Friday, January 06, 2012


(credit: AFP)
So Boko Haram has killed 20 people at an Ibo Town Hall meeting in Mubi.
Police officials in Adamawa state confirmed that 20 people were killed and at least 15 injured when gunmen suspected to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect a group of southerners in a town hall meeting.

Speaking to the Associated Press, local police commissioner Ade T. Shinaba said the attack took place on Friday at noon in Mubi, Adamawa, where a group of Igbo traders had gathered for a town hall meeting before the start of business.

"We started hearing many gunshots through the windows," Okey Raymond, 48, who attended the meeting told the AP. "Everyone scampered for safety, but the gunmen chanted: 'God is great God is great' while shooting at us."

This comes after a Deeper Life church was attacked, Thursday in Gombe and 6 killed.

First it was bombing church and now it is bombing Igbo town hall meeting. Isn't this exactly how the civil war started? As they say in Igbo, do not pull a lions tail whether it is asleep or dead. How will security agencies react to this one? Tell us not to take it seriously...?

Read more at Channels TV and Voice of America

On a different note, I've been away for a funeral in my village in the East, so I missed out on blogging the subsidy protest of this week. We don't have electricity or decent phone network, talk less of internet there and we even had to mix our small petrol with palm oil since the subsidy saga (so that bit is an embellishment to make the story juicier). Oh well there's always next week when the strike starts, work permitting.

1 comment:

Amaka said...

Is like another civil war is unfolding in Nigeria. God pls protect your people.