Gunmen kill district head in borno


From DAUDA MBAYA, Maiduguri
Gunmen suspected to be members of Jamatul Ahlis Sunnah Lid Daawa wal Jihad yesterday shot dead the District Head of Dusuma ward in Jere Council area of Borno state, Kazalla Ali along side his son.
The incident according to an eye witness who does not want his name in print, took place at about 8pm when the gunmen invaded the residence of the traditional ruler and shot him twice on his head before he slumped and died, after which they shot his son in the presence of other family members.
he said, the gunmen came to the house and broke the gate before shouting Allahu Akbar (God is Great) where they shot the District head and his son dead.
He said immediately after the shootings which were done in the presence of the wives of the traditional ruler, the gunmen fled without being arrested where they left the victims in the pool of their blood.
When contacted for confirmation, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Gideon Jubrin’s phone number is switched off as at the time of filing in this report.
In a related development, gunmen shot dead Mallam Magaji the owner of Magaji motors Gidan Dambe area of Maiduguri Metropolitan Council MMC.
A resident of the area who does not want his name in print told our correspondent that the gunmen case three in number and opened fire on the late Magaji while sited and fled.
When newsmen contacted the spokesman of the Joint Task Force (JTF) Lt. Col. Sagir Musa he said he would find out and get back to to them.


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