Friday, March 30, 2012

Nigerian update March 30

It's been some time, but you knew they would be back.  It's Boko Haram again, and this time they managed to blow up a police station, no reports of casualties.

From IOL March 29 by SAPA

Suspected Islamists bomb Nigerian police station

Kano - Suspected members of Islamist group Boko Haram bombed a police station in northeastern Nigeria late on Wednesday, setting it ablaze in the latest of scores of such attacks, police said.
Gunmen stormed the station in the town of Damagun in Yobe state, though it was unclear if there were casualties.
“A group of suspected members of Boko Haram attacked the Damagun police station, where they detonated explosives that set the station on fire,” Yobe police spokesman Gbagesin Toyin told AFP.
“We are yet to ascertain if there were any casualties,” he added.
One resident said what appeared to be a large crowd of attackers were shouting “Allahu Akbar” as they stormed the building.
Another resident said the gunmen engaged the police in a shootout before hurling explosives into the station.
“They have burnt down the police station and shut down the highway... Everybody is indoors,” the resident said.
Jihad begets poverty.
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