Three members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) have been arrested by the Borno State Police Command for allegedly killing a teacher, Babagana Ahmed Gaidam.
According to LIB, the 42-year-old principal of Asheikh Jarma Mega School in Maiduguri’s Bulumkuttu Abuja was stabbed to death at his home at 3 a.m. on Monday, October 12.
According to sources, the suspects were apprehended on Tuesday, October 12 in Maiduguri’s Bulumkuttu Abuja neighborhood, following a directive from the Commissioner of Police (CP), Abdu Umar.
Gaidem was relocated to the Asheik Jarma Mega Primary School roughly seven weeks ago, according to reports.
Upon restart at the school, the victim, according to sources, began reforming some operational procedures.
According to Abdullaziz, a teacher and friend of the deceased, the changes included the withdrawal of the civilian joint task force placed as security men at the school after he uncovered concerns with theft of school property.
“When he arrived to the school, he observed concerns including theft of school property, such as fans, air conditioners, and other vital learning equipment, which were being removed and sold,” Abdullaziz explained.
“However, security personnel were stationed throughout the campus.” As a result, he convened a management meeting to discuss the next steps, and it was decided that the civilian JTF should be relieved. The administration replaced them with Fulani men, but the decision was not well received by the JTF volunteers.”
After disengaging them, CJTF members reportedly visited the victim’s home to warn him to “keep away from them or they will murder him,” according to a family member.
When they arrived last week, they met his wife, who communicated the information to her husband.
According to Ali Usman, a local, the assailants arrived at the victim’s residence on a motorcycle on Monday and broke into his room while he was deep sleeping.
“I was curious as to who was riding a motorcycle at such an ungodly hour, especially because I was aware of the state’s motorcycle curfew and prohibition. The noise became shouting, so I woke up my women and we went to Babagana’s house, where we discovered him in a pool of blood “Usman remarked.
“We hurried the small infant to a specialty hospital, where he was declared dead by a doctor, after one of my wives collected him from his grieving wife.” The incident occurred around 2.45 a.m., and I double-checked the time on my watch. Apart from their three children, his wife gave birth to a baby boy exactly one month ago today (Monday). His first child is a ten-year-old boy. Usman stated, “He was buried according to Islamic customs.”
The deceased’s wife said that her late husband recognized his assailants since he was heard yelling their names as they stabbed him until he died.
The names given by the deceased’s wife, which the victim mentioned before his death, made it quite easy to identify the accused criminals, according to the police. The three suspects will be handed over to the Command’s State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to be investigated.
If found guilty of the crime, the suspects will face charges of culpable homicide, according to the Senior Police Officer.