Alleged killer of pastor’s son in Maiduguri arrested – Zulum

Babagana Zulum of Borno State

Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has said the alleged killer of the son of Maiduguri-based Pastor Bitrus Tumba has been arrested.

Tumba’s son was shot dead when violence broke out between a demolition task force of the Borno Geographic Systems (BOGIS), and worshippers at a branch of EYN church in Maiduguri on August 5, 2021.

Speaking with the clergyman during a condolence visit on Tuesday, Mr Zulum said, “So far, suspects have been quietly arrested and all those involved in that dastardly act are being detained and God willing, they will face justice, as soon as the Police complete their investigation and make appropriate recommendations.

“We shall do justice to the matter without fear or favour. We share your pains. No exercise of government is ever aimed to cause injury let alone the death of any citizen. Every person in Borno has equal rights and we have a duty to protect the rights of all persons, top of which is the security of lives.

“We are pained by what happened and we condole you and your family.”

Zulum said his visit is proof that his administration has not swept the issue under the carpet. He assured the family of the deceased that justice will come after police investigation.

Responding on his family’s behalf, the cleric thanked the governor for the visit and said he considered his son’s death as an act of God which the family has accepted in good faith.