Witnesses say several bombs have exploded in a northeastern Nigeria city which is hosting a meeting of opposition political parties.
The blasts happened Thursday afternoon in the city of Maiduguri, long under assault by a radical Islamic sect known as Boko Haram. A security official said he believed some soldiers were killed in the blasts, but did not have any other information. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to journalists.
The All Progressives Congress, a recently announced amalgam of opposition parties in Nigeria, was holding a meeting Thursday in the city that had drawn powerful politicians.
Meanwhile, police in the eastern state of Taraba said foreigners working for a construction company escaped a kidnapping attempt Wednesday night that killed two police officers.
Source: Fox News
That confirmed the statement credited to Late Andrew Azazi that PDP are the Boko Haram.
APC wanted to demonstrate to all in its Maiduguri meeting that it was not afraid of anybody, that it is at peace with Boko Haram, that when ever it takes over power, Boko Haram shall cease.
On the other hand, Boko Haram wanted to convey the message: You either surrender power to our sympathizers or we deal with you and your merger.
I think no need. To start symperthizing with APC. Nigeria should divide for good and to preserve life too. The north shld hv their islamic state and do with it whatever they like. in Biafra I stand
Let the UN army take care of dis BOKO HARAM, so dat we cant ‘ve peace in NIG.