For the second day running, unknown gunmen have again struck and killed five persons in Borno state, bringing the total number of persons killed in pre dawn attacks in less than 48 hours to twelve people.
The latest incident according to a statement by the spokesperson of the Joint Task Force, JTF, in Maiduguri, Sagir Musa, occurred in Musari community – a village located at the outskirt of Maiduguri.
Mr. Musa said the gunmen sneaked into the community and “secretly carried out selective killings of five people including a serving Nigerian Police Traffic Warden”.
The JTF spokesperson said the incident happened in the early hours of Friday, between 1 – 3 am.
He also added that the JTF troops that responded to a distressed call came and arrested three of the suspected assailants and recovered 1 AK 47 Rifle with ten rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.
He said investigation has since commenced on the incident and the operation to apprehend fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.
It is recalled that a similar attack happened Thursday in various locations within Maiduguri, leading to the dead of at least six persons.
Also, Thursday, unknown assailants disguised as cusptomers and killed a prominent business man in the city, Abubakar Girgiri Gashua in front of his store.