JTF kill top Boko Haram commander

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.

The JTF Spokesman Leuitenant Colonel Sagir
Musa in Maiduguri last night 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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