Suspected gunmen yesterday morning killed a tea vendor at the Bulabul area of Maiduguri metropolis in Borno State.
Also, at the weekend, an Islamic cleric, Malam Laminu, was killed at his Maiduguri residence.
The tea vendor was said to have been issued a warning letter by the gunmen to vacate the shop last February before he was killed yesterday, after returning from Michika last week.
Confirming the incidents yesterday in Maiduguri, the spokesman of Borno State Police Command, Gideon Jibrin, said that the police heard of the two separate attacks in Bulabul Ward of Maiduguri.
He said some suspected gunmen trailed the tea vendor this morning (yesterday) to his shop and opened fire at him severally, leading to his death.
Jibrin added that no arrests have been made but that the Joint Task Force (JTF) and the police had started investigations into the incidents.