Police: At Least 20 Killed As Militants Attack Igbo Town Hall Meeting In Mubi, Adamawa State-AP

By Ibrahim Garba, Njadvara Musa &Jon Gambrell

Police say gunmen from a radical Muslim sect have attacked a town hall in rural northeast Nigeria, shooting at least 20 people dead.

The attack happened around noon Friday in Mubi in Adamawa state, a town near Nigeria's border with Cameroon.

Local police commissioner Ade T. Shinaba said the attack targeted the hall when a group of Nigeria's Igbo people of the southeast were meeting.

Shinaba blamed a radical Muslim sect known as Boko Haram for the killing.

The sect, which wants to implement strict Shariah law across Nigeria, killed at least 510 people last year alone, according to an Associated Press count.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

GOMBE, Nigeria (AP) _ Gunmen attacked a church in northeast Nigeria during a prayer service, spraying the congregation with gunfire and killing at least six people including the pastor's wife.

The assault late Thursday comes just weeks after a radical Muslim sect claimed responsibility for a series of deadly bombings at churches in northern Nigeria.

Gombe state police spokesman Ahmed Muhammad confirmed Friday that six people died following the shootings at the Deeper Life Church in Gombe, and that eight others were wounded.

The oil-rich nation's president recently put regions of the country under a state of emergency due to the threat, but that did not include Gombe.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but suspicion immediately fell on the radical Muslim sect known as Boko Haram. The sect has carried out increasingly sophisticated and bloody attacks in its campaign to implement strict Shariah law across Nigeria, a multiethnic nation of more than 160 million people.

Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is sacrilege" in the local Hausa language, is responsible for more than 500 killings this year alone, according to an Associated Press count. The group claimed responsibility for an attack that killed at least 42 people in a Christmas Day bombing of a Catholic church near Abuja, as well as a suicide car bombing targeting the U.N. headquarters in the capital that killed 25 people and wounded more than 100.

Nigeria's weak central government has been slow to respond to the sect.

On Dec. 31, President Goodluck Jonathan declared regions of Borno, Niger, Plateau and Yobe states to be under a state of emergency  meaning authorities can make arrests without proof and conduct searches without warrants. He also ordered international borders near Borno and Yobe state to be closed.

However, it remains unclear what effect that will have on a sect that has adopted hit-and-run attacks and suicide bombings to target the country's military and police, as well as civilians.

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Associated Press writers Ibrahim Garba in Kano, Nigeria; Njadvara Musa in Maiduguri, Nigeria and Jon Gambrell in Lagos, Nigeria contributed to this report.

 

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RE- IGBO KILLINGS.

fellow Nigerians, it beats my imagination on the way we continously fan the ambers of hatred. I strongly believe that some elements stand to gain so much from a religous war, surprising, these guys are winning as reflected by the comments by some of us. We should always listen to the voice of reason. We should not throw caution to the wind. Please no religion sanction killing of any soul.

A CALL TO NDIIGBO OUTSIDE OF IGBOLAND

UNDER MY AUTHORITY AS ONE OF THE ANOINTED SUCCESSORS OF GENERAL ODIMEGWU OJUKWU OF THE BIAFRAN GENERAL COMMAND. I HEREBY UNDER MY NAME AN AUTHORITY CALL ON ALL IGBOS OUTSIDE OF IGBO LAND WITHING THE NIGERIAN TERRITORY TO LEAVE DIRECTLY NOW FOR IGBO TERRITORY FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS AND GENERAL MOBILIZATION. NO ONE MORE IGBO BLOOD WILL BE SHED FOR NIGERIA AS I SPEAK. ANY IGBO MAN WHO FAILS TO HID THIS DIRECTIVE WILL ULTIMATELY HAVE HIMSELF TO BLAME ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. THE NIGERIAN VANDALS HAVE SO FAR WON BUT IT WILL TURN OUT TO BE A PYRRHIC VICTORY. WE BLAME NO ONE FOR THE FATE IGBOS HAVE SUFFERED IN NIGERIA SINCE INDEPENDNCE, BUT FROM THIS DAY 7TH JANUARY 2012 IGBOS WILL NOW HAVE THEMSELVES TO BLAME. HISTORY WILL AT THE END BE THE ULTIMATE JUDGE. ( NB I MAKE A PERSONAL PLEA TO SAHARA REPORTERS TO PLEASE PUBLISH THIS MESSAGE FOR THE SAKE OF IGBOS DEAD AND LIVING.)

This time it is not the Igbos versus the rest.

