Summary The fierce fighting between the Nigerian soldiers and Boko Haram insurgents trying to enter the country through Gamborou Ngala is currently deadlocked with each party still maintaining their positions. . "This is why for some days now, the troops have been battling to repel the advance of terrorists who want to seize the strategic location so as to have unrestricted movement from Nigeria into their safe haven in Cameroon," the source said. The ongoing counter-offensive by the military in several parts of the territory taken by the terrorists had helped to stop their advance. .
Summary Speaking to Vanguard Thursday, Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Ihejirika shot back at former minister of the FCT, Nasir El-Rufai, who earlier today accused Ihejirika of being a sponsor of terror sect Boko Haram. The former Army Chief also said that El-Rufai and others allegedly green-lighted Boko Haram's activities and attempted to divert concern from the atrocities of the sect. "When the Boko Haram operation started, supporters of the sect like El-Rufai said that there was nothing like Boko Haram and that the army was just killing innocent youths," he said, furthering, "El-Rufai said that I was re-inventing the killing of the Ibos during the Biafra war following government's determination to rid the country of terrorism."
Summary The fierce fighting between the Nigerian soldiers and Boko Haram insurgents trying to enter the country through Gamborou Ngala is currently deadlocked with each party still maintaining their positions. "This is why for some days now, the troops have been battling to repel the advance of terrorists who want to seize the strategic location so as to have unrestricted movement from Nigeria into their safe haven in Cameroun," the source said. THISDAY had reported that the ongoing counter-offensive by the military in several parts of the territory taken by the terrorists had helped to stop their advance.
Summary Nigeria's Defence Headquarters has confirmed that troops who returned from Cameroon after fierce battle with insurgents were today, August 26, 2014 addressed by the General Officer Commanding 3 Division, Major General Zaruwa as they embark on another mission in the Counter Terrorism campaign. All the soldiers are in high spirit with all their weapons and equipment intact.
Summary The 480 Nigerian soldiers who fled to Cameroon, after fierce fighting with members of the Boko Haram sect in Gamboru Ngala and Banki towns in Borno State, were yesterday sighted in Mubi, Adamawa State. Mubi, a border town, shares boundary with Cameroon. The sighting of the large contingent in the wee-hours of the day created panic among residents of the sleepy town.
Summary Cameroonian authorities have repatriated about 480 Nigerian troops who had previously fled into the country after a fierce gun battle with Boko Haram insurgents. The agency reported that "the troops were fed in Mubi Barracks; some of them were still in military fatigue while others were on vest". Cameroonian army spokesman on Monday told the BBC that 480 Nigerian troops fled to the country after a gun battle with the sect, but Defence Headquaters debunked the allegation saying the troops' action was a "tactical manoeuvre".
Summary YAOUNDE, CAMEROON- Cameroon says its military has killed some 30 suspected Boko Haram militants who attacked areas where 480 Nigerian troops had crossed over during a battle with the insurgents. After the attacks, Cameroon's state radio announced that the country's president, Paul Biya, had ordered that the Nigerian soldiers be escorted back to their country. "The head of state has instructed that the columns of Nigerian soldiers who entered Cameroonian territory should be camped in specific locations and supervised by the Cameroonian army. The Nigerian soldiers have been provided feeding, medical treatment and fuel on instructions of the head of state. At the same time the process of accompanying the Nigerian soldiers back to their country is under way under Cameroonian military escort," said Biya.
Summary A former general in the Nigerian Army has said that only miracle could take the over 200 schoolgirls in the den of Boko Haram group. Brigadier-General Idriss Bello Dambazau, a retired army officer and one time Chief of Army Staff, speaking in interview with Freedom Radio in Kano, said he is fully convinced that the Chibok girls could not be traced, expressing sympathy parents of the kidnapped teenagers. Dambazau, now the Commissioner for Special Duties in the administration of Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State, said his knowledge of the military makes him believe the war against the terrorists is a tough one.
Summary Some of the Nigerian soldiers that fled to Cameroon following a fierce battle with Boko Haram militants in locations around Borno and Adamawa states have returned as residents of Mubi town in Adamawa State reported seeing tired and tattered-looking soldiers arrive. According to Premium Times,the residents said they saw several soldiers, wearing torn uniforms and gloomy faces, returned in the wee hours of Tuesday.
Summary Nigerian soldiers, who allegedly escaped by a whisker to take refuge in neighbouring Cameroun following a fierce battle with members of the Boko Haram sect in Gamborou Ngala, Borno State on Monday, have resurfaced in Mubi, a border town in Adamawa State. "We saw some of them purchasing second hand clothes at the Mubi main market to replace their torn uniforms," Baba, a resident, said. Baba said the presence of the soldiers elicited panic and confusion in the area, adding: "When we sighted the troops, we were afraid thinking that they were insurgents who were about to attack the area. "The soldiers arrived in the night and people who saw them began to scamper for safety, because no one knew their mission.
Summary Nigerian soldiers who were alleged to have escaped to the neighbouring Cameroon Republic following a battle involving the military and members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect have resurfaced in Adamawa state. Locals of Mubi town at the borders between Adamawa and Cameroun in the state revealed on Tuesday that they witnessed when the soldiers were returning from Cameroun in the wee hours, stressing that most of the soldiers were in torn uniforms, wearing shattered and gloomy faces.
Summary Around 480 Nigerian soldiers crossed into Cameroon after Boko Haram militants operating along the border between the two nations attacked a military base and police station. The apparent retreat across the border may suggest Boko Haram is having some success at chasing Nigerian forces out of towns they are defending along the hilly frontier with Cameroon. The soldiers crossed to the town of Fotokol in the Far-North region after fighting broke out when the Islamist militants attacked a base and police station in Gamboru in neighboring northeastern Nigeria.