Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Boko Haram slaughters 6 in Maiduguri

3 February 2012

•Multiple bomb explosions rock city
•Army relocates Division to Gombe
•Destroys sect’s settlement in Damaturu
•Boko Haram spokesman’s wife, cousin under interrogation

Written by Olawale Rasheed, Taiwo Adisa, James Bwala and Isaac Shobayo,

LESS than 48 hours after the arrest of Abul Qaqa, a Boko Haram chieftain in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital by the State Security Service (SSS), six persons said to be relations of the 11 members of the Boko Haram sect earlier killed at Kawarmaila in Shehuri North by the Joint Task Force on Operation Restore Order in Borno State were attacked and slaughtered by unknown persons.

Citizens of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, wondered that with the current security situation in the state and curfew in place, some people were still being attacked and killed in their sleep by suspected persons believed to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect.
Residents of the area who spoke with the Nigerian Tribune by phone said that those killed in the area were attacked and killed between the hours of 7.00 p.m. and 9.00 p.m., when the curfew was in place and active.

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