Maiduguri Multiple Bomb Attacks: 55 killed, 146 injured in five suicide attacks

Nigerian soldiers on guard in Maiduguri

At least 55 persons were confirmed dead and 146 others seriously injured as Boko Haram suicide bombers descended on Maiduguri, the Borno state capital and carried out multiple bombings in various commercial areas, PREMIUM TIMES can report.

The Borno state police commissioner, Clement Adoda, confirmed the casualty figure to journalists who spoke with him on phone.

The suicide bombings occurred in four different spots in Maiduguri, while one other occurred at a military checkpoint at a town called Benisheik, 75 kilometres away from Maiduguri.

“We had multiple blasts today in Maiduguri and sadly about 54 persons were killed and many were injured,” the police commissioner said.

The Borno state Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Kaka Shehu, who was one of the visible government officials in town when the blasts occurred, said he was able to go round the hospitals to take inventory of those injured.

“We had 143 injured persons and 32 killed in the hospitals that we went to see the victims,” he said

He added that he was directed by Governor Kashim Shettima to ensure that all the victims of the attacks are adequately taken care of, while describing the attack as “heinous, barbaric and desperation by terrorists”.

“We condemn this act in its entirety and we extend our condolences to the victims. Based on the directive of his Excellency, Governor Kashim Shettima, who is on working tour in the southern part of the state, we have mobilized health workers to assist the victims.

“The terrorists are angry with the way they were sacked from towns and villages and are now venting their anger on soft targets,” he said.

Mr. Shehu said the Borno State government remain determined in ensuring that security agents are adequately supported to carry out the onerous duty of securing the lives of the people.

“Governor Shettima has directed that all the victims of the attacks should be treated immediately and the state government will foot the bills. We have directed all our doctors, including those that are not on duty to report to their places of work immediately,” the commissioner said.

Idi Idrisa, a local fish merchant, who witnessed one of the incidents, said “We were right inside the market when we heard the explosion erupt at the gate; we rushed there and I saw many dead bodies lying on the ground, many dead and several others badly injured.”

Governor Shettima cuts short campaign

Following the incidents, Governor Shettima immediately suspended his reelection campaigns that took him away from the state capital for days now, to return to Maiduguri in order to commiserate with the victims of the blasts, a statement by his spokesman, Isa Gusau, said.

The statement, emailed to journalists reads in part; “The Governor condemned the attacks in strong terms and those who perpetuated them while condoling with families and friends of those that lost their lives and commiserated with those who sustained injuries.

“Shettima who was in Hawul local government area earlier today stopped the APC from making campaign speeches and instead, led prayers for repose of victims of the bomb blast before he launched a free feeding programme to ease hardships faced by residents there arising from insurgency crisis across Borno State.

“The Governor has immediately after getting information about the incidence, directed the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice whose Ministry deals with citizens rights, to visit all affected areas and ensure speedy evacuation of victims to hospitals and mobilize medical doctors for emergency treatments that will be shouldered by the State Government. The, Governor directed that all necessary steps be taken to safe lives where possible no matter what is required .

“Shettima expressed agony over the latest attacks and others in recent and previous times, describing them as acts of evil that have no justification in Islam”

“Shettima said he will be holding an emergency meeting with different stakeholders in markets, motor parks and other public places to take new measures aimed at enhancing security in public places while he called on residents to patiently support whatever measures that will be taken in collective interest.

“Governor Shettima urged citizens to be calm but security conscious and to report suspicious persons and movements to security agencies and youth volunteers around them.”

Power minister calls for global condemnation over Maiduguri blasts

The Minister of state for Power, Muhammed Wakil, has also condemned the incident.

Speaking via a statement by his spokesman, Olawale Rasheed, Mr. Wakil said the “renewed bombings of civilian targets in Maiduguri should be documented by the international human rights organisations and indict Boko Haram leaders for crime against humanity.

“The targets of Boko Haram are women, children and the elderly. Bombing civilian targets is a crime against humanity. I call on Amnesty international and Human Rights Watch and other similar groups to deploy resources towards documenting for indictments the leaders of Boko Haram. Boko Haram leaders should face trial at the ICC,” the minister said.

While commiserating with the families and victims of the bombings,the minister appealed to civilains to be extra vigilant as defeated insurgents may have infiltrated some areas.

