Boko Haram kills LG boss, loses 3 members
It was gathered that the gunmen had stormed his residence on Sunday afternoon and shot him severally and fled as soon as they killed the council boss.
Joint Task Force (JTF), Lt-Col Sagir Musa who confirmed the attack, through a statement noted that the “Assasins fled with the deceased Toyota Camry Car, red in colour with registration number Borno AH 926JRE and drove towards Jere axis. Efforts to apprehend the culprits have since been intensified.”
Musa however revealed that the JTF also killed two suspected Boko Haram men around the Vita Foam Company at Bayan Quarters area of Maiduguri about 30 minutes before the council boss was killed. Col Musa said the incident happened when the JTF men heard sporadic gunshots around the area, adding that the men of the task force had to move to the area to ascertain the cause of the gunshots.
His words: “On sighting the troops, the terrorists shot at them and that led to exchange of fire which killed two Boko Haram terrorists.” Items recovered, according to JTF, include a dane gun, one AK47 rifle with eight rounds of 7.62mm rounds of special ammunition and two Nokia handsets.
He claimed there was no casualty on JTF’s side. But in the neighbouring Yobe State, two policemen were injured when gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram attacked two police stations. The men stormed the Nangere and Potiskum police stations at the weekend even as the police in Yobe said they killed one of the attackers.