Friday, September 20, 2013


Bamanga Tukur Street scene of the slaughter of eight destitute Nigerians earlier today

It was a gruesome scene in the early hours of today as unknown gunmen in army uniform opened fire and killed eight occupants of an uncompleted building in Apo Legislative quarters Abuja.

Eyewitnesses said the incident occurred around 3 a.m. in an uncompleted building owned by an army general. A source said the victims were squatters in the building, and said they included truck pushers, scavengers and water vendors known as “mai ruwa.”

The source added, “Those people living inside the building had been told to vacate the building on the orders of the Army General who owns the house, but they refused to leave.

But it was unfortunate to see some men in army uniform come in the midnight and open fire on these innocent people. I personally counted eight dead bodies this morning lying in the pool of their blood. I saw bullets everywhere in the building.”

Sahara-reporters could not authoritatively confirm that the shooting was carried out by Nigerian soldiers. But a resident of the area told our correspondent that the dastardly act was likely ordered by the officer who owns the building. The name of the officer could not be ascertained at the time of this report.

Meanwhile the scene of the bloody assault has been cordoned off by the men of State Security Services (SSS), soldiers and police. The police public relations officer in Abuja, Altine Daniel, confirmed the attack to Sahara-reporters, but said the police had no further information about those responsible for it. He added that investigations had begun on the matter.

Source: SaharaReporters 

See pictures of Bamanga Tukur Street scene of the slaughter of eight destitute Nigerians below...