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Jun 19 2013

Opened fire on students writing their final year exams

Boko Haram has been busy killing people again.

Residents of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, said suspected members of Boko Haram on Monday killed 22 persons in separate attacks. They said the terrorists were on a revenge mission against youth vigilante groups that have been hunting them.

The gunmen on Monday at about 3 p.m. attacked a secondary school, Ansarudeen Private School, Maiduguri, and opened fire on students writing their final year exams. Nine students were killed, while several others were seriously injured in the attack, residents of the area said.

The incident occurs less than 24 hours after gunmen attacked a school in neighbouring Yobe State, killing seven students and two teachers. Borno and Yobe, alongside Adamawa, are under emergency rule with a massive deployment of soldiers to the states.

In another incident in Borno on Monday, the gunmen attacked a group of fishermen on the banks of the Alau River, on the outskirts of Maiduguri, killing 13 of them.

Does god hate human beings? It looks that way.

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  1. 1
    Martha

    There are no words. So awful.

  2. 2
    Peter Shrosbree

    Could anything other than empathy and sense be surprising for for an organization whose common name means ‘Western education is sin’?

  3. 3
    lpetrich

    Or as I like to say, “Books Forbidden”:

    Boko = Hausa borrowing of English word “book” as “Western education”
    Haram = Hausa borrowing of Arabic word “haram”: “forbidden, sin”

  4. 4
    Marie-Thérèse O'Loughlin

    Does god hate human beings? It looks that way.

    Yes, I think God does hate human beings. Because – if he didn’t, there wouldn’t be such senseless brutal killings of school-children and the like by Boko Haram jihadist terrorists, whose aim is to wipe out all Western influence and create Sharia Law in Nigeria. There have been reportedly 10,000 deaths caused by this ‘Pure’ Islamic group since its inception in 2001. Their ‘revenge mission’ is never-ending, as we see from the recent murders of children in a school. They’re certainly living up to their “Western education is sinful” namesake.

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