Nigerian army

Since the new government of Muhammadu Buhari, the war on terror keep getting tougher on the Boko Haram terrorist. It is so hot in Sambisa at the moment there is no planning time for Boko Haram members to blow up innocent citizens. In the month of February 2016, no new bombing was recorded in Nigeria, though a lot of Nigeria has not noticed this good development as this has been a norm in the country since 2012 that the sect evolved in the country.


Today in Sambisa forest, the army continues its onslaught against the terrorist cell as men of the Troops of 21 Brigade Bama at the early hours of the day laid ambush for the men of Boko Haram that had came through the Sabsawa axis of Sambisa forest and kill them, and while some of them tried to flee the men of the Nigerian Army, the Army showed why it was awarded the best in land battle, killing all the men of the Boko Haram that came via that axis.


Items recovered from the onslaught includes a Toyota Hilux, 2 AK 47 rifles with registration numbers 58006915 and KO 35839, 37 rounds of 12.7mm metal linked ammunition.

An army officer sustained injuriees during the gun battle, but he is currently in a stable condition at the time of writing.


The Nigerian military in his fight against the insurgent in the country has recently released 178 Boko Haram captives in Borno state. The people rescued includes, 101 children, 67 women and the rest are men.Spokesman Colonel Tukur Gusau said in an emailed statement.


A Boko Haram commander was captured during the raid and also the insurgent camp in Bama, about 70km southeast of Maiduguri was cleared.

The Nigeria air force also said it had repelled the insurgent attack on Bitta village, 30 miles southwest of the army operations that took place around Bama, 45 miles southeast of Maiduguri city.

Last week, the Nigeria Army rescued 71 Boko Haram prisoners that had been held for almost a year, just 25 miles from Maiduguri. Also the insurgents in the the fight of becoming important in the fight against the Nigerian state released a video showing the beheading of a Nigerian police officer.

The newly elected president, President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to crush the militant group before the end of the year, as he meets with president of neighbouring countries.


The Nigerian army have retired 11 generals from the Military. The men were pulled out of the Nigerian Army ordinance Corp on Friday, and their celebrated on Friday in Lagos.

In a speech by Maj.-Gen. Mahmood Yerima, former Chief of Training and Operations, Defence Headquarter, he appreciated the gesture of the military towards them and pledged that he and other retired officers will keep the Nigeria flag flying high. He also advised the military personnel to be loyal and extra vigilant.


The Name of the retired military officers are:

 Major-General Mahmood Yerima
 Major-General  Abiodun Amao
 Major-General Olayemi Abidoye
 Major-General Boniface Azurunwa
 Major-General  Adekunle Martin
 Major-General Christian Ugwu
 Major-General  Bode Ogini
 Major-General Mashudy Adekanye

Also Read :Nigeria Army Retires 17 Major Generals, 14 Brigadier Generals

Also some Brigadier general that are pulled out of service also includes :

 Brigadier-General Kachallah
 Brigadier-General Godfrey Nwafor
 Brigadier-General  Gabriel Oladipo

 Major-General Mahmood Yerima continues, he said :

Your loyalty to the Federal Republic of Nigeria can best be given through vigilance and security consciousness.You must continue to demonstrate total commitment to your duty to the nation just as you have exemplified in your recent successes in the fight against terrorism in the north-east.

The Nigerian people, especially the retirees are expecting a lot from you in the face of the current insurgency.Your secondary role is to assist the government in ensuring internal peace and your involvement in internal security duties demand all of you to be non-partisan.


Warri, Nigeria: The Nigerian pubic offices are well known for non-maintenance and that is the reason most Nigeria infrastructures are always damaged after a period of 5 years. Recently a photo was shared on Linda Ikeji blog platform, showing the bad infrastructure of the Nigeria army building after what looks like a heavy downpour.


The Nigeria army has been helping fighting Boko Haram, and protecting the sovereignty of their country, Nigeria. And after a long fight, it is sad to see that this is what the Nigerian army comes back to, this is where they have to come and lay their hands, in the hand of mosquitoes and bad building infrastructure.


The picture you are seeing now is the image of the Army Barracks in Effurun, Warri. We hope the current government can see this and help our gallant army troops in Warri fix the bad structure of their building and a good drainage system.




The counterterrorism officials and other experts who had been covering West Africa had confirmed that the battle between the Nigerian Army and Boko Haram is being won by the terrorist sect, Boko Haram. After a lot of the joint task force of the Nigerian-Chadian forces of driving the Boko Haram members away and retaking all villages that had been acquired by the sect, Boko Haram has got back again and gradually winning some of the villages back.


On Wednesday, 60 people were killed after a sack of bombs went off in Bauchi, Nigeria.Also Boko Haram attacked a police academy in the Chad capital city, N'Djamena, killing dozens of police officers and recruits.The sect had also killed a lot of police officers in the city of Maiduguri in recent attacks.

