By  Michael Olugbode


Five persons were reportedly killed in parts of Maiduguri metropolis, Borno State between Thursday and Friday, according to residents of the town. Some of the residents who spoke on the condition of anonymity, claimed that the assassins are likely men of the notorious Boko Haram sect.

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Those that were killed include, two persons at Zuwa Da Wuri Hotel in Gwange Ward of the ancient town and a classroom teacher. They were said to have fallen prey to the bullets of the fundamentalists during an attack at about 1pm on Friday on a residence and the hotel popular for selling of beer and other liquor.

Thursday’s attacks according to police source were at Abaganaram market, Kofa Biyu area of the town.

Speaking on the Friday’s attack, Ibrahim Isa, a resident, said: “as we prepare for the Jumat Prayers we started hearing gunshots at the hotel, and we saw people running, and some had to quickly lock their shops and market stalls and ran for cover.


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