Terrorists kill 70 soldiers in Borno ambush

Borno State

Borno State

3/24/2020

Terrorists kill 70 soldiers in Borno ambush

Published March 24, 2020 Kindly Share This Story At least 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an ambush on their convoy by Boko Haram terrorists in the restive northeast, military and security sources said on Tuesday. Insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades at a lorry carrying troops as it travelled near Gorgi village in Borno state on Monday, two military officers told AFP without giving their names. “It was a huge loss, at least 70 soldiers have perished in the ambush,” one of the officers said. “The terrorists specifically targeted a truck loaded with soldiers with RPGs and incinerated the vehicle, killing all on board,” a second officer said. “So far 70 bodies have been recovered but the toll is certainly more than that as rescue operation is still underway.” Several soldiers were injured and some others taken captive by the jihadists, the two officers said. A spokesman for the Nigerian army told AFP that he was unable to comment on the reported attack. The convoy had left regional capital Maiduguri on its way to launch an offensive on a camp belonging to jihadists affiliated to the Islamic State group in the area, a member of a government-backed militia fighting the insurgents told AFP. The Islamic State West Africa Province faction split from Boko Haram insurgents in 2016 and has focused on attacking troops, raiding bases and laying ambush on military convoys. The group has been accused of increasing attacks on civilians and taking hostages at bogus checkpoints on main roads in the region. The decade-long conflict has killed 36,000 people and displaced 1.8 million in the northeast of Nigeria. Fighting has also spilt over the border into neighbouring countries, prompting the formation of a regional military coalition to fight the insurgents. AFP DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON Receive Alerts on: Read more: The Punch Newspapers

I thought we have technically defeated Boko Haram self. The Almighty God expose every informat in the NA, amen! This is disastrous! Unfortunately, Buhari is not ready to change guards. R.I.P to all the gallant soldiers! Some media outlets say it’s 40, some say 50. say it’s 70. I think it’s more than a hundred.

These soldiers are people's husband, father, uncle, and people children also why they are been sacrifice to bh Our politicians are sacrificing people children. Do you know how many people die everyday because greedy politicians embezzle money meant to fight Boko Haram? Soldiers/civilians. What about accidents on bad roads? I have ZERO empathy for the people in Aso Rock and their cronies. They should walk in our shoes this once.

So buhari boiz ar still in existence.. How will you rehabilitate Boko haram member and allow the person to join the army to fight alongside our military. The captured boko haram members are rehabilitated by this government and sent abroad for good education This is the reward for killing our soldiers May God help us

And yet , Bubu and his advisers wants to send these killers abroad as a reward for killing our soldiers whose wives are now widows and children fatherless...hmmmn, God will judge. Magit79541102 about your tweet. See this

Insurgents ambush, kill at least 70 soldiers in Borno – Daily TrustAt least 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an ambush on their convoy by Insurgents in Borno in the restive northeast, military and security sources said on Tuesday. Insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades at a lorry carrying troops as it travelled near Gorgi village in Borno state on Monday, two military officers told AFP without giving … MBuhari NGRPresident NGRSenate Which one should we now focus on? BH or Coronavirus? God please come to our aid. MBuhari NGRPresident NGRSenate ya subhanallah MBuhari NGRPresident NGRSenate 70 soldiers

Later now that lai aboki will come and tell us they have killed Boko Haram commander Haba 70...God have mercy It even kill more than corona virus and we pay more attention to the virus. Sad news what kind of thing is this for GOD sake 70 what, this is wickedness The soldiers must be well distracted with this corona of a virus

Oh Jesus Christ When will this ever end Wait, 70? burberryzainab So bh dey upto now? I though oga Corona don finish them.

At least 70 Nigerian soldiers killed in jihadist ambush: military sourcesAt least 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an ambush on their convoy by jihadist fighters in the restive northeast of the country, military and security sources said Tuesday. NigerianArmy Jihadist Northeast Nigeria just convenient! this could serve as a major distraction for the masses so they'd ease on their pummeling of Gen. Buhari's regime handling of Covid-19 and the irresponsibility of its top members of spreading the virus

💔 khally_jnr Omg May their souls rest in peace. We have technologies to use for this kind of war. There are drones to locate, destroy, take out, nullify targets. We can't continue to waste souls like this. Seventy? This is a massacre if it's true. The whole of that axis should be leveled. Are we deceiving ourselves that this monster is over? This false assumption is what makes soldiers to loose their guards. How can you allow seventy Nigerian families to be bereaved?

