Boko Haram kills dozens, abducts several more near Chibok

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Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed dozens and kidnapped about 100 people in Gumsere, a community near Chibok, Borno State, survivors of the attack have said.

At least 30 people were killed, they said.

The attack came more than eight months after Boko Haram abducted more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok itself.

Chibok became the focus of international outrage after the kidnapping on April 14.

While about 57 of the girls managed to escape, more than 200 have remained in captivity.

Sources said militants arrived Gumsere at about 4p.m. on Friday and attacked the community overnight, killing “many people” and burning “several houses”.

The military responded early Saturday after the attackers had left, they said.

A pastor in neighbouring Chibok, Mark Enoch, confirmed the attack.

He said he could not be precise with the number of people killed. But he said he travelled to the area on Monday and there were still bodies everywhere.

Residents said the militants descended on the community targeting a powerful leader of a local vigilante who has acted as the security chief of the area, and had succeeded wading off previous Boko Haram attacks on the community.

The residents said the man was killed finally and all members of his family, including his wife and daughters, taken away by the terrorists.

Mr. Enoch and other sources said the attack could not have happened in Chibok itself as the town has a heavy military presence.
They said Gumsere is about 20 kilometers away and lies between Chibok and Damboa.

“The soldiers are really trying their best. If it was Chibok I know they would have responded early enough. But Gumsere is far in the bush,” one source said.

News of the attack took days to emerge due to poor communication network in the area, they said.

Police spokesperson for Borno State, Gideon Jibrin, could not be reached.


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  • _Proudly Niger Deltan

    Buhari who spoke on a Liberty Radio programme, as Guest of the Week , accused the government of killing and destroying houses belonging to Boko Haram members while the Niger Delta militants get special treatment. Hear him:

    “…Unlike the special treatment given to the Niger Delta militants by the federal government, the Boko Haram members were being killed and their houses demolished by government…”

    According to Buhari “what is responsible for the security situation in the country is caused by the activities of Niger Delta militants. Every Nigerian that is familiar with what is happening knows this. The Niger Delta militants started it all…”
    Grotesquely, such a misfit is an aspirant. Worse still, is the stupidity of those who support him and can no longer ask the right questions.

    The terrorists wont stop, so the time for Niger Delta spring is NOW! We demand our own separate state.

    • postman

      Lies lies.. what is your source

      • Otile

        These are facts, not like your taqiyya.

        • Northerner

          Chose ur words correctly u imbecile faggot

          • sharp shape

            What is that a threat ?

      • Gideon Orkar

        Here is the full interview…

        Stop Killing Boko Haram Members – Buhari Tells FG

        Former Head of Military Ruler and Chieftain of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, Major General Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Federal Government to stop the clampdown of Boko Haram insurgents, saying Niger Delta Militants were never killed or properties belonging to them destroyed.

        Buhari who spoke on Sunday on a Liberty Radio programme, Guest of the Week monitored said accused the government of killing and destroying houses belonging to Boko Haram members while the Niger Delta militants get special treatment.

        The former dictator said that unlike the special treatment given to the Niger Delta militants by the federal government, the Boko Haram members were being killed and their houses demolished by government.

        While accusing President Jonathan of failing from the beginning to address the security situation in the country, Buhari said he has never been in support of the state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa state.

        According to Buhari “what is responsible for the security situation in the country is caused by the activities of Niger Delta militants. Every Nigerian that is familiar with what is happening knows this. The Niger Delta militants started it all.

        “What happened is that the governors of the Niger Delta region at that time wanted to win their elections. So they recruited the youths and gave them guns and bullets and used them against their opponents to win elections by force.

        “After the elections were over, they asked the boys to return the guns; the boys refused to return the guns. Because of that, the allowance that was being given to the youths by the governors during that time was stopped.

        “The youths resorted to kidnapping oil workers and were collecting dollars as ransom. Now a boy of 18 to 20 years was getting about 500 dollars in a week, why will he go to school and spend 20 years to study and then come back and get employed by government to be paid N100,000 a month, that is if he is lucky to get employment.

        “So kidnapping becomes very rampant in the South -South and the South -East. They kidnapped people and were collecting money.

