Boko Haram Strikes Maiduguri Once Again

 Soldiers are shown standing near houses burned by Boko Haram terrorists at Zabarmari, a fishing and farming village near Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria, July 3, 2015. Soldiers are shown standing near houses burned by Boko Haram terrorists at Zabarmari, a fishing and farming village near Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria, July 3, 2015. Stringer/AFP/Getty Images

20 September 2015
Boko Haram attacks north-eastern Nigerian city Maiduguri twice within one month, injuring over 120 civilians and killing over 90 civilians.

MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA-- The north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri continues to undergo numerous terrorist attacks resulting from suicide bombings and improvised explosive devices (IED). Maiduguri has suffered two bombing attacks within the last month believed to have been organized by Boko Haram insurgents.

On 20th September, bombs targeted a mosque and a television viewing centre. Police spokesman, Victor Isuku, claims a suicide bomber detonated an IED in the mosque, while other Boko Haram insurgents threw IEDs into the viewing centre. The IED bombs injured over 90 bystanders and caused the deaths of at least 80 civilians.  

The most recent bombing occurred on October 4th and also targeted a Maiduguri mosque. Four girls planted suicide bombs to bring attention to themselves, injuring 39 and killing 10 civilians. Nigerian Army Commander Yashai Abubakar suspects Boko Haram of sponsoring the attack: “Investigations are ongoing on those that we suspect are participating or hiding, fuelling or conniving with those that carried out these acts.” he says.

Boko Haram attacks have displaced 2.1 million people within 3 countries and killed at least 20,000 people within the last 6 years. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari pledged to eliminate Boko Haram extremists. However, that promise ignited more terrorist attacks throughout northern Nigeria.

The United Nations condemned the bomb attacks in Maiduguri linked to Boko Haram elements. The UN’s acknowledgement reiterates the organization's support for the Nigerian government’s fight against terrorism.  

 

To read more, visit:

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=52166#.VhPDg0Ypqag
http://www.ibtimes.com/nigerian-army-probes-suspected-boko-haram-sponsors-after-maiduguri-suicide-bombings-2126673
http://leadership.ng/news/465203/we-have-clues-to-boko-haram-sponsors-army
http://www.voanews.com/content/nigerian-officials-say-three-blasts-hit-borno-state-capital/2971925.html
http://www.albawaba.com/news/nigeria-boko-haram-bombs-mosque-maiduguri-54-confirmed-deaths-746670
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/22/us-nigeria-violence-idUSKCN0RL1AH20150922
http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1559541
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=52166#.VhPTs0Ypqah

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