Press Statement: Fatal bomb blasts in Chibok
27 January 2016
We have gotten news of fatal bomb blasts in from our contacts in Chibok earlier today, Wednesday 27 January 2016.
Today marked the reopening of a the market that had been closed down for a long while due to the security situation. Two suicide bombers detonated at the market, and another at a military checkpoint, killing eleven, and many more injured as reported by 12.20 pm. The third suicide bomber was tracked and shot down before detonating. He reports that they were five suicide bombers sent on the nefarious mission. It is reported that there is presently a curfew in Chibok in order to track them down.
This happened in a town already traumatised by the tragedy of the still missing 219 schoolgirls makes our movement very sorrowful.
We commiserate with the families of the victims, whose identity is yet to be established.
We commend the military/security forces for their proactive action. Such response is important in alleviating the trauma of a community who has its daughters abducted by terrorists for 653 days.
We are aware that the military has good presence in the town but we would like to encourage even more surveillance to prevent as much as possible any recurrence.
We urge them to keep up the good work, and make the most of these available leads in improving security of life and property, tackle the and end the insurgency.