Wednesday, 22 May 2013
JTF Kills Four Boko Haram Sub-commanders, Recovers ‘Black Xmas’ Weaponry
The Joint Task Force (JTF) has announced the killing of four more Boko Haram sub commanders in Maiduguri.
In a statement today, spokesman Lt. Col Sagir Musa, JTF said two of the dead men were experts in the manufacturing of Improvised Explosive Devices.
The men were killed in a shoot-out at Sabon Gere, Sabon Layin Gwange, Dala Sajeri, Biafra and Suleimanti areas of the metropolis between the 3rd – 5th of December.
This week’s battle followed another killing, on 2nd of December, of Abdulkareem Ibrahim, identified as a high profile Boko Haram commander, on Damboa- Biu Road.
During the battle, Lt. Col. Musa said two soldiers were wounded. JTF also recovered a variety of items.
Thanking members of the public for their assistance, JTF said, “All the recovered items [were] planned to be used by the terrorists for operation “Black Christmas” – aimed to disrupt peaceful conduct of the impending Christmas celebration in Borno State.”
The items are:
a. 5 AK 47 Rifles
b. 1 Pistol
c. 11 AK 47 Rifles’ empty magazines
d. 1 G3 Rifle
e. 176 rounds of assorted ammunition
f. 24 assorted primed IED Gas Cylinders
g. 12 pieces of IED remote control switches
h. 6 assorted IEDs and incendiary materials / chemicals.
i. 15 small primed IED Cans