Maiduguri Blast Update: Angry Youths Attack Rescue Team
They are aggrieved by the spate of Boko Haram bombings in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.
They vented their anger on officials of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), who were on rescue mission at the scene of the latest suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri.
The incident occurred at Londonciki-Simari area of Maiduguri, where a female suicide bomber attacked a mosque, killing eight worshippers while 15 others sustained injuries.
The youths, who attacked the SEMA Emergency Rapid Response team dispatched to evacuate corpses and render assistance to the blast victims, were said to have been violent and uncontrollable.
Some of them chanted slogans against relief officials, saying, “leave, we do not need your assistance”.
The youths, armed with club and sticks, smashed one of SEMA vehicles and prevented the team from carrying out its mission.
It took the intervention of members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) to rescue the SEMA officials.
An official of the state emergency agency, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed the incident, but said only their vehicle was damaged.