Sunday, June 19, 2011

Daily Trust
17 June 2011

MEMBERS of the Jama’atu ahlus Sunnah lid da’awati wal Jihad, popularly called Boko Haram, said yesterday that they were responsible for the suicide bombing at the Force Headquarters in Abuja. They also said they did not accomplish their mission because their prime target was the Inspector General Hafiz Ringim.

A statement from a senior member of the group, Abu Zaid said the attack at the police headquarters was to prove a point to all who doubt the capabilities of the sect. The statement came barely two hours after another bomb exploded in Damboa town, about 87 kilometres from Maiduguri the Borno state capital, which killed four children and injured two others.

The bomb, which exploded around 1pm, was buried in between a residential building and a church, the Eklisiyyar Yan Uwa a Nigeria (EYN).
Police spokesman in Borno State Lawan Abdullahi who confirmed the incident said the children were playing around the area when the bomb exploded.“The victims were small children…I can’t estimate their ages but they are children. They were caught unawares while playing around the area,” he said

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