Gunmen open fire at Nigeria cattle market, several dead

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Posted: May 03, 2012 8:29 AM
Gunmen open fire at Nigeria cattle market, several dead

ABUJA (Reuters) - Gunmen opened fire on a cattle market in remote northeast Nigeria overnight, killing and wounding many, witnesses and police said.

It was not clear who was behind the attack on Wednesday night in the town of Potiskum, in Yobe state, which has been an occasional target for militant Islamist sect Boko Haram.

(Reporting by Mike Oboh; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Janet Lawrence)