This time it is not the Igbos versus the rest. The South-South, the South-West and the North Central are all under the same threat, the same siege and the same onslaught from the Hausa-Fulani jihadists. They have been victims as well. The Igbos are very naive when it comes to diplomacy. But this is an opportunity to form alliance with the other Nigerians in the other three geographical zones. It will be a BIG MISTAKE to try to go it alone. Even big powers like Great Britain, US and Germany understand the importance of alliance in times of crisis as well as in peace times. The same advice goes to the leaders of the South-West, South-South and North Central. They should together join forces to remove the cancer that had plagued Nigeria for generations.

excisionist

Who are the real criminal in this country.

This question remaind me what Black Eyed Peas used to said in his lyrics.
Title;Where Is The Love. I quote
"Wht's wrong with d world
mama?
People living like aint got no
mamas
I think d whole worlds
addicted 2 d drama Only attracted 2 d things
that bring u trauma
Overseas yeah we tryin to
stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here
livin In the USA d big CIA d
Bloodz & the Crips n d
KKK
Bt if u only hav love 4
ur own race
Then you only leave space 2 discriminate
n to discriminate only
generates hate
And if you hatin you're
bound to get irate
Yeah madness is wat you demonstrate
And that's exactly how anger
works and operates
You gotta have love just to
set it straight
Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate 2 d
love
" Plz read http:// mobile.nytimes.com/article?a=888812&f=28&p=0

What are the wise men waiting for?

I implore our shortsighted governors and leaders of the Eastern Nigeria states of Igbo origin to meet and start planning how to build the East. We need one major infrastructures like an airport with a target of 10million PAX/annum + a very active Cargo sector, We need to dredge the Niger river and create a major seaport in the region. We need a major economic hub which can be a city with a good environment to site embassies and friendly enough for companies to see reasons to be a part of this working region. We need a planned Eastern region with good water distribution, siting hospitals(1 for every LGA),active and efficient transportation system(rail, roads, regional airports), upgraded education system. Most of all, we need to work at making ONE STANDARD IGBO LANGUAGE and suppress the dialect thing. If we can do this, then we already have Biafra going without detaching from Nigeria. The hausas have kept these from u guys 4 too long. We need 2 start work on creating Biafra

We fail ourselves daily, and we can make amendment

Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu was indeed a prophet. The unrepentant evil inclination in those anointed to be and retain control of leadership in Nigeria is only coming to the surface decades after. May God reward him.
Note this: No Yoruba, Housa, Niger-Deltan nor anybody from any other part of Nigeria will stop the killing and intimidation of Igbos. Unless we come to our senses and work to overcome the age long evil against us, it will remain there for as long as Nigeria remains.
Orji Uzor Kalus, Arthur Nzeribes and many others who got settled in corruption will not work for Igbo safety because many of those known as Igbo leaders today, including some governors, unlike Ojukwu, are being fed in corruption and cannot be noticed in a sane government.
Please if you have a word for our freedom in the land, lend your voice in the appropriate forum not here.

Intellectual terrorism by Prof. Jean Herskovits

Prof. JEAN HERSKOVITS, a historian made Bank director by terrorist sponsors who wrote that "Boko Haram does not exist" may well argue that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, an international terrorist of Northern Nigeria extraction never attempted terrorist attack against America.

American leaders understand that the same hatred that drove Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, that made him say that "committing jihad against the United States is one of "the most virtuous acts" a Muslim can perform", is the same hatred that is driving Boko Haram. Through her articles, she seems to have had some influence on gullible Western opinion. Check out the link:
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2009/08/03/the_real_tragedy_in_nig...

American leaders and intelligence community know better right now. They are not going take the self centered advice of an irresponsible woman and wait until BH attacks them.

Ndi Igbo's fight

This is a fight that we know all too well. Please, the earlier we devise a solution the more of our people we can help stay out of harms way.But first....I read a comment from a poster which is true...You never see the Hausa/Yoruba man's investments in the East but all around Nigeia Igbo people just go around helping other region's economies. My advise...Sell off all your properties there in the North and acquire new ones in the East. and before we leave we are destroying all pipelines supplying oil to the North. Truely with our business savy, if we concentrate on the East and put our investments there Biafra will be far better than Nigeria. All we need now are major infrastructures within the region. A major standard airport, a sea port, and a city to agree to be the capital city as an economic hub. These are things that the North has purosely kept away from us. We can do it.We now see how Ojukwu(one man) was feared by the whole North. When he was alive they didn't go this far..

