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Boko Haram Latest Attacks In Maiduguri: Churches & Border Posts Burnt

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Boko Haram Latest Attacks In Maiduguri: Churches & Border Posts Burnt

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Dec 2nd, 2012 – Boko Haram Latest Attacks In Maiduguri: Churches & Border Posts Burnt At Gamboru Ngala, Borno State

It was not going to be another violence free Sunday in Nigeria as suspected members of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram sets fire to churches and border posts in Gamboru Ngala, 140 kilometres to Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria’s Borno state.

Residents said around 50 gunmen in cars and on motorcycles carried out the attacks on three churches and border posts with neighbouring Cameroon, opening fire on police and chanting Allahu Akbar, (God is Greatest), residents said. So far two policemen have been identified among casualties, according to residents.

Among the security posts burned were offices for immigration, customs and the secret police and a quarantine building.

“The gunmen believed to be Boko Haram were around 50 in number and came in cars and on motorcyles around 8:30 am and attacked the security offices at the border posts, burning them,” a resident Modugana Ibrahim told the French news agency, AFP.

“They opened fire on the security personnel but it is hard to say if anybody was hurt or killed,” Ibrahim said.

Another resident, Hamidu Ahmad, said the gunmen went into town “chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ and burnt down the divisional police station and three churches”.

It was not clear whether worshippers were inside the churches at the time of the attacks.

Today’s attacks culminated earlier warnings by the militants of an attempt to impose a Taliban kind of hegemony on the town.

Two weeks ago leaflets were circulated decreeing that women were required to wear the Muslim veil and banning the sale of cigarettes, residents said.

“A tailor named Adamu was shot dead last week by some suspected Boko Haram members for making clothes for women the group consider obscene,” said resident Hajara Umar.

Violence linked to the Boko Haram insurgency in northern and central Nigeria is believed to have left over 3,000 people dead since 2009, including killings by the security forces.

Talks about resolving the crisis by some negotiations have ended in mere speculations as the Nigerian government described the leadership of the militant group as ‘ghosts’ and ‘masked’ men.

Last week, two suicide bombers believed to be members of the sect struck at St Andrew Military Protestant Church in Jaji, Kaduna state, killing no fewer than 17 people, with over 27 others injured.

The military high command in reaction to the embarrassing bombing of its elite military formation sacked two commanders from the unit on Saturday.

Also last week, gunmen belonging to the sect, attacked the headquarters of the Police Special Anti Robbery Squad, in Abuja, freeing 30 detainees, and killing two policemen.

The police claimed they re-arrested 25 of the detainees.(PMNews)

13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. abel sawaba

    December 2, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    May GOD deliver our nation ohhhh

  2. Amityboy

    December 2, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    It is the rat inside the house that showed the one outside where the fish is hidden(God help the poor ones ooo

  3. mulikatcardoso

    December 3, 2012 at 6:19 AM

    break this nation call Nigeria into 5 parts,nameely, S.west,South- South,S.East, middle-belt and North with their own Sharia country,where no woman go to school cover their head to down with black,and the men dont go to western education only arabic school,that is their won cup ot tea. we are tried of them over their killing innocent people,cos they are christian, police, amry, uniforms,others tribes and normal muslims who are thinking good and dont kills,BH kills dont muslim too.so cut them off from us,so the rest can have peace of mind and good name in new country,not this force union call nigeria,force to be in 1914.

  4. V'solar

    December 3, 2012 at 8:12 AM

    God ve mercy in our country nigerian we ar in pices isted of peace

  5. V'solar

    December 3, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    God hear the cry of the innocent soul in nigerian

  6. V'solar

    December 3, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    God ve mercy on the innocent souls in our country nigerian, we ar in pices isted of peace

  7. ChinnyC

    December 3, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    Divide Nigeria to avoid waste of lives of innocent Nigerian citizens by bokoharam.

  8. YoursTruely JC

    December 3, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Divide this Nigeria since we don't hv the same culture, to avoid this unwarranted waste of lives by the socalled bokoharam. Will Nigeria lose anything if Hausa man goes his primitive way? I need an answer, pls.

  9. YoursTuuely JC

    December 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Divide this Nigeria since we don’t hv the same culture, to avoid this unwarranted waste of lives by the socalled bokoharam. Will Nigeria lose anything if Hausa man goes his primitive way? I need an answer, pls.

  10. Makut Maryom

    December 3, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    may Almighty GOD deliver us from dis pple n dia wicked agenda.

  11. FRIDAY GOWIN

    December 4, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    dividing of Nigeria is not the solution to our problem, we Nigerians have to pray to have a good headers, claimin so call boko harm killing the christians God will judge them according to there evil dowers

  12. FRIDAY GOWIN

    December 4, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    we christians let us open our eyes to no what is happen in our country today many souls have being killed by so call boko haram the islamic militants is getting wost we have to fight back for our religion said by frayog2, uncle ben, monday, jolly, nico

  13. Opara

    December 25, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Are we sure these boko haram group are Nigerians or infiltrators from neighboring state ? Government should check our porous borders.

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