Major General Mammam Shuwa, a former member of the Supreme Military
Council, was shot dead at his home at Gwange in Maiduguri on Friday
November 2nd. A guest who was at his home was also killed. Boko Haram
was later blamed for the assassination. But the terrorist group today
denied having a hand in Gen Shuwa's death. A rep for the group said they
held the general in high esteem as he never said anything against them
and had no reason to kill him.