The peace of Maiduguri was shattered when the daughter of Hon. Bukar Abacha, a respected Member of the Borno State House of Assembly representing Ngala local government area, was discovered brutally murdered in her own home.
This shocking incident occurred less than 24 hours after Governor Babagana Zulum ordered the demolition of brothels, shanties, and makeshift beer joints in the Railway Terminus general area, citing their alleged role in promoting criminal activities in the area.
The horrifying turn of events unfolded around 6:30 PM on Tuesday when the husband of the victim left their residence to attend evening prayers at a nearby mosque. Mrs. Amma Buwa, a loving wife and mother, was left alone. Upon his return, he was met with the harrowing sight of his wife’s lifeless body, her hands and legs cruelly bound behind her, and their two-year-old child crying inconsolably beside her.
Mr. Buwa, stricken by grief and driven by a thirst for justice, promptly reported the incident to the local police station. The Gwange Police Division assumed responsibility, and the lifeless body was carefully conveyed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital for a comprehensive autopsy, shedding light on the grim circumstances surrounding her death.
The tragic news spread like wildfire throughout the community, unleashing a wave of tension and chaos in the area. Concerned residents flocked to the scene, attempting to make sense of this shocking act of violence.
A family member took to social media to share the devastating news and announced that Mrs. Amma Buwa’s final journey would take place the following morning in Maiduguri. In a poignant tribute, the source detailed the chilling sequence of events that led to her untimely demise, describing the invasion of their home by unknown assailants shortly after her husband left for evening prayers.
“Inna lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Raji’un,” the source mourned on Facebook, invoking the poignant Islamic phrase meaning “Verily, we belong to Allah, and verily, to Him, we shall return.” The family has scheduled the burial, known as “janaiza,” for 10 AM at the 777 Housing Estate in Maiduguri.
As the community grapples with this unspeakable loss, questions linger regarding the motives and identities of the perpetrators behind this heinous act. The ongoing investigation, now in the hands of local authorities, seeks to uncover the truth, serving justice and offering solace to a grieving family and a city in mourning.