And the jihadists released a video in which they’re screaming “Allahu akbar” while murdering people at a school dormitory. Not that this has anything to do with Islam. The members of Boko Haram are all, to a man, mentally ill– right?
“Nigeria’s Gombe city hit by bus blast,” BBC, December 22, 2014:
At least 20 people have been killed in a bombing at a bus station in Gombe city in north-eastern Nigeria, emergency workers say.
Body parts lay scattered across the scene after the explosion near a bus filling up with passengers, they said.
Militant Islamist group Boko Haram is waging an insurgency in the area.
Meanwhile, a video purportedly released by the group shows dozens of people being executed at a school dormitory after they were made to lay face down.
There is no independent confirmation that Boko Haram produced the video. It is unclear where or when it was shot.
But the video bears Boko Haram’s insignia and shows gun-wielding men chanting “Allah is great” and speaking in the Kanuri language associated with the group’s fighters, says BBC Nigeria analyst Jimeh Saleh.
Militants from Boko Haram, which means “Western education is forbidden”, often attack educational establishments.
Red Cross official Abubakar Adamu Gombe told the BBC Hausa service that he expected the number of people killed by the explosion in Gombe to rise.
Eighteen people had been rushed to hospital with serious injuries, he said.
Government official Mato Yakubu said the blast occurred at 10:50 local time (09:50 GMT), as people were climbing on to a nearby bus at the Dukku bus park, AFP news agency reports….
The group launched its insurgency in 2009 to create an Islamic state in the region….