Update: The Joint Task Force Release Press Statement on the Death Of Retired General Mohammed Shuwa
Below is a press release by the Joint task force spokeman;
At about 12 noon today at General Muhammadu Shuwa (Rtd) house in Gwange 1 area of Maiduguri metropolis, while the General was seated in his house with some guests, four men initially thought to be his visitors and guests for the Juma,at prayers entered his house and opened fire on the General and his guests.
One of the guests died on the spot while the general died on the way to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital. The JTF troops located in the area immediately cordoned off the area and search for the assailants is ongoing to apprehend the terrorists.
The terrorists that carried out the killing of the late General will be brought to book. We call on the citizens to bring forward information that will assist the security agencies to apprehend the terrorists.
SAGIR MUSA Lieutenant Colonel JTF Spokesman