8 June, 2013
AS troops of Special Operation Forces
continue to hunt for fleeing Boko Haram
suspects whose training camps and
hideouts in Borno State were destroyed, the military Joint Task Force (JTF) in Maiduguri, has killed two suspected terrorists at Bama road Motor Park and Mafoni ward of the metropolis Thursday afternoon.
The suspects killed, according to an
eyewitness Friday, are Baba Goni and a
Boko Haram almirul (local leader) of
Mafoni ward in Maiduguri metropolis. He said: “The Mafoni Boko Haram almirul was captured and handed over to men of JTF on Thursday afternoon, as he had been terrorising us with hand guns hidden under his flowing gown. We took the decision of handing over this almirul to enable us live in peace here in Maiduguri.”
He continued: “We are fully cooperating
with soldiers patrolling this area to
ensure that our neighbours and other
residents that had fled return to their
respective houses and places of abode.”
At the Bama Road Motor Park, an official of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) told The Guardian Thursday that Baba Goni was arrested by volunteer motor park workers, and handed over the suspects to security task force in the afternoon. While handing over Goni, a rifle, according to him, was also recovered from him, before he was whisked away by soldiers for interrogation to an undisclosed destination of Maiduguri.
Speaking on the separate incidents,
spokesman of JTF, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa,
said that residents of Maiduguri were
fully cooperating with men of security
task force by identifying the fleeing
Boko Haram suspects and the ones still living among them.