Terrorism Africa News
Boko Haram, is the most active terrorist group on the planet, yet they carry out all of their attacks are on Nigerian soil. The terrorists who make up this Islamic fundamentalist sect are proving that they remain able to strike at will, despite stepped up push back by security forces.
The Christmas day bombing came a day after the Nigerian Army Chief of Staff, Major General Azubuike Ihejirika ordered and carried out a joint task force action in Yobe killing more than 50 Boko Haram members. This attack seems to have contributed to the Boko Haram delivering the Christmas day bombings. Boko Haram was angered by the military killing many of their members in 2009 and 2010. Many analysts say that this government “over reaction” has given the terrorists fuel for recruiting and heightened their motivation to increase both the severity and number of bombings that have occurred in 2011.
According to Ibrahim Farinloye, north-east co-ordinator for Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (Nema), upwards to 90,000 residents of Damaturu have fled their homes as a result of the Christmas day attacks. “When there is insecurity, everybody runs for their lives,” he told the BBC. These refugees have refused to move into camps because they feared they would be easy targets for for Boko Haram.
CNN video new report of the Christmas day attacks.
And this Aljazeera in-depth report and comments: