Suicide Bomber Kills Seven In IDPs Camp

IDP-camp-bombingA suicide bomber has killed at least seven people in a transit camp in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital in north-east Nigeria.

The National Emergency Management Agency sources said the explosive was reportedly detonated by a female suicide bomber evacuated to the capital city alongside other displaced persons from Dikwa local council.

Locals of the area trapped by Boko Haram insurgents before its liberation were being screened for onward movement to official makeshift camps in Maiduguri when the incident happened.

Three officials of the Civilian Joint Task Force were also injured in the attack.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Boko Haram is largely suspected to be responsible.

The terrorist group has claimed responsibility for similar attacks in the past.

The attack came on a day that the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, reiterated his commitment to ending the activities of Boko Haram in the northern part of the nation.

Israeli Jets Hit Targets In Gaza

Israeli Jets Hit TargetsThe Israeli Military says its jets have hit two targets in the Gaza strip described as Hamas weapon manufacturing facilities.

The strikes were said to be in response to two rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel on Sunday.

Palestinian Officials claimed a pregnant woman and her young daughter were killed in a nearby house.

Israeli Police in the West Bank also said that a Palestinian female suicide bomber blew up her car at a checkpoint.

She was stopped by police while driving on Sunday morning near the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim.

According to a police spokeswoman, the woman escaped death, but is in critical condition, while a policeman was slightly wounded.

“She shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is great) and detonated an explosive device”, the police spokeswoman said.

There have been weeks of tension over access to a site in East Jerusalem sacred to both Jews and Muslims.

Bomb Blast: Kaduna Govt Bans Street Hawking, Begging

bomb attack in kadunaFollowing Tuesday’s bomb blast at Sabon Gari Local Government Secretariat in Kaduna state that killed 25 people and left 32 others injured, Kaduna State Government has banned all forms of street begging and hawking with immediate effect.       

A suspected female suicide bomber sneaked into the secretariat and detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to her body on Tuesday morning while civil servants were undergoing staff verification.

Eyewitness accounts said the female suicide bomber had joined the queue of workers, pretending to be part of those undergoing the verification exercise before detonating the explosive device that sent the entire secretariat into a pandemonium.

In a statement issued by spokesman for the Kaduna State Governor,  shortly after the blast, said the ban is to enhance security in the state.

The statement warned all beggars and hawkers to stay off the streets until further notice, warning that any of them found on the streets would be arrested, until these measures are relaxed.

In addition, the government reiterates that the ban on commercial motorcycles popularly known as ‘Achaba’ remains in force.

The government also urged the citizens to report all suspicious persons and movements to the security agencies for prompt action.

The 32 injured persons are being treated at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, while the remains of the 25 dead bodies have been deposited at the hospital’s mortuary.

Governor El-Rufai also said that the state government is working with Federal Security Agencies that are taking proactive measures to frustrate such terrorists.

Female Bomber Kills Accomplice, Two Others In Borno

Female bomberA female suicide bomber has killed two passers-by and her accomplice in Ngamdu village, Borno state, on Saturday.

Reports say that moments before the explosion, the female attacker and her accomplice, had tried to board a bus but were stopped by the driver.

One of the women is said to have strapped the bomb around her waist and it exploded after the bus departed, killing the other woman and two other people.

After the explosion, residents of the village shut themselves up in their homes leaving the four dead bodies on the road.

Almost 90 people have been killed in explosions blamed on Boko Haram this week alone, all of them at crowded bus stations in northern and central regions of the country.

9 Dead As Suicide Bomber Attacks Damaturu Motor Park

Suicide bombA female suicide bomber on Sunday attacked a motor park in Damaturu, Yobe state, North East Nigeria.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Yobe State Police Command, ASP Toyin Gbadegesin, who confirmed the incident to Channels Television, said the incident occurred around 12:20 PM

He said eight people died in the blast while 32 others are critical injured and are receiving treatment at the General Sani Abacha Specialist hospital in Damaturu.

A visit to the hospital revealed that the health workers on duty were working hard to give the necessary support in rescuing those brought to the Accident and Emergency Unit.

The PPRO also disclosed that the suicide bomber targeted security personnel on patrol at the park but because she was skeptical of being noticed, pretended to be a passenger at the park.

He said she later boarded a Sharon bus and shortly after triggered the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) killing herself and eight others.

“The suicide bomber attempted to enter the security men on patrol but she was noticed and when our men prevented her from coming close to them and as they were strategising to confront her, she pretended to boarding a car and before anyone could know, she triggered the IED killing herself and eight others” the PPRO said.

When our crew visited the scene of the blast, the flame of the Sharon bus has been put off by the officers and men of the State Fire Service.

An eye witness Mallam Idrissa, who is a commercial driver, at the park told Channels Television that “he left his car and went beside the park with the intention of giving his handset to commercial service chargers when the incident happened

He said the “sound and the trauma they went through was much that left the scene in serious confusion for long”

Sunday’s blast is the second bomb explosion targeting a densely populated area in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, since the commencement of the Boko Haram insurgency.

The first was in June last year where nine football fans watching the Mexico Vs Brazil encounter at the Brazil 2014 World Cup tournament were brutality killed by a bomber who attempted to enter the cinema arena.

