Militants in Maiduguri today reportedly killed the biological father of Boko Haram spokesperson “Abul Qaqa”. ‘Alhaji Abdullahi Jimoh’, a former Deputy Comptroller of Nigerian Prison Service was killed by suspected members of the Jama’atu Ahl-Sunnati Lil Da’awati WalJihad popularly known as Boko Haram.
A security source told SaharaReporters that Alhaji Jimoh was killed with a friend in front of his home at the back of Railway Quarters in Maiduguri last night, but it was today that it became clearer that he was the father of Abul Qaqa the detained spokesperson of the sect whom the Nigerian secret police and Nigerian Army captured in Kaduna recently.
The source said that the father has been out of Maiduguri city for some time and just returned to the troubled town recently. The identity of the second person killed with Jimoh is still unknown, while Boko Haram is yet to declare whether they are responsible for the killings.