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BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Boko Haram attack 'kills 63' in Damaturu

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  1. BAK

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    [h=1]Nigeria Boko Haram attack 'kills 63' in Damaturu[/h][​IMG]
    Continue reading the main story [h=2]Related Stories[/h]
    A series of bomb and gun attacks in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Damaturu has killed at least 63 people, the Red Cross says.
    Witnesses said the bombs hit several targets, including churches and the headquarters of the Yobe state police.
    Many people are reported to have fled the town after a night of violence.
    The Islamist militant group Boko Haram told a newspaper it was behind the attack and that it planned to hit further government targets.
    A series of attacks on security forces in the nearby city of Maiduguri recently have also been blamed on Boko Haram.
    Nigerian Red Cross official Ibrahim Bulama, in Damaturu, told the BBC at least 63 people had been killed there.
    [h=2]Analysis[/h][​IMG]
    Jonah Fisher BBC News, Lagos
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    The attack on Damaturu directly contradicts the government's oft repeated line that they are about to "solve" Nigeria's Boko Haram problem. Perhaps that is why it has been so hard to get an official comment.
    Far from disappearing, Nigeria's Islamic militants appear to be evolving and gaining strength.
    The attack on the United Nations building in Abuja in August shocked many because it showed Boko Haram no longer regarded their enemy as being just the Nigerian security forces.
    These attacks on Damaturu are Boko Haram's bloodiest strike to date. The main target was once again the police but the scope and power of the assault certainly does not suggest a problem that's about to go away.


    He said two other people had been killed in attacks elsewhere. News agencies said the nearby town of Potiskum had also been attacked.
    The BBC's Jonah Fisher, in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, says this attack appears to be Boko Haram's bloodiest strike to date.
    People visiting morgues have reported seeing 92 bodies, says our correspondent.
    An unnamed local government official in Damaturu was quoted by AFP news agency as saying that hundreds of wounded people were being treated in hospital.
    Witnesses said the attacks began on Friday at about 18:30 (17:30 GMT) and lasted for about 90 minutes.
    Gunmen then engaged in running battles with security forces.
    'Church torched' A Roman Catholic parish priest told our correspondent his church had been burnt down and eight other churches also attacked.
    [h=2]Boko Haram: Timeline of terror[/h]
    • 2002: Founded
    • 2009: Hundreds killed when Maiduguri police stations stormed
    • 2009: Boko Haram leader Mohammed Yusuf captured by army, handed to police, later found dead
    • Sep 2010: Freed hundreds of prisoners from Maiduguri jail
    • Dec 2010: Bombed Jos, killing 80 people and blamed for New Year's Eve attack on Abuja barracks
    • 2010-2011: Dozens killed in Maiduguri shootings
    • May 2011: Bombed several states after president's inauguration
    • Jun 2011: Police HQ bombed in Abuja
    • Aug 2011: UN HQ bombed in Abuja

    He described gangs of young men roaming the streets throwing improvised bombs into the churches.
    The attacks followed a triple suicide bomb attack on a military headquarters in Maiduguri, in neighbouring Borno state.
    Military officials said the three attackers had died.
    Boko Haram, which means "Western education is forbidden", has launched frequent attacks on the police and government officials.
    A known spokesman for the group contacted called Nigeria's Daily Trust newspaper to claim responsibility for the attacks on Maiduguri and Damaturu.
    "We will continue attacking federal government formations until security forces stop their excesses on our members and vulnerable civilians," he said.
     
  2. Bantugbro

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    These ones are even more dangerous than AlShabaab they bombed a UN building recently, but we don't hear any drones attacks....
     
  3. Edward Teller

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    Nigeria has a story of its own,dont forget movement for the emancipation of niger delta (MEND),which is the lagerst armed gang in the country,and successfull carried out its operation and over time,have threaten retaliation to boko haram over their deeds.
    These two are religious based groups,boko baram for muslms north and MEND for christian south,both enjoying political support from people in power.
    read for urself this warning of MEND leader

    "MEND also said it is embarking on bombings “to prove a point to Boko Haram that they cannot humiliate President Goodluck Jonathan out of power”.

    “We, the ex-militants of the Niger Delta region want to warn that when we were agitating for our right, we didn’t bomb United Nations office but rather oil facilities in our domain. We expected them to do same by burning rice, tomatoes and beans farm and not killing innocent Nigerians. We want to warn that if anything should happen to President Jonathan, it means the end of this country because we are ready to make it ungovernable for anyone that will succeed Jonathan”, they said.”

    furthermore MEND dont admire arabs and their affiliates
    "The MEND official said nationals of six countries living in Nigeria “should leave or become targets of our bombings. We shall target them and their business interests in Nigeria”.

    He listed the countries as Sudan, Niger, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Libya and Mauritania."

    while on the side of boko haram,its darkish,they dont even want western education,and the alike,
    their logo speaks it all
    Boko_haram_and_MEND_272774533.jpg
     
  4. Yombayomba

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    Wandugu,

    Nafikiri NIS (Nigeria Intelligence Service) kuna matatizo, yaani imeshindwa kujipenyeza kwa hawa? hii ni hatari saana
     
  5. Bantugbro

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    Yoo! never thought these two groups are opposing each other! this is scary indeed, seems like it is just a matter of time before they explode for real....
     
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    thats it bro.Dirty african politics-
    thats why i say-terrorists are always created,never are born
     
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    True that! Afrikans poliking at its best...
     
  8. Edward Teller

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    its hard to deal with groups like these as they have support on either side-no one will dare to let its side to demise-doing so-will humiliating either side
     
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