Kano, Nov. 19, 2013 (NAN)
The Joint Security Task force (JTF) on Tuesday said it had killed two suspected Boko Haram members at Gayawa in Ungoggo Local Government Area of Kano State. This is contained in a statement signed by spokesman of the JTF, Capt. Ikedichi Iweha, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.
The statement stated that the suspects
lost their lives during an early morning
operation at Gayawa general area. “A further cordon and search operation
was conducted this morning at about 6.30 at Gayawa general area. “Two terrorists lost their lives as a result of a shootout with troops,’’ the statement
said. It said that items recovered from the terrorists included two AK 47 rifles, five magazines and 91 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition, among others.
The statement said that two suspected
terrorists were intercepted and arrested
on Monday on their way to Zamfara on
the Kankara-Sheme road in Katsina
State. It said the suspects were arrested at about 7.30 p.m. following an intelligence report by operatives of the JTF and personnel of the Department of the State Security Service, Kano State Command.
“The operatives mounted a snap check
point along Kankara-Sheme road in
Katsina State to intercept fleeing
terrorists from operations in the North-
Eeastern axis of the country.’’ It said that two AK 47 rifles, four magazines, and 68 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition were recovered from
the suspects in a Nissan Sunny car.
The statement attributed the success by
the JTF to the support it was receiving
from the public. It warned the residents not to rent their property to people they do not know.