Boko Haram Takes Charge Of Yet Another Town In Yobe State, Hoists Flag

Date: 21-08-2014 9:04 pm (6 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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Boko Haram has seized control of a town in northeastern Nigeria, the latest to fall into Islamist hands in the crisis-hit region, witnesses and a local official said Thursday.

Several residents who fled the Boko Haram assault on Buni Yadi in Yobe state said it began late last month, with the insurgents ultimately taking over the main government building.

They have reportedly raised their flag above the building and have carried out summary executions, including of two people who were caught smoking cigarettes.

Abdullahi Bego, the spokesman for Yobe’s Governor Ibrahim Geidam, could not confirm the executions.

But he told AFP: “As I speak there are no military in Buni Yadi and locals say that Boko Haram come and go as they please.



“So many people from Buni Yadi have fled to the state capital Damaturu,” he added.

Residents said the rebels, who massacred dozens of students at a boarding school in Buni Yadi in February and kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls from neighbouring Borno state in April, had set up roadblocks.

They were also robbing people as they tried to flee.

“I left Buni Yadi yesterday (Wednesday) because it was no longer safe for me and my family,” said trader Surajo Muhammad.

The gunmen “shot dead two men for smoking and they also killed a known drug peddler”, he added.

Tijjani Bukar, who also fled, reported the same executions.

“I couldn’t stay any longer because I came to realise these people have come to stay,” he said.

“I thought they would be there for a few days but from our understanding they have turned the town into their (territory).”

The United Nations has confirmed that Boko Haram had seized control of the towns of Damboa and Gwoza in Borno state in recent weeks.

There are indications that Damboa was retaken by the military in an offensive earlier this month but details are not clear.
 


Posted: at 21-08-2014 09:04 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
- zeigbo at 21-08-2014 09:10 PM (6 years ago)
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alright

Posted: at 21-08-2014 09:10 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- christianida at 21-08-2014 09:26 PM (6 years ago)
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the zoo is burning,God pls save ur ppl frm the hands of the wicked
Posted: at 21-08-2014 09:26 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- cashkid67 at 21-08-2014 09:37 PM (6 years ago)
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Hmm;(
Posted: at 21-08-2014 09:37 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- melody941 at 21-08-2014 09:49 PM (6 years ago)
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It's there place, they can do whatever as long as they don come Close to lagos or benin
Posted: at 21-08-2014 09:49 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- schmit at 21-08-2014 09:49 PM (6 years ago)
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BOKO RAMS pls don't start, heartless beings
Posted: at 21-08-2014 09:49 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- paulohking at 21-08-2014 10:05 PM (6 years ago)
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God please, eliminate book haram out of Nigeria and make use live in peace once again.....
Posted: at 21-08-2014 10:05 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- paulohking at 21-08-2014 10:05 PM (6 years ago)
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God please, eliminate book haram out of Nigeria and make use live in peace once again.....
Posted: at 21-08-2014 10:05 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- dareper at 21-08-2014 10:13 PM (6 years ago)
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And what is nigeria army doing about this?
Posted: at 21-08-2014 10:13 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- beneno at 21-08-2014 10:15 PM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 21-08-2014 10:15 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dickman2 at 21-08-2014 10:26 PM (6 years ago)
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na them them..
Posted: at 21-08-2014 10:26 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dickman2 at 21-08-2014 10:26 PM (6 years ago)
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nothing new..
Posted: at 21-08-2014 10:26 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- deboalabi262 at 21-08-2014 10:54 PM (6 years ago)
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GEJ -you are not competent to rule the country... This is my candid opinion from the diaspora... Huh?

Posted: at 21-08-2014 10:54 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- angesco at 21-08-2014 11:00 PM (6 years ago)
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Where are those in the north DEMONSTRATING over Palestine?

Should they not be demonstrating in Yobe - sorry I forgot this does not involve Isreal!! This is moslems killing moslems and so its sanctioned.

What kind of God sanctions this barbarity?
Posted: at 21-08-2014 11:00 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zoe61 at 21-08-2014 11:58 PM (6 years ago)
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the beging of the end of nigeria
Posted: at 21-08-2014 11:58 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- EmekaBlue at 22-08-2014 02:47 AM (6 years ago)
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The army will take it back...Boko cant handle offensive attack
Posted: at 22-08-2014 02:47 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- olofofoomo at 22-08-2014 03:35 AM (6 years ago)
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i wish God visit these book weres with ebola virus and kill den all
Posted: at 22-08-2014 03:35 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- seveneleven at 22-08-2014 03:51 AM (6 years ago)
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always the same news
Posted: at 22-08-2014 03:51 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ambush02 at 22-08-2014 04:29 AM (6 years ago)
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both those Boko and there sponsor there is God ooooooooo.
Posted: at 22-08-2014 04:29 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- otagermo at 22-08-2014 05:33 AM (6 years ago)
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I was never here...Made in Zamfara republic.
Posted: at 22-08-2014 05:33 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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