Female Suicide Bomber Strikes, Many Feared Killed
A woman suicide bomber from a Pakistan separatist group killed four people, including three Chinese nationals, in an attack on a minibus carrying staff from a Beijing cultural program at Karachi University on Tuesday.
The Baloch Liberation Army — one of several groups fighting for independence in Pakistan’s biggest province — claimed responsibility, saying it was their first suicide attack by a woman assailant.
Chinese targets have regularly been attacked by separatists from Balochistan, where Beijing is involved in huge infrastructure projects as part of its Belt and Road Initiative.
CCTV footage broadcast by local channels showed a woman standing near the gate of a Confucius Institute — the cultural program that China operates at universities around the world — as a minibus pulls up.
When the vehicle gets to within a meter she turns her back on it and detonates a bomb strapped to her body.
Over 3000 Yoruba Indigenes Displaced In Akwa Ibom Crises
Over 3,000 Ilaje residents of Eket and adjoining councils of Akwa Ibom State have been displaced following a clash between the Ilaje (Yoruba) and their Ibeno hosts.
The incident which occurred last Tuesday led to the loss of life and destruction of houses, outboard engines, cars and other valuables belonging to the Ilaje, who are mostly fishermen.
The injured were admitted at the Emmanuel General hospital and various hospitals in Eket, it was learnt.
Our correspondent visited some spots where the victims were taking refuge.
It was observed that the victims, mostly women, and children, were hanging around petrol stations, churches and uncompleted buildings in Eket and its environs.
One of the Yoruba leaders, Mr. Golden Ogungbemi, said, “There has not been any effort to reach us through relief materials. We want the government to set up a peace panel through which we can be rehabilitated.
The federal government through the National Emergency Management Agency as well as the Akwa Ibom State government should please come to our rescue,” he said.
Source: The Nation