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JTF Kills 4 in Borno

Location of Borno State in Nigeria

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[Vanguard] FOLLOWING the no retreat no surrender between members of deadly Boko Haram Islamic sect and the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, Nigerian Forces have today shot dead four persons including 3 armed robbers and 1 suspected Islamic Militant sect, in north eastern town of Maiduguri, Borno State.

Spokesman of the JTF, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa confirmed the killing today on phone from Maiduguri the capital city.

He said the men of the JTF after a tip off has raided a hideout of some suspected Boko Haram terrorists at about 5;30 am at Pompomari ward of the metropolis, which led to the killing of one of the sect members, even as he added that an AK47 Rifle and some explosives were recovered.

In a related development, at about 3:30 am, an Operation condone and search was conducted in Wulari of the metropolis, in which the JTF succeeded in arresting 13 suspected members of the sect who are now being investigated.

Similarly, Sagir stated that the JTF after receiving a distress call in Gomari ward at about 2:18am responded to it which they engaged some armed robbers in a shoot out which led to the killing of 3 of the suspected armed robbers., pointing out that, items recovered from them include 1  pistol, a dane gun and 3 machetes.

He therefore urged the general public to cooperate with the security agencies in their quest of tackling the Boko Harm and other insurgencies affecting the state.

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