Thursday, 19 December 2013

22 killed in Nigeria raid by gunmen

Three cars have been burnt by unidentified gunmen at atTudunwada district, Mubi in northeastern State of Adamawa on October 5, 2012 . At least 22 persons were feared dead following an attack by gunmen who stormed the business place of some money changers in Mubi area of northeast Nigeria’s Adamawa State, military authority and eyewitness said on December 19, 2013. PHOTO | AFP
 Three cars have been burnt by unidentified gunmen at atTudunwada district, Mubi in northeastern State of Adamawa on October 5, 2012 . At least 22 persons were feared dead following an attack by gunmen who stormed the business place of some money changers in Mubi area of northeast Nigeria’s Adamawa State, military authority and eyewitness said on December 19, 2013.


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At least 22 persons were feared dead following an attack by gunmen who stormed the business place of some money changers in Mubi area of northeast Nigeria’s Adamawa State, military authority and eyewitness said on Thursday.
Military commanding officer of the Special Battalion in Mubi, Lieutenant Colonel Beyidi Martins, told reporters that the special troops killed 12 gunmen who attacked Mubi Central Market on Wednesday.
An eyewitness also told reporters that about 20 gunmen attacked bureau de change shops in the market, killing 10 people while they stole an undisclosed amount of local and foreign currencies.
Martins said the soldiers caught up with the escaping criminals near Digil village in Mubi, where a shootout ensued, leading to the killing of the 12 insurgents.
He said some money and weapons were recovered from them. This is the second time within the year that the market has experienced such attacks on the bureau de change section of the market.
Adamawa State, located in Nigeria’s northeast region, has frequently witnessed attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram since 2009.