Two JTF Soldiers Killed by Boko Haram in Maiduguri
Two soldiers of the Joint Task Force in Maiduguri were today Killed by men suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect. The incidence occurred along Baban Layi ward of Maiduguri Metropolis when some suspected terrorists laid ambush in one of their base few metres away from the Shehu of Borno’s palace where a suicide bomber had earlier struck at a Central Mosque.
Confirnming the incidence however, the JTF Spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa said a JTF patrol vehicle was attacked at about 1300 hrs of the day in Shehuri general area by suspected Boko Haram terrorists and the attack was resisted.
The incident, according to Sagir led to the killing of two members of the terrorist group, 2 JTF personnel who were unfortunately wounded, and are stable but are now responding to treatment at UMTH.
Similarly, an improvised explosive device was detected by own troops and detonated by the bomb disposal unit of the task force. The incident occurred at Bulunkutu area, of Maiduguri metropolis today at about 1130 hrs. Thus, the shootings and explosion are the result of the mentioned occurrences. Earlier,
Musa, the JTF spokesman stated that “Following intelligence report, 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 the terrorists group at Biafra Bula-Bulin, Kasuwan Shanu and GRA in Maiduguri metropolis.”
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.’’