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Kano: Seven Confirmed Dead in BUK Attacks, Explosion

29 Apr 2012

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Bayero University, Kano

By Ibrahim Shuaibu

The Public Relations Officer of the Bayero University, Kano (BUK), which was jolted by a powerful explosion Sunday morning, Alhaji Mustpha Zahara has said seven people died in the incident.

Although Alhaji did not provide details, it was learnt that as many as three bombs went off in the Old Campus site of the university in the vicinity of the campus Christian students hold their services on Sundays.

Thisday further learnt that some of the assailants had positioned themselves outside the theatre being used for worship and started to shoot at the worshipers as they tried to flee from the building.

The attack is coming barely 48 hours after an explosion hit the Senate building of the Gombe State University and three days after bombers attacked Thisday offices in Abuja and Kaduna, claiming nine lives.

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  • I think the solution to the immediate problem in Nigeria is the split the nation as has been predicted that in 2015,that there will be no more Nigeria.From the look of things,neither president Jonathan nor the security agents are doing nothing to save the insecurity situation in Nigeria

    From: mark

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • my brothers this is not Islam it's war against north economic development

    From: bashir

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • It has become obvious that virus has entered into our country, if something fast is not done it will continue to eat deep of our progress (BOKO HARAM). many have died.

    From: Abdullahi Muhammed

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • God, please deliver Nigeria from this mess.

    From: Dora

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Where are we going in this country? And how and will who solve the myrad of problems confronting us as nation now? Honestly something drastic need to be done over this insecurity issue.

    From: yusuf

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • It's not the victims I'm sorry for. I'm sorry for the entire core Northern region. The South is quietly fortifying itself economically and socially,preparing for eventualities. Northern sponsors of Boko Haram still think that they will end up scaring the rest of Nigeria into voting one of their own in 2015. They'll be shocked.

    From: David

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • It is only a coward that attacks innocent unarmed people. They have a choice to face their real enemies - the armed security services. Yet they would flee at the least resistance. Terrorists are coward.

    From: Nnamdi

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The youth of this generation must wake up to fight the battle set by elders to further enrich themselves and continue in same by unleashing illetrate youth from the north on all under the guise of boko haram.Thus expose them--------boko haram

    From: Adedoyin Abe

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • To those who lost their lives, may their souls rest in peace. To those who took their lives, may you never know peace, for those who sponsor these acts of terror, may you be terrorized all you life. and for all of those in government who are benefiting from this may you begin to loose form this

    From: Kayode Olufade

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Division is the solution, period.

    From: Akuzie

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • it is well!!!!!

    From: Salt

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • What was buk management security arrangement to protect worshippers? Or can they deny ignorance of the kind of students they have and their environ?

    From: Pj

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Its a shame that am alive to witness such goverment.a system so so forbidden and unture,its obvious nothing can be done cos it please them where innocent die.

    From: Simon

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Medicine for headache can not solve madness. Until we get the right solution to this menace, there is no end at sight. I urge the IG of police not to follow comments of the people to determine his operational tactics. By total cancellation of road check or whatever name you call it, you have indirectly given free movement to these terrorists. They can now move freely from one place to the other to continue their attacks because our roads have been left without any security check. This is a calculated deception to our security system. My advice to the IG is to find other measures to check the activities of the men on road check, provide them with necessary tools and good welfare, I believe they will not continue the same way. The problem is if you say your men should only patrol the highway and not stop to check any suspicious vehicle, it is a falacy and deception. this policy will go a long way to do more harm than good to Nigerians. Please heed to this advice before it is too late.

