Full Story Of How Boko Haram Slaughtered 100 Nigerian Soldiers In Borno

On November 23, 2018 120 Comments

On Monday, November 19, 2018, members of terrorist sect Boko Haram, stormed a military base in Metele village, Guzamala local government area of Borno State and made for every soldier on the premises.

“The attack came at about 6 pm on Monday evening”, one soldier who managed to escape the onslaught from the terrorists, told Premium Times. “When the soldier on top of the observation post alerted that a large number of Boko Haram fighters were advancing, we all got alarmed as we took cover and waited within the base in Metele”.

The soldier said the terrorists levelled the military base in minutes.

“The fight did not last for more than 45 minutes, but it was bloody because the Boko Haram fighters had more armament advantage than the soldiers.

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“When we realised the fight would be against us, we decided to retreat from the camp, but it was rather too late. The camp was surrounded with barbed wire, and the enemy fire was coming from the direction of the entrance. We were surrounded.

“One of the drivers of the gun trucks decided to push through the barbed wire so that other vehicles could follow and escape, but the truck got stuck, that was how many of our soldiers in other vehicles and those on foot were massacred.

“Those that managed to escape with injuries made it on foot through Cross-Kauwa to Monguno where they boarded commercial vehicles, some even sat in the booth of the Golf cars to get to Maiduguri.

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“Boko Haram made away with about seven gun trucks of the Nigeria army”.

“The insurgents took us unawares”

Another unnamed soldier told Reuters that “the insurgents took us unawares. The base was burned with arms and we lost about 100 soldiers. It is a huge loss.”

Other sources told Reuters that many troops are still missing. One soldier disclosed that more troops were killed on Tuesday when an attempt to recover bodies from the initial attack was ambushed.

“We all flew because we didn’t know where the bullets were coming from,” Reuters quotes the soldier as saying. “They killed some of us who went to evacuate the bodies of the killed soldiers.

“We left our amour, tanks and weapons. They were all there. The village is still under their control.”

How Boko Haram captured the military base

AFP’s account of events is just as chilling.

“Our troops were completely routed and the terrorists captured the base after heavy fighting,”one senior army officer told AFP, adding that the base commander and three officers were among the dead.

A local vigilante told AFP that the Boko Haram terrorists arrived the army base on around 20 trucks and army air support did not arrive until after they had “invaded the base and looted the weapons”.

The same day, Boko Haram also launched a pre-dawn attack on a base in the town ofGajiram, some 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, AFP reports.

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Fighting here lasted several hours as well.

Senate suspends plenary to honour dead soldiers

The Senate suspended plenary on Thursday, November 22, 2018, in honour of the fallen Metele soldiers and resolved to send a delegation to the Northeast.

Lawmakers also called for better support for fighting forces.

There have been reports of soldiers being deployed to fight terrorists with inferior weapons.

A soldier laments lack of resources to fight Boko Haram

A soldier who confided in Premium Times said the morale of the fighting troops is currently at an all time low.

“We have suddenly lost our spirit of launching attacks because of lack of resources to prosecute the battle. Many of us are ready to do our best, but there has been no requisite support from those sending us out there.

“As I am talking to you now, we have about 70 corpses of soldiers littering the battleground in Metele and when we went to evacuate them on Monday, the Boko Haram gunmen came out in large numbers from all angles – so we had to abandon the corpses after just picking five of them. We left most of the corpses there as I am talking to you now.

“Our morale has been dampened so badly – not only because we are not given our due allowances; but for the fact that we have been outgunned by the Boko Haram.

“The situation has gone so bad that it has gotten to a stage that soldiers would be rushing to pack up their camps and flee upon hearing the news that Boko Haram fighters are advancing”, he said.

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On August 12, a group of soldiers stationed at the Maiduguri International Airport protested their redeployment to the frontlines without sophisticated weapons.

The soldiers insisted that the redeployment would leave them at the mercy of the terrorists because the terrorists were better armed.

The military top brass refuted the account of the soldiers and all the soldiers who protested were court-martialed.

The army is yet to issue a statement on the latest attack on its base.

Buhari is yet to say a word

Nigeria has been waging a war against Boko Haram since 2009. The terrorist sect intends to establish a hard-line Islamic caliphate in Northeast Nigeria.

Boko Haram has killed more than 50,000 people and has displaced millions since the commencement of its insurgency against the State.

President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to issue a statement on the latest killings of soldiers by the Jihadists.

The Buhari administration often claims to have technically defeated and sufficiently degraded Boko Haram as a fighting force, but the terrorist sect is still capable of mounting soft target attacks, abducting school kids and overrunning military bases.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    African Union Heads of State and Government have observed a minutes’s silence in the memory of late Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday during the 28th ordinary session of AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    During the official opening session of the AU Summit, Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno, the incumbent AU President, invited the African leaders to ovserve a minute’s silence in the memory of “our late brother,” the NIgeria President Muhammadu Buhari.

