Friday, May 9, 2014

Boko Haram Bombs Bridge Linking Nigeria and Cameroun


The Boko Haram Thursday bombed the sole bridge linking Borno State, Nigeria and Cameroun. The strategic bridge is located at the border town of Gamboru, where the Boko Haram killed over 300 persons on Monday.

Residents of Gamboru told journalists that the downed bridge has cut off some of their relatives from Nigeria and left them stranded in Cameroun. One source who spoke to THEWILL said "The only option left for people traveling to and from Gamboru, is to go into Banki near Bama Local Government area of Borno into Cameroun and later enter Gamboru from another Camerounian village."

The source further revealed that 315 corpses were buried following Monday's attack.
Residents Malam Kolomi, a trader in the commercial city of Gamboru and Mamman Abu told reporters via telephone that several persons are still trapped under rubbles following the attack.

The Boko Haram a few weeks ago abducted over 200 teenage female students from a secondary school in Chibok town, Borno State and its leader Ibrahim Shekau has boasted that the girls would be sold into slavery or married off to men. The United States, UK, China, South Africa and the UN have promised to help Nigeria secure the girls' freedom.

Source: http://thewillnigeria.com/news/author/thewill_/