        “How did Boko Haram start? We know that their leader, Mohammed Yusuf started his militant and the police couldn’t control them and the army was invited. He was arrested by soldiers and handed over to the police.

        “The appropriate thing to do, according to the law, was for the police to carry out investigations and charge him to court for prosecution, but they killed him, his in-law was killed, they went and demolished their houses.

        “Because of that, his supporters resorted to what they are doing today.

        You see in the case of the Niger Delta militants, the late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua sent an aeroplane to bring them, he sat down with them and discussed with them, they were cajoled, and they were given money and granted amnesty.

        “They were trained in some skills and were given employment, but the ones in the north were being killed and their houses were being demolished.

        They are different issues, what brought this? It is injustice”.

        While fielding questions in English in the same programme, Buhari said that the promoters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) were aware of the challenges ahead of them in an effort to get the party registered, saying “the road to merger is quite rough.

        “The ruling party, with its enormous resources and its capacity for coercion has seen it as a threat and they have said it. Personally, I came to realise since 2007 that Nigerians believe that the only way to stabilise the system of multi-party democracy is for the opposition parties that have representatives right from Councillors to the National Assembly come together to deliver their constituencies democratically.

        This is the only way you can counter PDP’s enormous physical and material influence in the country”

        He expressed optimism that the All Progressive Congress will be registered saying “by nature, I am an optimist. If I were not an optimist, I will not attempt to contest the presidency three times and end up in the Supreme Court three times. I believe we are going to be registered.

        “There is a law guiding party registration which states that you must have your headquarters in the nation’s capital that can be identified by INEC and you must have a convention. All the three parties involved have held their conventions and have agreed to forsake our existing parties and go for APC.

        “At the national level, we must have those who will run the party. As soon as we meet these criteria and INEC acknowledge that, 30 days after the acknowledgement, we are APC whether INEC write us and give us the registration or not”.

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        • _Proudly Niger Deltan

          …and I can assure you that they will look for a defense even with this your pure facts. But you don’t blame them. It is so for those who have become too accustomed to servitude…anyone who has ears must hear and sink it into his/her brain that, ‘Continent Nigeria is not Ilorin’

          They tell us Yemi is a Professor of Law, but those of us who are retired Professors of Unilag have been asking for 2 days now, that they tell us which University awarded PhD to this fellow and which area of Law did he specialize on, as well as which institution awarded his Oluwole PhD, and uptill now, no response…but they keep changing and panel beating his CV on WilkiPedia. Shame!

    • Folahan

      All these lies that you guys are spreading wont work, its only because you guys know thaat GEJ has nothing to show for almost 6 years in power that you guys result in religious blackmail. All these lies are not working pls.

      • Gideon Orkar

        You sound shocked!

    • Musa Aliyu

      Is that why you used nigerias money to buy war ships thru Tompolo the licensed thief by jona? Break away. We are ready for you, faggots.

  • sammyctu ode

    Is the government of jonathan and the military telling us they don’t have any strategy anymore to stop this blood letting? This is a shame, is our military depending on vigilante groups to defend Nigerian territories, since we have thousands of soldiers all over the country, why can’t a good chunk be drafted to the NE? Come February jonathan will draft both police and soldiers in their thousands to other parts of the country so that they can intimidate the electorates and rig elections for the criminal pdp.

    • Etomi

      If there is no enemies within, the enemies outside can do nothing, which is why treachery is a grave crime punishable by death penalty…
      Internal sabotage is what is frustrating the efforts against terror, not that Jonathan’s government is not doing its best…
      So, it is clear that in this fight against terror, Jonathan is all alone…
      Rather than conscientiously support his effort, northern elites/politicians politicize the development…
      When GEJ tries to be decisive in routing the evil, people like Buhari would go to the Hausa service of the BBC to say the man is waging war against Nigerians; that he is committing human rights infractions..
      That he would be charged before the International Court of Justice for war crimes…
      That he should grant total amnesty to Boko Haram…
      That they should give the blood-sucking demons presidential treatment as they gave Niger Delta militants, etc…
      It is easy to blame the reign of terror on Jonathan…
      For it seems that if the problem cannot be solved, then Jonathan created it…
      But this buck-passing can never solve the problem…
      It would only make us sucuumb to blackmail, numb out faculties to think straight and stampede us into electing into office the same people who created the problem for their political end, because if we don’t then the problem will continue to linger…
      Nigerians are being blackmailed!!!!!!!

