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24-hour Curfew Imposed On Potiskum... / Heavy Bombing In Potiskum Yobe State Capital / Gunmen Attack Potiskum Cattle Market In Yobe State, Killing 34 People (1) (2) (3) (4)

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Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by lacasa: 4:18pm On May 03, 2012
MrOldskool (JP):
plz continue in d rampant boombin,my hapiness is dat it onli happens in d north n d more d kill dem d beta for us we 4rm d south cos we will hav few abokis 2 KILL wen d 2nd civil war begins


Wat α Fool
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by Ogbonaikenna(m): 4:26pm On May 03, 2012
The total number is not up to 3.1million yet. Let the killing...
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by jice(m): 4:36pm On May 03, 2012
MrOldskool (JP):
plz continue in d rampant boombin,my hapiness is dat it onli happens in d north n d more d kill dem d beta for us we 4rm d south cos we will hav few abokis 2 KILL wen d 2nd civil war begins

This is unkind.
Not every Aboki dey throw bomb
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by kkk17(f): 4:43pm On May 03, 2012
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honeric01: I feel like just cursing all those who allowed this situation to happen, i mean everyone, both those who voted for this situation and those who were voted for, also those involved right now and those who have the "capacity" to do something positive about this scenario.

so you're saying because people voted for GEJ Atiku and Ciroma are carrying out their threat of making the country ungovernable. And you are blaming the voters not the murderers. This is crazy. People should cowardly vote for those that threaten them most. Nigerians you have heard.
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by cogsej06(m): 4:47pm On May 03, 2012
I blame d whole scenario on greed, selfishness n wickedness of our present leaders. reason is cause if they kno that stepping dw or resigning can bring peace y nt!!!! rather than allow innocent individuals die painful death in d name of power/politics. may dere souls rest in peace *sobs* cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by oba009(m): 4:48pm On May 03, 2012
when this kind of things by Boko Haram and Niger Militant are not check
it results in people taking law in their hand. more militia are yet to surface
Nigeria enjoy the rhythm why it last.
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by Bimfo(m): 4:50pm On May 03, 2012
This is no NEWS na.... Killin People is not new in 9ja... Why make the front Page?? angryangryangryangry
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by Onyenna(m): 4:52pm On May 03, 2012
noblezone:

You guys are really helpless with this mindset.

Is it only in the North that Jonathan is ruling? Why are not hearing of bombs and killings in the South?

Go on and blame Mr. President if it makes tou happy, but thats not solution. He wont resign. QED


Gbam!!!!
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by phreakabit(m): 4:58pm On May 03, 2012
undecided
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by akereconfi(m): 5:04pm On May 03, 2012
noblezone:

You guys are really helpless with this mindset.

Is it only in the North that Jonathan is ruling? Why are not hearing of bombs and killings in the South?

Go on and blame Mr. President if it makes tou happy, but thats not solution. He wont resign. QED

GBAMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. I fink jona n his wife are laughin @ these Aboki men.. Let dem reduce demselves well so dt b4 2015, their population might hav reduce.
BOKO HARAM!!!!!! Let d bombin continue.....since una no wan hear word. Spread to Other northern states, zamfara, sokoto, jigawa..........
Jingle BOMBS
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by o.obim(m): 5:14pm On May 03, 2012
Atleast none of my SE/SS people were killed.I weep for d innocent northerners
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by Tisa: 5:17pm On May 03, 2012
Its so funny reading some of the posts by some people here talking or calling for war. Hmmmmm may we not see war oo. The guys calling for it should know that no body profits from war (go to the ibo elders n ask). What is happening in d north is just sad n unfortunate, there are some very lovely people in d north but they have a few religiously misguided youths and they are the ones causing wahala there.
If the country must split then I pray the split is peaceful n not thru war, Nigeria as it is today is not worth the blood of any innocent soul.
God bless us all.

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Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by jmaine: 5:25pm On May 03, 2012
RIP to all the dead . .who had to suffer a painfull exit away from the world . .This is prolly an irrational act against their perceived brothers that may prove really devastating to those ediots playing dice with people lives via explosives


I still see this strange . . .attacking their own and their livelihood . . . undecided . . .appears the gun and bombs are beginning to get into the hands of common street gangs . . .wahala dey !!!
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by iykefresh: 5:32pm On May 03, 2012
Calebsky: At least 34 people have been killed in an attack on a cattle market in north-eastern Nigeria, security officials have told the BBC.