“We must be extra vigilant. We must be on guard all the time . All suspicious movements and objects should be reported to the police and other security personnel immediately,” the minister said.

According to Mr. Wakil, the indiscriminate attacks on civilian targets is a confirmation that the Boko Haram sect is defeated in conventional field and is now resorting to cowardly attacks on soft targets.

“As I commend our gallant military and security personnel over ongoing successes, I again call on them to redouble their efforts towards blocking access to soft targets even while routing the insurgents in conventional battle,” the minister said.

Borno PDP candidate condemns attacks

Reacting to the incidents, the Borno state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Muhammed Imam, condemned the attacks even as he empathised with fellow citizens for the losses and pains being inflicted on them.

According to him, the attack was coming at a time citizens hopes were beginning to rise “that the end to the mindless carnage is coming to an end, it is really sad that some sadists are still bent on keeping the fire burning”.

The PDP governorship candidate spoke in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES by the Director of Media of his campaign organisation, Inuwa Bwala.

“It is rather curious that such explosion occur only when the PDP is planning a visit, as was the case in Biu recently and Maiduguri.

“While we have our reservations to the effect that there may be a deliberate sabotage of Federal Government efforts in ending insurgency in the state, we must condemn all efforts at further prolonging the sufferings of the people.

“We wish to condemn the attitude of the Borno state Government to such developments where it seeks to maximize political benefits from such unfortunate incidents rather than work to cushion its effects on the citizenry. It is callous and the height of insensitivity for the Governor, Kashim Shettima to remain busy politicking in other parts of the state while Maiduguri burns.

“We urge the Governor to immediately cut his political misadventures in the southern part and return to Maiduguri to face his job as the chief security officer of the state, now that there is no state of emergency in force.

“At this point we call upon security operatives to intensify intelligence gathering on some characters who we have always suspected of being the brains behind some of these dastardly acts”. Bwala stated in the statement.


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  • Al Jihadi

    i was saying it before. Nobody believed me. You now see yourself?
    Muhammadu Buhari is back from London. Dogs and baboons are
    now soaking in blood. Can you see it now? 200 people blasted!

    • No Comment

      “God willing, by 2015, something will happen. They either conduct a free and fair election
      or they go in a very disgraceful way. If what happened in 2011 (alleged rigging) should again
      happen in 2015, by the grace of God, the dog and the baboon would all be soaked in blood.’’

      ……….General Muhammadu Buhari

      (May 15, 2012)

      • Investigator

        BUT FOR A FREE AND FAIR ELECTION, ALL CANDIDATES
        ON THE BALLOT PAPER MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO RUN. SO,

        • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

          JO NOT

    • christobel2010

      While he was away was it GEJ that bombed Jos, Yobe and Kano?

    • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

      YOU CAN SAY THIS AND OTHER WORST THAN THIS NOBODY BELIEVE YOU. MAIDUGURI AND BORNO STATE GENERALLY WERE CRYING WITH BLOOD TEARS FOR GENERAL BUHARI TO SAVE THEM FROM GOODLOCK JONOTHING, C.A.N ORITSEJIAFOR AND BIAFRA IHEJIRIKA’S BOMBINGS AND KILLINGS. BUHARII ASSERTED AND EXCHANGED THEIR LOVE TO HIM WITH A STRONG ENCOURAGEMENT THAT ” THE OIL RESOURCES IN BORNO LAKE CHAD IS MORE THAN THAT OF THE NIGER DELTA, AND I PROMISE YOU THAT I WILL PERSONALLY EXPLOIT IT FOR THE BETTERMENT OF NIGERIA”.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        “ANY ATTACK ON BOKO-HARAM IS AN ATTACK ON THE NORTH”___Muhammadu Buhari

        May God save Nigeria !!

        • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

          “BOKO HARAM ARE MY SIBLINGS”__JONATHAN GOODLUCK

        • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

          JONATHAN ON HIS SIBLINGS

        • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

          ON HIS ALMajiri book haram combatants.

        • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

          with tukur the old pdp devil

        • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

          BOKOJONA

        • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

          “YOU CANT SET THE ARMY TO GO AND WIPE OUT YOUR FAMILY_JONATHAN GOODLOCK ON BOKO HARAM

        • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

          OPEN YOUR EYES WIDE E-BOKO HARAM! BIAFRAN ANTI NIGERIAN UNITY.

        • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

          ICC AND UN HUMAN RIGHT COMMISSION PRESENTED THEIR F.I.R TO THE JURY TODAY. ASSURED OF ADMITTING THE CASE THE PROSECUTORS REV. DAVIS ALSO AMONG THEM SOUGHT FOR DELIGENT AND DECISIVE PROSECUTION OF NIGERIA’S PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN AFTER MAY 29 2015.
          This politically motivated ethnic cleansing as nowhere is safe especially in the north eastern region where terrorist activities are on the high.The most disturbing is how lackadaisical the country’s President has handled this annihilation. He has been unperturbed by the wanton daily killing of his electorates. President Jonathan has failed to tackle Boko Haram since their incursion into some of the north east states, and his government have deliberately under-equipped the military, and politicizing the insurgency for selfish political and monetary benefits. Goodluck Jonathan has vigorously absolved the terrorist’s top sponsors within his government of any involvement, and also shielded them from prosecution or investigation to satisfy his political interest.

          The whole idea behind his political tactics is to decimate this region, prevent election from being held, and/or reduce as much as possible, the number of available voters, knowing full well that these people would vote for his popular opponent, (who himself is from the northern part of the country)

          There are overwhelming and compelling evidence to prove the possible involvement of some key figures within the presidency, and militants from the Niger Delta (the president’s tribe), in sponsoring these terrorist activities in Nigeria and many reports have backed this fact. No action has ever been taken to prosecute anyone, the President on an occasion inappropriately confirmed there were terrorists in his government, but that was the best he could do.

          The most damning revelation is the desperation of some unscrupulous persons who clandestinely tried to purchase arms in South Africa. There have been two secret, busted arms deals so far. These arms were meant for the insurgents. On the first occasion, two Nigerians and an Israeli national are still facing investigation in South Africa were caught after they attempted to smuggle US$9.3 million, apparently meant for buying arms for the Nigerian intelligence service.

          The suspected smugglers landed at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, on September 5, in a private jet from Abuja, Nigeria with the money stashed in three suitcases. Another US$5.7 million arms money from Nigeria, just three weeks after the $9.3 million cash transported by two Nigerians and an Israeli for arms purchase. The South African Asset Forfeiture Unit of the National Prosecuting Authority seized the $5.7 million (about N952 million) for allegedly being the proceeds of illegal transactions. Arms transactions usually involve a complex bank transfer system needed to move the money between the countries involved in the deal; they are rarely done in cash.

          The money was also seized initially because it was not disclosed at customs. This raises serious questions on the genuineness of the purchase. Why would the Nigerian government send individuals to purchase arms for the Nigerian army? Why were there no representative(s) of the Nigerian army or any of the intelligence service in the deal? Why was the deal secret? Why were the monies smuggled into South Africa? Why were civilians solely involved in purchasing arms for the Nigerian government?

          As of today, 14 local governments in the north east of Nigeria have been ceded to the insurgents, and under terrorist rule. This was one of the reasons the Nigerian government postponed the February 14, 2015 presidential elections to March 28, 2015, stating that they would get rid of the insurgents in 6 weeks. This, they had failed to achieve in 6 years.

          Just recently, Dr. Stephen Davis, an Australian who was hired to negotiate the release of 276 school girls abducted in April, 2014 revealed four major sponsors of Boko Haram sect but President Jonathan not only ignored him, but also denied ever hiring Dr. Davis. There are several scenarios where the President has fraternised with these known terrorists and has on many occasions exonerated them from attacks they themselves had claimed responsibilities for. The October 1st 2010 bombing in Abuja, Nigeria is one reference where the President publicly tried to exonerate The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), one of the largest militant groups in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, from the attack even before investigations were conducted, despite MEND claiming responsibility for the attack.

