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Boko Haram Kills Ex-Council Boss

05 Feb 2012

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Boko Haram suspects


By  Michael Olugbode 
Two persons, including a former council boss,  were shot dead by suspected Boko Haram members during a condolence visit in Damboa town, in the  southern senatorial district of Borno State.

THISDAY gathered that the former council boss of Damboa local government area, Lawan Kagu , who just buried his father Friday evening was receiving visitors who came to pay a condolence visit on him when he was gunned down by the suspected fundamentalists.

Witnesses disclosed that the gunmen who pretended to be sympathisers were able to get close to their victims and even sat on the mat with them for some minutes before drawing out their guns from their flowing gowns which they aimed at him.

Immediately they drew the gun out everyone took to their heels leaving the council boss at their mercy. They were said to have  rained gunshots on him and immediately took to their heels.

The other victim was shot dead to make way for their escape as they shot sporadically to scare the people of the area .

The state commissioner of Police, Simeon Midenda,  could not be reached as at the time of filing the report last night for confirmation.

But the information officer of the council, Sheriff Ajigil,  confirmed the incident on phone from the town.

He said: "Lawan Kagu, our former council chairman and one other person were shot dead last night (Friday) in Damboa while the former council chairman was receiving condolences from sympathisers over the death of his father."
He said the gunmen had disguised as sympathisers before removing their guns from their flowing gowns and shot the two persons dead.

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  • This is senseless. God take this cup away from your children. What does this people want. They killed his father, he should not bury his father?

    From: Ahmadu Omale

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This is becoming too much for Nigerian to bear. What's going on in my beloved country. May GOD help us.

    From: ehia

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • When will this killings stop? When? The greatest worry that I have is I don't know neither do I understand, and I think anyone knows either, what exactly the leaders and members of the Boko Haram sect wants that makes them believe that killing people here and there will satisfy their concerns. All people of good conscience who know where these people are hiding should please rise up and prevail on them to respect Allah's Will for creating human life and show respect for the sanctity of life that the Supreme Being has created. May Allah forgive our sins.

    From: Muka Popoola

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Nigeria as of now suppose to be a Police & Army Country. It is becoming unbearable
    how can we satdown & be watching all these elements destroying our peacefull & blessed
    Land. Nigeria as i know have made a mistake in the past,but not know. Please my people
    make hest when the Sun shine. Try as much as u can, get all these Rats dont tell us
    we are not after what happened to them.

    From: God.s send.

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • What a wicked world we are living,this is pure wickedness in the highest order.may their soul rest in peace but surely the perpetrators will definetly pay one day,he who kills by the gun shall surely die by the gun.

    From: Innocent

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The so called Boko haram is political agitators from Federal to local politicians,who are looking for political positions they couldn't get through democracy means and using the streets holigans to commit treasons. Mr President,you and national congress men and women took oaths to protect the citizens of Nigeria and properties need to do something under the oaths.

    From: ogbuefi

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • this kind of people should be eradicated and wiped out from the surface of the earth.

    From: emmanuel moses

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • What a sad news, should we blame this on insecurity? no, my condulence to the family. it is a petty.

    From: Kpokanaka Gbarabe.

    Posted: 2 years ago

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