Another 29 people were injured, said Nigerian military spokesman Col Dahiru Abdussalam.

The market in Potiskum, Yobe state, was set on fire by gunmen armed with explosives.

Police say the attack may be in revenge for the killing by traders of a man who had earlier tried to steal cattle.
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The joint taskforce, a combined operation between Nigeria's army and police, is pursuing the "unidentified gunmen", Col Abdussalam said.

"A group of gunmen armed with around 20 explosives and assault rifles attacked the Potiskum cattle market," police spokesman Toyin Gbadegesin told the AFP news agency.

"They threw explosives and shot indiscriminately, setting fire to the market, killing lots of livestock and wounding many people, mostly cattle dealers," he said.

A gang of men locked the gate of Potiskum's fenced cattle market, trapping many traders and livestock inside, residents told the BBC.

The market - a bustling trading hub, with cattle on sale from neighbouring Chad, Cameroon and Niger - was razed to the ground late on Wednesday and many animals were also burned to death, residents say.

Witnesses say they saw several bodies being removed from the market.

Correspondents say the attack does not appear to be the work of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram, which has carried out deadly bombings and shootings across northern Nigeria, including Potiskum, in the past 20 months.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17936549
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by iykefresh: 5:36pm On May 03, 2012
Calebsky: At least 34 people have been killed in an attack on a cattle market in north-eastern Nigeria, security officials have told the BBC.

Another 29 people were injured, said Nigerian military spokesman Col Dahiru Abdussalam.

The market in Potiskum, Yobe state, was set on fire by gunmen armed with explosives.

Police say the attack may be in revenge for the killing by traders of a man who had earlier tried to steal cattle.
'

The joint taskforce, a combined operation between Nigeria's army and police, is pursuing the "unidentified gunmen", Col Abdussalam said.

"A group of gunmen armed with around 20 explosives and assault rifles attacked the Potiskum cattle market," police spokesman Toyin Gbadegesin told the AFP news agency.

"They threw explosives and shot indiscriminately, setting fire to the market, killing lots of livestock and wounding many people, mostly cattle dealers," he said.

A gang of men locked the gate of Potiskum's fenced cattle market, trapping many traders and livestock inside, residents told the BBC.

The market - a bustling trading hub, with cattle on sale from neighbouring Chad, Cameroon and Niger - was razed to the ground late on Wednesday and many animals were also burned to death, residents say.

Witnesses say they saw several bodies being removed from the market.

Correspondents say the attack does not appear to be the work of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram, which has carried out deadly bombings and shootings across northern Nigeria, including Potiskum, in the past 20 months.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17936549
Enough of these bloodshed please
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by byrron(m): 6:15pm On May 03, 2012
Waiting 4another condolence msg frm mr president. Life is truely cheap here in 9ja but worthless in the north. Its obvious we are all sitting on a long thing
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by kay-1one(m): 6:19pm On May 03, 2012
Naija na war zone!
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by otokx(m): 6:19pm On May 03, 2012
The absence of law and order can only lead to anarchy fueled by illiteracy and religion.
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by funshint(m): 6:26pm On May 03, 2012
Are dis pple eediots, who can commit dis kind of carnage apart 4rm Boko haram?! Fools!!!
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by stebell(m): 6:31pm On May 03, 2012
You guys are really helpless with this mindset.

Is it only in the North that Jonathan is ruling? Why are not hearing of bombs and killings in the South?