      • Folahan

        You apparently need help, the person benefitting most from this insurgency is the FG itself, they have displaced over 6 million persons that could have voted against them and still counting. Its suprising that we cant deploy up to 20,000 soldiers to the north east but we can deploy over 74,000 to only one state to rig elections.

        • Otile

          Please move down to Sambisa and liberate the forest for us. Preaching is not enough.

        • Etomi

          I would love to join issues with informed people…
          But apparently you are not…
          But what can we do than help….
          The north as we speak is one massive flash ball of civil unrest…
          From Jos to Borno to Adamawa to Yobe to Bauchi to Kano, etc…
          The pogrom is so fanned out, that it is clear it is being orchestrated to frustrate the government…
          GEJ is the first Nigerian head of state to face this kind of existential challenge…
          And I guess any pathfinder would find this rather ramified attack difficult to rein in…
          Take
          a look at what Alhaji Lawan Keitha, former governor Kaduna State (who
          had promised in 2010 that if GEJ contested and won the election in 2011,
          the north would make sure Nigeria was made ungovernable for him)
          said…
          In 2014 he said: “ANYTHING short of a northern president is
          tantamount to stealing our presidency. Jonathan has to go and he will
          go. Even if he uses incumbency power to get his nomination on the
          platform of the PDP, he will be frustrated out.”
          We know who the traitors or creators of the problem are…
          But it is very convenient to make a scapegoat out of GEJ….

          • Johnson Parrot

            I agree with you on the fact that some elements pronounced to frustrate Jonathan out of office…but as a patriotic Nigerian…could you please advise Mr President to go ahead in investigating the involvement of these people about the insurgence in the country???

      • Otile

        God bless you. They too know the truth.

      • Musa Aliyu

        Jonathan is the sponsor of the heinous act for election purposes. He connived with Chadian president to exploit the situation. God will expose them

        • Etomi

          Chimps are sentient beings…
          They are the closest to the human family…
          However, their smaller brains have confined them to the wild…
          Please stop talking like the sentient entities that belong in the wild…
          Attn: This forum is for intelligent human beings….

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Chimps are a lot more reasonable than @disqus_rquwnbwBMM:disqus……please correct your error next time,it is unfair to compare that maggot with chimps.

    • Otile

      Do you have any strategy to stop Islamic terrorism in Somalia?

  • Gorko

    Dear Editor,

    So far no fewer than ten [10] Christian Pastors have been beheaded by Muslim militias
    in north-east Nigeria, with 48 churches; including all churches in Mubi, Adamawa state
    blasted to ashes by improvised explosives. Several Christian Pastors are still missing and
    believed to have run into thick bushes since last month, without trace.

    • Chris Agwu

      My own is that these Premium Times people NEVER want to see my face. Why?
      Anything i write they don’t like to publish it. Is that a good thing? Yesterday now,
      i wrote something here to abuse Bola Tinubu, they removed it. But we all know in
      Nigeria that this Boko Haram something has support from APC and these Muslim
      politicians. I want to let Nigerian people know this. Bola Tinubu is NOT a good man.

      • Tondo

        No vex, my brother, you hear? Stop abusing people, talk issues and Premium Times will publish your comment. Abusing people is not a discussion. The Editors of Premium Times are decent professionals.
        They want clean talk, not abuse, but ideas. Discuss issues, not people.

        • Cornelius

          “We are calling on all Christians to defend themselves through any means possible.
          We call on President Goodluck Jonathan to declare Boko Haram a terrorist group
          and make it officially known that we are in a state of religious war in Nigeria,
          so that Nigerian Christians could be armed to defend themselves”.

          …….…..Ndi-Igbo Peace Movement (NPM)

          May 7th, 2013

        • _Proudly Niger Deltan

          My friend, keep quiet for there. Something dey do you? Professionals for where? Ok..Define ‘Professionals’ for us. We are waiting.