          Based on these and many other factors including the lack of confidence in Nigeria’s Judiciary to deliver justice to the oppressed, and Nigerian Army been accused of gross human rights violations in carrying out these operations, with witnesses accusing them of shooting people for wearing traditional Muslim robes or the vertical scars typical of Kanuri people (Nossiter, Adam (5 June 2013). “In Nigeria, ‘Killing People Without Asking Who They Are’”. New York Times. Retrieved 6 June 2013.), we think the ICC is the best forum to fight these gross abuse of human rights and an opportunity for the court to take action against the rising wanton killing of innocent Nigerians.

          By prosecuting the President of Nigeria, other known accomplishes would also be investigated to unravel the naked truth behind the systematic genocide of the people of north east Nigeria.

          We ask the International Criminal Court to investigate, with the view to prosecuting President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for committing the crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, crime of aggression. This has taken the form of inciting and instigating violence against the people of the north eastern region of Nigeria by sponsoring, protecting terrorist activities with the grand plan of perpetuating himself in office, decimating the Hausa/Fulanis, and the other indeginous ethnic groups of the north east and preventing Nigerians from electing their desired leader.

          Time is of the essence! Thousands of Nigerians are being killed, raped, maimed and abducted on a daily basis. The people of the north eastern Nigeria are helpless and vulnerable against this state sponsored genocide.

          Our soldiers are deliberately being ill-equipped, while billions of American Dollars is claimed to have been spent on equipping them. Furthermore, while there are several thousands of our soldiers are being posted to monitor elections in the south west of the country, less than that are drafted to fight insurgents in the north east.

          “Crimes against humanity” of which the people of the north eastern Nigeria are being subjected to, include all of the following acts committed as part of a widespread and systematic attack directed against the civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:

          murder;
          extermination;
          enslavement;
          deportation or forcible transfer of population;
          imprisonment;
          torture;
          rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, enforced sterilization, or any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity;
          persecution against an identifiable group on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious or gender grounds;
          enforced disappearance of persons;
          the crime of apartheid;
          other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering or serious bodily or mental injury.

          On behalf of the peace loving people of Nigeria and all the victims of terrorist activities in Nigeria, we have the general public contribution and their own quota in saving the lives of Nigerians by signing/supporting this endorsed primafacie and passing it on to UNITED NATION SECURITY COUNCIL UNNDER ARTICLE 7, in what appears to be the only way to halt further bloodshed in Nigeria.

          Articles of the Rome Statute of the ICC relied upon:

          – Article 4 [Legal status and powers of the Court]

          – Article 5[Crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court]

          – Article 6[Genocide]

          – Article 7[Crimes against humanity]

          – Article 8 bis[Crime of aggression]

          – Article 12 [Preconditions to the exercise of jurisdiction]

          – Article 13[Exercise of jurisdiction]

          – Article 15bis[Exercise of jurisdiction over the crime of aggression]

          – Article 21[Applicable law]((((((

        • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

          I RECIEVED THIS COMMENT READ IT CRIMINAL” I always coming across Jonathanians and Biafran E-rats referring to you as (copy and paste) and suddenly my attention was drawn to conclusion that if as they said it wasn’t you that wrote or created it. Successfully Googling it and finding its factual origins. keep it up more paste and copy pls.

  • Godfrey Etokebe

    APC does not want elections to hold in BORNU state.

    • christobel2010

      Keep quiet joor, if you don’t have anything to say go and walk home video. You won’t get cheap popularity here.

      • Godfrey Etokebe

        Why are you so angry over the truth? Somedays ago, WAKALI met With the CHIBOK parents only to be refuted by APC. Add these together, what is Your conclusion?

    • Churchill Roosevelt

      Really.Am sure you have never travelled beyond Abuja.You don’t seem to know the mindset of the north or the those in Borno.Pls check for photos or video of Buhari’s visit to Maiduguri.
      You guys complain that PVC collection in Borno is above 70%.Have you wondered why?I leave you to answer that.

  • Okey

    Just immediately he returned from the visit to Cambridge to collect his WASC. Na wao !

    • Tunsj

      You are a psychopath just like your hero, Jonathan.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    This, as usual, is the handiwork of APC desperados.

    • Tunsj

      Omo ale,until you prove it, you are not making any sense.

      • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

        Baba Iya ni omo ale o.

        • Tunsj

          Oloriburuku.

      • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

        Baba iya e ati gbogbo iran e ni omo ale o.

        • Tunsj

          Ole! Ole!

    • Funso

      OMO ALE.

      • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

        Iya la ‘ya e ni omo ale o.

        • Harry

          OMO ALE YORUBA

  • Olusola

    Jonathan should resign. He is a failure!

    • Okey

      Yes, because, just immediately he returned from the visit to Cambridge to collect his WASC, his boys resumed the bombings and killings.

    • onenigerian2014

      If Tinubu and Buhari is ugly, then you must be their twins. Forget the ugly STICK; you must’ve been born in the forest!!!! Were you born on the highway? Because that is where the most accidents happen.
      Please, I don’t have TIME to read your whole life story. Will you ever grow a brain? When will you people in APC stop being ugly? Before scientists start finding other intelligent life forms on other planets, they should start with your form first..

  • musa aliyu

    Tell the minister that he, his oga and his oga’s oga in Minna hill. Are the culprits in this inhuman sacrifice of human lives they cherish. The war crimes tribunal in Hague is waiting for them

    • Okey

      Yes, “the War crimes tribunal in Hague is waiting for them.” Just immediately he returned from the visit to Cambridge to collect his WASC, bombings and killings resumed.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    A 21 gun salute for their leader as he returns from his medical trip !

    May the souls of the innocents departed rest in peace ,Amen!! We shall all die one day so those who kill in the name of religion shall have no victory !

    • Interrogator

      A 21-gun salute for their leader, Buhari, as he returns from his medical trip.
      Now he is to do the following without further delay or cock-and-bull story.

      • Newsbreak

        Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to ISIS

        Nigeria’s Boko Haram insurgents have pledged their allegiance to the
        Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria, according to an audio
        message published Saturday on Boko Haram’s Twitter account.

        In the recording, a man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abu Bakr Shekau
        offers the group’s support and says the militants will “hear and obey in
        times of difficulty and prosperity.”

        ……….Huffington Post

        (March 7th, 2015)

  • Dominic Price

    GEJ think will finish Norther with BH, Obviously mistaken. BH can never kill 5000 people a day while women of Borno are delivering babies like PURE WATER!!! GEJ go and check the stat in borno alone over 12k babies are born daily. Killing few people will not save you from the war you started, you’re just creating more enemies. #GEJShouldBeHang

  • Temitayo

    Are you all humans at all… People are dead and you are bickering over APC and PDP… is it until the country burns before we realize there will be no country to govern… if this government knows the sponsors and dosen’t prosecute a single one of them, they are worse than the suicide bombers. and why is the APC governor of the state campaigning for re-election when his state is under siege.. My God how did we get here.

  • Harry

    WE MUST PUT AN END TO THIS GOVERNMENT OF IMPUNITY AT ALL COST, THIS CLUELESS JONATHAN CANNOT PROVIDE US ADEQUATE SECURITY….CHANGE IS A MUST!!!

    • Examiner

      Before then we should resolve once and for all this question
      putting a dagger to the heart of the nation it holds to ransom:

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        JONATHAN DECIDE FLEEING NIGERIA

        MORROCO DENIED GOODLOCK JONOTHING’S POLITICAL ASSYLUM REQUEST AFTER MAY 29 2015. IT COULD BE RECALLED THAT MORROCO IS THE ONLY COUNTRY THAT IS NOT BOUND BY REPATRIATION TREATIES OF WANTED SUSPECTS FOR INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE.

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        WOW JONA

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        JONJONI JANA JAN PARARAMPAMPAM

  • Delphic

    The problem with President Jonathan

    I have not been President before and so may not know the pressures
    of the job but i can think and draw inferences from the foibles of policy.
    President Jonathan frets unduly on terror like a student in an exam hall.
    He wants to produce a result in a hurry within the hours, but why that?
    Isn’t a deadline an un-realistic frame of mind a year after ‘Chibok girls’?

    I think it is; because Jonathan stoking hopes the Chibok girls are alive
    – only because they have not been killed – a circular argument; since
    Chibok girls are alive, he said, because their deaths aren’t televised.
    In a terrorism context none of those assumptions holds true, actually.

    Or is terrorism amenable to a deadline which self-induces Jonathan’s
    internal pressure to want to squelch the omens of ISIS/Boko Haram
    in Nigeria. What Jonathan needs are the same steady hands he had
    deftly used since 2011 to block the spread of cancerous Islamic Jihad.

