Radical Islamist sect, Boko Karam on Tuesday unleashed a wave of violence in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital after a lull in their activities following military onslaught against them in the wake of the declaration of a state of emergency on Borno State by President Goodlcuk Jonathan last month.
At least 22 people including pupils and fishermen were believed to have been killed in their latest attack on a school believed to be a vengeance mission.
The sect members also took a revenge on Maiduguri residents who have been working the security operatives to expose sect members.
Some gunmen believed to be Boko Haram reportedly attacked fishermen, local tea sellers (mai shaayi) and some residents at Alau River near Maiduguri leaving 13 people dead.
Sources said the gunmen claimed they were avenging the capture and death of their comrades-at-arms following a voluntary decision by youths to identify and hand over members of the sect to security agents.
Also, the insurgents were reported to have attacked a private school in Maiduguri where students were writing the National Examination Council (NECO) examination. A resident said: “Nine of the students were shot dead. Many others were injured.”
The gunmen reportedly stormed the Ansarudeen Private Primary and Secondary School at Jajeri, a Maiduguri suburb, and opened fire on the unsuspecting pupils shortly after the commencement of examination.
Some parents of the deceased who expressed shock over the killing of their children, appealed to government to address the security situation.
They expressed shock that in spite of the declaration of a state of emergency and curfew, Boko Haram could still operate in such a brazen manner.