Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram in Damasak

The battle by Nigerian troops to retake all territories controlled by the Boko Haram continued on Sunday as soldiers battled the insurgents in Damasak, a town in Borno State.

PRNigeria, an agency that distributes information on behalf of agencies of the Nigerian government, stated this on Sunday afternoon.

The Boko Haram took control of Damasak, a border community between Nigeria and Niger Republic, in November last year during a string of seeming successes by the sect.

The insurgents invasion of Damasak, an agrarian community, and Ashigarchi town, both in Mobbar Local Government Area led to the death of many people. Riding on Hilux vehicles and motorcycles, and using various types of arms and ammunition, the terrorists also destroyed several property with the residents fleeing to neighbouring communities.

In a separate statement on Sunday, the spokesperson of the Defense Headquarters, Chris Olukolade, said air bombardment of some identified terrorist hideouts is continuing in Yobe and Borno states.

He said the raids by the Nigerian military is in conjunction with ongoing ground assault by troops to dislodge the insurgents based on intelligence reports.

Mr. Olukolade said mop up operations are also ongoing in the areas already taken from the insurgents.
The Nigerian military on February 14 embarked on a major operation against the insurgents who have caused the death of about 20,000 people since 2009.
The recent operations have been successful as the miulitary has retaken several communites initially seized by the insurgents in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states.


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  • Otile

    This is not the kind of news Sultan, Imam Buhari and their APC minions want to hear. To please them write about what Jonathan has not done.

    • bib

      Like returning the lives of those GEJ criminally neglected to be killed in his six years of misrule. The blood he has ‘shared’ shall question him at ICC soon.

  • Total

    Wahala and Kay Soyemi must be mourning now. Sorry o. There are more bad news awaiting boko haram and their symphatisers.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Thanks for keeping an eye out for me!

      At least I now know “someone” – no matter how undesirable – would miss me if I was to drop dead now!!

  • richkid

    This news is biting buhari too much. GEJ and the soldiers continue your good works till 2019

  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    Bravo boys, but we are awaiting the “presentation” of Shekau and his backers?

    Foot soldier a kobo a dozen!

  • Ani Arinzona

    Why do failure part like APC like accessing someone. They like speaking like pilot. Buhari is not man enough! Why can we support jonathan for his good deed! He has done a lot in all sector of economy, like education, agriculture, security!

  • Acosta

    BH and APC are lost cause. UP GEJ and Nigeria military

  • Ani Arinzona

    APC are parties for un matured mind. Party for unfaithful fellowship. They talk like a foolb

  • IskaCountryman

    i thought this damasak was liberated a week ago by nigerien troops…

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Yet another bitter pill for the APC sadists !!

  • don684

    Looks like the mercenaries are having a positive effect on battling BH.

  • samson john

    Tank God for good results we ar havin against boko haram,pple are happy only APC are sad cos dy only tin dy hav against GEJ is security problem in d country now tins ar goin bak to normal.APC will loose again to GEJ

    • Lemmuel Odjay

      Corruption, ineptitude, impunity, insecurity (can you walk the dark streets of Nigeria at nights or even day time without been kidnapped? Unless, ofcourse, you are not important.) Look at your tattered schools that are now training grounds for cultists, your hospitals that have become places where poor Nigerians go to die instead of receiving healing and care. Your roads are slabs, I lost a very close and dear one to them recently. And now, your Naira is down sick. Perhaps you do not understand the implication of this? Very soon, after the elections, the realities would come crashing down. Then you’d know how deep the problem is. In what department has your Jonathan and his clueless PDP excelled if not in bring and share money, graft, inability to perform, dishonesty and impunity? Why are you raising up a lamp to see what could be perceived? When in a hole, stop digging. This government and the PDP owe Nigerians an apology for taking us through a wild meaningless ride that produced nothing but shame.

      • ita ekpo

        Even in powerful country it happen. Are you not knowing this is not deases of nigeria alone. You yourself could be one of them. Why bcos if yr bro or friend is in that act. On their successfully received the money, your share given your mouth close. Thank you.

