Sunday, July 24, 2011

Boko Haram bombed Shehu of Borno's Palace in Maiduguri

 There was apprehension Saturday evening in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital when another bomb exploded
close to the palace of Shehu of Borno Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-kanemi, leaving three soldiers wounded.
The explosive, which was believed to have been thrown by the dreaded Islamic fundamentalists, Boko Haram sect was targeted at the patrol vehicle of the Joint Task Force on surveillance duty at Budum junction, a distance of about 500 metres from the monarch’s palace.
The bomb explosion, which destroyed the patrol vehicle, it was gathered, led to the injury of three soldiers.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the JTF, Lt. Col.Hassan Mohammed told newsmen that three soldiers injured in the explosion had been taken to hospital.
“An improvised explosive device targeted at a military patrol team stationed near Budum market exploded, injuring three soldiers,” he said.
Mohammed, who failed to reveal the name of the hospital, said it was a minor skirmish, which was not targeted at the Shehu of Borno’s palace.           
Meanwhile, when the area was visited Saturday night, movement was curtailed as it was cordoned off by stern looking soldiers.
It was learnt that the JTF Saturday  night was combing the area for the suspected bombers.

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