Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect, Monday afternoon invaded farmlands in Molai General area, about 10 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the state capital and slaughtered one Mr. Ali Inuwa Bwala, a member of Goodnews Church, Damboa road in the metropolis.
The deceased is related to a veteran Journalist and former Commissioner for Information, Borno State, Hon. Hyeladi Inuwa Bwala.Molai village is a stone throw to the metropolis situated along the deadly 180km Maiduguri- Damboa- Biu road.
It could be recalled that last month, some armed terrorists invaded farmlands near the scene and killed over five farmers including a tea vendor.
Sources said the insurgents who sneaked into the farmlands, initially kidnapped the wife of the deceased but freed her and asked her to leave the farmland before slaughtering the husband, and left him in his pool of blood.
The deceased, who was a painter by profession and also engaged as private security guard in one of the Security Companies in Maiduguri had after closing from his job on Monday morning went straight to the farm on his bicycle where he met his wife already working and harvesting their crops.
Unknowingly, while on the farm the wife sighted some group of people approaching the farmland, but both thought were firewood vendors, but unfortunately, the people turned to be insurgents with one of them carrying AK49 rifle with him.
Sources said, when the insurgents surrounded the deceased with his wife in the farm, they bundled the deceased and tie his two hands behind before they slaughtered him.
Another source who is a relative to the widow, told our correspondent that “Immediately after the wife of the deceased was freed, she went straight to one of the military posts nearby and reported the matter, but she was asked to report the incident to Police formation in Maiduguri.
“The wife alongside her relatives and a pastor of their Church reported the matter, in which a Policeman and some Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) stormed the farmland the following day (Tuesday) and evacuated the remains of the deceased to Hospital.”
The body had since been laid to rest at Dala Christian cemetery, Maiduguri same day.
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