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Boko Haram: Suicide Bomber Attacks Sokoto

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Boko Haram: Suicide Bomber Attacks Sokoto

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July 30, 2012 – Boko Haram: Suicide Bomber Attacks Sokoto

Bomb explosions, and a suicide blast hit 2 police stations today in the city of Sokoto, the historic seat of Islam in the country, police and residents said.

The Boko Haram Islamists, responsible for scores of deadly bombings in recent months, are suspected of having hideouts in Sokoto, but the group has rarely attacked within the city.

A senior police officer, who requested anonymity, said a suicide bomber approached the Yan Marina police station in the centre of the city in a car packed with explosives.

The bomber was denied entry at the security gate, where the vehicle blew up, according to the officer.

A resident near the station, Usman Bube, said the area was “engulfed in flames.”

“There was a huge explosion about an hour ago at the police station that was followed by thick smoke,” Bube told AFP. “It is so chaotic now, with people running to safety.”

Lawai Danfili, another resident, reported the second blast near Sokoto’s Unguwar Rogo station.

“We had a loud explosion around the police station. The impact of the explosion shook houses in the area. We all moved indoors,” he said.

There was no immediate report on casualties.

Boko Haram has repeatedly targeted the police across northern Nigeria, where most of their attacks have been carried out.

The city is home to Nigeria’s top Islamic leader, Mohammed Sa’ad Abubakar, the current Sultan of Sokoto.

The radical Islamist group has long stated its loathing for Nigeria’s traditional Muslim leaders, saying they have betrayed the faith by subjecting themselves to the country’s secular government.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. ikatuboh Alison B

    July 30, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Boko Haram this is too bad,is highly uncalled for.

  2. Elhassan

    July 30, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    Bokoharam make una fogiv nigeria nw!

  3. Oversea

    July 30, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    @elhassan: why u beg boko haram? bcos dis problem is belonge to Goodluck Jonathan, Senate president and Speaker house of rep. bcos jonathan didn‘t order our force to take up

  4. Alabi Jay

    July 30, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    E no go easy 4 9ja o

  5. Ks

    July 31, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Why dey lik 2 kill humabin lik dem, dis is not what quran thougt us. God talk of muamed about is kindnes, he was very kind. Our govermt are sendin dem dat is why dey dont takle dem wit militry

  6. Ks

    July 31, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Our goverment are beind all dis, dat why dey dont takle dem wit militry. Becs dis is not what quran says

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