Islamist group Boko Haram attacked a town hall Today in Adamawa state killing at least 20 people who had gathered for a meeting.
The attack at noon targeted a town hall where Christian Igbo people were holding a meeting, with gunmen chanting “God is great” as they fired rifles.
The attack occurred in Mubi in Adamawa state as Igbo traders held a meeting before opening up their shops for business, local police commissioner Ade T. Shinaba said.
“We started hearing many gunshots through the windows,” said Okey Raymond, 48, who attended the meeting. “Everyone scampered for safety, but the gunmen chanted: ‘God is great God is great’ while shooting at us.”
Raymond said he hid under a table and escaped out a back door. The gunmen also carried knives and machetes, the police commissioner said.
No arrests have been made in the attack, which left at least another 15 people wounded.
Friday’s attack comes after gunmen attacked a church in the northeast Nigeria city of Gombe during a prayer service Thursday night, spraying the congregation with gunfire and killing at least eight people including the pastor’s wife, local medical officials said.
Boko Haram spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attacks in Gombe and Mubi.
“We want to prove to the federal government of Nigeria that we can always change our tactics,” the spokesman said.
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Lalaland | 1/6/2012 12:39:53 PM
So na war be this or what?!?
Lalaland | 1/6/2012 12:42:44 PM |
Buffalo face BADLUCK Jonasheit what are you doing to stop this nonsense? Isn’t it about time you ask for help from other countries cos it seems you can’t handle this nonsense happening!
lolo | 1/6/2012 12:48:27 PM |
why won’t the ibos in igbo land kill the hausas/muslims in the East? just lik Orji kalu did in d past, for every one ibo person killed in the north 10 will be killed in d East or are they waiting for Badluck Jonathan?
Lalaa | 1/6/2012 1:00:52 PM |
Why na ALWAYS igbos and hausas always fighting and killing each other sef?! Heiii Lolo I am a man wey no like violence o… Make BADLUCK ask for help for nah this is now ridiculous!!!
Ghost | 1/6/2012 2:39:05 PM |
Badluck Egbere Jonathan… Spirit of those that died in the struggle go continue dey hunt you and the rest of your family… since your Godfather don mute your mouth and your head don die to take decision…sit down look na dog name.
Sly | 1/6/2012 12:59:32 PM
What’s going on in Nigeria at the moment is a very sad situation,and with the look of things our rulers are not doing anything to save the situation.The whole world is frawning.
Sly | 1/6/2012 1:11:48 PM |
Some people will be regretting the fact that the federal capital was re-located to the north-that’s if they have any conscience at all.Goodness!! Which way Nigeria?Lord have mercy on your people.
Glad | 1/6/2012 1:03:44 PM
We should pray harder 4 God intervention
dadada | 1/6/2012 1:08:25 PM
the time has come to fight back and fight we must
Chakachaka | 1/6/2012 1:12:37 PM
My opinion is all southerners should vacate the North immediately. Gboko is getting bolder. The Mosques should be decimated since the Govt and the traditional rulers do not want to do anything to curb these people. Nigeria as a state is in a state of emergency. The s****d stogies in the presidency, the so called Federal house and senate as well as the various State Governments are in hiding and their constituents are perishing. Gboko has declare an all out war and people should respond. AAh AAH!! Where is the UN or is it just mere condemnation that we should get? The situation is out of hands and Nigeria is looking like Sudan now. A petition should be sent to the Arab leaders and the international organizations. What happened to co-existence for heaven’s sake? Saudi Arabia should speak to these things that are misrepresenting their religion. Civilization started in Egypt which is principally a Muslim country so I do not understand these Gboko people. My people escape while you have your life. You can rebuild elsewhere but Northern Nigeria.
MADAM | 1/6/2012 1:16:49 PM
Please are these Boko Haram people invincible ? or do they come through the air attack and afterwards fly through the air ? This was the same thing that led to the Biafrian war, they are at it again. I weak for Nigeria ! Once again mother nature is still biting her finger of regret for giving birth to this country NIGERIA.
