Gunmen kill 4 traders in Yola.

Less than 24 hours after
gunmen attacked muslim
worshippers in Potiskum, another
set of gunmen on a motorcycle
shot dead four traders from the
mainly Christian Igbo ethnic group in north eastern Nigeria
on Monday, residents said. Islamist group Boko Haram has
carried out scores of shootings
and bomb attacks in northern
Nigeria, but it was not
immediately clear who was
behind Monday’s killings in the city of Yola, the capital of
Adamawa state. Police could not be reached for
comment. “Two men riding a motorcycle
came by some shops owned by
Igbo traders,” one resident said. “They shot dead the four men
chatting outside their closed
shops around 3:30 pm. Igbos in
the city had refused to open
their shops in protest over the
killing of a bartender in a beer parlour last night by some
gunmen.” In January, gunmen opened fire
on worshippers at a church in
Yola, killing at least eight people. Boko Haram’s insurgency has
taken more than 1,000 lives
since mid-2009.

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