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JTF slays Boko Haram suspects, increases patrols

17 July 2013, 07:27Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Joint Task Force (JTF) to combat terrorism in Nigeria has increased patrols and personnel in the North East to counter terrorists that launched their acts from the largely-peaceful areas.

JTF senior officials confirmed this after a successful operation that resulted in the killing of three Boko Haram terror suspects during a pre-dawn raid at a house in Guri Local Government Area in Jigawa State.

Four AK47 rifles, five magazines and 164 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition for AK47 rifles were recovered during the raid on Tuesday.

Colonel Ikedichi Iweha, JTF spokesman, said some fleeing members of the terrorist group were seeking refuge in other peaceful areas in the state.

Such areas had an insignificant military presence, he said.

He appealed to residents to complement the JTF's efforts to rid these areas of terror suspects.

“While counting on the support of the members of the communities we operate in, we continue to solicit for their cooperation in the provision of useful information which will aid our operation.

"We would like to also assure members of the communities of the treatment of such information provided with utmost confidentiality," said Iweha.

“The JTF will not rest before ensuring the safety of the people of Jigawa State and other areas within the taskforce's jurisdiction," he added.

- CAJ News



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