5 killed as Nigeria violence escalates

2012-05-05 14:34

Lagos - Police say gunmen wearing military uniforms arrested and shot dead five people in northeast Nigeria as violence escalates in the region.

Taraba state police spokesperson Ibiang Mbaseki said on Saturday that the attack happened on Friday night in a remote village in his state. Mbaseki said witnesses told police the gunmen claimed to come from Abuja.

The spokesperson said the police had no information about a military operation in the area and would continue to investigate the killings.

Killings in rural areas often get blamed on so-called "fake soldiers," attackers who wear military-style camouflage clothing during assaults. It remains easy to buy uniforms off the street in Nigeria.

The killings come as a radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram carries out more attacks in the country.

  • Omo - 2012-05-05 17:40

    "It remains easy to buy uniforms off the street in Nigeria." Where do these reporters always get their fabricated lies from????? Which street in Nigeria do they sell Military uniforms,please elaborate instead of just creating negative lies because you are reporting about Nigeria.You know your "sheep" will believe anything you report since Nigeria has a Negative reputation(which you also created about it).

      Adeyemo Yasere - 2012-05-06 06:41

      the journalists Are not helping us in dis country, they are only on a bad side of dis country they should stop sAying negative thing about his country all the time, just because they want to make money they are not encouraging*

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