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Nigerian college lecturer killed at home

April 1, 2013 at 11:29 AM

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, April 1 (UPI) -- A university journalism lecturer has been shot dead at his home in Maiduguri in northern Nigeria, officials say.

Eyewitnesses said Malam Murtala Mohammed was shot at his home by a group of teenagers who appeared to have followed him home, the News Agency of Nigeria reported Monday.

Mohammed was a lecturer in the Mass Communications Department at the University of Maiduguri,

A neighbor said the victim had just finished prayers at his home across from the university when he was shot at close range Sunday.

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