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Boko Haram murders Islamic scholar, 4 others in Borno



Five persons including the Chief Imam of Kurtmiri village in Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno state, Goni Bukar Tabare were on Sunday night slaughtered when Boko Haram terrorists invaded the village.

Kurtmiri village of Titiwa Ward, which is about 15 kilometres away from Magumeri, is the headquarters of Magunmeri Local Government Area of Borno state,The Chief Imam, Goni Bukar Tabare is said to be the Senior brother to a popular local politician in Magumeri, Mallam Goni Kundube.Confirming the incident, the Caretaker Committee Chairman of Magumeri Local Government Area, Alhaji Abubakar Abdulkadir in an interview with newsmen said, “Chief Imam of Kurtmiri village and four other persons were slaughtered by suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists last night”. Alhaji Abdulkadir stated that though the incident was regrettable, however, assured his people that adequate security have been provided and normalcy have since been restored.

He said, “We in Magumeri wake up this morning (Monday) and recieved a distress call that one of our communities witnessed Boko Haram attacks in which five people were slaughtered including Chief Imam of Kurtmiri village. We regretted this attack and we pray Allah (God) grant Aljanah Firdaus to the souls of the deceased and their families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss”.”I want to commend the effort of our Civilian JTF members, security agencies for their prompt action which led to the apprehension of one of the attackers.I also want to urge members of the general public not to panic, but go about their businesses as the situation is under control”, Abdulkadir stated.

It would be recalled that in the recent times Magumeri has witnessed series of deadly attacks including the ambush, killing and abduction of NNPC oil exploration workers, contracted staff of University of Maiduguri and 15 members Civilian JTF in Borno Yesu village in July this year.

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