Monday, July 11, 2011

Boko Haram - 30 Gunned Down in Military Operation

This Day
11 July 2011

And the bloodbath continues. Saturday night, 30 persons, including a 13-year-old boy, were killed during a joint military and police operation against Boko Haram in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.

In Suleja, Niger State, a blast targeted at a church led to the death of four persons, with many injured.

"At about 19:30 a patrol team of the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) was attacked with improvised explosive devices and several gunshots from a building in a bus park," Colonel Victor Ebhaleme, speaking for the task force, told the media Sunday.

Commander of the JTF, Maj. Gen. Nwachukwu Nwaogbo, said security forces launched a search operation after two suspected members threw two homemade bombs at patrol cars from a moving bus, injuring five soldiers.

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