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Terrorists kill chief Imam, abduct hunters in Borno

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Boko Haram terrorists have killed the Chief Imam of Beneshiekh town, Borno State, Sheihk Baba Goni Muktar Malumti, and abducted two hunters in Makinta Kururi village.

The terrorists invaded Beneshiekh town at about 1:15am on Monday and first went to the house of an Islamic scholar, but when they realized that he was not their target, they asked him to go back to the house and remain quiet.

They then went to the house of the Chief Imam, who was praying, and opened fire on him. They also set ablaze some Islamic books after killing him.

Another set of terrorists invaded Makinta Kururi and abducted two hunters.

The killing of the Chief Imam comes one month after his younger brother was also killed by insurgents.

Beneshiekh is located along the major Kano-Damaturu-Maiduguri highway, about 70 kilometres drive to Maiduguri.

The Caretaker Chairman of Kaga council area, Mustapha Baima, expressed shock over the renewed attacks by terrorists.

Yes we received a distress call that Boko Haram terrorists gun down our Chief Imam of Beneshiekh Jummat Mosque in his house at about 1:15am on Monday.

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“The terrorists first invaded the house of one Islamic Scholar (names withheld), but when they realized the picture they were carrying for execution did not resemble that of the Chief Imam as target, they asked him to go back to the house and remain quite.

“Thereafter, they went to another house where the Chief Imam was praying. The terrorists then opened fire on getting their target. The terrorists also set ablaze some Islamic Books after killing the Chief Imam.

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“Another set of terrorists invaded Makinta Kururi and abducted two hunters. This is in addition to the killing of a younger brother to the late Chief Imam,” he said.

 

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