Boko Haram suicide bomber Killed

Date: 16-08-2011 6:06 am (9 years ago) | Author: Leon George
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A deadly explosion was yesterday averted by the police in Borno when a 25-year-old suicide bomber with heavily wired Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) was gunned down by policemen at the entrance of the state headquarters of the police in Maiduguri.

The bomber had defiled attempts to check his Honda Accord car at the command’s gate yesterday afternoon and had driven into the premises, knocking down policemen at the gate. Police authority said the unusual speed with which the bomber drove into the headquarters and his refusal to stop for check and search at the gate drew the attention of some policemen around as they opened fire on him.

Unexpectedly, the car hit a tree and halted immediately while policemen rushed to check the occupant. They were shocked to discover that the driver who defied checks at the sentry was a suicide bomber on a deadly mission.

They also discovered that the car painted in ash colour with registration number AP 851 ABJ was loaded with improvised explosives and 50 litres of petrol, a 28kg of raw acid, six gas cylinders and other devices well wired up to the steering head.
Borno State Police Commissioner, Mr. Simeon Midenda who briefed journalists on the incident said the command had received text messages ostensibly authored by the Boko Haram, threatening to disrupt the ongoing recruitment exercise of cadet policemen at the state headquarters

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- mixtykal at 16-08-2011 09:48 AM (9 years ago)
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MAIDUGURI

Briefing newsmen on the incident in Maiduguri yesterday, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Midenda said that the command had sometime last week received a threat message that the Cadet Police Officers screening exercise scheduled to commence yesterday would be disrupted by a faceless group.

The threat he said informed the Command to beef up security at all police formations in the troubled city.

He explained that at about 12:15pm, a man aged about 25 years gate crashed into the police Headquarters in an ash coloured Honda Accord Saloon Car, with registration number AP 851 ABJ, knocking down policemen at the Main gate and headed towards the Main Building .

CP Midenda stressed that, this alerted the armed policemen on guard within the premises and opened fire on the driver who immediately slumped on the steering.

He disclosed that on approaching the vehicle, the vehicle was discovered to be loaded with gas cylinders connected together with wires. He said that the Police bomb disposal unit was immediately called in and successfully defused the Improvised Explosive Device, IED.

Items recovered from the vehicle according to the CP included, six Gas cylinders of 13.6kg weight with its wirings, one air conditioner gas cylinder and two 25litres jerry-cans of fuel. Other items are one tin of ABRO can of five litre volume of chemicals and one acid orange drum of 28kg weight.

He attributed the success recorded to God Almighty and the prayers of concerned citizens to restore peace to the state. He stated that investigation has commenced into the incident, and urged members of the public to cooperate with the security agencies in the cause of fighting terrorism, even as he enjoined them not to panic, but to go about their normal businesses in the state.



Eleven killed in Plateau


Eleven people were, however, confirmed dead in two separate attacks on villages around the Plateau State capital early Monday by yet to be identified gunmen.

A man and seven members of his household were murdered in cold blood at Heipang village at midnight while another three were killed at about the same time at Korot, Sabongida both in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area. Inhabitants of the two villages alleged that the attackers were dressed in army uniforms claiming that four identity cards belonging to military personnel were picked at the scene of the attack at Heipang.

Some of the villagers in Heipang who spoke to journalists said they heard gunshots at around 10 minutes past midnight around the residence of one Nnaji, a resident of the town and saw a vehicle with people dressed in military uniform drive off from the scene when they came out to find out what was the matter.

They later found that Nnaji and seven members of the family had been shot dead. The killers at Korot were said to have been dressed in black but accompanied by men in army uniform. Confirming the killings, the state government through a press statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Mr.Yiljap Abraham, said the attack was carried out by yet to be identified people.

He said: “The Plateau State Government rises in strong condemnation and disapproval of these unprovoked attacks on peaceful communities. These attacks are totally unacceptable conduct by people who appear determined to cause pain and grief in communities that have enjoyed peace in the recent past.”

