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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Bomb blasts rock Maiduguri, many feared dead!


A car bomb, suspected to have been detonated by a suicide bomber, has exploded in a densely populated commercial area of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital in northeast Nigeria, Premium Times reports.

The explosion occurred some less than 200  meters away from where our reporter was sitting in a car with a friend.

The explosion, which went off at exactly 1:30pm, occurred right in front of a large military post called JTF Sector 4, which is located in the area called Post Office.

While people with blood drenched bodies were seen scampering for safety, PREMIUM TIMES reporter managed to manoeuvre his way amidst the confusion and escaped  before zooming off as soldiers began to shoot sporadically.

Many people were injured as a vehicle from the other lane was also seen burning.
Vehicles collided with one another as they tried to escape from the scene.
A woman raising her hands above her head was shouting "I am finished, I am finished", probably suggestive of the possible lost of a relation or something.

Another young boy, about 15 years old, was seen begging for help, as sympathizers were shouting "he needs to be taken to the hospital, he needs medical care".
The death casualty in the incident could not be ascertained immediately.

Details to follow later.

50 comments:

  1. God abeg oo. Naija, wen will this need?

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  2. WHEN WILL ALL THIS BLOODSHEED END!!! MAY GOD HELP US

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  3. Zainab you were there saying that its good GEJ banned gays meanwhile your brothers are kiling people like cow...you try you hear. Muslim killers

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  4. Wow this 2014 who is responsible

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  5. New Year of atrocities have began. Boko Haram need to target the right people not the innocent. Revolution or Die.

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  6. oga o! Peace nd love is what we need in this country

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  7. How come BBC is the one reporting it? so boko haram has started again this year. Maybe thats their reaction to the anti gay bill

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  8. FACELESS THUGS ACTING UNDER FRUSTRATION. JUST FOR POWER... GOD FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO....

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  9. Oh No! Not again. Protect your children o lord, that they may flee from the north cos it is said that heaven helps those who help themselves. May they realise that living in maiduguri is not a do or die affair.I pray for the souls of the faithful departed. Amen!

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  10. You see all these APC dat are deceiving their fellow men to kill n destroys peoples lives n property all in d name to frustrute GEJ. GOD is watching y'all.....

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  11. THIS IS JUST D BEGINNING,THERE'S NO WAY THOSE EVIL DOERS ARE EVER LETTING GEJ AV A 2ND TENURE AND DEY'LL GO ANY LENGHT TO ENSURE DAT...ITS JST D INNOCENT LIVES DAT ARE BEING SACRIFICED DAILY DAT MAKES ME SOB PROFUSELY. GOD KNOWS BEST.

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  12. O wen will dis niqhtmare end?

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  13. Na wa oh!!!! Even on a day set aside for dem to celebrate their prophet they still want to kill eachother.now innocent people ve died today just like dat.God will surely expose this people nd rain judgment on them.

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  14. Boko haram r useless set of pple. Y shud dey kip destroying pple's lives n property instead of going 2 Govt. House n Aso Rock? Fools!

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  15. We av got severeal big problems in 9ja but the bigger problems are these suicide bombers,let's put head 2geda and look for a solution

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  16. elrufai boys have started again!

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  17. This suicide bombers will destroy the whole of northern nigeria...shebi TB Joshua has said it, it is only the begining. When they finish killing christians, they will turn on each other, Its the emd of northern Nigeria as we know it

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  18. Are this sect really muslims? Bombing even on their own festive celebration day..killing their fellow muslims..then what the hell are they fighting for??..Na God go purnish all of them

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  19. The little monster that the Northern political and religious leaders created for political gains has certainly grown out of hand This should be a hard lesson to all other regions of Nigeria this want to tow this same ignoble path to have a rethink. Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Iraq are other sore examples we should not follow in Nigeria

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  20. Have Nigerians seen it all? Wait until and if, APC hands over Nigeria to the political gurus who see these bombers as fighting a good fight for making Nigeria an Islamic state.

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  21. The Governors and some leaders of the north-west tacit support for Boko Haram is hurting them far more and has little impact on the actual target the federal government especially the person of president Jonathan.

    Boko haram claims that, their fighting primarily for the dominance of northern politicians and the replacement of Jonathan by a northerner as president is a common knowledge.

    The refusal of the governors and some national leaders especially Mr Tambuwal to support the army financially has been the greatest boost to boko haram quest to destroy the unity of the nation.

    We need total martial rule in the states affected because we need the army to reorientate northern youths that they are part of a federation and there is nothing wrong to allow other parts of the country to lead.

    Presently there are no meaningful development going on in the region the governors are just siphoning the the state allocations in the name of security votes for personal use.

    We understand it will take the north some time to get use to the fact that it is good to give every part of the nation equal opportunity to have access to leadership positions in the country.

    finally Northern politician should stop making their people believe that leading the nation is their birthright.

