Gunmen Kidnap First Minister Of Petroleum, Shettima Ali Monguno

mongunuDr. Shettima Ali Monguno (CFR), Elderstateman and the first minister of petroleum, has been kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect.

Dr. Monguno, 87, was abducted at about 2pm soon after he performed his Juma’at congregational prayers at Mafoni ward of Maiduguri metropolis in Borno State.

His kidnap comes on the heels of a recent warning by the Military Joint Task Force ‘Opeartion Restore Order,’ which revealed that the Boko Haram sect had plans to embark on kidnappings for ransom.

The Special Adviser on Communications to Governor Kashim Shettima, Alhaji Isa Umar Gusau, confirmed the incident.

Dr. Monguno before his kidnapping, was a strong agitator for the withdrawal of JTF troops from Borno.


  1. It is now cleared to sincered and good people of Nigeria that Boko Haram is nothing but Jonathan and his brain-washed elements. Sooner or later, almighty God who is Omniscience will reveal their secret to the whole world. Is it because Shettima agitated for the removal of JTF from Borno state that you now sent your men to kidnap him? Boko Haram is PDP. May God safe Nigeria and her good citizenry. Amin.