The Joint Task Force (JTF), on Friday, arrested
26 suspected Boko Haram sect members
during a raid in Maiduguri.
In a statement on Friday, Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa,
the JTF spokesperson, said: “Following
intelligence reports, a special operation was
conducted on Thursday, July 26, and early
hours of Friday, 27 July, 2012 in Maiduguri.
The operation led to the arrest of 26
suspected terrorists believed to be members
of Boko Haram sect at Biafra Bula-Bulin,
Kasuwan Shanu and GRA in Maiduguri
Musa said that the suspects were believed to be the brains behind the killing of two Indians
on Wednesday in Maiduguri.
“Some of the suspects were responsible for the killings of two Indians, a cleric and several
others in Maiduguri in the recent past,” he said.
Musa said that two AK 47 rifles, three magazines, 200 rounds of 7.62 mm special
ammunition were also recovered during the raid.
“We also recovered a primed Improvised Explosive Device, which was detonated by the
Bomb Disposal Unit of the JTF as well as cutlasses, daggers and charms,” he said. “There
was also a blood stained cloth used during the killing of a cleric in Kasuwan Shanu,
Musa said that the items and suspects were kept in the custody of the JTF for necessary

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