It has been reported that unknown gunmen between the hours of 1 and 3 am on 28 December sneaked into the Musari Community, on the outskirts of Maiduguri, and killed 5 individuals, including a serving Nigerian Police Traffic Warden.
Troops from the JTF Operation Restore Order responding to a distress call, arrested 3 suspected assailants and recovered 1 AK 47 rifle and ten rounds of 7.62 ammunition. JTF has since commenced an investigation to track down and apprehend the remaining gunmen.
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HEADQUARTERS JOIN TASK FORCE
OPERATION RESTORE ORDER
POMPOMARI - MAIDUGURI
PRESS RELEASE 28 December 2012
Information available to the Joint Task Force Operation RESTORE ORDER indicated that unknown gunmen sneaked in to Musari Community – a village located at the outskirt of Maiduguri and secretly carried out selective killings of five people including a serving Nigerian Police Traffic Warden. The incident happened in the early hours of today, between 1 – 3 am. The Joint Task Force troops that responded to a distressed call came, arrested 3 suspected assailants and recovered 1 AK 47 Rifle with ten rounds of 7.62mm ammunition. Investigation has since commenced and the operation to apprehend fleeing members of the gang is ongoing. The Task Force wishes to once again remind members of the public to pass any credible information to the JTF through the under listed Hot Lines that are operational 24/7;