Gunmen kill 2 Chinese nationals in Borno

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By Ndahi Marama

MAIDUGURI— Gunmen in an unmarked Golf Volkswagen vehicle, yesterday, killed two Chinese nationals at a road site project in Benishiekh town in Borno State, just as two bomb blasts targeting soldiers rocked Mubi in Adamawa State, killing at least two civilians, according to the military.

The gunmen, who killed the Chinese nationals, also snatched their Sports Utility Vehicle, SUV, at 10.45am. Benisheikh is 72 kilometres West of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, and an epicenter of the Islamist sect.

According to an eyewitness and resident of Benishiekh, Yinus Abubakar, the gunmen came in two Golf Volkswagen vehicles in the morning and ambushed the Chinese engineers working on the Damaturu-Maiduguri dual carriageway and bridge.

He said: “We were shocked and terrified with the gunmen’s attacks and killings. We had to run into our houses, when we started hearing gunshots on the Damaturu road for 20 minutes, and fled towards Damaturu with the snatched vehicle of the engineers.”

Confirming the incident, yesterday, in a telephone chat in Maiduguri, Police Commissioner, Yuguda Abdullahi, said he heard that two foreign engineers working on the Damaturu-Maiduguri dual carriage way were attacked by unknown gunmen.

He said no arrest had been made, as investigations have commenced.

Meanwhile, in the Adamawa incident, residents said children were hurt in the blast at Kashuwar Sanu (cattle market) in the town of Mubi, which went off as a convoy of military vans drove through.

“There was an explosion that targeted a military patrol team, but the explosion missed the target.” as none of the patrol vans were affected but two civilians were killed,” said Brigadier-General John Nwaogu, the top Military Commander in the area.

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