Chakachaka | 1/6/2012 1:22:24 PM
The other day, the head of the Niger Delta militants said they are respecting the Presidency otherwise they will attack. Are you only interested in history having it that someone from Niger Delta was once a president? What is the legacy GEJ will leave when a rag tag army is doing as it pleases in the North. Frankly I am so tired of this mess. One thing I know is that this war they have called for will be thoroughly finnaced. The era of the “no victor no vanquished” is over rather there will be a victor this time and I gurantee you the aggressor may not come out of this unscathed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jesus christ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BIAFRA | 1/6/2012 1:26:30 PM
THE NORTH HAS LOST POWER IN NIGERIA AND ITS UNBELIEVABLE. THEY CANT DO WITHOUT POWER, BECAUSE THEY ARE LAZY AND DOCILE. NOW THEY ARE READY FOR WAR. THEY WANT TO THROW THE NATION INTO WAR, KILL JONATHAN AND TAKE OVER. THEY DONT WANT TO WAIT FOR ANOTHER 4 YEARS. NOW THEY ARE SAYING IN 4 YEARS POER DOES TO IGBOS. WHICH MEANS NO HOPE FOR THEM EVEN IN 15 YEARS. BABANGIDA, ATIKU, BUHARI, SULTAN AND ALL THE NORTHERN COALITION HAVE DECIDED THAT THEY HAVE TO CAUSE TROUBLE TO HELP THEM ACHIEVE IT. SO THEY CREATED BOKO HARAM. THEY HAVE PURCHASED ENOUGH BOMBS AND ARMS. THEY ARE READY, BUT CHRISTIANS ARE DELAYING THEM. LAST CHRISTMAS WAS TARGETED AS THE BEGINNING OF THE WAR, BECAUSE THEY EXPECTED RETALIATION. NOW THAT PEOPLE DIDNT DO REPRISALS THEY ARE NOT HAPPY. SO THEY WANT MORE PROVOCATION TO ANGER THE CHRISTIANS TO SCREAM FOUL. NOW THE TARGET. NIGER DELTA MAN IS THE PRESIDENT. IGBOS HAVE BEEN DENIED, YET IGBO BLOOD IS BEING SPILLED ALL THE TIME. THEY FEEL IGBS WILL HAVE THE COURAGE TO RETALIATE, SO THAT THE WAR CAN START. JONATHAN BEING f*****h ENOUGH, INSTEAD OF DEALING WITH THIS FIRST WENT AND REMOVED SUBSIDY. PART OF THOSE ADVISING HIM TO REMOVE SUBSIDY ARE NOTHERNERS THAT KNEW THAT IT WILL BACK FIRE AND CONSUME HIM.
Lalaland | 1/6/2012 1:35:18 PM |
I hate war o!!!
Chakachaka | 1/6/2012 2:12:12 PM |
I like ur sense of humor but frankly if anything happens to any of my people in the north, I will arrange a drive by!
carol | 1/6/2012 1:32:16 PM
how are we sure that GEJ is not behind this boko haram becos he is not doing anything about the situation neither is he bodered.Ocultic BEJ are u sent from hell to destroy Nigeria?just wait and see how u will end up,wolve in sheep clothing.
MUSA | 1/6/2012 2:32:11 PM
Boko haran are just devils and their end destination is HELL,NOBODY can fight for God.The are devilish.God is love and not a killer or destroyer of soul and God does not support killing fellow humanbeings.Boko Haran is devil servants.They are cowards as they wait for darkness to fall and go to kill the people.What happens to Human rights?Right to choice of religionGani Adam over to you..
Lind@isT | 1/6/2012 2:36:42 PM
MAY THE SOULS OF THE DEPARTED
HAUNT THEM (Boko Haram) DAY & NIGHT….
Lind@isT | 1/6/2012 2:37:18 PM
MAY THE SOULS OF THE DEPARTED
HAUNT THEM (Boko Haram) DAY & NIGHT….