Sunday, October 30, 2016

Suicide Bombers in Maiduguri

              Two suicide bombings are responsible for the deaths of seven individuals in Maiduguri, a north-eastern city within Nigeria; more than twenty other people were also seriously injured, as a result of the explosions.  The suicide bombers, according to authorities, were most likely affiliated with the Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram.  The Boko Haram have terrorized and killed tens of thousands of people, displacing them from their homes and instilling fear throughout Nigeria.  While the group's influence has recently been countered by government resistance, their violent attacks are still somewhat frequent.  Nigerian authorities believe the suicide bombers intended to kill many more victims, but varying factors led to a hurried execution of the plan.  Regardless of the intentions, the results were, nonetheless, ruthless and devastating. We can only hope that the government authorities continues to push back against this group and, eventually, lead to their defeat.

-Jaedyn Krebs-Carr

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