6 January 2012
MEMBERS of the Boko Haram sect, on Wednesday evening, killed two members of a family; an 80-year-old man, Usman Durkwa and his 40-year-old son, Musa Durkwa, a staff member of Himma Secondary School in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
This is just as members of the Operation Restore Order of the Joint Task Force (JFT) killed two members of the sect on the same day.
The attack on the family, which took place in Dala Bullumkuttu ward of the state capital, between 7.30 and 8.30 p.m, was in connection with a warning issued by the sect that Christians should leave the North.
A source in the family told the Nigerian Tribune that, “we are Christians and their children have been telling our wards that some day, they are going to slaughter all of us. We never took them seriously because we never thought they could be so mean as to perpetrate such evil.
“This attack on Baba and his son, Musa, is shocking to all of us. Where do we go if they don’t want us in the North? This is something government must do to ensure the protection of life and property or this country is gradually heading for another civil war,” the source said.