BARELY 48 hours after members of the Borno Elders’ Forum (BOEF) appealed to the Boko Haram sect to lay down its arms and embrace dialogue with the Federal Government, a policeman and a resident of Gwange ward of Maiduguri metropolis in Borno State were shot dead yesterday at about 1.35pm.
The policeman was returning from a duty post in Gwange ward when suspected gunmen fired several shots into his head and chest. The unidentified resident was shot dead under the Gwange Bridge.
Confirming the separate incidents in Maiduguri, the Borno State police spokesman, Gideon Jibrin, said gunmen trailed the policeman and killed him before he reached his residence in Gwange ward.
The resident killed at the Bridge, he added, was also trailed by two gunmen in long kaftans and shot in the head.
The gunmen, according to the police sources, fled into the neighbouring wards of Shehuri South and Bama road Government Reservation Area (GRA) and south of Gwange ward.
He said no arrests have been made yet, but investigations are being conducted towards fishing out culprits that continue to target policemen, soldiers and other security agents in the state.
Security, according to him, is the business of every citizen, stressing that residents should assist the police and the Joint Task Force (JTF) by providing information on the hideout and modus operandi of terrorists.