JTF kills senior Boko Haram member, arrest two others

Channels Television  
Updated September 17, 2012

The Joint Security Task Force (JTF) on Monday killed one person suspected to be a “top member of a terrorist group” and arrested two others during an early morning operation in Kano.

The JTF spokesman, Lt. Ikedichi Iweha, who confirmed the incident to journalists, said the operation was carried out in Hotoro area in Kano metropolis.

“During the early morning operation, one member of the terrorist group was killed and two other members were arrested.

“I have been hearing different names, I cannot confirm to you the identity of the suspects arrested yet, because I don’t have the nominal role of the terrorist group,” he said.

Lt. Iweha said investigation was still going on with a view to ascertaining the identity of the suspects.

He said as soon as investigation was completed, the identity of the suspects would be made public.

“Investigation has to be completed before I can tell you the identity of the suspects,’’ he said.