The Chief Imam, Ustaz Goni Bukar Tabare, according to Vanguard Newspaper, is the Senior brother to a popular Politician in Magumeri, Mallam Goni Kundube.
Vanguard reports that Magumeri has witnessed a series of deadly attacks in recent past, including the ambush, killing and abduction of NNPC oil exploration workers, contracted staff of University of Maiduguri and 15 members Civilian JTF in Bornoyesu village of Council July this year.
The attackers, according to reports came into the Village armed with Ak47 rifles, knives and machetes, but decided to execute their victims using knives, because the sounds of gunshots would alert many residents hence repel the attacks, even though, sources said, one of the attackers was arrested.
Confirming the attack, the Caretaker Chairman of Magumeri Local Government Area, Alhaji Abubakar Abdulkadir in an interview with our correspondent said, “Chief Imam of Kurmiri village and four other persons were slaughtered by suspected members of Boko Haram sect last night”.
Abdulkadir who regretted the incident assured his people that adequate security have been provided and normallcy have been restored.
“We in Magumeri wake up this morning (Monday) and received a distress call that one of our Community witnessed Boko Haram attacks. ”
Five people were slaughtered, including the Chief Imam of Kurmiri village. We regretted this attack and we Pray Allah (God) grant Aljanul Firduas to the souls of the deceased and their families to bear the irreparable loss.
“I want to commend the effort of our Civilian JTF members, security agencies for their prompt action which led to the apprehension of one of the attackers .
“I also want to urge members of the general public not to panic, but go about their businesses as the situation is under control”.