14 killed as Boko Haram, JTF clash in Maiduguri

Joint Task Force, JTF, in Maiduguri At least 14 people died on Tuesday as troops of the Joint Task Force Operation Restore Order had an encounter with Boko Haram members in Maiduguri.

According to JTF spokesman Sagir Musa, “At about 1600 hours (1500 GMT) today, troops of the Joint Task Force Operation Restore Order had an encounter with Boko Haram terrorists at Bulabulin and Bayan Quarters of Maiduguri. During the encounter the JTF lost one soldier and two were wounded. Thirteen Boko Haram terrorists lost their lives.”

He added that the operation against the Boko Haram cell in Maiduguri was ongoing and that three assault rifles, one rocket-propelled grenade and large quantities of ammunition had already been recovered.

“Civilians were well protected and have no casualties recorded as a result of the encounter. The operation is ongoing to apprehend the fleeing members of the gang and recover more weapons,” Musa said.

  1. concern nigerian Reply

    The JTF presence in maiduguri is a must to safeguide lives and property,but if one is a keen observer and had been to maid,the whole aim is defeated due to their excesses by killing innocent youths and raping their wives,daughters and killing the male forks,infact the JTF kill and intimidate people more than boko haram,taking the recent killing of Gen shuwa as an example,not less than 8 soldiers were stations directly opposite his house and atleast 3 infront of his house,the most baffling thing is that non of them reported to work that day and that raise the question why?Infact they don’t have any strategic plan on ground to tackle the sect,the fact hear is we always read on arrest of the sect members and that is all,where is kabiru sokoto and all the top sect members arrested?Is the govt really ready to end the bloodshed?

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