Gunmen, suspected to be members of the insurgent Boko Haram, on Tuesday evening killed four officials of the Borno State Government.
The officials are members of the state school feeding committee that were on a tour of schools in the state. The victims include Tijjani Mafe who is the chairman of the feeding committee in charge of the free feeding programs in public schools.
Also among those killed was an accountant, Modu Kura Gubio. The names of the other two victims, including the driver of the vehicle, are yet to be confirmed.
Reliable government sources say the gunmen waylaid the vehicle of the committee members at Logomani Village near the outskirts of Bama Town, 89km from Maiduguri; and shot them dead. The gunmen also escaped with their vehicle.
The state commissioner of education, Musa Inuwa Kubo, confirmed the incident but could not provide details.