AFTERMATH OF JSTF GROUND AND AIR ASSAULT ON MILITANT CAMPS: TERRORISTS KILL SIX GAME WARDENS IN REPRISAL

Boko Haram militants pose in front of satellite imagery of Bauchi, NE Nigeria

Boko Haram militants pose in front of satellite imagery of Bauchi, NE Nigeria

THISDAY
6 February, 2013

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Members of the Boko Haram sect Tuesday killed at least six park rangers in a reprisal attack after troops backed by helicopter gunships destroyed their base in a Nigerian game reserve.

Security forces last week killed 17 militants and destroyed two Boko Haram training camps in the Northeast, one in a forest and one in the Sambisa Reserve.

The officer in charge of the Sambisa Reserve, Hassan Malgwi, said gunmen believed to be Boko Haram attacked the staff camp after midnight. “Six people were killed. Many of our staff are still missing as the camp is now deserted,” he said. Neither the military nor Boko Haram were available for comment.

Violence has persisted since a Boko Haram commander declared a ceasefire last week, raising doubts about his credibility. President Goodluck Jonathan has highlighted links between Boko Haram and Saharan Islamists, including al- Qaeda’s North African affiliate, as a reason for joining efforts by French and West African forces to fight them in Mali.

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3 Responses to AFTERMATH OF JSTF GROUND AND AIR ASSAULT ON MILITANT CAMPS: TERRORISTS KILL SIX GAME WARDENS IN REPRISAL

  1. peccavi says:

    Use the remaining wardens to track them and destroy them

  2. Saints says:

    Scared wet to the boots..they may take the jstf forces on a fools errand.

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