March 6, 2012 – Joint Task Force kills 3 Boko Haramists
According to the nation investigation six Boko Haram members had attempted to set ablaze Lamisula Secondary School in the metropolis.
But acting on a tip off, the JTF took pre–emptive steps to prevent the arson. A reliable source, who spoke in confidence, said: “Of recent, Boko Haram members have been attacking schools and the development has forced the JTF to re-strategise.
“The JTF has risen to the fresh challenge and those behind attacks on schools will soon be fished out.
“On Sunday, March 4 about 22.40hrs, at Lamisula Secondary School in the Maiduguri metropolis, following intelligence report, the JTF operatives laid ambush for suspected Boko Haram arsonists who were to set the school ablaze.
“In the process, three suspects were killed, one injured and two arrested. They had earlier been repelled at Ganam Primary School, also in the Maiduguri metropolis.
“Those arrested might be relocated to Abuja for a comprehensive investigation. It was a major breakthrough to have caught Boko Haram members in the act.”
Another source said: “Security agencies have been directed to guard all schools because Boko Haram members do not want pupils to attend schools.
“We know that the sect is trying to intimidate the public and show that the state is unsafe. Yet, the situation on ground is completely different.”