Military work is more intelligence than shooting now. Rip How comes Any Biafran fighting against boko Buhari a.k.a covik one nine is of all men most miserable. Those Soldiers need to travel in smaller groups of ten so they have the ability to converge on unit that is being hit from all sides This also happened amidst the COVID19.. My condolences to the families of the deceased soldiers

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My there soul rest peace This really got me at this period, I'm just weak now 😭 💔 😭 💔 Chei, our soldiers are finished. See, incompetence and sabbotage by the military hierarchy 70 soldiers just like that? Am weak seriously! God you just have to heal your land COVID19NIGERIA what are you waiting for? Go after Boko Haram nau 😭😭😭🙏🙏🙏

How about dropping a few capsules of sarin gas on these guys' hideouts.🤔🤔 We already have enough problems to deal with. There's no need for some violence loving nitwits to display their madness at the moment Jesus When did this happen What has the president say about this. What action did army chief take . Will they die just like that?

This is sad🙁 & for them to have declared 70 then the casualty is close to 200 Nawa oo … terrorist not even observing the quarantine 🤦🏽‍♂️ So una still dey kill even after seeing Corona virus. Na wa oo!

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Our soldiers don finished. Oh oh. Don't worry they will soon repent. 😭😭😭😭 AremuSAA This is too much for a country like Nigeria . Virus and boko haram 10 soldiers also missing after ambush in Niger Delta R.I.P to the dead soldiers. Dear Lord, preserve our gallant men, amen. Let’s pray for our soldiers too

I think abba Kyari should meet with these Terrorists for Negotiation .....also have a hand shake with em all Bad news Jesus😢

Insurgents ambush, kill at least 70 soldiers in Borno – Daily TrustAt least 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an ambush on their convoy by Insurgents in Borno in the restive northeast, military and security sources said on Tuesday. Insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades at a lorry carrying troops as it travelled near Gorgi village in Borno state on Monday, two military officers told AFP without giving … MBuhari NGRPresident NGRSenate Which one should we now focus on? BH or Coronavirus? God please come to our aid. MBuhari NGRPresident NGRSenate ya subhanallah MBuhari NGRPresident NGRSenate 70 soldiers

💔 MBuhari you lied to us that Boko Haram have been defeated. Mennn sadness for 70 families ontop this coro wahala myklazonline Can't these people just cease fire small make our soldiers rest small, we have bigger issues to attend to Nw I strongly believe derz a mole in d Nigerian Army... 70 soldiers, wer they sleeping? May their souls rest in peace!

Terrorists killed by fellow terrorists, old news, they are of no use This one that they reported 70... Common sense will tell us it's 70*3 which is.....you already know the answer 😥😥😥70 bawo Punch Abeg I dey borno oo where are the corona virus patients here. It's time to act. What's this Corona virus waiting for? It should go to sambis Forest straight up......what our soldiers can do. I think corona will do better

At least 70 Nigerian soldiers killed in jihadist ambush: military sourcesAt least 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an ambush on their convoy by jihadist fighters in the restive northeast of the country, military and security sources said Tuesday. NigerianArmy Jihadist Northeast Nigeria just convenient! this could serve as a major distraction for the masses so they'd ease on their pummeling of Gen. Buhari's regime handling of Covid-19 and the irresponsibility of its top members of spreading the virus

The ultimate price have been paid brothers. Rest in peace and remember that your labour won't be in vain. is chadian soldiers pls stop wishing ur country bad omen pls Amidst Coronavirus pandemic? 😭😭 oluwaloninyo This terrorist should at least let us through with this coronavirus issue 😔 HQNigerianArmy

This is very worrisome!!! Wow ehigymetor discas2001 animal kingdom Our old corona is still here!