He said government has directed security chiefs in the state to investigate and bring to justice those bent on bringing grievous harm to the peaceful people of the state and advised the people to be vigilant as security was the duty of all. Spokesman of the Military Special Task Force in the state, Capt. Charles Ekeocha who also confirmed the killings said men of the force moved to Heipang on learning of the attack but were allegedly attacked by youths in the area who accused them of complicity in the attack. He said the incident resulted in the death of a member of the vigilante team in the area when soldiers opened fire in defence against the attack on them (soldiers).

Why we are using force

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ihejirika speaking at a a three-day Nigerian Army Law Seminar in Abuja, yesterday, said the army did not like quelling riots and other domestic eruptions with force but was now prompted by the sophistication of the arms of troublemakers. According to him the weapons in the arsenal of trouble makers include rocket launchers, AK 47 rifles among others.

He said: “Here in Nigeria, you are faced with a situation where you do not really want to take life. As you are aware, previously, if the crises had gotten out of hand and we are called upon to assist the Police; once the military appears in their gears, the rioters disperse.
Posted: at 16-08-2011 09:48 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- gloxxy98 at 16-08-2011 11:17 AM (9 years ago)
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RIP, God guide and protect ur people
Posted: at 16-08-2011 11:17 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- WetinDeyHappen at 16-08-2011 11:18 AM (9 years ago)
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We thank God he was caught.
Posted: at 16-08-2011 11:18 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- popo2009 at 16-08-2011 11:20 AM (9 years ago)
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So even when the Muslim claim to be observing Ramadam
Some Muslim extremists still go about harbouring
plans of mass destruction......I wish Naija had a President!!!
Posted: at 16-08-2011 11:20 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- estilizo at 16-08-2011 11:20 AM (9 years ago)
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i just wonder what these people gain by doing evil,mtewwwwww.

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- dollar22 at 16-08-2011 11:29 AM (9 years ago)
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GLORY TO BE GOD ALMIGHTY
Posted: at 16-08-2011 11:29 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DHash at 16-08-2011 11:30 AM (9 years ago)
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Nice Move by the NPF Kudos.
Posted: at 16-08-2011 11:30 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- HOPEA23 at 16-08-2011 11:34 AM (9 years ago)
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man down

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- Pepesy at 16-08-2011 11:35 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: WetinDeyHappen on 16-08-2011 11:18 AM
We thank God he was caught.

Gbam!
Posted: at 16-08-2011 11:35 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sobeit at 16-08-2011 11:38 AM (9 years ago)
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BOKO HARAM => TALIBAN => AL QUAEDA..i wonder what Nigeria is turning into Huh? Lord pls protect your innocent children in that lawless country.
Posted: at 16-08-2011 11:38 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- donspirado88 at 16-08-2011 11:42 AM (9 years ago)
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One of the NPF achievement so far... Bravo!!!
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- luther4real at 16-08-2011 11:44 AM (9 years ago)
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thank God.........no weapon fashioned against the ppl of God will prosper
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- fiesta50 at 16-08-2011 11:49 AM (9 years ago)
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Only God knows the best for Nigeria,lets pray hard for this ugly situation
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- QUEST1 at 16-08-2011 11:51 AM (9 years ago)
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But these set of ppl, what do they want.
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- fiesta50 at 16-08-2011 11:54 AM (9 years ago)
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Speechless  God knows the best for Nigeria,lets pray hard for this ugly situation in Nigeria....God protect your people.
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- Angelita2 at 16-08-2011 11:57 AM (9 years ago)
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ALHAMDULILLLAH boko haram is shot and KILL.
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- malvin2525 at 16-08-2011 12:03 PM (9 years ago)
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 :'( :'( :'( :'(
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- AlphaOscar at 16-08-2011 12:04 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: estilizo on 16-08-2011 11:20 AM
i just wonder what these people gain by doing evil,mtewwwwww.
because they are evil and they stand for nothing but evil but light always prevails over darkness.
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- QUEST1 at 16-08-2011 12:07 PM (9 years ago)
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but I thought they are fasting, do they also kill when they are fasting?
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