Sixty were killed at a cattle market in a remote northeastern Nigeria as the gunmen threw bombs and opened fire. The motive for the attack was unclear that on Wednesday night. Aside from the killing around 29 perople where rushed to the hospital for immediate treatment.The town has been an occasional target for militant Islamist sect Boko Haram but it also suffers occasional bouts of ethnic violence over land disputes.
The Potiskum hospital administration that numbers of death may rise in view of the people who are seriously injured. The attack was likely a pattern done by the Boko Haram group by throwing explosives and opened fire for almost an hour. Boko Haram has been fighting a low-level insurgency for more than two years and has become the main security threat facing Africa's top oil producer, although it is far from any oil producing facilities.
The groups usually targets police or authority figures, and although civilians increasingly have borne the brunt of its attacks, they are normally targeted for being a perceived enemy of the group, such as Christians, not randomly killed.