Today In Nigerian History: 5th January

Boko Haram

On this day in 2012, militants armed with automatic weapons stormed a town hall in the city of Mubi in Adamawa State where people had gathered to mourn 3 Christians shot on the previous evening…

According to a Nigerian Red Cross official, at least 18 people were confirmed killed and a separate ambush of Christians leaving a church service in the state capital of Yola left at least eight people dead. Most of the victims were said to be Igbo.

Later that day, a spokesman for Boko Haram calling himself Abu Qaqa claimed responsibility for these two incidents

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