By Kolade Adeyemi, Kano and Joseph Abiodun, Maiduguri 4 hours 27 minutes ago
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Gunmen yesterday killed a Kano-based Islamic scholar, Mallam Shuaibu Gwamaja, in Gwamaja area of the metropolis.
The cleric was said to have been shot at a close range in front of his home behind the Federal Secretariat complex about 8 pm.
Gunmen also shot dead a secondary school teacher, Mr. Oyetunji, on Sunday at Walawai quarters behind the NNPC depot on Hotoro Road while he was waiting to board a taxi to church in company of his family.
A man and his wife were last night killed by gunmen at Hotoro GRA in Kano.
Eyewitnesses said four gunmen inside a car and others on a motorcycle killed the cleric who was sitting outside his home with his pupils.
The sources said on arriving at the place, the gunmen ordered the students to leave and shot dead the victim.
His remains have been taken to the Murtala Mohammed Hospital, Kano.
Four persons were killed by gunmen on Monday evening in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Five people had earlier been killed on Monday morning.
On Monday evening, a cameraman with the Borno State Ministry of Information, Mallam Abubakar Mohammed, was shot dead around Customs area.
Abubakar, who was said to be on his way home after an assignment, was killed about 4pm.
Another person, who was killed in the town was identified as a worker with the Maiduguri International Hotel. He was shot dead at the notorious spot of the Boko Haram sect at Bulumkutu, close to his home.
He was trailed to the area and shot dead. The gunmen left him in a pool of his blood and fled.
The other two victims were a panel beater identified as Baba Ayo and a retired civil servant whose name could not be ascertained.
He was killed in his home located behind Baga market by gunmen.
The retired civil servant was killed at another dangerous spot in the town, Gwange, where many people have been killed.
The retiree, according to sources, was killed in front of his home.
The Joint Task Force (JTF) has intensified efforts to arrest the culprits.
Government last week lifted the emergency rule which had been in operation for six months.
SOURCE: The Nation