CELEBRATION AS NIGERIAN ARMY RECLAIM LOST TERRITORIES

CELEBRATION AS NIGERIAN ARMY RECLAIM LOST TERRITORIES

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TOPSHOTS Nigerian troops celebrate after taking over Bama from Boko Haram on March 25, 2015. Nigeria's military has retaken the northeastern town of Bama from Boko Haram, but signs of mass killings carried out by Boko Haram earlier this year remain. AFP PHOTO / NICHOLE SOBECKINichole Sobecki/AFP/Getty Images

-CELEBRATION AS NIGERIAN ARMY RECLAIM LOST TERRITORIES

-Displaced persons are being led back into the towns and homes

-Army cautions citizens

CELEBRATION AS NIGERIAN ARMY RECLAIM LOST TERRITORIES

Pictures circulated on social media in the early hours of Saturday showed jubilant soldiers of the Nigerian army leading people back into one of the just reclaimed territories from Boko Haram.

According to the numbered tweets by the official twitter handle of the Nigerian army, the recent clear-outs of Boko Haram controlled territories have led the reclaim of a number of territories from them.

Picture circulated on social media showing jubilant Nigerian soldiers and happy citizens
Jubilating Nigerian soldiers and happy citizens

The victories come on the back of the Boko Haram terror group  recently rumored to be disembarking.

The Nigerian army have however called for caution even as Nigerians celebrate the recent victories of the army.

In a number of tweets on the official handle of the Nigerian army on twitter, the Nigerian army have warned the populace to desist from from large gatherings which might be targets for the terror group.

The Nigerian army has also announced that the envoy of a group commander is on its way to visit troops in Bama was ambushed in the early hours of Friday.

It added that a soldier lost his life, while two others were injured. the envoy however continued on its journey to Bama after surviving the ambush clearing out the terrorists and recovering a number of ammunition and vehicles.

It ended the message by affirming the commitment of the Nigerian army to end the menace of the Boko Haram group. Nigerians are advised to be more vigilant as they go about their normal business.

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In a similar development, a quarter of Nigerian twitter users have condemned international media outlets for their perceived biased coverage of the war against Boko Haram. He condemned the perceived earnestness to amplify the losses of Nigerian army by the international media.

An angry Ogbeni Dipo, a prominent Nigeria twitter user captioned a picture which shows celebrating soldiers and happy children thus: “ this photo is not all over Sky news, BBC, CNN, and Fox News because bad news from Africa sells more.

This view of his were corroborated by other Nigerians who condemned the continual amplification of the hating and unconfirmed amnesty reports criminalizing the efforts of the Nigerian army by CNN and its international colleagues.