JSTF IN FRESH OFFENSIVE IN BORNO ; 50 BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS KILLED IN GUN BATTLES, VIGILANCE YOUTHS GROUP CAPTURE 3 SUICIDE ATTACKERS AT BUS TERMINAL ENROUTE JIGAWA

PHOTO CREDIT: AFP

THE NATION
1 July, 2013

The end came at the weekend for about
50 suspected Boko Haram members in
Borno, one of the three states under a
state of emergency. They were killed by the Joint Task Force after a raid of Zabarmari ward in Jere Local Government Area of Maiduguri .

Three suspected terrorists on their way to Jigawa state to unleash terror were arrested at Borno Express Motor Park on
Saturday by volunteered youths, a.k.a
Civilian JTF, a security source claimed
yesterday. Zabarmari, according to the source, is one of the black spots where Boko Haram operates in Maiduguri.

The source said: “At the weekend, we received intelligence report that Boko
Haram terrorists regrouped and were
residing/ hiding in Zabarmari ward. We
mobilised our troops to the area. On getting there, the suspected terrorists noticed our presence and started shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Great) as
they fired sporadic gunshots at the JTF
troops. We had no option than to repel
the attacks as we succeeded in killing
about 10 of the suspects.

“We did not take their bodies away,leaving them in the area. The following
day when we mobilised our men to the
area, we found out that hundreds of the
terrorists were at the graveyard burying
their dead and and as we approached, they started shooting at our troops which led to the exchange of gunfire, where we succeeded in killing over 40 of them”. The JTF source said he could not be quoted because he does not have the authority to speak..

“As I am talking to you now, our men are
still in Zabarmari hunting for any suspected terrorists who might have
escaped the deadly encounter” he added.

On the arrests of three suspected Boko
Haram members who were allegedly on a suicide mission to Jigawa State, the
source said, “The men of the JTF are
highly delighted with the zeal/effort
being put in place by the vigilance youths popularly called “Civilian JTF”.

The JTF source added: “They (the vigilance team) handed them to the JTF unit and one of them, now dead, said, they were from Bama Local Government Area on a suicide mission to Jigawa and other states in the north. Infact, the deceased, before his death, told us that already, all their weapons of massive destruction had been transported to the target areas before luck run out of them”.

Due to the total closure of GSM network
services in Borno state, JTF Spokesman Lt. Col. Sagir Musa and Police spokesman
Gideon Jubrin could not be reached to
confirm the story.

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15 Responses to JSTF IN FRESH OFFENSIVE IN BORNO ; 50 BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS KILLED IN GUN BATTLES, VIGILANCE YOUTHS GROUP CAPTURE 3 SUICIDE ATTACKERS AT BUS TERMINAL ENROUTE JIGAWA

  1. beegeagle says:

    Good strategy. They threw the dog a bone and it bit the bait. Simple plot really..leave the bodies, they shall come and get them. Culturally, they are going to be buried almost immediately – within 24 hours – and ‘comrades’ shall muster aplenty. And in such cases, they never fail to ‘show themselves’ by shooting. They do this even when security forces approach a spot where they are gathered for a wedding feast.

    • camouflage1984 says:

      Ok i get the point! that means the JSTF are now very used to their modus operandi!

      • beegeagle says:

        Yes, BH always converge for wedding feasts for wedding fathias and for funerals. And they never fail to open fire as soon as JSTF close in. They are trigger happy and that is the smoke which gives them away. What would ‘civvies’ be doing with AK47s at a funeral..did they come to kill mourners?

        During the first week of the State of Emergency, they similarly gathered to bury some of their insurgents felled in battle. The JSTF seized about 100 of them on the spot.

  2. camouflage1984 says:

    “We did not take their bodies away,leaving them in the area. The following
    day when we mobilised our men to the
    area, we found out that hundreds of the
    terrorists were at the graveyard burying
    their dead and and as we approached, they started shooting at our troops which led to the exchange of gunfire, where we succeeded in killing over 40 of them”.

    I am lost here….

  3. eyimola says:

    Hundreds of terrorists?

  4. igbi says:

    Please can someone tell me if we have our own ballistic missiles yet ?

  5. ifiok umoeka says:

    Why, do you 2 launch a BM strike on them? Hahaha

    • igbi says:

      It seems to me that they are a force multiplier. Even Sudan has them. I am almost sure Egypt has them. Many African countries have them. But I don’t know if we have them.

  6. Tope says:

    Whats da update on da so called annulment of service chief by a high court saying president shouldnt hv da right to pick service chiefs is dis unconstitutional? Anoda BH supporter?

    • eyimola says:

      The supreme court did not say that, The ruling was clear. ” All Service Chief appointments by the President have to be subject to a senate confirmation hearing. That’s what the constitution says. This does not nullify anybody’s appointment. They just have to be put through the parliamentary process.

      Personally I don’t think the Nigeria military is large or our democracy mature enough for this sort of luxuries. The immediate short term if implemented, will be to create a situation whereby lobbying, and political horse trading will be the order of the day.

    • igbi says:

      I am almost sure the man all this is targetting is General Ihejirika.
      I think a section of the society can’t stand the idea of an igbo man being the chief of army staff, especially when the military is actif in the north. This is not the first time he is being targetted since he became the COAS.

      • igbi says:

        all this s probably also related to the bad press they keep trying to give the Nigerian army.
        They have just one objectif: General Ihejirika.

      • igbi says:

        My advice is to educate the people on the need for the best man to have the job, there is no place for politics in the army.

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