#savage Jihadists slit throats, slaughter least 30 in Nigeria
“Attacks Tied to Islamist Sect Kill at Least 30 in Nigeria”
Agence-France Presse, NY Times
KANO, Nigeria — Gunmen killed seven people in the northeastern city of
Potiskum on Saturday, raising the death toll to at least 30 during three
days of violence, the police and residents said.
The gunmen, suspected of being members of the radical Islamist sect Boko
Haram, shot and killed seven people, including a retired customs chief
and his son, whose house was looted before it was burned early on
Saturday, the police and neighbors said.
Potiskum, the commercial hub of Yobe State, has been hit hard by near daily acts of violence in recent weeks.
Before Saturday’s shootings, attacks by people thought to be Islamists
that began on Thursday had already left at least 23 other people dead
and several buildings destroyed.
A nurse at the general hospital in Potiskum said Saturday that 20 bodies
had been delivered to the morgue, and residents said at least three
bodies had been buried by relatives after Thursday’s attacks.
“Most of them have gunshot wounds, but some had their throat slit,” said the nurse, who asked not to be identified.