Go on and blame Mr. President if it makes tou happy, but thats not solution. He wont resign. QED [/quote] my broda let dem de northerners continue to blame GEJ for their woes. A ppl who failed to be enlightened will surely fall inside de pit. Fools
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by macob(m): 6:43pm On May 03, 2012
i just read now that the death toll has risen to 55. egwu di!
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by naijaforlife: 7:23pm On May 03, 2012
It is really rather annoying when we bring ethno-religious sentiments into virtually all issues. I am not a fan of GEJ but whether GEJ should resign or not is his own decision to make. Howbeit controversial, he won an election! Nontheless, he sincerely needs to be president enough! Though the truth is that the intensity of the violence and wanton destruction of lives and properties is highest in the North. This does not mean that other regions do not have their own share of the misfortune in another guise (armed robbery, kidnapping, intra-tribal conflicts, etc). Scores of those who might have voted for him died in various attacks especially at the place of worship or just being unfortunate to be on duty during some of these nefarious attacks. Leaving the region may not be the solution. The students, academics, bankers, or businesses whether government, corporate or private do not have ready made alternatives even if they relocate to the south. And come to think about it, minus boko haram, the south is not that different as stated earlier. GEJ should please at least for once actively preside over this country. His passive style seems not working for now, if at all it will. I fear that like wildfire, you only know when it beggins, the speed with which it spreads is astonishing. God forbids, this violence may get to the South if not curtailed. My condolence to those who lost relatives and properties in this recent and the previous violent acts
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by seun awo(m): 7:38pm On May 03, 2012
Nigeria government with lies, More 200 peoples died but on the news is 32. God help us
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by seun awo(m): 7:38pm On May 03, 2012
Nigeria government with lies, More then 200 peoples died but on the news is 32. God help us
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by la furia(m): 7:59pm On May 03, 2012
Is not funny that some people are ok with d killings of today becos d abokis were killed but were vusy shouting like fools wen christians were attacked in BUK, a religious war indeed. D boko haram hv intention of causing chaos. Is it wen bh attack d south that gej wud care? No becos bh won't until their sponsors gives such orders. More attacks wud continue. Churches wud be attacked all in a bid for an anti north sympathy. If subsidy probe wud be thrown away by d govt, y wud they care abt security.
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by akinwaleok: 8:11pm On May 03, 2012
noblezone:

You guys are really helpless with this mindset.

Is it only in the North that Jonathan is ruling? Why are not hearing of bombs and killings in the South?

Go on and blame Mr. President if it makes tou happy, but thats not solution. He wont resign. QED
see bad word from your mouth, all this killing and bombing is bcus* of GEJ
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by Chanchit: 8:14pm On May 03, 2012
How many people go come remain for north come 2015, when them dey eliminate their selves 50 by 100per day.... But no northerner deserves to be president come 2015, if they can't control boko haram, how will they control nigeria? Smh cryHow many people go come remain for north come 2015, when them dey eliminate their selves 50 by 100per day.... But no northerner deserves to be president come 2015, if they can't control boko haram, how will they control nigeria? Smh
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by Nobody: 8:14pm On May 03, 2012
Ok
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by shine96: 8:16pm On May 03, 2012
Dawdy: Boko Haram is not doing anything, pdp is doing alot! They only use the name "Boko Haram" to cover up.
In other words pdp is unknown Boko Haram.
So what boko haram is doing is nothing ko, i pray it reaches ya family, then u wil realise what they re doing is wrong. They re killing innocent ple.

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Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by member_479760: 8:28pm On May 03, 2012
population control at work!
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by iiiyyyk(m): 8:57pm On May 03, 2012
1025: how on earth is a country with a president go this low in history. jonathan has contributed more bloods than any other past president of this country to their cult blood bank.
there is every tendency that nigeria will be reduced to half of its population by the time jonathan finish his first tenure.
i remembered as far back as 2003 when the then Gov of abia state(orji uzor kalu) said that pdp is a blood thirsty party and no one took him serious.
it is only pdp that has solution to this problem.
someone took an oath to protect the lives and properties of nigerians and that he is not doing in any manner - why can't this man resign and save our lives?

dont you think you are confused, they became violent because gej is from south, hence they make their selves ungovernable.

if you were gej what will you do? use force on them? which will lead to killing of innocent people,displace women and children. the northern politicians that started this, has just made the bigest mistake in the destiny of nigeria.

like you , i think gej is confuse. the unfortunate truth is that northern nigeria has just taken the path of sudan, somalia, afghanistan etc especially with their links to al-qader, taliban etc.

like every problem in nigeria nobody is taking this serious untill it will be too late.

why has labour not gone on strike, where is save nigeria group, all paying lip service because their pocket is not involve.
Re: 34 People Killed At Potiskum Cattle-Market In Yobe State by Nobody: 9:39pm On May 03, 2012
Wtf is going on with and in Nigeria?! Damn.

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