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Boko Haram’s Bomb Explosions Kill 60 in Damaturu, Yobe

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Boko Haram’s Bomb Explosions Kill 60 in Damaturu, Yobe

Terrified Witnesses of Damaturu’s Bomb Blast

Nov 5, 2011 – Boko Haram’s Bomb Explosions Kill 60 in Damaturu, Yobe State

Series of Bomb blasts and Gun attacks occurred in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, on Friday evening. The first bomb went off at about 5.30p.m. and from that time, residents of the city say, other bombs went off non-stop till about 11.00p.m. Gunshots could also be heard during those hours.

Video News: Boko Haram’s Bomb Attack in Damaturu, Yobe State


Chief Superintendent Oluyemi Ajayi the Deputy Police Force Spokesperson, confirmed the incident. He, however, said the Commissioner of Police was yet to brief them on what led to the event and the number of casualties resulting from the event.

A witness who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the city was thrown into chaos as people ran helter-skelter for cover with youth corps members in the area hiding in shops, uncompleted buildings and bushes.

During the bombings, three banks; UBA Damaturu, First Bank and Fidelity bank on Geshua Road were allegedly robbed and bombed. Three churches in the New Jerusalem area of the city; St Mary’s Catholic Church, ECWA and Living Faith Church, were bombed, with people jumping over the Catholic Church fence to escape from the vicinity.  The police station along Geshua road was also bombed.

“At a point in time the police were said to have been shooting into the air to scare away people,” our source said. “Apparently that is not true because at that point when the police were supposedly in charge, bombs still sounded at least 6 times.”

Another witness, who described this as “possibly having the highest number of casualties ever”, numerous dead bodies littered the streets this morning and the atmosphere was very tense.

At the moment, what led to the incident is still unclear, and no one has claimed responsibility for the bombings yet. However, Islamist sect, Boko Haram, have been known to operate in the Yobe area. Damaturu is about 130km away from Maiduguri, Borno State, where bombs were also detonated yesterday.

We think the Nigerian government needs to seek help from the international community before Boko Haram gets out of hand



  1. Queen

    November 6, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    I cant stop crying.what is all these.pls president do something

  2. eddy murphy ateghie

    November 6, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    i smell their END is near so soon!!!

  3. atinuke

    November 6, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    Yea,we need international help

  4. Samy

    November 6, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Mr.president if u can’t do something concerning this boko haram $ their masterminder,which means ur leadeship has being defeated,look at inocent people dying everyday like foul oh Goodluck wakeup frm slumber.nw if it were niger delta state d govt.would hv send the minitary to demolish the place e.g odi,gbaramatu in delta .use ur CIA track $ kil them.if worst come to worst revolution wil take place

  5. best

    November 6, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Mr president johnathan, do something. Ebonyi state road is too dirty.

  6. Obi emma

    November 6, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    God will punish them.

  7. Precious

    November 6, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    Leaders of tommorow being killed.God take control

  8. Obinna

    November 7, 2011 at 6:18 AM

    Nigeria is becoming iraq, goodluck jonathan what are u doing about this?

  9. more

    November 7, 2011 at 6:27 AM

    we left all to God

  10. mmili chiedu

    November 7, 2011 at 7:27 AM

    What else does d government want 2 witness 2 confirm bokoharam has gotten out of hand.I wish family members of govt officiaLs 2 b wiped out,cos that’s d only time they will take action.futher more,d present govt should consult wit d immediate past one on how 2 manage violent crisis. We re waitin 4 results.

  11. Ifeanyi

    November 7, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    pls what do u want president to do.Boko haram they to want spoil goodluck regine.all i knw only but one all those that sponsos boko haram they cup will full.been in mind d wages of sins is death.goodluck don’t be afraid.

  12. Bashirat azeez

    November 7, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    Jonatan try and do somethin to dis bokoharam issue, b4 they kill all nigeria.

  13. philip

    November 8, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    well i had a rumor that the boko haram said there want a seat in the senate house, so there will manage it together with the president so i guest there should grant them their request and see how there will act in that seat. and there can even use that opportunity to get rid of them.

  14. Kennedy Nwabueze

    November 8, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    the evil that men do, this time wil live with them! What an evil sect! God please come to our rescue! All human efforts to stop these evil men, has failed! Pls hasten up!

  15. mr sugarboy

    November 8, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    mr president,find solution to bokoharam, coz wen bokoharam finish north yes then u wil come 2anoda state like lagos,ilorin…..

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