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- The Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram is suspected of being behind the murders of at least 200 people over the weekend.
- As people are slaughtered Comrade Obama played his 166th round of golf this last Saturday.
At least 200 students on their way to sit exams have been massacred by the Islamist terrorist group over the weekend reports say. Boko Haram is a group seeking to create an independent Islamic state in north-east Nigeria.
According to Borno area Senator Zannah Ahmed insurgents arrived in two armored personnel cars and seven double cabin pickups. They drove from village to village shooting people and torching buildings. It often takes a time for news of events like this to filter through, as the villages attacked are in isolated rural areas with poor communications.
Senator Ahmed told reporters ”It is a must for me to speak since people’s lives are involved and they are my people. All these are happening in my constituency and it will be wrong to keep quiet. I feel so much pained and would have not love to speak (sic) but definitely my conscience will not let me do that.”
Boko Haram, which translates as “Western Education is Forbidden” have been behind many brutal attacks on civilians during their insurgency. It was founded in 2002 by Mohammed Yusuf to fight against the perceived ‘westernization’ of Nigeria.
The conflict has become sectarian between the largely Muslim north and the largely Christian South.
However, there are at least 370 different ethnic and cultural groups in Nigeria, with a commensurate number of languages. These divisions have made peace and unity difficult to achieve.
Amnesty International estimates that some 1,500 civilians have died since the start of the year, but also blames Nigeria's army for many of the deaths. Amnesty claims in an incident following a Boko Haram attack last month the Nigerian army killed 600 people in Maiduguri.
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The terrorist group Boko Haram apparently has struck again, this time setting off a Monday morning rush-hour bomb in a bus station on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital of Abuja, killing at least 71 people and wounding at least 124.
It was the deadliest attack ever on Abuja, the federal capital, which was last hit by terrorism two years ago when suicide bombers drove two explosive-filled cars into the lobby of the United Nations building, killing 21 people and wounding 60. But because Abuja is in the middle of the country, hundreds of miles from Boko Haram’s traditional base in the northeast—where they have killed nearly 1,500 people this year—it is considered an unusual target.
At the scene, President Goodluck Jonathan denounced “the activities of those who are trying to move our country backwards” by staging such an attack, according to Reuters says the Atlanta Black Star.
The bus station reportedly serves Nyanya, a poor, ethnically and religiously mixed community that is home to people who work in the central city.
Boko Haram has been more active in northeast Nigeria, where the group has reportedly killed more than 50 people in just the past five days—including eight teachers living at a boarding school that had been closed because there have been so many Boko Haram attacks on schools.
The meaning of the term “Boko Haram “is “Western education is forbidden,” making schools a major target. The group wants to create an Islamic state in Nigeria, which is the most heavily populated country on the continent, with 170 million people divided almost equally between Muslims living mainly in the north and Christians in the south.
“I was waiting to get on a bus when I heard a deafening explosion, then saw smoke,” Mimi Daniels, who escaped from the blast with minor injuries to her arm, told Reuters. “People were running around in panic.”
There were still bloody remains laying across the ground as reporters observed security forces struggling to hold back a crowd of onlookers. Fire crews worked to spray the bus that still held the charred bodies of commuters in a scene that could only be described as gruesome.
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