3 December 2012

Nigeria: JTF - We Killed Boko Haram Commander On Wanted List

Al Jazeera spent several days in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, which is the epicentre of Boko Haram's insurgency. Our correspondent, Yvonne Ndege ... ( Resource: Boko Haram Suspected in Deadly Nigeria Attack )

Maiduguri — The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno State yesterday said its men have killed one of the Boko Haram commanders on its wanted list and gave his name as Abdulkareem Ibrahim.

Spokesman of the JTF, Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa who stated this in an emailed statement sent to newsmen said a special raid operation was carried out along Damboa - Biu road by the JTF, members of the Department of State Security and the Nigeria Police Force Dog Section.

"During the operations and in the ensuring fire fight, Abdulkareem Ibrahim and two of his sub Commanders were killed and an AK47 rifle with other arms and ammunition were recovered.

"Abdulkareem was a notorious terrorist commander who has been responsible for the recent spates of assassinations and bomb attacks in Maiduguri. He is one of the top "Amirs" (commander) recently declared in the Bounty list released by the JTF to members of the public," the statement said.

Sagir said the raid was a follow up operations to the one conducted at Bulabulin area of Maiduguri on 29 November 2012, where the JTF lost a personnel with one other injured.

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