By Ndahi Marama, Maiduguri
Gunmen Monday invaded the residence of the Caretaker Chairman of Shani Local Government Area of Borno state, Alhaji Madu Walama, in Walama village killing one of his son, Shettima Walama, aged 20.
The gunmen also shot dead a driver in his car on the Biu- Shani – Numan while attempting to escape after the attack.
Our Correspondent gathered from residents of Walama, that this is the fourth time unknown gunmen have invaded the Council Chairman’s house in Walama village, but they were disappointed as all their attempt to killed the Chairman failed, because the Chairman was not in the house at all the times of the attacks.
Sources said, ” When the gunmen suspected to be political assassins invaded the house, they asked the whereabouts of the Chairman, and when they discovered that the council Boss was not around, they opened fire on one of his son, before living him in the pool of his blood.
“Although, the shot son was rushed to the hospital, but unfortunately he was certified dead.
” The gunmen numbering over 5 in a private vehicle stormed the village at about 11pm on Sunday, wrecked havoc on the chairman’s house, but did not touch any other residents, only one man driving along the main rod that was equally killed by the attackers while trying to escape from the scene”. The source said.
Another source said, immediately when the gunmen attacked the chairman’s house, they proceeded to Gwaskara village in that night and attacked one of a prominent indigene, Mallam Adamu Gwaskara where they inflicted serious injury on him.
The Police Commissioner, Mr. Lawal Tanko confirmed the incident, saying the gunmen were suspected to be armed robbers. End