JTF kills 16 Boko Haram suspects, arrests 5 in Maiduguri

The Joint Task Force (JTF) on Operation Restore Order (ORO) has said that it killed16 suspected terrorists after gun duel in Maiduguri.

Sagir Musa, the JTF spokesman, said this in a statement in Maiduguri on Wednesday, He added that the operation took place in different locations in Maiduguri.

He named some of the locations as Lawan Bukar, Railway Quarters, Gwange and Budum Ward in the metropolis.

“The JTF wishes to inform the public that on June 5, at about 4.00pm some terrorist groups attempted to launch simultaneous attacks in Maiduguri using AK 47 rifles, bombs and rocket-propelled grenades.

“They also used other deadly weapons in the attacks,” he said.

He held that the JTF successfully repelled the attacks after a gun battle with the invaders.

“We successfully repelled the attacks and 16 suspected terrorists were killed, while five others were arrested.

“A soldier sustained minor injury during the incident”.

He said that the JTF also detonated several Improvised Explosive Devises (IEDs) buried in Lawan Bukar Ward by the terrorists.

“In fact we completed the operation in the morning by detonating some IEDs buried by the terrorists.

“We were unable to detonate all of them on time because they were buried in different spots.”

He said the JTF recovered seven AK 47 rifles, an anti- armoured tank rocket launcher, a pistol revolver and 200 assorted live ammunitions.

“We also recovered 12 AK 47 magazines, two gas cylinders use for making home bombs”.



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