Staff, (Vanguard) President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Thursday in Mubi, Adamawa State and Baga, Borno State applauded Nigerian troops for proving their mettle once again through the rapid recapture of territories formerly held by insurgents in the country's North-Eastern states.
Eniola Akinkuotu, (Punch) Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says the audio file which purportedly captured some Peoples Democratic Party leaders giving orders to a general to rig the June 21, 2014 governorship elections in Ekiti State must be investigated by the INEC and the ICPC.
Punch, (Nigerian Tribune) Troops involved in the ongoing counter-terrorism operation in the North-East have arrested a number of terrorists who disguised as women in Baga, Borno State. Baga, the headquarters of the Multi-National Joint Task Force, was captured by the insurgents in January but was recaptured by the Special Forces on Saturday.
Chris Agbambu, (Nigerian Tribune) In the past, Colonels had led direct attacks in accordance with military tradition, but because of the large scale desertions recorded, Generals had decided to directly lead the war. It was even learnt that many of the troops that earlier deserted had returned while others had expressed desire to return to the front.
Fidelis Soriwei, (Punch) A large number of Boko Haram insurgents have drowned in Lake Chad as they fled the bombardment by Nigerian Air Force. Many of them died as they fled the aerial attacks by NAF jets on Baga, the location of Multi-National Joint Taskforce base seized by the sect in January, 2015.