Breaking News: Suicide Car Bomb Kills Five At Police Headquarters Maiduguri

Must Read

PDP Wins Rerun House Of Representatives Election In Bauchi

The candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Madaki Gololo, has been declared winner of Saturday’s rerun elections...

APC Wins House Of Representatives Seat In Cross River

Alex Egbonna of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been declared the winner of the House of Representatives election...

Nigerian Minister Appoints Daughter As Special Assistant

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen, has appointed her daughter, Violet Osunde, as a special...

Nigerians React As Leah Sharibu Delivers Baby Boy In Boko Haram Camp

Nigerians have reacted to reports that kidnapped schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, gave birth to a baby boy for a top...

Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 26th January 2020

  Leah Sharibu Delivers Baby Boy For Top Boko Haram Commandant Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram insurgents,...
Information Nigeria
Information Nigeria is Nigeria's No.1 Information Portal.

A suicide car bomb outside police headquarters in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri has killed at least five people, police say.

Following the blast, security forces in the city stormed a suspected hideout of the Islamist Boko Haram group, prompting a fierce gun battle, police sources told the BBC.

There is a huge security presence in Maiduguri, which is the stronghold of Boko Haram.

No group has yet claimed the attack.

However, Boko Haram – whose name means “No to Western education” – has targeted police stations, schools and other government buildings in the last 21 months.

The group wants to impose Sharia law across Nigeria.

Toll may rise

“Many people, mostly members of the police which include men and women were killed in the explosion,” eyewitness Ali Alhaji told Reuters.

Security sources said the death toll may rise.

Five people were killed – the bomber, one policeman and three civilians, a police spokesman in Maiduguri told the BBC.

Twelve people were injured, five of them police, he added.

Boko Haram first came to prominence in 2009 when hundreds of its followers were killed when they attacked police stations in Maiduguri.

Its founder, Mohammed Yusuf, was arrested but died in police custody.

In 2010 the group started to stage drive-by shootings on government targets in revenge for his killing.

Last year, it carried out suicide bombings on high-profile targets such as the headquarters of the UN and police in the capital, Abuja.

Boko Haram said it carried out a suicide bomb attack last Sunday on a church in Bauchi city which killed 12 people, the BBC’s Will Ross in Lagos reports.

A spokesman for the group issued a statement this week rejecting the idea of peace talks with the government, he adds.

Source: BBC News



- Advertisement -


  1. This Country belongs to all of us and we must take care of it. The Boko Haram leaders and followers should realise that they have a stake in Nigerias future they should therefore not pull it down. Please let Save Nigeria.

  2. “Boco Haram = “No western education” …..the only true way a murderous and cowardly group like these idiots are to survive is to deny their own people an education – they know, as we all do that education empowers society and these losers seem to think that denying education will keep Nigerians down ……Think again ass holes ….. all u Muslim extremists are going be seared into the pavement when we nuke your cowardly asses – Take note Iran and especially the Assad regime …we have over 3000 ICBM’s and we are just itching to pull the trigger …..YOU ARE COWARDS AND YOU WILL DIE LIKE COWARDS!!!!\


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -