Unknown gunmen attack Muslim worshippers in Yobe

Published 7 years ago by: Paddy Hayes
at 05:27 AM, 29/05/2012 (7 years ago)

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Unknown gunmen on Sunday shot Muslim worshippers outside the home of a cleric, killing at least two persons and injuring others, the military authority and residents confirmed yesterday.
The attack in Potiskum, Yobe State, occurred outside the cleric’s home, but it was not clear whether he was around at the time of the shooting.
Residents said he was on the scene of the attack but he was not harmed. The military authority said he was out of town.
The cleric is said to be a critic of the Boko Haram sect. He has also reportedly decried a military Joint Task Force (JTF) in the area over a recent attack that resulted in the destruction of the city’s cattle market, leaving at least 34 people dead.
“Some unknown gunmen attacked Shia worshippers this evening, killing one and injuring four,” the commander of the JTF, Col. Dahiru Abdussalam, told reporters.
He went on: “Soldiers and policemen were deployed in the area and they cordoned it off with the intention of arresting the gunmen.”
Residents and a nurse said two people were killed and five injured, adding that the cleric’s brother and driver were killed.
“The incident occurred around 6:30 when the cleric was leading his followers in the evening prayers.
“The gunmen came in four cars. Apparently, the cleric was their target, but they mistook his brother for him because of their resemblance. They shot him dead and his driver was also killed,” a resident said.
He said the “attackers then opened fire on the worshippers after which they entered their cars and drove away.”
A nurse at a Potiskum hospital confirmed that two dead bodies were brought along with five wounded victims, all with gunshot wounds.
via The Nation    http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/news/48150-unknown-gunmen-attack-muslim-worshippers-in-yobe.html

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Solidstonez at 06:08 AM, 29/05/2012 (7 years ago)
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ajanni at 07:41 AM, 29/05/2012 (7 years ago)
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Another fresh problems looming over there
Larrykingomoj at 09:18 PM, 30/05/2012 (7 years ago)
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Who can teach these senseless people that the solution in the killing and bombing of Innocent people.
Larrykingomoj at 09:20 PM, 30/05/2012 (7 years ago)
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The solution is not in the killing and bombing of Innocent people and places of worship.
zeigbo at 09:37 PM, 30/05/2012 (7 years ago)
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This people no dey tire Huh?

richi192 at 03:48 PM, 28/06/2012 (7 years ago)
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if only dis is true tnk God is now Muslim by dis tym Smiley

witus24 at 10:32 AM, 18/07/2012 (7 years ago)
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am surprise at some ppl what do u gain by saying thank God is muslim .
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