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I am just wondering what those who with their military might force the igbos to be part of nigeria. i am just asking my self why. what has the igbos done to this kingdom. is it because of the oil? why? why do you want us to be part of nigeria? why? do you think what you are doing is normal? do you think it seem right in the eyes of God? do you read KING JAMES VERSION OF THE HOLY BIBLE? why do you use the power God gave you to suppress others? you will be rewarded accordingly

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Thank god I am not a nigerian. Thank God I am a BIAFRAN. nigerians are killing us softy. again, igbos has been killed for no real reason. I am just asking my self what those advocating one nigeria would be thinking. the igbos still living in the north are all to blame for anything that happen to them. someone ask you to leave his territory and you refuse, so you are responsible for anything that happens to you.

Igbo,s

I,ll only try to explain a fool once more ( A person is a fool when he fail not to understand his problems, fail not to capure a solution and wish not to dig how to find out the way out of his problem) This is Igbo Man for u, everything is all about money making. Greedy man

@ Deri : All Of The Above! @ Delta Queen: Vielen Dank!!

@ Delta Queen : I always knew you have some morals in you á la Yoruba influence, unlike @ Deri who is without conscience. Great comment!

@ Deri : You can answer your vile question yourself. It is from your Dumbo's menu. Since you asked, let the bokomaniacs murder as many Ibos/Southerners as they please, they were warned to vacate aboki enclaves. Is this Dumbo's "fight to finish", more carnage? See what I mean by Lokoja? Aborigines only make noise, they don't fight. "Nigeria will disintegrate when Ibos go militant"...Anonymous!

@ Concerned Senior SSS official : Keeping silent is complicity! Contact Festus Kayemo if you're for real.

Considering, the American trojan gift to 9ja Navy arrived today, the fast-forwarding of subsidy removal, there may be meat on the conspiracy theory of "external influence" to expedite the disintegration of the British fraud. That's welcome news! Nigeria will soon evaporate without the SNC... Wallahi, Insha Allah!

conspiracy against the south

There is a deep conspiracy against the south by the Northern Leaders to destabilize the Government of GEJ. These evil people are trying their best possible to cause anarchy between the North and the South so that the Military can come in and they will be in power once again. So far, they seem to be succeeding because the people are daggers drawn against each other. All this talk about Boko Haram and islamisation are all struggles for power by Ciroma and his fellow evil men. How can one rationalize shooting of the Igbos in their town hall. Is it not to provoke the east to react? The annoying thing in all of this is that GEJ is a weak and clueless man.

Nigeria end is here, brace up for life after Nigeria

I'm tired of posting or commenting on issues about Nigeria.I have been thinking over the events and happenings in this country, trying to figure out the direction this country is headed. I'm afraid to tell you all,Nigeria is headed to her doom. All the unabated killings, bombings, massacres, government's bad decisions are a sign that heaven seem to have sealed and stamped it, no matter what those of us who wish Nigeria well say or do, agents of destruction has taken over the atmosphere, they are bent on killing this union. President Jonathan is just a mere tool, forces of darkness has taken over to fulfill this doom. All the Ethnic groups in Nigeria should brace up for life after Nigeria. The end is here.

Ndigbo

Aminu advises the Igbos to leave the North where they are unwanted. I of course agree with the sentiment. Will the North also stop partaking in sharing any monies generated in Igboland into the federation account? I too remember that the Igbos did leave in the sixties .... tell us what happened after. I also remember Gowon and the task that must be done. Please stop!!!

Igbo Massacre: Time for Home Grown Solution 2

Foreign powers cannot help Nigeria at this time. Americans failed to tame bomb blast in Iraq and Afghanistan. Inviting foreign powers to help in Nigeria will end in CATASTROPHE. Because boko haram will use that as propaganda for recruitments for suicide bombing,etc
Options for home grown solutions include-
1) Scaling up of police force. This is the time for local police, state police and federal police. When there is conflict, the federal police should overule other tiers. At this time, the benefits of decentralised police force outweighs the demerits.
2) very importantly every Igbo man or indeed other literate citizens should be able to obtain official firearms,pistols,etc and recieve training on how to use firearms for SELF DEFENCE. This alone will scare these COWARDS. Only cowards will attack you and go into hiding. No war in history was won using suicide bombing. Only the DEFEATED resort to suicide bombing.
3) use of trained DOGS,etc to scare or alert of night attacks by COWARDS

Igbo Massacre: Time for Home Grown Solution 2

Foreign powers cannot help Nigeria at this time. Americans failed to tame bomb blast in Iraq and Afghanistan. Inviting foreign powers to help in Nigeria will end in CATASTROPHE. Because boko haram will use that as propaganda for recruitments for suicide bombing,etc
Options for home grown solutions include-
1) Scaling up of police force. This is the time for local police, state police and federal police. When there is conflict, the federal police should overule other tiers. At this time, the benefits of decentralised police force outweighs the demerits.
2) very importantly every Igbo man or indeed other literate citizens should be able to obtain official firearms,pistols,etc and recieve training on how to use firearms for SELF DEFENCE. This alone will scare these COWARDS. Only cowards will attack you and go into hiding. No war in history was won using suicide bombing. Only the DEFEATED resort to suicide bombing.
3) use of trained DOGS,etc to scare or alert of night attacks by COWARDS

Retaliate now and inflict the greatest pain on these outcasts.

