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Nine soldiers killed in jihadist offensive attack in Nigeria

By: dayan (M) |Time : September 04, 2020, 04:48:40 PM


At least nine Nigerian troops were killed in an offensive by jihadists in northeast Borno state, two security sources said Wednesday.

Fighters from the so-called Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in 10 trucks fitted with machine guns overran a military position in the town of Magumeri late on Tuesday, killing nine troops, they said.

“The terrorists took over the (military) post around 4:00 pm (1500 GMT) and dispersed the troops, killing nine,” the first source told AFP.

The militants burnt three vehicles at the base, including an armoured tank and an excavator used in digging fortifications to stave off jihadist incursions, said the second source who gave the same toll.

A military reinforcement from the regional capital Maiduguri engaged the retreating attackers in a fight and killed 20 insurgents, the sources said.

In a statement late Wednesday, ISWAP claimed responsibility for the Magumeri attack where it said 10 soldiers were killed, with weapons and vehicles seized.

The militants also claimed to have killed a similar number in another offensive against Nigerian troops near the fishing town of Baga on the Lake Chad area, according to the statement.

ISWAP has repeatedly attacked Magumeri in recent days, burning a clinic and local administration building as well as robbing residents of phones, money and personal effects.

Troops have been deployed to protect the town after residents began to flee to escape the insurgents.

The decade-old conflict which started in 2009 has killed 36,000 people and displaced around two million from their homes.

The violence has spread to neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon, prompting the formation of a regional military coalition to fight the jihadists.


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Re: Nine soldiers killed in jihadist offensive attack in Nigeria

By: dayan (M) |Time : September 04, 2020, 04:59:29 PM
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In a statement late Wednesday, ISWAP claimed responsibility for the Magumeri attack where it said 10 soldiers were killed, with weapons and vehicles seized.

The militants also claimed to have killed a similar number in another offensive against Nigerian troops near the fishing town of Baga on the Lake Chad area, according to the statement.

ISWAP has repeatedly attacked Magumeri in recent days, burning a clinic and local administration building as well as robbing residents of phones, money and personal effects.

Troops have been deployed to protect the town after residents began to flee to escape the insurgents
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I get these constant mixed feelings about Nigerian soldiers.
Sometimes (as in this instance) I see them as OUR COLLECTIVE ASSETS and saviors.
Other times when they shoot unarmed civilians, I see them as enemies of the people.

It is a tough task trying to understand and balance views on Nigerian soldiers, as a Nigerian.

This army (as I've said in several other posts) has HUGE potentials to make me proud. It also has equally huge potentials to make me cry.

All I pray for, and want, is a country where WE THE PEOPLE would actually sit down to design our country to be an African pride. These mini wars all over Nigeria are well within our capacity to end. Very easy.
But we cannot end them when an ethnic or sectional agenda is being pushed.
We cannot end them when there is an agenda to internally enslave or colonize others.

Nigeria can defeat all these terrorists in the North within 2 or 3 months if the country is internally at peace with itself. That internal peace and cohesion can be achieved if the will is there.
May God help these soldiers as they try to keep us all safe.
We can make their jobs easier by solving our political problem through an honest national dialogue.

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