20 March, 2014
An air force fighter jet launched an
attack on a group of terrorists holding a meeting at Kayamla village of Konduga Local Government Area on Thursday killing at least 17 of them while several others were injured, a resident told DailyPost.
It was gathered that the group were
sighted holding a meeting with the
intention of re-launching another attack on residents of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The military have continued to engage the insurgents following attack on Giwa Barracks last Friday.
DailyPost also gathered that there was tension at Polo GRA on Wednesday, following a rumour that the insurgents were coming to attack the area. Over 200 members of the sect were reportedly killed in the area during last Friday’s attack in Maiduguri.
A source at the State Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri, told DailyPost that so many corpses of the insurgents were brought to the hospital.
Meanwhile, parents and students in
Maiduguri have decried the decision of the Borno State government to close all public schools in the state for fear of attacks by the Boko Haram. Mallam Buji Mallum, a father of 10, said the decision would demoralize youths that are attending schools and also embolden the terrorists whose aim according to him is to force normal life to a standstill.
“No right thinking person will query the decision of the people in government because they know things better, but honestly, the Boko Haram miscreants will feel they are winning the war. “There should be a way of sustaining schools; schools should continue running”, he said.
Madam Hannatu James said she cried
when she heard the news of the abrupt closure. “Yes, it is sad that students and other people are being killed by the Boko Haram but once schools are closed, the terrorists would intensify attacks on other people oriented policies”, she said.