According to a government official who spoke on condition of anonymity on Tuesday, the attack took place in the town of Bama in northeastern Nigeria late Monday. He said, “We received the report of the death of the commissioner of justice, Zannah Malam Gana… He was shot dead by some gunmen in his house around 8:45 pm last night.”
Although it remains unknown, the motive behind the killing, it should be noted that it occurred after security forces on Monday shot dead two suspected high-ranking members of Islamist extremist group, Boko Haram.
It will be important, also, to remember that Borno State remains one of the hotspots as far as the activities of the Boko Haram are concerned. Boko Haram is blamed for more than 1,400 deaths in northern and central Nigeria as part of its insurgency. Meanwhile, nobody has come out to claim responsibility for the attack.