40 Gunmen Attack Adamawa State Border Town

By SaharaReporters, New York

Yet-to-be-identified gunmen in the early hours of today attacked the Adamawa State border town of Maiha, shooting at the police, and setting fire to police stations, courts, and the Government Lodge, a SaharaReporters source has said.

The Adamawa State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muhammad Ibrahim, confirmed the attack, but could not give details, saying the police have yet to obtain them. He was on his way to the area at the time of the phone interview.

Residents said that about 40 gunmen in cars and on foot carried out the attacks on the border posts with neighbouring Cameroon, opening fire on police and chanting Allahu Akbar, (God is Greatest). As of the time of this report, the extent of casualties was unclear.

Some people said they saw two dead bodies, but also that several others were injured.

Among the security posts burned were a satellite prison and a local education building.

“The gunmen believed to be Boko Haram were around 40 in number and came in Hilux cars and on motorcyles around 1:00 am and attacked the police station and other security offices, including Area court, burning them,” said Garbajo Abubakar, a resident of the area.

“They opened fire on the security personnel but it is hard to say how many people were hurt or killed,” Abubakar added.

Corroborating the story, another resident, John Yohanna, said the gunmen went into town “chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’” and burnt down the divisional police station and other government establishments.

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One Voice, Yes, good attacks

One Voice,

Yes, good attacks on Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Kaduna or Jos always lead to chanting "long live the republic of SS and SE". It is just like beheading a Southerner leads you to chanting "Allahu Akbar". Don't bury your head in the sand & think think that all is well with One 9ja. I must tell you that the SE & SS are tired with one 9ja. We are tied together to One 9ja by force, & you know it. Any good attack in Arewa is a welcome news to everybody. Gaskiya ne.

In the first place, what does the North contribute to overall economy of One 9ja? Don't brag to me that you have food in Arewaland. If that is the case why are there so many hungry begging Northerners? Why do your leaders insist on ruling in order to steal our oil to feed your hungry masses? This is food for thought, too.

Failure of the "Chosen One"

Must every orchestrated attack by these hell bound pple lead to a discussion on our unity? The reason why this is degenerating the way it is; is b'cos our leadership is either behind it or is clueless as to how it should handled. How does an attack in Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Kaduna or Jos lead to us chanting "long live the republic of SS and SE". This ideology is being propogated by suspects if you ask me. And started after the demise of Ojukwu...food for thot

HOW WAS IT POSSIBLE?

SR, at times you guys amaze some of us with this your made in Hollywood type of story! So who counted the gunmen and confirmed they were 40 in number? Can't you people see clearly, the frivolous nature of some of your reports?

Lagos and Southwest in one country: Never!

When Nigeria breaks up, the former colony of Lagos will go it alone and set up its own republic separate from the Southwest. SW and Lagos are strange bed-fellows and I dont see any marriage between them. The Yorubas are basically homogenous in language and religion SW. SW does not include Lagos, Awori Ethnic Nationality area. The only thing Lagos has in common is nearness to SW.

So no, those yorubas always plotting to steal oil-bearing part of Igboland and calling it ss or whatever will be surprised at how the Igbos and Hausas will help indigenous Aworis also take away Lagos from the SW. The game of wits has started in Nigeria. Lagos and SW will never be in one country post-Nigeria. Yorubas you destablize Igbo region, Igbos destabilise yours too.

A country of fools ruled by

A country of fools ruled by idiots, I dare say!

Re: SE & SS etc.

It's obvious that this SE & SS etc. diversionary discussion is being generated and maintained by the propaganda wing of Islamic terrorists from the sharia states. Reason: To stop discussion on how to excise them from Nigeria. Ignore them !!!
The only way Nigeria can make progress as a nation is to get rid of them as Major Gideon Okar and his colleagues wanted to do. Discussion on the future of Nigeria should not be about whether it should be partitioned but when. As to when, it should be in a matter of weeks not months. This is the only way to avert further bloodshed and save millions of lives.
DISCUSSIONS SHOULD HENCEFORTH CENTER ON POST-PARTITION BOARDERS. If they succeed using Boko Haram, they may sieze territories that do not belong to them, territories like local governments in the North that are predominantly Christian. That should not be allowed to happen. They do not even deserve the territories covered by the present 12 Sharia states.

Stop all this Yoruba vs Igbo nonsense!.

Really amusing how (especially since Achebe's book), a minority bunch of crazies (both Yoruba and Igbo), look for every opportunity to trade insults!

You guys need to wake up and smell the coffee. You are all like little rats on the titanic - fighting each other over petty issues instead of collaborating to find a solution to how to save the ship from going under.

Believe it or not, the vast majority of Nigerians can get along well with each other, and only long for good leadership to move this great country forward. You could serve yourselves better by spending energy on more constructive debates than this current cacophony of ethnic bigotry.

