Again, gunmen kill police chief, others in Borno

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram sect members Sunday evening attacked Baderi Village in Mafa Council of Borno state killing its traditional ruler, Lawan Kafu, a Mobile Police Training Camp (PMTC) Commandant, Umaru Ali Jenga, and a traffic warden (names withheld) in Gwange area of Maiduguri in separate operations.

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This is coming barely 24 hours after the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chinweike Asadu, was killed by gunmen in his home town, Amorji- Nike, Enugu State

According to an eyewitness, the 45-year-old commandant was killed at his residence. He was shot dead by three armed men in a tricycle, after which they (the attackers) fled towards Bama Road where they also shot a traffic warden at his duty post.

He said: “We were sitting under the shed, when gunmen in a tricycle attacked the residence of the police officer near the Lagos Bridge. And people started running for safety across the bridge before soldiers came in their patrol vehicles to chase the gunmen that fled towards Bama road, after they killed the police officer in front of his house at about 4:30p.m. yesterday (Sunday) evening.”

The state Police Command Spokesman, Gideon Jibrin, confirmed the incident saying there were multiple attacks in Gwange ward of Maiduguri where a police officer and a traffic warden were killed on Sunday. He added that no arrests had been made.

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