John Campbell, the Ralph Bunche Center director at the Council on Foreign Relations and a former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria in a statement said : 

You can quibble on this and that, but yes, they are winning

Also a US Counterterrorism official said the tactics of the involves moving out of the forest to the countryside and attacking villages, but whenever they are confronted in the villages, they move out to Maiduguri and carry out bombings. The CT official said:

  There have been successes.But it's whack-a-mole

Nigeria and its neigbouring countries, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Benin have been trying to form a 8,700 fighting force to attack Boko Haram members, but are yet to have a command centre, even though they receive intelligence from USA and France.

The Boko Haram group tried to gain more ground after it pledges allegiance to the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria, and have referred to itself as "Islamic State, West Africa Province". 

Director of the Atlantic Council's Africa Center,J. Peter Pham, said that there is no evidence of ISIS helping Boko Haram at the moment, but what happened is just for production help on social media.

What I have seen is increasing sophistication in confronting Nigerian forces.In attacks on Nigerian forces, it's always been see-saw battles for control. What's interesting is that tactics have changed.Now, however,Before, the Nigerians would flee and Boko Haram would advance. That's still ongoing,Now, however, Boko Haram is attacking on two of three sides and will put the bulk of their forces on the escape route and the Nigerians are getting ambushed. That's a military revolution.

Counterterrorism officials said Boko Haram is showing more nimbleness. The attack in Chad killing police officers in the country capital city of  N'Djamena, is a bold move by the sect. In a long war, none of the Joint-task(Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Benin) force have the troops to sustain a long term fight.

Whether the Nigeria military is up to the task of handling Boko Haram or not will be seen in few months as the country watch the new elected former military dictator, General Muhammadu Buhari takes over power from the former government of Goodluck Jonathan, whom Nigerians have tagged incompetent or clueless about the war on Boko Haram.

Boko Haram, which means "Western education is a sin" are of the intention of recreating the pre-colonial Islamic Emirate of Borno, and need pieces of Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon who were part of the pre-colonial emirates, how possible will they do this as the land mass is close to 10,000 square miles.


More than 250 have been reported killed by the deadly sect Boko Haram in Borno State Nigeria. It was gathered that Boko Haram had attacked a church on Sunday (June 1st) and killing 9 of it's worshippers. The Civilian task force caught up with the killers 4 of them, while 3 were arrested. 


On Monday, 3 other villages in Borno State  Aganjara, Agapalawa and Attagara were attacked because the Boko Haram members wore the Nigerian Army Uniform for the attack. It was gathered that after the attack that claimed the life of 9 worshippers, the villagers tipped up the Nigeria army who was said have handled the case with levity and said they will look into the report later. 

Om Monday, a Hilux jeep which is used mostly for patrols by the Nigeria army was seen in the village centre and the Boko Haram members ordered all of villagers to come to the village square so they can give them some security tips and talk to them on previous attacks, so all villagers gathered and more still coming out.

Immediately the Boko Haram members know that enough civilians are gathered, they shouted "Allahu Akbar" and started shooting at the innocent civilians, Over 250 of the villagers are said to be lying lifeless in the village without burial at the moment.

According to the villagers that was able to escape the massacre, he said, they all believed that the Boko Haram are members of the Nigeria Army and he had go and call other villagers so they will be present at the meeting until he started hearing guns and people running for their lives.

Analyst from Doy News

It is evidently clear that the Nigeria Army is not a security personnel for Nigeria citizen any longer, but a death trap for the citizens. How did the Boko Haram knows that people have reported to the Nigeria Army and why do they know they should come in the uniform?

In a place like Nigeria, where terrorist alert is high, should the Nigeria Army take any information with levity? 

Is Nigeria turning to another Iraq or Afghanistan? This and more we all hope will be answered soon

Rita Reporting for Doy News



According to a report by Sahara Reporters

  Nigeria is a country with chaos at the moment as soldiers from its 7th division created specifically for the Boko Haram group went berserk yesterday as they form mutiny against the General officer commander, Major General Abubakar Mohammed. While speaking to reporters, the soldiers claimed that the top military officers before now have not been providing them adequate weapons to fight the deadly group and everyday. Everyday Boko Haram lay ambush to take them out like chickens but never published or announced to the media. The soldier also complained that money provided by the Nigerian government to fight the deadly Boko Haram is not being used for the welfares of the soldiers instead distributed among the Military Top officials.

Moreover, the soldiers claimed that no troop rotation was devised for the soldiers in combat to rest and resume the war and its frustrating.

It was said the GOC escaped as the situation at the camp was so tensed, and the soldiers were going to launch a personal attack on him. The mutiny was said to have when the soldiers again witnessed how the other soldiers always are wheeled into the morgue everday.

Speaking to close residents to the camp, they confirmed the story that shot was fired yesterday and they all thought the Boko haram sect are probably trying to enter the camp, and the soldiers are sending them back by shooting into the air.

Confirming the news this morning, the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Major General  Christ Olukolade said questions will be asked on :

The circumstances surrounding the conduct of soldiers who fired some shots today while the General Officers Commanding was addressing troops in Maimalari cantonment Maiduguri

He also said investigation is ongoing.

From Doy News

Is this true to what Rita's reports as she claimed some Nigerian citizen said the military top officials are using the insurgency to gain more money from the government? Please read Rita's report here