The essence of any war is to make it as difficult and painful for the enemies on their land. All Biafrans in the entire north must have sophisticated ammunitions and wage war against all the entire boko-aram tribe inflicting the pain where they would feel it most.
All their Islamic, traditional institution and security personnel must be targeted. Likewise all their means of livelihood i.e. animal husbandry must also be targeted.
The one in Southern Nigeria must be driven out and their business destroyed, but it is adjudged that they face the pain at home on their land.

hey!we dnt nid all dis

we dnt nid all dis..yorubas,igbos nd hausas we are one..let pray for GOD intervention

Igbos unna be Mugu

I am not Igbo but i live in Igbo Land, i can say Igbo's are wise, industrious and are good in making and struggling for money but are foolish to live in the land of their enemies. What manner of money are you looking for were you can be killed after some while. Igbo man concentrate all his mind in making money and forget every other thing, including his own security. I am very disappointed in Igbo's in the North. Proverbs Chapter 29 vs 2. When the righteous are in authority the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.

My sister ask them.

My sister ask them.

Ubello@yahoo.co.uk

Pls you should avoid singing this kind of religious words. If is that remember people in zankwa kaduna state christians killed more than 5000 moslems what happen Nobody say anything yet. You should control ur tongue pls.

My heart Bleed for Nigeria

My heart bleed for this country,this is just in sane.killing of harmless Nigerians!!!
So painful,but Nigeria is headless right now what can an headlees person do. Nigerian please let's turn to God the more, He alone can fight this battle(boko haram). Whoever is sponsoring dis attack,even a group or country,vengeance of the Lord will rain on them. Amen

My heart bleed for this

My heart bleed for this country,this is just in sane.killing of harmless Nigerians!!!
So painful,but Nigeria is headless right now what can an headlees person do. Nigerian please let's turn to God the more, He alone can fight this battle(boko haram). Whoever is sponsoring dis attack,even a group or country,vengeance of the Lord will rain on them. Amen

CALL FOR RETURN OF ALL IGBOS FROM NORTHERN PART OF NIGERIA

This a clarion call and the last one that all sons and daughters of igbo origin, the sons and daughters of all south south and Yoruba tribes should as a matter of urgency pack their moveabale belongings and vacate the sodomy enclave of the Hausa'Fulani land to the southern Nigeria.
Any body that negate this call and choose to remain there is doing that at his or her own risk.
The committe of the South south Nigeria Republic will not take any responsibility for any harm or futher killings suffered by any of these group of people in the the Hausa Fulani land forthwith.
Sign By;
Yinka Ajaji
Kabari Gua
Eze Chinedum Okafor
Chief Idoreyin Etim

The action was wicked and

The action was wicked and barbaric. It is unfortunate. Yes Nigeria has never b e a nation but rather a country of people forced to co-exist and the process hating and hurting themselves. Walahi the solution is a peaceful separation so that those who have oil can can not only conrol it but keep it, those with water can drink it and those with nothing at all will be compelled to go and look for something to survive on. We certainly cannot continue this way and it does require much efforts to achieve the separation; a motion for amember of the national assembly to that effect will set the stage for much desirable permanent peace for us all, untill that happens am afraid we would continue to pretend and wont get any where.

his ecellency dim chukwuemeka

his ecellency dim chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (UDO EJI AKPU AGU)saw it coming. the answer is d hoisting to this madness is d hoistihg of the rising sun flag.

yes

yes, while you call on the Christians to vacate the northi hope you also made provisions to receive the Muslims in the south that will be returning to the north.

ISLAM IS A THREAT TO WORLD PEACE.

The earlier the world get this into their brain the better. Wherever there is Islamic religion, they always kill and maim their Christian neighbors. And when there's no other Christians to kill, they turn against themselves. Violence is now synonymous to Islam. just take a look at whats happening in Islamic world (middle east), thousands die everyday. Now, they wants to turn Nigeria into African Afghanistan. I must say that violence is not a monopoly. Even the most harmless animal on Earth will revolt when pushed to the wall. A word is enough for the wise.

Oh boy why the igbos no just

Oh boy why the igbos no just vacate the area once and for all i witness the way they got killed in the noryh in the 60s why still keep staying in area where u noy wanted this is not a matter of retalition just move back to the east or yorubaland or even other welcoming countries.

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