Blasts, gunfire rock Nigeria's Damaturu

2012-06-18 19:52

Kano - Blasts and gunfire on Monday rocked the northeastern Nigerian city of Damaturu, which has previously been hit by heavy violence blamed on Islamist group Boko Haram, residents said.

"It all started about 20 minutes ago, and there have been bombings and shootings throughout the city," one resident said by phone. "Nobody knows what is going on. Everybody has moved indoors."

Another resident gave a similar account, while police could not be immediately reached for comment.

  • Oamis - 2012-06-18 21:25


      lorain.maseko - 2012-06-19 08:06

      Dont the people responsible for the violence get tired?

      jaba.kov - 2012-06-19 08:20

      Only one way to stop this... the vast majority of Muslims in Nigeria are peace loving people - It is the duty of the vast majority (in the North) to tell Boko Haram that what they are doing is against Islamic law – they not going to paradise – they going to hell. The only way to fight Islamic terror is from the inside. If Boko Haram is brought under control the blood will stop spilling. The Christian population can not stop this terror organisation as they are seen as infidels - the calls must come form within the Muslim community itself – It’s the only way - and if you think its a one sided approach then you know nothing about Islamic terror.

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-06-19 09:00

      @Jaba.Kov...The only way to solve this is to divide the country.These dumb Nigerians are fighting a war that does not concern them.It has the fingerprints of the New World Order written all over it.These people have co-existed peacefully for over 50 years then all of a sudden after 9/11 all these mess starts.Coincedence?i think not! My Nigerian brothers are just too dumb to realize that they are being used as pawns to achieve a certain goal.

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