Boko Haram makes bloody mark again

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AFTER hibernating for five years, Boko Haram shattered the relative peace of the North-East again at the weekend, making a bloody mark on Gwoza in southern Borno State. The insurgents let loose young female suicide bombers in the state. The cost is heavy: 18 slaughtered and 42 injured. The death toll hit 20 on Monday. This is a harsh reminder that Islamic terrorism is still deeply rooted in the North-East despite the pretentiousness in government.

The attacks on Gwoza bore all the toxic imprimatur of Boko Haram. They were well coordinated, catching the security teams off-guard. A female suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device at a wedding on Saturday, wreaking mass mayhem. This triggered other calculated convulsions near the General Hospital. As the weary residents began burying the dead, another suicide bomber hit them at the funeral.

This is most callous, but it is the way terrorists operate for maximum impact: when you least expect it. Women and children were the worst hit. In Pulka, a suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint the same day. Two farmers were incinerated on Sunday when an IED exploded on the Kekeno-Cross Kauwa and Monguno Highway.

In the past 10 years, Boko Haram and its splinter force, ISWAP, have rendered the Biu-Maiduguri Highway unsafe. On June 24, terrorists kidnapped a Borno State High Court judge, Haruna Mshelia, his wife, driver, and a police detail there.

Like other terror-afflicted countries, Nigeria is paying a huge price.

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