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    The aftermath of gun battles in Bauchi on Sunday and suspected militants

    Nigerian troops have begun an assault on the home of a radical Islamist leader in the northern city of Maiduguri after three days of violence. Followers of Mohammed Yusuf barricaded themselves in and around the house after heavy fighting with security forces sent to contain rioting.

    A BBC correspondent says gunfire can be heard across Maiduguri.
    At least 140 people are believed to have been killed since the unrest broke out on Sunday.


    Nigeria's security services have been flooding Maiduguri, the city worst affected by the violence, the BBC's Caroline Duffield reports.

    They surrounded the area housing the headquarters of Mohammed Yusuf's group, known as Boko Haram. The group is also referred to locally as the "Taliban", though it has no known links to the Afghan militants.

    The group is being blamed for violent attacks on police stations, government buildings and civilians across four states in Nigeria.

    In another development, Nigerian Christian leaders said they had received no reports of Christians being targeted in the wave of Islamist violence.
    "As things stand, there is no report of Christians being killed or churches being attacked, but religious leaders have called on the government to protect law-abiding citizens and religious structures," said Bishop Emmanuel Badejo, chairman of the Social Communications Commission of the Nigerian bishops' conference.

    State of alert

    Explosions and gunshots could be heard from the Doidamgari area, where the Boko Haram have their spiritual headquarters.

    Tensions are never far from the surface in northern Nigeria. Poverty and competition for scarce resources, along with ethnic, cultural and religious differences have all fuelled sudden violence. But the latest violence is not between communities, it involves young men from religious groups, arming themselves and attacking local police.

    Fringe religious groups in Nigeria have claimed links to the Taliban before - individuals have also been accused of links to al-Qaeda. But Nigeria is very different to countries like Mali or Algeria, where groups such as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb operate.

    The idea of radical Islamist militants gaining a serious foothold in Nigeria is usually dismissed, because of the strength of local identities and traditions.

    President Umaru Yar'Adua ordered Nigeria's national security agencies to take all necessary action to contain and repel attacks by the extremists.
    "It is the government that has moved to nip a potentially dangerous problem in the bud," he said before leaving on a visit to Brazil.

    "These people have been organising, penetrating our societies, procuring arms, learning how to make explosives and bombs to disturb the peace and force abuse on the rest of Nigerians.

    "And I believe the operation we have launched now will be an operation that will contain them once and for all."

    While Mohammed Yusuf has his family home in Doidamgari, the area is also full of schools, homes, shops and a mosque, our correspondent says.
    Residents and civilians have been told to leave and there are reports of armed men shooting from inside the area.

    Military aircraft filled with soldiers have been seen taking off from Jos in the neighbouring Plateau state.

    It is thought the troops are meant to provide support for the armoured vehicles and police already on the ground. Outside Maiduguri, there is a heightened state of alert across the northern states:

    • In the city of Kano, police arrested 53 people after an attack on a police station outside the city on Monday; police also shot and killed three suspected militants as they tried to reach Maiduguri
    • In Sokoto, in the far north-west, police arrested five men said to have been caught in the act of planning an attack
    • In Bauchi, scene of the first bloodshed on Sunday, 176 people remain under arrest

    Bodies in the streets

    A BBC reporter counted about 100 bodies of residents and militants in the streets of Maiduguri on Monday. Maiduguri police said 103 had died in the violence in the city, including 90 members of Boko Haram, eight police officers, three prison officials and two soldiers.

    At least 39 people were killed in the violence in Bauchi.

    Sharia law is in place across northern Nigeria, but there is no history of al-Qaeda-linked violence in the country. The country's 150 million people are split almost equally between Muslims in the north and Christians in the south.
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    Nigerian forces shell sect leader's home, mosque


    Video hapa Reuters


    AFP – Bodies of Islamic fundamentalists shot during crossfire with policemen lie outside the police headquarters … ​

    by Aminu Abubakar Aminu Abubakar – Tue Jul 28, 4:36 pm ET

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AFP) – Fresh fighting broke out here Tuesday after Nigerian forces shelled a mosque and the home of the leader of an Islamic fundamentalist sect on the third day of fierce clashes that have killed more than 250 people, witnesses said.Sporadic mortar fire and gunshots rang out as soldiers shelled the mosque and home of Mohammed Yusuf in Maiduguri, sending plumes of smoke rising over the capital of northern Borno State.

