Residents of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital have reacted to the mysterious killings presently ongoing within the state by unknown individuals.
Residents alleged that such incident by no means occurred previous to receiving and releasing suspected Boko Haram fighters who’re surrendering in droves, urging the Borno State authorities to return to the drafting board and hint suspected Boko Haram fighters that already launch into the society.
Lately, there have been stories in regards to the killing of two individuals, who had been attacked by some unidentified individuals.
The primary incident occurred at London Ciki Space in Maiduguri metropolis, the place a store proprietor was killed and his corpse dumped inside a fridge, whereas all the products within the retailer had been carted away.
The second was round Bulumkutu Abuja, the place one Babagana Ahmed Gaidam was stabbed to loss of life by yet-to-be recognized individuals, at his residents and at about 10pm on Sunday.
In keeping with residents of Maiduguri, the spate has continued to extend by the day.
“There are numerous unreported incidents of killings. The state is turning into a nightmare once more particularly since blood-thirsty males had been allowed freedom as a result of they handed themselves to the authorities,” a resident of Maiduguri mentioned.
Incidents referring to theft and snatching of handsets had occured round Ajilari, Baga Street and Modugamari inside the previous few weeks.
These incidences have left many residents to be speculating that repentant Boko Haram militants could also be behind the killings and random felony actions within the state.
However a Senior Police Officer, argued towards the ‘inaccurate’ perception, stating that most people committing a lot of these crimes are hoodlums which have been attacking unsuspecting residents within the metropolis for typically.
“A few of them disguise as passengers in tricycles to rob their victims of their valuables. Some will monitor clients who went to withdraw cash from the financial institution or ATM and go after them.
“We’ve arrested a number of the theft gang who robbed ATMs inside the metropolis. Luck ran out with them after they deserted the automobile used for the crime,” he mentioned.
Including he mentioned: “Be relaxation assured that the police will go away no stone unturned to get the culprits and prosecute them. So individuals ought to be calm and go about their regular actions.”
He urged residents within the state to be cautious of permitting criminals and unusual faces who look suspicious to dwell of their midst by reporting to the police, so as to not trigger havoc to peaceable residents.
Additionally talking on the latest killings, Mr Jubril Muhammed, Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Academics (NUT), mentioned Mr Babagana who was killed on Sunday in Bullumkutu was one of many union member, noting that the union obtained the information about his loss of life with deep shock.
Muhammed mentioned the police was knowledgeable in regards to the incident and had been already investigating and dealing in the direction of unravelling these behind the mindless killing.