Hmmm even in this menance of Covid- 19 Bad news everywhere!!! Jezzz Jesus! 70 RIP Chief of army staff and minister of defense should just honorably resign What This is more than a war already.. China do your thing to this idiots Towmorrow they would come to south and recruitment our young boys to go and fight the fight they started at the first place,who ever join army now from South is nothing but a fool

God will punish Buhari, Abba Kyari and audio general Buratai in this world and beyond. See how they are sacrificing our youths to their weird gods 😭😭😭 Ninu nkan ta n so yi,this foolish people still get time for Ambush and killing......na wao ooooo Some people's children just gone just like that, chai

70 is actually plenty oh, what's remaining na One corona patient should be sent to them for negotiation thats all. I sense foul play here, how did they know their movement, was area survallance not carried out before the operation, why not Airforce first? Give us the list of soldiers killed. We need to know which tribe was most involved. Don't give us story of classified information here

Nigeria inherent issues are too many, making COVID 19 look like ajebo in the midst of agberos God have mercy! DemolaRewaju Oh gash!What did this evil and satanic monsters are trying to achieve at this sobering moment of the pandemic revenging the entire world to wreck another havoc to the nation at this critical time by laying ambush and kill 70 gallant of Nigerian soldier.God deal with this evil

Oya grant those terrorists amnesty, give them overseas scholarships & for the fallen soldiers, what is the fate of their children 👉Hope in God. 3 more years, we return to polls, maybe Nigerians will shun ethnic & religious sentiments & elect a better leader.

70?!! That's a huge number. We are away from winning this war yet. Rest In Peace heroes. Ze_Phoenix Amidst this gigantic increase in covid-19 cases, BH still has the audacity to kill. (These people are crazy) Sneaky cowards. They gave us the impression that they were also observing solitude. This is pure sabotage from the inside No Intel report 😭😭😭😭

Good job How do these boko boys get COVIDー19 Can somebody imagine this on top of the Covid19(covik 1-9) scare in AsoRock with a dramatic economic quagmire/paralysis? Nigeria is fast plummeting to the abyss. Fasten your seat belts people!this is the most vulnerable era ever in Nigerian contraption since FredrickLugard

Why can't this terrorist group just be afflicted with covid-19 Let them carry Corona virus spread for that bush. 💔💔💔💔💔💔

moyologun HQNigerianArmy needs to lay their hands on this virus and find a way to infect BH with it since they don't have sense. Wtf!!!!! God protect them please. 70 Haa! 70?😳 How many come remain?🤷 No not this time na😔😔 70? This is another avoidable &foreseen tragedy with huge resources used in training these folks wasted now.moving such number should have been provided with air coverage against any ambush wheresoever! Where is intelligence gathering?what kind of society/country is this?

Make all our gallant sodiers kuku resign now may be them no get family or them get two lives To many things Nigeria is dealing with. Lassa fever, Corona virus, terrorism, bad government, herdsmen, kidnapping, etc God please save us They haven't heard of Corona virus

DemolaRewaju Wetin Buhari Govt come achieve sef? This is much... 😢 I don't believe this Good Very good Until the northern and British including all other countries that contributed in massacring of 5 million Biafrans come to air and apologise plus referendum We don't forget No peace for the wicked Then they'll release these terrorists as repentant citizens

How did you get the picture🧐 Can we just go and give one of these insurgents coronavirus in the bush and barricade them? We don't need this type of nonsense now, the world is dealing with coronavirus. May their gentle souls rest in perfect peace ameen While we're still battling with COVIDー19 as a nation. God help us. Amen.

How is this possible 70 ke A whole 70 soldiers oh my God when will this killing stop? but when they are caught they pardoned and giving a pat on the back by the inept APC-Buhari led admin Let's handle one at a time na. God have mercy on your children Oh my God, 70 soldiers whattttttt, God help our country, are you sure this is not a punishment from God for forcing this bad Government on his people, is this news genuine, God have mercy.

Nija😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 watin dey happen? May their soul rest in perfect peace with the king of kings. For every family they represent, I'm so sorry for your loss. God almighty will comfort you now and always. 70 people..notin we person won tell me..Nigeria military get informant..within dem .. They didn't maintain the social distance rules? Or the Corona isn't affecting them

That’s a very huge loss for Nigeria Army 😱😨😰 Jesus Christ...