        • Lemmuel Odjay

          I had the opportunity of joining them way back in the days of Shagari. Abroad, I joined a global online association of Nigerians in the Diaspora in the early 1990s. That was the start of Nigerians meeting online for the very first time. Our president was Prof Mobolaji Aluko who was then a lecturer in the U.S. Our aim was to put pressure on government to adhere to the rule of law, avoid corrupt tendencies in leadership and to strenghten national institutions instead of individual public servants. We collated all the details of every member of the Nigerian Senate and those of the House of Assembly and distributed the list to members some of whom we sent to Abuja to pressure members of the National Assembly from voting in favour, on the day they were supposed to vote for or against Obasanjo’s 3rd Term plans. Before then, armed with their names, telephone numbers and local governments of representation, we called these members to lobby and ask them not to vote in favour of Obasanjo’s plans. I personally condemned James Ibori re the way he was handling the affairs of the Delta State, when we met in London at the home of a friend who was once his teacher. I warned him that he would suffer for what he was doing to Delta State at the time. Well, he is paying the price now. This struggle for Nigeria on the Internet which you have now joined, started in the early 1990s. It has become big and even more powerful with a dozen or more Nigerian online news and social media running. When we started, there was only one of them which was set up by some of us in the IT profession. Then came Elendu Reports, Guardiannews Online chatline, NigeriaVillageSquare, Sahara Reporters. Some of the founders of these online portals were members of the association. If we wanted to compromise and be bought over, we would have fallen out long ago. This struggle did not begin now and if you cannot stand for what you believe then you’d fall for anything. Did you know that those living abroad know much more about Nigeria than do those at home? They steal your money and buy up choice property in choice places abroad, places only a very few oyibo sons of the soil could afford to live in, never mind buying property. But the system over there is different. You cannot hide ownership of anything, unlike in our country. And so we find it easier to locate the owners of Nigerian-owned property and their companies that serve as fronts to launder our commonwealth, while you walk around in complete ignorance of what is going on. Left to those in Nigeria, they would never discover what is going on. After knowing this much about our leaders and seeing the big mess they have made of our country, you expect us to compromise and be quiet? The wind of true change which began with the global online integration of Nigerians has come home full swing. It is not about Jonathan or Buhari. It is about change that would put permanent a permanent smile on the face of every Nigerian, not just for a chosen few in government and party. You better join or be swept aside, for many would see but not experience it. Thx, my brother…

  • Uju

    The worst part is that somewhere some APC members are crying their eyes out because our military aren’t getting butchered. That is how far their revolting campaign has gone : they no longer have our nation’s interest at heart – that is if they ever had.

    • Lemmuel Odjay

      It is in the interest of APC that the North East of Nigeria be settled quickly, because that region is where the bulk of their votes would come from. Comprehend? Start thinking CHANGE for a while, and stop thinking APC or PDP. Then you’d see clearly now the rain is gone…

      • Uju

        I do get that, however the only one that has been vouching for the North lately is GEJ, trying to bring peace back. All the APC has been doing is complain about how it was too little too late when it is them who opposed the third bill for a state in emergency last November, making it impossible for GEJ to stabilise the
        situation in the North East. So by systematically opposing any GEJ move, they did harm the North and indirectly became responsible for many deaths of soldiers and civilians. Get my point?

        • Lemmuel Odjay

          For crying out loud, the APC is an opposition party. Did you expect them to pat Jonathan’s back and say something like “well done presido”? We would have our change without Jonathan or Buhari. Its time has come,

          • Uju

            No, you are right. But while there is to be told about GEJ’s failures, they always seem to pick the wrong fights.

      • Uju

        As for Buhari being change, you are a grown man. No grown man can acually believe a 72yr old former autocrat who has lost three campaigns on the same program over and over again is change. He lack of vision has been clearly underlined by his preposterous statements on oil prices.

  • Dayo

    The bell is about to toll for BH. They can run but they can’t hide. Once our military with the help of our gallant allies will have cornered and destroyed the fighting arm of BH, school will outroot their rotten ideology. GEJ insisting on the opening of the Chibok school shows we are starting the second step : the war of the minds. We need to show the world these madmen are debasing the very idea of Islam, that they are the enemy of any religion or human belief.