June 18, 2016 – 2 Boko Haram Suicide Bombers Shot Dead In Maiduguri While Targeting Crowded Areas
Two suicide bombers targeting crowded areas have been intercepted and killed by youth vigilante called Civilian JTF in a community in Maiduguri.
Residents of Kushari, a rustic settlement west of Maiduguri saw two strange fellows loitering around a street in the area in the early hours of yesterday and quickly alerted the Civilian JTF in the area, Saleh Mohammed, a resident told our reporters.
“The two men dressed in an unusual way. They were in jeans and shirts with another top. They appeared restless and people immediately noticed they were not from the area hence the curiosity of the residents. We alerted the Civilian JTF but the two men started running as soon as they saw the CJTF, “ he disclosed.
He said the CJTF quickly pursued the suspected bombers who fell while their improvised explosive devices strapped on their bodies were exposed. “The CJTF opened fire on them killing the two,” he added .
A top leader of the CJTF who preferred anonymity confirmed the incident, saying the bombers suspected to be Boko Haram members were targeting crowded areas within the community.