PM News Nigeria


Nigerian military bombs Boko Haram camp  print

Published on October 3, 2013 by   ·   37 Comments

Nigeria’s military said it has launched air strikes on a Boko Haram camp, killing several Islamists, near a northeastern college campus where insurgents massacred 40 students at the weekend, a spokesman said Thursday.

“We tracked the Boko Haram terrorists to their camp in the forest outside Gujba,” military spokesman in Yobe state Lazarus Eli said of the Tuesday operation.

“Fighter jets bombarded the camp while troops launched a ground offensive, which left several terrorists dead,” Eli added.

On Sunday, heavily armed Boko Haram gunmen attacked an agricultural college in Gujba, killing 40 students as they slept in their dorms.

Gujba is roughly 30 kilometres (18 miles) from Yobe’s capital of Damaturu.

Nigerian soldier on patrol in a northern town

Nigerian soldier on patrol in a northern town

“The whole camp was destroyed in the raid and we are on the trail of fleeing members of the terrorist group,” Eli said.

The military has previously issued statements following major Boko Haram attacks, boasting of successes which are often difficult to verify.

Eli said “15 suspected terrorists” have been arrested around Gujba.

The weekend school massacre cast further doubt on the success of an ongoing military campaign, launched in May, which is aimed at crushing the four-year insurgency.

More than 100 people have been killed in a spate of school attacks since June, while dozens of others have been slaughtered in violence across the northeast, Boko Haram’s historic stronghold.

The insurgents have said they are fighting to create an Islamic state in Nigeria’s mainly Muslim north, but their demands have repeatedly shifted.

According to an estimate made earlier this year, the insurgency has cost more than 3,600 lives, including killings by the security forces. The current figure is likely much higher.

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country and top oil producer, roughly divided between the mainly Muslim north and a predominately Christian south.

print
Posted by on October 3, 2013, 8:40 pm. Filed under National, News, Today's Headlines. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

37 Comments for “Nigerian military bombs Boko Haram camp”

  1. jimmy

    So help us God. Good work soldiers.

  2. TONY

    I LOVE WHAT THE MILITARY ARE DOING. THEY SURE CAN DO MORE TO ELIMINATE THOSE IDIOTS.

    • ally war

      that is true tony the millitary shld be sanitized and reinvigorated to enable them face the task ahead of them. The shld also check out the wolf of bh in their mist.

    • ally war

      that is true tony the millitary shld be sanitized and be reinvigorated to enable them face the task ahead of them. They shld also check out the wolf of bh in their mist.,

  3. Nyarum taimako

    Boko haram are always doing the work of their father (devil) but remember that our God will judge us all.

  4. Wap

    PM News you deleted my comment for accusing you of plagiarism. You copied some part of the story from BBC words for words. You are not professionals.

    • pmnews

      You got it wrong. The story is from AFP news service. Because we subscribe for the service, we use their stories on our site.

  5. Boko haram pls liv nigerian 2 b peace

  6. Isa

    Why should the militry kill them ?they need their own nation ok.

    • Joy

      Isa you must be a Boko Haram member, it is better you change before you meet your Waterloo. If they need their own nation as claimed by you, must they kill innocent souls, is there no lawful way they can have their nation. You ‘n’ those you are speaking for are wicked that will be punished on earth and God’s wrath is awaiting you if you refuse to repent of your wickedness.

    • mathias

      isa is a fool and animal

    • what are you saying? need a state and killing innocent people,causing chaos,tear the country apart,military should do more to eliminate these pychos,idiotic isa.

  7. olusola fash occurrence

    re dis people d end time anti christ dat bible is saying may God save us oo and dis are d pple dat some of our leaders re backing. toh may God c us tru 2015 oo because I foresee problem. boko haram re just set of animal let dem be wiped out from dat land so dat peace will rain. before north was a place to live, settled, even do a businesses but now reverse is d case because of di animal called themselves islamist fighter God will punish dem and there suporters they will neva withness d goodness of our great nation Nigeria

  8. Idoko peter Arome

    Boko Haram and their sponsors are not human but devil.

  9. Isa u re a fool 4 dat coment “dey re fightin 4 dia own state”, wich islamic state iz peaceful in d whole world? None.u nust b a bh memba.idiot u ‘ll soon join b.h deceased.handz up 4 9ja military

  10. Less all of us praise to God to save us from the evil of boko haram who call their name gun men

  11. Ladun

    Welldone, soldiers.

  12. saheed

    musa u re an idiot i know u re also member of bh u the peple given islam bad image i know u re not muslim coz no muslim wil ever take d life of his fellow humans coz it’s written in the holy quran it’s an evil.all of u dat are distubin d peace of dis great nation, all of u n ur enterire generations wil neva know peace.

