4 traders killed in Yola

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Less than 24 hours after gunmen attacked muslim worshippers in Potiskum, another set of gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead four traders from the mainly Christian Igbo ethnic group in north eastern Nigeria on Monday, residents said.

Islamist group Boko Haram has carried out scores of shootings and bomb attacks in northern Nigeria, but it was not immediately clear who was behind Monday’s killings in the city of Yola, the capital of Adamawa state.

Police could not be reached for comment.

“Two men riding a motorcycle came by some shops owned by Igbo traders,” one resident said.

“They shot dead the four men chatting outside their closed shops around 3:30 pm. Igbos in the city had refused to open their shops in protest over the killing of a bartender in a beer parlour last night by some gunmen.”

In January, gunmen opened fire on worshippers at a church in Yola, killing at least eight people.

Boko Haram’s insurgency has taken more than 1,000 lives since mid-2009.


  1. Gerry

    The security situation can improve if people are security conscious.. Government should legiitimize the use of guns to known citizens for self defense…people should also wear bullet proof vests…there is no prize to human life and we must sacrifice to protect it..igbos should form vigilante group and youths must be members they should also form a closd communication network.

  2. Adekanbi adeyinka

    i weep 4 my country, nigeria…God i will not ask u why bt i pray to u, please my God wot so ever the matter could b shower ur peace to this country 4 we know u re the most high… If truly u re a believer stop criticism as it would not help bt all talks should be directed to him, lord nd i believe the God i serve because he is all-knower!

  3. A Garba

    Pls, What are U turning our country 2. it’s high time 4 us 2 exbit a cordial relationship…enough is enough.

  4. Unanka Henry

    Oh, have Ndigbo done again? To must killed the Biz guys. Hausa Fulanis, enough is enough.

  5. onyii

    ukpana okpoko gburu, nti chiri ya. A fly that doesnt have an advisor follows a corpse to d grave. Food for thought for those of you still cohabitting with beasts. No tears

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