Wednesday, January 23, 2013

18 hunters killed in Borno

The Borno Police Command on Tuesday confirmed that gunmen killed 18 local hunters in Damboa, headquarters of Damboa Local Government Area of the state.

Mr Gideon Jibrin, the spokesman of the command, said in a text message to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri, that he got news of the incident.
“Yes, I heard information about the killings but I do not have the details. I do not even know how many people were involved. I promise to let you know as soon as I get the details,” Jibrin said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the gunmen had on Monday, shot dead the hunters while they were transacting business at the Damboa market.


The attackers had invaded the bush meat section of the market and opened fire on the hunters who were selling their kill.

An witness, Mallam Usman Sale, told NAN that the hunters were shot for allegedly selling wild pigs and monkeys’ meat at the market.

Sale added that some persons had earlier last week, warned the hunters to stop the business before the incident.

“Some persons came to warn the hunters because, according to them, the business was un-Islamic.
“But we never though it will lead to the killing,” he said.

NAN reports that the incident paralysed business activities in the market as shops were immediately closed while residents fled the area.

The state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Zanna Mustapha, visited the area to ascertain the number of casualty and the actual happenings.

The District Head, Alhaji Abba Ahmed, told the deputy governor that the attackers invaded the market, using three Volkswagen Golf cars to carry out their nefarious acts.
He said 13 of the victims died on the spot, while others died after being rushed to hospital.

Source: NAN

18 comments:

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

How sad.... This is too crude. You have to start watching animal planet on DSTV to truly understand some peoples demeanour and persona's here in Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

An Witness?Linda?dont you proofread before lifting??

Anonymous said...

NA WA oooooo!!!!!!!!

Chidozie Mario said...

Another version of terrorism.
Symptoms of Sexual Addiction

Anonymous said...

" an witness " hmm dey cudnt edit

Anonymous said...

So sad,May their soul rest in peace.

kay said...

Naija sha... Hmm

best miles said...

That is very bad hmmmmm niger.

Eze Larry Nwajionwea said...

This should all end, enough of this killings

Anonymous said...

May their souls RIP "An witness?"Lindiway!

Ace Bentley said...

Can you read the crap you wrote... Besides your suicidal spellings, your grammar is murderous.

Ace Bentley said...

Can you read the crap you wrote... Besides your suicidal spellings, your grammar is murderous.

Anonymous said...

Who made dem judges ova their fellow human beingz,u cnt create a life yet U tak one calmin u r killin 4 God

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

@Ace; Are you high on something? Or are you this poor in English? There is no spelling mistake in all of my comment and nothing grammatically wrong, state it pls. Of all the words I used, I know the two which your poor Lexis haven't seen before are "Demeanour" and "Persona" Pls go and check your dictionary before coming here to run your mouth and display your being so lumpish

Anonymous said...

May their soul rest in peace. Nigeria is turning into something else. Image people taking the life of their fellow human being like that of animals. We need serious securities in this country oh. God have mercy upon us

Florence Anegbe said...

@Prince Charming...#GBAM!!! Nice reply.

Anonymous said...

This is madness.how can they kill human for killin aNimals?I honestly cannot comprehend that.

Jumoke SB said...

@Prince - I was wondering when you will start with those attacking you for no reason. This one show face sef. Nice one Prince!