Sunday, May 31, 2015

10 killed in Maiduguri suicide bombing

Nigeria's military on Saturday repelled a Boko Haram attack on the key north-eastern city of Maiduguri, hours after President Muhammadu Buhari took office vowing to crush the Islamist group.
Also, there was a bomb blast on Saturday at a mosque near the popular Monday Market in Maiduguri. According to a youth vigilante source, Abba Modu, the incident occurred during the Muslim early evening prayer (3:40pm) at one of the mosques located near the Monday market.                 
In his reaction, President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned in strong term, the latest terrorist attack on Maiduguri.  He equally warned that his new administration would not tolerate wanton and willful destruction of life by criminal elements that are bent on anarchy.
Sources said the overnight attack on the Borno State capital saw rocket-propelled grenades fired into homes in a bombardment that reportedly lasted several hours.
The fighting was most heavily concentrated in the Dala suburb to the South of the city.
"It was a nightmare," Malam Yusuf told AFP. He said his own home was hit and his wife's foot was "blown off".
"RPGs kept flying and falling on homes," he said.
While some residents described watching bodies being recovered from targeted homes, no-one was able to provide a precise death toll.
Commenting on the suicide bomb attack at the mosque, Abba Modu  said the suicide bomber mingled with worshippers pretending to have come to pray, before detonating the bomb resulting in 16 deaths with  30 others injured.
Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima,  later paid a visit to the scene of the suicide attack to ascertain the level of destruction.
A youth vigilante member, who was involved in the evacuation of the injured to the hospital, said the death toll may rise.
He told Thisday on phone: "That it would require more than a miracle for some of those who were critically injured to make it beyond Saturday night.
The youth vigilante who spoke anonymously added that: "The injury was severe and about ten of those we took to the hospital were hanging on the thread and may take divine intervention to live beyond Saturday night."


1 comment :

  1. bokoharam una never tire ni?
    please there is change now