4 Igbo Traders Killed In Yola-PM News, Lagos

By PM News, Lagos

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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Nigeria should never have been born!

Igboman has a point. The position is even worse than he states. For decades Igbos abroad are the last to teach their foreign born children their language,placing more emphasis on the white man's language than their own. All others, Indians, Pakistanis, Chinese, all seem to be proud of their heritage but Igbos generally seem almost ashamed of their identity. If they hate themselves that much why should anybody else be prepared to protect them?
My own view is that the creation of Nigeria was a deliberate ploy to facilitate Western manipulation. We should see ourselves as Africans first rather than look to any particular artificially created nation state with all the built-in instability that comes with it. People would be more relaxed about themselves as Africans and be more prepared to put more effort into their within their communities. Eventually this would lead to a stronger Africa as a whole.

Igboman has a point. The

Igboman has a point. The position is even worse than he states. For decades Igbos abroad are the last to teach their foreign born children their language,placing more emphasis on the white man's language than their own. All others, Indians, Pakistanis, Chinese, all seem to be proud of their heritage but Igbos generally seem almost ashamed of their identity. If they hate themselves that much why should anybody else be prepared to protect them?
My own view is that the creation of Nigeria was a deliberate ploy to facilitate Western manipulation. We should see ourselves as Africans first rather than look to any particular artificially created nation state with all the built-in instability that comes with it. People would be more relaxed about themselves as Africans and be more prepared to put more effort into their within their communities. Eventually this would lead to a stronger Africa as a whole.

One Nigeria my foot...

Jude Garret, of course I'm not from your tribe and can never be from such. You people are known for many things but not narrow mindness. Wow! Many things indeed. Abeg no name them, we already know. Nonsense

What is the definition of home to most of you boneheads?

Most of you boneheads should ask yourselves once again what a home is. The Igbos agreed to leave Nigeria in 1967 and did indeed leave Nigeria (Northern and South Western states) for "home" but did you Yorubas and Hausas allow them? NO. You guys came up with the concept of one Nigeria permitting "any Nigerian of any tribe to dwell anywhere of his choice". Example: My parents are from the East but I was born and raised in Lagos. Like in the USA, if you are born in NY, you are from NY because your birth certificate says so irrespective of your tribal name. That is something the Nigerian government needs to make as a law to further dilute tribalism. Nigeria belongs to Nigerians and any Nigerian can choose to live anywhere he wants. Most of them were born and raised in the North. That is home to them. These people can stay wherever they want but pls start owning weapons and ammo so that if you get confronted for being igbo you can DEFEND YOURSELVES AND DON'T ALLOW YOURSELVES BE INTIMIDATED.

foolish calabar man, compound fool.

See you talking animal in human form,

U r so daft. Nigeria belongs

U r so daft. Nigeria belongs to Nigerians. And every Nigerian has the rite to live in any part of Nigeria. What if those Pple were born in the north, have their houses in the north, their family, school and livelihood in the north, it won't be easy to leave. Be wise, Oleku.
I sincerely hope u r not a Yoruba guy. We yorubas r known 4 many things, Narrow mindedness is not one of em.

Decision

When Ndigbo decides to take care of security issues in their land thy will end it. For now they are looking at the illegitimate SE governors and the dead Fed security apparatus to do it. In addition, they are taking hopless shelter in other zones.In the 80s at Onitsha and the surrounding towns they did it. It was called "BOYS OYE". Evil increases when good men do nothing. THEY WILL EVENTUALLY LEAVE THE NORTH. BUT THEY MUST PAY A HIGHER PRICE THAN WHAT THEY ARE PAYING NOW. IT WILL ALSO REQUIRE GETTING RID OF THE ROUGE POLITICAL LEADERS ESPECIALLY THOSE IN PDP.

Response to the fake Castro

Im happy and comfortable to remain in the North where i will starve to death,than to be "an Englishman in New york".Im not like u,who is not free & comfortable to leave in the midst of his brothers.After all,if there is anything to write home about in the East,then what the hell are igbos doing in the North?Finally,im advising you to shun the act of Cultural imperialism by using your tribal name,if you have any.

Igbos against igbos OR Xtians against xtians

@Bahause, you need as check up in your brain. By the way Igbo peoples virtue for good business instead of stealing from the public bag should be celebrated and not demeaned. \You are envious of these peoples' virtue? The world is controlled by business people. Soon that will chatch up with nig and you lazy thieves will starve

Regional system.

