The men of the Joint Task Force (JTF) today killed a man suspected to be a member of the Boko Haram who planted a bomb around the Sport Complex in Ramat Square area of Maiduguri shortly after a blast in the area.
Spokesman of the JTF, Lt. Col Sagir who disclosed this in a statement said the Boko Haram member concealed an Explosive Device in a wheel borrow before it exploded around 8:35am today.
According to him, the sect member was killed by troops of the JTF while attempting to escape, adding that no other casualty was recorded from the blast. "The area have been cordoned off and swept by the bomb disposal arm of the task force,’’ he added.
The spokesman also said that the task force discovered another bomb in Sabon Layi, Gwange area of the metropolis around 11:40am today before detonating it.