Boko Haram gunmen kill 2 Igbo traders, muslim cleric

Date: 12-02-2012 11:50 pm (10 years ago) | Author: culbert amaraegbu
- at 12-02-2012 11:50 PM (10 years ago)

Gunmen have shot dead two Igbo Christian traders in Potiskum,Yobe state amid a wave of violence blamed on Islamist group Boko Haram. The killing was done yesterday, according to the AFP.

The victims, who were brothers, owned a prominent shop in the city, which has been repeatedly struck by violence blamed on the Islamist sect.

“The two gunmen dressed in white robes arrived at the shop,” said market trader Kabir Ahmed. “They produced rifles from under their robes and shot the two traders dead.”

A police source who requested anonymity confirmed the killings and that of a Muslim cleric in the city late Friday.

Security sources have previously told AFP that a group of gunmen linked to Boko Haram has carried out targeted killings in the city in recent weeks.

A church guard in Potiskum was shot dead on January 30 after suspected members of the Islamist group on January 11 killed four Christians in the city who, like Saturday’s victims, were members of the Igbo tribe.

The Igbo ethnic group is overwhelmingly Christian and its members generally originate from the country’s east.

Boko Haram has repeatedly targeted Christians, notably in coordinated attacks on Christmas Day.

The group has also killed Muslim clerics who publicly criticised its extremist tactics, but its recent assaults have primarily been directed at the police and other symbols of authority.

Few analysts see Boko Haram as a cohesive group. It is believed to have a series of factions, including a hardcore Islamist cell.

Boko Haram has killed more than 200 people already this year, according to Human Rights Watch.

The Igbo nationalist group, MASSOB, has urged Igbo traders to leave the North.

Posted: at 12-02-2012 11:50 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- Solidstonez at 29-04-2012 12:47 PM (10 years ago)
what wrong with these ppl for heaven sake they should stop all this killing Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry

Posted: at 29-04-2012 12:47 PM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- Ciousman at 9-05-2012 01:46 PM (10 years ago)

Posted: at 9-05-2012 01:46 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
- dickman2 at 20-07-2012 08:47 PM (10 years ago)
boko haram wetin be una problem..nawa for una oooh..hmmmmmmmmmmmm,,
Posted: at 20-07-2012 08:47 PM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- dickman2 at 23-07-2012 08:16 PM (10 years ago)
 Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 23-07-2012 08:16 PM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- chicco77 at 11-09-2012 05:51 PM (10 years ago)
Posted: at 11-09-2012 05:51 PM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero


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