Explosion Hits Maiduguri: A Local Chief Killed & Some Others As They Left Church

Published On: October 15, 2012, 6:07 am
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-- (m) at 15-10-2012 06:07AM

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«§» 15 October 2012

AFP – An explosive device went off Sunday rocked by a roadside blast in Maiduguri, days after a similar attack targeting troops in the stronghold of the extremists Boko Haram sect and two separate gun attacks that killed at least four people including a local chief, residents and the military said.



It was not immediately clear who was behind the latest violence.

A resident and a doctor at a local hospital reported that gunmen shot dead a married couple and their child as the family left church in Maiduguri‘s Gwange area.

“We received three bodies of a couple and their child this morning from Gwange with several bullet wounds,” said the doctor at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, who requested anonymity.

“They were brought from Gwange where they were shot by some gunmen as they were leaving a church,” he added.

A resident of the Gwange area, Bukar Kolo, told AFP the gunmen fled after the attack outside the Church of Christ in Nigeria building.

There was no indication as to why this family may have been specifically targetted.

Separately, the traditional chief in Gwange, Mala Kaka, who has close ties to the area’s top Islamic leader, was gunned down in his home, according to his guards and residents.

“The attackers burst into his sitting room where he was chatting with his friend who visited him and shot them both,” a member of his guard said.

“The chief died on the spot while his friend is now in hospital with gunshot wounds.”

Resident Abdullahi Faltaye offered a similar account, saying the chief has already been buried.

Kaka was close to the Shehu of Borno state, Umar Garbai el-Kanemi, a key cleric who Boko Haram tried to assassinate in July in a suicide blast in Maiduguri that killed five others but left Kanemi unharmed.

The radical Islamists have vowed to kill many of Nigeria’s traditional Muslim leaders, who they accuse of betraying Islam by submitting to the authority of a secular government.

The day of violence in the troubled city also included a blast from an improvised explosive device at 10:15 am (0915 GMT) on a main road that caused no casualties, said Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa, spokesman for a joint military taskforce.

A resident identified as Haruna told AFP that a military patrol was the target and that soldiers began indiscriminately firing their weapons after the explosion in Gwange, causing locals to flee.

Earlier this week, residents claimed as many as 30 people were killed during a rampage by soldiers after a bomb attack in the same area. The military denied the accusations.

Boko Haram has repeatedly targeted the security services as part of its insurgency, which has included targetted killings as well as large scale bomb attacks.

The group is blamed for killing more than 1,400 people in Nigeria since 2010. Maiduguri is considered the group’s base.



-- ajanni (m) at 15-10-2012 06:25AM
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na wa ooooooooooooo,
once a very peaceful town
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-- winace (f) at 15-10-2012 07:26AM
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Dis is no longer news. Its becuming a normal thg to them.
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-- dickman2 (m) at 15-10-2012 07:42AM
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na their way ,,,nonsense..
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-- dickman2 (m) at 15-10-2012 07:49AM
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blood state...
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-- dickman2 (m) at 15-10-2012 07:50AM
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useless people..
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-- sandra78 (f) at 15-10-2012 08:15AM
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War without end.....they have vowed to kill their own muslim traditional rulers..... Huh? Huh? Huh?
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-- Neglito (m) at 15-10-2012 08:21AM
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When will these retards stop this campaign of terror?
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-- proly (f) at 15-10-2012 09:17AM
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nawaooooooooooooooooooooo
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-- jamesbondchick (f) at 15-10-2012 09:22AM
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Land of terrors: Naija house of commotion Cry

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-- Bettygirls (f) at 15-10-2012 09:29AM
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useless people indeed
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-- Princee50 (m) at 15-10-2012 09:31AM
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they are killing people in the name of this Nonsense religion in nigeria,and their members are in London protesting about film,i want to ask,this film and human life which one is important,let the world ban islam,why not them protest about this killing,why not Nigerian Christian  protest about this killing,every one protest about fuel subsidy in January,where is the Labour or the trade union,now people are dieing every minutes,why not organize this protest again,so that the world will see and hear,enough is enough,life is more important than fuel,
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-- FinlandGuy (m) at 15-10-2012 10:28AM
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Quote from: Princee50 on 15-10-2012 09:31AM
they are killing people in the name of this Nonsense religion in nigeria,and their members are in London protesting about film,i want to ask,this film and human life which one is important,let the world ban islam,why not them protest about this killing,why not Nigerian Christian  protest about this killing,every one protest about fuel subsidy in January,where is the Labour or the trade union,now people are dieing every minutes,why not organize this protest again,so that the world will see and hear,enough is enough,life is more important than fuel,
Dont Find them my Guy,they are all hypocrites.Killing and wasting innocent souls by the so called Religion of pieces in Nigeria has become everyday news in Nigeria.People are dying every day by day in Nigeria,it is no longer news my guy.The so called wicked muslims are killing people for nothing over just a mere movie yet they claimed to be peaceful.They will never protest against killing innocent souls rather they will protest against movie that tells exactly the wayward life of mohammed.Every rumor check it well,there is an atom of truth in it.The movie tells about mohammed and it is true,he is a war lord,a killer,a chronic womanizer,a child abuser,a play boi,i do not need the movie to know all these.

The North is gradually turning to warzone and desert,very soon,they will come to realize what they have done to their-selves by their selves.

No Nigerian,No organization,No Religion,No School,Even government bodies will not protest against the killing of innocent souls in the North,but try to increase fuel prices,you will see protest of all kind from all group of companies,non governmental organizations,stupid El rufia,Stupid occupy Nigeria,Stupid Labour,schools etc will come out to protest even go on strike.

I have came to believe that we Nigerians do not value the life of our citizens rather material stuff
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-- chizysimple (m) at 15-10-2012 10:42AM
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Every day the same news Huh? Huh? Huh?
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-- dizhadah (f) at 15-10-2012 10:44AM
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God have mercy.
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-- Chigozirim (f) at 15-10-2012 11:19AM
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Sign of end of this system of things
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-- ela214 (f) at 15-10-2012 11:32AM
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SOEM PEOPLE ARE WITHOUT HEART AND SOUL:KILLING WITHOUT THINKING:
THE LORD WILL JUDGE ALL
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-- usman212s (m) at 15-10-2012 11:36AM
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these Boko boyz have fish brain..... useless ANIMALS!
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-- cocoeni (f) at 15-10-2012 11:51AM
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killing everyday by day
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-- overdrive (m) at 15-10-2012 12:32PM
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Remembering when I was at fgc maiduguri in the 80's. A very peaceful town then.c maiduguri now.smh
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