    "The deafening sounds are from mortar shelling of the house of the leader of the Taliban by the military," a source at the police headquarters told AFP.

    "The military is also shelling the mosque run by the group, which hundreds of its followers have been guarding," he said.

    The shelling came as Nigerian security forces sought to end an uprising by the self-styled Nigerian "Taliban" which has said it wants to lead an armed insurrection and rid society of "immorality" and "infidelity."The group has targeted police in four northern states since early Sunday.Later Tuesday, the shelling stopped, but fresh fighting broke out, resident Mohammed Awwal Mujahid, told AFP, adding that he could see flashes of light and hear heavy machine gunfire.

    President Umaru Yar'Adua, speaking in the capital Abuja, said the situation in northern Nigeria was "under control" and indicated that a final assault was underway.

    "We have the situation under control now and I believe that by the end of the day, everything would have been taken care of," Yar'Adua told reporters as he boarded a flight at Abuja airport for Brazil.

    The military operation under way would "contain them once and for all," he added."They will be dealt with squarely and forthwith."

    During the assault security forces overran the home of the elusive sect leader Yusuf and a nearby mosque used by his followers.

    "We are not sure whether he has been killed in the shelling or has managed to escape," a police officer said of Yusuf.

    The fighting began Sunday in nearby Bauchi State before spilling over into Yobe, and authorities said 55 were killed in both states.However, most of the casualties appear to have been in Maiduguri, the northeastern city known as the birthplace and stronghold of the Islamic fundamentalist group.

    Clashes between security forces and radical Islamists there on Monday alone killed at least 206 people, a police source told AFP.Three militants who were captured alive were gunned down by soldiers outside the police headquarters, witnesses said.An AFP reporter counted 30 bodies strewn across the grounds of the police headquarters on Tuesday before 10 more were brought in. Dozens of other bodies which littered the grounds of the police headquarters earlier had been taken away.

    Yar'Adua had earlier placed security forces on maximum alert late Monday as the death toll mounted.The streets of Maiduguri which is under a dusk-to-dawn curfew were deserted Tuesday except for police patrols.Dozens of residents fled to the protection of the police headquarters. Hundreds of boarding-school students clad in white uniforms also fled their school situated close to the scene of Tuesday's fighting.

    Around 200 militant Islamists had kept an overnight vigil outside the mosque and Yusuf's home.They were described as "fearless" and "fanatics" by Isa Azare, police spokesman for Maiduguri. The militants went on the rampage torching churches and government buildings.
    The unrest is the deadliest sectarian violence in Nigeria since November last year when human rights groups say up to 700 were killed in the central city of Jos in direct clashes between Muslims and Christians.The fighting in the north erupted Sunday in Bauchi state, when police hit back at militants after a foiled attack at a police station, and spread rapidly to neighbouring states.

    The Nigerian extremists emerged in 2002 in Maiduguri before setting up in 2004 a camp -- dubbed "Afghanistan" -- in Kanamma village in Yobe, on the border with Niger, from where it attacked three police outposts and killed police officers.Troops then moved in to raze the camp during battles in which scores were killed. Many were arrested while others went underground. Remnants re-emerged in Maiduguri.

    Northern Nigeria is mainly Muslim, although large Christian minorities have settled in the main towns, raising tensions between the two groups.Since the return of a civilian regime to Nigeria's central government in 1999, 12 northern states have adopted Islamic Sharia law. The latest attacks, which independent security analysts say were co-ordinated, affected a third of these states.
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    Mwenye macho haambiwi ona. Hizi ni athari za kuendekeza matatizo ya watu binafsi kwa kivuli cha dini. Dini gani inayoamuru kuleta machafuko na maafa yasio na msingi wowote?Labda ni kwa ajiri ya biashara kama ile ya Viktor Bout!!
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    Associated Press Writer – 53 mins ago

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Nigerian security forces shelled then stormed the mosque and compound of an Islamist sect blamed for days of violence across northern Nigeria, killing more than 100 militants in a raging gunbattle.

