Gunmen shot and killed a female councillor, Hajja Bayayi, in Maiduguri on Sunday night, reports said.
According to the Vanguard, the attack was in the course of a robbery. The gunmen made away with Bayayi’s jewellry before shooting the councillor at her Limanti residence in Maiduguri.
Borno state police commissioner, Mr. Bala Hassan confirmed the incident and siad it happened during curfew hours.
“A woman politician was killed by unknown gunmen. We have commence investigation into the killing,” Hassan said.
He said the area has been cordoned off, patrol intensified and a thorough search of the premises is ongoing.