Two Indians were killed Wednesday morning and one other critically injured in an attack on a Gum Arabic factory in Maiduguri, Borno state.
According to eyewitnesses, the attackers struck around 10:00am, using a torrential rain as cover to carry out their attack. The Gum Arabic factory is located at Bayan Quarters, close to the enclave of the boko haram and where their mosque was before it was destroyed in 2009.
The spokesman for the JTF, Lt. Col. Sagiru Musa who confirmed the attack to Daily Trust also said the area had been cordoned off and a search for the assailants had commenced. He also said cash amounting to N90,000 was also taken from the factory.
Other workers who had taken refuge within the factory during the attack could not immediately contact the JTF because of the heavy downpour and were only bale to do so after it had abated and the attackers had long gone.
The surviving Indian, in critical condition, has been taken to the State Specialist Hospital for treatment.