Almost daily Islamic jihad attacks in northeastern Nigeria

Religion of Jihad. via More explosions in Maiduguri.

Two explosions rocked the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Friday, the latest in a string of incidents in a region plagued by attacks by a radical Islamist sect and reprisals by the military.

The Red Cross and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the blasts but said it was too early to assess the cause or how many casualties there might have been.

“There have been two blasts, followed by a rampage from the military and we’re seeing innocent victims. Our officers are now nervous about being in the city,” a NEMA spokesman said.

A radical Islamist sect behind almost daily attacks in the northeastern state of Borno said on Wednesday it would not open dialogue with the government until the military withdrew from the region.

The sect, which says it wants a wider application of sharia Islamic law across Africa’s most populous nation, has claimed responsibility for the killings of police officers and attacks on churches and drinking spots in recent months.

Witnesses said an explosion on Friday killed members of a joint military task force who then carried out reprisal attacks. Local Borno elders, who include former police, asked the military to withdraw this week because they say they have done more harm than good.

The streets of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno, have been silenced this week as residents abandoned their homes to seek safety in the countryside and distant cities.

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  1. Guess they don’t like all of the Nigerian advance fee scams either, or maybe they are the ones doing them. Who knows, it Nigeria. I don’t think they have ever had peace there, have they.

  2. Over 50% Islamic. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Nigeria

    This is what islam is supposed to do. Unfettered persecution, ethnic cleansing s, too.

    Totally normal. Totally expected. Hire Israel to police it, or forget it.

    The US aid http://allafrica.com/stories/201105160869.html

    we give them 64$ million which assists Islam in its takeover.
    We should have used it for the IDF to police that place.

    This is the cover story;

    Abuja — The United State Agency for International Development, USAID, has in the last five years, given loan facilities worth $64.83 million to Nigerian farmers to boost agriculture in the country, as well as create 242,811 jobs.

    Like even $1 actually went to a farmer?

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