BOTCHED IED ATTACK ON JSTF PATROL VAN KILLS BOMBER, 2 CIVILIANS IN MAIDUGURI

Nigerian Army troops respond to a bomb scare

Nigerian Army troops respond to a bomb scare

NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA
February 20, 2013
Maiduguri

The Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Restore Order on Wednesday confirmed the killing of three persons after an explosion in Maiduguri.

JTF spokesman Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa stated this in a statement in Maiduguri. “An explosive devise targeted at the JTF patrol team exploded at the Post Office roundabout in Maiduguri at about 1.00 p.m. on Wednesday. “The explosion led to the death of three civilians,comprising the bomber and two others, and a JTF vehicle was damaged.”

He assured the public that the JTF was
on top of the situation in the state, in
spite of the development.“Consequently, the JTF reiterates its determination to ensure the maintenance of law, order and safety of lives and property of law abiding residents of Borno State.”

Musa also urged residents to disregard
leaflets being circulated by suspected
terrorists on impending attacks in Maiduguri. “The attention of the JTF has been drawn to some leaflets allegedly
printed and circulated by Boko Haram
terrorists group containing a message
from their leader Abubakar Shekau. “The message contained threats and warning to civil servants, politicians,traditional rulers and security agents that the sect has not made any reconciliation with the government and has not declared a cease fire.

“The JTF wishes to advise law abiding
members of the public to disregard such publications and consider them as part of the terrorists propaganda strategy to keep the civil populace in captivity.”

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3 Responses to BOTCHED IED ATTACK ON JSTF PATROL VAN KILLS BOMBER, 2 CIVILIANS IN MAIDUGURI

  1. originalpato says:

    The information I’m getting online the French family kidnapped in Cameroon have safe in NE Nigeria. Wondering if they were rescued or the heat became unbearable that BH simply abandoned them and fled.

  2. benjy32 says:

    Now who is fooling who? i wish all this junior officer in the army know what the are in for the will rethink everything the are doing if only the know how much bomb keg they are on in the north,my five month stay i learnt a lot ,now even pirates,kidnappers ,thieves, assassins are all named boko haram ,wtf for real we dont have independent intelligence anymore it is the shame and the brutality by the military and police in the north is reaching unprecedented level.it is a shame thou

    • Bola David says:

      Oga benjy, with due respect. But me think using overwhelming force, without victimizing innocent civilians, will help the JTF. But how do we blame JTF for brutality when BH will want to decimate the Nigerian population by killing our brothers and sisters of Northern origin and others who reside in the North but from other parts of the Country?

      Except if the JTF attacks innocent civilian population. Otherwise, I don’t think we should blame them. They have got to defend us, anyway.

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