JTF kills wanted Boko Haram leader and two others in Maiduguri

Security forces in the restive city of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital said it has killed a leader of the Boko Haram sect, one Abdulkareem Ibrahim.

Spokesperson for the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Maiduguri, Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa said the slain Abdulkareem Ibrahim, was among the 18 leaders of the Islamic sect declared wanted in a bounty list to members of the public by the JTF  last week.

Musa in a statement said that the Boko Haram leader was killed in a gun battle sequel to a raid on a flash point of the militia in Maiduguri metropolis.

The operation according to the statement was “carried out in conjunction with members of the state security and members of the Police Dog section, which launched a special raid operation along Damboa-Biu road.”

This raid, he claimed led to the killing of the leader and two of his sub commanders.

AK 47 rifles with other arms and ammunition were recovered during the raid.

The spokesman said the slain leader is responsible for the recent spates of assassinations and bomb attacks in Maiduguri.