•Gunmen kill school teacher, 2 others
From TIMOTHY OLA, Maiduguri
A school teacher and two others were yesterday murdered in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members. The gunmen, according to a resident, sneaked into the residence of the school teacher, who worked at a popular private school at GRA road.
“They sneaked into his house at Polo area at 2 a.m. on Saturday and shot him dead,” a resident who would not want his name in print for ‘security reason’ said. Sunday Sun gathered that the gunmen also attacked two residents at Sulemanti ward and shot them dead.
Sources said the assassinated residents were neighbours whose houses were only separated by another house. Confirming the killings yesterday in Maiduguri, Police Public Relations Officer of Borno State Police Command, Gideon Jibrin, said he heard of the attacks at Polo and Sulemanti areas. He also said no arrests had been made by either the police or the Joint Task Force.
The killing of the school teacher and two others brought to 12 the number of residents murdered in Sulemanti and Polo areas in recent time. It was in these areas that three children were slaughtered when the assailants could not get to the head of the family and father of the three children. Violence appears to be on the increase in the troubled city tormented by Boko Haram insurgents, as a day hardly passes without killings occasioned by suspected Boko Haram Islamists.