GUNMEN KILL 2 CHINESE NATIONALS IN BORNO

Boko Haram militants, screenshot from a 2010 video

Boko Haram militants, screenshot from a 2010 video

VANGUARD
November 7, 2012
By Ndahi Marama
MAIDUGURI

Gunmen in an unmarked Golf Volkswagen vehicle, yesterday,killed two Chinese nationals at a road site project in Benisheikh town in Borno State, just as two bomb blasts targeting soldiers rocked Mubi in Adamawa State, killing at least twocivilians, according to the military.

The gunmen, who killed the Chinese
nationals, also snatched their Sports
Utility Vehicle, SUV, at 10.45am.Benisheikh is 72 kilometres west of
Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, and
an epicenter of the Islamist sect.

According to an eyewitness and resident of Benisheikh, Yinus Abubakar, the gunmen came in two Golf Volkswagen vehicles in the morning and ambushed the Chinese engineers working on the Damaturu-Maiduguri dual carriageway and bridge. He said: “We were shocked and terrified with the gunmen’s attacks
and killings. We had to run into our
houses, when we started hearing
gunshots on the Damaturu road for 20
minutes, and fled towards Damaturu with the snatched vehicle of the
engineers.”

Confirming the incident, yesterday, in
a telephone chat in Maiduguri, Police
Commissioner, Yuguda Abdullahi, said
he heard that two foreign engineers
working on the Damaturu-Maiduguri
dual carriageway were attacked by unknown gunmen. He said no arrest had been made, as investigations have commenced.

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2 Responses to GUNMEN KILL 2 CHINESE NATIONALS IN BORNO

  1. Delavegas says:

    These Boko Haram guys or whoever is responsible for this carnage is trying to bring the Chinese into the mire too but it wouldn’t work.
    I thought the Boko Haram slogan was against the West. The Chinese are not from the West.

  2. wocon45 says:

    Same question in my head….looks lke the are looking for new SUV’s for fresh suicide attacks…..gentle hope our security agencies are noting the trends those cowwards are no longer patronizing “okada” bourne IED’s .

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