By Ndahi Marama

MAIDUGURI-SOME gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram Islamic sect, on Tuesday afternoon shot two soldiers attached to the Joint Task Force (JTF)who were stationed at a military check – point in Ajilari- Railway cross, a suburb of Maiduguri metropolis.

According to an eye witness who preferred anonymity said the yet to be identified gunmen came on a tricycle each with an AK 47 rifles took the soldiers unawares, and opened fire on them which led to the death of two soldiers.

Confirming the incident, the JTF Field Operation Commander, Col. Victor Ebheleme, said some unknown gunmen attacked members of the JTF and shot two soldiers, stressing that his men responded quickly and condoned off the area with a view to arresting the culprits.

Ebheleme however, denied any death arising from the attack, saying that the wounded soldiers were receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in the city.

He assured that JTF was on top of the current security situation and urged the general public not to panic, but to go about their normal businesses.

“As I am talking to you now, we are in the bush pursuing those who perpetrated this dastardly act, and we are doing our best to see that we arrest them, that is why you are witnessing massive traffic hold-up in the city, and we are sure that we will get them”, he assured.


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