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Soldiers’ Accounts: How tactical blunders, sabotage exposed Nigerian troops to Boko Haram attacks

In summary •Disbanded Metele unit moved to Malfatori rather than Kukawa Cross •Arage Battalion moved to MNJTF instead of Kekeno •Over 54 soldiers deserted in the last two weeks •Unit Commander dismisses soldiers •37 soldiers still missing after Jeli attack The current upsurge in Boko Haram

Nigerian military struggles against Islamic State in West Africa-Reuters

Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in northeastern Nigeria in recent weeks, security and military sources say, forcing a turnaround in the course of an insurgency which the government has frequently claimed to have vanquished. The fatigued, ill-equipped government troops have reached breaking point, they said. The setback in

As troops battle for Gudumbali…

 Boko haram insurgents infiltrated Gudumbali, a community in Guzamala Local Government of Borno state. Musa Umar Bologi visited the area and presents first-hand information from the residents, military in addition to his observations. The battle The night was gradually creeping in, but the residents of Gudumbali were still going about their dealings. Some children sat

NAF aerial assault halts Boko Haram fresh attack in Gudumbali-Damasak axis

•Destroys terrorists' vehicles, logistics base Senator Iroegbu The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aerial assault on Saturday, has halted Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) from carrying out planned attacks at Gudumbali and Damasak towns of Borno State, North East Nigeria. The Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, stated that  Air

Breaking: Buratai relocates base to Gudumbali, Damasak

•Vows to crush Boko Haram terrorists  •Inspects troops readiness, armoury for logistic support  Senator Iroegbu   The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has relocated his operational base to Gudumbali and Damasak towns  in a bid to forestall Boko Haram terrorists resurgence in parts of the North East. Military authorities informed Global Sentinel

Boko Haram: Nigerian troops regroup, recapture Gudambali

•Restore normalcy in borno community Godsgift Onyedinefu   The Nigerian Army has on Sunday announced that it has recaptured and restored normalcy to Gudambali community, with combined efforts of troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, after attack by Boko Haram terrorists. Local officials and security sources on Saturday said that Boko Haram jihadists had taken

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