Leadership (Abuja)

18 January 2013

Nigeria: JTF Kill Three Suspected Boko Haram Members, Arrest One in Kano

The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Kano has killed three suspected members of the Boko Haram in a gun battle at Dorawa Quarters in Kumbotso Local Government Area of the State.

An eye witness, Muhammad Saminu, said he saw the JTF men mounting road and searching every car passing including passengers and their personal belongings apparently in search of the gunmen.

Another source said he saw some people who drove in a red Gulf car attacked men of the JTF and ran away.

A policeman who pleaded anonymity said the JTF trailed the runaway gunmen and killed three of them and arrested one.

The JTF could not be reached for confirmation, but the Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Magajin Musa Majia said the operation was carried out by the JTF.

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