Renewed Fighting: Soldiers And Boko Haram Sustain Heavy Casualties



The battle to return the north eastern region of Nigeria back to normalcy saw its hottest battle today [Friday] in the battle ravaged communities of Borno State. Information available to through competent sources near the battlefield indicate that both the Nigerian military and the Jihadist group sustained heavy casualty in the battle to regain control of Konduga town. According to available reports, both Soldiers of the Nigerian army and the Boko Haram terrorists had engaged in hotly contested battle for the control of Konduga town – resulting in the lose of large numbers of men on both sides. The battle has lasted two days.

Available information suggests the Jihadist group launched a night attack on Konduga town on Thursday. But they were surprised by a more patriotic Nigerian force than they were used to.  A heated battle between the Nigerian forces and the Jihadist group ensued – resulting in the loss of lives from both camps in significant numbers.

The Jihadist group who were thought to have been repelled by the superior fire power of the Nigerian forces on Thursday – were said to have regrouped on Friday morning to launch an even stiffer attack on the same town. The Nigerian soldier were reportedly caught unexpected.

Details of the Friday morning attack remain sketchy. But cursory inquiry into the clash revealed that the Jihadist group returned to Konduga on Friday at minutes after 8am in a large convoy of 4×4 pickup trucks [Hilux] along with an armored tank. Talking to, one of the members of the Nigeria vigilante group stationed in Borno indicated that the Nigerian forces may have had the upper hand in the battle of Friday. According to him, “our colleagues in Konduga informed us today (Friday) that it was another major success today, because apart from killing of the terrorists, the soldiers were able to retrieve a light armored tanker that led the attackers into Konduga today“.

A top military officer station in Borno had this to say concerning the operation of Friday morning, “many of them were killed and I believe half of those that escape ran with bullet injuries. We lost some soldiers on Thursday night, but our troops had been able to gun down many of them and repelled the attacks. I don’t have much detail on the Friday morning attack yet”.

Meanwhile, soldiers of the 7 Division had on Thursday repelled what could have been a major terrorists’ attack on Benesheik town of Borno state 70km away from Maiduguri.

The insurgents, according to witnesses account, had barricaded the Kano-Maiduguri highway near Benisheik town with the deadly intent of attacking early morning commuters plying the road, but soldiers patrolling the highway came on time to engage them in a shootout.

Hussaini Musa, a traveller who was driving along the highway told journalists that  he saw five corpses dumped by the roadside and he asked questions, some of the witnesses in Benisheik said they were slain Boko Haram insurgents.

“From what I leant, soldiers from the outskirt of Beneshiek and others from Auno intervened and averted what would have been a major onslaught,” he said.



  1. 135 of the 1999 constitution as amended is very clear on the tenure of the President of the FRN.Goodluck is serving his second term.
    135. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, a person shall hold the office
    of President until –
    (a) when his successor in office takes the oath of that office;
    (b) he dies whilst holding such office; or
    (c) the date when his resignation from office takes effect;
    (d) he otherwise ceases to hold office in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution.
    (2) Subject to the provisions of subsection (1) of this section, the President shall vacate his office at the expiration of a period of four years commencing from the date, when –
    (a) in the case of a person first elected as President under this Constitution, he took the Oath of Allegiance and the oath of office; and
    (b) in any other case, the person last elected to that office under this Constitution took the Oath of Allegiance and oath of office or would, but for his death, have taken such Oaths.

  2. No doubts that there’s definitely lots of things wrong with Islam and its followers otherwise it would not be the same stories all over the world; Insurgents here, insurgents there. All Muslims. They die in droves and they kill in droves. There’s no peace in their lives, and this has been so from the inception of the crazy religion. Obviously they have nothing else to live for; living, loving, enjoying all what life has in abundance, happiness. No, they are always warring. If it’s not with themselves (Shiites vs Sunnis, Kurds vs Islamiyahs or whatever they call each others), they are after everybody else on this planet earth. No doubts they are psychologically demented breeds of people. This in essence makes one to wonder if in fact there’s this God that even these maddogs are killing for on a daily basis. These animals from the medieval ages. Even the four legged ones are of better breeds than these people.

  3. The commencement of flight from Enugu by Turkish Airline is a good idea but the President should as a matter of urgency expedite the construction of the 2nd Niger bridge. The season of nightmare is around again. I thought this would have been the major hold on the President before this senseless adoption of Goodluck Jonathan by some selfish south Easterners who don’t hesitate to sell our collective neglect as an entity by various government in this country for a pot of porriage. None of them enough is bold enough to ask Jonathan why that bridge will take the Govt 170billion to build and will take 4 good years to build, another 4 years of night mare and frustration. The present bridge was built by the then Alh Tafawa Balewa a northern in 6months by Dumez while a bridge of the same distance was built by Fashola Administration in lagos for N32 billion and in less than 4years. However given the level of corruption in Nigeria and in Jonathans Administration nobody can question them but the most insulting and demeaning of the Igbos as a group is that their so called southern brother is building this bridge for them at 75% private participation and for a toll on us for 25years. Is President Jonathan for us or against us? Ndi igbo woke up from the slavery we with our eyes wild open subjected ourselves to by the selfish few of us who have opportunity to be close to corridors of power and by our actions and inactions . Currently the Federal Govt is building a bridge of same length connecting Kogi and Niger States toll free so what’s our crime? We go about shouting North was marginalising us is Jonathan a northern? Until we the igbos drop our individual self aggrondisement for our collective good we are deceiving ourselves that having a southern president is to our good because no tribe loves the igbos. The ijaws whom Goodluck represents hate the igbos as much as the hausas and the yorubas hate the igbos. So southern or northern president shouldn’t be our major concern but what is our share of the booty of the govt of nigeria for which the igbos are a major stakeholder. Our leaders if we have any should stop deceiving us that the hausas the yorubas hate us yet anytime a yoruba or an hausa man is in power they cluster around the person as mouth piece of the igbos whle in all honesty they are there for their pockets only to come back and give us crumbles from what they got from them still holding the majority fools amongst us down by ethnic hatred and dichotomy. Who’s fooling who? Any president for 2015 whether north or south should be ready to give us our share otherwise all these noise TAN sponsored by some billionaires of igbo extraction is making to me is business as usual. So we are the architects of our misfortunes in this country and not the ijaws or the yorubas or the hausas or any other tribe for that matter. 2011 Jonathan was here in the east the igbos endorsed him four years after he is back again without more to show for the past support. Our daughter princess Stella Oduah had problem Jonathan sacrificed her. His sister Diezain committed worst atrocities more than Our Stella she’s still very much around doing more even higher position for OPEC Secretary was sought for her by her brother Jonathan. Any igbo man giving Jonathan his or her vote without his reversing the position on the 25years toll on Niger bridge is the main enemy of the Igbos. Our leaders the ball is in your court. All of us aren’t flying to Turkey on business. For once let the igbo leaders drop their selfish quest for stupendous wealth and remember the down trodden who troupe out to cast these votes that bring back your ogas to power for your benefit at our collective expense. What are Senators doing or saying at least we have 15 of them what are Federal doing or saying or are they not aware of these facts?


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