Battle For Maiduguri Heats Up, At Least 10 Persons Are Dead

By SaharaReporters, New York

At least ten people were killed and over a dozen injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Borno state Police commnad headquarters in Maiduguri, as earlier reported today by SaharaReporters.

Hours earlier, a suspected bomber died when an explosive went off prematurely in another part of the city, prompting the Nigerian Red Cross to warn that conditions in the city were getting worse.

Maiduguri is now off limits to Americans following an alert issued by the U.S. Embassy where diplomats believe the situation is deteriorating. Boko Haram issued a statement yesterday assuring residents that the sect plans to take over the  North Eastern city and establish Sharia rule in due course.

Yesterday, the JTF claimed 16 members of Boko Haram were shot dead in the same area during a gunfight with police. Civilians were reportedly hit by stray bullets but police suffered no injuries

"Some suspected Boko Haram terrorists attempted to open fire on (security) operatives but could not succeed," said army spokesman Col Victor Ebhaleme.

"We have so far shot dead 16 of the terrorists during a shoot-out," Col Ebhaleme told Reuters news agency.

Tuesday's late-night attack took place in Maiduguri's district of Lawan Bukar.

 

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I'm more convinced than ever

I'm more convinced than ever that Nigeria is a failed project. Nothing works and it gets worse by the minute. We should either go our separate ways or the military should take over and let's try one last time to save this brain-dead country.

Arise O Compatriots

I overheard someone singing the old national anthem " Nigeria we hail thee" and it occurred to me that "Arise oh compatriot" is a call to arms. For what reason, no one knows but its possible Boko Haram is one of such reasons why all compatriots must arm themselves

Useless christians

Useless christians worshipping a homosexual jew
Why is JTF still murdering people who are demanding their independence from the corrupt Nigerian government? Who wants to be ruled by a corrupt government? With Lucifier of their side the Mohammedans will defeat the JTF and liberate themselves from Nigerian imperial domination. Godless Nigerians will suffer catastrphies before it is over.
Maiduguri is now off limits to Americans following an alert issued by the U.S. Embassy where diplomats believe the situation is deteriorating. Boko Haram issued a statement yesterday assuring residents that the sect plans to take over the North Eastern city and establish Sharia rule in due cours

God help 9ja

Is this not what mr president need look after instead of changing names of universities. God we need ur intervention

This "otile" person is

This "otile" person is definitely high on cheap drugs.....urgently needs his head checked!!!

Anoda Boko Haram

there is anoda boko haram in ilorin,kwara state.- its global soap industry at asa dam road opposite NNPC that has killed hundreds of citizens, workers as a result of fumes and pollutions from their production. please sahara reporters investigate and save souls from oppressions.

Infact, thats not the issue,

Infact, thats not the issue, BH already said what they want. They want sharia through out the north, and also their own constitution law. The best thing is for the goverment to let go. Let them declare their own republic of Arewa. Is it by force tobe together? Lets divide the country. Majority of Nigerians want seperations, but instead of the so call leaders keep mute and look other side.They can never ever stop the killings, we are just deceiving our selfs.

Irony Is a Funny Thing.....

What i find profoundly Ironic is that all of the hate-filled sectionalists such as Otile & his clique of BLIND tribalists spew the SAME EXACT diatribe of HATRED that extremist entities such as BH & al quaeda vomits. No difference except one has guns & bombs, and the other has their laptops. i must confess there is also HATE in my heart....but it for the looters & traitors, be they Hausa, Edo, Ibo, Yoruba, Ijaw, whatever! I read a lot of the comments on SR, and one question that always begs is, "why dont these bloggers have the same anger for the looters(all inclusive), that they do when they jump "head 1st" in to the PDP-inspired "North/South divide". I leave with this thought: can u imagine Nigerians "ginning" up a fake conflict that poses an existential threat to our Nigeria, just to "protect their neck". this treachery is the lowest of lows, and must be harshly avenged so as to defend Nigeria's honor.

