Gunmen kill Adamawa monarch in Borno

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By UMAR YUSUF
Yola — District head of Madagali, in Adamawa State, Dr. Sa’ad Danburam, has been shot dead in Maiduguri, Borno State by gunmen.

The news of the death of Danburam filtered into Adamawa State, Saturday night, as he was said to have been shot after the evening Muslim prayers.

Members of Boko Haram splinter group during a news conference in Maiduguri, Saturday where they insisted on a cease-fire. Photo: Nan.

Members of Boko Haram splinter group during a news conference in Maiduguri, Saturday where they insisted on a cease-fire. Photo: Nan.

Detail of his killing was still sketchy, though Adamawa State Police Command had confirmed the killing.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr Mohammed Ibrahim, who confirmed to Vanguard on telephone, said the traditional ruler was killed in Maiduguri while on a visit to Borno State.

Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State shares common border with Borno State.

Madagali, which produces the Adamawa State Deputy Governor, Mr Bala Ngillari and the Speaker, Adamawa State House of Assembly, Mr  Ahmadu Fintiri, had already been thrown into mourning with the killing of Danburam.

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