- Posted June 19, 2012 by
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Riot in Northern Nigeria - Damaturu in commotion
civil war going on right now in Damaturu , Yobe state in Nigeria .
Residents and security sources fear that many people might have been killed or injured in the violence.
In Damaturu, the explosions were heard at an outskirts settlement Pompomari,and within central city of Damaturu .
Witnesses said the encounter in Damaturu re- started again around 6am after yesterday's explosion and bombing which lasted for more than 4 hours, sounds of explosions and gunfire rent the air and thick smoke billow into the sky.
Eye witness said. I was rattled…in fact all of us in the neighborhood started wailing and crying but the sound of the gunshots continued unabated,” he said.
Update : Fresh violence breaks out in Tudun Wada, Kaduna. Residents flee to safety. Army helicopters hover over Kaduna Nigeria