Protests In Maiduguri Over Insecurity, Boko Haram Penetration, Government Denial



The residents of Jiddari Polo area of Maiduguri took street protests to the authorities Thursday over what they regarded as the continued insecurity of the capital against Boko Haram attacks.

The protests were responded to by the Deputy governor of the State who promised to take their complaints to the military.

The frustrated residents complained that there was no security presence at the capital boundaries and that the terrorists were still in formations close to the capital, able to launch further attacks.

The residents also complained about the government’s false media propaganda of safety and the military denial of the truth of their situation and the nature of the successful Boko Haram attacks on them three days ago.

Images from Attack: House where people were locked in and burned to death

Images from Attack: House where people were locked in and burned to death

Click here for witness accounts, more images of attack on Maiduguri

Over 100 people were killed in the capital when Boko Haram insurgents penetrated the town. The terrorists crossed a protective ditch and killed dozens in a well coordinated and organized terror mission before retreating.

There is still no military presence at the ditch site where the terrorists invaded the city through.

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