3 July 2012

Nigeria: 14 Workers Killed in Maiduguri

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Conflict in Nigeria.

Tragedy stuck yesterday night in Bolori Ward of Maiduguri Metropolitan council (MMC) when about 14 people, including some factory workers who were working at the Maiduguri Central Mosque opposite the Palace of the Shehu of Borno, which is under construction, were killed by unidentified men.

According to sources within the area, the attackers who numbered about 30 persons came to their compound which is popularly known as 'Civilian barrack' around 12:30am with dangerous weapons before embarking on room-to-room killings, robbed the victims of their belongings such as money, handsets and electronics.

When our correspondent visited the area yesterday, the whole place was deserted except members of the Joint Task Force {JTF] which had already cordoned off the area, as most of the victims were non-natives, mostly from Adamawa State.

A witness told LEADERSHIP that she saw one of the victims crying and begging the hoodlums not to kill him, as he was prepared to give them any amount of money they wanted, but the hit-men still killed him even after collecting his money.

"It was a shock to see a human being been slaughtered like an animal," she said.

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