22 May 2013, Maiduguri – Gunmen believed to be members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, Tuesday, shot dead a general manager (name withheld) of one of the major fuel stations in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
The gunmen had laid ambush on the deceased in the Ajilari/Railway crossing ward of Maiduguri metropolis and shot him dead as he made his way to his house after performing the Magrib prayers in a nearby Mosque at about 6:30pm.
The gunmen thereafter fled without being arrested, an eye witness said.
“I was about entering my house when I saw three people in a Keke Napep (tricycle) riding towards the house of the General Manager, and before I know it, I heard gunshots, which led to many people around the area running helter scelter for their safety.
“I quickly entered my house, and because of the curfew imposed on the state capital as well as the emergency rule, we had to remain indoors, until this morning 8am that we saw his corpse still lying without being attended to,” he said.