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B’Haram Attacks Two State Capitals Again

 

At least 29 people were   killed and more than 65 others wounded on Monday   in two separate attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on the capitals of Gombe and Bauchi states.

The Gombe State attack was   by a female bomber who struck at the Dukku Motor Park in Gombe. She killed 19 and left 40 others injured at about 10.58am.

Almost five hours and 28 minutes after, another insurgent   detonated a bomb hidden in a shop at the ever-busy Central Market in Bauchi.

It could not be ascertained if the bomber was a male or a female.

The Gombe bomber was said to have disguised as a passenger carrying her lethal weapon hidden   in a sack .

Eyewitness said she   detonated the explosive   near a bus   loaded with passengers.

“The bomber chose her   target carefully. She probably was standing by and observing   when some of   the buses in the park were fully loaded before setting off the bomb.”

Read more: B’Haram Attacks Two State Capitals Again

Boko Haram Killed Our Youths, Took Away Our Wives, Daughters – Residents

 

MAIDUGURI—Eight months after Boko Haram terrorists kidnapped 276 school girls from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, with more than 200 of them still in captivity, the terrorists have again abducted another 191 people including women, girls and boys from Gumsuri community near Chibok.

 

The terrorists also killed 32 people in an attack last Sunday.

 

According to an account by two local government officials and a witness, a convoy of gunmen stormed Gumsuri in Borno State on Sunday, throwing petrol bombs into buildings and leaving much of the village destroyed.

32 killed in Gumsuri.

 

The officials, who put the death toll at 32, said the local government established the number of those abducted by contacting families, ward heads and clerics.

A vigilante leader based in the Borno State capital, Maiduguri, Usman Kakani, told AFP that fighters who were in Gumsuri during the attack provided a figure of 191 abducted, including women, girls and boys.

Read more: Boko Haram Killed Our Youths, Took Away Our Wives, Daughters – Residents

Boko Haram Unrest: Nigerian Militants 'Kidnap 200 Villagers'

 

 

Militants have stormed a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping about 200, a survivor has told the BBC.

He said that suspected Boko Haram militants had seized young men, women and children from Gumsuri village.

The attack happened on Sunday but news has only just emerged, after survivors reached the city of Maiduguri.

Meanwhile, Cameroon's army says it has killed 116 Nigerian militants who had attacked one of its bases, AFP reports.

Read more: Boko Haram Unrest: Nigerian Militants 'Kidnap 200 Villagers'

Nigerian Army Denounces US Officers Over Soldiers’ Mutiny

 

 

The Nigerian army says not only has the US done nothing to help, but has made matters worse with its training of the soldiers who recently committed acts of mutiny.

“Our investigations show that some of the soldiers that were involved in mutiny received training in the US,” a senior Nigerian official told the Nigerian daily, Punch, on Sunday, adding that the soldiers’ mutiny in the fight against Boko Haram Takfiri militants in recent months was due to the "negative training" they received from US trainers.

The official also said, “Another thing Nigerians should note is that since the Americans came here purportedly to help get the Chibok girls, they have not done anything. What have they done with all their technology and might? Is it not suspicious?”

The official also stressed that it might not be easy to tell Americans to leave Nigeria since “they are a super power.”

Read more: Nigerian Army Denounces US Officers Over Soldiers’ Mutiny

Nigeria's Opposition Leader Slams Boko Haram 'reign of terror'

 

Nigeria's main opposition leader Mohammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned deadly Boko Haram attacks this weeks in two cities repeatedly hit by the extremist group which seeks to impose an Islamist state in the mainly Muslim north.

At least 31 people were killed on Thursday following a twin blast in central city of Jos, near the site where a similar attack in May killed 118 people. On Wednesday four people lost their lives in Kano, northern Nigeria's largest city when two female bombers detonated their explosives in a market.

The attack came less than two weeks after a horrific attack at Kano's central mosque that left some 120 dead.

Read more: Nigeria's Opposition Leader Slams Boko Haram 'reign of terror'

Nigeria Violence: Two Suicide Attacks Near Busy Kano Market

 

 

At least four people have been killed and seven injured in a double attack by female suicide bombers near a market in Kano, northern Nigeria, police say.

One blast hit a vehicle loading area at the Kantin Kwari textile market. Boko Haram militants are suspected of being behind the attacks.

Last month more than 100 people died in a gun and bomb attack during prayers at one of the biggest mosques in Kano.

