11 PERSONS FEARED KILLED IN DAMBOA, N.E NIGERIA; RESIDENTS SAY LIGHT-SKINNED ARABIC SPEAKING FOREIGNERS AMONG THE ATTACKERS

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria
Aug. 16 (Xinhua)

At least 11 people were killed in a fresh
attack perpetrated by suspected Boko
Haram members in Damboa town of
Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno,
sources said on Friday. Although the attack occurred on Thursday, the news reached the media on Friday through sources including residents, a state legislator and military operatives.

Residents of the town alleged that
foreigners, who communicated in Arabic language and were mostly fair in
complexion, were among the attackers. The residents said at least 11 dead bodies were recovered after the attack.

A legislator, Ayamu Lawan Gwasha,
representing Damboa Constituency at the Borno State House of Assembly, told a Xinhua reporter that his people were still living in perpetual fear on Friday. “We expressed our fear to the deputy
governor of Borno State, Zanna Umar
Mustapha, who was also proactive in
sharing the information with Governor
Kashim Shetttima. Relevant security
authorities were also alerted. I think this has helped in reducing the magnitude of the attack for now,” he said.

Efforts to reach Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa,
spokesperson of the military-led Joint
Task Force (JTF), for clarity on the incident proved abortive but a top military officer also confirmed the attack to Xinhua. The military source said a prompt intervention by security forces scared away the attackers.

“More troops have been dispatched to the area to curtail further attacks by the
insurgents. We learnt they sneaked into
the bush leading to parts of Yobe and
Gombe states. For sure, they will not
escape, we shall get them,” the source added.

Damboa Town is located in the southern
part of Borno State, known as the base of the Boko Haram sect which launched its insurgency in Nigeria since 2009. A total of 50 people were killed last Sunday when suspected sect members
launched an attack on Konduga
community, located miles away from
Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

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10 Responses to 11 PERSONS FEARED KILLED IN DAMBOA, N.E NIGERIA; RESIDENTS SAY LIGHT-SKINNED ARABIC SPEAKING FOREIGNERS AMONG THE ATTACKERS

  1. beegeagle says:

    STATE OF EMERGENCY: 3 MONTHS ON THE ROAD TO PEACE..GAINS OUTWEIGH SETBACKS – THISDAY Opinion

    http://thisdaylive.com/articles/state-of-emergency-three-months-on-the-road-to-peace/156495/

  2. beegeagle says:

    We ratified that ICC boomerang in 2001? Nigeria – international do-gooders ratify every treaty. Compliance majors. We need to develop some spine. I am sure that India, Israel, Iran, Pakistan and Algeria would not accede to such nonsense.

    I hope Nigeria wake up soon enough. There are no prizes for the number of treaties signed by a nation. Sign nuclear NPT, sign this, sign that. No liver🙂

    Are we under self-imposed pressure to show that we are some kind of goodie-goodie wimps or what?

    • Blackrev says:

      My brother e tire me no be small. What this clearly shows is that our justice system will be seen as weak to these people our kindergarten leaders our trying to form loyal to. I just wonder if it’s candy they keep rolling over at every command for.

      They should prosecute those goats in Nigeria so they can get their deserved sentences. Or better still take them to an open field and drop bombs on them at once. Nigerians will definately appreciate that.

      Dis our Goodluck sef just dey take him hand dey spoil any better thing he manage do. Do you know Nigeria is the first african country to sign the arms trade treaty?

      Makes me wonder what these guys smoke.

  3. beegeagle says:

    DETOUR..Mali.

    This skunk at Premium Times has had some spliff again. I restate that this guy is baiting the system, in the hope that he gets hounded by irritated security operatives and then, he can ask the USA to take him in as a refugee on humanitarian grounds.

    Some of our compatriots are just undiluted slime. Wannabe activist🙂

    http://premiumtimesng.com/news/142981-exclusive-over-100-nigerian-soldiers-stranded-in-mali-as-authorities-mull-road-trip.html?wpmp_tp=1

  4. Yagazie says:

    Oga Beegz, yes I too had earlier read the story put out by that a** – h*le at Premium times but simply felt that as both the writer and article are beneath contempt, there was no point wasting time and energy responding. If there was any truth to the trash contained in that silly article, the BBC and its like (e.g. – eNCA) would have picked it up and trumpted it by now. Please Ignore the fool.

  5. Yagazie says:

    Come on Guys – do you really think our govt will hand over BH suspects to the ICC for trial? Of course not!! we are simply making the ‘right noises’ to keep the international community and media (including the good for nothing do gooders like HRW and AI) on side and off our backs so that we can concentrate on the issue at hand (wiping out these b*st**ds) and not side tracked by issues such as their Human Rights and theri right to a Fair Trial etc. The BH terrorists that were recently convicted for the Abuja UN builidng bombings- were they tried and sentenced in the Hague or by a court in good old Naija?

  6. Manny Aydel says:

    Oga Yagazie, right on point on both issues!

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