General Muhammadu Shuwa (rtd), Orderly, Guest Shot Dead


Gunmen believed to be members of the Boko Haram this afternoon shot and killed General Muhammadu Shuwa (rtd), a well-respected soldier due to his exploits in the Biafran war of the 70’s.

Shuwa was killed inside his Gwange 1- Maiduguri home alongside his military guard and a guest.

THEWILL gathered that the gunmen who committed the dastardly act arrived his home pretending to be guests paying homage to the General after the usual Friday afternoon prayers.

Gwange district of Maiduguri is the hotbed of Boko Haram insurgency.

Confirming the killing of the war hero in a press statement, the spokesman of the Joint Task Force (JTF), Lt. Col. Sagir Musa said: “At about 12 noon today (Friday) at General Muhammadu Shuwa (Rtd) house in Gwange 1 area of Maiduguri metropolis, while the General was seated in his house with some guests, four men initially thought to be his visitors and guests for the Juma’at prayers entered his house and opened fire on the General and his guests.

“One of the guests died on the spot while the general died on the way to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.”

“The JTF troops located in the area immediately cordoned off the area and search for the assailants is ongoing to apprehend the terrorists.”

“The terrorists that carried out the killing of the late General will be brought to book,” he said.

Recall that the JTF Wednesday warned of a plot by the Boko Haram to assassinate politicians, civil and public servants amongst others.

The military has urged residents to volunteer information.

Source: TheWill



  1. The Boko Haram killed of one of our civil war heroes, Major General Muhammed Shuwa .
    Shuwa was the General Officers Commander ( GOC ) 1st division Nigerian Army during the war when his coursemate at Sandhurst, General Murtala Muhammed was the GOC 2nd division while General Benjamin Adekunle headed the 3rd Division popularly known as the Third Marine Commando.
    The late general who should be around 74 at death also served as minister under Generals Murtala Muhammed and Olusegun Obasanjo. He joined the army the same day with Murtala Muhammed, IBM Haruna and Iliya Bisalla. He was certainly the most known and most important Nigerian killed by the Boko Haram .
    May his soul rest in peace.

  2. there is big Question mark General shuwa lived in Gwange area long before Boko haram was founded General as being a professional knows his area very well since long long ago why didn’t they come and kill him after all the whole of his area there are military outpost side by side behind his house and he usually sit outside his house the big question mark is how comes always boko haram hit their target right in front of our soldiers nobody blame the those soldiers are they sleeping but we the common civilian are always blamed of not giving enough information to the security and those gave information to them no one ever survived the boko boys will come for them after,this whole issue of boko haram is a lie we just pray God you got to help us…


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