BY NDAHI MARAMA
MAIDUGURI – FOLLOWING the no retreat no surrender between members of deadly Boko Haram Islamic sect and the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, four persons – 3 armed robbers and 1 suspected Islamic Militant sect- were shot dead Tuesday in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Spokesman of the JTF, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa confirmed the killing today on phone.
He said the men of the JTF after a tip off raided a hideout of some suspected Boko Haram terrorists at about 5;30 am at Pompomari ward of the metropolis, which led to the killing of one of the sect members, even as he added that an AK47 Rifle and some explosives were recovered.
And that in a related development, during an Operation Condone and Search conducted in Wulari metropolis, the JTF also arrested 13 suspected members of the sect who are now being investigated.
Sagir stated further that the JTF after responding to a distress call in Gomari ward at about 2:18am engaged some armed robbers in a shoot out which led to the killing of 3 of the suspected armed robbers, pointing out that, items recovered from them include 1 pistol, a dane gun and 3 machetes.
He therefore urged the general public to cooperate with the security agencies in their quest of tackling the Boko Harm and other insurgencies affecting the state.