At least 14 people have been killed in a busy city bar – Mubi in northeastern Nigeria, a bomb while customers were watching football game on TV, the Nigerian press has reported, pointing to the terrorist group Boko Haram as responsible for the attack. The bar was near a military base in the town, located in Adamawa State, which together with the Borno and Yobe neighbors live hit by the terrorist group activity. The attack occurred at 19:00, shortly before the curfew for months in the region by the authorities to combat the actions of the fundamentalists was activated.
Some locals claim to have seen at least 60 bodies, reports the online version of the local newspaper Punch. The attack has not been claimed so far, though, the area has occurred and features, seems to be the work of Boko Haram. According to initial reports, and despite being the bar area with a large military presence, all the casualties of the pump would be civilians.
Police reported the arrest of two alleged perpetrators of the attack, one of whom died in the hospital shortly after his arrest, due to injuries from the explosion, reports Punch. This new action occurs after Boko Haram armed militants murdered on Sunday shot several people in three villages in the state of Borno, where the group has its spiritual and operations base.
Also on Sunday, the Ministry of Defence of Cameroon announced that its troops have killed more than 40 members of Boko Haram in an operation carried out along the border between the two countries. The military operation was revealed shortly after Boko Haram deliver the Cameroonian authorities to the three foreigners – two religious Italian and a Canadian – that the sect had kidnapped since April.
The Cameroonian government has not made public until now if they have paid a ransom for the release of the hostages, who were kidnapped in northern Cameroon, near the border with Nigeria. The actions of the radicals have recently sparked outrage across the world, after kidnapping last April 14 more than 200 girls from a school in Borno. The children are still held despite international pressure for his release.
The group has killed in recent weeks to around 300 people in northwestern Nigeria. Boko Haram, which in local language means ” non- Islamic education is a sin “, struggle to impose an Islamic state in Nigeria, a country with a Muslim majority in the north and predominantly Christian south. Since the police ended in 2009 with the then leader and founder of Boko Haram, Mohammed Yusuf, the radicals held a bloody campaign that has left more than 4,000 dead.