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Boko Haram Kills Borno Village Head, Aide

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, (THEWILL) â€' Boko Haram gunmen struck Tuesday evening at Sabon-Kasuawa village in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State, killing the village head and his aide.

Hawul Local Government lies about 210 kilometres ,south of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Confirming the attack, a politician from the area, Hyeldi Bwala, said the gunmen stormed the district head shortly after he returned home from the mosque after observing the night prayer at about 7:30 p.m.

'They simply walked right into the palace of the monarch and shot him in his bedroom. And on their way out they also shot at his guard before fleeing away into the dark night,' Bwala said.