Thursday, 23 May 2013
JTF Claim To Overwhelm Boko Haram Militants in Kano
The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Kano yesterday took out four men suspected to be Boko Haram militants. The event followed a raid on Hotoro quarters in the morning after the Force had received a report the previous night of a soldier being shot in the thigh by members of the dreaded Islamic sect.
Reacting immediately, our source said that members of the JTF raided Hotoro quarters, where a gun battle ensured, leading to the four members fell to the superior firepower of the official forces. There was no report of any deaths or injuries on the federal side.
“Four terrorists were gunned down when JTF operatives raided the terrorists hide out in Hotoro, while some arrests were also made,” JTF Spokesman, Lt Ikedichi Iweha, said, confirming the operation.
Describing the raid as “successful,” Lt. Iweha said such operations would be continuous, and that whenever the task force receives an intelligence report of the activities of the terrorists, it will respond swiftly.