    African leaders have gathered in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, to attend the Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union(AU).

    The Summit, which is to take place from 30th to 31st January, will be preceded by a meeting of the Executive Council.

  2. Anonymous says:

    When generals short change Nigerians and he’s subordinates in buying inferior ammunitions what do you expect. When service chiefs abandon their duties and were busy paying attentions to political NEXT LEVEL what do you expect. We need God fearing leadership and good leadership style..

  3. Anonymous says:

    And who is absolutely sovereignty, that cannot resigned, when the great sociers die in Nigeria by mere organize illiterate, and our sociers always go to other countries and fight and win. why must they die in there country??

  4. Anonymous says:

    Northerners you have been in power for ages but the North is in big trouble, Boko Haram destroying properties and killings people with recklessness, lack of education, very barbaric people, outdated individual, dirty people who don’t deserve to live among humans, see the Buhari u people are killing for to come back in 2019 doesn’t even care. Na we all they suffer for this Nigeria even those wey they shout sai baba how market. I thought this useless and directionless government said Boko Haram have been defeated, lies upon lies.. I pity for the useless soldiers who go about killing innocent citizens. See what has happened to u now… Those soldiers that lost their life’s died for nothing because in less than a month their families will be given just 300k and pushed out of the Barack to go and suffer forever. Nigeria is a complete failure, still living in the dark ages. A sorry state and a big shame.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Please give us their names. I am sure % of these soldiers are christians from middle belt and southern regions. They are decimating us to pave way for them to easily carry out their sinister plans.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Weldone boko boys more grease to una elbow abeg make una eradicate them all.. they thought this one is Python dance zoo army ……this is the fruit you guys sow in python dance….. its pay time..

    • Anonymous says:

      Stephen Tunde you little piece of shit, l chronic imbecile, you lack cognitive capacity. You can make your comment without abusing someone. Now back to the issue, did Igbos die? Yes. Any Igbo who is with the system that slaughter their people is on his own, period. Now you can go to hell you little swine!!

    • Anonymous says:

      @ Stephen Tunde

      You little piece of shit, a chronic imbecile. You lack cognitive capacity to engage me. You can make your comment without abusing someone. Now back to the issue, did Igbos die? Yes. Mr wise man, did those Igbos not know that that will happen to them? Any Igbo who is with the system that slaughter their people is on his own, period. Now you can go to hell you little swine!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Fake news for fake people.
    Biafra actors….

    False Propaganda!

    Where is the blood? Boko Haram wearing blazers, suits and smart clothes? Nonesense and foolishness.
    This is for gullible people.
    Gullibility is next to stupidity.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Bokoharam made away with about 7 gun vehicles that you people refused to use, and you are here talking of superior manpower. Just tell us our boys were sacrificed to arm insurgents.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    They said is 44 the real number is yet to be known , my heart goes to the family they left behind, that’s y is not good to have evil leader, your leader told you to kill unarmed IPOB you kill, you didn’t remember that they have families too their families are crying to God everyday for vengeance ,

  11. Anonymous says:

    Whether anyone like or not we are all in it together. If we continue to be blinded by religion and tribe, we will continue to loose our loved ones in the altar of politics. Boko haram is too small for Nigerian soldiers. Like sowore mentioned in Ait our security is highly politicized. They are always partisan during our elections

  12. Anonymous says:

    Nigeria military force of terror who can’t fight Boko Haram terrorist group but can slaughter innocent unarmed biafrans people on daily basis shame on you terrorists military

  13. Anonymous says:

    A message was passed that all igbos in Nigeria army should resign but they refused to listen instead they castigate the messenger. Me I will only be reading the news and go my way without any pity on them

  14. Anonymous says:

    Who will speak sense into all this gullible soldiers that Nigeria doesn’t worth dieing for? How can you fight a Boko haram terrorist that are been sponsored by the same government that sent you?..my heart bleed for Nigerian soldiers

  15. Anonymous says:

    Any time tragedy hit nigeria it’s only igbo names that I see commenting against it and showing concine it’s high time we let the deaths bury them selves..those igbos that went and join army are the real fools. They killed them selves not bokoharam..housa soldiers are all over the east dancing pythonly with all the armunations required to fight bokoharam leaving fools with ak 47 to fight heavily arm people..I could remember when they came for nnamdi kanu ,fighter jets were flying like butterflies over the sky..why won’t this fighter jets fight with soldiers in sambisa to locate were the enemies are..

  16. Anonymous says:

    RIP. 4 more years for Buhari/APC government will mean more death to our gallant soldiers and hell fire for the Nigerian Masses. Nigerians say enough is enough to this clueless Buhari/APC government.

  17. Anonymous says:

    The wages of sin is death , when u killed an innocent people from east with ur python dance u enjoy , now is u time to go pls enjoy it as well. Give boko boys Islamic state n give us our biafra nation .

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