21st June, 2012, Kaduna and Damaturu: After suicide assaulters lashed out on three churches on Sunday, more than hundred people have been killed in past three days in gun battles and sectarian encounters between insurgents and soldiers in two Nigerian cities – Kaduna and Damaturu.
In Kaduna, Christians struck back after the bombing which is allegedly executed by Boko Haram, an Islamic fundamentalist section. They burned down mosques and killed Muslims in that region.
In Damaturu, more than forty people (including 6 security personnel) have been shot down in a gun fight between insurgents and soldiers.
According to sources, 34 Boko Haram members were killed in the clash. The governments of Kaduna and Yobe have already declared a twenty-four hours curfew to bring the situation in control. People, who are trapped indoors, faced scarcity of water and food.
Nigeria’s top security chiefs told that they have headed to the conflict areas and had a firsthand assessment. They assured that the situation would be under control immediately. In Maiduguri, JTF (Joint Task Force) have alerted local residents about Boko Haram’s plan to engage in suicide bombing. Boko Haram, the radical group is trying to wage civil war and form an Islamic government in Nigeria.