A decay society

The SC today ruled that the issue of non qualification and flaws in the country's electoral process is an academic exercise and must be restricted to our university classrooms. What else do you expect than the present chaos in the country?

aka OTILE " "

You r as dull as u sound, u r simply a bastard and son of a whore mother" , mumu, better get a Life, dick head"

OUR SOLDIERS ARE DYING IN A LOPSIDED BATTLE

JTF LEADERS SHOULD TELL THE PRESIDENT THE TRUTH BECAUSE IF THEY DONT THE COMING MUTINY WILL CONSUME THEM. A MAIDUGURI RESIDENT INTERVIEWED ON THE BBC SAID HE SAW 5 DEAD SOLDIERS BY THE ROAD SIDE. THE FOLLOWING DAY AFTER THE 20 HOUR BATTLE HE CLAIMED HE SAW A TRUCK LOAD OF BLOODIED BODIES OF SOLDIERS BEING EVACUATED. ACCORDING TO HIM THE WAY THEY WERE PILED ON TOP OF EACH OTHER, HE WAS CERTAIN THEY WERE ALL DEAD. THE REALITY OF THIS BATTLE IS THAT SOLDIERS HIT BY INVISIBLE ENEMY WILL SHOOT AT WHATEVER MOVES. THESE CIVILIAN CASUALITY IS WHAT THE JTF TELLS JONATHAN ARE BOKO HARAM. HOW COME EVERY BOKO HARAM ATTACK WAS REPELLED ACCORDING TO THE JTF YET THEY CANT CONTROL THE CITY FOR 4 DAYS? HOW COME THE SOLDIERS HAVE EVACUATED THE CITY CENTER AND ARE ON THE OUTSKIRTS? HOW DID THE SUICIDE BOMBER HAVE TIME TO PREPARE, AND ACCESS TO A FORTIFIED POLICE HEADQUARTERS IF SOLDIERS ARE IN CONTROL?

OUR SOLDIERS ARE DYING IN A LOPSIDED BATTLE

JTF LEADERS SHOULD TELL THE PRESIDENT THE TRUTH BECAUSE IF THEY DONT THE COMING MUTINY WILL CONSUME THEM. A MAIDUGURI RESIDENT INTERVIEWED ON THE BBC SAID HE SAW 5 DEAD SOLDIERS BY THE ROAD SIDE. THE FOLLOWING DAY AFTER THE 20 HOUR BATTLE HE CLAIMED HE SAW A TRUCK LOAD OF BLOODIED BODIES OF SOLDIERS BEING EVACUATED. ACCORDING TO HIM THE WAY THEY WERE PILED ON TOP OF EACH OTHER, HE WAS CERTAIN THEY WERE ALL DEAD. THE REALITY OF THIS BATTLE IS THAT SOLDIERS HIT BY INVISIBLE ENEMY WILL SHOOT AT WHATEVER MOVES. THESE CIVILIAN CASUALITY IS WHAT THE JTF TELLS JONATHAN ARE BOKO HARAM. HOW COME EVERY BOKO HARAM ATTACK WAS REPELLED ACCORDING TO THE JTF YET THEY CANT CONTROL THE CITY FOR 4 DAYS? HOW COME THE SOLDIERS HAVE EVACUATED THE CITY CENTER AND ARE ON THE OUTSKIRTS? HOW DID THE SUICIDE BOMBER HAVE TIME TO PREPARE, AND ACCESS TO A FORTIFIED POLICE HEADQUARTERS IF SOLDIERS ARE IN CONTROL?

this thing is not going away anytime soon

Our country is in deep shit! If anyone tells you that Boko Haram will go away anytime soon, tell them they're lying. In my humble opinion, if southerners are not so afraid to die and actually join in in taking down this government and the corrupt status quo which is responsible for the destruction of this country, that revolution that we all talk about on SR would be just that. Seriously, Boko Haram has started something that will definitely metastasize into something that none of us know the outcome. And when it gets to the abyss, even Jonathan will be looking for a place to hide, which he will not see. At the point, "Nigeria's chickens will be coming home to roost!"

this thing is not going away anytime soon

Our country is in deep shit! If anyone tells you that Boko Haram will go away anytime soon, tell them they're lying. In my humble opinion, if southerners are not so afraid to die and actually join in in taking down this government and the corrupt status quo which is responsible for the destruction of this country, that revolution that we all talk about on SR would be just that. Seriously, Boko Haram has started something that will definitely metastisize into something that none of us know the outcome. And when it gets to the abyss, even Jonathan will be looking for a place to hide, which he will not see. At the point, "Nigeria's chickens will be coming home to roost!"

