Sources said the gunmen demanded some money from the Indian traders, before they fired several gun shots into the factory and fled in an unmarked vehicle chanting Allahu Akbar, (God is great!)
The Press Trust International quoted spokesman for the Joint Task Force, Lt. Col. Musa Sagir, as saying, “Suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists attacked a Gum Arabic Factory located at Bayan quarters, Maiduguri metropolis today at about 10:00 hours during heavy rain.
“The incident led to the death of two Indians, one was wounded and is receiving treatment at the state Specialist Hospital.”
He said the suspects went away with some money from the premises where they carried out the attack.
He said none of the local residents were killed or injured, except for the Indian nationals affected.
According to him, investigation has commenced to apprehend the hoodlums.
Islamic sect, Boko Haram, has been waging a sustained war in the North, killing and destroying property.
An eyewitness said, “The gunmen continued to fire to scare us from the scene and it took the Joint Task Force about 30 minutes to arrive at the scene.”