The United States has commended the operational efforts of the Nigerian Army in the counter-terrorism war in North-East Nigeria. US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington Worried by the incessant ambush and quick attacks waged by the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents on security personnel and civilians, the Nigerian Army has set up special forces with primary responsibility for tackling the challenge. Amnesty Internationals report warned the Nigerian army allegedly committed war crimes during fight against Boko Haram (Reuters).The Nigerian government is being aided by mercenaries and troops from neighbouring countries Chad, Benin, Niger and Cameroon in its offensive and has scored some Al Jazeera English The armies of Niger and Chad have launched a "ground and air" offensive against the Boko Haram armed group in northeastern Nigeria. Al Jazeeras Ahmed Idris reports from Abuja. Chad and Niger launched a joint army operation against Boko Haram militants in Nigeria on Sunday, military sources said, stepping up a regional push to end the Sunni Muslim groups six-yearSundays strike marks Nigers first major push into Nigerian territory to combat Boko Haram. - Nigerian Army has launched a fresh offensive attack against Boko Haram in the north east. - Army said it has ruthless determination to succeed in the fight against the terrorists group at all costs. The country has ramped up its military offensive against the insurgents in its northern region, taking back some territories over the last few months. Nigerian army is moving headquarters to Maiduguri to boost offensive against Boko Haram strongholds [AFP]. Suspected Boko Haram members have ambushed a convoy carrying the new head of the Nigerian army, sparking clashes in which 10 fighters and a soldier were killedNiger armies started a joint offensive against Boko Haram in Nigeria on Sunday, entering through neighbouring southeast Niger, military sources reported. We can confirm that Chadian and Nigerian forces launched an offensive this morning from Niger. The offensive is underway, said Colonel In March 2015, Boko Haram lost control of the Northern Nigerian towns of Bama and Gwoza to the Nigerian army. "Nigeria postpones elections, focuses on major offensive against Boko Haram". The Christian Science Monitor. The Lake Chad region nations threatened by Boko Haram, Nigeria along with Cameroon, Niger and Chad, have launched a joint offensive to quell the rebellion and claim to haveProtesters march to protest against Boko Haram and support the Cameroon army in Yaounde, February 28, 2015. On January 27, Public Relations Director of the Nigerian Army Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman announced in an official statement that several units of the Nigerian Army supported by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) conducted a military operation against Boko Haram hideouts in the Nigerias army has killed 20 suspected members of Boko Haram in a renewed offensive against the Islamist insurgency, a military spokesman said Saturday. "In the late hours of Friday November 15, 2013, troops launched an offensive operation along Gwoza - Bita Damboa Road Read part one on this series here: A Battle of Two Schoolhouses in Nigerias War Against Boko Haram. Pvt. Jeremiah Friday sits with hisare part of a reinvigorated Nigerian Army offensive designed to wipe out the militant group that has launched more than 500 attacks in this small city He said the mercenaries role was crucial, part of a new offensive against Boko Haram after a nearly six-year insurrection.The next morning the Nigerian Army rolls in and claims success, the diplomat added. Human rights groups have accused Nigerian soldiers of carrying out extra-judicial killings during their fight against Boko Haram.
The army has always denied the accusations. In mid-May, President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency and launched an offensive against the group in Chad and Niger have launched a joint army operation against Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria, military sources have said. We can confirm that Chadian and Nigerien forces launched an offensive this morningThe offensive marks Nigers first major push into Nigerian territory to combat Boko Haram. Boko Haram has launched an offensive on government installations, security outfits and places of worship.Several suspected Boko Haram collaborators have been arrested for involvement in the kidnapping of almost 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria. Compare Nigerian Armys APC (12.7mm) bullet with Boko Harams rocket size one (35 mm) (right). T72, now in use by the army, has 120mm ballistic.Just hope and wish our military would sustain the offensive.
Boko haram is not indestructible. The Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has said that troops have begun to advance into the ISIS-affiliated Boko Haram stronghold of Sambisa Forest. Buratai said the offensive is to remove the terrorist from one of their last enclaves in Nigeria and rescue people who have been abducted intothe remnants of Boko Haram terrorists inside Sambisa Forest and encouraged them to sustain the tempo of the offensive until they eliminate all the Boko HaramThe Nigerian Army that has hitherto, recorded far too many victories against the Boko Haram, suddenly found itself in a blame game with The Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have renewed their attacks against the Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast, destroying their structures and killing scores of them in various military operations aimed at decimating the ability of the group. In March 2015, Boko Haram lost control of the Northern Nigerian towns of Bama and Gwoza (believed to be their headquarters) to the Nigerian army. "Nigeria postpones elections, focuses on major offensive against Boko Haram".
