Major General Mammam Shuwa, a former member of the Supreme Military Council, was shot dead at his home at Gwange in Maiduguri on Friday November 2nd. A guest who was at his home was also killed. Boko Haram was later blamed for the assassination. But the terrorist group today denied having a hand in Gen Shuwa’s death. A rep for the group said they held the general in high esteem as he never said anything against them and had no reason to kill him.