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Killings continue in Borno and Plateau

22 April 2013, 14:38

Abuja- The spate of killings continued unabated in Plateau and Borno states, northern Nigeria over the weekend.

In Dalwa, some 23 kilometres from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital about 16 travellers were killed within a week, sending visitors to Biu, Gombe and Adamawa States into a panic.

In Plateau State, two elderly women were killed and 30 houses razed to the ground on Friday night when unknown gunmen attacked Dakum and Jol villages in Riyom.

CAJ News is reliably informed that some workers of the West African Examination Council, WAEC were also shot dead in Borno over the weekend.

The examiners were attacked on Saturday while returning from Biu.

The majority leader of the Plateau State House of Assembly Hon. Daniel Dem decried the recent killings and destruction of property in various parts of the state.

Villagers in some communities, he said, had fled their homes and sought refuge at Hoss Primary School and Barkin-Ladi.

Some passengers along Maiduguri-Dalwa –Yola road reported seeing bodies of slain Federal civil servants lying uncollected at Dalwa.

Gunmen had killed the government workers for their four-wheel vehicles.

Musa Ahmed told CAJ news by telephone that the Hilux vehicles belong to Chad Basin Development Authority. He described the situation in Dalwa as frightening.

- CAJ News


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