Gunmen attack traders traveling to Kano, 4 killed (graphic photos)
10 Traders who were travelling from Taraba to Kano, were reportedly attacked by unknown gunmen who killed 4.
While 6 of the traders have been declared missing, it was gathered that the bodies of the dead traders have been deposited in the morgue and the police has also launched an investigation into the attack by the gunmen.
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This is coming few months after Boko Haram fighters killed six traders, when they ambushed a convoy of lorries under military escort in northeast Nigeria.
“Six traders were killed in an ambush by Boko Haram gunmen,” said Umar Kachalla, from the volunteer security force in Gamboru, a trading hub on Nigeria’s border with Cameroon.
The attack happened at about 6:00 pm (1700 GMT) at Mussini village, some 16 kilometres (10 miles) from Gamboru. Kachalla said the gunmen opened fire on the 23-strong convoy, forcing it to stop, then looted supplies and torched the vehicles.
“The poor state of the road makes it difficult for motorists to escape any ambush because they need to manoeuvre through deep and gaping potholes,” he added.
Abubakar Yusuf, from Gamboru, passed the scene few days later and he said;
“I can see the trucks lined up. They are all burnt. Nothing remains but heaps of ash from the goods.
“It is true. Six people were killed in the ambush, including five men and one woman. Attacks against traders have become frequent despite the military escorts.”