9 November 2011
This indication emerged just as a security source informed Vanguard that the Boko Haram sect members originally planned to bomb the headquarters of the Joint Task Force “Operation Safe Heaven’ to send a message that JTF cannot save
from their activities. Borno State
According to the source, a truck carrying the Boko Haram sect members and their explosives was sighted early last Friday, November 4, close to the Gombe/Yobe border, obviously on its way to Maiduguri. But once it became obvious to the bombers that their mission may have been unearthed, they made a detour to
. Yobe State
, security agencies including Mobile Police personnel and other security operatives opened fire on the truck and injured some of the sect members. The truck was said to have continued its movement with the occupants shooting sporadically along the road at any Police checkpoint or security personnel they met on the road until they got to the city centre. Yobe State
At the city centre, they commenced throwing of bombs at any notable government structure and churches they met on the way before the truck was said to have gone up in explosion following a counter attack from security agencies that had become effectively mobilized.