is that the down fall of Nigeria is upper most the interest of America etal.So hI red mercenaries come ,contribute and fade away. The end justify the means.

  • Kitunde

    Could this not have been achieved ages ago? Our Nigererian soldiers are much better than these god -awful terrorists. Now, after over 15,000 people dead, we can now stroll in and kill these pschopaths armed with few rifles,tear gas pistol, Cans of palm oil and groundnut oil,some rounds of ammunation etc! I don;t get it….After six years oh please!
    I pray i am wrong but if some people had played politics with lives of fellow men…..They too may not live or rest in peace…

    • Kitunde

      Sorry-meant psychopaths and ammuniton! (Got worked up!)

  • Guguru

    Jonathan and his government of untruths are using mercenaries to fight Boko Haram. The Nigerian Military is not brave by any measure. This is what they are not telling people.

  • Guguru

    Where are the e-rats to defend the use of mercenaries to fight Nigeria’s war? This is the first President of Nigeria who has chosen to use mercenaries to fight a war for Nigeria. Jonathan has made Nigeria look like a horrible and cowardly nation. No other President has ever done such a thing to the image of Nigeria ever. So, why did he buy the so-called equipment for the military if he was going to hire mercenaries to fight the war with BH for Nigeria?

    • Yuri Edukere

      GEJ brought in the mercenaries because your tribe, Yorubas are all talk and no ability to fight for Nigeria. Now, you should be thankful to GEJ for caring about his country and willing to go above and beyond to ensure security of the citizens.

      • Guguru

        Go back to your room, little boy.

    • The Patriot

      Half the population of Lagos are not Lagosians and nearly half the population of Kano are not indigenes, yet you agree that these are the most populous states in Nigeria. Shell, Mobil, etc produce oil in Nigeria and even though they are not Nigerian companies, you agree that Nigeria produces oil. Nigeria’s economy is largely driven by foreign companies and yet we agree on facts and figures concerning the Nigerian economy. My point is these non-indigenes that add to the populations of Lagos and Kano, the foreign oil companies, etc are a type of mercenaries and therefore if we do not have any issues with that, then mercenary soldiers or not, they are doing us a tonne of good and good that our own people have refused to do because of their political affiliations and because of sabotage and infiltration from the opposition. In conclusion, if we can privatize other sectors or invite foreign investors, then this is no big deal. We can privatize the army if it proves to be partisan or inept. Kudos to Nigeria. Kudos to the C-in-C.

  • Sword of Damocles

    Here is more of the New York Times piece today:

    “According to the senior Nigerian official, the South Africans mercenaries have played a significant role in the recent change of momentum in the military effort against Boko Haram.

    “They are on the ground; I have seen them,” he said, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals. “They are playing a very important role. They are in the vanguard in the liberation of some of the communities. They came in with much more sophisticated equipment than the military.Thanks to their involvement the tide is turning. I believe because of them we will witness a seismic shift.”

    • Philip Musa

      are you losing sleep because GEJ cares so much about his country that he brought in foreign mercenaries to route BH? Or that APC is now facing an obvious defeat? Which one??

      • Sword of Damocles

        “I am losing sleep” because Nigeria has a looting traitor as President. Is that good enough for you. Make you go rest na, you have done your “a$$-licking” bit for the day. Clap 4 yourself THREE TIMES Simpleton!! I sure that your family is proud of you for your “patriotism”

        • Philip Musa

          …and I hope you’ll continue writing for the next 4 years ’cause GEJ is untouchable!

          • Guguru

            Pillip Screw driver,

            How much are you paid to make these inane comments?

          • Born To rule

            And how much were u also paid to exhibit stupidity on this forum?

          • Guguru

            Born to rule,

            Nothing. Absolutely nothing. How are you doing today? Are you in the process of being indentured to you anger and infantile humor?

          • Sword of Damocles

            I see that not only are you an “a$$-licking” OLYMPIC champion, but you are also a snorter of the cocaina like your brother FFK the “battyman”. LIke President, like his bootlickers(dumb & dumber). I pray one day, God will allow Nigerians to meet people like you in the flesh so we go dey look you ‘koro-koro” as you dey run ya mouth

  • Huzz

    While sitting on the fence, can I point out that the word dislodged is used often by our government, military and media. Are they saying we should be expecting this turmoil after the elections?

    • Philip Musa

      are you losing sleep ’cause BH is being dislodged?

  • Omolafe Ojutimi

    Veracity is an essential attribute. Are you sure it is the Nigerian troops dislodging BH? The world media is awash with stories about the use of South African and Russian mercenaries to prosecute the war for the sake of boosting the current incumbent of ASO Rock political fortunes. Haba, the ignominy brought on Nigeria by this government is unfathomable. This is in addition to the fallacy of a ghost dialogue with the King of Morocco. Premium Times, I beg make una no propagate untruths.

    • Philip Musa

      whether foreign or domestic mercenaries fact is, the president GEJ cares about his country so much that he’s ready to go above and beyond to ensure the security of its citizens. Now, that is what you should be thankful for!

    • tittop dede

      Whether Nigerian troops or not,what does it take you to appreciate their good works,at least we are seeing result for the first time,ko sogbon tole da,ko siwa tolewu tole fi taye lorun o,ungrateful element like you, ojutimi,infact u are ur name.

  • justme

    Thumps up to our gallant soildiers!!..at least now GEJ won’t be accused of sitting with his arms crossed while his house is on fire!

    • Guguru

      Mercenaries rather than Nigerian soldiers are doing the fighting and yet you congratulate the soldiers? Are you okay today

      • tittop dede

        U know ur name,Guguru,infact u are supposed to be given to chickens as food,u are asking someone praising soldiers wether he is okay,u are the the one that is having blood stain in ur brain and not justme.Idiot like u, If u don’t know how to appreciat good work must u talk,the generation of Haram and twin brother of buhari

        • Guguru

          tittop,

          I asked an innocent question and this surprisingly set you off? Please, don’t bite anyone on your way to bed tonight. Take your horse pill and rabies tablet before you go to bed today. By tomorrow, I think you will be fine.

        • Nedling

          My brother don’t you know that guguru is an Islamic terrorist, he is not happy that Nigerian army is decimating his fellow terrorist. No worries, they will all be killed as the army has almost been rid of all terrorist sympathisers, traitors and saboteurs amongst them.

  • tittop dede

    The Agile! The Galant soldiers! We know you people are capable and thanks for proving to the people that our able president is capable of achieving what his predecessor could not achieve,telling us that he is capable of stopping the demon from the north that was formed by some unprogressive elements of this country, continue the good work and we pray for safety in the war front.

  • Victor

    Lolz. Spot on. I especially the parting shot. Aduràaaà

  • Ali A-ly

    I remember clearly when the CAN told Gov. Fashola then that it was the turn of a christian to rule Lagos….now they are are ruling Lagos…my point is….never bring Religion into politics….but only them know what they are benefiting from it