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Boko Haram Suspects Kill Chief Imam In Borno

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Boko Haram Suspects Kill Chief Imam In Borno

The terrorists also set ablaze some Islamic Books after killing the Chief Imam.

Maiduguri, Borno State – Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have killed Sheikh Baba Goni Muktar Malumti, the Chief Imam of Jummat Central Mosque in Benisheikh, the headquarters of Kaga Local Government Area in Borno State.

It was gathered that the terrorists in a Volkswagen Gulf stormed the imam’s residence at Malamti, an outskirt of Benisheikh at about 12:30 am on Monday, October 30, 2023.

Meanwhile, the terrorists set fire to a collection of books that were owned by the deceased.

According to a Civilian Joint Task Force source, the mode of operation was purely that of insurgents.

“On the night of Sunday, some gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram stormed the house of the Chief Imam of Kaga LGA Imam, Goni Muktar and killed him.

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“One of the vigilantes on duty was forcefully taken away by the attackers. This is the second chief imam that was killed in Kaga within two months,” he said.

The late imam was buried on Monday afternoon.

The Caretaker Chairman of the Kaga council area, Honorable Mustapha Bukar Baima, confirmed the incident to the newsmen on Monday., expressed shock over the renewed attacks by terrorists which claimed many lives, especially the killing of the Chief Imam of Beneshiekh, his brother and abduction of two hunters in the area.

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“Yes, we received a distress call that Boko Haram terrorists gunned down our Chief Imam of Beneshiekh Jummat Mosque in his house at about 1:15 am on Monday. The terrorists first invaded the house of one Islamic Scholar (names withheld), but when they realized the picture they were carrying for execution did not resemble that of the Chief Imam as a target, they asked him to go back to the house and remain quiet,” he said.

“Thereafter, they went to another house where the Chief Imam was praying. The terrorists then opened fire on him after realizing that the picture they were carrying had resembled their target.

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“The terrorists also set ablaze some Islamic Books after killing the Chief Imam. His burial arrangement is slated to take place today (Monday) according to Islamic injunction.

“Another set of terrorists invaded Makinta Kururi and abducted two hunters, this is in addition to the killing of a younger brother to the late Chief Imam. I want to condole with the bereaved families and May Allah (God) grant Jannatul Firdausi to the deceased.” Hon Baima stated.

Mr Baima said, military authorities have been informed about the ugly development, and are currently trailing the fleeing terrorist.

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