JTF kills 35 ‘terrorists’ in Yobe, relaxes 24-hour curfew


The Joint Task Force, JTF, in Yobe State said it has killed 35 suspected terrorists after a gun battle that lasted over 24 hours in the state capital, Damaturu.

In a statement, the JTF spokesperson in Yobe, Lazarus Eli, said the raid by the force, tagged ‘Operation Restore Sanity,’ was conducted to fish out “terrorist elements around Kandahar, Pawari and Pawari Cemetery areas of Damaturu the Yobe State capital”.

Mr. Eli said two men of the force sustained injuries from the gun fight, adding that various weapons and ammunitions were recovered from the operation.

The JTF spokesperson held that the operation will rid the state of terrorists. He called on the people to remain calm and go about their normal duties.

Mr. Eli also announced that the 24 hours curfew earlier imposed on Damaturu and Potiskum towns have been relaxed.