And Y’all fall for this gibberish from punch without verification? Trouble everywhere FeralJack_ Not now terrorists. Thanks for your services... RIP stop reporting fake news. Boko Haram has been technically defeated. Boko Haram is a thing of the past. I hate fake news You can imagine how the Boko Haram is wasting our soldiers. And the Army is busy with propaganda. It is a shame that a president can allow this to happen

Jesus Christ 😢😢😢! Very sad. But Nigerians won't sympathies with them and their families who will be left behind by the Nigerian government. rest in peace fallen heroes

Now that Abba Kyari is infected with corona virus and quarantined. Who will be rulling the country?. Nobody to attend to the Military needs. This Government is wicked, the soldiers are dying just like that!! How many soldiers do we have left? Hey God! All the army equipments are in the southeast manned by fulani soldiers.

Ppl still get mind dey Enter military In this corona period of a time Haa! Olorun oo There is Judah but the government who use this Boko haram will never open up They are doing well Walahi!! The problem of this country is more than. Corona virus

How did the insurgents know of the military convoy? Traitors everywhere! Sad!! We are finished D_Probity01 👀👀 The world is like a roof with multiple lick everywhere new viruses 🦠 discovered in China What a great loss for the Nigerian Army Our politicians can tackle this and until then, there is no empathy for any maga abeg. COVID19NIGERIA

70? My God Chai this is a big loss to Nigeria army Then how many soja left?

Boko Haram should self isolate na Dear Corona virus, in case you are looking for who are where to attack, Nigerians gladly offer you our terrorists and their dwellings. Are sure that the number of them rich 70? haa won lose guard Airtime giveaway dropping soon, with very simple task, send hi to 09042426796 via WhatsApp for the update!!!

Jeez🤔 I thought I was Tha BAD GUY😳 Hmm... I thought they (BH) were repented. Same government sent the military plane to bring them back from Niger/ Chad. Now is time to send them to school abroad, integrate them into the society. Clueless administration BokoHaram you people don’t want to go on break ..

Buhari and Apc govt is calamity, The worst govt ever

I'm not sure BashirAhmaad has seen this. Normal thing . This Gov't has so much blood in their hands, they're now speechless because they've run out of ideas no more blaming Jonathan. It's so unfortunate majority of the dead are my southern/Christian brothers while their northern counterparts are sent to police a peaceful south east

one too many!! RIP fallen heros. 😢 What a country, sacrificing our patriotic soldiers, commanding inside their room while defenceless boys are sent to face the heat. Ebola just trying to go, Laser fever enter Laser trying to go Corona show muscle,. Coro never go chinko release Hantavirus deathNews everywia

🙄Terrorists PRO how market? 😭😭😭😭💔💔💔💔 May Almighty God grant the family the fortitude to bear the lost🙏🙏.. May the guidance and protection be with our Gallant troops. A battalion? Too bad.

oooh God ,,,this guys are just dying for what cause..,i still feel our leaders are not doing enough in the fight of this INSURGENCY So these miscreants are still targeting Nigeria Army while the nation is confronting coronavirus pandemic. Nigeria is in a big mess This is terrible. May their gentle souls rest in peace

And someone said we should show politicians empathy.. Taliban are on break because of Coronavirus. Boko haram should do same na! Omg In this corona era, someone should just cough and sneeze into their camp Meanwhile, corona has just killed only one person since all the loudness and panick. Which should we be scared of ?

70 soldiers? Ha

The people in power care less about the life of Nigerians/Soldiers yet some persons are showing FAKE empathy to Ask rock over Coronavirus. This guys they don't have the fear of God. With all these happenings they're still shaking their own calabash. 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔 People are dying of a pandemic, do they think they're superbeings? StayHome stayathomeNigerians staysafe COVID19

Security ha's failed in Nigerian government because of the two sponsor of Boko-Haram Rtd army General and Prominent Traditional rules Haba!! This Bastards at it again 😭😭. Make them give them one Coronavirus patient make he go sneeze on top them abeg Coronavirus is needed in these fools camp. Truthfully83 Today?



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