Gunmen killed nine construction workers on Monday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, the Army said.
Radio Netherland Worldwide reports on its website that the victims, working at Shehu of Borno’s Central Mosque in the city, were “massacred” by unknown assailants at around 1.45am, said a statement from the Joint Task Force.
The statement read, “The victims were living in a compound located at Bolori general area, Maiduguri Metropolis.
“JTF troops rushed to the area/compound and saw the dead bodies and they were deposited at the mortuary Borno State Specialist Hospital.”
The statement did not give details of how the construction workers were killed, saying no arrests had yet been made.
Channels TV news report said Military spokesman Sagir Musa, confirmed the killings.
He said, the nine bodies were found in a construction workers’ compound in the city’s Bolori area at around 7am.
A nurse at a local hospital also told Reuters that 10 bodies were deposited at the hospital on Monday morning.
Meanwhile, gunmen on Sunday morning killed a lady in Tarauni Local Government Area of Kano State, less than 12 hours after three people were killed at Kurnar Asabe Quarters of Dala Local Government Area on Saturday.
Those killed on Saturday were a former councilor in Gobirawa Ward, Alhaji Hussaini Adamu; a 12 year-old boy, Yahaya Magaji; and a 17-year old girl simply identified as Hadiza.
Malam Sirajo Imam, a former vice chairman of the local government, told the News Agency of Nigeria that Adamu was shot on the head around 9.30pm while standing with his friends near his home.
It’s to be noted that the Shehu of Borno Central Mosque is still under construction for the past 20 years in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria.
Source: punchng.com Agencies