Sunday, November 06, 2011

Bloody Eid al-Adha in Nigeria

One of the destroyed buildings.Photo Credit: Nairaland.

Bloody Eid al-Adha in Nigeria with over 150 Killed in Terrorist Attacks

It is the bloodiest Eid al-Adha for Nigerian Muslims as the Islamic terrorist sect Boko Haram launched devastating attacks from Friday night to Saturday and killed over 150 people in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state. The attacks heralded the Eid al-Adha, the Muslims feast of sacrifice. The terrorist sect blew up a housing estate, a bank, three police stations and five churches, including the St Mary's Catholic Church.

The Boko Haram swore that "more attacks are on the way".
"We will continue attacking federal government formations until security forces stop their excesses on our members and vulnerable civilians," said Abul-Qaqa, the spokesman of the terrorists.

The gory sight of the dead bodies of those killed in the attacks.Photo Credit: Nairaland.

"It is difficult to verify these reports especially since this is a very remote part of the country," said Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reporting from Abuja.

Attacks were also reported in Maiduguri and Potiskum at the weekend.

The Boko Haram and other Islamic terrorist sects have been attacking innocent people, targeting Christians in the predominantly Muslims northern regions and government offices. And the government has failed to protect the lives and properties of the citizens in the most populated country in Africa plagued by rampant corruption and illiteracy.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

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