Suspected Boko Haram operatives yesterday bombed a military patrol vehicle in the Gwange area of Maiduguri, capital city of Borno State.The bomb, chidi opara reports learned was planted by the roadside and went off as soon as the patrol vehicle reached the spot, fueling speculation that the bomb was remotely detonated.
We also learned that as soon as the bomb exploded, gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram fighters opened fire on military the patrol vehicle. chidi opara reports could not ascertain so far if lives were lost, eye witnesses however revealed that the patrol vehicle was slightly damaged.
The attackers successful evaded arrest, although a security Condon was noticed around the University of Maiduguri specialist hospital and its environs.
Boko Haram rejected negotiations with and a proposal for amnesty.
The group’s spokesperson on 27th September, 2011 said that Boko Haram would continue with what it called jihad.