    The bodies of barefoot young men littered the streets of Maiduguri on Thursday morning as the army conducted a house-to-house manhunt on the outskirts of the city for sect members. Police said most of the dead were Islamist fighters.

    Sect leader Mohammed Yusuf escaped along with about 300 followers but his deputy was killed in Wednesday night's bombardment, according to Army commander Maj. Gen. Saleh Maina.

    An AP reporter watched soldiers, under fire, shoot their way into the mosque in Maiduguri on Wednesday and then rake those holed up inside with gunfire. The reporter later counted about 50 bodies inside the building and another 50 in the courtyard outside.

    The militants, armed with homemade hunting rifles, bows and arrows and scimitars, were no match for the government forces.

    Another five corpses were just inside a large house near the mosque. Maina pointed to the body of a plump, bearded man and said it the Boko Haram sect's vice chairman, Bukar Shekau.

    "The mission has been accomplished," said Maina, the army commander.

    Nigeria: Rights worker says civilians being killed - Yahoo! News
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    they deserve though blood shading is no good at all, these militants are peace erroders! wipe them all.
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    Kesho lazima tutangaze maandamo kupinga mauwaji ya watu wetu wa imani yetu na bara letu.
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    God bless Tanzania!
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    uslam inabidi uangaliwe vizuri sana..maana naona magaidi wengi wanautumia kufanya ushenzi wao na umwagaji wa damu..sidhan kama dini inafundisha hivyo..itakuwa tu watu wachache wanautumia uislam vibaya..na ni jukumu la waislam kusimama kidete maana mwishowe mtaonekana waisla wote ni magaidi tu.
    pole zao waliokufa ambao hawausiki..lkn wengi wao we r told ni islamic militants who were deserving to die..
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    hawa watu kiburi chao kinatkiwa kumalizwa kwa bunduki tu hivyo, manake hawana masikio. dini yao ya kuzimu haina masikio, shetan anawasumbua. ndo maana hata hawaendi shule. mwamed aliwadanganya sana kwakweli, na watajuta siku moja.
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    teh teh teh
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    Kiongozi wao ameuwawa akiwa mikononi mwa Polisi, nasikia hata wapiganaji wake walio shikwa waliuwa hapo , polisi, na kuonyesha Msimamo wa Uongozi Bora Kiongozi wa sasa wa Nigeria ni Muislamu na alikuwa Lecturer kwenye mambo ya Chemistry Katika Chuo kikuu cha Nigeria, bahati mbaya sikujui hicho chuo. sasa wakwetu atayaweza haya kifika ya kufika.?
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    Hii tuwaachie wenyewe
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    jamani ndugu zangu hili si jambo la kufurahisha bali kuhuzunisha na la msingi hapa ni kuzidi kuziombea nchi zetu Mungu atukinge na haya mawazo potofu ya kutafuta haki kama ni haki ya sharia fulani inatafutwa kwa njia ya uvunjifu wa amani. tukumbuke siku zote kuwa matumizi ya nguvu ni maumivu au kuvunja ni vyema wananchi wakafahamu mazungumzo na hekima inatakiwa katika jambo lolote jema. ukiona sehemu fulani imefikia hali hii jua hapo uwepo wa Mungu hauko na unahitajika kwa udi na uvumba mimi na wewe ni wakati wetu kuliombea hili katika imani yoyote unayoiamini kwani leo kwa wenzetu huenda kesho au mtondogoo ikatokea nchini kwetu japo namwomba Mola/Mungu apitishie mbali machafuko hayo.

    Mungu Ibariki Tanzania na kuwajalia busara na hekima viongozi wake katika nyanja zote wapate kuongoza kwa hekima na wananchi tukawe wasikivu, wastahimilivu na wenye kutafuta haki zetu kwa kufuata sheria na taratibu zilizopo.
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    Human rights campaigners have voiced concern over the death of the leader of an Islamic sect in Nigerian police custody, calling it "unlawful" killing.

