Suspected Boko Haram terrorists killed two in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, including a LGA secretary from the Bama council area and his friend a university lecturer.
The pair were murdered on Monday night by gunmen near the NNPC depot.
The murders of both men comes barley a day after at least five were shot dead by terrorists in the Boko Haram headquarters, Maiduguri, over the weekend.
Borno state police commissioner, Abdullahi Yuguda, told newsmen that the LGA secretary, identified as Muhammed Salisu, as well as a senior legal lecturer from the Federal University of Ado-Ekiti, Barrister Abubakar Muhammed Salihu, were found laying in the pool of their own blood with bullet wounds to their heads.
Close relatives to the lecturer say he was only in Maiduguri to enroll his 12-year-old son in a college in Maiduguri. “He came in yesterday and insisted on sleeping in the house of his best friend, the local government secretary. He was supposed to deliver a paper at the Nigeria Law School today in Abuja,” the source said on Tuesday.
Police continue to suspect Boko Haram members in connection to the killings, the sect has denied any involvement in the murders.