The Boko Haram sect yesterday in Maiduguri, Borno State, killed Alhaji Abdullahi Bello, father of the arrested sect’s spokesman Abu Qaqa.Bello is a retired Deputy Comptroller of Prisons. Also killed was Bello’s friend, whose identity could not be ascertained by Press time.
Abu Qaqa had been telling the State Security Service (SSS) all he knew about the Islamist sect since his detention this year.
The Joint Task Force (JTF) also shot and killed the sect’s commander, one of his aides and two armed bandits who robbed Maiduguri residents yesterday. A dependable security source who did not want to be quoted, said Abdullahi Bello, popularly known as DC and his friend, also a retired officer from the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), were performing ablution in preparation for the sunset (Magrib) prayers at his (Bello’s) residence located around Baya
“The gunmen came and shot him and his friend while rounding up their ablution at about 6.30pm,” one of the residents of the area disclosed.
Meanwhile, the JTF said the return of house-to-house search by troops in some flash points of Boko Haram attacks within the metropolis was aimed at fishing out the members and providing adequate security for the people.