January 22, 2012 Naalij

Six Killed as Boko Haram Attacks in Nigeria

Azare Area Banks, Police Stations Targeted

At least six people were killed and five injured overnight as Nigerian militant faction Boko Haram launched a number of attacks across the Azare Area, in the Bauchi State in the nation’s north.

Several targets were attacked overnight, including two banks and the local police headquarters. The militants reportedly used rocket launchers as well as homemade explosives in destroying the buildings.

The attacks were followed by a four hour gunbattle between the Boko Haram forces and local military. Police say the attackers likely came from neighboring states and were not local to Bauchi.

Boko Haram got its start as an anti-intellectual movement that railed at schools for teaching that the earth was round and eschewed “blasphemous” weapons like firearms and explosives in favor of swords and bows. The Nigerian military massacred a large number of group in 2009, and since then the organization has adopted more modern tactics and equipment, becoming a serious threat in several parts of Nigeria.

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  1. if the govt is not ready to fight corruption, why insittute a probe in the first place. Again, if the probe was supposed to be a cover up as some would be quick to conclude, why make such an indicting report public. Nigerians, let’s not call a dog a bad name to kill it. What, I ask, is the purpose of occupy nigeria ii’ why act in haste, why not wait and see what the govt will do with the report? Why, I ask. Young people, tread with caution and wisdom and not the hot-headedness associated with youth. If it’s posterity we are fighting for, let’s not be brash about it. Nothing good comes out of being brash. P.S. I support the security agents for stopping protests A young nigerian woman, unrelated to anybody in govt and desirous to see the greatness of her nation!!! Long live GEJ, long live Nigeria

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