Note: Fear of Boko Haram Spreads South
Igbo World Forum
1 July 2011
Palpable fear yesterday gripped traders and residents of the commercial city of
and communities around Ogbunka in Orumba South Local Government Area following unconfirmed rumours that the Islamist sucide squad, the Boko Haram sect would hit targets in the State. Onitsha
According to reports, the Boko Haram terrorists group which raised eyebrows nationwide with suicide attack at the Nigerian Police Headquarters have threatened to storm
Onitsha , the commercial nerve-centre of in continuation of their agitation against non-Islamist interest. Anambra State
As a result of the rumour, people moved round with caution on the threat while many traders did not open their shops.
The presence of Boko Haram group was equally rumoured to have been felt around the outskirts of Ogbunka, which descended on their neighbouring Owerre-Ezukala community shooting, killing and stealing.
About 21 suspects have been arrested and presently remanded at the Awka prison.