Operatives of JTF Monday night in Kano raided the residence of suspected top media coordinator of radical Islamist group at Rimi Kebe and Rijayar’zaki general area of the municipality and recovered arms, ammunition.
In what look like a coordinated military operation by the JTF resulted in the arrest and killing of a top media coordinator Monday morning in Kano and product of preliminary investigation by the troop to secure the ancient city under heavy military presence.
A statement by the Spokesman of Joint Military Taskforce in Kano, Lt Ikediche Iweha, titled “update on capture of Boko Haram terrorists on 17th September 2012, copy made available to Vanguard “this latest encounter with the terrorist group has foiled its planned attack to wreck havoc on the good people of Kano state.
JTF stated that the raid has equally further “depleted the capacity of the terrorist group to operate”, as it expressed its resolve to continue to work assiduously towards the protection of lives and property in the state.
Giving an insight into the latest operation on the “heavily wired IED’s hideout” Lt Ikediche Iweha revealed that the heavy weaponry, bombs, and media related hard and soft ware were recovered.
According to the JTF spokesman, two AK 47 rifles, two Pump Action Rifles, one Berretta Rifle, one Smoke Discharger, 433 rounds of 7.62 Nato ammunition, 80 rounds of 7.62 special ammunition, two AK 47 magazines, 36 Prepared IEDs, 13 Laptops, two motorcycles.Continue reading