The JTF said it carried out successful operations against the insurgent group.
The Joint Task Force in Maiduguri said it killed five different commanders of the insurgent Boko Haram group in the past one week in successful operations.
In a statement by its spokesperson, Sagir Musa, the JTF said it killed “Abdulkareem Ibrahim – a high profile Boko Haram commander, in a joint operation …, along Damboa- Biu road on 2 December, 2012.”
The security force said additional information it secured led to further operations at Sabon Gere, Sabon Layin Gwange, Dala Sajeri, Biafra and Suleimanti areas of Maiduguri metropolis between December 3 and 5.
“Consequently, four identified Boko Haram Terrorists sub commanders including two experts in the manufacturing of Improvised Explosive Devices were killed in a shoot out with own troops,” the JTF said.
The force said two soldiers were wounded in the attacks while several items were recovered from the insurgents.
It listed the recovered item to include 5 AK 47 Rifles, 1 Pistol, 11 AK 47 Rifles’ empty magazines,1 G3 Rifle, 176 assorted ammunition, 24 quantity of assorted primed IEDs Gas Cylinders, 12 pieces of IEDs remote control switches, 6 assorted IEDs and incendiary materials/ chemicals, and 15 small primed IED Cans.
“All the recovered items are planned to be used by the terrorists for operation “Black Christmas” – aimed to disrupt peaceful conduct of the impending Christmas celebration in Borno State,” the JTF said.
The Task Force commended residents of Maiduguri for providing it with useful information and asked for more of such.
– Premium Times