Retired General Mamman Shuwa shot dead in Maiduguri

The late General Mamman Shuwa .... shot to death at his residence

Gunmen killed the retired general at his residence

Nov 2 (PREMIUM TIMES) — Gunmen shot dead a retired general and a northern elder statesman, Mamman Shuwa, on Friday in Maidugri, the Borno state capital.

He was reportedly shot around 11:30 a.m.

Witnesses said the retired general, the Nigerian civil war veteran, was shot multiple times in front of his house at the lower Gwange area of the troubled city.

Mr. Shuwa was one of few residents of the area who had not vacated their houses as a result of the persistent violence around their neighbourhoods.

A good number of residents deserted their homes after the JTF reportedly went on rampage about two weeks ago after  an Improvised Explosive Device planted on their route exploded and killed a lieutenant and six soldiers.

Soldiers reportedly burnt many houses and fired indiscriminately leading to the death of several civilians.

A source at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital said Mr. Shuwa died at the hospital after he was rushed there. The deceased will be buried by 4:00 p.m today in line with Islamic injunction.

The Joint Task Force (JTF), in Maiduguri, later confirmed Mr. Shuwa’s death.

In a statement by its spokesman, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, the JTF said the general was shot in his house by four men, who were initially thought to be his guest for the Islamic Jumaat (Friday) prayers.

They entered the house and opened fire on the General and his visitors.

“One of the guests died on the spot while the general died on the way to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital,” the statement said.

The JTF said its troops in the area immediately cordoned off the area and that a search for the assailants was underway.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet but the extremist Boko Haram sect is suspected to be behind the murder.

The assassinated general was active in dialogues by the government with the people of Borno state to end the Boko Haram insurgency.

Shortly after his appointment,  the National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, held meeting with the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, alongside elders of the state including the the shot General Shuwa.

Read more about General Mamman Shuwa in this tribute by former Minister Femi Fani-Kayode.



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  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    I am really saddened and very unhappy to receive the news of the death a former civil war commander on federal side.

    • Enemona

      Yes indeed! you are saddened. It’s glaring.

  • Innocent

    Did Boko Haram not seize fire just yesterday? Who else, beside the security, is killing people in Maiduguri?

    • Left-Wing Nigeria

      Which Boko haram seized fire, or are you a member of Boko haram? and is there something you are not telling us? The JTF should take a closer look at you too.

  • Danumma

    INALILLAHI WA INA ILAIHI RAJI’UN may ALLAH (swt) yajikan Gen. M. Shuwa. it’s quiet unfortunate.

  • NAGODI_1

    IF THE JTF SHOT HIM, I REST MY CASE. IF HOWEVER BOKO HARAM OR ANY OTHER GROUP SHOT HIM, THEN ISN’T IT TIME WE ASK WHAT THE JTF IS DOING IN MAIDUGURI?

    • Left-wing Nigeria.

      Until you and your likes expose those behind these terrorist acts, you also shall suffer the same fate. Get a life, JTF did not kill him, Boko haram did, you bigot!

      • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

        Nagodi knows everything about them but he is not one of them. He only mark attendance for them at every meeting.

        • NAGODI_1

          THAT IS THE TREND LABEL ANY BODY THAT DOES NOT SPEAK ON BEHALF OF GEJ A BOKO HARAM MEMBER. YOU CANT SHUT US UP, WE WILL SPEAK THE TRUTH.

      • NAGODI_1

        CANT HELP YOU IF YOU CANT READ. I SAID “IF”. BIGOT!

  • Nike

    Both JTF and Boko Haram kill people like chickens in Maiduguri. I dont know which of them is protecting Citizens (is It JTF or Boko Haram) Please answer this question for me.

  • Igbokwenu

    For his role in the Biafra deaths,he has received his due reward

    • NAGODI_1

      ONE DOWN 5,999,999 NORTHERNERS TO GO BEFORE YOUR REVENGE!

    • bono

      He was killed by the Fulani North deep inside boko haram led by Buhari. Ibos should not joy in this type of assassinations because orji Kalu made his ill gotten money from Borno state-where his mother served-Ibos are free to secede- For its evil to joy in the death of another human being

  • don b

    Allah gafarta masa.gen mamman shuwa happen to be among the best soldiers during there time.

  • moh’d Aisami Ngab

    May his soul rest in perfect peace Amin,we love u Bt God loves More

  • yusuf

    inalillahi wa ina ilahi rajiun