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Boko Haram suspects hospitalised in Maiduguri

04 October 2013, 07:35Augustine Osayande

Abuja – More than 20 suspected members of Boko Haram sect have been wounded in a battle with the youth vigilante group and have been hospitalised in the Maiduguri General Hospital.

The wounded insurgents were said to have sustained varied degree of injuries in the battle with the youth at Gwoza, which had been under the siege from the sect in recent weeks.

CAJ News established that some members of the youth vigilante left Maiduguri on Tuesday to Gwoza town where the insurgents were alleged to have attacked and killed more than 30 civilians and razed down three churches.

A member of the youth vigilante, Adamu Isa, told journalists in Maiduguri that they went hunting for the Boko Haram insurgents in Gwoza when they learnt of the series of attacks in the area.

"We killed several of them and arrested 26 who are wounded. We brought them and handed them over to the appropriate authorities. Some of them that are wounded are at the General Hospital for treatment hoping that after they recover they would be charged to court,” he said.

Recently, suspected of Boko Haram sect members attacked Kirawa town in Gwoza area and killed nine people including a senior police officer in charge of three Divisional Police Stations.

- CAJ News



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