Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


JTF kills 4 suspected terrorist commanders in Maiduguri

08 December 2012, 08:33

Maiduguri - The Joint Task Force (JTF) on Operation Restore Order on Friday, shot dead four suspected terrorist commanders of the Boko Haram group after an operation in Maiduguril.

JTF spokesman Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa announced this in a statement issued in Maiduguri.

He said the operation was sequel to last week's killing of a notorious commander of the group, Abduulkareem Ibrahim, in Maiduguri by men of the task force.

"Following the killing of Abdulkareem Ibrahim a high-profile terrorist commander in a joint operation along Damboa-Biu road on Dec. 2, 2012, follow up operations was conducted between Dec. 3 and Dec. 5 based on additional information,'' he said.

Musa said the operations were conducted at different parts of Maiduguri in areas identified as hideouts of the suspected terrorists.

The operations were successfully conducted in Sabon Gari, Sabon Layin Gwange, Dala Sajeri,  Sulemanti areas of the city among others.

Four identified suspected Boko Haram sub-commanders, including two Improvised Explosive Device (IED) experts were killed in a shootout,'' he said.

Musa said that two soldiers were injured during the operations.

Five AK 47 rifles, one pistol, 11 AK 47 empty magazines, one G3 rifle, 176 assorted ammunitions, 24 assorted prime IED gas cylinders were recovered.

"Other items included 12 pieces of IEDs remote control switches, 16 assorted IED incendiary materials and chemicals among others,'' he said.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Miraclos Benjy
Nigeria rejected God’s helping ha...

Our country had rejected God’s helping hand stretched forth in answer to the cry of his children the day we voted out our only truly god-sent and democratic president Goodluck Jonathan out of office. Read more...

Submitted by
John Idoko875
Massive fraud exposed at Adamawa ...

Investigations reveals at the Adamawa State University following the botched attempt by a shady group to unseat the new Vice Chancellor via a petition, have revealed that the institution has been embroiled in massive fraud. Read more...

Submitted by
Hussain Obaro
Ministerial list: Not worth the w...

After weeks and days of speculations and anticipations, the much talked about and awaited list of ministerial nominees was finally unveiled by the President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki.  Read more...

Submitted by
Moses Ayuba
Entrenching water and sanitation ...

Times without number, we have been told that our bodies are like machines and that function properly we must keep body as well as the environment clean. Read more...

Submitted by
Jude Chika Ugwuodo
The original plan for the institu...

Today, people go into marriage without making adequate preparations for it. Read more...

Submitted by
I have a dream

I have a dream that one day, the church of Jesus Christ will be liberated from the slavery of denominationalism and live out the true meaning of its name. Read more...