    From: Abdulrazak

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The challenge here is ability to come up with and implement a set of appropriate counter measures. The web behind misnomer is so intertwined that there is no clear cut approach to it. Nevertheless, I suggest every Nigerian rises up towards stamping out the evil of corruption and its cover-up / tool of distraction called Terrorism. While many are working so hard towards the prosperity of the country like our heroes past, so many out there to sabotage and profit by the state of chaos. For example, there was the case of Niger Delta crisis while bunkering was taking place in the oil-rich Niger Delta. Note worthy is the fact that our Politicians / leaders were involved. While there was OPC crisis in Lagos, some people were busy accumulating Real Estate, taking over or gaining control over Cartels / some other structures that control Lagos ( the hive or say the melting point of Economic activities in Nigeria). Now it's Boko Haram Crisis and while there is panic in the Northern part of the country, serious illegal mining of our solid minerals, very dangerous level of smuggling activities including human trafficking and Hard Drugs ( such as Cocaine , Opium, Cannabis, e.t.c, is thriving in some parts of the north. Interestingly, evidence abound that 90% of the actual bombing were carried out by mercenaries (contracted by some unpatriotic / disgruntled and selfish Nigerians) from neighboring Niger Republic. Quite disheartening, isn't it? Religion isn't really the problem. It is rather a game by a few disgruntled and selfish individuals in Nigeria. Unfortunately, the Police is total disappointment. If every Nigerian decides to rise up, the Police who are supposed to work with the good citizens turn around to sabotage their effort. The Police...............for a meal of porridge.  Where is the Immigration? What happened to our value system. The list goes on....... May God help Nigerians to stop apportioning blame to others and begin to take those positive individual steps towards protecting their immediate environment. If this happens, the chain effect will be saving our Nation.
    simplychinedu@yahoo.com

    From: Chinedu Cleph Nwanegbo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • My condolence goes to all those that have lost a loved one.
    We all are casualties of this violence.
    My opinion to reduce this menace is for all southerners / Christians to leave the north. The writing is on the wall, you are not wanted in the north, you stay you die.
    Northerners in the south are very free to stay as long as they don't import the violence from the domain into the south.

    From: emeka

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • My greatest sympathy to the deceased and their families. My prayers for a speedy recovery to the injured. My commiserations to the Institute of higher learning who did not deserve this horror of horrors associated with their noble University. To Boko Haram, they belong to the sewers and they shall remain in that position forever. If you are out there championing the cause of Boko Haram , rest assured that the creator of the Souls that you have so ruthlessly terminated will haunt you until your dying days. Today is yours, but tommorrow belongs to all righteous men and women who have done you no wrong. If worshipping God has now become ANATHEMA to you, then, your problems have no solution. Sick minds may postulate and advance reasons for your actions, but the world knows better. Grotesque as your actions are, you can not drink the innocent blood you shed. I can not ask you to think of the effect of your actions of the parents of the students you set out to murder this morning, because you will never realise the joy of parenthood, and if you are a sponsor and have a family, God will deny you the pleasure of parenthood. There comes a time in the lives of men, when you have to stand up and be counted, This is that day when all men and women of God's creation have called on God in unison in the words of the very first verse of Psalm of DAVID by crying out in a loud voice 'GOD, TO WHOM VENGEANCE BELONGETH, TO WHOM VENGEANCE BELONGETH, REVEAL THYSELF.'

    From: A.K SAMSON

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Corruption has eaten deep into our economy, so is this dreaded VIRUS-BokoHaram. I don't know who'll bring ds drastic solution we all talked about cos GEJ hasnt got an iorta of strength 4 solutions in his blood veins. Rt now Jonathan's as confused & unstable as water-waves, wombling & fombling.

    From: Dayo Collins

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The Living God is not unjust. He sees… He hears… He knows…
    In His Book He tells us six things He hates, seven that are detestable to Him. “…haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies, and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.” Proverbs 6:16-19

    From: M

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Since the Northern elders are not forthcoming in talking to their people.Guns which are alien to our people is now becoming toys for their children to kill innocent people particularly christians . There is no doubt the country is heading towards the Sudanese type of problems. The core north will be losers.

    From: Observator

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • We are watching and recording. Time will come when history will expose the selfish Muslim politicians from north that there was a time they used Bako Haram as tool to destabilize Nigeria’s political development.
    Bako haram is not entirely religious. If you have ear you hear.
    The era of their using military leaders for decades is gone, that was when few in powers in north only enriches themselves while the northern masses are enveloped in poverty. Modern ones that are not into sectional politics like Col Abubakar Dangiwa Umar (retd),few from middle belt and Kaduna etc got silenced.
    Time will tell!!

    From: BITRUS LAR.

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The president should be ready to steps on toes in other to combat this menace call boko haram. Enough is enough.

    From: Anji Reuben

    Posted: 2 years ago

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