Gunmen kill four in Nigeria in suspected Boko Haram attack

By Editorial Board - 10 August 2015 at 5:04 pm

Gunmen killed four on Sunday in a suspected Boko Haram attack. The men set up an ambush in Nigeria’s north-eastern state Borno, a military source and a civil joint task force told Reuters.

Sunday morning at 9:30 am a car carrying six people came under attack on the Damboa-Biu road which is near the remote village, Nwajurko, the military source informed Reuters.

“Four of the passengers were shot dead by Boko Haram while two others who fled the ambush sustained injuries partly from gunshots,” said the military source, who did not want to be named, reported Reuters.

Adamu Mamman who is works for the civilian JTF, which is a grassroots community security group, confirmed with Reuters that four people had died in the attack.

“When we heard of the ambush … we mobilised our men to go to the scene but unfortunately we saw four people already dead,” he said.

Mamman stated that one of the survivors from the ambush had described to him how the attackers had opened fire on a car when the driver tried to speed off.

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