Boko Haram Suicide Bombing Kills 32, Wounds 80

Boko Haram Suicide Bombing Kills 32, Wounds 80 November 18, 2015

Photo Source: Flickr Creative Commons by AK Rockefeller
Photo Source: Flickr Creative Commons by AK Rockefeller

Boko Haram used a suicide bombing to kill 32 people and wound 80 others in northern Nigeria yesterday. The attack occurred at a truck stop.

Nigeria’s military has reported that it has stopped several suicide bombers recently. It has also killed and captured militants and destroyed Boko Haram camps.

If this is true, it is a huge step forward and a big change for Nigeria whose military has often seemed to be colluding with the terrorist group. However, analysts says that Nigeria’s military is not able to hold ground. It takes an area and the muslim extremists move somewhere else. Twenty thousand Nigerians have been killed by Boko Haram in the last six years.

From Fox News:

A night-time suicide bombing blamed on Boko Haram extremists killed 32 people and wounded 80 Tuesday at a truck stop in northeastern Nigeria, an emergency official said.

Tuesday night’s blast breaks a three-week hiatus in bombings after a string of suicide attacks culminated in twin explosions in mosques in two northeastern cities that killed 42 people and wounded more than 100 on Oct. 23.

One of the mosques attacked was in Yola, capital of Adamawa state, where the insurgents struck again. It was the third suicide bombing in as many months in a city overflowing with some of the 2.3 million refugees driven from their homes by the Islamic uprising.

At least 32 people were killed and about 80 wounded victims were evacuated to hospitals after Tuesday night’s blast, coordinator Sa’ad Bello of the National Emergency Management Agency told the AP.





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17 responses to “Boko Haram Suicide Bombing Kills 32, Wounds 80”

  1. It almost seems as if those terrorist groups are competing to see who can kill the most people in one attack! How does anyone who claims to be part of the human race justify such practices??

  2. How does anyone who claims to be part of the human race justify such practices??

    “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it with religious conviction.”

    – Blaise Pascal

  3. Boko Haram is one of the worst groups in the company of the worst groups. They are the ones who kidnapped and SOLD 200 school girls last year.
    Our foreign policy is encouraging them to thrive. We need to back up local governments.
    With a caliphate established it is only a matter of time till we have to fight them head on. I hope by then we have another Charles Martel or Reyes Católicos, or Prince Juan of Austria to lead us as our current leader isn’t up to the job.

  4. PS, this article might be interesting.
    Isis, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Abu Sayaf, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, etc, are all warriors who want to take over the world and are willing to do anything to win the war against us!
    They think the Twelfth Imam will come back when they battle the infidel at the end of the world. Remember, they really believe this.

  5. Thanks, AnneG. That article was very interesting. What is unfortunate is that they do really believe what they believe!

  6. I don’t know. Stalin starved 2-7 million Ukranians to death by confiscating their crops in 1932-33. On purpose.
    Mao killed 45 million people by starvation, beatings, slavery, and execution in just 4 years.
    Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge killed over 2 million people, 25% of the population of Cambodia.
    They were all committed ATHEISTS, IslandBrewer.
    Now, if you call socialism a religion, I guess you are right. I call it an ideology.
    Otherwise, they are just committed murderers.
    ISIS is following the instructions of their founder, founding a caliphate and taking over the world. They are having some success in killing people for their ideology.
    Christians do not do that.

  7. You mean during World War II, where the Japanese govt declared war on the US and attacked the US fleet, bombing Pearl Harbor?
    I know that was a snarky comment, but it is also unintelligent and illogical.

  8. The correct answer is that a land invasion would have cost many times the death toll of the two bombs combined. Americans killed was estimated up to 800,000, more likely in the range of 300 to 400 thousand. That’s killed. Total casualties would be much higher, and the death toll for the Japanese could be up to 10 million. There is, I believe, a discussion to be had in use of the atomic bomb, but the number of casualties is not part of that discussion.

    Personnel at the Navy Department estimated that the total losses to America would be between 1.7 and 4 million with 400,000 to 800,000 deaths. The same department estimated that there would be up to 10 million Japanese casualties. The ‘Los Angeles Times’ estimated that America would suffer up to 1 million casualties.

  9. Human beings have been killing each other since time began, unfortunately. Those that do so always have what they believe to be a “good reason”. Need to comment on the atheists…..not all leaders who commit to killing those that disagree with them, are atheists—-many religious leaders have done so also—-like those in ISIL. There are many very good folks, leaders included, who do not believe in a higher power or belong to a specific faith.

  10. The standard rationale is that the bombs were a necessary evil in order to efficiently end the war and save American lives. There is evidence that other factors were involved such as the desire to demonstrate the weapons and the willingness to use them, especially to the Soviet Union.

  11. What all these people have in common is not atheism, they were dictators/despots that took religion away from the people as a means of oppression. Like, Kim Jong Il in N. Korea, they wanted the people to worship them as gods. That is not atheism.

  12. Stalin did not want worship, nor Hitler, Pol Pot, or Mao. They wanted complete control and obedience, the logical end to a socialist system. They were atheists. Please look at history. In each of those countries you lost employment, housing, and, even your life for practicing your religion. The Orthodox Church in the Soviet Union existed with the elderly.
    Some of the Nazi leadership and, to an extent, Hitler, himself, were interested in the occult and paganism. That’s not why they killed people.
    Each of the others are the same.
    The cult of personality in North Korea does not preclude their atheism. They are not allowed to practice any religion.
    Why do you insist on denying the horrendous murder rate of atheist regimes?
    There is just nothing in any way comparable when motivated by religion.

  13. PS, the most effective killers in history occurred in the 20th century.
    Conquering, warrior Muslims do kill people as do others as you said.
    However, the simple, historical fact is that atheists have been much more effective and efficient and deadly than any religious group, ever.
    Even the Romans, who could be vicious were not as murderous.
    Nor were the Aztecs in Mexico. They captured live hostages in order to sacrifice them, cutting out their beating hearts, and did it every single day.
    Atheism in the 20th century raised that to a new, more deadly, level, using all available technology to annihilate as many people as possible.
    Some atheists are good people and can be honest.
    The best foundation is a moral one, based on a sincere belief and accountability to God.

  14. Attempting to say that not all atheist world leaders are evil—not all atheists are evil. I know more than “some” good atheists. That’s all. Morals can be taught without a particular faith. I know this from life experiences.