The Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako narrowly escaped death as gunshots boomed while he and the Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, Hon Umar Fintiri were on a condolence visit to Shuwa.
Street Journal gathered that the shooting started just as the Governor rounded off his condolence remarks and prayers were being offered for the repose of the souls of the victims of Wednesday’s attack on the town. There was confusion and the prayers had to be suspended.
It was later found out the gunshots came from soldiers who kept shouting “the boys are coming” as they kept firing. The discovery annoyed the Governor who blamed the soldiers for causing unnecessary tension.
Shuwa was one of the towns that came under attack from the Boko Haram terrorist sect who swooped on Adamawa State on Wednesday.
It will be recalled that Governor Shettima of Borno State narrowly escaped being hit as terrorists shot at his convoy on his way back from a condolence visit to areas that were attacked.