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  22. Until Nigeria's political class gives Arewa Country to the 12 sharia states in the north, Nigeria shall never know peace, no real development -- mark today's date.

    The leaders in the 12 northern states indirectly called for Arewa country by their declaration of sharia rule in those areas.

    You are only suggesting we continue to mark time in One Nigeria until what shall be becomes.

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  23. When will you people stop being childish? How the whole heterogeneous Nigeria can ever be islamized by any islamic group? Why are you people creating unnecessary confusion among yourselves? Haba!

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  24. They never have the energy or inclination to build hospitals, Schools, grow
    enough food or better their lives - but as soon as there's a baying
    crowd, people to be bombed and hacked to death, well, they always
    have plenty of energy and enthusiasm then!

    The north is on the part to destruction

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  25. Late Major Gideon Okah was right is his speech, the prophecy is been fulfilled in out time. This is the time to allow these set of people to go on their way and stop disturbing us wasting our money for nothing. Brotherhood is not by force oooo

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  26. Enough is enough, let us just divide this country into autonomous countries..

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  27. Even on this day of celebration! May the souls of the dead rest in perfect peace, Amen. To the injured, I wish you quick recovery. To you the reader, may you never experience it. God bless Nigeria!

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  28. Now we re entering a new phase on dis boko haram mayhem. Era of suicide bombing, era of detonating bombs in crowded market, shopping malls, era of driving a truck laden wit explosive.Dis is really a new dimension.

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  29. I sincerely will like to use to opportunity to wish the injured a quick recovery and Also ask my fellow IBOS what they are still doing into the North.North has never know peace even before the Boko harem issues.....What are we doing in the north????

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  30. If you are a Muslim and you think whoever did this does not represent you nor your
    faith, please reply with "Not in my name". And to those fools who will invariably insult God and our holy Prophet because of the actions of these perverted souls, I remind you that an overwhelming majority of Muslims in the world hate terrorism as much as everyone else, we also suffer from terrorism just like everyone else...Musa, Kano

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  31. Allah will open their heart to the divine truth because only an insane person will kill his fellow human being in the name of religion. This is pure societal problems. If we can survive niger delta militant problem then we will survive BH menace. President Jonathan should device another approach in tackling this problem. Not in my name

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  32. jonathan is busy with 2015...not in my name at all

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  33. Quran (4:74) - "Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward

    How best can someone claim to be a believer in Islam without violence? All non violent Muslim are just pretender the dictate of the religion is nothing but violence especially where they hae to cohabit with infidel. God will save Nigeria.

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    1. Na wah ohhh...these muslims sha

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    2. From that Quranic verse you just quoted for us, can you please point out where Allah ordered that innocent people should be killed? The verse clearly says "Let those fight in the cause of Allah.....". You can only read the word "fight", not "kill" in that verse. This only means one needs to strive in fighting those who humiliate, torment, oppress and fight against the religion of islam and the muslims, merely on account of their monotheistic faith in God.

      You can read this from verse 75 that follows which says: "And why should you not fight in the cause of Allah and those who, being weak, are ill-treated (and oppressed): men, women, and children, whose cry is: "Our Lord! Rescue us from this town whose people are oppressors, and raise for us from You one who will protect, and raise for us from You one who will help!"

      So, any holy fights other than which is expressed in above verse 75 is satanic and unacceptable in islam. Boko haram is surely not fighting holy war against any oppressor in Nigeria. No one ever says no Muslim should practise his/her religion, likewise non muslim. Quran 17:33 forbids killing innocent people as boko haram insurgents do. Quran 2:256 forbids enforcing any religion on anyone. So, be rightly guided.

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  34. Is this how we will live for the next for years angry

    *smh cry

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  35. If Nigeria had leadership, Sheriff should have been long jailed. He's to Borno what Odili is to Rivers: men barred by their past demons from entering their former enclaves. They should be lessons to current so-called govs, sadly, we still have likes of Akpabio, etc....

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  36. Na today? noooo,Nigerians who are reading in between the lines knew that Ali modu Sheriff is the man behind Boko haram invention in Borno State.Today he is heading a political party as BOT chairman...Only time will tell.

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  37. Hmmm it's time Nigeria called Chad, Niger Republic, Cameroun and US for help... Nigeria Security Force cant win theses terrorists..let's learn to accept facts and not fictions...it took Nigeria took 3yrs to won the civil war and brought the sectionists to Nigeria...after 8yrs Nigeria still struggle to combat The deadly Boko Haram rebels...

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  38. if u want to know who BH Members re, just ask APC members, den if u want to know who APC members re, they re BH.

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  39. today's bomb xplosion is pure polities nt b.h walaha dis tym aroun evryone knws dat

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  40. Up APC:( Lets learn how to say the truth! APC is a TERORIST PARTY

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  41. may Allah bring the end of this problems

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  42. Wickedness in high places

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  43. bad religion of evil men

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  44. which way nigeria

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  45. Amaechi and APC will fail

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