Borno Emirate Council Member, Mala Kaka, 7 Others Killed In Maiduguri
A member of the Borno Emirate Council, Alhaji Mala Kaka was shot dead in his Fezzan home at about 1pm local time Monday by suspected armed militants who also killed no fewer than six others in the troubled capital of Borno state, Maiduguri. This is coming barely 48 hours after the Shehu of Borno led other traditional rulers to announce plans to end the Boko Haram debacle in his territory.
Apart from Kaka, a musical shop operator and four traders at a cattle market were also shot dead while another person died in a bomb explosion along Bama road earlier. JTF spokesman, Lt Col Sagir Musa however said “no casualty was recorded” in the blast.
“There was an IED blast along Bama Road, about 500 meters away from Bama Garage in Maiduguri metropolis. Incident happened at about 10.15 hours today (Sunday). JTF troops have since cordoned, searched and swept d area,” a statement from JTF added.
The blast has forced many residents of the area to abandon their homes over fears of another military operation which led to loss of several lives and many houses razed in Gwange area last Monday.
The four traders killed were said to have been killed by armed men at Ngom Cattle Market along Mafa road, about 15 kilometres to Maiduguri metropolis Friday afternoon.
In another attack, a set of gunmen sneaked into a musical tapes shop around Green House area along West End of the metropolis, killing the shop operator and thereafter fled in a tricycle which brought them
Daily Sun gathered that the gunmen came on a tricycle and headed for the shop, fire several shots at the young operator of the shop.
Also, a senior member of the Borno state Emirate council, Alhaji Mala Kaka was shot dead on Sunday by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram. The killing came on the heel of a move by the Shehu of Borno and elders in the state to end the lingering security challenge.
Sources hinted that Kaka was shot dead in his house at about 1pm Sunday.
“We learnt that he was killed in his Fezzan home by some gunmen who fled immediately,” the source said.
There was no reaction on the killings from JTF as at press time.
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