Fresh Bomb Blast Kills Five In Borno Community

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Five persons have been killed in Mandariri, a community in Konduga LGA of Borno State, following a suicide bomb attack. 

Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Tuesday.

Those killed were identified as members of the civilian JTF while several others were injured during the attack.

According to NEMA’s Zonal Coordinator, Bashir Garga, the attack was carried out by a male suicide bomber, who hid the IED between his thighs making it hard to detect.

He, however, noted that evacuation is ongoing.

Two Teenagers Killed In Failed Borno Suicide Attack

Two Teenagers Killed In Failed Borno Suicide Attack
The scene of the attack in Maiduguri, Borno State

 

Two female suicide bombers were killed on Wednesday morning while attempting to attack a mosque in Borno State, North-east Nigeria.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Damian Chukwu, confirmed this in a statement personally signed by him.

He revealed the attackers tried to gain entry into the Alhaji Bunu Mosque during the morning prayers in Jiddari Polo general area on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the state capital.

Mr Chukwu added that the bombers who were between the ages of 13 and 16 years were, however, prevented by the policemen on patrol and unarmed vigilante men also praying in the same mosque.

“In the ensuing stampede, both bombers ran into an uncompleted building in the neighbourhoods, collided and simultaneously exploded, killing only themselves,” he said.

The police commissioner affirmed that no other casualty was recorded in the incident.

He noted that normalcy has been restored in the area and the remains of the girls have been evacuated.

Chukwu also said the police and the EOD team deployed have sanitised and rendered the area safe.

Explosions Rock Muna Garage In Maiduguri

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Explosions believed to have been set off by suicide bombers have rocked the Muna Garage area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Four explosions, the first which went off around 9 pm, have been heard in the area.

Details about the explosion are still sketchy but unconfirmed reports claim the explosion was the result of an attack by four suicide bombers that infiltrated the area.

The military is currently combing the area to restore order.

Residents of the area are indoors owing to the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on Muna Garage because of the frequent suicide attacks in the area.

The curfew in other parts of Maiduguri starts at 10 pm.

More to follow…

Three Killed, Seven Injured In Maiduguri IDP Camp Suicide Attack

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No fewer than three people were killed while seven others sustained injuries following a suicide attack on Monday at an Internally Displaced Persons camp in Pulka, Borno State.

Pulka is a town in Gwoza local government of Borno state 135 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

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According to sources at the camp, the suicide bomber came to the entrance of the camp at about 11:00 a.m. on Monday morning and blew herself up leading to the death of three persons injuring seven others.

Pulka was liberated from the hands Boko Haram insurgents by the military in early 2016 after been held for close to two years.

Thousands of refugees taking refuge in Cameroun republic have been returning to the town owing to its liberation.

Monday’s suicide attack was the first in an IDP camp in the area since its liberation.

Security officials are yet to provide details of the attack or provide an official statement on the incidence.

Two Killed In Suicide Attack On Cameroon Mosque

Two people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in far northern Cameroon, a region that has been shaken by attacks blamed on Nigeria’s Boko Haram jihadists, sources said.

“A suicide bomber blew himself up this morning in a mosque in Kerawa,” on the border with Nigeria, a regional security official reached by AFP said.

“Two civilians and the bomber were killed,” the source said, confirming an account by an eyewitness, who said the event took place shortly after morning prayers, when the mosque was relatively empty.

Boko Haram’s insurgency, begun in 2009, has progressively spread from Nigeria to Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

Overall, it has left at least 20,000 people dead and more than 2.6 million others homeless.

The death toll in Cameroon is around 2,000 while about 170,000 have been displaced, according to the Brussels-based research organisation the International Crisis Group (ICG).

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18 Killed, 29 Injured In Borno Suicide Attack

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Eighteen people have been killed and 29 others injured in a suicide attack on a community in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

Four suicide bombers – two males and two females – infiltrated Muna Gari community at about 6:13 pm and detonated Improvised Explosive Devises strapped to their bodies at different locations in the community.

The Public Relations Officer of the Borno State Command, Victor Isuku, said in a statement that the first explosion occurred at a prayer ground, followed by the other explosions – all within the community.

“A total of 18 persons including the four suicide bombers, died in the multiple explosions,” the Police PRO said in the statement, adding that those who sustained injuries were rushed to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital/State Specialist Hospital for treatment.

Also, in reaction to the attack, police patrol/EOD teams have been mobilised to the scene to sanitise and render the area safe.

According to the police, normalcy has been restored to the community.

The attack comes two weeks after at least five people were killed by a suicide bomber who blew himself up inside a mosque in Ajiri Yala, some 15 kilometres (10 miles) north of Maiduguri.

The leader of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in the area told the AFP that the suicide bomber had struck the mosque at about 4:30 am on October 30.

A day earlier, a CJTF member manning a checkpoint in the Muna area of Maiduguri was killed and another injured when two women strapped with explosives blew themselves up.

One week before that, 14 people were killed when three women detonated their explosives near the Muna Garage camp, which is home to tens of thousands of people made homeless by the violence.

14 Killed, 24 Injured In Borno Suicide Attack

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A suicide bomber has killed 14 people and injured 24 others in an attack believed to be targetted at internally displaced persons in Dikwa, Borno State.

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency says it has evacuated 14 corpses and 24 injured people from the scene of the attack, which occurred late on Friday.

It was gathered that the suicide bomber infiltrated a housing estate in Dikwa accommodating returning Internally Displaced Persons and denotated explosives.

