18 Killed In Borno Market Invasion By Unknown Gunmen

_65448683_220113_nigeria_kano_maiduguri_bornoSuspected Islamist gunmen opened fire at a market in Damboa, south of Borno, North-East Nigeria, killing at least 18 in one of their deadliest attacks for several weeks, District Head of Damboa, Alhaji Abba Ahmed, said on Tuesday.

“Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram came to the town market and shot dead 13 local hunters on the spot while five others died from their injuries at the hospital,” Ahmed said.

He said the hunters were engaged in the business of selling bush meat especially wild pigs and monkeys, stressing that residents claimed some unknown persons had earlier warned the local hunters against selling the type of the bush meat apparently for religious reasons.

The district head also said reports from eyewitnesses indicated that the gunmen were not residents of the town but assailants who rode to the market in a Golf car, carried out their dastardly act and disappeared.

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