Some 2,000 have died in attacks blamed on the Islamists so far this year.

AFP news agency quoted state police commissioner Adenrele Shinaba as saying the attacks had been carried out by "two young girls in hijab [Muslim headscarves]".

Read more: Nigeria Violence: Two Suicide Attacks Near Busy Kano Market

Nigerian Military Says Mubi Cleared of Boko Haram

Nigerian troops have fully reclaimed, and cleared Mubi of Boko Haram insurgents who had earlier taken over the town, the defence headquarters said Friday.

A statement by the Defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, said troops completed the operation to clear Mubi of terrorists on Thursday.

Mr. Olukolade said a mop-up operation was ongoing to capture any militant who may be lurking around after they had been dislodged during coordinated air and land military operations in the area.

He also said the operation to clear other parts of Nigeria of terrorist activities was continuing.

PREMIUM TIMES had exclusively reported how the military revved up its game against the extremist in Adamawa and Borno States retaking towns as Boko Haram fighters fled.

The report, by a PREMIUM TIMES’ reporter travelling in the area, provided a first-hand account of how the military,

Read more: Nigerian Military Says Mubi Cleared of Boko Haram

Zumunta USA Condemns Boko Haram

 

 ZUMUNTA ASSOCIATION USA, INC.

PRESS RELEASE CONDEMNING BOKO HARAM

It is indeed very sad that as president of Zumunta Association USA, Inc. I have to issue another press release condemning the activities of the terrorist sect in northern Nigeria called Boko Haram. What a sad commentary on the state of insecurity in our country and in particular, the northern region. When a member of our Zumunta family tells me that his/her spouse has gone to Nigeria to attend a wedding and the individual will be joining the spouse soon, my first reaction is that of excitement for the family. Unfortunately, that excitement is quickly followed by the fear that it is possible I may never hear from this family again because of the horrendous atrocities of Boko Haram. Most of us call Nigeria our first or second home, so one can never advise anyone not to visit family and kin.

That is why it is most disheartening each time I read or learn of the senseless carnage that has become the order of the day in the northern Nigeria. Thus, on behalf of Zumunta USA Inc., I join all those who wish Nigeria well in condemning the recent triple attacks on: (1) the central mosque in the city of Kano killing over 100 Islamic religious worshippers; (2) the killing of children, women and men by girls-suicide bombers in broad day light at a Maiduguri popular market; and (3) the over 45 students of Government Technical Science College Potiskum, in Yobe state massacred by the same perpetrators. Just at the time of this press release, information is coming in about the attack on city of Damaturu in Yobe State. I pray for the repose of the souls of these dead Nigerians, and for God’s comfort to the families who are now bereaved.

Read more: Zumunta USA Condemns Boko Haram

Letter From Africa: Finger-Pointing Over Boko Haram

 

 

In our series of letters from African journalists, Mannir Dan Ali looks at the excuses made for the escalating insurgency in northern Nigeria.

As the relentless violence ascribed to militant Islamist group Boko Haram continues to claim lives and destroy livelihoods, the blame game as to who is responsible for the failure to stop the bloodbath has gone into higher gear.

Over the past week more than 200 people have died in bombings and gun attacks in the northern cities of Kano, Maiduguri, Damaturu and Mubi while Damasak town, near Niger's border, is reported to have been captured by the insurgents.

Initially, the authorities blamed communities for harbouring the insurgents and not supporting the security services enough.

Read more: Letter From Africa: Finger-Pointing Over Boko Haram

Nigeria Ends U.S. Mission to Counter Boko Haram

The Nigerian government has ended a U.S. effort to train a battalion of its troops to fight Boko Haram, an Islamist terrorist group that is responsible for abducting hundreds of schoolgirls earlier this year, according to the State Department.

"We regret premature termination of this training, as it was to be the first in a larger planned project that would have trained additional units with the goal of helping the Nigerian Army build capacity to counter Boko Haram," State Department spokesman Rodney Ford said in an email to Military Times on Monday.

Ford did not say exactly what prompted Nigeria to end the training mission.

"The U.S. government will continue other aspects of the extensive bilateral security relationship, as well as all other assistance programs, with Nigeria," he said. "The U.S. government is committed to the long tradition of partnership with Nigeria and will continue to engage future requests for cooperation and training."

Read more: Nigeria Ends U.S. Mission to Counter Boko Haram

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  4. CAN Youths Berate Nigerian Government, Military Over Inaction Against Insurgents

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