    • Words on Marble

      What Jonathan needs is clearer understanding of northern Nigeria.
      Boko Haram is not separate from the Muslim elites of northern Nigeria.

      Boko Haram; Islamic State of Syria (ISIS) and, those elites, are joined.

    • Captain Mark

      For the first time since 1960 the Hausa/Fulani and Kanuri alliance want to fight the
      rest of Nigeria by themselves, without foot soldiers to be sent on fool’s errand.
      They will be disgraced. Since 1960, they’d relied on the Bachama, the Igala,
      the Idomas, the Ilorin, the Tapa, the Nupe, the Tivis and the Birom as their
      foot soldiers, but not anymore.

      In a war of equal military assets the Hausa/Fulani/Kanuri alliance will be defeated in 48
      hours. Modern warfare is an intellectual plan which the Hausa/Fulani are not good at.
      Southern Nigeria is the real military powerhouse of Nigeria.

      The world saw that fat in 1967 when Colonel Murtala Mohammed fumbled all through
      the Bifran civil war, loing a whole brigade to Biafran massacre, failed twice to cross Onitsha
      bridge and lost all his remainder infantrymen in Abagana in a series of military blunders that
      should have earned Murtala Mohammed summary execution for soldierly incompetence.

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    ICC AND UN HUMAN RIGHT COMMISSION PRESENTED THEIR F.I.R TO THE JURY TODAY. ASSURED OF ADMITTING THE CASE THE PROSECUTORS REV. DAVIS ALSO AMONG THEM SOUGHT FOR DELIGENT AND DECISIVE PROSECUTION OF NIGERIA’S PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN AFTER MAY 29 2015.
    This politically motivated ethnic cleansing as nowhere is safe especially in the north eastern region where terrorist activities are on the high.The most disturbing is how lackadaisical the country’s President has handled this annihilation. He has been unperturbed by the wanton daily killing of his electorates. President Jonathan has failed to tackle Boko Haram since their incursion into some of the north east states, and his government have deliberately under-equipped the military, and politicizing the insurgency for selfish political and monetary benefits. Goodluck Jonathan has vigorously absolved the terrorist’s top sponsors within his government of any involvement, and also shielded them from prosecution or investigation to satisfy his political interest.

    The whole idea behind his political tactics is to decimate this region, prevent election from being held, and/or reduce as much as possible, the number of available voters, knowing full well that these people would vote for his popular opponent, (who himself is from the northern part of the country)

    There are overwhelming and compelling evidence to prove the possible involvement of some key figures within the presidency, and militants from the Niger Delta (the president’s tribe), in sponsoring these terrorist activities in Nigeria and many reports have backed this fact. No action has ever been taken to prosecute anyone, the President on an occasion inappropriately confirmed there were terrorists in his government, but that was the best he could do.

    The most damning revelation is the desperation of some unscrupulous persons who clandestinely tried to purchase arms in South Africa. There have been two secret, busted arms deals so far. These arms were meant for the insurgents. On the first occasion, two Nigerians and an Israeli national are still facing investigation in South Africa were caught after they attempted to smuggle US$9.3 million, apparently meant for buying arms for the Nigerian intelligence service.

    The suspected smugglers landed at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, on September 5, in a private jet from Abuja, Nigeria with the money stashed in three suitcases. Another US$5.7 million arms money from Nigeria, just three weeks after the $9.3 million cash transported by two Nigerians and an Israeli for arms purchase. The South African Asset Forfeiture Unit of the National Prosecuting Authority seized the $5.7 million (about N952 million) for allegedly being the proceeds of illegal transactions. Arms transactions usually involve a complex bank transfer system needed to move the money between the countries involved in the deal; they are rarely done in cash.

    The money was also seized initially because it was not disclosed at customs. This raises serious questions on the genuineness of the purchase. Why would the Nigerian government send individuals to purchase arms for the Nigerian army? Why were there no representative(s) of the Nigerian army or any of the intelligence service in the deal? Why was the deal secret? Why were the monies smuggled into South Africa? Why were civilians solely involved in purchasing arms for the Nigerian government?

