Monday, 16 September 2013

# Africa News # Boko Haram

JTF kills six, arrest 11 suspected B’Haram members

 Culled from Punch.
No fewer than six suspected members of Boko Haram were killed and another 11 arrested by the Joint Task Force on Sunday.

A military commander on Sunday, said vigilantes in northeastern Nigeria captured the 11 suspected members of the Boko Haram sect and handed them over to the army.

He added that four of the suspects died of injuries they sustained on Saturday night when they engaged members of the JTF in a gun battle.

“The youth vigilantes mobilised from Maiduguri to Michika in pursuit of six Boko Haram terrorists who fled from Bama and succeeded in arresting them along with five other terrorists hosting them,” he told AFP. Continue...
In a related development, the Commanding Officer of Special Operation Battalion, Mubi, Lt.- Col. Beyidi Martins confirmed the arrest of the 11 suspected Boko Haram insurgents  in Michika, Adamawa State.

He said six of the suspects were taken to Maiduguri, while two of the remaining five brought to Mubi died while trying to resist arrest.

“Two of the remaining three also died today (Sunday) from injuries inflicted on them by the civilian JTF. One is still alive and is being interrogated,’’ Martins said.

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