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Published On: Mon, May 26th, 2014

Boko Haram kills 28 in latest attack, suicide bomber missing target at soccer match, 3 die

Boko Haram continues to mount attacks in northern Nigeria, now killing 28 more people and burning down houses. In Jos a suicide bomber targeted a soccer match, intending to capture the explosion on television, officials believe.

Boko Haram logo   photo/Arnold Platon via wikimedia commons

Boko Haram logo photo/Arnold Platon via wikimedia commons

The suicide bomber failed to be inside and only three people died, witnesses told Reuters which noted the much larger number at risk.

“The bomber approached Jos View Centre while people were watching Real Madrid play Atletico Madrid, but failed to get there before his car exploded, Mohammed Shittu, a local journalist at the scene said,” the article stated. “The attempt followed a bombing in downtown Jos on Tuesday that killed 118 people.”

One of the recent attacks was on the same village where the nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped.

“One took place right next to Chibok, by the Cameroon border, from where more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted last month,” the Guardian documented. “The most deadly was in the town of Kerenua, near the Niger border. Scores of militants opened fire on residents, killing 20, and burned houses, police said.”

Just since the kidnappings last month there has been another 450 people murdered despite the global outcry.

The situation has been brewing for four years (or longer) and there is no negotiating with these terrorists. Survivors of the attacks have had their eyes gouged out or kidnap their daughters to sell for $12.

The long and shocking stories on The Dispatch, covering Boko Haram – click HERE

 

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