Saturday, April 7, 2012

Nigeria: Two Boko Haram Suspects Killed in Maiduguri

Two suspected Boko Haram militants were shot dead on Friday after a raid on their meeting point near the NNPC station, Abbaganaram, a statement by Joint Task Force (JTF) has said.

The statement was signed by Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa, the Spokesman for the JTF on 'Operation Restore Order' (ORO) and made available to newsmen in Maiduguri.

It said that the militants were marshalling out plans to cause havoc in the city before they were raided.

"Following a tip-off, the JTF troops today attacked Boko Haram meeting point at Abbaganaram near the NNPC station, Maiduguri, where about 10 suspected terrorists were holding a meeting.

"The gathering was with a view to cause mayhem in the city."

It said that immediately they sighted the JTF troops the suspects attempted to escape.

"One of them was sporadically shooting at the troop's direction. In an exchange of fire, two of them got shot while one was arrested alive."

According to the statement, two AK 47 rifles, rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunitions and Nokia cell phones were recovered from them.

"A local car washing shade and a shop in the area suspected to belong to the members of the sect were destroyed by the troops," the statement said.

It added that patrol had been intensified to avoid any break down of law and order.

from allAfrica
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