Alhaji Mustapha Fulawama, a political stakeholder and friend of former Borno State governor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, was killed by gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram on Wednesday, in front of his residence at Polo GRA in Maiduguri.
Eyewitness told the Nigerian Tribune that Fulawama was gunned down along with two others alleged to be his friends and associates.
Nigerian Tribune also gathered that the gunmen came in a Golf car and asked for the late Fulawama, but when they were told that he went out, they waited for him outside until he returned.
“They opened fire on them in the car; they were three and killed all of them on the spot,” a resident of the area told the Nigerian Tribune.
Confirming the incident, spokesman of the Joint Task Force (JTF) on Operation Restore Order in Borno, Lieutenant-Colonel Sagir Musa, told the Nigerian Tribune in a telephone conversation that the force was coming up with information on the incident