January 10, 2014
I Love the Smell of Dead Boko Haram in the Morning
Your morning cup of joe:
In a statement issued on Thursday, Colonel Mohammed Dole of the Nigerian army said the troops of 195 Battalion in Damboa "successfully repelled planned Boko Haram terrorists’ attack" on residents and a military camp in Damboa, in Borno state.Yeah, this is Nigeria so take military reports with more than a pinch of salt. The same guy says they're "winning" against Boko Haram, whatever that means.
"In the early hours (0100 hours) of Thursday 9 January 2014, the insurgents attempted to attack Damboa to cause havoc and mayhem.
"But due to timely information and gallantry displayed by the troops, the attack was repelled and inflicted heavy casualty on the terrorists," Dole said.
While 38 fighters died, others fled with "various degrees of injuries", he said.
But if Red Dawn taught me anything it was even exaggerated body counts start with at least one dead. So, even if just one Boko Haram guy is dead it's a good way to start the day.