Soldiers Abandon Tanks Fleeing From Boko Haram, Chief Imam of Gwoza and Others Slaughtered

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Information available to 247ureports.com from sources within the theater of activity in Borno State indicate that the situation in Gwoza has grown from bad to worse. As gathered, the town of Gwoza remains under the control of Boko Haram.

According to the source who is conversant with the military activities on the ground, Soldiers, on Wednesday, during the invasion by Boko Haram had abandoned their weapons and tanks and fled towards the mountains – leaving their weapons for Boko Haram who in turn utilized the weapons to kill the residents of Gwoza.

In reaction to the Wednesday attack, the Nigerian military deployed Special Forces comprising of well-armed soldiers to the town of Madagali under the leadership of a Brigadier General. But upon arriving the theater of action on Thursday, in an effort to retake the town of Gwoza, the Nigerian Special Forces were quickly stunned and rerouted by the superior fire power of the Jihadist group. The Special Force led by the Brigadier General was defeated and was forced to retreat.

As the dust settled, it was gathered that the Chief Imam of Gwoza may have been slaughtered during the Wednesday invasion by the Jihadist group.  It was also gathered that a Councilor in Gwoza was slaughtered along with his three children.

Meanwhile, the Emir of Gwoza is believed to have not been killed as earlier suspected. The Emir is said to have escaped to Maiduguri at an undisclosed location. Other residents who fled the invasion including soldiers are said to be stuck up in the mountains without food.

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  1. A August 12, 2014 at 10:44 pm -

    Written by Hamza Idris & Yahaya Ibrahim – 12 August 2014
    Hundreds of wives of soldiers serving under the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army yesterday in Maiduguri took to the streets to protest a planned deployment of their husbands to reclaim Gwoza and other volatile areas in southern Borno which were seized by Boko Haram insurgents. ….

    The women also alleged that Boko Haram fighters have superior firepower and also get “security reports” on the movement of Nigerian troops, thereby making it easy for troops to run into ambush.

    http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/top-stories/31476-soldiers-wives-protest-husbands-deployment-to-fight-b-haram

  2. lawrence olanrewaju August 12, 2014 at 6:28 pm -

    Some of these stories are not true. How can soldiers abandon tanks and run. We had better sacked the soldiers and employ BH

  3. akinola alli August 9, 2014 at 3:24 pm -

    The same soldiers that fled from Boko Haram were used in Ekiti State to harass opposition and now in Osun State to met out same treatment. Cowards all.
    On the day of reckoning,people like Musiliu Obanikoro using these soldiers as instrument of harassment would cover his face in shame and want to weep but there would be no tears.

  4. Passionately Nigerian August 9, 2014 at 10:15 am -

    We have enough soldiers to conquers loud mouthed APC in OSUN state but not enough to retake parts of the country from Boko Haram. It is a shame!

  5. Onyiyi August 9, 2014 at 10:11 am -

    Is this ‘overrun of d military’ in Gwoza a covert strategy by d govt 2 give weapons & ammunitions 2 BH? Me think d Brig Gen shld b sent on compulsory retirement. Just my opinion.

  6. Wilson Black August 9, 2014 at 10:07 am -

    What s mess.

  7. Pharm. Kelly Nwagha August 9, 2014 at 6:30 am -

    I do not know what to say.

  8. osas August 9, 2014 at 5:14 am -

    Soldierrun awy from boko haram but can fight osun state people shame to gej

  9. Auwal August 8, 2014 at 11:30 pm -

    The FG should get one of the capture Boko Haram member infected with Ebola virus and release him to the member of BH. So that they can test a horrible dead as well.

  10. Ogunsanya Owolabi Michael August 8, 2014 at 11:05 pm -

    Those coward bastards #boko haram even if they’re equipped they ‘re not well trained nemesis will caught up with them soon cuz a tough bro is coming to take over.

  11. Engr Segun ogunsho August 8, 2014 at 8:56 pm -

    Is the country now in an atmosphere of Sidon look syndrome ?,the recent quest for an elongation of GJE tenure the only solution to this uproar and disaster ?

  12. Engr Segum August 8, 2014 at 8:51 pm -

    Uhhhm should we believe the boko Harram are more equipped,more sophisticated in terms of usage of artillery than out soldiers?but come to think of it, every one wants to go to heaven but no one wants to die