JTF Kills 52, Arrests 70 Insurgents With Arms Cache In Borno Reviewed by Momizat on . The Joint Task Force in Borno State says 52 members of the dreaded Islamic sect the Boko Haram were killed in a clash with security forces yesterday in Maidugur The Joint Task Force in Borno State says 52 members of the dreaded Islamic sect the Boko Haram were killed in a clash with security forces yesterday in Maidugur Rating:
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JTF Kills 52, Arrests 70 Insurgents With Arms Cache In Borno

The Joint Task Force in Borno State says 52 members of the dreaded Islamic sect the Boko Haram were killed in a clash with security forces yesterday in Maiduguri the state capital.

The success is coming just one day after the president; Dr Goodluck Jonathan had lavished praises on the JTF for its gallantry in the fight against the menace of the Boko Haram during his two day official visit to Borno state.

A statement made available to newsmen in Maiduguri the Borno State capital by the JTF spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa reveals that JTF lost two personnel in the operation carried out between 3:00 and 8:00 PM yesterday around Bulabulin, Bayern quarters and Jajeri areas of Maiduguri metropolis.

The operation according to the statement was based on information and intelligent report leading to series of operations for the past ten days.

During the operation which witnessed stiff resistance yesterday by the insurgents according to the statement, ten out of the 52 killed are commanders of the insurgent, while three personnel of the security forces sustained injuries and are currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

Yesterday’s operation according to Sagir Musa recorded the largest arms recovery ever made by the JTF since the commencement of the insurgency.

Items recovered include 3 anti-aircraft guns, 10 Rocket Propelled Grenade Tubes, 3 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) and 17 AK 47 Rifles.

Others include; 20 RPG Bombs, 12 RPG chargers, 36 hand-held grenades, 33 AK47 magazines, 11 FN magazines and 11,068 assorted Ammunitions.

The operation according to the statement also led to the recovery of two technical vehicles with mounted anti-aircraft stands, five walkie-talkies, 4 VHF hand held sets and assorted uniforms and kits among others.

The statement also thanked members of the public and JTF moles in the Boko Haram camp for the timely information and asking other people to do same in the fight against the sects.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ekpenyong-Ana/100000306163198 Ekpenyong Ana

    It is better to keep your information gathering technique to your sefl. Thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/gbengasax Gbenga Aladesanmi

    Thank you Lord.

  • JONATHANISRIGHT

    This is really a breakthrough in the fight against Boko haram insurgency, and l would think it will leave the rest of the group hiding, and running . Counterintelligence is the key . With more moles in their mist we will win the war on terror.

  • Ogbomo osagie

    Thank you JTF. Pls, include their financiers and backers.

  • bidemiojeranti

    Thank you JTF!!! The Government & all peace loving Nigerians are solidly behind you.
    Nigerians say Yes to peace and No to terrorism, it is not in our culture.

  • Lincon

    Boko haram days are numbered! Barbaric hausa/fulanis

  • Lincon

    Boko haram days are numbered!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mykezeasor Michael Ezeasor

    Look at the type of people somebody is asking for amnesty for!  Even the salutan whom I had so much respect for…..

  • sharron

    Anyone who falls for this lie and nonsense must need to have their heads re – examined, this is a ploy to get the presidency to release more money for the commandants all in the name of fighting terror, were is the evidence to prove this ammunition were actually recovered from terrorist hideouts, no pressmen, camera’s, this is primitive and outdated journalism, don’t we have wars with pressmen and camera’s in action as events are unfolding ? or is the so called Boko haram vs the JTF bigger than the Gulf war, Arabian uprising,this is a complete scam, display firearms and shoot / arrest some innocent civilians and tell the gaullible Nigerians we are fighting terrorism,this is a complete nonsense meant for the deaf & dumb, it is that bad and pathetic in my opinion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/augustine.onwukwe1 Augustine Onwukwe

    seeing the amount of amunition recovered from the sect could even give a blind person a clue how deep we have gone in division because this is never a symbol of unity. It is true that the under development in the North is worst than the south and the East but this boko haram sect should also realise that out of fifty three years of independent it is the northern leasders that has handle the leadership of that country morethan any other region and should take the lager part of the blame, having said that, most of this leaders that help so much in destroying this country are still working free and making decision that still affect the poor once even when they are nomore in power officially. I am an Igbo man and want the best for Nigeria and Africa in general and for this view of mine it doesnt matter where he or she come from but as long as your leadership of local to federal level is not to the benefit of Nigerians you are my stunch enemy, so if boko haram has been taking out people like IBB and his likes from all part of the country whom has done some irreparable demage to Nigeria million of people like me could have supported them rather what their bullet target is the poor once like the same sect members, that is why i said there fight is not and will never be justify by any sane person. They should change there modus operandi to suit the situation on ground which is help weak Nigerians to fight those that steal and bank our money outside with impunity, because whether the do or not we all are suffering the lack of adequate power supply/better education/free of even quality medical care with our cash/clean water/ good and well maintain roads etc

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SZ7HOEMVWUTBT7NZ3N5OBQKFXY Walu

    No need arresting for trial… just catch and lynch them. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/ogedengbe.segun.5 Ogedengbe Segun

    Glory to God for the massive clamp down on the enemies of our Nation Nigeria. Forever live JTF

  • http://www.facebook.com/ogedengbe.segun.5 Ogedengbe Segun

    Thank God for the massive clamp down on the enemies of our nation Nigeria.Long live Nigeria long live JTF. Boko haram your days are numbered

  • http://www.facebook.com/otabor.emmanuel Untrashed Qentro Stacks

    Thats it,the government can fight boko haram and eradicate them if they want too.The JTF got more active when the president visited borno state.The Job should continue pls even when the president is gone so that the killing of innocent souls would stop.

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