August 5th, 2012
Some unidentified gunmen in the early hours of Sunday in Maiduguri shot dead, Alhaji Abdulkadir Kaasa, a former commissioner for environment in Borno State.
Witnesses said Kaasa who served as commissioner during the administration of Ali Modu Sheriff was shot dead at his home in Bayan Quarters area of Maiduguri where the destroyed mosque of the Boko Haram sect was once located.
They also told Daily Trust that he was killed around 1.30am by gunmen numbering about 10 shot him repeatedly before they fled the scene.
A resident of the area who pleaded anonymity said that the gunmen also ransacked the rooms of his wives and carted away an undisclosed amount of money and jewelries belonging to the women.