Worth It?

Why not let these people have their own country? Is it worth all this effort, blood, time and money? Why can't our leaders read the handwriting on the wall? Sit down and negotiate our separate future and get through the wrinkles once and for all.

islam is evil

Allah who supppose to be the Agathodaemon of Light will always be seen portraying himself as the Cacadaemon of Darkness.

Day and Night do not meet we use to say, then how come Allah has to resort to the very tactics of armed robbers and hired killers in order to promote the cause of islam.

Islam is evil and Allah is the Satan.

This is NO NEWS - Jonathan DEAD or OVERTHROWN will be NEWS

This is no NEWS, Jonathan DEAD or OVERTHROWN will make a much better caption.

NIGERIA is too BIG for Jonathan to govern. At best, Jonathan should not have risen above a HOD of a college.

Jonathan is BEREFT of ideas and WILL POWER to move the country forward.

Jonathan should resign, be killed or overthrown - he is the WORST thing that ever happened to NIGEIRA.

When Abacha was there, upon

When Abacha was there, upon all the loot, they did nor protest. When IBB ruled with Oil windfall, they did not bomb selves. All I can understand is that the Hausa's love Power than life

Ur mother fucker

U ar shamelessly accusing islam, uu ar a coward.

Otile b careful

If u want to free urself from corrupt leaders, is it innocent citizens life u will tk? pls mind ur comments bc u might b their next victim and u will either b dissabled in ur sick bed or not b alive to tell d story.....

buhari should be ashamed of himself--d killings are political

Maidugari is not a fulani enclave. The natives are traditionalist like the fulanis who want to present themselves as islamist. They only use Islam to plant their roots in certain states in the north. Why are kwarans or ppl from Kogi not regarded as fulanis? Every fulani man resident in the North is happy over the ongoing killings by the tuaregs they import from Mali, chad and niger to come and fight for them. If the security had taken control of the situation by following our advice they would have nibbed their demonic acts in the bud long before now> Achievements in Mali has encouraged them to kill more ppl. When Buhari was asked why Northern leaders have not been able to make boko haram end the crisis,his answer was the fulani elites are not security peronnel. But the same Northern fulanis leaders made similar demands on EK clarke and jonathan. And the order was carried to the latter-split is the only answer to the quest by buhari and his boys in BH.

@ OTILE

NWANNE ....WERE AHAM CHOO MU NA IRU AKWUKWO,,,,,E BIM NA ALA NSO..

Chop your money

While GEJ,legislooters, governors, ministers and others are busy looting,theiving and chop our money.JTF,mobile police are dying for nothing. If One boko haram died and took just one JTF,the BH have succeeded.But JTFs are dying like chicken for nothing.

I believe u are not muslims,

I believe u are not muslims, you are only faceless and selfish people killing innocent souls, young and old, children. You guys are just using religion as ur guise, insha- Allah your deeds will catch up with you, amin. With utmost due respect to prophet Muhammed (SAW), there is nothing like Muhammedans in Islam.

I believe u are not muslims,

I believe u are not muslims, you are only faceless and selfish people killing innocent souls, young and old, children. You guys are just using religion as ur guise, insha- Allah your deeds will catch up with you, amin. With utmost due respect to prophet Muhammed (SAW), there is nothing like Muhammedans in Islam.

Gentle

9ice

Solution

The Nigerian judicial system is the main cause of bh.This is as a result of their inability to serve as the last hope of a common.Gej cannot sanitized the JS for he rigged the 2011 election and he is covering a gov who forged cert n stuff like that.FREE AND FAIR ELECTION IN 2015 OR REVELUTION FINAL.

JTF

You must be a real fool to think they are trying to liberate themselves from a corrupt govmnt. These same people shed innocent blood and rob banks. They are a bunch of cowards who win sympathy from fools like you.

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@otile

gbam..ur motion supported .. Time to divide dis country and to stay completely away frm those muhamed cock suckaz