11 April 2013

Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Four Borno School C'ttee Members, Three Others

Maiduguri — Four members of the Borno Boarding Secondary Schools Feeding Committee were, yesterday, shot dead by some gunmen suspected to be members of the Jamatul Ahlis Sunnah lid Daawa wal Jihad popularly known as Boko Haram in Dikwa Local Government Area of the state.

The committee was set up by Governor Kashim Shettima to monitor feeding system of secondary schools in the state.

Those shot dead are the Chairman of the sub committee in charge of Borno central,; Alhaji Tijjani Mafi; former Maiduguri Government House accountant, Alhaji Modu Kura Gubio; Alhaji Buba Gubo Zannah and the driver.

Our correspondent gathered that the four were on their way to condole with families of one of their associates in Logumani town in Dikwa Local Government Area of the state.

At press time, families of the deceased and the Commissioner for Education, Musa Inuwa Kubo, were seen at the Government House, Maiduguri making arrangement to get police escort that would convey the corpses to Maiduguri for burial.

In a related development, some gunmen attacked Gwoza Local Government Area and shot dead three people who were playing cards under a tree, Tuesday evening.

The killings in Gwoza, according to its Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Alhaji Audu Boka, were perpetrated by three suspected gunmen on a motorcycle in Gadamayo ward of Gwoza town at 4.30pm, Tuesday.

When contacted the spokesman of the Joint Task Force, JTF, Lt Col Sagir Musa, said; "I will reply you later,"

Also when our correspondent contacted the state commissioner of police, Yuguda Abdullahi, he said he was busy somewhere and directed that the PPRO DSP Gideon Jibril be contacted for details on the killings, but all efforts to get the PPRO proved abortive.

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