Until sensible Nigerians continue to clamour for true federalism and resource control,Nigeria will be a carcass of herself.
The only way out of this mess, it to go back to regional system.Any other thing,Nigerians are fooling themselves.The name Nigeria is a misanomaly,it never worked and it will NEVER work.If you think otherwise,you're either a beneficiary of the present looting or having a daylight dream,which to me is a nightmare.

No peace till south is separate

I totally agree with you. All northerners hate all southerners, and the only reason they want a one Nigeria is so they can continue stealing the revenue from oil. Period. If the old wells dry up today the north will secede from the south. July 29th, 1966 after Ironsi and Fajuyi were murdered by Murtala and Joe Akahan, the southern military in Dodan Baracks Lagos had actually mounted a flag inscribed "Republic of Norther Nigeria", and were planning to pack up and return to Kaduna and secede. But the British High Commissioner called them to a closed door meeting until around 4pm to warn them that if they separated from the South the north would be a very poor country, and the railroad project to Maiduguri including Kainji dam would never be completed. After the meeting they took down the flag, and began talking about one Nigeria.

I totally agree with you.

I totally agree with you. All northerners hate all southerners, and the only reason they want a one Nigeria is so they can continue stealing the revenue from oil. Period. If the old wells dry up today the north will secede from the south. July 29th, 1966 after Ironsi and Fajuyi were murdered by Murtala and Joe Akahan, the southern military in Dodan Baracks Lagos had actually mounted a flag inscribed "Republic of Norther Nigeria", and were planning to pack up and return to Kaduna and secede. But the British High Commissioner called them to a closed door meeting until around 4pm to warn them that if they separated from the South the north would be a very poor country, and the railroad project to Maiduguri including Kainji dam would never be completed.

IGBO LAND WAITS FOR YOU

For Igbos living in the North, ejim Chukwu ario unu-please come back home. Aba, Umuahia,Owerri,Nnewi,Awka,Onitsha,Enugu, Nsukka,Abakiliki,Okigwe, Asaba,............ can accomodate you.Mkpokpo ndu ka mkpomkpo onwu mma. Aghara ndu kpaa aku,onye iro erie ya. E mee elu mee ala, NDUBUISI. Kindly come back and think home. Nothing like home and for those building skyscrapers with no investment at home, the fall of the yellow leaf is a sign to the green ones. May the souls of those killled by Boko Haram and fanatics rest in peace Amen! For those killing others to get power claiming they are fighting for God, let God be the judge. Ka Chukwu mezie okwu.

igboman

Igbo people go home, stop roaming the world like slaves. Hundreds of you are in jails, you get killed at the slightest provocation, your children do not know where they come from. Your villages are underdeveloped. Yet you cry go of marginalization.

But you have marginalized your villages and left your old people to fend for themselves , while majority of you are dying in jails all over the world.

Go home, leave Kano,yola, Abuja, Lagos, Benin city, port harcourt, jos, Akure, Ibadan , Alaba, minna, warri, alone. Go and develop your lowly towns!

DEFEND YOURSELVES WHEREVER YOU ARE.

I am surprised that Igbo people who are known to be strong hearted will allow themselves killed like chicken,BROTHERS,PLEASE DEFEND YOUR FAMILIES BY WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY,ANY GOVERNMENT THAT DOES NOT PROTECT ITS CITIZENS HAS FORFIETED THE RIGHT TO QUESTION YOUR MODE OF DEFENCE.
FORM VIGILANTES AND AQUIRE WEAPONS,YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO LIFE UNDER THE UN CHARTER,IF WE ARE STILL ONE COUNTRY,FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT, DONT GO HOME,IF HOWEVER THEY WANT YOU HOME LET JONATHAN REALLOCATE THE OIL-BLOCKS TO ITS OWNERS FIRST.

They beniffited most

The igbos are gaining in the north that is why they are living there

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@ nagodi saad: any option is better than northern nigeria

Your comment appeared to be taunting the victims of Boko Haram's cowardly activities. Self determination is a continous process; it is clear to us that we are not welcome in your north. Let the minority christians in the north/west fend for themselves, why should our blood and sweat be used for their continued protection. As for the Biafran dream,joining our South-South brothers does not change the quest for self determination, it will be only a change of approach. It does not matter that this time they may assume the dominant group in the alliance, but, for us, it will definitely be a better situation than the current farce.