This attack, which is yet to be claimed by anyone, is coming several hours after members of the Boko Haram terror group, launched an attack in Gombe.

Heavily armed members of the sect were said to have overwhelmed a security checkpoint at the outskirts of the city, before moving in to attack an Army barracks there.

The Defence Headquarters later noted that security forces repelled the attack by Boko Haram militants on Gombe, the capital of Gombe State, in north eastern Nigeria.

Boko Haram Attacks Village In Chad

Boko HaramBoko Haram fighters attacked a village in Chad on Friday, the first known lethal attack in that country by the militant group, which killed several people including a local chief according to residents and security forces.

Dozens of militants arrived by motorised canoe at the fishing village on the shores of Lake Chad early in the morning, setting houses ablaze and attacking a police station.

“They came on board three pirogues and succeeded in killing about ten people before being pushed back by the army,” said a resident of the village of Ngouboua, about 20 km (12 miles) east of the Nigerian border.

A spokesman for the armed forces said that five Chadians were killed on Friday, including local chief Mai Kolle, a police officer and three civilians.

“We sent in our air force and they neutralised the three pirogues. We are still combing the area,” he said.

United Nations refugee agency spokesman, Adrian Edwards, told reporters in Geneva that residents have been fleeing the village and a Chadian humanitarian vehicle was attacked as it tried to escape.

In Niger, thousands fled the border town of Diffa this week after a wave of raids and suicide attacks.

Boko Haram insurgents, including a suspected female suicide bomber, also attacked one town and two villages in Nigeria’s Borno State on Thursday, killing several people according to security, hospital sources and witnesses.

Nigeria has postponed its presidential election, that had been due on Saturday February 14, for six weeks, citing the security threat from Boko Haram.

Chad’s army has joined a regional offensive against Boko Haram and says it has killed hundreds of fighters in the past fortnight.

In a bid to contain Boko Haram, which has killed thousands and kidnapped hundreds in its five-year revolt, President Idriss Deby’s government mediated peace talks between the Nigerian government and the group last October.

The negotiations sought to secure the release of 200 schoolgirls from Nigeria’s Chibok but Boko Haram later said it had married off the schoolgirls to its fighters.

Chad is also the base for a French regional counter-insurgency operation “Barkhane” which provides intelligence and logistical support to the Chadian army.

Female Suicide Bomber Arrested In Kano

Female bomberA suspected suicide bomber – a teenage girl believed to be one of the many suicide bombers controlled by the extremist Boko Haram group – has been arrested by the state’s police command.

According to a police source who pleaded anonymity, the lady in question was arrested somewhere around the city.

“We have intelligence report that a group of suicide bombers were sent to Kano to wreck havoc and we pursued, that is what led to the arrest of one today,” the source said.

The police commissioner in Kano Mr. Aderinle Shinaba could not confirm the arrest to Channels Television but said the police is tracking a group of female terrorists.

“Our secret agents are currently tracking a group of female suicide bombers and we will update you as soon we have what we want.”

Mr. Shinaba also denied a media reports that an explosion was averted at Unguwa Ukku fruit market.

Kano has been under attack in recent days by a suspected Boko Haram extremist most of whom are teenage girls.

Suicide Bomber, Student Die In Kontagora School Attack

niger_stateA female suicide bomber on Wednesday blew herself up at the Federal College of Education, Kontagora, in Niger State.

Although it was initially thought that the suicide bomber was the only one killed in the blast, it was later discovered that a 200-level student of the college also died in the incident, which has also left four others injured.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but it is believed that the terrorist group, Boko Haram, was behind it.

The group has been the mastermind of numerous attacks in northern Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the school has been shut down till November 24th.

This attack is coming barely two days after a suicide bomber who disguised as a student, infiltrated the assembly ground of Government Senior Science Secondary School in Potiskum, Yobe State, and set off a bomb, killing at least 35 people.

More details soon….

Female Suicide Bomber Hits Kano Polytechnic, Kills Six

bomb-explosion1A female suicide bomber blew herself up in a college in Kano on Wednesday, killing six people and critically wounding another six in the fourth such attack by a woman in Kano in less than a week, a security source said.

The bomber targeted youths who were looking at a notice board for National Youth Service in Kano Polytechnic, the source said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, although militant group Boko Haram, which is fighting for an Islamic state in Nigeria, has repeatedly bombed Kano as it radiates attacks outwards from its northeast heartlands.

Using female suicide bombers in the city appears to be a new tactic of Boko Haram, although they have used them on occasion for years in the northeast.

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a trade show and a petrol station in northern Nigeria’s biggest city on Monday, killing one other person and injuring at least six others.

On Sunday, a female suicide bomber killed herself but no one else while trying to target Police officers.

In a separate incident on Tuesday, two suicide bombers killed 13 people in attacks on two mosques in the town of Potiskum, in Yobe State in the northeast, a medical official there told Reuters on Wednesday.

Though much of the violence is concentrated in the remote northeast, they have struck across Nigeria in several bomb attacks since April.

On Sunday, they mounted a cross-border attack into Cameroon, killing at least three people there and kidnapping the wife of the Vice Prime Minister.