Terrorism Africa News
On Saturday, Boko Haram, Nigeria’s ruthless terrorist group carried out a bloody, coordinated attack in Kano killing at least 150 people according to reports from BBC. Kano’s nine million people are now under a 24 hour curfew to allow emergency personnel and security forces to deal with what seems to be the worse attack yet by the jihadist group seeking to overthrow the government and institute Sharia throughout Africa’s most populous country.
Separated by only hours, bombs were detonated in Yenagoa, the hometown of President Goodluck Jonathan. Nigeria’s vice president, Namadi Sambo, was to pay a visit to the city on Saturday, but has canceled his trip due to the bombings. The car bombs caused destruction near the gate of the Government House and destroyed Tombia bridge which links Amasoma,village of former Governor Diapreye Alamieyeseigha and to Otueke-Ogbia,President Goodluck Jonathan’s hometown.
A BBC reporter in Kano said he had counted 150 bodies in the mortuary of the city’s main hospital. Hospital’s are continuing to struggle with the raising number of dead and injured.
The locations hit by the bombs in Kano were mostly government institutions. They were:
- Nigeria Police Zone 1 Headquarters, on BUK Road
- Zaria Road Police Station on Zaria Road
- Farm Center Police Station at Farm Centre
- Passport Office at Farm Centre
- State Security Services Headquarters at Gigiyu
- Immigration Headquarters at Bompai Road
- The AIG Zone 1 Residence at Bompai Road
- Police State Command Headquarters at Bompai Road.
Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for all of these. In a message the terrorist reiterated that they had not target civilians.
Among the dead is a BBC reporter and the wounded include expatriates, particularly Lebanese and Indians, who live near the State Security Service headquarters.