Ndigbo are without doubt the

Ndigbo are without doubt the most conflicted ppl on earth. On one side they aspire for the rep of Biafra but on another they built permanent homes on arewa teritory. The call for snc is not necessary if all Ndigbo in the north decide to go home today, ditto for the Yoruba.Of all ethnic groups, the Igbo have criminal leaders who are just puppets of the true rulers of that godforesaken country.

Answer to my son Solaside

Igbo
Boys
Are
Dangerous
At
Night

...come back home Oh ye gang of Armed Robbers...!

Igbos against igbos OR Xtians against xtians

Yola killings is an unwanted development,but without any iota of doubts im beginning to respect z police by declining to talk (for not making conclusions that comes out to be reversed by the realities & facts on z ground)Pls,check the crises diary in that axis,z killers are usually igbos or other tribes(xtians)Igbos in the persuance of economic gains can go to any length.So let them continue to play z game of "Dogs eating Dogs"its non of our business.

of cos u are very

of cos u are very right....abdumatab the underwear suicide bomber is also Ibo......Imbeciles

Jonathan's One Nigeria? After Killing Igbos who next? Ijaws, Yor

President Jonathan talked of sticking to one Nigeria the other day; One Nigeria with the continued sacrificing of Igbo blood to keep the country united? After killing Igbos, who next? Ijaws, Yoruba Christians, Binis, Efik, Tivs.....? This is the question for President Jonathan who seems inclined to the Hausa/Fulani wishes of One Nigeria. There is nothing anybody can do to stop ethnic killings in Nigeria. It started immediately after 1914. The struggle for who controls oil revenues now exacerbates the killings. Another root is religious. In the Middle belt, you see the Tarok youths eating human flesh of their Hausa/Fulani enemies. Truth is that Nigeria is not a workable country. Any body who refuses this is lying to his/her teeth.

These men committed suicide...

These men committed suicide and deserve no pity from us. Sultan of sokoto and Buhari have both warned via boko haram that Igbos should leave the north but they gave it a deaf ear. They don't want you in their enclaves so why not leave. These guys won't stop until Igbos are wipe out from the surface of naija. The progrom of the 60's is still very much alive. My advice for Ndigbo is to move back home without further delay. Any one killed down north should be regarded as one who committed suicide and no tears should be shed on him. Go back home NOW.

Igbo no dey hear word

many Igbos on this forum have requested their kiths and kin to come back home. I am adding my voice as Yoruba man please come back home. if you cannot go all the way to the east when you get to Ibadan stop and make a home there, if your transport money can take you to Lagos, you are most welcome. the whole of South East is yours come back home. From Ogbomosho to Ogoja is home, please come back, this killing is too much. South East governors should assist them to come home, South West too can add little money to it.

Almajiri school, a deceit

No body ask fed govt for almajiri schools, it was their tool for campaign in 2011. It must be fulfilled, even though d state govs are nt contributing, our subsidy money is wit presidency.

The Ibos have shot themselves

The Ibos have shot themselves on the foot. They are their own worst enemies. For the love of naira, they prefer to die in the north. Who would have thought that after the massacre of 1966, Ibos would even be in greater numbers in the north? Now going home is no longer an option. The kidnappers, ritualists and armed robbers are waiting.

The rest of us are being pushed to...

It baffles me when a group of people feels comfortable unleashing carnage on other groups they claim to be in one Nigeria with,yet quickly push the blame to GEJ & gov.These sons of the Beast,BH cause insecurity in the land as if they have monopoly for violence. The northern propagandists as usual have declined to coment because it did affect northerners or muslims.The gunmen from BH,Fulani herdsmen & jihadists have been doing these to the Middle belters & other tribes in the name of superior ethnic,religious & one Nigeria madness. All these killings are brewing dangerous REPRISALS that will surpass the former.

Are northern sharia Police etc. not the shooting killer Boko?

In as much as northern Muslims, politicians and elite are giving indirect encouragement to Boko, their Sharia Police, Sharia Courts' workers and Sharia enforcers could easily store arms and explosive materials in Mosque.

They could be those that go about shooting people at random on motor bikes etc. storming Police Stations, Prisons and robbing banks.

The shooting and others are not abating for nothing. The FG should not only look at this direcetion but should clamp these group of people into detention.

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