JTF kills two terrorists; intercepts rocket launchers,10 rocket bombs

Posted: July 31, 2012 in Security

The Joint Task Force (JTF) on Operation Restore Order (ORO) on Tuesday said it killed two suspected terrorists in Monguno Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State.

The JTF Spokesman, Lt.-Col.Sagir Musa, stated this while briefing newsmen in Maiduguri.

He said the JTF also intercepted large quantities of arms from the suspected terrorists during the operation.

Musa also said the two suspected terrorists who were escorting the consignment died in an exchange of fire with security men.

“The arms included eight rocket launchers, 10 rocket bombs, 10 rocket chargers, two AK 47 rifles and 13 magazines.”

He said that the arms were concealed in a blue Toyota Hilux vehicle heading towards Maiduguri.

“The JTF in conjunction with the Department of State Service, the Multi National Joint Task Force intercepted large consignment of arms and ammunitions.

“The consignment was intercepted at Daban Masara in Monguno Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno based on intelligence report.

“The large consignment of arms was being moved from Baga Masara heading towards Maiduguri in a blue hilux vehicle.

“The JTF wishes to appeal to members of the public to provide useful information to security agencies in order to stop the isolated killings in the state.”

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