Sunday, July 24, 2011

Daily jihad attacks by Boko Haram now the norm

Targeting police, churches and beer halls, the bad boys of "books, him bad" choose targets they know are easy and have the desired Islamic effect.  This latest, against soldiers is just adding another member to their playbook of those to murder in the name of Allah.

Nigeria is going down fast and we still will not identify the true enemy.

From Reuters/Yahoo July 23 by Ibrahim Mshelizza

Bomb rocks troubled northeastern Nigerian city

MAIDUGURI - Several people were wounded in a bomb blast in Maiduguri on Saturday, a city in remote northeastern Nigeria which has been plagued by almost daily attacks from a radical Islamist sect.

"Three soldiers have been injured in the Saturday evening bomb blast that occurred close to the Palace of the Shehu of Borno," Hassan Mohammed, an officer in the Joint Task Force (JTF) told Reuters.

The Shehu is a traditional ruler in Borno state, one of the poorest regions in Africa's most populous nation, close to borders with Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

Witnesses at a local hospital said at least one body from the blast site had been brought to the mortuary.

Boko Haram, which wants sharia law more widely applied across Nigeria, has claimed responsibility for almost daily bombings and shootings in Borno, mostly targeting police, churches and drinking spots.

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