Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Over 200 dead as Soldiers battle Boko Haram
Islamic militant in Nigeria, better known as Boko Haram has suffered defeat as over 200 of them were killed. This came up from the attack that was launched by a combined effort of the African Union soldiers which include Chad, Cameroon and the Nigerian military.
Nigerian defence spokesman Chris Olukolade denied that the presence of foreign troops on Nigerian soil compromised the country's sovereignty.
"Nigeria's territorial integrity remains intact," he said, claiming national forces had "planned and are driving the present onslaught against terrorists from all fronts in Nigeria, not the Chadian forces".
The Chadian military boasted that the inflicted heavy losses on the militant leaving over 200 of them dead while they (Chadian military) also lost nine of their men while other sustain injuries.
Over 2,000 Chadian Army led an offensive attack against the terrorist Gamboru after the AU vowed to wipe out the terrorist.
According to an AFP journalist, the sound of automatic gunfire could be heard in the town, which has been abandoned by residents after a barrage of air strikes by Chad in the run-up to its offensive.
Amazingly, While the operation in Gamboru continued, the town of Fotokol on the other side of the border, in Cameroon, came under fresh attack from the jihadists.
We want a total annihilation of these evil men who has brought us untold hardship and sorrow in this past few years.