IT was a rude shock for former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday as Boko Haram hardliners killed his host in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
In what seems a strong message of rejection of Obasanjo’s peace overtures, gunmen suspected to be members of the fundamentalist Islamic group killed Baba Kura Alhaji Fugu, the eldest son of the late Baba Fugu in broad daylight.
Fugu met with Obasanjo on Thursday to discuss the plight of the family left behind by the late leader of Boko Haram, Mohammed Yusuf. News of Baba Kura’s murder by Boko Haram militants broke out last night. The Moment On Sunday leant that Baba Kura had just concluded a press interview and was meeting with his family members, when his mobile phone rang.