U have a myopic thinking

With out the south south the south east are still stronger they are industrious, they have enterprenurial spirit, abi na natural resources. SE can survive on their own look at kenya surviving with torrism how much more the SE who has more to offer in term of human production manufacturing they even have oil so stop commenting like an illitrate
though i know that you are 4rm the north dont b jealous ok, na God do'am 4 SE make e no pain u again. If e dey pain u make u go hit ur head 4 stone u hear me, ok.
So have it at d back of ur mind SE ar not begging any body 2 join them
long live......anambra
long live......abia
long live......enugu
long live......ebonyi
long live......imo
long live.........south east(igbo 4 life)

No Marriage Between SS & SE 1

SS and SE are strange bed-fellows and I dont see any marriage between them. The Ibos are basically homogenous in language and religion. The only thing the SS multiethnic groups have in common is probably valour and stubborness. Their students led the Anti-SAP Riots that brought IBB and Nigeria to its knees in 1989 and in 1992 they led the coup that forced IBB to relocate to Abuja. The heart of that resistance led by the Old Bendel and the so-called "Bendel Boys" in the Armed Forces have since disintegrated through state creation. Although most of the ethnic groups share cultural practices and trace their common ancestry to the Ancient Benin Empire, it wiil be difficult to reconstuct it in a SS&SE country of so many dynamics.

Get rid of them

The only way Nigeria can make progress as a nation is to get rid of them as Major Gideon Okar and his colleagues wanted to do. India is a good historical example. In india too, the Muslims were also the problem. Discussion on the future of Nigeria should not be about whether it should be partitioned but when. As to when, it should be in a matter of weeks not months. This is the only way to avert further bloodshed and save millions of lives.

DISCUSSIONS SHOULD HENCEFORTH CENTER ON POST-PARTITION BOARDERS. If they succeed using Boko Haram, they may sieze territories that do not belong to them, territories like local governments in the North that are predominantly Christian. That should not be allowed to happen. They do not even deserve the territories covered by the present 12 Sharia states. They should be weeded out to the desert where they belong.

Mohamed Namadi Sambo, Buhari, And Ciroma

There is no question that Vice President Mohamed Namadi Sambo is a Boko Haram. Sen. Ndume who was caught red-handed coordinating Boko Haram activities with his cell phone (confirmed by his cell phone logs), implicated vice-president Mohammed Namadi Sambo, saying that Mr. Sambo is privy of the activities of the sect. President Jonathan should summon the courage to arrest Mr. Sambo (the tree will not bend) and charge him with complicity with Boko Haram, just like Iraqi President Mr. Al Maliki charged his vice-president and sentenced him to death for his complicity with anti government activities. It is quite obvious that Mr. Buhari and grand marshall Adamu Ciroma formed Boko Haram to frustrate Mr. Jonathan and make the country ungovernable for him.

Meanwhile, God bless Mr. Jona Jang for fighting off Hausa/foolani incursions. God bless President Jonathan, and, of course, God bless AKPOS 1 for his nobility in professing the truth.

40 Gun Men

Sahara reporters: Abeg na who be the person wey count this gun men? Soteh him no say them be 40. Please do Journalism but make una na turn to another Nigeria, where people have become heedless cows and yeye fouls canniballing on each other instead of doing so on the the leadership. I never see any yeye people wey pass mumu like Nigeria youth. Ok because GEJ be president, for your area him don give una road, electricity, security, food shelter and medicine, abi na the corrupt northern leaders wey turn the child of the poor man to drug addict and political tug do something worthy of praise? Please stop boring us with trivialities and be substance with you write-up or better still keep your dirty hand of the key board and be like Akpo. Useless people wey no de think reality through. That is why it will take us Gazillion years to get out of this mess.

time for us to split--south south must secede

yet some claim buhari is the best-what we have here are fulani tuaregs from Mali, Chad and Burkina Faso trying to install Buhari as president-via the back door. Agains which NGO in Nigeria has ever taken the pains to organize a single protest match in 9ja against the atrocities being committed by BH. Since the inception of the these killings by Boko haram in the norht-- all we have been doing to sponsor articles against Jonathan-aimed at discrediting him and imposing a fulani via sanusi and elrufai on us--they claim the oil wells belongs to them with the help of the yorubas in bakare and Ibos in Okey

@AKPAN BASSEY, you are wasting your time

“For those who are still getting it wrong, akpos1 introduced himslf over a year ago on dis site. I recal his ful names as
Chief Akpojite Onoriode Bokoweiribebo with ancestors from Oloibiri in PH and Olomoro in Isoko, Delta State. He attended Urhobo colege Warri nd holds a PhD in Numerical Analysis frm Liverpool. I hope this helps put rest to his place of origin. THANK U”
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Why waste your time. Minus the SS and SE regions, the rest of other Nigerians think that it is the GEJ 4 years in office that brought naija country to her knees and, nothing to do with those that ruled for 39 years and 10 years respectively. My friend Akpan Bassey, this one you can take it to the bank for cash,........ if a Hausa Fulani was the captain of the titanic ship, nobody would have been allowed to gotten off that sinking ship. ALL of us will perish in "one Nigeria"

Why did they kill only two

Why did they kill only two almajiris. This attack is really unlike the prophet mohammed islamist faithfuls. I hope the casualty figures get to rise. Anyways, two more less bonobos to be fed by the SE&SS oil resources. A very welcome development. The ragheads islamist soldiers will surely make up for the loss of this attack when next they strike. Allah Akbar

God forbid SS and SE together

Na who de talk about SS and SE coming together? God forbid? who wan put hand for totise yash? Igbo man can never be trusted. We would rather join boko haram north than to join the Igbos and Yoruba. The problem with Yoruba is that they are too tribalistic and that of the Igbos is absolute greediness. Igbo man does not give a darm what happens to the other guy as long as he gets his way.

