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Gunmen kill seven in Maiduguri

MAIDUGURI — ABOUT seven people including five bakers were thursdaykilled in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State by gunmen.

The deceased bakers who were attached to Kasmi Bakery at Polo Ward area of the metroplis were killed in the early hours of the day, while the two others, including a water vendor and Customs officer, were killed on Wednesday at  Abbaganarm ward.

Abbaganarm ward  is said to be a dangerous area as many people were said to have been killed in the area by suspected sect members.

Confirming the reports in a telephone interview, Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ASP Tizhe Samuel, said some yet-to-be identified gunmen killed a water vendor and a customs officer on Wednesday, while five bakers attached to the Kasmi Bakery were killed in the early hours of yesterday by gunmen suspected to be members of an Islamic sect.

He, however, said  investigations had commenced with a view to tracking down the perpetrators of the dastardly act and urged members of the public not to panic but to go about their normal businesses.


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