    Nigerian government officials said Mohammed Yusuf, 39, was shot while trying to escape. His capture by police had been announced just hours earlier. His group is blamed for days of unrest that has left hundreds of people dead.

    The Boko Haram group wants to overthrow the Nigerian government and impose a strict version of Islamic law. Mr Yusuf was held and later shot in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri.

    Bilkisu Babangida in Maiduguri

    At about 4pm I was about to leave for home with the rest of the journalists. We received a phone call to return back to the government house because the man, Mohammed Yusuf had been captured.
    So we rushed up to that place. We heard some gunshots from somewhere, then we were told that the man had been "executed" at the police headquarters, at about 7pm. I saw a video and after that I rushed to the police headquarters and I saw the corpse. I even photographed the corpse of Mohammed Yusuf.

    A BBC reporter in the city was among journalists shown two films, one apparently showing Mr Yusuf making a confession; the other showing what appeared to be his body, riddled with bullets.

    "Mohammed Yusuf was killed by security forces in a shootout while trying to escape," the regional police assistant inspector-general, Moses Anegbode, told Nigerian television. A spokesman for the state governor was also quoted as saying that Mr Yusuf had been trying to escape.
    One policeman told AFP news agency Mr Yusuf had "pleaded for mercy and forgiveness before he was shot."

    Troops had stormed the stronghold of Boko Haram - sometimes referred to as Taliban - on Wednesday night, killing many of the militants and forcing others to flee.

    Mr Yusuf was arrested on Thursday after reportedly being found hiding in a goat pen at his parents-in-law's house.

    'Gun battles'

    Staff at Human Rights Watch said there should be an immediate investigation into the case.

    "The extrajudicial killing of Mr Yusuf in police custody is a shocking example of the brazen contempt by the Nigerian police for the rule of law," said Human Rights Watch's Eric Guttschuss.

    Another Human Rights Watch researcher, Corinne Dufka, told AP news agency: "The Nigerian authorities must act immediately to investigate and hold to account all those responsible for this unlawful killing and any others associated with the recent violence in northern Nigeria."

    The violence began on Sunday night in Bauchi state, before spreading to other towns and cities in the northeast of the West African nation.

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    Crowds of militants tried to storm government buildings and the city's police headquarters, but dozens of them were shot dead by security forces.

    Several days of gun battles between militants and Nigerian security forces ensued, culminating in the assault on the militant's stronghold.
    It is thought more than 300 people have died in the violence - some estimates say 600, although there has been no official confirmation.
    The Red Cross said about 3,500 people had fled the fighting and were being housed in their camp.

    Witnesses and human rights groups have accused the military of excessive violence in quelling the militants, but the army says it used a minimal amount of force. Police say Mr Yusuf was a preacher from Yobe state, who had four wives and 12 children.

    They described him as a inspirational character. His sect, Boko Haram, is against Western education. It believes Nigeria's government is being corrupted by Western ideas and wants to see Islamic law imposed across Nigeria.

    Sharia law is in place across northern Nigeria, but there is no history of al-Qaeda-linked violence. The country's 150 million people are split almost equally between Muslims in the north and Christians in the south

    Source: BBC NEWS | Africa | Concern at Nigeria Islamist death

    Wakulu mi nashindwaga kuwaelewa hawa watu wa Human Rights...
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  17. Ndahani

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    Very unfortunately for the young man who started the mess. He didn't do his due dilligence properly. It looks like he was an outcast by his fellow moslems because of the problems he caused.
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    Boko haram,Ni bora kuwapunguza kwa jinsi hiyo...Necessary evils.Elimu ya magharibi ni ipi hiyo ? Biology ? Chemistry?Physics? or.Naomba msaada wa kueleweshwa toka kwa ndugu zangu waislam kwani hata hapa kwetu kuna mhadhiri wa kiislam amesikika akiilani elimu ya kimagharibi
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    Nahisi ni professor safari wa CUF, ni bora aangaliwe mapema na ikibidi aunganishwe na hao wa nigeria
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    Hii kali Watanzania tujifunze tusiwe hivyo ingawa udini unapiga honi.