4 Boko Haram Suicide Bombers &15 Civilians Killed While Targeting NNPC Maiduguri

Date: 01-04-2014 10:43 pm (6 years ago) | Author: franel
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«§» 1 April 2014

Fifteen civilians have been killed and 17 others injured after a suicide attack in Maiduguri, Borno state by suspected Boko Haram militants, the military said.

Chris Olukolade, Defence spokesman said one of the victims was a member of a civilian vigilante group and that the blast, on the outskirts of the capital of restive Borno state, Maiduguri, destroyed eight vehicles.

“Six of the terrorists died while one has been arrested,” he added in a statement.

In an earler statement, Olukolade had said four of the would-be suicide bombers died as they planned to blow up a petrol station in Maiduguri.

The bombers were ssid to have been killed by soldiers after they opened fire on their explosives-packed cars, the military and witnesses said.

The suspected Boko Haram Islamists were trying to attack a filling station owned by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the epicentre of the brutal insurgency which has already killed an estimated 1,500 people this year.

Chris Olukolade, Defence spokesman said in a statement that “three of the four explosive-laden vehicles were demobilised by shots fired at them by soldiers”.

Shortly after the officers opened fire an explosion “rocked the area”, said Olukolade, adding that “four terrorists” died and five soldiers were wounded.

Initial reports indicated that the troops stationed at the checkpoint on the Maiduguri-Damboa road were the target.

But witnesses later said the attackers were trying to speed through the checkpoint so they could set off the blasts at the petrol station, which was backed up with vehicles because of fuel shortages across Nigeria, Africa’s top oil producer.

Local residents said some soldiers or bystanders may have been killed by the blasts but there was no immediate confirmation, until the latest statement that confirmed 15 civilians dead at the scene of the blasts.


Posted: at 1-04-2014 10:43 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
- Larry28 at 1-04-2014 11:33 PM (6 years ago)
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RIP
Posted: at 1-04-2014 11:33 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- dickman2 at 1-04-2014 11:57 PM (6 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh?
Posted: at 1-04-2014 11:57 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- beneno at 2-04-2014 12:23 AM (6 years ago)
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which way obodo naija ?  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 2-04-2014 12:23 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- ozzeey at 2-04-2014 12:42 AM (6 years ago)
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God's wrath is upon d wicked. O God prove urself in ds nation
Posted: at 2-04-2014 12:42 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- paulohking at 2-04-2014 12:51 AM (6 years ago)
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Posted: at 2-04-2014 12:51 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- juelz4923 at 2-04-2014 03:52 AM (6 years ago)
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rip Cry
Posted: at 2-04-2014 03:52 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- winace at 2-04-2014 05:06 AM (6 years ago)
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Foolish fools.
Posted: at 2-04-2014 05:06 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- daveobahon at 2-04-2014 05:51 AM (6 years ago)
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did u just say RIP 2 d dead BH boys?i hope d RIP goes 2 only d civilians
Posted: at 2-04-2014 05:51 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- poss4love at 2-04-2014 06:07 AM (6 years ago)
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Book Haram and their master called. Mohamed, they will rot in hell fire. Mohamed was a blood sucker, and that is what he thought the Muslims. I will set fire on that useless book call Koran right now. Stupid religion with violent follower
Posted: at 2-04-2014 06:07 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Aleksander at 2-04-2014 06:39 AM (6 years ago)
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Sad story
Posted: at 2-04-2014 06:39 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- IDOKOO at 2-04-2014 06:48 AM (6 years ago)
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For dos of u insultin prophet mohammed, am a christain like u. mohammed i a holy prophet, muslem ar just doin shit cus dey ar brain wash by som wicked immans. ( nigeria should split, cus tins ar gettin worst. n it wil be gettin worser than dis soon.
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- pauldinnie at 2-04-2014 06:53 AM (6 years ago)
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Hmmmmm
Posted: at 2-04-2014 06:53 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chicco77 at 2-04-2014 07:04 AM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 2-04-2014 07:04 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- sucre4u at 2-04-2014 07:12 AM (6 years ago)
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I jst wish dis news is april fool
Posted: at 2-04-2014 07:12 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Topsylucas at 2-04-2014 07:57 AM (6 years ago)
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Oh God!
Posted: at 2-04-2014 07:57 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dareper at 2-04-2014 07:59 AM (6 years ago)
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As usual, it's becoming a tradition in nigeria, no help, no hope
Posted: at 2-04-2014 07:59 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- ozzeey at 2-04-2014 08:27 AM (6 years ago)
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God of war let d earth tremble b4 u
Posted: at 2-04-2014 08:27 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Lekan22 at 2-04-2014 09:00 AM (6 years ago)
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God!!!
Posted: at 2-04-2014 09:00 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- benbellabiz at 2-04-2014 09:12 AM (6 years ago)
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blood tasty religion.
Posted: at 2-04-2014 09:12 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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