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Nigeria recaptures Gwoza from Boko Haram: military

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Nigerian_Nigeria_army_soldiers_news_01December2008_003Nigeria’s military on Friday announced that troops had retaken the town of Gwoza from Boko Haram, from which the group declared their caliphate last year.

“Troops this morning captured Gwoza destroying the Headquarters of the Terrorists self-styled Caliphate,” Defence Headquarters in Abuja said on Twitter.



33 Comments
  • Bright Stone

    May the Good Lord blessed our soldiers.

  • Makavelli

    Where is that coward called Shakau, we are waiting for his response. Well done our gallant soldiers. Shame on Obasanjo and APC propagandists. APC doesn’t have anything to campaign with any more. Thievienubu wants to take power from behind. GEJ till 2019

    • Apwe Eli

      He drives others to their death because of the 70 virgins that their god has promised them but is not too hasty about going for his share of these angelic wives. He does want to die and may want to flee. What a pity to be gullible.

  • Honesty

    May God continue help them more to recapture the other boko haram infested places.

  • Concerned Nigerian

    Congratulations Nigeria!!!

  • Backgroundcheck22

    President Jonathan, I am not a politician but a real and proud Nigerian. Please put all your enemies to shame after this election and make life easy for your people, we want to see more of your developmental agenda and programs as i am very sure that you has won this election already. If you disappoint us, heaven will not forgive you and your generation. I am sorry, if am disrespecting.

  • Julius Joel

    There is nothing impressive about a stage manage victory, what about the lives lost for six years? Why the waste? And victory at whose expense – the hundreds of Chibok girls still in captivity.

    • Apwe Eli

      Ask your party’s kingpins.

      • Powerlessconscious

        WHY IS IT THAT ALL THE BOKOHARAM ARRESTED HAS NOT MENTIONED BUHARI AS THEIR MASTER? COWARD.

        ALL OF YOU WILL BE EMBARASSED IN JESUS NAME.

        • onyearmy

          You are committing harakiri and calling on Jesus’s name. I pity your unrivalled ignorance.

    • AMARA.C

      you people never satisfied he GEJ has shown his courage he must be encouraged not criticized,chibok girls remains a story tale to dent president.gwoza is were they said they are so were are they?

    • emma bishop

      Stage managed victory? Hello

  • Truthpipe

    Through divine inspiration, the President gave a timeline for accomplishing this task. Skeptics said it was an uphill task. Because God is in it, it has been accomplished!. Congratulations Mr President! Congratulations Nigerians. Bravo the Nigerian military, “Never Again ……… ” by the grace of God.

  • Davi Joel

    Why wait till now,Better late than never though but that is when human lives are not invoolved,too many lives have been wasted.High level management Incompetence.God bless Nigeria

    • Emmanuel Caleb

      Is this your first reaction? You’re so myopic

    • Apwe Eli

      This is a war situation so the question of whether human lives are involved or not is out of it. We should only be talking of minimsing civilian casualties.

      • Powerlessconscious

        Are you trying to defend the GEJ? do you want me to list HIS atrocity?

        Fuel subsidy,

        Stealing,

        700,000 job test,

        neglect to make nigeria electricity stable,

        high electricity bill,

        neglect boko haram for so long

        allow a nigeria soldiers to lost their life for coward bokoharam,

        Religious abuse,

        Tribal abuse,

        Trying to trigger religions and tribal war,

        Not ready to generate more elctricity for nigeria,

        Decieved nigeria with BIG ENGLISH, TRANSFORMATION,

        DEPLOYINGS TUGS TO BE KILLING PEOPLE,

        VERT WICKED AND NO HUMAN FEELING,

        Devaluation of nigeria currency due to stealing of RESERVE.

        One of the president in history to BRIBE NIGERIANS FOR ELECTION.

        BETRAYER OF INTEGRITY OF EDUCATION, (Education has integrity).

        NOT READY TO PROVIDE STABLE ELECTRICITY FOR NIGERIANS,

        DECIEVING NIGERIANS THAT IT WILL TAKE TOO LONG TO HAVE STABLE ELCTRICTY,

        Do you want more?

        This man will never win in jesus name.

        • AMARA.C

          Jonathan will win with the votes of people,i will vote for him,his enemies has put to shame,in war any thing happens,america with all sophisticated weapons they have it took them 8 good years to dislodge aquida despite aquida is still exist. Jonathan is best president Nigeria ever has ,he will finish the work he started,naira issue all the world issue as long you rely on oil.if you travel you realize the truth.i will vote for GEJ

          • Powerlessconscious

            LETS WAIT AND SEE BY TOMORROW.

        • Fuel subsidy is a crime of Tinubu and his SW colleagues. They opposed its removal.

  • Asuquo Bassey

    Congratulations and thank you very much our gallant Soldiers. May God bless you all. Congratulations our dear and able President GEJ, all glories, adoration and thanks belong to Almighty God for this victory in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. God we are grateful. Thank you Jesus.

  • shinnerique

    Congratulations, I’m proud of NIgeria Army. Where are the northern leaders who said any attack on Boko haram is an attack on northerns.

  • Powerlessconscious

    The CHADIAN TROOP (MUSLIMS) are behind the victory against BOKOHARAM. Why was PDP ABUSING ISLAMIC RELIGION AT FIRST. Atlast, It was muslim troops that help nigerians to fight bokoram. But the PDP has accussed islamic religion as a bad religion.

    Change will soon come and we suffering in this country.

    • AMARA.C

      muslims is in pdp also,but you are referring to brainwashed islamist which buhari is among them.

      • Powerlessconscious

        Buhari is a very good and honest man. But jonatha is a LUCIFER that deceives ADAMS AND EVES. I have no shoe, i have no bag. GMB will win. I will vote for GMB. EVEN, IGBOS WILL BETRAY JONATHA TOMORROW BECAUSE HE IS A BETRAYER.

    • Osanebi Osakuni

      You will soon join that fake and adulterous prophet Mohammed in the pit of hell for you to realise the evil is supporting terrorism

    • The Muslims should better sit up because their religion is becoming a despicable nuisance to the world. They will need to depend only on the threat of death to retain followers. Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Nigeria , car, Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, chechenya etc

  • dufranx

    It was the same military that claimed to have rescued the Chibok girls, killed the Shekua?, arrested thousands of Boko haram members which later turned out to be all lies and deceits. I will need sometime to believe this story. All the same, I hope it will turn out to be true.

  • Collins Ikem Ejiofor

    Where is this Gwoza sef?-President Goodluck Jonathan

    • mzt

      I no blem yu. You no even no your country’s geography and history and you wan govan naija. But u sabi Otuoke abi. No worry. When naija people sendam packing, u go no where Gwoza de.

  • Osanebi Osakuni

    If the military can defeat Boko Haram in six week, then they will enter the Guiness Book of records, Lai Mohammed. Nigerians are waiting for his commendations

  • Ify Onabu

    Wonderful. Congratulations to our servicemen and women and congratulations to Nigeria. There are some who are already belly- aching, but our people call it ‘bad belle’. President Reagan once said that you don’t quarrel with success. Never again!
    Now flush the remnants of Boko Haram from Sambisa forest and take measures to rescue our abducted daughters. May God bless Nigeria.