With the Nigerian military distracting itself with an unnecessary “Python Dance II” military siege on the South East, dreaded terror group Boko on Sunday night slaughtered the Chef Imam of Kurmiri Village in Titiwa ward of Magumeri local government area of Borno State.
The Imam was killed alongside four others, when suspected members of the sect attacked Kurmiri village of Titiwa Ward, about 15 kilometres away from Magumeri Local Government headquarters of Borno state.
The Chief Imam, Ustaz Goni Bukar Tabare is the elder brother to a popular politician in Magumeri, Mallam Goni Kundube, Daily Post reports.
Magumeri had witnessed series of deadly attacks in recent past including the ambush, killing and abduction of NNPC oil exploration workers, contracted staff of University of Maiduguri and members of Civilian JTF in Bornoyesu village in July this year.
Eyewitnesses told the newspaper that the attackers came into the village armed with Ak47 rifles, knives and machetes, but decided to execute their mission on their victims using machetes, because using guns will alert many residents to repel the attacks, even though, sources said, one of the attackers was arrested.
The Caretaker Chairman of Magumeri Local Government Area, Alhaji Abubakar Abdulkadir confirmed the attack to Daily Post
“Chief Imam of Kurmiri village and four other persons were slaughtered by suspected members of Boko Haram sect last night.”
He said, “We in Magumeri wake up this morning (Monday) and recieved a distress call that one of our Community witnessed Boko Haram attacks.
” Five people were slaughtered including Chief Imam of Kurmiri village. We regreted this attack and we Pray Allah (God) grant Aljanul Firduas to the souls of the deceased and their families to bear the irreparable loss.
“I want to commend the effort of our Civilian JTF and other security agencies for their prompt action which led to the apprehension of one of the attackers.