Boko Haram terrorists killed in Nigeria
As per latest report, 35 Boko Haram terrorist, members of a radical Islamist sect killed along with a key commander and 156 others arrested by Nigerian military during a shootouts in Damaturu, in northern Nigeria.
The area was under the assault by Boko Haram, which wants to install an Islamic state in northern Nigeria, had been deployed with 300 improvised explosive devices, 25 bands of riffles AK 47 and other explosive weapons, media report said.
Confirming the report, Brigade General John Nwoaga told reporters, “The kingpin was shot in a fire fight with soldiers while resisting arrest.”
During gunfight between the Joint Task Force and terrorists, 24-hour curfews were implemented on Damaturu as indicating more risk of terror of Islamist group having links with other jihadist group such as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb and in northern Mali.
“Thirty-five terrorists were killed in the fight while several others were arrested … two JTF men were injured,” JTF spokesman Eli Lazarus said in a statement.
An officials report about recent attack by a suicide car bomber outside a Catholic church in northern Nigeria on Sunday which left two people dead and 46 wounded revealed that this blast triggered under Boko Haram’s attacks.