Nigeria: Borno politician Gubio shot dead

Date: 29-01-2011 12:37 am (10 years ago) | Author: earthquake
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A candidate for governor in the north-eastern Nigerian state of Borno has been shot dead, officials say.

Modu Fannami Gubio and at least four other people, including a 10-year-old child, were killed by men on motorbikes after Friday prayers in Maiduguri city.

Mr Gubio was the candidate for the opposition All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP) in April's elections.

A BBC reporter says there are deep divisions within the ANPP over his selection to run for governor.

Similar ride-by attacks have been blamed on the Boko Haram sect, who have been targeting police and politicians.

But the BBC's Bilkisu Babangida in Maiduguri say politicians and the police believe this killing was politically motivated.

Our reporter says the attack happened as Mr Gubio left his father's home after Friday prayers.

He was talking to his supporters when two motorcyles, each with a driver and gunman, approached and shot into the crowd.

Five people, including Mr Gubio, were killed instantly and two other people are being treated in hospital, our correspondent says.

"Obviously it's a political assassination," Borno's police chief Mohammed Jinjiri Abubakar told AFP news agency.

People hid inside their homes and shops shut as police cordoned off large neighbourhoods searching for the killers of Mr Gubio, AP reports.

Nigeria's recent elections have been tarnished by fraud and violence.

Maiduguri has also experienced a string of assassinations in recent months blamed on the Boko Haram sect, which is known locally as the Taliban and wants to see Islamic law imposed across Nigeria.

The sect is opposed to Western education and accuses Nigeria's government of being corrupted by Western ideas.

Hundreds of people suspected of being Boko Haram members escaped from prison last September after gunmen attacked the jail where they were being held in the city.

Clashes in Maiduguri between Boko Haram and the police in July 2009 left hundreds of mainly sect members dead.

The violence began after the sect members attacked a police station in Maiduguri in 2009 and clashes spread to neighbouring areas.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12310536

Posted: at 29-01-2011 12:37 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
- apprehended at 29-01-2011 01:33 AM (10 years ago)
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i no surprise, des things happenz often.
Posted: at 29-01-2011 01:33 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dumosky2010 at 29-01-2011 04:51 AM (10 years ago)
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OMG>>>>can't believe this anymore
Posted: at 29-01-2011 04:51 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- absoul at 29-01-2011 04:57 AM (10 years ago)
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BORNO PART 1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
Posted: at 29-01-2011 04:57 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- truthisbitter at 29-01-2011 05:25 AM (10 years ago)
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NIGERIA`S POLITICS IS A FAILED ONE
Posted: at 29-01-2011 05:25 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- D-GodFather at 29-01-2011 06:21 AM (10 years ago)
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OH, HERE WE GO AGAIN.
Posted: at 29-01-2011 06:21 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ajanni at 29-01-2011 06:52 AM (10 years ago)
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this is becoming more serious now , and democracy seems to be at cross road so
Posted: at 29-01-2011 06:52 AM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- Marvellous1 at 29-01-2011 06:56 AM (10 years ago)
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North are the pple causing havoc in 9ija , wish they all fade away
Posted: at 29-01-2011 06:56 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- chimeskan at 29-01-2011 07:29 AM (10 years ago)
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hmmmmmmmm

Posted: at 29-01-2011 07:29 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- beyk at 29-01-2011 08:31 AM (10 years ago)
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Nigerian why is it the norterna like to shear bloods?obviously dis a disgrec to naija.the nort want to ton nig lik pakistan and alfganistan.
Posted: at 29-01-2011 08:31 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- purityjustice at 29-01-2011 10:41 AM (10 years ago)
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that's politics for you
Posted: at 29-01-2011 10:41 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- las007 at 29-01-2011 10:42 AM (10 years ago)
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who r d boko aram,?
Posted: at 29-01-2011 10:42 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- sixtyhoneyy at 29-01-2011 10:59 AM (10 years ago)
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hmmmm na wa oooo
Posted: at 29-01-2011 10:59 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mallorca at 29-01-2011 11:30 AM (10 years ago)
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naija politics of do or die affair

Posted: at 29-01-2011 11:30 AM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- mbasenmabel at 29-01-2011 11:33 AM (10 years ago)
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Kash,i hate this dirty thing called politics
Posted: at 29-01-2011 11:33 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- makanji at 29-01-2011 11:42 AM (10 years ago)
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God bless NIgeria
Posted: at 29-01-2011 11:42 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- japhethjeff at 29-01-2011 12:28 PM (10 years ago)
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yawa don gas
Posted: at 29-01-2011 12:28 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Ekaluv at 29-01-2011 01:13 PM (10 years ago)
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hmmmmm am short of words.
Posted: at 29-01-2011 01:13 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- kyensco87 at 29-01-2011 01:18 PM (10 years ago)
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dem don start again...April 2011, oya o.
Posted: at 29-01-2011 01:18 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- momomambo at 29-01-2011 02:50 PM (10 years ago)
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nawaoooo all this hudlums they are all loosers 4ever
Posted: at 29-01-2011 02:50 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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