Unknown gunmen kill 34 in Yobe.

Unknown gunmen
have launched an
attack in
Potiskum, at the
largest cattle
market in Yobe state, leaving 34
persons dead.
The attack which was carried out late Wednesday night, lasted for
about fifteen minutes. According to a police source who claimed anonymity
“the 34 bodies have been deposited at the hospital
and the toll is likely to more than 50 dead because
families are also burying relatives’ bodies without
bringing them to the hospital.” Witnesses say the gunmen arrived the Potiskum
cattle market, shooting sporadically into the air. Unconfirmed reports claim the reason for the attack
was to avenge the death of a man who was burnt
alive for attempting to steal a cow in the market,
earlier on Wednesday. According to the witnesses account, two of the
gunmen had earlier attacked the market on
Wednesday morning, snatching a dealer’s money and
a cow, but luck ran out of them as they were
apprehended by the cattle traders. One of the robbers was immediately set ablaze while
the others remained in the traders’ custody. Later that evening, the market came under siege
with gun attack by the gunmen who shot randomly
at those in the market.

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