June 29, 2014 – Bauchi Hotel Bombing: Boko Haram Attack Survivor Speaks “I Saw Human Flesh Everywhere”
On Wednesday night around 9:50pm, suspected Boko Haram militants struck at a popular hotel in Bauchi where 13 people died with several others injured.
One of the survivors of the attack recently talked with The Sun.
The man identified as Kamilu Ahmed said they were watching World Cup in the hotel when the bomb exploded.
He said the moment the IED was detonated, the Boko Haram gunmen started shooting as the survivors were scampering for safety.
In his own words;
“What I saw at the scene was terrible. I am fortunate to be alive to talk about it,” “My friend Musa Bala who was left and another friend were seriously wounded because they were near the blast.”
“while we were lying on the ground, I saw some of the attackers shooting immediately after the bomb exploded to ensure that nobody survives or even escapes. Though they didn’t notice us maybe because we were lying down flat on our bellies, I couldn’t ascertain their number and how they left the scene whether on foot, motorcycle or in a car.
“I saw human flesh littering the scene. Some pieces were packed and put in a Red Cross ambulance. I have never seen such a thing in my life.”
Another eyewitness, Malam Ahmed Maidoki told the News Agency of Nigeria that five persons in military uniform carried out the attack.
“We were just sitting down, watching highlights of the ongoing FIFA world cup at the viewing centre located in between the two storey building of the hotel when five men dressed in military uniform strolled in.
“We thought they were security personnel, who came to relax as well. I noticed they all positioned themselves at the four corners of the hall.
“The next thing I heard was an explosion, after which the arena was covered in thick smoke. Shivering, my friends and I sprawled on the ground.
“We were trying to get out when the five men started shooting sporadically at anyone who tried to stand up, and in the process, killing many of the survivors of the blast,’’ he said.
Another witness, Usman Hassan said he was about to enter the hotel when the bomb blast occurred.
“As soon as I was a bit far from the scene, I heard gunshots. Few minutes later, a white Toyota Hilux vehicle zoomed out of the hotel on high speed with men wearing army uniforms,” he said.
May the souls of the victims rest in peace.