Several feared killed, injured as Boko Haram attacks Bama, Borno

FILE PHOTO: The victims were fleeing Boko Haram lingering attacks on their villages

The casualty figure is yet to be ascertained
‪Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram in the early hours of Monday attacked Bama town, 135km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.‬

‪According to residents of the state whose relatives in Bama sent distress calls before dawn, the attackers stormed the town at about 4 a.m.‬

The casualty figure is yet to be ascertained as neither the police nor the military has come up with a statement.‬

“Many may have been killed because the attack was launched when the residents were fast asleep,” a Maiduguri resident whose relative contacted him from Bama said.

Wednesday’s attack comes less than 24 hours after the presidency assured Nigerians that the military was winning the war against the Boko Haram.

Details later…


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  • Sticky fingers

    BH: bringing the economy of borno state to a halt.Very soon, only Mr shettima will be in that state

    • Embee

      And it does seem that is what Mr. Jonathan wants!

  • item7

    simply arm d residents to defend themselves
    ….our polity, economy, military infact all are corrupt to seriously tackle high-level BK insurgency. ..so arm all so that when opposing action are equal. ..respect will beget peace

  • Taster

    Blood blood every where, and still there is no end in sight. Do we really have leaders? or could it be 2015 is more important than hundreds of poor masses being killed weekly?
    Now, I know there is no godliness in any of our leaders, cause if there is, someone could have been a hero or heroine to this poor masses that are being cut down in their misery and in their prime – My prayer is that over there they will never walk alone.

    • RICH

      2015
      general elections should not hold until resolutions of all the tribes
      and ethnic nationalities in the national conference were strictly
      adhered to and implemented for peaceful co-existence of Nigeria as one
      indivisible entity

      • Taster

        How I wished your prayer is answered!

        Should the majority of the people hold on to your prayers – believe you me, soonest – here comes the eldorado of africa.