Boiling Maiduguri: 14 dead JTF-Boko Haram gun battle

by Soji Lawal

Soldiers from the JTF clashed with militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri on Tuesday, in an incident that left one soldier and 13 insurgents dead, the army said.

“At about 1600 hours (1500 GMT) today, troops of the Joint Task Force Operation Restore Order had an encounter with Boko Haram terrorists at Bulabulin and Bayan Quarters of Maiduguri. During the encounter the JTF lost one soldier and two were wounded. Thirteen Boko Haram terrorists lost their lives,” spokesman Col. Sagir Musa said.

The army spokesman said the operation against the Boko Haram cell in Maiduguri was ongoing and added that three assault rifles, one rocket-propelled grenade and large quantities of ammunition had already been recovered.

“Civilians were well protected and have no casualties recorded as a result of the encounter. The operation is ongoing to apprehend the insurgents.”

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  1. U realy dnt have anyting reasonable to say.i suspect u as one of d B H

  2. The best for the FGN is to declare a state of emergency in the trouble states in the North. This was how it started in the Western region in 1965 and was treated with kid gloves by Balewa government in the first republic. We are all students of history but do we learn from it? The FGN once claimed to know the sponsors of these rascals, what is it waiting for? The yoruba proverb says once GOD has shown you your enemy he can no longer kill or destroy you. The reverse is the case now. The enemies of the state call are above the law as its being potrayed by the FGN. May the soul of the soldier that died rest in peace.

  3. “Civilians were well protected and have no casualties recorded" this statement has to come. From civilians themselves not from JTF spokesman

  4. “Civilians were well protected and have no casualties recorded" this ststement has to come from civilians themselves not from JTF spokesman

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