Terrorism Africa News
On November 6th, Boko Haram, Nigeria’s ruthless terrorist group carried out its most wide-ranging attack in their history. Nigeria, though one of Africa’s wealthiest and advanced countries cannot seem to deter their bloody assaults. A series of bomb blasts and gun battles have left at least 60 people dead in the northeastern Nigerian town of Damaturu.
Al Jazeera’s Yvonne Ndege, reporting from Abuja, said that witnesses reported scenes of “carnage” and “chaos” after several bombs and running gun battles surged on the streets of the town late on Friday and overnight.
An official of Nigeria’s road safety agency who assisted with the collection of bodies, told the AFP news agency that 150 people had been killed. A reporter counted 97 bodies in mortuary of a near by hospital the following day. Other bodies had been taken for burial by relatives.
Nigerian’s had no doubt the attack was the by Boko Haram who had been increasingly brazen it its attack. Just a few months ago the terrorist group bombed the United Nations mission in the capital Abuja. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attacks.
The Associated Press, quoting a diplomat, said the government was facing an increasingly dangerous threat from Boko Haram. He also pointed out that on of Boko Haram’s factions had become allied with al-Qaeda’s north Africa branch.
Boko Haram is the most active terrorist group in Africa and it does not show any signs of slowing its desire for destruction and death.