JSTF KILL 13 SUSPECTED MILITANTS IN NORTHERN NIGERIA GUN BATTLE; SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION, 2 OTHERS SUSTAIN INJURIES

JSTF soldier(r)and cop on urban combat and house clearing operations at Damaturu, NE Nigeria June 2012

JSTF soldier(r)and cop on urban combat and house clearing operations in NE Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria
Jan. 1, 2012 (Xinhua)

Nigeria’s military Joint Task Force (JTF)
deployed to the troubled northeast city of Maiduguri on Tuesday said it killed 13 Boko Haram Islamists in a clash with the
militia.A soldier also died while two other soldiers were wounded in the encounter at about 4 p.m. local time, Lt Col Sagir Musa, spokesperson of the task force, said in a statement received by Xinhua.

He said the encounter took place at
Bulabulin and Bayan Quarters of
Maiduguri. “During the encounter, the JTF lost one soldier and two were wounded. Thirteen Boko Haram terrorists lost their lives; Civilians were well protected and have no casualty recorded as a result of the encounter. The operation is ongoing to apprehend the fleeing members of the gang and recover more weapons,” the statement said. He also said they busted an arms cache and recovered some arms.

Maiduguri, located in Nigeria’s northeastern region, is a Boko Haram
flashpoint, where the Nigerian
government had declared and lifted some curfews due to wave of attacks. Waves of attacks believed to be
perpetrated by the Boko Haram sect have been reported in the northern and central parts of Nigeria.

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in its latest report that more than 1,500 people, including women and children, had been killed in various attacks by the Boko Haram sect since 2009.

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4 Responses to JSTF KILL 13 SUSPECTED MILITANTS IN NORTHERN NIGERIA GUN BATTLE; SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION, 2 OTHERS SUSTAIN INJURIES

  1. peccavi says:

    Apparently Shekau was wounded as well. Any corroboration?

  2. gbash10 says:

    Well done JSTF,keep the pressure on until you smoke life out of all the BH members.

  3. eniola says:

    RIP 2 d soldier who died in d encounter.

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