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Friday, October 8, 2010

Gunmen kill ANPP chieftain, shoot 2 others in Maiduguri

Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, was thrown into confusion on Thursday, following the killing of the National Vice Chairman of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) (North-east), Alhaji Awanna Ngala, on Wednesday night.

He was killed barely three hours after a police sergeant and a civil defence officer were shot at the residence of the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Modu Goni.

Ngala, who was the immediate past chairman of ANPP in the state, was shot in his house located at Simari ward of Dikwa Estate in the metropolis by the gunmen at about 8.40 p. m. He was said to have just returned home from his outings and had barely settled down in his living room when his assailants shot him.

“Nobody knew when the gunmen entered the premises and gained access to his parlour. We just heard gunshot, I think about six times and everybody was afraid to come out. After few seconds, the people disappear and nobody was bold enough to give them a chase,” a family source told Daily Sun. Earlier in the day, gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members stormed the residence of the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Goni Modu, at about 5.30 p. m. and shot a police sergeant, Isa Omale and a Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel. Hussaini Illiya, attached to the Speaker’s house, leaving them in their pool of blood. The gunmen also snatched a Kalashnikov rifle belonging to the Nigeria Police.

Story From TIMOTHY OLA, Maiduguri
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