Terrorism Africa News
Nigeria’s feared and ruthless terrorist group Boko Haram carried out its murderous destruction once again Sunday evening. Four people were killed and at least 14 injured in four separate blasts in Maiduguri. It is believed that the bombs were set off to intimidate voters and create confusion before elections for governors in the area today, Tuesday April 26.
Boko Haram, a Muslim terrorist, extremist group was enraged by the election on 16 April of Christian, southerner, incumbent Goodluck Jonathan. Hundreds were killed in riots following the election. Boko Haram seems intent on keeping security in the country tenuous.
Two blasts went off at a hotel, one at a transport hub, and another at a livestock market. Among the dead were two police officers who were drinking at the hotel’s bar at the time of the blasts.
Boko Haram has been responsible for hundreds, and by some estimations thousands, of deaths for the past 3 years in Nigeria’s northern provinces.
As is the case in civil strife in many parts of Africa, this is not merely a battle between the Christian south and the Muslim north. It is more a fight between the oil rich, southern ethnic groups and the poorer ethnic groups in the north of the country.
Nigerian administrations, both Christian and Muslim, have attempted to put down Boko Haram, but thus far they have survived and seemed to be stepping up their violent campaign.
Other Terrorism In Africa Articles on Boko Haram:
Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Terrorist Threat