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Boko Haram Vs JTF Fight: Bomb Explosions, Gunshots Rock Maiduguri, Borno State – Several Killed

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Boko Haram Vs JTF Fight: Bomb Explosions, Gunshots Rock Maiduguri, Borno State – Several Killed

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Feb 23, 2013 – Boko Haram Vs Joint Task Force Fight: Bomb Explosions, Gunshots Rock Maiduguri, Borno State; Several Killed

Maiduguri, again, witnessed heavy bombardment of gunshots and bomb explosions Thursday night, as the Joint Task Force troops engaged Boko Haram men in fierce battle which lasted all night. Many people were reported killed in the gun duel.

Police sources said some gunmen believed to be Boko Haram had stormed the Ibrahim Taiwo Area Command headquarters along Baga Road on Thursday night, in a bid to attack the building, almost an hour after the 9pm curfew time.

Men of the JTF were said to have been immediately deployed to the area, leading to a bloody battle with the sect. “Some of the attackers died during the exchange of fire and a few may have also fled,” a security source hinted. Most residents said they were kept awake by the booming guns and deafening sound believed to be from bomb explosion. “It was a terrifying experience because nobody could sleep in my house till day break.

We thought the situation was improving, but the Thursday incident was a bad experience that all is far from being well with this place,” one of the residents from the South East, who lives around Baga road, told Saturday Sun. He said about 22 bomb blasts occurred in the night and early morning yesterday.

“I counted about 22 times when the explosion went off,” the resident claimed. Most residents said they were gripped with fear, as the sound from the bomb blasts permeated the otherwise silent night.

Also, North East information officer of the National Emergency Management. (NEMA), Abdulkadri Ibrahim, said several bomb blasts were heard around Baga road in the metropolis. Police Public Relations Officer of the Borno Command, Gideon Jubril, a deputy Superintendent of Police, said the gunmen attempted to attack the police area command but the attack was repelled.

He disclosed that “many of the attackers died during an exchange of fire,” but said he could not give details of the casualty. Meanwhile, there was no official statement from the JTF as at the time of going to press.

Its spokesman, Lt Col Sagir Musa, could not be reached on his mobile phone, as at press time.

[By Timothy Olanrewaju, Daily Sun]

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  1. Mazino

    February 23, 2013 at 5:54 AM

    This is serious o

  2. okum joseph

    February 23, 2013 at 6:19 AM

    they shud invite military men 2 join Jtf nd fight they mst suremnda u ppl try bt wok mor hada 2 eliminate dem

  3. Awesome Kizito

    February 23, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    President Jonathan should do something,dis is really getin outta hand

  4. lawee

    February 23, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    mhmm this is not funy any more again,pls how is this guns still entering to this country? And hope we don’t need the help of UN

  5. tina

    February 23, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Kill dem all no mercy stupid and heartless bokoharamist.

  6. Abayomi

    February 23, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Their days are number in Jesus name

  7. mohamed

    February 23, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    mr persident pls get solution for bokoaram problem

  8. Dickson

    February 23, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Terrorists should be persecuted and sentenced to death when caught

  9. Idowu

    February 23, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    One day we shall sing a new song in nigeria;a song that is different from gunmen,boko haram, kidnapping,armed robbery etc. In Jesus name.

  10. Olu Ademola

    February 23, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    All we need is that government should spend more money on intelligence services.
    They should empower the State Security Services (DSS), the Nigeria Police Department of CIB or FBI, & the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI).
    If all these agencies are trained & empowered with d state of d art equipments, d boko haram will b reduced to nothing bcos, it will b easy for d security agents to get them b4 they carry out their plans.

  11. Bayo

    February 24, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    And with that you wants this their leader to be president of Nigeria. Impossible BUHARI Will never be president unless he confess and request for forgiveness from Nigerians for killing the innocent people.

  12. Adegbesamuel

    February 24, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    When their children are all finish, they will then produce shekau & that will end boko haram. What a tragedy, a big loss & waste of human resources.

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