Saturday, 21 January 2012

Horror in Northern Nigeria As Bomb Blast Kills over 150 People including a TV Presenter-Video attached

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As reported, Enenche Akogwu a TV presenter who has been known to be courageous and professional lost his life in the recent Bomb attack that rocked the City of Kano Nigeria. Evidences gathered from different report indicates that over 150 people have been confirmed dead.
Adopted from Punch, Enenche Akogwu on his facebook wall wrote, " I still can not stand Boko Haram onslaught."
He said this after one of his friends teased him about being very prepared to face the Boko Haram Sect because he just finished a media training in Kenya that focused on covering conflict situations.
Just three month after the facebook post, the 31-year old Channel TV reported was consumed in Friday onslaught on Kano city by the dreaded sect.
He was described as a resourceful and fearless reporter, and had gone to cover the aftermath of the bomb blast, when he was felled by bullets.
Akogwu, who had returned to Kano, just two days before his death, has been described by his friends and colleagues as " a loss of one of the brightest Nigerian Youths and a reflection of how lives are poorly valued in the country."       
Enenche Akogwu
Also as reported by's website, Bomb attacks targeting security forces and gun battle killed at least 162 people in Nigeria's second-largest city of Kano, where bodies littered the streets on Sarturday. Some 20 huge blasts could be heard in the city as a suicide bomber struck a regional police head quarters and a car bomb rocked state police head quarters after the attacker fled and was shot dead, police source said. A number of other police post were targeted, including a secret police building, as well as immigration offices.
"We have been receiving dead bodies since last night from relief agencies involved in the evacuation of bodies," an official at the city's main morgue said on condition of anonymity.
"At this moment we have 162 bodies in the morgue, and this figure may change because bodies are still been brought," he added. It was also reported that around 100 people waited outside the morgue to collect their relatives remains. 
"The nature of these attacks has sickened people around the world," said British Foreign Secretary William Hague.
Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency on December 31 in parts of four four states hit by attacks attributed to Boko Haram, but Kano was not included.
The state of emergency has not stopped attacks and people are already living in fear as reported. 


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