JTF kills 2 Boko Haram commanders

The military Joint Task Force (JTF) on
Friday said that it has killed two
commanders of the dreaded Islamic sect,
Boko Haram in Maiduguri, the Borno state
In a press statement issued by the JTF
Spokesman, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa and made
available to newsmen in Maiduguri said “at
about 2:20pm on Wednesday, a combine team
of the JTF acted on intelligence had killed two
members of the radical Islamic sect Boko
Haram top terrorists commander along
Maiduguri- Kano road as they were escaping
arrest from security forces.”
Col Sagir said that the killed Boko Haram
commanders were believed to be coordinating
the activities of the sect in Mubi and Yola of
Adamawa and Yobe states adding that the two
sect members were traveling in a Honda accord
2000 model with registration number BAM 214
The JTF Spokesman also said that the terrorists
were on their way to Damaturu for a planned
special operation to attack civilians and military
locations on Thursday 20 September, 2012
pointing out that intelligence equally revealed
that they were planning to launch attack in
Maiduguri soon.
Items recovered from the terrorists according to
Col Sagir include a Honda Car and 5 GSM
handsets and weapons.
The statement also stated that a total of eight
terrorists were equally arrested in Nganaram,
GRA and Lawanti areas of Maiduguri metropolis
in earlier operations within the troubled city.
Those arrested according to Col Sagir were
confirmed to have travelled into Maiduguri from
neighbouring states, pointing out that items
recovered during the arrests include a Silver
coloured Camry car of 1988 model with Yobe
Registration number AE 74 DTR suspected to
have been stolen for possible suicide mission
and weapons for the dastard act.
Boko Haram has managed large-scale,
damaging assaults, including one in January
where at least 186 people died in coordinated
attacks in Kano, the biggest city in Northern
This week, authorities said they had killed the
sect’s spokesman Abu Qaqa and another senior
commander while members of Boko Haram
were suspected of killing a former Comptroller
of prison and the Commission for Justice in
Borno state, of which Maiduguri is the capital.

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