Bokos kill 23 in two Nigeria attacks
[ORLANDOSENTINEL] Gunmen killed 23 people in northern Nigeria in attacks that appeared to target gamblers and people selling 'forbidden' meat that Islamist bully boyz disapprove of, officials and locals said on Tuesday.
In the deadliest attack, late on Monday, gunnies shot up a market in the town of Damboa, targeting local hunters who sell bush meat from animals such as monkeys and pigs, which strict Moslems are forbidden to eat, a local official said.
"Gunmen suspected to be members of BH (Islamist sect Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
) came to the town market and rubbed out 13 local hunters on the spot while five others died from their injuries at the hospital," Alhaji Abba Ahmed said. "They came to the market in a Volkswagen Golf car, carried out the operation and left."
In a separate attack in the north's biggest city of Kano, some 500 km (310 miles) west of Damboa, on Tuesday, suspected Boko Haram members riding on cycle of violences rubbed out five people playing an outdoor board game, witnesses and a hospital source who received the bodies said. Two others were maimed.
Damboa is in the remote northeast, the sect's heartland near the borders with Niger, Cameroon and Chad.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-24