A policeman was killed by unknown gunmen at the wedding of his two daughters in Damboa town in Damboa local government area of Borno State, local sources said yesterday, saying the incident happened on Friday.
Residents told our correspondent that the deceased policeman was shot dead in front of his house while conducting the wedding Fatiha of his daughters shortly after the Friday congregation prayer(Jumat). It was gathered that the policeman ran from the town for months following death threat sent to him by unknown persons only to return to the town last week in order to marry out his daughters.
”He came back last week to marry out his two daughters but was shot dead on Friday after Jumat while the wedding was going on”, a resident who did not want to be named said.Our reporter learnt that the deceased officer was from Michika local government area of Adamawa State but resident in Damboa. In another development, a telecommunications network mast has been burnt down in Ajigin village, an outskirts of Damboa local government area.
Locals said that the Airtel’s mast, was just repaired Thursday,was burnt for the second time. No official statement on the two incidents and efforts to get the Borno police spokesman,DSP Gideon Jibrin, weres not successful as at the time of filing this report.