Stray bullet hits UNIMAID student as JTF, Boko Haram clash

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A student of the University of Maiduguri has been hurt in an exchange of fire in the metropolis between the Joint Task Force, JTF, Operation Restore Order and Boko Haram militants.

A statement by Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa, JTF spokesman, said the incident occurred at 5:50am on January 4 at Gwange, when terrorists attacked a JTF location.

The statement said: “During an exchange of fire, a taxi was caught in the cross fire. Unfortunately, a stray bullet hit one of the passengers who is alleged to be a student of University of Maiduguri.

“The injured student in the taxi was escorted to the University of Maidu-guri Teaching Hospital, where he is receiving medical attention and responding to treatment.”

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