by Rachel Ogbu
52 members of Islamic sect, Boko Haram were killed by the Joint Task Force Operation last week, reports say.
During operations that lasted days, the JTF had recovered uniforms, arms, ammunition and other items from members of the sect with about 70 suspected terrorists arrested over a 10 day period of attack.
In a statement by its spokesman, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, in Maiduguri, Borno State, the JTF said its officials had carried out numbers of operations in the past week with the latest in Bulabulin, Bayern Quarters and Jajeri in Maiduguri metropolis.
Although in the attacks no civilian was killed, the JTF confirmed it lost two personnel and three others were injured.
The statement reads:
“The Task Force wishes to thank members of the public particularly our moles in Boko Haram’s camp for giving us the information that assisted in the successes so far recorded.
“Thus, members of the public are reminded to continue to give credible and timely information to security agencies to combat insecurity,” the statement reads.