BREAKING: Reports have reached the U.S. of a terrorist attack, possibly from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in the Shiroro, Nigeria. Shiroro has a population of about a quarter million and lies northeast of the nation’s capital Abuja. The attack occurred Tuesday night, February 23rd.
According to SaharaReporters,
“The bandits heavily armed with assorted sophisticated weapons came into the village on motorcycles, shooting sporadically.” “Manta village of Manta district in Shiroro Local Government Area was under siege by the armed bandit last night. They shot into the air frequently to instill fear in the victims,” a source said.
SaharaReporter’s source added that there were multiple casualties but the number is currently uncertain. This is the fourth attack in the region this week. Wednesday, armed men in military uniforms abducted staff and 27 students of the Government Science College, Kagara. A student who attempted to flee was shot and killed. Sunday, another attack resulted in the drowning deaths of over 15 people who attempted to flee by swimming the River Kaduna.
According to CityNewsNg,
“Northern elders have rejected recent comments credited to Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi accusing the military of triggering the raging banditry in parts of the North.”
Attacks Reportedly Associated With Boko Haram Terrorists
Original reporting of this story came from a local blogger LindaIkejisBlog.com. Local comments on the blog were extremely revealing, many suggested that the attackers are associated with the Boko Haram group of militant Islamist Terrorists.
“Northern elites have a hand in all these kidnapping madness. They opened the border for them to come in from Niger. They’d pardon them and release them to commit more crimes. What a tragedy. I’ve never hear of a repentant terrorist or bandit before until Buhari came to power. Whatever evil you people have created in the north will stay with you people.”
“They’re peaceful people, if they kill, it’s by mistake… they’re also from a peaceful religion…”
“BANDITS ARE THE PRODUCTS OF NORTHERN POLITICIANS WHO BRAINWASHED THEM FOR POLITICAL AND RELIGION GAIN. THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE THEIR OWN MAKING. THESE BANDITS/ BOKO HARAM ARE ORGANIC IDIOTS/ ILLITERATE/ BASTERD/FOOL. BOTH STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WANT TO REHABILITATE THEM. THEY ARE COMPLETELY WASTED BEYOND REPAIR.”
“Can you please stop using the word bandits for these animals and call them terrorists!”