Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram kill four in Maiduguri

Channels Television  
Updated March 5, 2012

At least four people were killed over the weekend in separate attacks by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect, in their heartland of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital city.

According to reports, a woman and her 10-year-old child were shot dead on Saturday night when gunmen suspected to be members of the sect barged into their residence in Zannari on the outskirts of town.

The attack happened at about 8:30 p.m. and resident said the gunmen also shot and killed another unidentified man. They fled the scene of the crime, leaving their victims in a pool of blood, reports said.

Another wave of attacks followed on Sunday when sect gunmen killed a trader at the popular Gamboru market in the city.

Buyers and sellers alike scampered to safety when the gunmen entered into the market and opened fire at random. A trader was killed in the Sunday attacks.

Police spokeswoman in Maiduguri confirmed the killings to BBC Hausa service, according to reports.