  13. may almighty God guide our military and give them wisdom. amen

  14. joshua

    Boko haram pls come out nd tell federal govt ur problem, bcos killin innucent people ll not solve ur problem

  15. Joy

    Isa you must be a Boko Haram member, it is better you change before you meet your Waterloo. If they need their own nation as claimed by you, must they kill innocent souls, is there no lawful way they can have their nation. You ‘n’ those you are speaking for are wicked that will be punished on earth and God’s wrath is awaiting you if you refuse to repent of your wickedness.

  16. emmy

    While I appreaciate the efforts of the millitary I still find it difficult to believe why those evil pple still ve camps after months of millitary intervention. Does it mean yobe and borno is too big for the army to control? We only hear things like this after BH have killed pple. Wars are no longer fought in secrecy.They shld open the network 2 enable dem monitor BH activities.The army shld call for foreign help if they can not control just 2 states with all resources @ their disposal.Instead the road blocks affecting innocent pple they shld invest more on intelligence.

    • Jasper

      @emmy, ur source of wisdom shall not be cut off, for the first time in this forum, i’ve ever seen someone comment wisely. More strength to the Nigerian Military officer facing this devilish monsters. Apparently, our security agents need intelligence experts among them to smoothen their operations

  17. Isa you are idiot, b/cus u are goat like those called boko-aram, I respect some Muslims because of their way of life, we are all waiting for that great day, when everybody we follow what his believed in.

  18. MUSNAD

    thank u emmy,u hav almst spoken my mind.i joind u in apreciatin our militry. bt haba! y bh camp around dat agric colleg again afta claiming combing the whole areas. i fear if innocent villages hav nt bin decended on. pls let there be militry adjustment wt obsvance of rule of engagmnt and let there be no deception.we pray that God guid our militry and protect them.

  19. Feco Iheanyi

    If having Islamic state in muslims state mainly in the north as demanded by BOKO haram fighters will bring there problems to an end . For me i will say let it be to them . Let them be on their own and have their islamic country .

  20. Tony

    The northeast nigeria is being turned into a money making jungle by corupt senior military officers. They divert most of the soldiers allowances leaving them to face the criminal sect with very low morale. Sorry Nigeria!

    • The military owe nigerians the duty of telling the real truth. How comes the boko haram camp is so near an agric college without the knowledge of our security. How comes the bh were able to launch such attack without the knowledge of the army. I hope there is no foul game somewhere? God bless Nigeria.

  21. Damn you Isa and your (boko haram members)

  22. Sunny

    THE NORTH IS GRADUALLY BEING DEPOPULATED. BOKO HARAM IS KILLING THEM, JTF IS ALSO KILLING THEM. COULD THIS BE AN ACT OF GOD? BH MEMBAS EVEN EAT ONE ANOTHA. NORTHERN ELDERS, REPENT!

  23. Koya

    Why are the Muslims in northern Nigeria more Catholic than the Pope, as they say? For example, when something happens to a Muslim in any part of the world, you will see them in Kano, Kaduna etc burning churches and killing people! Even Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirate, Kuwait, which are the repository of Islamic religion, are not so dogmatic.
    In all of this, illieracy and politics have their share of the blame. That is why you do not find that stupidity in the South.

  24. Those guyz cald boko haram sometimes are bunch of fools .Who feels they can use islam to cover their evil deeds.They would soon meet their final end.

  25. o jey

    dont abuse the government or the people everybody is to be blame we av all left our duty post and is minding d business other people. everybody has his or her own responsibility how well av u played ur role and we ar dir blaming govt. let us jet pray fir the peace of nigeria coz d deed has been done. d next tin is a way out and nt compounding the issue. at emmy is z nt Dat dey cnt control the two states bt d fact is Dat dey didn’t start early enough its late already and u dont knew wu z wu st least d people ar nt ghost dey dnt live in d same place d ar everywhere dont b surprise Dat d suya man at ur area is part of dem u neva cn tel so u cnt eradicate dem all within even six momths

  26. Mr k

    Emmy,that d Nigeria Army is just knowing that there is a camp close to the school is baffling. Indeed we only hear of this things after BH have done their deed.

  27. omahaba

    i am tired of all this push me i push you story of the military.

  28. iva

    Our Almighty God will save us from dis senseless boko haram devils. dey wil all die a painful death. insha-allahu.

  29. Dont worry very soon bh wil be History. Kudos to you nija Armies u guy are 2 much. How i wish the Gov giv me a chance to join u guys cos am 100% in support of ur hand works

Comments are closed

Log in | Designed by Gabfire themes