    As of today, 14 local governments in the north east of Nigeria have been ceded to the insurgents, and under terrorist rule. This was one of the reasons the Nigerian government postponed the February 14, 2015 presidential elections to March 28, 2015, stating that they would get rid of the insurgents in 6 weeks. This, they had failed to achieve in 6 years.

    Just recently, Dr. Stephen Davis, an Australian who was hired to negotiate the release of 276 school girls abducted in April, 2014 revealed four major sponsors of Boko Haram sect but President Jonathan not only ignored him, but also denied ever hiring Dr. Davis. There are several scenarios where the President has fraternised with these known terrorists and has on many occasions exonerated them from attacks they themselves had claimed responsibilities for. The October 1st 2010 bombing in Abuja, Nigeria is one reference where the President publicly tried to exonerate The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), one of the largest militant groups in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, from the attack even before investigations were conducted, despite MEND claiming responsibility for the attack.

    Based on these and many other factors including the lack of confidence in Nigeria’s Judiciary to deliver justice to the oppressed, and Nigerian Army been accused of gross human rights violations in carrying out these operations, with witnesses accusing them of shooting people for wearing traditional Muslim robes or the vertical scars typical of Kanuri people (Nossiter, Adam (5 June 2013). “In Nigeria, ‘Killing People Without Asking Who They Are’”. New York Times. Retrieved 6 June 2013.), we think the ICC is the best forum to fight these gross abuse of human rights and an opportunity for the court to take action against the rising wanton killing of innocent Nigerians.

    By prosecuting the President of Nigeria, other known accomplishes would also be investigated to unravel the naked truth behind the systematic genocide of the people of north east Nigeria.

    We ask the International Criminal Court to investigate, with the view to prosecuting President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for committing the crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, crime of aggression. This has taken the form of inciting and instigating violence against the people of the north eastern region of Nigeria by sponsoring, protecting terrorist activities with the grand plan of perpetuating himself in office, decimating the Hausa/Fulanis, and the other indeginous ethnic groups of the north east and preventing Nigerians from electing their desired leader.

    Time is of the essence! Thousands of Nigerians are being killed, raped, maimed and abducted on a daily basis. The people of the north eastern Nigeria are helpless and vulnerable against this state sponsored genocide.

    Our soldiers are deliberately being ill-equipped, while billions of American Dollars is claimed to have been spent on equipping them. Furthermore, while there are several thousands of our soldiers are being posted to monitor elections in the south west of the country, less than that are drafted to fight insurgents in the north east.

    “Crimes against humanity” of which the people of the north eastern Nigeria are being subjected to, include all of the following acts committed as part of a widespread and systematic attack directed against the civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:

    murder;
    extermination;
    enslavement;
    deportation or forcible transfer of population;
    imprisonment;
    torture;
    rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, enforced sterilization, or any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity;
    persecution against an identifiable group on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious or gender grounds;
    enforced disappearance of persons;
    the crime of apartheid;
    other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering or serious bodily or mental injury.

    On behalf of the peace loving people of Nigeria and all the victims of terrorist activities in Nigeria, we have the general public contribution and their own quota in saving the lives of Nigerians by signing/supporting this endorsed primafacie and passing it on to UNITED NATION SECURITY COUNCIL UNNDER ARTICLE 7, in what appears to be the only way to halt further bloodshed in Nigeria.

    Articles of the Rome Statute of the ICC relied upon:

    – Article 4 [Legal status and powers of the Court]

    – Article 5[Crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court]

    – Article 6[Genocide]

    – Article 7[Crimes against humanity]

    – Article 8 bis[Crime of aggression]

    – Article 12 [Preconditions to the exercise of jurisdiction]

    – Article 13[Exercise of jurisdiction]

    – Article 15bis[Exercise of jurisdiction over the crime of aggression]

    – Article 21[Applicable law]
    ..

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    DOUBLE WAHALA FOR JONA.99
    MORROCO DENIED GOODLOCK JONOTHING’S POLITICAL ASSYLUM REQUEST AFTER MAY 29 2015. IT COULD BE RECALLED THAT MORROCO IS THE ONLY COUNTRY THAT IS NOT BOUND BY REPATRIATION TREATIES OF WANTED SUSPECTS FOR INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE.