GEJ! Your Country People Dey Vex!!!

Hahahaaaaaa! Kai Nigeria my country! Nawa ooo! All these insults that are shooting like arrows from bows. Igbos insult yorubas and hausas, yorubas insult igbos and hausas and hausas insult igbos and yorubas. What happend to the socalled unity of 'wazobia'? I tell you i do not envy any leader in Nigeria!!! GEJ and Co, all these katakata with different, different colours and styles go make una kolo mental! Pleeeeease some body pass message to Jonah... Your country people dey vex!!!

IBOS shud consider moving out now

With oil now on Ibo land of Anambra, Imo and Abia states, I stongly beliv it is time for us to go. The Nigerian project will never work. we shud go alone and if there is need to merge,the only zone that seems to have the drive is the ND. Wit some of our brothers already there,it will be easy to fraternize. besides, we have a history of comradeship in the first revolution. What do u guys think?

Akpos1 is from the SS

For those who are still getting it wrong, akpos1 introduced himslf over a year ago on dis site. I recal his ful names as

Chief Akpojite Onoriode Bokoweiribebo with ancestors from Oloibiri in PH and Olomoro in Isoko, Delta State. He attended Urhobo colege Warri nd holds a PhD in Numerical Analysis frm Liverpool. I hope this helps put rest to his place of origin. THANK U.

@sultanofsokoto.

You asked what the SS&SE have done to stop the Hausa fulani?

Are u sure u are in dis country? cant u remember the aprill 22, 1990 coup against IBB? Those young army Majors were from old Bendel state , PH,&Calabar. U forget about Great Ogboru,Major Mukoro (PhD Criminal Justice),Lt Col Nyiam, and GIdeon Orkar. Do I need to remind u? Olodo. I know u are from Offa in Illorin. Dnt wori, Gunmi is on his way to ur village nd he wants to banish all of u to Osun state. Yeye foul.

Ole Omobolanle, Odale like

Ole Omobolanle,

Odale like you will continue to betray anybody in Nigeria. You rob Igbo people of their oil to develop your area and blame them for going to other places. Now that the Hausa Fulani moved the capital from Lagos to Abuja are your people not flocking to Abuja and other paths of the North? Remove the plank from your own eye before you remove the mole from you neighbors. Give back to the Igbo their resources stolen from them and see whether they will not stay in their land. Odale

@sultanofsokoto

You asked what the SS&SE have done to stop the Hausa fulani?

Are u sure u are in dis country? cant u remember the aprill 22, 1990 coup against IBB? Those young army Majors were from old Bendel state , PH,&Calabar. U forget about Great Ogboru,Major Mukoro (PhD Criminal Justice),Lt Col Nyiam, and GIdeon Orkar. Do I need to remind u? Olodo. I know u are from Offa in Illorin. Dnt wori, Gunmi is on his way to ur village nd he wants to banish all of u to Osun state. Yeye foul.

Akpos !, you gaffed !

Akpos 1 or whatever you call yourself may need to submit your head for psychiatric examination. Tell me what brought in the Yorubas in a situation like this ? Enough of these igbo-sauced insults. Yorubas don't have time to answer nitwits like you. Whatever you want to do, go ahead and do it.
Is it not mumu osu igbos like you who keep going back to those places where Boko Haram people have been slaughtering you. Are your own people not currently in power ?
We know that these Osu igbos have no respect for others and can not take responsibility for anything... It is understandable why it is so. May be people like Akpos would need go back and take time to learn their own history.

Of course akpors is the mumu.

Of course akpors is the mumu. Gigantic mumu for that matter. Mumu for life

northern govs are terrorists financier

If pres GEJ can't provide security can't the northern govs provide for their people in the north?If govs can use the federal police to beat journalists,intimidate opposition and snatch ballot boxes during election why can't the same police be directed to confront BH?we know they use state allocation to train these terrorists that is why they are shielding them.They should know we are preparing for avenge.

Allah Wubade. The Islamic

Allah Wubade. The Islamic Fulani invaders are once again on the move. They are now in action on the Adamawa Highlands. Their father, Modibbo Adama who conquered the Kanuris and established Adamawa Empire must be rejoicing in hell. He now sees that his efforts did not go in vain. Besides his name Adama(Adamawa) will remain for ever as long as Northern Nigeria does not go in ruins. However, when we sack the Fulani occupiers from Nigeria we shall give back the Mubi people their land and abolish Fulfude, which is a foreign language to the natives.

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