Feature article: Alarming situation, Terrorism in Nigeria

Obinwannem News Feature article: Alarming situation, Terrorism in Nigeria

Terrorism in it’s broadest sense, Wikipedia describes it as the use of intentional violence, generally against civilians, for political purposes. 

In Nigeria, it is employed when a particular head of government has not accepted another party or group of people would seat and plan the imposition of another party. 

A terrorist is a group of people whose action is referred to as terrorism. They get involved in attack Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Nigeria. Their Attacks would be indiscriminate and could affect western interests, as well as places visited by tourists.

Most attacks take place in northern and northeast Nigeria. However, there has been a significant wrap up of lives and properties that have been attacked, such as Public places where crowds gather. 

As a result of oral sources, Attacks take place mostly around religious and public holidays in crowded places, including places of worship as well as during election periods. Let’s avoid places where there are political or other large public gatherings. 

Be vigilant, remain alert and pay attention to your surroundings at all times. You should follow local news reports and be alert to developments particularly around religious and public holidays. 

Recent terrorist act on the 17th June 2019; three suicide bombers detonated their devices outside a hall in Konduga, Borno State, where football fans were watching a match on television. At least 30 people were killed and 40 injured. 

Another one on 23rd February 2019 – ISWA conducted an indirect fire attack against Maiduguri, focused on the west of the city, in the area around the airport and the military cantonment. Another one of the 16th of February 2019 – JASDJ conducted a complex attack on a mosque in southern Maiduguri, killing up to 20 people.

Last year from google archive on the 18th November 2018 – ISWA conducted an attack against a military base in Metele and a significant number of soldiers were killed. 

The group has undertaken similar raids in 2018 with considerable loss of life. And also on the 31st October 2018 – Boko Haram conducted a raid on Dalori IDP camp and surrounding communities near Maiduguri where at least 8 people were killed and several women were reportedly abducted from the camp. Hundreds of people were displaced as a result. 

Another terrorist act took place on the 1st of March, 2018. Boko Haram, armed with small arms, anti-aircraft weapons and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), conducted a well-organized attack against a military base in Rann, Borno State. Nine members of the Nigerian security forces and 3 UN consultants were killed. 

Six members of the Nigerian security forces and at least 4 other humanitarian workers were injured, and a further 3 humanitarian workers were abducted

Written By Adeluwoye Comfort Eniola Obinwannem News

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