Suspected Boko Haram Members Kill Security Operative In Kaduna

Channels Television  
Updated June 7, 2015

Boko HaramGunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect have killed a security operative at the Ungwan Keke in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

A Joint team of Security Operatives on Sunday engaged in a gun battle with the suspected terrorists.

An eyewitness said the suspected Boko Haram members, who were residing in the community where the security operatives raided on Sunday, escaped after several hours of the gun battle with the security operatives.

The eyewitness, who is a native of Ungwa Keke village, said the security operatives arrived at the village at about 1:00am and went straight to the home of the suspected terrorists and opened fire on them.

He, however, said the security operatives arrested wives of the suspected members of the sect.

Confirming the incident, the Head of the community, Malam Suleiman Mohammed, said the joint security team, comprising of Soldiers and the State Security Service (SSS) before the raid, ordered residents out of their houses to avoid collateral damages.

Efforts to get the Deputy Director, Army Public Relation of the One Division of the Nigerian Army Kaduna, Colonel Abdul Usman, to comment on the operation did not yield results, as at the time of filing this report.