Another Boko Haram/JTF Duel in Yobe: Two Soldiers, Five Militants Dead

By SaharaReporters, New York

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram militants in the early hours of today attacked and engaged soldiers of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Gashua, Yobe State, leading of the death of two policemen.

Spokesman of JTF Lt. Eli Lazarus said in a statement sent to SaharaReporters that five of the militants were also killed.

“Some of the suspected terrorists escaped in two vehicles with injuries while others are believed to still be in the town,” he said, disclosing that a cordon-and-search operation is ongoing in Gashua to find them.  “The fleeing terrorists took away one police Hilux vehicle fitted with siren at the top, one other vehicle, police uniforms and other items from the Police stations.”

Items recovered from the gunmen, according to Lazarus, include the following: One Toyota Corolla Car, One Peugeot 406 Saloon Car, One Isuzu Pick Up Van, One AK 47 Rifle, One Police Anti-Riot Gun, One Locally Made Pistol, One Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Bomb, One Generating Set and Large Quantity of Ammunition.

He urged the public to be mindful of the fact that the terrorists are still in the area and are bent on wreaking havoc and instilling fear in law abiding citizens, but that the JTF will continue to respond appropriately to such attacks. The Task Force urges all law abiding citizens to remain calm as it is currently on top of the situation.

Full text of the statement:
“At about 12 mid night Thursday 25 April 2013, unknown gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram Terrorists attacked JTF location in Gashua town, the Police Area Command and Gashua Divisional Police Station. Men of the JTF were able to repel and contain the attack on its location. Reinforcement was however dispatched swiftly and was able to engage the terrorists.
 

“Two police officers were killed in the attack while five of the suspected terrorists lost their lives during the encounter. Some of the suspected terrorists escaped in two vehicles with injuries while others are believed to still be in the town. The fleeing terrorists took away one police Hilux vehicle fitted with siren at the top, one other vehicle, police uniforms and other items from the Police stations.

“Items recovered include; One Toyota Corolla Car, One Peugeot 406 Saloon Car, One Isuzu Pick Up Van, One AK 47 Rifle, One Police Anti-Riot Gun, One Locally Made Pistol, One Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Bomb, One Generating Set and Large Quantity of Ammunition.
 

“The public is enjoined to be mindful of the fact that the terrorists are still around and are bent on wrecking havoc and instilling fear in law abiding citizens in other to make life unbearable for them. Let no one be in doubt however, that JTF would continue to respond appropriately to such attacks. The Task Force urges all law abiding citizens to remain calm as it is currently on top of the situation. A cordon and search operation is currently on going in Gashua town.”

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I don't blame you, your Big

I don't blame you, your Big fool because there a say bird of d same feather flock together, you credit Buhari for wrong doing that show how malfunctioning your brain. Buhari is typical illiterate with No wisdom. No vision,during is administration the second in command was in control (Late Tunde Idiabgon) You will remain fool forever.

nafi karfin arna, Blame BH Killers And Their Suppoters

A lot of people have been killed as a result of the activities of these zealots who are fighting for Islam. For me, as an individual, how can I possibly question their precisely expressed motivation? Indeed, it is nothing strange to see mindless murders around the world in the name of Islam. In the North we have come to expect it of Muslims. No too long ago, after a particularly dastardly suicide attack on a church in which many died, the evil Imam who leads the sect exclaimed on the pages of our newspapers that Allah had given them a great victory. For once.

Islam Is To Blame!

These rampaging murderers have everything to do with Islam and Muslims. To suggest otherwise is akin to walking around with the inscription ‘not me gov’ clearly written on both sides of your t-shirt, while wearing an IED belt. Let’s assume that these mindless religious fanatics who are doing the killing are a minority. Why then are they proving to be too stubborn to contain? The truth is that for every one of those in the inner-circle, there are many more in the Northern Islamic population facilitating their activities by feeding them, hiding them, keeping their secrets and providing information to them. These are the only reason they have managed to thrive so far.

@ nafi karfin arna

Just for clarity, what is GEJ's fault in this most unholy terrorist war? You and I know that the problem is to do with how the people perceive Islam.

Not too long ago a young boy was lynched in the North and for what? He was wearing a shirt with an inscription. This sort of killing has come to characterize the Islamic North. Who kills an innocent boy for wearing a shirt irrespective of what is written on it? Come to think of it who kills a boy for a perceived offence to their religion? The more this sort of thing happens; the more I am minded to believe that there is no basis for the unity of Nigeria as a single entity, just as Gowan inferred all those years ago before the civil war. If a man feels the need to kill another man for perceived disrespect against a god, then that god is impotent and certainly not deserving of the title.

Buhari's promise to Nigeria

Buhari's promise to Nigeria is currently what is happening now. One of the campaign promise of Buhari is to make Nigeria an Islamic state. He only selected a Christian as a running mate to deceive Nigerians. We all know that he have concluded plans to either kill or remove him after election.Buhari is clearly a terrorist

@FAKE

@FAKE,WHY DISPLAY SUCH IGNORANCE? WEDNESDAY 24.APRIL.2013 ENDS BY 11.59...PM AND WHILE THURSDAY 25.APRIL.2013 ACTUALLY STARTS BY 12MIDNIGHT.

12MIDNIGHT OF 24.04.2013 IS THE SAME AS 12AM OF 25.04.2013.PLEASE GET SOME KNOWLEDGE BEFORE YOU VENTILATE YOUR BACKWARDNESS.

NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK

Iam puzzled that Nigerain security Agencies cannot find and liquidate 20nos SHURAH council and 1200nos commanders of the Boko Haram. May I ask, are they ghost or as the president said "they are even in my cabinet".

What a country!

Buhari is not a sponsor of Boko Haram

You are one of the foolish individual i have come across in my life. From your comment, i discovered that you are nothing but what people refered to as educated illitrate, however, it is not your fault cos the rate of poverty in nation is high to the extent that people can not afford to buy news papers or pay DSTV bill which will expose you out ur of under develop environment if not how on earth you can imagine a patriotic citizen like Buhari can be a sponsor of BH. Folish guy kawai

Blame gej

Amalgamation is haunting nigeria.the british govt planted it and this is the harvest time of conflict.but i put the blame on pres gej for not allowing the north have their sharia republic.i really blame jona because that is the only peaceful way,not all this committee that will never bring solution but drainpipe to the committee members pocket to swell.

FAKE

look at the time of the report (12 midnight Thursday 25th) we have not even reach that time or are they reporting from China?

Not Again

Two soldiers died again! For what? To keep the islamic north from living they way they want, with sharia and boko rule? I guess we the rest have to face this crucial questions: is keeping the unwilling mallams in "one niegera" really vital to Nigeria and the world at large, is fanatical pursuit of keeping "niegeria one" a justifiable policy when the human cost-principally in southern and JTF lives- is mounting astronomically and shows no signs  of diminishing ? In the end, i feel that esp. the southern politicians are going too far and failing in the moral respondsibility , inherent in all leadership  to guide its pple away from the course of heroic but suicidal sacrifice on which the poor JTF men are on in the islamic North .

LET THE WORST THING HAPPEN-IGBO MAN GO SURVIVE

All hardcore Igbo hardliners like me will always survive this tragic contraption which we all call Nigeria.
The only wonderful country where terrorists are offered amnesty money,since these Hausa-fulani and Kanem-Bornu vandals don't want peace,LET THE WORST THING HAPPEN.
Even those who steal from the state are offered amnesty too.
BUT PEACEFUL IGBOS ARE ARRESTED INDISCRIMINATELY AND CHARGED WITH TREASON FOR AGITATING FOR INDEPENDENCE.THE SAME AGITATIONS YOU FIND IN DEMOCRACIES LIKE SPAIN,SCOTLAND,TEXAS,IRELAND ETC.
Anyway Mama Bisi is the place I want to visit for a cool star beer,Alabi has settled and tomorrow the Congo customers are coming to buy alternators and brain boxes of Mercedes.

this amnesty issue

Pls let us just sit and see what this amnesty group can archieve. It has been their agenda since colonial era to islamise nigeria. Sardauna failed but his protegees think they can succeed.The God of the Hebrews whom we serve will fight for us. All their efforts will end in painful frustration in JESUS name.
Franco

NIGERIAN PRESIDENT IS THE BOKO HARAM.

President Good Luck Jonathan is incompetent to rule Nigeria by granting amnesty to murders like Boko Harm ,to put it straight our president Jonathan is the Boko Haram, he need to be impeached and face ICC for crime against humanity.

Buhari

This is the work of Buhari who Nigerian muslim want to be thier president.He is one of the major sponsor of all this killing if u can remember his words in the last election. But foolish muslim will never understand.

Who is a terrorist?

• If a Minister of Labor and a Commissioner of Labor in the federal and state governments fail, neglect or refuse to create employment forthe 50 million un-employed youths, including 90% of university graduates, are both the Minister and the Commissioner "terrorists", within the practical meaning of the word, for depriving the youth and un-employed people their entitled right to pursue happiness?

If the obvious answer is yes, then, a war on the “real terrorists” is still coming.

We are watching.

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only idiot and donkeys like

only idiot and donkeys like Ibo will follow jonathan, bastard this is the last time for animal you will suffer after tenor

A VOODOO AND BLACK MARKET

A VOODOO AND BLACK MARKET ECONOMY, PLACEBO AND PRETEND POLITY, BARMY AND BOLONY RELIGION, ONE PRODUCT CRUDE OIL MISMANNAGED, 'I BEFORE OTHERS' AND VERY CORRUPT, FOOLISH AND SHAMELESS LEADERS OR RATHER DEALERS. ALL THE ABOVE MAKE UP THE NATION KNOWN AS PRESENT DAY NIGERIA. UNLESS WE ARE IN DENIAL, WE SHOULD ALL SAY LOUDLY, FIRMLY AND COMPLETELY THAT NIGERIA HAS NO FUTURE. NIGERIA IS FINISHED, CAPUT AND HISTORY

And somebody as for amnesty for these bloody killers?

The sultan, shehu sani and the whole supporters of amnesty for these killers should all hold their heads in shame. You don't give killers another chance but end their killer by taking a strong stand against them.

For any discussion of amnesty to take place you must first have a period of ceasefire but a sharia state is the last thing that will happen in Nigeria.

Defeating terrorism requires intelligence much more than superio

In a saner country, the recovered items would probably point to some intelligence data on where Boko Haram gets its weapons from but not Nigeria, everything has to be politicized by govt. including security. How did police weapons get into the hands of Boko Haram ? Were those weapons declared missing and at what point ? What effort was made to recover the weapons aside indiscriminate arrest of innocents and family members of suspects?

Defeating terrorism requires intelligence much more than superior firepower. So far the Nigerian Security Agencies have not displayed or used any intelligence in dealing with Boko Haram.

RIP To Fallen Soldiers

I am very sorry for the loss of JTF lifes. May their families fine solace in the knowledge that they are with the almighty God, the great comforter.

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