According to the Head of the Rapid Response Team of the State Emergency Management Agency, Bello Dambatta, a female suicide bomber sneaked into a building close to the estate around 8:30 pm and detonated the explosives strapped to her.

“We have so far evacuated 38 victims comprising, fourteen deaths and 24 injured persons presently receiving treatment at the State Specialist Hospital Maiduguri,” Dambatta said.

There are no camps in Dikwa town as almost all returnees are in homes.
The Media Coordinator of the Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Clement Nwachukwu, confirmed the attack when contacted by Channels Television via a phone call.

Nwachukwu says troops have since been mobilised to the area.

“We are doing all we can to provide adequate security through our continuing operations but we urge the public to be more security conscious and know who their neighbours are,” Nwachukwu stated.

The attack occurred three days after Boko Haram ambushed oil workers and staff of the University of Maiduguri, abducting some of them and killing several others.

About 30 civilians and more than 10 soldiers were reportedly killed in the ambush.

On Friday, a video of three people who identified themselves as employees of the University of Maiduguri and said they were part of those abducted in the ambush was released by Boko Haram.

In the video, the men appealed to the Federal Government to meet the demands of Boko Haram (the Abu Musab al-Barnawi faction) and secure their freedom.

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They also called on the government to stop the ‘excessive use of force’ against the terrorists as it is not the answer.

Another Suicide Bomber Attempts To Attack University Of Maiduguri

Less than 24 hours after three suicide bombers attacked the University of Maiduguri, another bomber has tried to gain entry into the institution.

The Information Officer of the National Emergency Management Agency, North-East Zone, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said the suicide bomber attempted to attack the university around 10 am on today.

He explained that in a bid to carry out the act, the adult male suicide bomber hid in the bush within the university surrounding.

“Unfortunately for him the IED, Improvised Explosive Device, exploded and killed him. No casualty was recorded. The corpse was deposited at Borno specialist hospital,” Ibrahim said.

The Borno State Police Command also confirmed the attack, saying in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, DSP, Victor Isuzu, that its EOD team were promptly despatched to the scene to sanitise and render the area safe.

Suicide Bomber Attacks Military Checkpoint, Injures Two Soldiers

Boko HaramTwo Soldiers have been injured in a suicide blast at a military checkpoint near the Internally Displaced Persons’ camp in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

The Borno State Police Command said in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, DSP Victor Isuku, that the incident occurred around 7:30 pm on Wednesday at the Mashimari.

“A Female suicide bomber detonated IED strapped to her body at Mashimari by Military Tango 4 behind IDP camp at Konduga, killing herself and injuring two Soldiers,” the statement said.

Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, also confirmed the incident saying the affected soldiers are receiving treatment at University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

“What happened was they tried to stop the suicide bomber who attempted to infiltrate the camp. When she persisted they shot her in the process and hot injured from the explosion that followed,” Irabor said.

The police said the scene was visited by a team of anti-bomb experts who have rendered the area safe and restored normalcy.

The attack occurred barely 48 hours after three female suicide bombers detonated improvised explosive devices strapped to their bodies at Shuwari settlement of Mandarari Ward, also in Konduga LGA, killing themselves and two others.

Six persons sustained injuries in that attack.

Suicide Bombers Attack University Of Maiduguri Again

Four persons, including three suicide bombers, were killed in the early hours of Saturday in another attack on the University of Maiduguri in Borno State.

The suicide bombers detonated their explosives around 1 a.m. after security officials stopped them for questioning as they were trying to gain access to the university.

One of the two security officers, who stopped them, was killed in the blast, which also affected a church in the institution.

The Information Officer, North East, of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mr Abdul Ibrahim, confirmed the attack and the death of the security officer.

He said another security officer who was injured in the attack is receiving treatment at the university’s teaching hospital.

He said, “At 1:10 a.m., three suicide bombers, two men and a woman attempted to gain access to the University of Maiduguri, but were sighted by the university security who stopped them for interrogation.

“While interrogating them, the two suicide bombers detonated their explosives devices which injured one of the securities and killed another.

“The third suicide bomber hid close to the vicinity of a church in the university later detonated her explosive which affected the structure of the church with no casualty.

“The injured was taken UMTH after administration of first aid while the corpses were deposited at Borno specialist hospital by the NEMA ERT team.”

 

Iraq Violence: Dozens Dead In Baghdad Suicide Attack On Shia

iraqi At least 30 people have died in a suicide attack targeting Shiite in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Over 60 others were injured in the attack launched a tent in a crowded market in a northern district of the city.

Many Shia pilgrims are taking part in mourning rituals commemorating the killing of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson, Hussein, in the 17th century. Reports say a militant detonated a suicide vest in the tent at lunchtime, when it was full of pilgrims.

Some people were also in the tent to mourn the death of a local resident, authorities said. The tent was set up in a crowded market in the city’s northern al-Shaab district.

No-one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State has carried out similar attacks in the past.

The latest attack comes as Iraqi forces prepare for an offensive in northern Iraq on Mosul, the last is-held major city in the country.

Abuja Bus Park Operatives Beef Up Security

The recent suicide bomb attack which claimed the lives of several individuals in Sabon Gari, Kano state has prompted bus park operatives in and around Abuja to beef up security in a bid to prevent any form of reoccurrence.

Chairman of the Task Force, Jabi Park, Joseph Onu revealed that extra measures have been taken to safeguard lives and properties of their customers.

He also stated that they have secured the assistance of security operatives who conduct thorough searches on buses and passengers.