JTF kill top Boko Haram commander

BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI
Mohammed Chad, a top Boko Haram Commander and an indigene of Marte Local Government Area of  Borno State who has been on the wanted list of the Joint Task Force (JTF) has been killed in a shootout with JTF and men of the SSS at Ruwan Zafi of Maiduguri Metropolis in Borno.

In a press statement signed and issued to newsmen in Maiduguri last night by the JTF Spokesman Leuitenant Colonel Sagir Musa said, a special operation was conducted  at Ruwan – Zafi area of Maiduguri metropolis by troops of the JTF Operation RESTORE ORDER and operatives of the department of State  Security Service (SSS) at about 3:00 am on Friday 26 April, 2013   “led to the death of a notorious Boko Haram terrorist a.k.a Mohammed Chad, an indigene of Marte, Borno State that  has been on the wanted list of the JTF”.

He added that intelligence indicated that he was involved in the planning/execution of many terror attacks in and outside Borno State. For instance, he masterminded the attack on Sanda Kyarimi Secondary Schools located at Ruwan Zafi, where they killed a teacher and injured 3 female students on 18 March 13.

Sagir however stated that the suspect is believed to be the successor to Ba,ana Assalafi a key Boko Haram Commander that lost his life during a shoot out with security agencies in Sokoto on 13 March 2013.

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