    • the truth

      u are an angry and confused man.u have so much hate and venom, all we can do for you is show you some love.i know u can get through this hard time

      • Guguru

        the truth,

        Shut up. Do you love criminals? Do you organize weekend parties for criminals? Criminals located in Aso Rock who run Nigeria, are out of control, and you are here wondering why anyone has so much hate for criminals?

      • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

        GO DO DIS YOUR GAY LOVE FOR YOUR CHURCH, SPARE ME FROM THIS LOVE OF GAYS AND BASTARRDS.

  • Hard Talk!

    WHY TERRORISM MAY NEVER END –

    The ONLY way to stop Islamic terrorists wherever they exist is to allow their own people of the same faith tackle them. Unfortunately, their own people do not condemn them quick enough whenever they commit their trademark crimes. Yes, those crimes in the past were more often than not committed against those they call infidels – non muslims. But today they commit it against their own fold as long as they disagree or are seen or perceived to.

    Boko haram in Nigeria will not end except Nigeria DISINTEGRATES. It’s my personal opinion and the opinion of many not bold enough to declare it. What fuels terrorism is a deep feeling of inferiority complex and the desire to prove a point that after all one should be reckoned with. Hence the irrational violence. And they find solace in a religion which can easily be manipulated and has soft landing for their actions. That is it!

    A large population of Northerners have such a feeling in Nigeria that they don’t measure up in almost all facets of our national life and developmental index in terms of human & material resources and development. Therefore, the only way they can assert relevance is to go violent or threaten to be violent, just to remain relevant. This has been true of Northern Nigeria since 1914. Listen to Ahmadu Bellow’s interview on youtube regarding the North’s preference in employing a foreigner as against employing a Southern Igbo. The interview was in the early 60s and underscores the omnipresent latent hatred & suspicion that exist among Nigerian Nations. It is even worse today.

    Make Tinubu the president of the West. Buhari the president of the North. Jonathan remains the President of the South. Make Kalu or Soludu the president of the East. Make Jang the president of Middle belt. If this is done, bombings will stop the next day bcos there is just no way Boko haram will bomb a political rally where IBB or Buhari is to campaign. Blood is thicker than water?

    • Otile

      God bless you. You are indeed a wise and truthful person.

  • Thean Onymou

    What sad state of affairs for a potentially great nation. Midless killings by Bastardly Hooligans who will not accomplish anything but waste precious lifes. Hell fire will be a sad ending and eventual reality for so many, you’ll see.
    Anyway, please stop terrorising one another online. It is not a forum to assassinate yourselves. Learn to agree to disagree. we are all different hence opinions WILL difer. This is life. If we can’t understand what life is about then please STOP bringing more innocent lives into this cruel and senseless world which we are creating. It must all come to an end soon. Let’s put an end to human race, starting with places like Nigeria because it is a failed project, full of misery and pain and venom. Enough is enough. Elections are opportunities for expression of opinions and making a choice based on rational thinking and hope for progress/change for the benefit of ALL indigenes and alien residents. It is NOT an opportunity to curse, express unlimited hatred and bloodshed. Its time to start to think what being human is about – using power of reasoning. This is the beginning of progress as a NATION.
    If Nigeria in the current composition does not work, then there should be a petiotion for a referendum to consider splitting the nation for the sake of PEACE. PEACE. PEACE.

    I hope I have not offended anyone because it seems some are easily offended these days in our wonderful world.

  • shola

    In a normal country, if something like this happens and this happens so oft during his
    tenure of office, the first person to be on the spot is always the head of that
    country. Even if he/she is out of the country on a state visit, the next thing
    is to return directly to the scene of the crime or disaster. Jonathan doesn’t
    give a dam, after all, HIS children are not involved and he is the chief
    sponsor of Boko Haram. A man man rulling our country.
    The longer the bombing continues, the longer he remains in office.
    Jonathan must be prosecuted and the Chadian president Idriss
    Deby must be invited as the principal (crown) witness.

  • Dayo

    BH have become too weak to fight with the military so they kill innocent civilians. Way to go. Thank God their reign of terror will be over soon.

  • AdemolaO

    Just imagine how easy targets would have been on the poling day if the elections hadn’t been delayed. Thank God the ruling party is responsible. Any other view is either politically motivated or proper idiotic.