Boko Haram Resumes Violence, Four Killed In Fresh Suicide Attack After Distributing Leaflets In Maiduguri
Barely 12 hours after it circulated leaflets saying that it has not declared any truce with the government as earlier announced by one of its commanders Mohammed Ibn Abdulaziz and as such will continue its attacks, Dreaded Islamic sect Jama’atu Ahlus Sunnah Lidda’ awati wal Jihad, a.k.a Boko Haram resumed its suicide bomb attacks in Maiduguri, the troubled capital of Borno state
The city was thrown into pandemonium when a bomb explosion went off at about 1pm local time, killing four persons including the suicide bomber while some JTF soldiers were also wounded.
Confirming the incident, JTF spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa said an Improvised Explosive Device targeted at JTF patrol team exploded at the Post Office Round About in Maiduguri metropolis at about 1:00 pm, adding that “the explosion led to the death of 3 civilians including the bomber and wounded 2 others. Col. Sagir said a JTF vehicle was also damaged damaged.
The dreaded insurgent group had earlier distributed leaflets in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, telling residents that there is no ceasefire between them and the Federal or State Government.
In his reaction to the message circulated by Boko Haram, the JTF said in a statement that: “The attention of the Joint Task Force Operation RESTORE ORDER has been drawn to some leaflets allegedly printed and circulated by Boko Haram Terrorists containing message from leader of JAMA’ATU AHLUS SUNNAH LIDDA’ AWATI WAL JIHAD Abubakar Shekau threatening and warning government, civil servants, politicians, traditional rulers and security agencies that the sect has not made any reconciliation with the government and that it has not declared cease fire.
“The Task Force wishes to inform law abiding members of the public to totally disregard such publication and consider it as part of the terrorists’ propaganda strategy to keep the civil populace in captivity and perpetual fear with the view to unleashing more terror on innocent citizens.”
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