Sunday, April 7, 2013
Gunmen kill 11 people in Nigerian village
Lagos, Nigeria - Eleven people were killed when gunmen attacked a remote village, Midlu, in Nigeria's northern Adamawa State early Saturday, the local media reported.
The report quoted state police spokesman Mohammed Ibrahim as saying those killed included two private security men at the deputy governor's house, which was one of the houses attacked by the gunmen.
It also quoted an eyewitness, who was not identified by name, as saying the attackers went from house-to-house, picking out their victims, whom they even called by name.
'They also went to the house of the Deputy Governor, Mr Bala Ngalari, in the village where they shot some people and wounded some,' the eyewitness said.
There has yet been no claim of responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic sect Boko Haram has been carrying out a series of deadly attacks in the state as well as others in the predominantly-Muslim northern Nigeria.
The sect, which says it is fighting to establish an Islamic state in the secular nation, has killed over 3,000 people in gun and bomb attacks since launching its violent campaign in 2009.