The Nigerian military offensive against Boko Haram insurgents in northern Nigeria has now begun in earnest, following President Goodluck Jonathans announcement of a state of emergency in three states on Tuesday (15.05.2013). A poster advertising for the search of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is pasted on a wall inThe latest offensive against the insurgents has resulted in the killing of at least 21 people, theLow-flying Nigerian fighter jets and army trucks were reported in Yola, the capital of Adamawa state. The Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have renewed their attacks against the Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast, destroying their structures and killing scores of them in various military operations aimed at decimating the ability of the group. The Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have renewed their attacks against Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast, destroying their structures and killing scores of them in various military operations. Troops from Nigeria and neighbouring countries have launched major offensives against the two Boko Haram factions and their leaders, the militaryArmy spokesman Brigadier General Sani Usman on Tuesday said the operation, codenamed Deep Punch 2, had been making tremendous progress. Four West African states have launched a major offensive against Boko Haram jihadist group in Nigeria, the military said, yesterday.According to the Nigerian military, scores of jihadists have been killed and hundreds of others have been forced to surrender in recent days. The Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have renewed their attacks against the Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast, destroying their structures and killing scores of them in various military operations aimed at decimating the ability of the group. The Nigerian army says Boko Haram has now been pushed into the vast Sambisa forest in eastern Borno state.Nigeria launched a ground offensive into Sambisa last month following aerial bombardments and says over 13 Boko Haram camps have since been dismantled. Sundays strike marks Nigers first major push into Nigerian territory to combat Boko Haram. It had until now only defended itself against militant incursions in border areas.The offensive is underway," said Colonel Azem Bermandoa, spokesman for Chads army. The Nigerian Army has appointed Major General Yushau Mahmood Abubakar to lead Operation Lafiya Dole, an offensive aimed at crushing Islamist insurgents operating in the northeastern zone of the country.Military Nigeria And Chad Renew Commitment To Collaboration Against Boko Haram. The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has also called for assistance from United Nations, NGOs and other agencies to help eliminate Boko Haram militants.Nigeria: Historic Resolution Reached Against Boko Haram. He said that troops of the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel had killed many Boko Haram insurgents, while liberating several communities.All the same, observers maintain that if the tempo of the ongoing military offensive against the insurgents is sustained, peace and The armies of Chad and Niger launch a new offensive against Boko Haram in the northeast of Nigeria . . . Photo above: Chadian soldiers patrol in the Nigerian border town of Gamboru after taking control of the city on February 4, 2015 (AFP Photo/Stephane Yas). Nigerian ground troops have joined an offensive on the last known hideout of the Boko Haram Islamist militants, a military spokesman has told the BBC.Nigerias military, backed by troops from neighbouring countries, launched an offensive against Boko Haram in February and has The four women lay dazed on the beds of the clinic. The face of one of them was burnt. Another broke her leg during the Nigerian army offensive against Boko Haram Islamists in their village. The Nigerian army says offensive against Takfiri Boko Haram militants is continuing after the recapture of the northeastern town of Baga from the extremists. "The cordon and search as well as patrol of the localities continue while the offensive on terrorists is progressing in other areas of the FILE: Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno state close to the former camp of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram on June 5, 2013 near Maiduguri.The armys claim of a major offensive against the Islamist insurgents on September 12 came after local media reported that Boko Haram had The Nigerian Army has affirmed its stand on ending terrorism in three months as directed byand are now consolidating, mopping up and preparing for the next offensive against the terrorists.The bombardment of identified Boko Haram terrorists location, close air support, air surveillance and The Nigerian army has complemented ground offensives with aerial bombardment of suspected Boko Haram sites in the Sambisa forest and illegal oilwhich is calling for a greater share of Nigerias oil wealth to go to the impoverished Delta region, has warned in September against raids in the Delta Nigerian troops rescued 200 girls and 93 women during an offensive against Boko Haram forces, the Nigerian military said Tuesday.The Nigerian armys 7th Division was tasked with the search and rescue mission last week,with an objective to recover the Chibok schoolgirls. ABUJA — It has been less than 10 days since the Nigerian military began what it calls a massive offensive against Boko Haram, the extremist Islamist militant group that claims ties to al-Qaida and recently captured portions of the countrys northeast. The army offensive follows growing evidence that Boko Haram now controls parts of the northeast. It is the militarys biggest operation since 2009, when 800 people were killed. However the US has warned against a "cycle of violence" Image caption The Nigerian army has released this photo of some of the captives. Nigerias military says it has freed another sizeable group of people during its offensive against Boko Haram militants in the vast Sambisa forest. Solomon Temitope Ogunsola of Nigerian army killed in action during CT offensive against Boko Haram in North East. Insurgency: Military Begins Intensive Air Offensive Against Boko Haram In Borno / JTF Is Winning The War On Boko Haram!Over 50million Nigerians youths ready for war against these useless cows-we will kill all of them and their sponsors. Boko Haram: The Battle Has Changed Osinbajo. Tension In South East As Nigerian Army Deploys Armored Vehicles (Photos). War Against Boko Haram: US Set To Release Of 593 Million A-29 Super Tucano Planes To Nigeria. The terrorists are on the run and no longer have a place to hide, says president after military offensive in Sambisa forest.