Insecurity in Kano and the Recent Kaduna Bombings
by Musa Atiku
In the last four years, suicide bombing has become one of the avowed weapons of the right wing Boko Haram insurgency campaign in Nigeria, especially in the northern part of Nigeria. In the past, we have had suicide bombers detonating strapped bomb in the Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, Niger, Bornu, Adamawa, Yobe, Plateau, Kaduna and Kano States killing hundreds of innocent people in the process. Whereas in most of the instances where bombs were sporadically detonated, the political colouration and perceived intents were vague in contents as per those targeted, the July 23, 2014 twin-suicide bombings in Kaduna state and the July 27 & 28, 2014 Kano carnages appeared to have a different colouration from the usual suicide bombings. Musa Atiku places the two events into proper perspectives.