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Explosions and gunfire have been heard in the northern Nigerian city of Gombe, witnesses say.

Reports said the blasts happened around the time of evening prayers, quickly followed by gunfire.

Witnesses said people were fleeing an area of the city near a prison and police station. It is not clear if there are casualties.

Earlier on Friday, gunmen killed five people at a mosque in Kano, the main city in northern Nigeria, police said.

A police spokesman said the attackers arrived on motorcycles and opened fire at worshippers.

Nigeria is experiencing a surge in ethnic and sectarian violence.

Gombe has previously been targeted by the Islamist sect Boko Haram. In January, an attack on a church in the city left six worshippers dead.

There were few details of the latest attack. Gombe state police commissioner Orubebe Ghandi Ebikeme described the situation as “very bad” but gave no further comment.

Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is forbidden” in the local Hausa language, is fighting to create an Islamic state and wants to impose Sharia law across Nigeria.

The group has been responsible of a series of deadly attacks and assassinations across northern Nigeria in the past 17 months.

Source: BBC News

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  1. Ahmed

    February 25, 2012 at 9:21 am

    If these Boko Haram are really targeting the proclaimed Islamic state, will they ever attack a mosque? Think of the fact that some other groups might have been using the name of the alleged Islamic sect for REVENGE or ACHIEVEMENT OF POLITICAL STUFFS. I don’t think there is no other political reasons in this issue of Bombings and Gun attakcs

  2. Ola

    February 25, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Why would a sensible minded individual say d Boko Haram are Muslims fightin for d Islamization of d North or Nigeria when it s glaring dat majority of their casualties/victims are Muslims(especially d Last kano several explosion)… And yet u come up to say “d islamists sect”… And not until we agreed that these BOKO people are criminals, killers and political thugs used by some undercover agents(politicians) to achieve their selfish interests… Then, we get tinz right

  3. Freemind

    February 25, 2012 at 11:58 am

    It should be clear to ALL rational people in Nigeria and worldwide that BOKOH HARAM is far from being a religious body/pursuing purely religious activitity. If they believe so much in islamic, christian or any other religious sect that is against modernisation/western/eastern/northern/southern education why use GSM, MOTORBIKE,FERTILSER,AK-47,AIRPLANE, GOVT GUEST HOUSES, HOTELS, SUVs, u-TUBE, PETROL/DIESEL or any product of modern civilisation.They should be using camel, donkey, bow/arrow, stone age houses/equipments. These groups must be political criminals who want to seize power by all means and force. The Nigerian SSS should just cage the following people and groups and all will be well for Nigerian:
    ATIKU/hench men, IBB/hench men, BUHARI/CPC, BAKARE/Latter rain churches, TINUBU/ACN, IBORI, all politicains older than 65yrs, all civil servants older than 60yrs, all military/policemen older than 60yrs, ALL unemployed/uneducated youths 14-35yrs should be encouraged to go back to crop/tree/fish/animal farming in villages, simple water well/bore hole construction, simple hard core road construction, small scale industries, etc.

  4. Indo

    February 25, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Boko haram r not islamic set they are our leaders trying to stop western education so that they will continue to cheat on us. If we are not educated we will not know about what is going on in the country, as such anything they said we will just accept which is to there benefit. To takle this situation we have to start with our leaders first.

  5. It's zealot

    February 26, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    We ol shld knw dat dis BOKO HARAM of a tin r nt only muslim nor christian cos a muslim or christian wil nt attack his or her place of worship….we ol suppse 2 knw dat dis BOKO HARAM r set up n supnsor by our political leader 2 stop d issue of western educatn in d north so dat pple in d east n west wil b ruln dis country…if nt y would dey go 2 south or east 2 set up dia bombs?..b wise n tnk bout it

  6. the prof

    March 19, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Boko haram are Muslims. Show me a terrorist that doesn’t speak Arabic and I will agree with you. In all religion in the world only Muslims religion is hunting human beings in stead of Satan who is their arch enemy. Most of them got the (SPIRIT OF ANGER). All they do is to rebel against their government, disagree with their leaders, terrorize Christians, kill themselves and also trouble the world. All the Muslims countries are unstable except Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman. killing their leaders blaming USA that’s stupidy.

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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