Angry Borno Youths Chase Rescue Workers Away

Angry Borno Youths Chase Rescue Workers Away
Chris Steven, Abuja
Following an early morning suicide bomb attack on Monday at Londonciki-Simari area of Maiduguri, Borno State which left eight people dead, a mob have attacked officials of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency  (SEMA), who were on rescue mission at the scene of a suicide bomb attack .
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the incident occurred when youths in the area attacked the SEMA Emergency Rapid Response team dispatched to evacuate corpses and render assistance to the blast victims.
The youths were said to be angered by recent spate of suicide bombings in Maiduguri.
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.