JSTF SNIPERS KILL BOKO HARAM KINGPIN AND 3 TERRORISTS IN DAWN RAID..3 OTHERS ARRESTED; 3 AK47 RIFLES, 2 DANE GUNS AND IED MATERIEL SEIZED

An imposing 12.7mm HMG-armed Otokar Cobra APC on urban CT-COIN operations

An imposing 12.7mm HMG-armed Otokar Cobra APC on urban CT-COIN operations

VANGUARD
February 26, 2013
Soni Daniel
Regional Editor, North

A top Boko Haram commander was
Tuesday killed in a morning raid carried out by snipers deployed from the Joint Task Force, Operation Restore Hope, Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The BH kingpin and his lieutenants are
said to have crossed from Kano State to Borno some weeks ago and had been carrying out series of attacks on JTF patrol vehicles and locations as well as the bombing of many places in the state.

However,the four men and their fighters ran out of luck when soldiers from the JTF confronted them in a gun duel following a tipoff on their location, which was traced to the Kasuwan Kaji area of the metropolis. The battle was taken by the soldiers to the insurgents between the hours of 2am and 5.50 am on Monday when the fighters were still enjoying their sleep.

On arriving at the location, the JTF were said to have cordoned off the area and
carried out checks on suspected houses and business premises during which the kingpins reportedly opened fire on the soldiers without knowing that they were in for a rough deal.

The Spokesman for the JTF, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, confirmed the raid on the BH hideout and the death of its commander and three of his lieutenants during the raid. Musa also said that three other BH
fighters arrested by soldiers during the raid, had been detained in their custody and were undergoing interrogation.

“The notorious BH commander and three of his lieutenants lost their lives
in an exchange of fire while three were arrested by the JTF and are undergoing interrogation in JTF custody.

“Items recovered from the terrorists
included: three AK- 47 rifles, two dane guns, three magazines, 36 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition, two bows and 18 arrows and assorted IED materials,” Musa said.

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5 Responses to JSTF SNIPERS KILL BOKO HARAM KINGPIN AND 3 TERRORISTS IN DAWN RAID..3 OTHERS ARRESTED; 3 AK47 RIFLES, 2 DANE GUNS AND IED MATERIEL SEIZED

  1. jimmy says:

    This is extremely good tactics. The raid taking place between 0200 and 0600 ensures that 95-99% of all people are indoors and are asleep thereby limiting collateral damage to the minimum, the operation is carried out unbeknownst to anyone except the J.TS.F.
    when the enemy first awaken the element of surprise puts him at a great disadvantage( 3 dead) capture / elimination is almost 90% certain provided encirclement is properly done.
    Last it sends a very powerful message to the enemy 1) Do not sleep because if you do it may be the last thing you do:). all in all well done and the use of SNIPERS is telling this is COIN all the way.

  2. tim says:

    Sniper has the psych effect I love….use it more!!!

  3. Obix says:

    O yeah! So, the fighters were enjoying their sleep when the raid took place?. There’s an adage that says that “a child who swore not to let his parents sleep wont sleep himself”

  4. Donian007 says:

    Dis s strictly CTCOIN ops, i love snipers, 3 o’clock, 9 o’clock, 6 o’oclock, 12 o’clock……NICE 1 JSTF.

  5. tim says:

    Well they were sniping at night…..what options of night vision scopes could they be using?

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