By Hamza Suleiman
Atleast two persons were killed in mysterious way in a separate attacks by suspected unknown hoodlums on the night of Sunday in Maiduguri capital.
The first incident occured at London Ciki Area in Metropolis, where a shop owner was killed and his corpse dumbed inside a refrigerator while all the goods in the store were carted away by unknown persons.
Another incident occured around Bulumkutu Abuja when one Babagana Ahmed Gaidam, was stabbed to death by yet to be identified persons at his residents at about 10pm on the same day.
The victim was a Head Teacher at Kanuri Mega School Bulumkuttu.
Many other incidents related to robbery and snatching off handsets connected to hoodlums had occured around Ajilari, Baga Road and Modugamari within the past few weeks.
These incidence had left many residents to be speculating that Repentant Boko Haram militants may be behind the killings and random criminal activities.
A Senior Police Officer, said that against that erroneous believe, most of the people committing these types of crimes are hoodlums that have been attacking unsuspected residents in the metropolis for sometimes.
“Some of them disguise as perssengers in tricycles to rob their victims of their valuables. Some will monitor customers who went to withdraw money from the bank or ATM and go after them.
“We have arrested some of the robbery gang who robbed ATMs within the metropolis. Luck ran out with them when they abandoned the vehicle use for the crime,”he said.
He said “Be rest assured that the police will leave no stone unturned to get the culprits and prosecute them. So people should be calm and go about their normal activities.
The Senior Officer also urged the residents in the state to be wary of allowing criminals strange faces who look suspicious to strive in their midst by reporting to the police in order not to cause havoc to peaceful citizens.
In his response, Mr Jubril Muhammed, the Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers(NUT), who confirmed the incident, said Mr Babagana was one of its member, nothing that the Union recieved the news about his death with deep shock.
Muhammed said that the police were informed about and were already investigating and working toward unravelling those behind the senseless killing.