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Boko Haram Bombs Army Convoy In Mubi, Adamawa

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Boko Haram Bombs Army Convoy In Mubi, Adamawa

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Nov 7, 2012 – Boko Haram Bombs Army Convoy In Mubi, Adamawa

Mubi, the Nigerian town in Adamawa state, where scores of students were slaughtered on independence day, is back in the news, still for the worse.

Two bomb blasts targeting soldiers rocked the town today, killing at least two civilians, the military said.

Boko Haram Islamists have carried out scores of similar attacks in the area, repeatedly targeting the military as part of an insurgency that has killed hundreds since 2009.

Residents said children were hurt in the blast at Kashuwar Sanu (cattle market) in the town of Mubi, which went off as a convoy of military vans drove through.

“There was an explosion that targeted a military patrol team, but the explosion missed the target as none of the patrol vans were affected but two civilians were killed,” said Brigadier General John Nwaogu, the top military commander in the area.

A resident said a young girl was among those hurt and reported seeing “a young boy with both legs blown off.”

After the blast, soldiers left their vehicles, fired their weapons and made several arrests, according to two witnesses who requested anonymity.

“I was in my shop when I heard an explosion which was followed by shootings and I saw people running,” said one shop owner near the market.

“I was told there were arrests after the blast,” he added.

The military blamed Boko Haram for a separate blast in the nearby city of Maiduguri, which is considered Islamist group’s base.

“A remote-controlled improvised explosive device went off as a military patrol vehicle was passing along Bama road around 8:35 am (0735 gmt) today without causing any casualty,” Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa told AFP.

Mubi was the site of gruesome massacre at a university student housing building last month where at least 40 people were killed, including many who had their throats slit. It is not clear who carried out that attack.

Violence linked to the Boko Haram insurgency is believed to have left more than 2,800 people dead in the north and centre of the country since 2009, including killings by the security forces.

Boko Haram has said it wants to create an Islamic state in the mainly Muslim north of Africa’s most populous country, where the south in predominately Christian. (Report by PMnews)

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Chijioke I

    November 8, 2012 at 3:52 AM

    Mubi seems to b d latest terror spot 4d deadly islamic sect. May God reveal dm powerlessly ds time.

  2. Steven Emmanuel

    November 8, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    may d Almighty God have his ways.

  3. Engr Taiye Afolayan

    November 8, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Whiskey hotel yankee.

  4. Sanni Fatai A

    November 8, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    God saves us

  5. Sanni Fatai A

    November 8, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    God help Nigerians and protect us from evil.

  6. George Okon

    November 8, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    na waoo for this kind of people are they really nigerians?

  7. Vincent oliver

    November 8, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    It is quiet unforturnity that these calamity is befalling the northerners……..l suggest the Nigeria Army should conduct house to house search to fish out these evil blood suckers

  8. ibro007

    November 22, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    AM TIED OF COMMENT IN NIGERIAN ISSUE BOTH NORTH SOUTH EAST AND WEST EVERY WHERE

  9. Gboshe Micky

    November 29, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Na waooo for this people that them self BOKO HARAM they ready to run this word but will punish them in jesus name.

  10. Benjamin Alfred

    November 5, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    Father how long will u fold ur arms and watch darkness have an upper hand!oh God we need ur rescue from the hand of this enemies of light and d good of nig and nigns.

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