Thursday, 20 June 2013
We Killed 20 Boko Haram Sect Members In Maiduguri - JTF
The Joint Military Task Force (JTF) in Maiduguri, Borno State says it shot to death in a gun duel on Saturday night 20 members of the Boko Haram sect.
JTF also lost one soldier during the fight with the sect in Maiduguri on Saturday night into the early hours of Sunday, while two members received injuries.
Col. Victor Ebhaleme, the Field Operations Officer of JTF in Borno State who confirmed the events to newsmen, said the fight followed a tip off.
"We got intelligence report that some suspected Boko Haram terrorists were having a meeting at a particular location in the metropolis,” he said.
“When we approached the venue of their meeting, the terrorists immediately opened fire on the JTF which led to the killing of 20 of the sect members while we lost one soldier and two others sustained injury."