This Day (Lagos)

16 April 2014

Nigeria: 18 Traders Killed By Boko Haram On Borno Highway

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have killed 18 traders returning from a local market on Borno highways.

It was gathered that the sect attacked two buses on the Bama-Gwoza road; and shot dead 18 traders who were returning from a market at Pulka on Tuesday at about 4pm.

Pulka is Nigerian border town with Cameroon; and 119 kilometres south of Maiduguri, the capital of troubled Borno state.

The marauders, according to an eyewitness, Hamba Tada ambushed the traders, who were going back to their homes after selling their wares, at Wala village, 10 kilometres to Gwoza.

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