Attackers Kill Eight in Restive Northeast Nigeria
[An Nahar] Attackers killed eight people in a village in northern Nigeria's embattled Borno state, with at least some of the victims' throats slit, officials and residents said Monday.
The military front man in the area, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, confirmed that an attack had occurred Sunday in the village of Gajiganna, but declined to comment on the manner in which people were killed, saying only that "lives were lost."
Gajiganna is roughly 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the state capital of Maiduguri, the base of Islamist krazed killer group 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...
, but it was not clear who was responsible for the latest violence.
"They were silent attacks and nobody knew what was happening until the morning when news began to filter from different neighborhoods," said resident Brah Chindo.
There were conflicting reports from the area, with some saying certain victims were shot and others had their throats slit, while others spoke of all eight with their throats slit.
"It is still not clear who carried out the attack because the attackers moved silently into these homes," said a local official, who asked that his name be withheld.
A local government employee in the area said he was told that "some of the victims were rubbed out in their houses while others were dragged out of their houses by the gunnies, after which they slit their throats."
He added that "eight people were killed altogether."
In a text message, military front man Musa said the corpse count "is yet to be ascertained".
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-29