- Category: National Security
- Published on Friday, 23 December 2011 00:05
- Written by Admin
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As President Goodluck Jonathan led government continually shows that it lacks clue and capability to fight terrorism, Boko Haram hits Damaturu again. Bomb explosions rocked Yobe State capital today killing four people and trapping thousands of holiday travelers in and around the town and other towns that serve as transit points linking the states in the NorthEastern region of Nigeria.
Movement is now restricted into and out of the state. The stranded passengers are said to be without food, with many children crying from hunger and thirst. Many travelers are confused and scared of the fear of the unknown especially those trapped along the highways.
A rise in violence by the Boko Haram militants in the northeast (now rapidly spreading to the northwest) has created chaos for those traveling from area towns and rural areas.
The late Mohammed Yusuf, leader of Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad, popularly known as Boko Haram, hailed from Yobe State and was born in a village called Girgir on the 29th January 1970.