          They went and dug into Stella Oduah’s past school certificates bcos they wanted her out…Now people are asking them to tell us the University where Yemi, Bokohari’s running mate, got his PhD from and which University awarded him Professorship and when. But no reply from Premiumtimes….and you say dem Professional? These are very loco journalists. Nonsense!

        • sharp shape

          So one mr wahala and another ashawo called maria and tundemash are saints ? They abuse and get thrash published !

      • _Proudly Niger Deltan

        My brother, don’t worri. Don’t worri at all. The triumph of evil over good can only be ephemeral. Once upon a time, Fani Kayode’s letters were a veritable piece of grade A news item to Premiumtimes & SaharaReporters, that was when Fani used to insult Great Jona and even said Jona has no Kolanuts. But since Fani Kayode got delivered from darkness, his letters have also changed to reflect his new state of purity. But Premiumtimes & Saharareporters no longer publish his letters becos they are critical of Bokohari. Unfortunately this is how continent Nigeria is.

        This is why I know, that very soon we shall have our own countries where truth will not be alien. Just imagine the point raised by Oritsejafor when Sultan misfired. Did you here APC say anything? Has the letter be written to Boko Haram?…Nonsense!

    • Beachcomber

      “We are sitting on a keg of gunpowder. Something worse than Boko Haram
      is about to happen. We are looking at total darkness in the nation.
      There’s going to be a revolution. The poor will overtake the rich.
      You’ve not seen anything yet. You’ve not seen the real Boko Haram.
      A worse Boko Haram is about to happen.”

      ……Primate Olabayo

      (June 30, 2013)

  • sharp shape

    How to be a nigerian journalists ! Never ever visit the source of the news just sit in lagos or abuja and rely on rumours as credible source and then forward you concoction to

    • Folly

      Nigerian journalists should go to Sambisa forest and be beheaded, abi? Yeye man!

      • sharp shape

        Are you saying they should just sit in the office and be rumour mongers ? Have you seen how credible reporters send dispatches from the front lines abroad ? It goes with the territory it’s a very hazardous job ! What’s your point ?

        • Reminisce6

          Reporters that reports from war fronts are embedded with the military.

        • tundemash

          Has Dumbo with all the DSS, Brigade of Guards been to Sambisa or Chibok ? ……. To use your logic, is Dumbo not spreading rumours and lies by assuring Nigerians of guaranteeing their safety even though he also sits in Abuja like the journalist you accuse !

    • tundemash

      How to be a Nigerian President! Never ever visit the North East where the terrorists are reigning ….. sit in Abuja with oggoro and send condolences.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Have you ever served your country under any capacity?Will you shut your big Yoruba mouth !!

        • tundemash

          yes by not being a parasite on the system like you and your paymasters.
          Dispute what I wrote … is Dumbo not scared to go the North East ?

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Why have you not enrolled in the military if you love travelling to the NE so much ?

          • tundemash

            Dumbo Junior …. is the Pakistani President a military man ? Do you think Presidency is all about waving a hand with a f00lish expression written all over your face ? Would it not be better for Dumbo to prove his assurance practically by being on ground? If the North East is unsafe for him, how come he assures Nigerians living there he’s in charge ? Thank God, the mistake is almost over

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Nigeria has military officers trained for the battle field,the President’s movements are also subject to security assessments and he will not break protocol just to satisfy haters like you !
            Aguiyi Ironsi did that when he was warned not to travel………where happened to him ? answer me you block-head !!

  • Maria

    This can only happen in a failed state.

    • Andy

      But Nigeria is today a failed state. What further evidence are you waiting to see?
      Stealing long destroyed Nigeria before these mad Muslims began to behead at will.

      • Otile

        Not Nigeria, but Northern Nigeria. It is only happening in the newly created Islamic Caliphate. Don’t generalize.

    • Otile

      Good Muslims will not agree with you. It happens in Paki, Somalia, Afghanistan, Syria and other devout Muslim countries. Are you therefore calling these good Muslims countries failed states?

      Maria, watch your mouth to avoid fatwa.