A 42-year-old headmaster, Babagana Ahmed, has been stabbed to death by hoodlums at his house in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Headline News gathered that the incident happened in the early hours of Tuesday.
The late head teacher was said to have been transferred to the Asheik Jarma Mega Primary School about seven weeks ago.
According to sources, the victim, upon resumption in the school, embarked on reforms of some operational policies.
A teacher and friend of the late headmaster, who identified himself only as Abdullaziz, said the reforms included the disengagement of the civilian joint task force deployed as security men in the school.
He said, “When he got to the school, he discovered that there were issues pertaining to theft of school property, such as fans, ACs and other important learning equipment, which were being removed and sold. Yet, there were security personnel stationed in the school. So, he organised a management meeting to discuss the way forward and at the meeting it was agreed that the civilian JTF should be relieved. The management hired Fulani men in their place; but it (the decision) did not go down well with the JTF volunteers.”
A family member, Ali, who spoke to HEADLINE NEWS, said the hoodlums on two occasions visited the victim and warned him to “stay away from them or else they would kill him.”
“They met his wife when they came last week and she relayed the message to her husband, who reported the threat to the divisional police headquarters in Gomari Airport on Friday,” he added.
According to a resident, Ali Usman, the assailants rode a motorcycle to the victim’s house on Monday and broke into his room while he was fast asleep.