Boko Haram consistently attacks practices, institutions, and people who would interfere with their intention of imposing Sharia.
They believe they can create paradise if they kill enough people who stand in its way. But they always simply wind up with a trail of dead bodies. “Churches, police targeted in Nigeria attacks,” from Agence France-Presse, November 5 (thanks to Dumbledoresarmy):
Bomb and gun attacks in Nigeria’s north-eastern city of Damaturu – targeting police stations and churches – have left dozens of people dead and at least 100 injured, witnesses said on Saturday.
The attackers bombed the city’s police headquarters, three other police stations and several churches in the city late on Friday, after similar raids were carried out in another city that had already been the target of attacks by an Islamist sect.
A lawyer who visited Damaturu government hospital on Saturday looking for a missing friend said he counted 60 bodies in the morgue.
“I have seen 60 dead bodies in the hospital, all brought in yesterday from the attacks,” the lawyer, who asked not be named, said.
“I am here to look for my friend who didn’t return home yesterday.”
He said anxious relatives were flooding into the hospital in search of loved ones.
A senior local government official in the city, who said he did not have permission to speak to the media, sad the hospital was full to the brim with the injured following the late Friday bombings and gun attacks.
“The general hospital is full with people who were injured in the attack. If I say there are hundreds injured, it’s not an over-estimation. Everywhere is full with the injured,” he said, without giving a death toll.
The authorities were not immediately available to comment.
Probably kind of busy with all those murders.