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*Nigeria: Boko Haram Kill Igbos, Christians
( Friday, January 6, 2012 ) - Twenty people, most of them Igbos were killed at noon on Friday by Boko Haram at a town hall in Mubi in Adamawa State. The victims were meeting to arrange the transportation of the body of an Igbo man shot dead Thursday evening by suspected Boko Haram terrorists on motorcycles. Ade Shinaba, Adamawa state police commissioner, speaking to newsmen said he believed Boko Haram was behind the attacks. No arrest has been made in the attack, which also left at least 15 people wounded. Adamawa borders Borno State, the home base of the dreaded terrorist Boko Haram. Igbo traders in Mubi town are closing their shops and planning fleeing the city.
Suspected Boko Haram operatives Thursday evening on motorcycles shot two Igbo men in Mubi killing both of them. Relatives and friends of one of the victims organized a meeting to discuss how to raise money for the transportation of the dead body and funeral rites in his village in the southeast. "It was while they were holding the meeting that gunmen came and opened fire on them," a resident told newsmen by phone. He said he believed "a dozen" people were killed. Another resident told reporters that the number of killings by motorcycle-riding gunmen were increasing in the area. Gunmen on motorcycles reportedly, twice raided a market in Mubi, shooting people and stealing money. ( Continues below….. )
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On Thursday night, suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked a church in Gombe State during a prayer service, killing eight people. "The gunmen burst into the church spraying everybody with bullets," an eye witness that escaped injury said.
Nigeria has vowed defeat of Boko Haram and called Christians and southerners in the north to ignore the 3-day ultimatum given them by the terrorist group to leave the region. Boko Haram's ultimatum issued last Sunday expired Wednesday, December 4. Bulama Mali Gubio, a leading member of the Elders Forum in Borno State, claims some politicians were benefiting from the increasing security crisis in the country. Gubio said criminal groups were using Boko Haram's name to terrorize the nation and create chaos.
Boko Haram whose name in Hausa language means "western education is sinful" is modeled after Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. It wants to impose sharia law across Nigeria through terror attacks in drawing attention to their demands.
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