Nigerian Forces Kills 2 Islamic Militants - Maiduguri

Nigerian Forces have yesterday shot dead two suspected Islamic sect members (Boko Haram) who allegedly attacked and killed five bakery workers Thursday morning in north eastern city of Maiduguri, Borno State, a Military official has said.

Field Operations Officer of the Joint Task Force, JTF, in the state, Colonel Victor Ebhaleme confirmed the incident on telephone yesterday.

He said “ the suspeted boko haram Islamic sect were killed in a shoot out with the military”
”As soon as we got information that a bakery was attacked by suspected boko haram members where five people were shot dead, we immediately reinforced security in and around the area.

We conducted a thorough search in the area which inconvenienced the suspected members who started shooting in a bid to escape before they were shot dead by my men.” Colonel Ebhaleme said.

Ebhaleme said there was no casualty on the side of the military and assured residents of their safety noting that “we are more that ever ready the crush Boko Haram.’’

He said items recoverd from thosr killed, according to Colonel Ebhaleme include “ 2 AK 47 riffles with 20 rounds of ammunition.”

Nigerian Forces Kills 2 Islamic Militants - Maiduguri